As reported by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, Apple is suing the country’s State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technlogy over the Apple’s Siri patent infringement. Siri, Apple’s personal assistant is found on iPhone and iPad.
Reports claim that Apple’s iPhone market share has increased to 42% in the U.S and it leads the market share competition leaving behind Samsung, Nokia and other smartphone manufacturers. This success is majorly achieved due to the high sales of iPhone 5S and 5C. Total Apple device sales are also believed to outnumber Windows PC sales this year.
Analyst Horace Dediu from Asymco says that the total Apple device sales will outnumber the count of Windows PCs this year. Dediu however compared all of Apple’s devices, Macs, iPads and iPhones with the Windows PCs. Although the comparison might seem unfair, this has to be some good news for Apple probably caused because of their high sale rates the last year.
Apple officially on Tuesday denied the ‘NSA spying iPhone‘ rumors widely spread among the general public these days. Rumors or rather full length researches and reports claim that the National Security Agency could easily gain access to an iPhone or possibly any iOS running device and obtain private information.
Jacob Applebaum on Tuesday at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress reports that National Security Agency is spying on iPhone. He was although doubtful, but claims that the NSA had access to all iPhone and probably the other iOS devices too.
iTunes Connect reopens a day earlier after Holiday Shutdown effective between December 22 and December 28. The iTunes Connect annual shutdown is aimed at giving the employees some time off during the year. The service is a platform for iOS and Mac developers to manage their apps.
Apple stores RED once again for supporting the World’s AIDS day. The white Apple logo on its retail stores will turn red for one day i.e. Devember 1. Apple has been doing this for the lst two years so as to support and signify the day.
The World’s AIDS day is primarily aimed at raising awareness among people about the disease and for fundraisings for the diseased. Apple always has been involved in the act with the major oragnizations made for the purpose including Global Fund with their Project (RED) which reflects Apple’s choice for color.
Every day, 900 babies are born with HIV. (RED) works with companies like Apple to fight for an AIDS‑free generation by creating (PRODUCT)RED merchandise. A percentage of gross profits from the sale of those products goes to the Global Fund to help fund AIDS programmes in Africa. Since its introduction, (PRODUCT)RED has generated more than $215 million for the Global Fund — more than $65 million from Apple alone. You can help make an impact by purchasing a (PRODUCT)RED iPod or (PRODUCT)RED accessories for iPhone and iPad.
As mentioned, Apple supports the organization by selling Red colored devices and accessories to the people. Apple also has reportedly made a huge amount of revenuw on this RED day in the past two years. A fixed portion of the profit gained by these products if given as charity to the fund raiser.
Apple seels iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod touch, iPad Smart Cover, and iPhone 4S bumper with a RED branding currently for the fund and has been reported to have collected a total of $65 million in total for it. These RED Apple products can be bought from the retail as well as the online Apple stores.
Apple Black Friday teaser as posted online and in retail stores confirms the happening of the event and therefore we would soon be expecting some good price drop on Apple inventory for one day. Apple posted a teaser image on its Austrailian site about a ”one-day Apple shopping event” on the November 29th when the shipping of items will be made free all over the globe.
Apple announced to developers bout the iTunes Connect annual shutdown for this year which is scheduled to be held from December 27 to December 31. During the shutdown, the Mac and iOS store developers will not be able to upload/manage apps.
Following the release of iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7, we’re rounding up iPhone 6 features, specifications, release date, news, rumors and prices.
Apple iPhone 6 Design Concept
The recent release of the new iPhone 5s includes surprisingly fast functioning power with 64-bit processor, improved camera with dual LED flash, more importantly the most anticipated iPhone’s operating system iOS 7. However, the new iPhone 5s has the same size and structure as iPhone 5 expect the iPhone 5s has 3 color variations.
Apple is, however, working on a big project and they has been doing a lot of testings for the bigger screen for iPhone 6 which is expected to be released on September 2014.
In this post, we’re clearing out all the rumors, possible features, and all details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 release date
Update: iPhone 6 release date is set to mid-September 2014.
Although we’re not sure about the exact iPhone 6 announcement date, it’s more likely that Apple could release iPhone 6 in the next year 2014 on September since they usually announce their new product — specifically new iPhones — periodically each year.
But an Apple analyst Peter Misek says Apple would certainly release iPhone 6 on June 2014.
In a press meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook has told us that they’re making some new ‘amazing’ hardware, software and services that they’re planning to introduced this fall and throughout 2014.
