As you probably know, Apple is currently working on its own mobile payment system based on the Near Field Communications technology. This is probably the main reason for the inclusion of the NFC chip to the company's new handset. Such a system will allow iPhone 6 users to make fast and secured purchases.
It is Sunday today and that means I have to tell you about the most popular posts of the past seven days. There're many interesting articles, so let's not waste time and take a look at them.
According to the latest report from Re/code, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to set a price tag for the upcoming iWatch at about $400. It should be noted, however, that there will be iWatch models with lower and higher prices. The cost of the long-anticipated wearable device will reportedly depend on the size of its display and hardware differences.
Luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk has recently shared a video of what appears to be partially working iPhone 6. The firm representatives say that they managed to assemble the device shown below from the leaked parts they got from Apple's suppliers.
According to the images showing an assembled logic board from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 shared by Feld & Volk and a well-known analyst Sonny Dickson, the new A8 processor may indeed get 1GB of RAM. The photos once again prove the rumor, which surfaced on the Internet earlier this month. Nevertheless, keep in mind that the legitimacy of the images haven’t yet been confirmed by the guys from Cupertino.
According to the images that were shared on Friday by Feld & Volk, the next-generation iPhone will be indeed equipped with Qualcomm's MDM9625M LTE modem. The photos show us a fully-assembled iPhone 6 logic board with an A8 processor and some other interior parts of the device.
A couple of new high-resolution images have recently appeared on the Internet. These leaked photos show us something very similar to the iPhone 6 back panel with rear bands colored in a different way to fit the rest of the handset. This indicates that Apple's next-generation iPhone may indeed come in several colors, just like its predecessor. The images showing a leaked part for Apple's new handset have been first spotted on Nowhereelse.fr.
Although you may be tired of the posts connected with the upcoming iPhone 6 and its support of the Near Field Communication technology (NFC), I feel that I have to share a new rumor with you. This rumor suggests that the next-generation handset will indeed get a chip that supports the new NFC standard that is yet to be launched. Moreover, people familiar with the matter believe that a Dutch firm called NXP will become the manufacturer of the chip.
Several new rumors have recently appeared online, which deal with the new A8 chip that is expected to be added to the iPhone 6. According to these rumors, the processor will remain dual-core, however, it will feature a speed of 2.0 GHz or even more. Making a processor for the new flagship dual-core and not quad-core is rather a strange step. Nevertheless, we all know that even such a weak at the first glance SoC copes with the required tasks better than the chips with multiple cores found inside of the rivals' smartphones.
Apple has officially announced a press event for September 9th at which the company is expected to unveil two next generation iPhones and a new wearable device.
The event starts at 10:00 a.m PST like usual; however, the Loop notes that it is being held in a different location.
Several new images have recently appeared on the Internet that show us new leaked components for the upcoming iPhone 6. These parts include SIM card trays, home buttons, new embedded Apple logo, internal speaker and a vibrator motor. The images have been first spotted on Nowhereelse.fr, so I guess we can believe them.
As noted by people familiar with the matter, the handset will come in three different colors, namely, space grey, gold and silver. Moreover, it will feature an updated Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a faster A8 processor and a number of other improvements. The design of the gadget will be very similar to the design of the iPhone 5s. The most conspicuous difference will be the size of the iPhone.
As noted by Digitimes reporters, Apple may launch an updated MacBook model at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2015. The reporters cite Chinese supply chain sources and claim that the laptop will become slightly thinner. Moreover, they say that the manufacture of some components for the device has already begun.
As you probably know, because of the new larger MacBook model, the guys from Cupertino are expected to stop the production of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Air. Although these are only rumors now, I don't think such a decision of Apple's executives will be a tragedy for Apple fans.
Looks like the guys from Cupertino are indeed planning to announce their widely-rumored wearable device this year. However, according to what Re/code reporters write, the big event will take place not in October, as it was mentioned earlier, but in September, alongside the iPhone 6 release.
iWatch is a long-anticipated smartwatch that is expected to come in several different sizes and color options. It will boast of a number of sensors capable of monitoring the state of health of the user and measuring his or her level of fitness.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the guys from Cupertino will release their long-anticipated iPad Pro with a massive 12.9-inch display as soon as in early 2015. The reporters claim that they got the news about the release of the new tablet from reliable supply chain sources, so I guess we can believe them.
According to what Apple shared on Tuesday, iAds have recently become available in Russia and Switzerland with several new features like full-screen banners and pre-roll video. These features will allow the ad makers to earn more, so I guess adding them is a huge step forward.