Apple may be launching the new iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19 according to a Chinese website called Tencent. German carrier Deutsche Telekom expects for Apple to launch the new iPhones on the same date.
Facebook has now officially launched Slingshot on the App Store after accidentally launching it last week and then quickly removing it.
Last month Apple launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in the UK, Germany, France, China and Australia, and now the smartphone is available in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
Hanna Allen,Omnicom Media Group’s head of UK marketing, tweeted Apple’s director of iAd Paul Wrighthas has met with media marketing agencies to discuss iTunes Radio iAd.
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.
Apple has finally launched iOS 7.1 (build number: 11D167) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
June 2007 will always go down as a momentous month in smartphone history due to the fact it marked the launch of the original Apple iPhone which set about a total change in the mobile industry. The following year saw the launch of the iPhone 3G pushed back a month until July with the next two releases of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 both following the original launch date, and coming in the month of June.
When June 2011 was approaching, the world held its breath in anticipation of the next generation device being launched to follow the same traditional pattern which Apple had set with previous product launches. Unfortunately, that announcement didn’t come and it wasn’t until October of last year that we were eventually introduced to the iPhone 4S which is the current production iPhone.
With the iPhone 4S now being over four months old, speculation is beginning to stir as to whether Apple will fall back in line with their previous release dates and introduce the iPhone 5 in June of this year or wait until the 4S is actually an year old before expecting consumers shell out for a new device.
It would seem unlikely that the company would launch a new iPhone after the 4S had only been on the market for eight months and that theory is shared by Japanese media outlet Macotakara who are reporting that according to a reliable source, the October Fall launch in 2011 will become the norm with the next generation device launching in fall of 2012. So if the iPhone 5 will launch in either September or October of this year, just what can consumers expect to see bundled into the specification?
Reports from iMore are predicting that the next generation iPhone will come with LTE connectivity built in, something which might not be a huge benefit to a lot of users considering the slow world wide adoption of the technology. The release of the iPad 3, which experts expect to be announced next month, will likely be the first Apple device to feature LTE and will pave the way for inclusion in the iPhone 5.
The theory behind the launch date change isn’t known and we are guessing that only Apple will ever know why the date was pushed back to October of last year instead of keeping in line with the traditional mid-year launch dates. The later launch didn’t seem to have any negative effects on the company financials however, with Apple turning in record Q4 2011 results and selling a record breaking 37 million iPhone units during the quarter. It could make sense to speculate that the later launch date is something to do with an attempt to capitalize on the holiday season shopping panic, with purchasers this year set to be treated to a device which sports a totally changed design with a marginally larger display.
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There can be little argument that Apple’s MacBook Air line of ultra-thin, ultra-portable notebooks has been a success. Despite initial skepticism when the first 13″ model launched with slow hardware and super small hard disks, the last two iterations have offered a much more robust machine.
Add the new 11″ model to the equation, and Apple has taken the netbook market it crushed with the iPad, and reinvented it. Most agree that the 11″ MacBook Air is the perfect machine for any road warrior, and the fact that this post is being written on one, sat in the driving seat of a car, should go some way to proving that pretty conclusively. Don’t worry, we’re stationary!
Look out iTunes, Spotify has just launched its new music download service in Europe. What’s more, the company that had been synonymous with music streaming will let you sync your downloaded MP3 playlist bundles to your USB-connected iPod classic, nano, or shuffle via a new “Devices” section of the Spotify app running on your computer. And listen up freeloaders, Spotify Mobile iOS and Android app users can now sync playlists wirelessly without a premium subscription. Here’s a quote from Daniel Ek, Spotify CEO, sure to create some angst in Cupertino:
Business Insider has just reported that according to an analyst at Avian Securities, iPhone 5 production will start only in September.
According to the analyst, iPhone 5 won’t be available until the end of this year or even early next year. He also claims that Apple is developing a cheaper iPhone.
The analyst has published the report based on information from key component suppliers. He writes: