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The rumors are in full throttle mode as we move towards the day of the launch of the upcoming iPhone 6. The newer iPhone walking on the footsteps of the older one is being leaked in a similar fashion, this time around it’s front jacket has been snapped.
Leaks that are generated from Asian factories should always be taken with a grain of salt since their credibility is always doubtful. If this image turns out to be true, this means that Apple is really getting in the recent trend of big size smartphones that it is expected to.
We are confident about the fact that there would be numerous leaks before D-day, so be sure to check back!
Apple is rumored to make more than one new iPhone this year with the later being 5.5″ inches tall. Obviously with the added real estate, if the pixel density is to stay the same then the resolution has to increase.
KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a 1334×750 Retina display at 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5″ will see a 1920×1080 screen at 401 PPI. While this means that at 326 PPI display of the 4.7-inch model retains the current resolution that we find in the iPhone 5s, the latter one will have a different resolution altogether.
On the specs side the predictions are that it will be housing the same awesome Touch ID technology with a latest A8 processor with 1 GB of RAM and a 10 to 20 percent narrower bezel but still the same 8 Megapixel camera.
The more we read about iOS 8 and learn how Apple is targeting fitness with deeper integration in the system, the more we get confident about the fact that the iWatch is not far away from seeing the light of day.
While the wearable tech. scenario is not new anymore considering that the competition is already catching up, with the latest announcement of Android Wear and partners like Motorola and LG, things are more heated up then ever. So how is Apple planning to differentiate themselves? The latest rumor suggests and interesting addition of a UV sensor which shall help users from getting excessive exposure to sun and avoid unnecessary sunburn.
According to the source, the device will include a special chip to measure this:
These chips measure UV exposure to aid those with elevated risk of sunburn or just a general concern about excessive sun exposure, and we believe they may be of appealing to OEMs looking to differentiate in a crowded market. To that end, while these products have seen little public hype thus far, we believe SLAB has a win in Apple’s upcoming iWatch (late 2H14 or early 2015).
The last line does sort of give you an idea about when we should be expecting the iWatch!
It has been the ground where iconic Macs and the iPhones have been released, so what do we expect this WWDC to bring? Well, just like last year, Tim Cook’s keynote speech would bring along with it, the iOS 8 / iOS 7.x whatever it may be called to be released. On the hardware side of things, mystery of the new iPhone might not be unraveled so soon with the latest rumors suggesting a September launch.
While there is a long expected and rumored iWatch due to be released, and since this is a developer conference we may see the actual hardware itself with tools for developers.
Today we find a patent for the bayonet application that offers more concrete information as to how Apple plans to pull it off. The bayonet should probably be able to help snap on and off the lens. Obviously, registering a patent doesn’t make it mandatory for it to make it to the next iPhone, but seeing the number of experiments Apple is heard to be performing, it shouldn’t definitely be ruled out.
There wearable space in the tech industry is the hottest spot to be at, and every giant in the industry is trying their best to deliver the most seemless and friendly experience onto their users wrists, faces and what not.
The Financial Times says that Apple has been in direct contact with many employees from Swiss watchmaker Hublot, and has met little success in actually getting anybody interested. The report has Hublot executives speaking directly about the matter, and stating that:
“Apple has contacted some of my employees – I saw the emails personally,” Mr Biver told a Swiss publication, claiming that all those who had been contacted refused the iPhone maker’s advances.”
This leaves many folks out there in deep concern since people interested in getting themselves a piece of wearable tech were expecting Apple to come out with something big, seeing them struggling is disappointing.
For the next big launch of this year, people have started their guesses, it’s time for some rumors to step in, beginning with WWDC 2014 which was earlier expected to be held in June but more and more rumors say, no luck till September!
Sources from Japan are claiming that we shouldn’t expect a launch for the iPhone 6 smartphones before September of this year. The reason why these rumors are credible is because these are the same exact Japanese sources that gave the exact announcement date for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013.
If Apple wants to retain mindshare, they better act fast because HTC and Samsung already have!
The upcoming iPhone is hot property right now and it is rightly enough getting it’s share of leaks and rumors. The latest one about it’s possible camera sensor, states that it might not be about megapixels if any for the next iPhone.
On the technical side, although each iteration of the iPhone did bring significant improvements to it’s camera, they have still been the same 8 Megapixel shots since the 4s. For another herd of peeps who always rant about Megapixels are not the way to go, quality is, well, Apple thinks the same, at least that’s what a report says. The new iPhone 6 may have the same 8 Megapixel output with upgrades purely in the optics and image quality department.
At times when 20 , 41 and even 50 MP benchmarks have been reached, do you think it is okay to carry around an 8 MP camera on your iPhone?
The Healthbook app is a distillation of the ongoing buzz of smartphones that should have extensive health monitoring onboard. The software borrows cues from Apple’s current Passbook application, but with cards for different aspects of a user’s health instead of for loyalty cards, boarding passes, etc.
As we can see Activity and Weight tracking, as well as sleep and diet, work like existing solutions, as mentioned, but advanced applications like blood sugar monitoring would require additional hardware. Is this a third party accessory or will an Apple made iWatch to be it’s feed, we know not.
Another interesting addition is the ‘Emergency card’, which provides users with a new way to save their biological and biographical details. This can also be set to feature emergency contact info in case of an accident, and 9to5Mac speculates that it will be made available from a device’s lock screen, just like the emergency dialer feature is now.
Are you excited for iOS 8, what is the number one must have feature according to you?!
Apple has consistently been breaking it’s sales records with every iteration of their iPhone; rumors about the new iPhone 6 seem to be building since Apple has said that there will be a couple of rather new changes that they would be implementing this time over(maybe like every time that they do?)
Foxconn electronics, major manufacturer for Apple’s higher-end iPhones, is apparently expecting orders of as much as 90 million iPhone 6 units in 2014 according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times, which cited data from Citigroup Global Markets as indicating. To give you a perspective, the growth in 2013 was 13%, what this news would mean is that growth could be as much as 23%.