It’s makes a good sense to assume that Apple is already finishing up the new product linings and announcing the new products at WWDC in 2014 as they did in this year’s WWDC.
iPhone 6 screen size
Update: We have got update form the source that Apple is reportedly going to release iPhone 6 with full 1080p display with 5 inch screen.
iPhone 6 with curved display
Update (November 10, 2013): Bloomberg has reported that Apple is planning two introduce two new iPhone models in 2014. The new iPhone model is reported to have curved display and 4.7 and 5.5 inches.
Apple is not fan of large display, however, a big rumors is floating around that the new iPhone 6 with bigger screen may range from 4.8 inches to 6 inches as similar in size of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. According to the new report by Wall Street Journal, Apple has been testing on the iPhone display which is as large as six inches.
iPhone 6 larger screen design concept with 1080p HD display
It’s quite clear that one of the greatest specifications of iPhone 6 would be the size of its screen since the larger displays are more impressive.
Tim Cook has hinted that they are testing all the technologies to implement them in the new products. We can assume that Apply could also implement Sharp IGZO screen technology which consumes less power and is thinner in size as demonstrated at CES 2013.
iPhone 6 gaze detection technology
The larger display requires more power and consumes a considerable amount of battery. As reported by Mashable, Apple has a sight to introduce the gaze detection technology which the phone call detect if you’re looking at the phone resulting the less power consumption and saving battery life. The phone automatically locks and pauses the video while you look away. GottabeMobile reports that the next iPhone 6 would have 1080p HD display.
While this feature already exist in Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple could follow this technology which its own customized version.
The new iPhone could get new Gorilla Glass, too
iPhone 6 will run iOS 8
Every year, Apple announces the new operating system for its iOS devices. With the recent release of iOS 7 alongside iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, it does make sense that iPhone 6 will be coming out with the new iOS 8.
Would iOS 8 could give us a big surprise?
We’d expect we’ll be using iOS 8 in iPhone 6 around September.
iPhone 6 storage
Apple already took a big shot with 128GB iPad. Why not guess they are up with 128GB iPhone 6?
iPhone 6 processor
It wouldn’t be a big surprise if Apple come up with A8 processor for iPhone 6. A8 chip would have better performance efficiency which should help to consume less battery.
iPhone 6 camera
Apple Insider in May 2013 uncovered an Apple patent filing in which an iOS device remotely controls the secondary devices like iPhone acts as slave flash for the primary iOS device.
We’ll seeing the huge change in camera of the new iPhone 6 which will be one of the new features.
iPhone 6 camera could be handy for professional photographers
iPhone 6 Touch ID
iPhone 6 will certainly follow Apple’s new fingerprint Touch ID technology from iPhone 5s. Recent rumor suggests that iPad Mini 2 will include Touch ID feature.
Currently, Touch ID can only be used to unlock the locked iPhone screen and to purchase apps and songs from iTunes and AppStore — however Apple would eventually announce the new applications and uses for Touch ID like for accessing third-party banking apps.
iPhone 5s Touch ID was hackable so we expect to see hack-proof Touch ID in next iPhones.
iPhone 6 concept and design
Different design concept and rumors is roaming around, but here’s the best possible concept that we could expect in iPhone 6.
A Russian site AppleInsider.ru makes the following demo of iPhone 6:
Ultra slim iPhone 6 concept with beautiful design
Could the iPhone 6 would have slim design with bigger screen?
Here’s iPhone that resembles with HTC One
iPhone 6 wireless charging
Wireless charging is what most people wants in the iPhone. Would Apple give it a push for wireless charging in iPhone 6?
Apple has filed patent for wireless charging which was expected to be included on iPhone 5s, but possible it could be added on iPhone 6.
What’s difference between Apple and other wireless charging technology is that Apple’s technology can charge the multiple devices at once.
iPhone 6 to include Smart Bezel
According to PatentlyApple, Apple filed another patent on Smart Bezel. It’s simply a display technology containing two layers, one secondary and one primary display. The secondary display layer illuminates allowing user to give input and touch command to the device while the secondary display layer simple provides visual contents.
This way, the users could see more visual part of the display screen.
Smart Bezel on iPhone 6
iPhone 6 price
Apple generally sells the new iPhone at the same price as the old one. If this holds out, the 16GB model iPhone 6 costs $199, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB model.
What have you heard?
Did you find any new rumor, news, or hint about upcoming Apple iPhone 6? Let me know in the comment below.