Posts tagged with: IPhone 6
  • by | February 6, 2014 4:42 PM

    Apple isn't just famous for its design and product line-up, but also because of its supply-chain business tactics. In the past you remember how hard it was for any OEM to secure flash storage, and other silicon chips from manufacturers. The company has enough cash to secure all the supplies it needs at very attractive prices, and with its new Sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, it did just that as well. Apple's new sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona won't just give it exclusive rights to build its own sapphire displays. The company has just procured 518 furnaces to ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 1:33 PM

    Ever since the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple has garnered quite the reputation for offering great photo quality on its iPhone line-up. Rumors and even some recent patents have assured that the iPhone 6 will step-it-up a notch with some additional innovation when it comes to camera optics, and more credible sources have now spelled out what to expect. Even though some were worried of another 8MP-camera iPhone, Apple's Taiwanese supply chain are saying that the number is either 10MP or more when it comes to image resolution. They also claim that this camera will have a wider f/1.8 aperture, ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 11:36 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Pebble's launch of its App Store for its smartwatch line-up. We then talk about the HTC M8, and more confirmation that that phone is losing its hardware buttons. Sony is next as we get some leaks of an Xperia smartphone with very little bezels. Sundar Pichai takes the stage next as reports have him as a strong candidate for CEO at Microsoft. We end today's show talking about the predictions for hardware specifications for the Galaxy S 5 and iPhone 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Pebble app store launches for iOS; Android ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 11:03 AM

    Apple's iPhone 6 (or sixes, as the case may be) and Samsung's Galaxy S 5 are easily some of the 2014 smartphones that fans are anticipating the most, and we've already had the opportunity to hear a lot of ideas for what to expect out of each. While some of the details that have been mentioned thus far are largely without controversy, others have been more difficult to pin-down. As we wait for official word to ultimately arrive, we've got a couple more theories to check out today, as KDB Daewoo Securities out of South Korea publishes a report on its own expectations for the phones. ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 1:57 PM

    We all remember Tim Cook's remarks about the reason why they bought a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. The company is planning to make a big move into the adoption of sapphire into its product line-up, though Cook wasn't specific on when we'd see this happen. The cool thing is that it's hard to keep those plans a secret with all the government approval the company has to go through, and these details just surfaced. The project is being dubbed Operation Cascade, and in a nutshell, it seems this will focus mainly on the next-generation iPhone. Reports have it that Foxconn has already ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 1:05 AM

    Apple's A7 chip inside the iPhone 5s made a lot of waves regarding its 64-bit architecture. Qualcomm, the renowned chip-maker, went back and forth, officially and unofficially, about criticizing it first, after which the company later announced its own 64-bit solution. Apple usually updates the processor inside its phones and tablets every year, and, while an A7X chip might be a possibility, reports are talking about an Apple A8 processor. This certain Apple A8 processor would be, according to the report, a PoP SoC (package-on-package system-on-a-chip). Unnamed industry sources claim that ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 10:57 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's new tablet-compatible QX10 and QX100, and what that means for the camera lenses. BlackBerry is next as we go through its 10.2.1 update, and all the significant changes you look-out for. Nokia and Microsoft are next as rumors have Windows Phone 8.1 making a debut in a lot of Lumia devices during MWC. We later go through Apple's quarter results and how everything performed well, except the iPhone 5c. We end today's show by talking about Apple's patents for interchangeable lenses and the iPen. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new OneDrive, and what this means for SkyDrive customers. We later talk about the additional leaks of a red Google Nexus 5. HTC is next as rumors point to the M8 lacking hardware buttons. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and the rumors of a new type of display being included. We end today's show talking about Apple's iPhone 6, sapphire glass, solar panel charging, and how all three will mix together. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft announces OneDrive, its SkyDrive replacement - This red Nexus 5 ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 12:23 PM

    A lot of Apple's recent rumors and patents are starting to make sense when you start considering the recent iPhone 6 rumors. For starters, in a recent interview with ABC, Tim Cook revealed that the manufacturing company that Apple purchased in Mesa, Arizona was to produce Sapphire glass. We also have a lot of Apple patents that include solar charging technologies, and recent hires in the company include specialists focused on solar panels and charging. Seeking Alpha analysts have now began to connect the dots with all the recent rumors of a bigger iPhone, and the idea of merging sapphire ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 3:53 PM

    Which smartphone manufacturer will be the first to release an affordable, mass-market focused smartphone with a supremely scratch-resistant screen of synthetic sapphire? We've seen such things on absurdly expensive handsets, or employed as smaller components, like the cladding over the iPhone 5S Touch ID sensor – so when do we take the next step? There was talk last year that Apple had been interested in using sapphire glass for screen protection, but supposedly had rejected the idea. But then Apple started making all these investments on the manufacturing side, investments which it's ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 1:11 PM

    Another day, another set of iPhone 6 rumors, right? On Monday we talked about a pair of 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch handsets, with the former possibly launching late this spring, and yesterday we were hearing about a 4.8-incher (with no news of the phablet). Today the Wall Street Journal chimes in on the issue, and while what it has to say doesn’t offer a lot in the way of new info, it does seem to correspond to some of these earlier reports. The big points from this WSJ piece are that we’re still looking at two models, that the sizes are in the the 4.5+ and 5+ ranges, and that the smaller ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 11:11 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 3:39 PM

    Of all the unanswered questions looming in the shadows of Apple's work on its next smartphone(s), those focusing on screen size and resolution have been some of the most interesting. After taking five years to move past 3.5-inch displays to 4-inch components, there's already this pervasive sense that Apple's once again looking to release a larger smartphone, and the iPhone 6 may be just the phone to deliver these changes. But how large would it be? We've heard rumors running the gamut, from phones that stay at 4 inches, all the way up to phablet sizes. Lately, we've been focusing on the ...

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  • by | January 20, 2014 11:49 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the pre-orders for the LG G Flex on AT&T. HTC is next as we go through the possible launch of the future HTC One successor on AT&T. Sony follows the news with its Xperia Z2, as we're expecting something similar to the Z1 being announced. Then we go through some Samsung leaks as we land some screenshots of the Magazine UI, aside from more leaks on its specifications. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, and another iPhone in the works with a phablet form factor. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T follows ...

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  • by | January 20, 2014 4:08 PM

    One of the major themes that's attached itself to rumors of Apple's 2014 smartphone ambitions is that instead of just one iPhone 6, we might see a pair of models, differing mainly in their screen sizes; while last year saw Apple test the dual-model waters, both those handsets featured the same size and resolution displays. We've heard some general stabs at what to expect from various sources, and recently have been talking about Apple abandoning a 4-inch model altogether, bringing the smaller iPhone up to 4.7 inches, and then releasing an even larger 5.7-inch phablet. Today, we look at an ...

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