Purported Photos of Working iPhone 6 With New Passport Icon

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New photos have surfaced that are purportedly a functioning 4.7-inch iPhone 6 running a new build of iOS 8. The images come via Chinese social networking website Weibo, where the user highlights the differences between the iPhone 5s and the forthcoming iPhone 6. The larger 4.7-inch display is showing with 18 stock apps on the home screen, plus Settings and the four stock apps in the dock. The new larger iPhone display will accomodate another row of icons, allowing users to keep more apps on their first and subsequent home screens. The most notable change is to the Passbook app. If you look at the icon up close, it reveals a credit card. In the past week, news that Apple had made deals with American Express, MasterCard and … [Read more...]

NY Times Details iPhone 6 Expectations, New One-Handed Mode

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A new report from the New York Times details features of the new, larger iPhones and Apple's smartwatch. The new iPhones are expected to come in two sizes, the smallest being 4.7-inches and the larger model, a sizable 5.5-inch display. For customers who have grown accustomed to 4.0-inch and smaller displays, the transition could be difficult. On larger phones, some interface elements are difficult to reach with one hands. Apple has reportedly developed a new one-handed mode that can be enabled or disabled based on customer preference. … [Read more...]

Apple to live stream September 9th iPhone, iWatch event

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Apple is hosting a special event on September 9th, where they are expected to introduce the new iPhone and their new wearable. There has even been talk of  an updated iPad line making an appearance. When you sprinkle in changes coming to iOS 8 and a much anticipated release date, the event could go down as one of the biggest in recent history. If you don't have an invitation, and I count myself among that group, you can follow along live, as it happens. Apple today updated their event page with a countdown, advising folks that they every moment. There's an option to add to your calendar, but who needs reminders? The live stream will take place at apple.com/live. … [Read more...]

Video Shows Best Look Yet At 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell

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A new video has surfaced from Nowhereelse.fr, claiming to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Despite rumors of two sizes, one being a 4.7-inch model, the second larger 5.5-inch hasn't seen much in the way of part leaks. The lack of part leaks has called into question rumors of Apple's plans to release not one, but two new iPhones. The video is presented without commentary. The rear shell continues the design theme we've come to expect from iPhone 6 leaks thus far. The body appears to be much thinner than the current generation. The rear casing shows a curved design and the antenna lines appear to be part of the final design, though nothing is confirmed until Apple makes it's formal announcement. The antenna cut-outs have … [Read more...]

Apple Working With American Express, Visa, MasterCard On iPhone Payment System

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Apple is expected to introduce a new payment system with the iPhone 6, reaching agreements with American Express, Visa and MasterCard that will let users pay with their iPhones instead of using a credit card, debit card or cash. The announcement will be part of the September 9th event taking place in Cupertino. … [Read more...]

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...]