Did you hear that Apple may be working on a new iPhone?
The 5.5 and 4.7-inch versions of the iPhone 6 are not just going to be different because of their size, according to Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri. Basing his predictions on information from Apple’s supply chain in Asia, Arcuri says that Apple may end up using a more powerful processor in the larger version of the phone.
Rumor has it Apple has plans to announce its next-generation iPhone 6 at a September 16 event, followed by an initial rollout on October 14. Both dates happen to fall on a Tuesday—a day Apple has been known to save for major reveals, not the release of new products.
Just last month, Apple revealed a 21.5-inch iMac for the low cost of $1,000. Now, judging from an image on the Apple support page, it seems the company could be gearing up for a refreshed 27-inch iMac release. Though details are sketchy, this large-screened desktop computer could be available on the market sometime in the near future.
A photo of an Apple Store chart has surfaced that suggests the company may have plans to launch a slightly modified line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros that will come with 16GB of RAM standard, as well as faster Haswell processors. The photo purportedly comes from Apple’s Chongqing store in China.
This past weekend saw the release of several images showing what was purportedly the bare logic board for the soon-to-be-released 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Now, new photos are circulating allegedly showing the same part coming from a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model.
I’m not sure the world really needs a 5.25mm thick iPad mini. It would be interesting technologically, but he current mini seems comfortably small, light, and thin enough for me. However, if Apple indeed does launch an iPad mini Air, I hope enough people will disagree with me on that point to make it a success for Apple and secure the mini’s future.
According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Foxconn is prepping to start mass production of the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone next week. This shouldn’t come as a surprise if the launch of the alleged iPhone 6 is set to be in September, which is usually the time when we get the first official look at the next-generation iPhone models.
Recently, the folks at NoWhereElse posted some images of a battery which they believe will be a part of the iPhone 6. If the leaked image is for the iPhone 6, then the 1,810 mAh battery is in line with a rumor we heard earlier this month, which predicted a capacity between 1,800-1,900 mAh. It would also be a significant improvement over the 1,560 mAh battery found inside the iPhone 5s.
Traditional cameras have fallen by the wayside because of smartphones—the iPhone in particular. The iPhone has slowly become the most common camera device for the average consumer, and that change in the market is a result of the product’s great camera hardware and software. It is always expected Apple will improve the iPhone’s camera with each generation, and that appears to be true with the upcoming iPhone 6.
Apple is, of course, rumored to be working on two new iPhone 6 models carrying a bigger display—one being 5.5-inches while the second is 4.7-inches. And now, echoing rumors from a long time back, the phablet sized iPhone 6 model may get delayed due to production issues, which could push it back into 2015.
Apple is widely anticipated to be launching a presumably quad core, 64 bit, ARM based A8 central processor system-on-ship in a few weeks to power the new iPhone 6 and the next round of upgrades to the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. The A8 SoC is plenty exciting, but there’s always something newer and faster coming next as chip foundaries vie for Apple orders.