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geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsThere has been plenty of back and forth regarding display size and other design elements that we can expect to see in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. While nothing is set in stone until Apple makes its highly anticipated announcements, obviously, several sources that have been reliable in the past have each painted a fairly similar picture. From the looks of things, we can expect two new iPhone models in 2014, an iPhone 6 and a new larger iPhone with a display that climbs into phablet territory. The exact size of each display had been debated by plugged-in industry watchers as Apple toyed with different designs, but a new report claims that the iPhone 6 design has now been finalized. We have heard from a number of different sources in recent months who have claimed to have inside knowledge of what size display Apple intends to use in the iPhone 6. DisplaySearch said it will measure 4.7 inches diagonally with a 1,600 x 900-pixel resolution while well-respected Apple analyst Peter Misek said it will measure 4.8 inches. KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo, who has the best track record in the business when it comes to Apple’s device plans, would only say that the iPhone 6′s screen will measure between 4.5 and 5 inches diagonally. Much of the mystery was attributed to the fact that Apple was testing iPhone 6 designs with a few different screen sizes, but now Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri says all that testing has been completed. In a note to clients on Wednesday picked up by AppleInsider, Arcuri stated that the iPhone 6′s design has been “locked down” and the phone will feature a 4.8-inch display. The analyst also says that Apple’s new iPhone will support faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, and that Apple is planning ”key software innovations” in iOS 8 that will be a big focus on the new iPhone. That would certainly be fantastic news, considering iOS 7 was all about renovation rather than innovation. Apple is widely expected to launch the iPhone 6 this fall, though one recent report claimed that it will debut this summer at Apple’s annual WWDC conference instead. Source
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsAccording to Sun Chyang Xu, an analyst from China who made a prescient call on the Motorola Moto X, Apple is going to have a pair of launches for the Apple iPhone in 2014. According to the analyst, Apple will start trial production of the Apple iPhone 6 with production of 2 million to 3 million units starting in May. This phonewill feature a 4.7 inch screen with the same 640 x 1136 resolution used on its 4 inch models. The second version of the Apple iPhone to be released this year will have a larger 5.7 inch screen, with higher resolution than the iPhone 6. An earlier report from DisplaySearch Taiwan stated that the 4.7 inch iPhone will offer resolution of 720 x 1280, while the 5.7 inch version will have resolution of 1080 x 1920. Both handsets are expected to be introduced at WWDC in June, although the iPhone 6 will be available shortly after the developers' conference, and the larger screened model will be released later in the year. Apple launched two different iPhone variants last year, the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5c, to keep up with the various Android models that are produced from a number of different manufacturers. The next step would seem to be Apple holding two different launches a year. The 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is expected to keep an 8MP camera on back so that the phone can remain thin. Confirming an earlier report, the body of the next-gen iPhone is expected to be a thin 6mm. Returning to the camera, the rear-facing snapper will offer OIS and an aperture of f/1.8, which should allow for some great photographs taken under low-light conditions. To put that in perspective, the aperture on the rear-facing snapper on the Apple iPhone 5s is f/2.2. The above report is very similar to another one we passed along at the beginning of this year. That report, out of Japan, had Apple producing both 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch models of the iPhone, just like the information unearthed by Sun Chyang Xu. The difference is that this report had Apple launching the 5.7 inch version in May as part of a brand new phablet line, while the smaller 4.7 inch version would be launched in September. While the two stories are not perfectly a match, the fact that they both talk of 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch variants of the iPhone could be a positive sign that we will see two iPhone versions launched this year, featuring screens with those dimensions. Source
Apple has just announced the latest version of its desktop operating system, Mac OS X Yosemite. Continuing the naming scheme of famous California landmarks introduced with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite introduces translucent windows menus, redesigned dock icons, an updated Spotlight search feature, iCloud Drive cloud storage integration, and a new widget bar. Mac OS X Yosemite features a fair amount of new visual flair. Besides the aforementioned translucent window menus and iOS-style icons, there’s a new “dark mode” for fans of a less obtrusive black color scheme. But it’s not just cosmetic – Apple has been hard at work at integrating iOS and Mac OS features as well. You can now access open web pages, documents, and even use your Mac to accept incoming calls made to your iPhone – even if that device is charging in another room in the house. There’s even a new feature called Handoff – allowing you to start an email on your iPhone and then finish it on your Mac with as little effort as a single click (as long as both are on the same network, of course). Also, the notification center now features widgets for weather, stocks, calculator and others. You get notifications for calendar, reminders and news all in one place as well, including your schedule and other personalized information – think mobile notifications, a one stop shop for all of them. Spotlight, the Mac OS search feature, now comes front and center in all Yosemite operations. A search bar gives you and index of not only your local documents and apps, but does internet searches as well. Just typing in a current movie title will bring up local showtimes combined with news and streaming services, while typing in a contact name will display scheduled appointments and conversations. Mac OS X Yosemite will be made available for as a free public beta this summer (not typical for new Mac OS releases in quite some time), with a full release coming later in the fall. A developer preview is available immediately. Source