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...]

Apple Partners with IBM To Bring ‘New Class’ of Enterprise Apps

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Apple today announced a new partnership with IBM that will allow the two to create a "new class" of business apps that take advantage of IBM's big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Billed as IBM MobileFirst for iOS, the collaboration will draw upon the unique strengths of each company.a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration; new AppleCare service and support offering tailored to the needs of the enterprise; and new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply and … [Read more...]

Leaked iPhone 6 Sapphire Screen Looks Legit Says Noted Expert

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Rumors of the iPhone 6 have recently seen a surge of late, thanks to leaked parts that are alledgedly actual Apple components. Earlier this week, we shared video of one such part, a sapphire iPhone 6 glass display cover. Given its superior resistance to bending and scratches after a thorough torture test, the cover showed no signs of any damage. But was the part the real deal? According to Professor Neil Alford, an expert on these sorts of materials, it "could well be" legitimate.Alford works at the department of materials at Imperial College in London. What's more, Apple reached out to him 18 months ago to discuss the idea of utilizing sapphire in the iPhone. The current iPhone makes use of sapphire crystal for the Touch ID cover … [Read more...]

TSMC Begins Shipping Processors To Apple For Use In iPhones, iPads

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Apple has taken another step in reducing their reliance on Samsung by starting to accept shipments of processors from chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The shipments were part of a deal struck between Apple and TSMC last year, one that ends a reliance on Samsung who had been the single source of chips used in both iPhones and iPads. The agreement between the two companies is expected to include work on next generation chips, which could include the A9. … [Read more...]

Photos and Video Of Alledged iPhone 6 Rear Shell

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It appears that we have safely navigated from the steady stream of mockups of the next generation iPhone to part leaks for Apple's new iPhone 6. The latest comes from Russian retailer Feld & Volk (via MacRumors), who provide high resolution photos of the back shell of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The all-metal design has a cut-out for the Apple logo, along with headphone and lightning ports at the bottom. … [Read more...]

Video: Purported Sapphire iPhone 6 Display Shows Amazing Durability

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Following the steady stream of iPhone 6 mock-ups, which were recreations using non-Apple parts, we are starting to see more in the way of puported part leaks. Earlier today, we had a first look at the alleged glass display cover for the iPhone 6. That video showed how the display part responded to bending. A new video, this one published by Marques Brownlee, puts the purported sapphire iPhone 6 display through a much more comprehensive battery of tests to test its durability. … [Read more...]