Rumor: iOS 8 beta 3 not coming out until July 8th

Back at the Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month, Apple unveiled the iOS 8 operating system with several new features and enhancements. According to a new report from BGR Apple won’t release the third beta of iOS 8 to developers before July 8th, making it a break of three weeks between the launch of beta 2 and 3.

Rumor: 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to offer 128GB storage option

Yesterday, we heard a rumor that Apple will release the iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19th. The report also revealed some information about the pricing for the 32GB and 64GB variants of the device, hinting that Apple may ditch the 16GB model for good. A new report surfacing from China also pegs the launch for September 19th, and reveals that storage will be one of the main differentiators between the iPhone 6 models.

Rumor: iPhone 6 to launch on September 19th

According to a new report from Chinese shores, Apple will take the wraps off their new iPhone 6 on September 19th. The report reaffirms the previous information we had, but this one also offers some information about the price of the alleged iPhone 6.


iPhone 6 sales expected to reach $70 million by year end

One of the main reasons for iPhone 6 hype is that Apple is rumored to give its screen a little bump, making it 4.7-inch to compete with the current smartphones. In addition, the company is also rumored to launch a bigger 5.5-inch device. But will they be able to sell as many units as with previous iterations? Well, yes, I think they will, and so does TRI (Topology Research Institute).

Rumor: Two iPhone 6 models to launch at the same time

It’s been reported for quite some time now that Apple would first come out with its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September before releasing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in late 2014 or early 2015. The story has switched, however, and it now seems likely Apple will come out with both devices at the same time.

iWatch rumored to come in sports and designer models

The last Apple iWatch rumor we covered at AppleTell mentioned it will come in various screen sizes, and this one today backs that up with an interesting twist. According to a new report from PocketNow, the Apple iWatch will come in two different designs: sports and designer.

Rumor: iWatch to come in various display sizes

According to a new report from Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, the alleged iWatch will come with various display sizes. In addition, the smartwatch will feature 10 different sensors to track health and fitness-related metrics, of which we’ve seen hints earlier this month at the WWDC 2014. Apple showcased iOS 8, introducing an Health app which gathers data from different sources and track health-related aspects.

Video shows 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockup

Even though the models used in the video are just mockups, they are the same sort of models that case and accessory manufacturers use when planning for a new phone. This means that as long as Apple does come out with a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, this video will likely be accurate in showing what the real phone looks like.

5.5-inch iPhone 6 poses for the camera, looks gigantic

Not too long ago, Taiwanese actor / race car driver Jimmy Lin managed to grab the attention of Apple fans by posting an image of what appeared to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Some reports claimed it’s an authentic iPhone 6 beta unit shipped to various countries across the globe. Now, Mr. Lin is back with more, posting another image of what appears to be the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

Jony Ive hints at new materials for upcoming devices

Apple’s senior vice president of design, Jony Ive, has hinted at the existence of new materials on some of the company’s upcoming products. With rumors about sapphire glass on the iPhone 6 and iWatch gaining traction, Ive’s statements are adding fuel to the rumor fire.

Review: iRing motion controller for iPhone, iPad

IK Multimedia has released the iRing hardware in conjunction with a couple apps for using the device. With the free apps GrooveMaker, iRing FX/Controller and iRing Music Maker, you can calibrate your iRings, create some grooves, and control some cool effects by simply moving your hands around where your iDevice camera can see them.

Is the 2nd gen iPad Air worth waiting for?

I get why Apple hates product rumor mills and “insider” leaks. I’ve been planning an iPad upgrade for several months yet, with my iPad 2 about to tie the three-year knot. But after a new tranche of next generation iPad scuttlebutt came to light last week, I’m inclined to think that—save for failure or loss of my iPad 2—I’ll try to hold off pulling the trigger on an iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina Display purchase until the next generations become available