As you probably know, Apple's iPhone 5s features a small chip called M7, which allows the handset to cope with difficult tasks, for example, modern graphics in new games, without any troubles. According to an image that was shared by a Chinese website GeekBar, the next-generation iPhone may get something like the M7 chip as well.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them.
Alongside the updated Lightning cable with reversible USB connector, which has been recently spotted online, the guys from Cupertino may be planning to release a new charger. An image that proves such a rumor has surfaced on a Chinese social network Weibo. You can take a look at this photo below.
Following several previous reports that dealt with the next-generation iPhone screen resolution, a new one appeared on the Internet on Saturday. The report comes from a reliable journalist John Gruber and suggests that the 4.7-inch handset will feature a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. As to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, it will boast of resolution of 2208 x 1242 pixels with a density of 461 ppi. It should be noted, however, that this piece of news hasn't been confirmed by Apple's suppliers or other reliable sources yet.
Apple will soon launch an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. The guys from Cupertino have reportedly found out that some of the handsets manufactured and sold between September 2012 and January 2013 may encounter problems that affect the battery life.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, iOS 7 is currently installed on 91% of working devices. This means that the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system has a lower level of fragmentation if compared to Android, the latest version of which is installed only on nearly 21% of the smartphones. The data that deals with the rate of adoption of new versions of popular operating systems and the level of their fragmentation has been recently shared by a research firm called OpenSignal.
Several new images appeared on the Internet on Friday that show us both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models. It should be noted that these are not actual photos of the handsets, but something like the prototype renderings. What is interesting about the smartphones shown on these renderings is that both of them feature protruding camera lenses and all-aluminum rear panels. Moreover, there is a chart near the two devices, which shows us sizes of the long-anticipated gadgets. You'd better take a look yourself.
According to what Reuters reporters write, Apple's suppliers have encountered some manufacturing difficulties that deal with the production of displays for the upcoming iPhone. As noted in the latest report, earlier this year, the guys from Cupertino decided to change the backlight film component and this led to the delay. After the new component was ready, Apple once again changed its requirements and said it would use the older version of the display.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the guys from Cupertino are currently in talks with major U.S. insurance companies, which include UnitedHealth and Humana, over the possibility of using the HealthKit platform. Apple says that this platform can be utilized for collecting data required for insurance firms and various medical providers.
Several images showing something what appears to be a back panel for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 have been spotted online today. The photos have been first published on Evasi0njailbreak. The panel looks just like the panel for the 4.7-inch handset and features the same cutout for the new Apple logo, new antenna breaks and the holes for camera and LED flash. The only notable difference is the size of today’s back shell.
A bunch of new rumors appeared on the Internet today that deal with Apple’s iPad Air 2, new iPad mini and the long-anticipated iWatch. According to a report from Technews.tw, the next-generation iPad Air may get 2GB of RAM and the iWatch will be equipped with 8GB of flash storage and 512MB of RAM.
According to the latest leaked schematics shared by GeekBar, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to release a 128GB iPhone 6 model. If the schematics are legitimate, in September we may see three devices: with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of memory on board. Yes, this is not a mistake. As you can see on the image below, the 32GB iPhone 6 model is missing from the list, so looks like there will be no iPhone with such an amount of memory.
According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporter Mark Gurman and an image posted to Instagram by the firm called Feld & Volk, Apple’s next-generation iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays may get screen resolutions of 1472 x 828 pixels. While earlier it was reported that the new handsets will boast of the resolution of 1704 x 960 pixels, the aforementioned reporter managed to find some other proofs that confirm the new resolution. The proofs have been found in the latest Xcode 6 beta.
Several new images have recently appeared on the Internet that show us something very similar to the partially assembled iPhone 6. The images have been shared by a luxury modified iPhone seller called Feld & Volk. They are available below.
Earlier this year, a rumor appeared online that suggested that the guys from Cupertino were planning to open a retail store in the United Arab Emirates. Looks like Apple hasn’t changed its plans.