News tagged ‘rumors’
As noted in the latest report from The New York Times, Apple's long-anticipated iWatch will boast of flexible screen and wireless charging. The display of the wearable device will get a sapphire cover. Moreover, the same report suggests that the upcoming iPhone 6 will offer its users a one-hand mode. The reporters cite supply chain insiders, or, how they call them, "people knowledgeable about the product".
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple's suppliers are currently ramping up the production of components for the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad Air that is expected to be officially unveiled this fall alongside the Retina iPad mini. The new tablet will boast of faster A8 processor, improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor and some other hardware and software enhancements. Reliable insiders also believe that the tablet will become thinner. At the same time, the size and the display resolution of the device will reportedly remain unchanged.
Microsoft released a new ad today, which shows us Apple's Siri compared to Cortana. The short clip is entitled Siri vs. Cortana – Mirror Mirror and features the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8 for Windows 8. The ad mocks Apple and its products again, but this is what the guys from Redmond usually do in their ads. The commercial is available below, so you may take a look if you want.
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.
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.
As you probably know, iPad sales have dropped in the past several months. This information was shared by the guys from Cupertino in July, as they announced their financial results in the third quarter of 2014. Despite noticeable decrease in sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook still believes that iPad is a successful project.
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.
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.
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.