According to the latest reports from Asian sources, Apple’s next-generation iPad mini Air will be 30% thinner than the current model. It should be noted, however, that such a rumor has been first spotted in the Taiwan's United Daily News newspaper, so I suggest that you should take it with a few pinches of salt.
It is Sunday today and this means that I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at them.
A couple of new photos showing something what appears to be a battery for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 appeared on the Internet earlier this week. The leaked part differs greatly from the batteries for the older iPhone models as it has a truly unique shape and thickness. Well, you can see that yourself.
A new video showing something what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire front panel has been recently posted to YouTube by Unbox Therapy. In the short clip, which is available below, you may see Joe Rogan shooting the front panel with an arrow.
New photos showing a Lightning port, a microphone flex cable and a headphone jack for the upcoming iPhone 6 appeared on the Internet earlier today. The images were published to the MacX forum by a user, who claims he received them from a Foxconn worker, who is currently engaged in the production of the iPhone. Well, I think we should take these photos with a few pinches of salt, even though they look legitimate.
The guys from Cupertino may be forced to postpone the release of their long-anticipated 12-inch MacBook due to the Broadwell delays caused by Intel. Well, at least this is what Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reporters write. They claim that the laptop will hit the store shelves no sooner than at the very end of 2014 or even in 2015.
According to the video posted to YouTube by Marques Brownlee, the front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 seems to be made of the next-generation Gorilla Glass or a kind material with a thin sapphire coating and not entirely of sapphire, as it was reported earlier.
As noted by Asian insiders, the mass-production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will start next week. Moreover, the same sources claim that Foxconn will start assembling the 5.5-inch handset as soon as August, which indicates that there are still some chances that the smartphone will hit the store shelves this fall and not in the first quarter of 2015, as it was reported earlier.
According to the recent reports from reliable sources, Apple expanded its Apple ID two-step verification feature to 48 new countries. Now the users from 59 countries all over the world have an opportunity to set up the two-step authentication on their iPhones and iPads.
According to the latest rumors and images posted to Twitter earlier today, the construction of Apple’s new Spaceship campus continues at an incredible speed. In fact, as can be seen on the photo below, the perimeter walls of the massive circular building are nearly ready. This indicates that the workers have began working much faster.
Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a 13-megapixel camera manufactured by Sony. This sensor will be capable of shooting high-quality images and recording 1080p videos, sources familiar with the matter claim.
New photos showing something very similar to the battery for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 appeared on the Internet earlier today. As you may see on the image below, the battery has a capacity of 1,810 mAh. If to compare this battery to the battery found inside of the iPhone 5s, we may see that its capacity only slightly higher as the capacity of the current Apple’s smartphone.
According to the latest rumors, Samsung will become the manufacturer of the A-series chips for Apple’s gadgets in 2015, not Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company as it was reported earlier. Today’s report comes from Reuters and cites KGI Securities analyst Michael Liu, who have reportedly talked to TSMC investors, so I think we can believe it.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino will make the next iOS 8 beta available for registered developers on Monday, July 21st. The fourth beta is expected to be seeded two weeks after the third one, breaking the usual three-week interval between the releases of new versions of Apple’s mobile operating system.
A couple of images showing something very similar to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for Apple’s iPhone 6 surfaced on the French website Nowwhereelse.fr. As we may see on the photos, the leaked part looks similar to the sensor found inside of the iPhone 5s. Apart from the sensor, there’s also a flex cable.