Apple Invites Sent For September 9th Event

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Apple has sent invites for an event on September 9th, as previously rumored. The invite reads, "Wish we could say more." The event will take place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino at 10:00 a.m. PST. Those lucky enough to be in attendance need to arrive by 8:00 a.m. and the invite suggests they arrive early. The event should end almost a year of speculation regarding Apple's new iPhone. It is highly anticipated that Apple will use the event on September 9th to introduce at least one new iPhone 6, which will include big changes to the size of the display. Most are expecting Apple to ship a new iPhone 6 that features a 4.7-inch display. If you are looking for suitable comparisons, the Moto X and HTC One M7 also … [Read more...]

Apple iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program To Deal With Small Number of Affected Devices

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Apple today announced a new program to address issues with poor battery life affecting some iPhone 5 devices. It's been determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may have issues with shorter battery life or need longer charge times, a topic being discussed in our forums. For those eligibile, Apple will replace your battery free of charge. … [Read more...]

Photos Show Purported 5.5-inch iPhone 6L Front Panel, Battery

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New photos showing various parts of the purported 5.5-inch iPhone 6L have showed up on Chinese website Apple Daily. The website claims that the larger of the two new iPhones will be called the iPhone 6L. The site has provided images of the front panel, battery and the supposed logic board. While we've seen a seemingly steady stream of part leaks for the 4.7-inch model, parts from the rumored 5.5-inch model have been sparse, calling into question the veracity of rumors that it would launch next month. The front display panel is shown next to the 4.7-inch model. It has the appearances of being narrow. The panel cover is shown being held and does not appear to look overly large, despite the phablet size. One of the more notable … [Read more...]

Apple Considering Sapphire Displays For iPhone 6

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Apple is reportedly considering using sapphire for displays on the its new iPhone due next month and the forthcoming wearable. Apple has been investing heavily in the material, working with GT Advanced Technologies, the company which runs operations at an Mesa, Arizona based manufacturing plant created by the two. Earlier this year, the two had equipped the facilities with the necessary equipment for large scale deployment of sapphire crystal parts. According to the Wall Street Journal, production of the new displays are expected to begin this month, possibly destined for the iPhone 6. … [Read more...]

Extreme Close-Ups Of iPhone 6 Parts Show Tapered Display, New Buttons

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Just weeks away from the official introduction of the next generation iPhone(s), new high resolution photos have emerged that provide a close-up look at the power button, mute switch, SIM card tray and display. Feld & Volk, a company that specializes in building custom designed iPhones, are the source of the new images. They have previously shared photos and video of the rear shell, which match up with the most recent iPhone 6 rear shell photos. The most revealing image is this close up of the display panel, which seems destined for the 4.7-inch model. It clearly shows the display having a tapered edge. Again, we're seeing parts for the smaller of the two iPhones, with no part leaks showing up for the rumored 5.5-inch iPhablet. The … [Read more...]

Best Look Yet At Purported iPhone 6 Rear Shell

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New high resolution photos of the purported back shell of the iPhone 6 have been published on Twitter by reputed Apple leaker Sonny Dickson. The images were posted without comment, but follow a long trail of product mock-ups and part leaks, suggesting this may be the final design of the iPhone 6. Dickson's track record is quite good and with the anticipated launch happening next month, it wouldn't be surprising if it matched the design. The images show a back shell that looks extremely worn, scuffed and likely damaged. With security at Foxconn on high alert, perhaps the damage made it easier to acquire, but that's pure speculation. Looking at the rear shell, you can see that it has a camera that protrudes from the body. This had been … [Read more...]

Apple Stores Offering On-Site iPhone 5s Screen Replacements

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Apple Stores are reportedly beginning to offer iPhone 5s screen replacements on-site, with repairs being completed in under an hour. Customers are being offered to replace their damaged screens with an entirely new display. The service is being rolled out to stores across the US. Prior to this new on-site replacement service, Apple employees would have to send out a customers iPhone 5s for repair, which could take upwards of 5 days. … [Read more...]

Apple iPhone Event on September 9th

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According to re/code, Apple will hold an iPhone event on September 9th. The scheduling has yet to be confirmed by the onslaught of invites received by members of the media, but that should come soon enough. Of course, this will likely bring announcements of the iPhone 6. Months of rumors suggest Apple will make major changes, both in the size and form factor. If the leaked schematics are correct, you can expect the new iPhone to be thinner and include rounded edges in keeping with the design of the iPod touch. Developing... … [Read more...]

WSJ: Apple Places Order For 70-80 Million iPhones With Bigger Displays

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According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 million to 80 million of the upcoming iPhone. The production number includes two models. One will be the often discussed 4.7-inch model and there will indeed be a larger 5.5-inch model. This production estimate is through December 30th, but still incredibly ambitious, representing the largest production run in the companies history. … [Read more...]

4.7-inch iPhone 6 To Enter Mass Production Next Week, 5.5-Inch In Mid-August

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According to various media, Reuters is reporting that Apple's next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will enter mass production during the third week of July. This news comes according to the Taiwan Economic Daily News, who failed to provide any source for the information. They also share that a second, larger 5.5-inch model is still in the cards, with production of that device to start in the middle of August. News of July production for the iPhone 6 was previously reported by Bloomberg last month. They expect both models to be available at launch, though supply issues may plague the larger of the two iPhones. … [Read more...]