According to a report published today by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch two new iPhone devices with larger screens by the end of this year. The report also says that the Cupertino corporation plans to discontinue the recently launched iPhone 5c in favor of having two flavors of metal-body devices similar to the iPhone 5 and 5s. (more…)
Android is not usually the hottest topic for conversation within Apple communities, but it is still important to keep an eye on what competitors like Samsung are working on behind closed doors. In the midst of rumors that Apple is planning to release larger-screen iPhones at some point this year, a new report from the Korean Herald (via GSMArena) suggests that its South Korean rival has been preparing a new device of its own — the Galaxy S5.
It is far from the first time that we’ve heard about the oft-rumored Galaxy S5, which would eventually replace the existing S4 model as Samsung’s flagship device in its smartphone lineup. Just a few weeks ago, it was speculated that the Galaxy S5 would arrive in April with the possibility of an Iris scanner and powerful specifications; among the components, a 64-bit eight-core Exynos processor was listed… (more…)
If you still believe in the credibility of Taiwanese blog DigiTimes, which has a mixed track record at reporting rumors, expect for Apple to release both larger-sized iPhones and iPads next year.
According to the report, the larger iPhone will arrive in May with unspecified screen dimensions. The iPhone 5s has a 4-inch screen, while competitors such as Samsung and Sony have gone above 5-inches with their smartphones.
The report claims that a 12.9-inch iPad will follow suit in October, although a 13.3-inch screen has also been rumored. The tablet will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, and there is a possibility it will replace the 11-inch MacBook Air in Apple’s product lineup. The more credible Wall Street Journal reported in July that Apple was testing larger screens for its iOS devices, although it was unclear if those designs would be pushed to market.
AllThingsD, a publication with an amazing track record for Apple-related announcements, is today reporting that an iPad event will take place on October 22nd. The event will almost certainly involve new iPads, an update to iOS 7, and probably new Macs and other software releases, including Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
People familiar with Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday, October 22. The focal point of the gathering will be the latest updates to the company’s iPad line, but the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well, I’m told.
A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple is teaming up with longtime partner manufacturer Quanta Computer to develop a 12-inch version of the iPad, reigniting speculation that the company is mulling a larger tablet model.
The question becomes, would you buy a 12-inch iPad or MacBook Air?
Apple is rumored to hold its next media event on Tuesday, October 15th, according to French website MacGeneration. At the event, which should take place in San Francisco, Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPad and potentially new Macs or other products.
In particular, the fifth-generation iPad is expected to have a thinner bezel akin to the iPad mini. If there are new Macs released, they are very likely to be updated with Intel’s latest Haswell processors. OS X Mavericks, which is expected in late October, should be preinstalled on these machines.
If this rumor proves true, it would be consecutive years that Apple has both a September event for iPhone and October event for iPad. Last year, the company introduced the iPhone 5 in September and followed up with the fourth-generation iPad and smaller iPad mini in October.
C Technology, a site responsible for many leaks as of late, has posted a new video showing the purported iPhone 5C in use. The video comes a day ahead of Apple’s September media event, at which a low-cost iPhone–dubbed the iPhone 5C–is expected to be announced, as well as the 7th generation iPhone “5S.”
The iPhone 5C has been heavily leaked, with another video and many photos showing packaged and open units in the device’s variety of colors. If you’re avoiding spoilers for tomorrow’s event it’s probably already too late, but it goes without saying that you probably shouldn’t watch the below video if you want to be stunned when Apple takes the stage. (more…)
It may be somewhat pointless that this is even hitting the Apple rumor mill (considering Apple’s keynote is tomorrow), but new photos of alleged low-cost iPhone logic boards have surfaced this morning. The latest leak shows the part completely assembled, but unfortunately with a shielding piece in place that keeps most chips and components out of sight. The first set, embedded above, comes via C Technology. (more…)
Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Apple’s ninth version of its Mac operating system, known as OS X Mavericks, or 10.9 will be released by the end of October. 10.9, which includes Apple maps and iBooks integration and several new power user enhancements, was first shown of June of this year at WWDC13. Mavericks has been in beta since then and Apple has seeded at least 7 developer previews of its new operating system. Gurman, who has been reputable in the past, reports that Apple is focusing on launching the redesigned iOS 7 as early as possible. (more…)
While carriers across the United States and worldwide are still focusing on expanding their LTE networks, the world of technology continues to evolve. With that comes LTE Advanced, otherwise known as LTE-A, which theoretically offers up to 3 Gbps download and 1.5 Gbps upload speeds. LTE-A is already available in parts of Russia, while AT&T plans to roll out the technology in the second half of this year.
I’m sure that this new standard will be blazing fast, after carriers implement it, but we will also need smartphones that are compatible first. We’ve already heard that Samsung has plans to release a Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced model, and German carrier Deutsche Telekom now hints that the iPhone 5S could have LTE-A support too. (more…)