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It looks as though the earlier reports were correct: Apple will indeed announce its next generation iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus smartphone at an event held in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The company set out invites to the press, with the tagline “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” Given that Siri is a known quantity in the iPhone world, chances are that this is in reference to the long rumored Apple TV, which is also long overdue for a revamp. The word on the street is that the Apple TV will run a modified version of iOS 9, will include its own App Store, come with a touch sensitive remote control, and accept voice commands via Siri. Apple was also rumored to launch a streaming... Read more...
Force Touch sounds like something you might learn while attending the Jedi Academy. It's actually Apple's nomenclature for what it considers "the most significant new sensing capability since multi-touch" and will reportedly be included on new versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If Apple sticks to its past naming schemes, you can expect the handsets to be called the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. It's said that Apple's already begun early production of its revised iPhone 6 models. Like the ones available now, they'll come with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display options and sport a similar physical design. Those who claim to have knowledge of the matter say the next... Read more...
Where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire. And with regards to Force Touch on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus refresh, you might as well label it a 4-alarm fire. The Wall Street Journal kicked off the festivities in early March, proclaiming that Force Touch would arrive on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who tends to get these types of things right more than wrong, added further confirmation earlier this month. Now, 9to5Mac, a publication that has a pretty solid track record when it comes to Apple leaks (look no further than the site almost completely nailing the design/specs for the 12-inch MacBook) has issued further confirmation of Force Touch for Apple’s... Read more...
Is it too early to talk about another iPhone release? Apparently not, as speculation has already begun on what the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will bring to the table. At least one analyst thinks that Apple will unveil updated iPhone models as early as August, coming in ahead of the September time frame that Apple's been known for.This is coming from KGI Securities analyst Kuo Ming-Chi, ZDNet reports. Kuo's crystal ball tells him that the next iPhone models will feature the same Force Touch technology that was incorporated into the new MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, a rumor we've heard before. The way Kuo sees it, Force Touch "can enrich user experience due to more input methods and support... Read more...
The early reports were off by a day, but Apple has indeed refreshed its 15-inch MacBook Pro and iMac Retina lineups. You won’t find any external changes to tip you off to the changes that lurk beneath either product line, but they are still quite notable. As previously reported, the 15-inch MacBook Pro has gained a Force Touch trackpad that debuted with the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The Force Touch trackpad features what Apple calls a Taptic Engine which provides haptic feedback for the user when “clicking” on its surface. But that’s not all, Apple has also upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s storage system by including flash storage that is 2.5 times faster than last year’s model.... Read more...
Tablets remain a big business despite the fact that sales slumped nearly six percent year-over-year during Q1 – 47.1 million tablets were shipped in Q1 alone. Apple remained the segment leader with its popular iPads, but it witnessed a 22.9 percent year-over-year sales slump. Samsung is in second with a 19.1 percent share, and third place Lenovo is far behind with just 5.3 percent of the tablet market. Apple has been trying for quite some time to boost flagging iPad sales over the past year including and enterprise partnership with IBM and fire sales though its retail partners like Best Buy, Target, and Staples. Apple also has another trick up its sleeve in the form of a larger, business-oriented... Read more...
Apple just held a pretty big event on Monday, during which it launched a 12-inch MacBook, revised MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, a price cut on the Apple TV, and pricing details on the much hyped Apple Watch family. With all of the news and speculation surrounding those products now out the windows, it shouldn’t take a brain surgeon to guess what’s next on the agenda. That’s right, more speculation and rumors on the next generation iPhones that are due out in the fall. The Wall Street Journal is leading the charge, asserting that the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus refresh, which will likely be called iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, will gain the Force Touch technology that was introduced on the all-new... Read more...