Some physical mockups of the iPhone 6 have been caught in the wild, showing off the next-generation iPhone in silver, black, and gold. Of course, the design of the dummy units may not be official, but some case makers have already started producing accessories based on the schematics of these mock-ups.
According to new a report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple’s iPhone 6 may come as early as August this year. The report cites anonymous sources from Apple’s supply chain, who claim that the 4.7-inch variant of the iPhone 6 will be released in August, while the larger 5.5-inch model will launch a month later in September.
According to a new report from Financial Times, Apple is currently in the final stages of acquiring Beats Electronics (makers of Beats headphones and Beats Music streaming service) for $3.2 billion. This would be Apple’s largest acquisition of another company ever.
A new patent application by Apple was published today, showing off a new method of producing “super-resolution” images using optical image stabilization (OIS). This new technology would allow future iPhones to take images with higher resolutions than what the camera hardware is limited to.
The lead engineer behind Apple’s iMessage, FaceTime, and Push Notifications has just left the company to become CTO of a startup company named Layer. The new company is working to create an easy way for developers to add messaging, voice and video features to their applications. Andrew Vyrros announced his departure and explained why he left Apple in a company blog post:
If you’ve been keeping up with the smartphone world lately, you’ve probably already heard about the up and coming smartphone maker, One Plus. The new company has already had quite some controversy surrounding them since they first announced their first flagship phone, the One Plus One.ZZ
One Plus held a “Smash the Past” contest where people applied to destroy their current smartphones in exchange for a One Plus One. 100 contestants were chosen, getting access to the first 100 One Plus Ones for only $1.
Check out Dbrand’s entry video of a poor iPhone 5s being crushed by 40,000 lbs of force. RIP…
Tumblr has just released a new update to its iOS app, bringing a very welcomed feature which allows users to customize the look and design of their blog right from within the app. You can now change colors, fonts, or the entire layout of your blog through a WYSIWYG-style interface, similar to the one on the web.
While the app has always allowed users to edit content on their blogs, this full control over the layout and design of your blog is a brand new feature. You can also view a live preview of the changes made to your blog before making it official.
Head over to the App Store now to get the new Tumblr app for free.
ESPN has just released a new app that helps you follow the upcoming 2014 Soccer World Cup right on your iPhone. ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup packs tons of features and aims to be your go-to app for everything related to the world’s most popular sporting event. Head inside for more details and screenshots: