What the iPhone 6 might look like

iPhone 6

So far we've heard the iPhone 6 will feature a larger screen, with customers this fall having the option to select between models with either a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. The news isn't terribly surprising given the Apple presentation slides from 2013 that were released as part of the recent Samsung/Apple trial. This basically pinpoint the high growth area as being phones with screens larger than 4.0-inches that are priced at $300. While you shouldn't expect Apple to give up their high margins, the move to a larger screen iPhone seems inevitable. When alledged schematics showed up in a Japanese Mac magazine last month, our friends at MacRumors commissioned a designer to create a rendering of what the iPhone 6 might look like and it … [Read more...]

Apple Internal Documents Show Customers Want Bigger iPhones

Customers big screen

The ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple has resulted in sharing of internal Apple documents that otherwise would never become public knowledge. The slides, provided by Re/Code via 9to5Mac, were from a presentation that looks to have taken place in April, 2013. The slides reinforce the persistant rumors that the iPhone 6 will come with bigger displays, possibly different models offering either a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. … [Read more...]

Nest Protect Sales Halted, Wave Feature Disabled With New Update

Nest Protect

Sales of the Nest Protect smoke + carbon monoxide alarm have been suspended after laboratory testing surfaced that revealed the 'wave' feature could be unintentionally activated, resulting in the delay of an alarm if there was a real fire. The company has announced that all sales of the Nest Protect have been halted and have released a software update that disables the feature. … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Display Manufacturing To Start In May With 4.7-inch Screen

iPhone 6 concept

According to supply chain sources, Reuters is reporting that suppliers for Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 will begin manufacturing 4.7-inch screens as early as May. The rumored iPhone 6 will reportedly ship later this year in two sizes, both significantly larger than the current and previous generations. The current iPhone 5s/5c models feature a 4-inch display. The new iPhone 6 would come in two sizes, boasting large 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. … [Read more...]

Apple Engineer Reveals Details Of Early iPhone Software Development

Steve Jobs

The Wall Street Journal was granted an interview with Greg Christie, a senior software engineer who played a vital role in the development of the original iPhone software. How it would work, interact with hardware and how Steve Jobs almost reassigned the project to another development team at Apple. In advance of an important patent lawsuit involving Samsung, Apple is granting access to Christie, one of the key figures in developing the iPhone software. Their goal is to help illustrate how innovative the iPhone was when it was introduced in 2007. The result is a captivating article with insight into the early thinking beyond some of the features. Christie recounts how Steve Jobs was unhappy with the pace of the development, wanting … [Read more...]

Estimates Suggest Apple Has Surpassed 500 Million iPhones Sold

iPhone boxes

Apple often celebrates major achievements, with the most recent being the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh, with fanfare that included a takeover of their homepage. Other milestones include the 50 Billionth App Store download, yet another major acheivement for the company. Apple will close out their Q2 fiscal quarter in a month, with analysts predicting iPhone sales of roughly 38 million, with Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley suggesting Apple may hit 42 million iPhones sold in the quarter. With Apple at 472 million sold previous to this quarter, Forbes correctly surmises that Apple has cracked the the incredible milestone of selling over 500 million iPhones. … [Read more...]

Burger King To Allow Smartphone Payments

Burger King

The Burger King fast-food restaurant chain that includes over 7,000 U.S. locations will soon let customers 'have it their way' when it comes to paying for their food. Starting next month, a select group of Burger King restaurants will accept payments using their smartphones. The company has plans to expand to all of their locations in a few months. Plans for future services including ordering ahead are also being considered. The move to mobile payments was spurred on by Burger King's interest in younger customers, a demographic that uses their phones for most everything. … [Read more...]

Aros Connected Air Conditioner Is Smart About Keeping Things Cool

Quirky GE Aros

Aros is a new window air conditioning unit from the Quirky/GE collection, a group of products designed to connect to WiFi and ultimately your smartphone. Unlike other dumb air conditioners, Aros connects to your WiFi and lets you control temperature settings from anywhere. While there are no shortage of WiFi enabled thermostats like the Nest, they don't help in situations where customers don't have a central air conditioning unit. Aros is a smart air conditioner that has many of the smart capabilites Nest owners rely on to manage and monitor their energy usage. … [Read more...]

Documents Suggest Apple Set To Release 8GB iPhone 5c

O2 iPhone 5c

According to leaked O2 documents obtained by Engadget via Caschys Blog, Apple is set to release a new 8GB iPhone 5c. The new lower storage capacity iPhone 5c is reportedly launching tomorrow, priced at 509 Euros, slightly lower than the current model which is priced at 569 Euros. The color choices will be limited to blue and white, with all other specifications remaining the same. Shortly after the leaked O2 product information became available online, a bar code from the product's packaging was also leaked. This seems like a curious decision by Apple. If sales of the iPhone 5c are indeed lagging as many have suggested, will a drop in storage and subsequent cost benefit be enough to reverse its fortunes? It's unclear if … [Read more...]