Posts tagged with: iPhone 6
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    Apple’s outrageous profit margins on anything from iPhones to iPads to fledgling smartwatches have been well-documented, stirring up many a controversy, and prompting plenty of imminent drop predictions by various market analysts. After all, tech competition is continuously heating up, particularly in the mobile space, so sooner or later, Cupertino must settle for humbler per-unit gains in order to retain its dominant position. Well, that may be the case down the line, but it appears the iPhone 6s is roughly as cheap to manufacture as its predecessors while commanding no-contract retail ...

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    In a sea of surprisingly meaningful improvements for iterative upgrades, anticipated by tipsters and largely confirmed on the heels of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus announcements, it was perhaps most shocking to hear a downgrade was also in the cards. Unlike battery capacity, Apple took a transparent, candid approach to heft inflations, releasing official dimensions and weight numbers off the bat. As rumored, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ever so slightly thicker than their predecessors, at 7.1 and 7.3 mm respectively compared to 6.9 and 7.1, and they’re marginally heavier too. Tipping the ...

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    If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone. Sounds familiar? The bizarre advertising tagline was Apple’s clumsy way at getting back at Samsung for years of disparaging, condescending and, well, hilarious marketing, with a reply not coincidentally offered on the heels of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus introductions. “It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy” says Sammy’s new 30-second joint commercial for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. To get the message across the two Android flagships are more than their iOS rivals could ever be, the Korean device manufacturer reminds Cupertino of a ...

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    Besides RAM counts, Apple has the annoying habit of keeping battery sizes a secret for as long as possible following an iPhone or iPad announcement. Sure, Cupertino always reveals estimated endurance numbers in various use cases off the bat, but that’s not quite the same thing. Given the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are almost identical to their predecessors from an architectural standpoint, just ever so slightly thicker, we weren’t surprised in the least to see them rated exactly the same as the 6 and 6 Plus in terms of autonomy. Some even hoped the two new iPhones would grow their cell ...

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    With the launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple introduced a new color option for shoppers to consider: pink-toned rose gold. And while that brings the selection of available iPhone colors to the highest number yet at four, its arrival isn't without a downside, as we learn the impact the debut of the new iPhones is having on previously available color options. Prior to today's event, Apple was selling the existing iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5S in silver, gold and space gray – all three color variants available for all three phones. While Apple is going to keep on ...

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    In case our comprehensive rumor roundup for Apple’s big press event later today didn’t spell out everything you should expect on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a well-connected writer and blog publisher helps add one final piece to the lofty puzzle. Apparently, “the consensus” among John Gruber’s sources is that Cupertino will stuff the highly anticipated September 9 ceremony full of new hardware gear, and skip the time-honored second batch of fall announcements typically taking place in October. The logic behind the roadmap change remains up in the ...

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    It’s never wise to have any sort of certainty leading up to formal announcements of new iPhone models, but the 6s and 6s Plus are almost definitely coming with 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays in tow. Tipped to pretty much look like iPhone 6 and 6 Plus clones, these may or may not be joined to market by a diminutive 6c 4-incher. Following a series of conflicting reports, rumors of 2016 timelines, and data that proved the iPhone 6c isn’t in very advanced testing, as well as silence on the gossip front for the past month or so, only a few compact handheld-loving dreamers seem to hold on to ...

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    As incremental upgrades of hands down the most popular and game-changing smartphones in history, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are anticipated by certain analysts as modest hits. By Apple standards, that is, because, besides Samsung, any other manufacturer in the business would be lucky to rack up the Q4 forecasted shipments of 65+ million units… in a year. Of course, if recent rumors pan out, the sequels to last year’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will definitely look familiar on the outside, but the prepped specification enhancements should be major. Cupertino has Force Touch in the pipeline, ...

