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...]

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


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...]