According to a report from Mac Otakara, a Japanese Mac blog, the iPhone 6 will feature rounded edges and a curved glass display. It could be similar to Squair Curvaceous Bumper, shown in the photo bellow, according to report. The Squair Curvaceous Bumper is a Japan-made aluminum bumper for iPhone that has rounded edges and is available on Amazon.
Nowhereelse.fr has poster new leaked photos of an alleged iPhone 6 case that show a repositioned power button. The case features rounded edges, a cutout for the power button along the upper right hand side, capsule shaped rectangular volume buttons similar to the iPhone 5c as opposed to the circular volume buttons available on the iPhone 5s. The case seems to fit a larger iPhone 6.
Apple may release the iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display as early as September, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review.
In a research note to investors, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich claims supply chin checks indicate Apple will release only one iPhone model with larger screen later this fall. Milunovich predicts this new iPhone will have a 4.7-inch display instead of the larger inch screen. It may be sold at a higher price tag than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s, which starts at a $199 subsidized price or $649 full retail price for the 16GB model.
Competition is always good for customers and looks like iPhone users are going to soon benefit from it with the launch of CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s network.
The Verizon iPhone 4 pricing details that were briefly revealed by Apple today confirmed that Verizon will be offering unlimited data plans to its iPhone customers.
Associated Press has just reported that the news of the unlimited data plans is putting a lot of pressure on AT&T and it is quietly giving some of its iPhone customers the option to switch to unlimited data plan to stop them from switching to Verizon.
In what is being seen as yet another indication of Apple’s plans to eventually bring the iPhone to Verizon, the company is learned to be scouting for engineers who have experience with Verizon’s CDMA technology.
In a fresh posting on the Apple Jobs portal, the company has sought for a “Cellular Systems Perf Engineer” who is familiar with technologies like CDMA in addition to GSM, GPSRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA and HSUPA. While the job posting itself has been removed since then, the experience requirements has raised an important point about the potential new cellular technologies that could be supported on Apple iPhone in future. To be fair, the posting makes it clear that Apple is simply looking for an engineer who is a versatile cellular expert and not someone solely with experience in CDMA technologies.
Ever since the arrival of the first generation iPhone, there were rumours about Apple planning a smaller, nano version of the iPhone. These rumours eventually died a silent death after Apple showed no interest in tweaking the iPhone or to make it available in smaller versions. Apple had also clarified back in 2009 that they are least interested in making a nano version of the iPhone. We remember the then acting CEO of Apple, Tim Cook saying:
“You know us, we’re not going to play in the low-end voice phone business. That’s not who we are. That’s not why we’re here. We’ll let somebody do that, our goal is not to be the unit share leader in the phone industry. It is to build the best phone” Apple’s philosophy was simple. Make one device. Build it so well, most people won’t require another version. This strategy seems to have succeeded quite well and Apple did not think of having different versions of the iPhone – until now.
China Unicom, which happens to be the only official and authorized carrier in the world’s largest cellphone market (China) for iPhones and iPads is going to provide full service to its customers, which includes jailbreaking, converting SIM Card to Micro-SIM, installation of 10 of the most popular apps from Cydia, and a free case on every new purchase of iPhone 4 and iPad 3G. This was spotted by a Chinese citizen on a large advertising banners outside some of the China Unicom’s stores, as can be seen in the images below.
As we had reported yesterday, Apple will be holding a “special event” on September 1 in San Francisco where the company is expected to unveil the next generation iPod Touch and the new iOS-based Apple TV besides possibly revealing plans for their new ¢99 TV show rental service.
With less than a week to go for the event, industry insiders and analysts have been speculating on the various surprises Apple may have in store for us.
According to Shaw Wu from Kaufman Bros., Apple could be making a significant move to an ARM architecture based processor on the new Apple TV set-top box. The current model of Apple TV runs on an Intel x86 chip which Wu says will make way for a custom A4 processor similar to the one available on the iPad and the new iPhone 4.
AppleInsider is reporting that iOS 4.1, which is currently in its third beta includes fixes for the proximity sensor and Bluetooth problems reported by iPhone 4 users.
We had also reported yesterday that iOS 4.1 might also fix the performance issue observed by iPhone 3G users after upgrading to iOS 4.
Some of our readers have been complaining that there is a problem with the proximity sensor in iPhone 4.