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Apple and its investors fully expect the upcoming iPhone 6 launch will be the biggest in the iPhone's history, and while there's a good chance of that happening, nothing is ever easy about these launches. Each iPhone release has been marred by one problem or another, and this time around, it's problems at the assembly plant that Apple has to deal with. Specifically, a last minute redesign of a key component has led to a disruption in the iPhone 6's panel production. It's rumored that Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 at a press event on September 9, though according to Reuters, it's not yet known if the manufacturing problems will cause a delay. Alternately, Apple could proceed as planned, though... Read more...
If you're looking to score the best deal on an iPhone, typically the best time to pounce is right before Apple launches a new model. When that time of year comes around, retailers inevitably slash prices on current generation models to make room for the new handsets, as Walmart is about to do with its stockpile of iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S handsets. The folks at CNET have it on good authority (a Walmart spokesperson) that Walmart's planning to reduce the price of the iPhone 5C from $29 to just $0.97 effective Thursday at 9 AM local time. Walmart is also planning to cut the price of its remaining iPhone 5S inventory, which will drop from $99 to $79. All color options are included in the price reductions.... Read more...
Behind closed doors, Apple is expecting its iPhone 6 launch to not only break records, but to shatter them. Shareholders are evidently in the same boat, and as we inch closer to the iPhone 6 debut -- Apple is expected to announce the device during a scheduled press event on September 9, 2014 -- the Cuptertino company's stock price is seeing increased activity. Shares of Apple closed at $100.58, a 1.4 percent increase and also a new high, besting the previous record closing price of $100.30 (after adjusting for a recent 7-for-1 stock split) in September 2012 after Apple introduced the much anticipated iPhone 5. Fickle investors would go on to hammer the stock price, sending it down by as much... Read more...
Even with all the iPhone 6 rumors floating around the web, Apple managed to sell over 35 million existing iPhone devices during its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014, the company reported. That translates into $19.7 billion in iPhone revenue, and a record $37.4 billion in overall revenue after accounting for Apple's other products and services. Apple's never posted a more lucrative June quarter than this one. Net profit totaled $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. Given the strong performance, Apple's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.47 per share of the company's common stock, which shareholders will receive on August 14, 2014. "Our record June quarter revenue... Read more...
Apparently Apple is anticipating not only record demand for its next iPhone launch, but a near exponential rise in sales compared to previous models (slight exaggeration). Or perhaps Apple wants to avoid lengthy backorders -- either way, it's being reported that Apple has asked suppliers to ready between 70 million an 80 million iPhone 6 devices by the end of the year. Citing "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal says the record number of iPhones requested is a combined order for two large screen handsets, one with a 4.7-inch display and a second version with a 5.5-inch display. Rumors of two different display sizes have been ongoing for several months now, though Apple has... Read more...
Apple still hasn't announced its next iPhone, but that hasn't stopped the Internet from talking about and leaking information in relation to what's likely to be called the iPhone 6. Much of the recent focus has been on the iPhone 6's supposed sapphire crystal display, a seemingly much more resilient material than Corning's Gorilla Glass and the same material Apple uses on the Touch ID home button and camera cover for the iPhone 5S. Or is it? A new video has us second guessing the iPhone 6 display's true make up. In a previous video, Marques Brownlee, host of the YouTube channel MKBHD, showed the alleged iPhone 6's sapphire crystal display standing up to a number of different torture tests. Brownlee... Read more...
Have you ever seen anyone using a cracked iPhone? It's not a rare sight, nor is it exclusive to the iPhone crowd, but it is an unfortunate consequence of dropping a handset on pavement or other type of hard surface. Fortunately, a solution may be just around the bend. Rumor has it Apple's iPhone 6 will sport a sapphire crystal display, and from what we've seen so far, it's far more durable than Corning's Gorilla Glass. Evidently these iPhone 6 displays are finding their way into the wild ahead of the handset's launch. It was just last week that Marques Brownlee, host of the YouTube channel MKBHD, put the display through its paces by attempting to scratch it with a his keys and pocket knife, both... Read more...
You can pretty much bank on every iPhone launch being the biggest one ever, breaking whatever sales record the previous model set -- that's where the smart money's at. Eventually that will stop being true, just don't expect it happen with the iPhone 6. Apple certainly isn't. Just the opposite, Apple is preparing for a massive launch by ensuring it has 68 million iPhone 6 devices ready to go for just the first phase of the handset's rollout. So says a Chinese-language news report based on information it obtained from sources within the upstream supply chain. If true, this could be yet another hint that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 with two different display size options -- a 4.6-inch model and... Read more...
Don't read too much into Apple's working relationship with rival Samsung over the past several years, it's just business. Though these two companies are about as friendly with each other as the Montague and Capulet clans, it benefited both parties to have Samsung supply the custom processors used in Apple's highly popular iPhone line, but that working relationship might be coming to an end now that TSMC is getting more involved. Citing "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal says TSMC started shipping its first batch of microprocessors to Apple in the second quarter of this year. Those chips will find their way into Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, and just as importantly, it reduces... Read more...
Apple has a tendency to fixate on a single feature with each new product release. For the iPhone 4S, it was Siri that received the lion's share of attention, and the for the iPhone 5S, Apple spent a lot of time talking about Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built into the home button. When the unannounced iPhone 6 comes to town, there's a good chance Apple will tout its seriously rugged display. There's a new video floating around demonstrating the extreme durability of the alleged iPhone 6's sapphire crystal display, which is reportedly replacing Corning's Gorilla Glass. In the video, Marques Brownlee, host of the YouTube channel MKBHD, tries scratching the display with a knife and... Read more...