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    Force Touch is the "new" pressure-sensitive user interface technique that was pioneered by Apple with its Apple Watch - or was it? Before we jump into that, let's talk about ways that we can already interact with our smartphones and wearables, and see if we can figure out where Force Touch currently fits in, and where it should fit it. Text Before we had mice to move our cursors around we had scroll-lock and tab. Back then screens were two-colored: green on black, yellow on black, white on blue, or some other high-contrast display - which often led to burn-in on our very expensive ...

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    It looks like last week’s iPhone 7 rumor wasn’t exactly a one-off occurrence, set to be suppressed until the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are at least a few months old, and Apple actually moves into an R&D stage for the 2016 sequel(s) where things start to settle. Instead, you should probably already gear up for a steady stream of gossip, even though we’ll bet Tim Cook himself has no idea how the iPhone 7 will look, or what sort of advanced technologies it might use to stay ahead of the curve. That said, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has the standing of not only a very well-connected ...

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    As Apple sets the stage for the official announcements of the highly anticipated next-generation iPhones, Samsung intensifies its own efforts of promoting the latest Galaxy flagships. The S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 were offered on an “ultimate test drive” for free to iPhone owners for up to 30 days last week, a publicity stunt that proved so popular all three Androids went out of stock in a matter of hours. To this day, Samsung hasn’t been able to replenish inventory dedicated to the trial program, but there may still be hope for iFans looking to jump ship. Furthermore, those who ...

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    September 9 has been bandied about as the most likely unveil date of Apple’s next-gen iPhones for many weeks now, and a reputable source claims it has confirmed that’s indeed the plan. To our knowledge, media invitations haven’t gone out yet, but that may be because Cupertino was trying to keep the event’s location under wraps. All signs point to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, as the local Planning Department says a mysterious “trade show” should take place there between September 4 and 10. Since no company has made public an intention to hold ...

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    Verizon's always been one of the more insular carriers in the US, and between its CDMA roots, its penchant for exclusive devices, and being just so damn large that it doesn't have to go out of its way to lure new customers, it's been one network that just didn't particularly play well with others. Slowly, though, the tide's been turning, both as the network embraces LTE connectivity and starts revising its service offerings to more closely mirror its competition. Verizon's latest move to give users more freedom seeks to correct some of those shortcomings, as we get word that the carrier is ...

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    Remember the HTC Aero, aka A9? Yesterday we posted an HTC A9 leak in the form of a press render, and that phone looked a lot like the Apple iPhone 6. As a matter of fact, the resemblance was so obvious that some readers were asking themselves why exactly did we decide to run the story, which seemed to be an obvious "fake". Well, it's not, and whether that's a good or a bad thing is completely up to you. The image above was posted on Weibo and claims to show off the upcoming A9, next to the phone it looks a lot like: the iPhone. While this HTC A9 leak seems to confirm the previous one, ...

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    Today the news are all about a major slump happening in the stock market as the weakening Chinese economy has created a ton of negative speculation. Most of Apple's growth in the last few quarters has concentrated in China, so it's only natural that Cupertino's stock plunged this morning to an all time low for 2015. As a reaction to this, Apple has decided to speak up. Apple CEO Tim Cook just responded to an inquiry from Mad Money's Jim Cramer to give investors positive insight on Apple's operations in China. According to Cook, Apple has continued to experience growth even with the ...

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    Though we can't be certain of anything, some of the gossip we've heard might be true, specifically the bits according to which Samsung has moved its Note 5 unveiling to an earlier date in order to have a jump-start, as Apple's refreshed iPhone 6 Plus should be official beginning of September. Whether that's the case or not is up to you to decide, but Samsung is definitely going after iPhone owners, and what better way to prove it than by its most recent Samsung test drive program. If you live in the US, Samsung will give you a Samsung smartphone of your choice, for 30 days, with no ...

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    The smartphone market is a very interesting business. It doesn't matter how popular brands like Nokia and Motorola were a few years ago, we all know how things went for most of the leaders these last few years. Apple, an unknown to the business in that period is seeing an opposite response from the market, and even more so now with the iPhone 6. Gartner has just published its world-wide smartphone market numbers, and the results are rather revealing. Year over Year, Apple has grown a crazy 36% in sales when compared to last year, while market leaders like Samsung have seen a drop of 5.3%. ...

