News tagged ‘iPhone 6’
Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.
According to information of the Commercial Times via DigiTimes, Foxconn is likely to receive an order from Apple for 90 million units of the iPhone 6.
Buoyed by shipments of iPhone 6, Apple's smartphone shipments are expected to rise 23% in 2014 compared to 13% growth posted a year earlier, the paper quoted Wei Chen, an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets, as saying. However, the growth rate of global smartphone shipments is expected to slow to 28% in 2014 compared to 40% in 2013, while sales of smartphones in mature markets are likely to edge up only 4%, down from 5% a year ago, Chen added.
The Commercial Times reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has initiated the production of the A8 chip for the new iPhone.
The AFP relays the report:
The world's leading contract microchip maker last month started producing the A8 chip, which is tipped to power the expected iPhone 6, the Commercial Times reported. The report, which cited supply chain sources, said TSMC had won most of the manufacturing orders for logic and power management integrated chips for the new handset
A well-known concept designer from the Netherlands named Joseph Farahi has recently come up with a new iPhone 6C concept. The device looks very similar to the current iPhone 5C, but, according to the author, features a larger 4.7-inch display and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Two images have recently leaked online that show a bezel-less iPhone 6 front panel, Nowhereelse reports. The photos have been spotted on a Chinese website Sina Weibo, however, now they seem to be deleted.
It is Sunday today, so looks like it’s time to take a look at this week’s most popular posts. Are you ready? If so, let’s begin.
The story that became the top read this week deals with the next-gen iPhone launch. According to the latest rumors, Apple may unveil its new handset as soon as in July; not in September as was reported earlier.
Mizuho Securities analyst Abhey Lamba believes that the iPhone 6 will be released sooner than expected.
According to the analyst, checks in Asia and Japan show that the iPhone may be released in July, although these are only speculations as it is still long before summer. The only sign of release is the vendors being ready for a production ramp up earlier than prior years.
According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature not only larger sapphire-covered display. Another interesting thing about the screen is that it will be manufactured using a new technique called Quantum Dot (QD or QLED) technology.
According to the latest rumors, Apple won’t use an integrated chip combining a central processor and an LTE modem in its next-generation iPhone. As noted by iDownloadBlog (with reference to Fudzilla), Apple will continue working with Qualcomm - company’s main LTE chips supplier. As to the CPUs, they will probably be produced by TSMC since Samsung encountered some manufacturing problems.
Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?
It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.
China's Electrical Engineering Times reports that the coming iWatch will boast optoelectronics to monitor the heart rate and blood oxygen levels of the user.
Apple is said to have chosen the light-based technology over electrocardiography, a more accurate method which measures electrical impulses, due to the former's ability to continuously monitor heart rate with no action from the user. Most ECG-based products require multiple contacts, meaning users must either attach multiple diodes to their body or touch the product with both hands to get a reading.
According to the latest report from LEDinside, Apple’s iPhone 6 will become slightly lighter, even though it will boast a larger display. The guys from Cupertino will probably use a new lighter frame for the next-gen handset and thinner LED backlights.
LEDInside reports that the iPhone 6 will be slimmer, lighter and boast a new LED backlight specs.
According to sources from Apple supply chain, the iPhone 6 is likely to be released in June 2014, and will have larger monitor size of 4.7”. Industry insiders also projected the iPhone 6 will have a much lighter frame, which will lead to upgrades in LED backlight specs. In the previous generation, the iPhone used 0.6t side-view type LED, in contrast the new iPhone will probably be adopting 0.4t side-view type LED.
According to South China Morning Post recent report, the company from Cupertino will indeed release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 4.7-inch and the other - 5.5-inch sapphire display. These screens will get a pixel density of 441 ppi and this is a noticeable improvement, I must admit, since the current iPhone 5s boasts “only” 326 pixels per inch. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled no sooner than in September.