Score a win for the robot species, which will soon be joining Foxconn's flesh and blood workers to help assemble Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 device. So says Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, who announced the plan at a recent shareholder meeting, adding that Apple will become the first company to use the service. Citing a Chinese-language news report, MacRumors says that each robot -- or "Foxbot," as Foxconn is calling them -- will be responsible for assembling about 30,000 iPhone 6 devices. Foxbots, which are currently in their final testing phase, run $20,000 to $25,000 a pop, with Foxconn planning to deploy at least 10,000 of them in its factories. Though that may sound like a lot, Gou says he isn't... Read more...
For those of you patiently waiting on Apple to deliver a phablet-sized version of the iPhone, get comfortable, it doesn't look like a release is imminent. Instead, the latest rumors suggest Apple is having some difficulties finding a thin-sized battery that's powerful enough to drive a 5.5-inch display for a sufficient amount of time and has decided to delay the launch of the larger iPhone until next year. Citing a Chinese language news report, MacRumors says Apple is on the hunt for a battery that measures 2mm or less. Apple isn't willing to sacrifice a thin profile for a bigger display, nor does the Cupertino outfit want to get slammed in reviews for poor battery life. As a point of reference,... Read more...
If you're going to hang around the web's rumor mill, then today -- April 1, otherwise known as April Fool's Day -- is one of the better days to do it, because at least you have an 'out' if a story ends up being bogus. That said, Apple product rumors are never hard to come by, and the based on the latest chatter making the rounds, mass production of touchscreen displays for the iPhone 6 will begin next month. The timing feels right, as Apple is next in line out of the three busiest handset makers to release a new device -- Samsung recently launched its Galaxy 5S phone, and even more recently, HTC unveiled its One (M8) handset. Apple, you're up to bat. According to Reuters and the sources it spoke... Read more...
The web is always awash in iPhone rumors, and right now all the chatter is focused on Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 device, assuming the Cupertino outfit sticks with its current naming convention. Regardless of what it ends up being called, you can feel reasonably assured that Apple will release another handset, and word on the web is that production will begin within the next few months. Citing a Chinese-language news source, Reuters reports that Pegatron is opening up new factory space and hiring workers to ensure it can handle Apple's bulk order for iPhone 6 devices. Production is currently scheduled to begin in the second quarter, though it's not clear when the new model iPhone will land on... Read more...
Forget about spending money on scratch-proof screen protectors and bulky cases, Apple's next iPhone device might end up being tough as nails. Nothing is carved in stone, of course, though it appears Apple is wanting to outfit the iPhone 6 with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal display. It would be much tougher than current displays, which are prone to shatter and crack when dropped. Apple last year inked a deal with GT Advanced to open a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. At the time, an Apple spokeswoman said the new plant would be used to "make components for Apple products," adding that it would also run on 100 percent renewable energy. According to 9to5Mac, Apple will build sapphire... Read more...
The only thing remotely surprising about that fact we're already hearing rumors about Apple's iPhone 6 is that there isn't yet chatter about the iPhone 7 and beyond. There's a consumer obsession with Apple products and what the Cupertino firm will come out with next, and the latest rumors point to the iPhone 6 being offered in two different sizes. This is similar to the speculation we heard about the iPhone 5 prior to its release, which debuted with a bigger display and various color options (iPhone 5C), including gold (iPhone 5S). Considering an iPhone 6 launch won't take place for probably at least another 8 months, we wouldn't bet the farm on these rumors, though at the same time, the sources... Read more...
Apple doesn't increase screen sizes on its iPhone line very often. In fact, the Cupertino company has only done it once, going from a 3.5-inch display on the original iPhone up through the iPhone 4S (five generations of iPhones), to a 4-inch display on the iPhone 5 and recently introduced iPhone 5C and 5S models. That's seven generations of iPhones and only one relatively minor bump (half an inch) in screen size. Don't worry if you've been clamoring for an even bigger iPhone model though, the biggest bump in display size is yet to come. So says Peter Misek, an analyst with Jefferies. Misek wrote in a note to investors that Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 device will sport a 4.8-inch screen, CNET reports.... Read more...
With each passing moment, we get closer to Apple's next iPhone launch, which is made even more dramatic by Apple's desperate need for a design win. It's not that Apple will go out of business if the next iPhone is a flop, but with Samsung gaining so much market share and BlackBerry's recent reemergence as a viable platform, along with new Windows Phone devices, the iPhone 6 really needs to knock users' socks off. Will it? Time will tell, but if marketing images posted to iPhone-MY.com turn out to be true, there's going to be some interesting things to discuss in regards to the iPhone 6. The biggest potential talking point is that of a true edge-to-edge 4.5-inch Retina-class display that extends... Read more...
A Chinese mobile phone information website claims it has seen both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers, and that both could be released by the end of the year. Apple has yet to confirm the existence of either device, though this isn't the first we've heard of the rumored models. What would be odd, however, is if Apple were to release both devices during the same calendar year, especially now that we're already mid-way through February. According to the latest chatter, the iPhone 5S resembles the iPhone 5 while the iPhone 6 is supposedly thinner and lighter. It also has a bigger touchscreen display that measures 5 inches, which would explain why Apple might decide to release both models... Read more...
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