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Just as we expected, Apple has announced new iPhone models. The devices are called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. From the point of view of external design, the handsets look nearly identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, however, in terms of hardware these are completely different gadgets.
The long-awaited media event for reporters devoted to new Apple gadgets will take place today, on Wednesday, September 9th. Although Apple hasn’t yet disclosed any information about the upcoming event, there’s a number of rumors from reliable sources that prove we’ll see many interesting things today.
Many rumors point to the release of the smaller iPhone 6c alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. This device is expected to get the a 4-inch display, 1GB of 2GB of RAM and a number of other hardware improvements. As noted by reliable insiders, the handset will come with iOS 9 on board.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to make the iPhone 7 as thin as the iPod touch and the iPad Air 2. In a document obtained by AppleInsider reporters Kuo suggests that the 2016 iPhone may get the thickness of 6.0mm or 6.5mm. Apart from that, the expert believes that Apple will continue using Force Touch displays in the upcoming iPhones. First smartphone, which is expected to support the technology currently used in the Apple Watch and a number of MacBook models, is the iPhone 6s.
It is Sunday today, which means it is time to discuss the most popular posts of the past seven days. It was very difficult to choose only ten articles since this week turned out to be full of events and rumors worth your attention.
As noted by reliable insiders, the long-awaited iPhone 6s will feature a new enhanced version of Force Touch. The new display will reportedly be called ‘3D Touch Display' and support three levels of touch, sources add.
Apple remains top U.S. smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest report from a research firm comScore, the market share of the company from Cupertino was equal to 44.2% during the period of three months ending in July. Such vendors as Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC occupy the places in the top-five list.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently announced the Samsung Gear S2, a smartwatch with a round display. This Apple Watch rival comes in three versions, namely, Classic, standard, and 3G. The first model can boast of a black leather band and a black case while the second one features a gray case and a rubber band. The third model, as can be guessed from the name, is capable of connecting to 3G networks and thus can be used without the smartphone as a separate device.
According to a report from GizmoChina, the design of the widely-rumored iPhone 6c will be identical to the design of the iPhone 5c. This means the handset will get the same plastic body with colorful back shells. Does this mean that the device will be a copy of the iPhone 6 in terms of hardware? Well, we don’t know this for sure, but if to keep in mind that the 5c was a copy of the previous-generation Apple smartphone, such a suggestion really makes sense.
Looks like the next-generation iPhone will indeed feature a Force Touch display. A well-known developer Hamza Sood has recently discovered some code in iOS 9 that proves the guys from Cupertino will add the support of Force Touch to the iPhone 6s. This piece of news has been shared by the developer on Twitter.
Below you may take a look at the screenshot proving what I’ve just written.
One more indication of Apple’s plans to release a smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c later this year has recently been spotted on the Internet. According to the report from usually-reliable M.I.C. Gadget reporters, at least one case manufacturer is currently gearing up to start the production of cases for this device. The cases may be released in October or November.
As you know, Apple will soon release a new iPhone. Over the last couple of weeks, a wide number of parts have leaked online, including the front and back panels and the logic board with the updated NFC and LTE chips of the would-be handset. Using these leaked parts as well as some parts from the iPhone 6, MacRumors reporters have managed to create a partially working iPhone unit and showed this device in the short video. This clip is available below, you may take a look and let me know what you think about it.
A British firm called Intelligent Energy has recently built a working iPhone 6 unit with a hydrogen fuel cell inside. The most interesting thing about this handset is that it still has a Li-ion battery and its dimensions are the same. The modified iPhone 6 has a tweaked headphone jack, which is now used for refilling and several holes on the back panel for releasing water vapour produced by the hydrogen fuel cell. According to The Telegraph, the device created by Intelligent Energy can work up to one week on a single charge. Yep, that’s right: an iPhone can work for one week without an external battery.
As it turns out, some iPhone 6 Plus units may have faulty iSight cameras. According to Apple, there’s a small percentage of devices with components inside that may fail by themselves making the photos taken with the help of the iPhone 6 Plus look blurry. Because of the problem, the guys from Cupertino have just launched a special replacement program. Users with faulty iPhones may have their devices repaired for free.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently launched a new promo campaign for iPhone users called Ultimate Test Drive. The participants of this campaign can get any Samsung smartphone they choose for one month for just one dollar. The main aim of the Ultimate Test Drive is to make iPhone users switch to Samsung devices. The launch of the program comes simultaneously with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. It is very likely that most participants will select these two smartphones as iPhone alternatives.