According to the latest reports from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed until late 2014 or even early 2015. The reasons for such a delay are probably connected with manufacturing difficulties. These difficulties include the production of the smartphone front and rear panels.
It is Sunday again, so looks like it's high time I told you about the most interesting stories of the past seven days.
As you may have noticed, most of the posts deal with Apple's long-anticipated iPhone 6 and the iWatch. According to the latest rumors, the first gadget will be equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor. The mass-production of the handset will start later this month. If to speak about Apple's smartwatch, we shall see it no sooner than in the fourth quarter of 2014. The mass-production will reportedly begin in November.
Photos showing first working iPhone 6 clones have recently surfaced on the Internet. The device depicted on the mages is based on the leaked schematics and components that began appearing on the Internet several months ago.
According to what nowhereelse.fr writes, what we actually see is a device assembled by an unknown Chinese firm, which is working on Android. It would be interesting to see how Apple reacts to this model.
Samsung has released two anti-iPad Air ads. The first one bashes the lack of true multitasking and the so-called ‘Split Screen’ mode on Apple’s tablet and the second one claims that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S’s Super AMOLED display is better than the LCD display of the iPad Air. Both ads are available below, so you can watch them and tell me what do you think in the comments section.
Set Solution has recently published a new video showing the mockup of Apple’s upcoming iWatch. The model created by company’s experts, features interchangeable colorful bands and a special base for wireless charging. If not to take into consideration these minor changes, this is the same concept of the 2.5-inch iWatch we saw earlier this month. Anyway, the video is available below, so you may take a look if you want.
According to the most recent rumors, Apple’s next-generation A8 processor won’t be quad-core as was reported earlier. As noted by several supply chain sources, the chip will boast of the clock speed of at least 2GHz, but will remain dual-core.
A video appeared on the Internet this week that shows the alleged sapphire-covered iPhone 6 front panel being put through various stress tests. The video is available below, so you may take a look at it right now.
Another iPhone 6 part appeared on the Internet today. It’s an LCD shielding that separates the display from other internal parts of the smartphone. While it is still unknown if the part from the image is original or it’s just a mockup, it looks similar to the LCD shielding found in Apple’s iPhone 5s. The main difference is the size: the leaked part is larger, which indicates that it is designed to fit the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Take a look at the photo below and you’ll understand what I mean.
According to a new report from a well-known and usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch won’t enter mass-production until November. Previously, it was believed that the manufacture of the smartwatch would start in September.
Looks like the development of the iWatch turned out to be more difficult than the guys from Cupertino expected. There are several reasons for that, namely, a new curved AMOLED screen, a sapphire cover etc.
According to Taiwan's Business Weekly, Apple has placed a huge amount of orders for the iPhone 6. In fact, the number of handsets the guys from Cupertino are planning to sell in the first weeks after the release is nearly 68 million.
A couple of images and a video have recently appeared on the Internet that show a 'real iPhone 6 body'. The leaked part was first spotted on a Feld & Volk Facebook page.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has recently began shipping processors for Apple’s long-anticipated iPhone 6. The chips are now moving towards the plants where the handsets will be assembled.
Earlier this week I told you that Foxconn executives are planning to replace several thousands of workers with robots. Looks like I was mistaken as according to a new report from Asia, Foxconn’s so-called Foxbots will only assist assembly line workers. While this is a massive step forward, it is still too early to talk about the fundamental changes in the iPhone manufacturing process.
More and more evidence appear on the Internet, which prove that Apple is indeed working on its own wearable device called the iWatch. Moreover, everything points to the release of the smartwatch this fall.
According to a new report from a research firm ABI Research, Apple's iPhone 5s is currently the world’s top selling smartphone. The second, the third and the fourth places in the rating are occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 LTE respectively. The last spot in the Top 5 ranking was given to the iPhone 4S.