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    One of the biggest questions on the table for the iPhone 6s and even more so for the iPhone 6s Plus is if either will bend. We've heard a ton of rumors of Apple using the same 7000 grade aluminum that it currently uses with the Apple Watch on its new batch of smartphones. If you're wondering just how much stronger this new material will be, the answer is a lot. Lou from Unbox Therapy was able to get himself a leaked iPhone 6s chassis and compare its rigidity against the original iPhone 6 in a pressure tester. In his preliminary tests he was able to show that the iPhone 6 bends at just 30 ...

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    If there's one thing that Apple is famous for, is for the phrase "thin and light." Cupertino's obsession over thinner ergonomics has sometimes come at a cost of functionality. We have seen the company make a few exceptions with products like the iPad, and as we've followed similar rumors for the iPhone 6s, today we get more proof. We've got two separate leaks that show us how the iPhone 6s will defer from the existing model. One are some CAD drawings from a trusted source that show us how the newer iPhones will be a hair thicker thank the iPhone 6. The changes aren't significant, going ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding Apple's idea of bringing Force Touch technology to the iPhone 6 are already part of our daily bread. We don't know exactly how Apple will implement this product without fragmenting the user interface, and specially when we're not all fond of Force Touch in the first place. Today we learn more about it's progress and it seems full steam ahead. TPK is reportedly already entering mass production with its pressure-sensitivity modules, even though the company doesn't want to admit which company these are for. The company is also predicting tremendous growth ...

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    Apple Pay is one of those services that Cupertino has decided to stay quiet about. We always hear Tim Cook saying how trilled he is with the service in every conference call, but so far the company hasn't provided any exact figures or statistics on performance. Obviously Apple Pay is still in its infancy, being supported by only some retailers, banks, and even countries, but analysts say numbers aren't as bad as we could speculate. The Auriemma Consulting Group has just conducted a study that involved 500 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners between May 29 and July 15. The results revealed ...

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    Watching T-Mobile's John Legere on video with company announcements is always a treat, not really because of the deals, but because of how he just loves to bash every competitor before delivering the news. That said, the last few deals offered by the T-Mobile haven't been bad at all. Mobile without borders is one of them, giving users the ability to roam freely across North America, but it seems that this was just part of the plan. T-Mobile has just announced a few deals that are exclusive for iPhone users, and these make a lot of sense given the current popularity of the device. To ...

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    Speculation over Apple working on an iPhone mini has been around for quite a while. Some predict that Apple will revamp its "c" iPhone as the iPhone 6c, and bring the specs of the current iPhone 6 to a budget minded crowd, all under a smaller iPhone 5s-like chassis. Other conflicting rumors claim that it Cupertino ditched this project a long time ago, though no reasons were provided. If this were a match where 2 out of 3 wins, then don't bet on the product ever happening. Analysts are now telling investors not to bet on the smaller iPhone happening this year, and site credible supply chain ...

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    The latest numbers are in from IDC, looking at the smartphone market for the second quarter of 2015. According to the latest preliminary release from IDC, a total of 337.2 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 of 2015, which represents an 11.6% increase from the 302.1 million units in the second quarter of 2014. As you'd expect, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, but IDC notes that Samsung is the only one in the top five that recorded a shipment volume decline year over year. The report notes that, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge "arrived with ...

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    Strategy Analytics has revealed some figures, cited by DigiTimes, concerning smartphone AP revenues. An AP (application processor) is basically the SoC (system-on-a-chip), also known informally as "the processor" which supports applications running in a mobile operating system environment. 20 percent increase over the previous year is what Strategy Analytics' findigs revealed for smartphone AP revenues in the first quarter of 2015. These revenues represent US$5.3 billion, and the top five spots (related to revenue) are where you find Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung LSI and Spreadtrum ...

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