It may seem impossible to imagine, but considering that the jail breaking pros have not managed to jailbreak iOS 7 yet, is there any reason to believe that they will do so before the iPhone 6 release?
As it currently stands, there are currently more iPhone users awaiting an iOS 7 jailbreak than the iPhone 6 release. And for good reason: the iOS 7 is wildly overdue — so much so that there is now a new crowdfunding website that — at current view — has raised about $7500 as a bounty for the first person to release the iOS 7 jailbreak solution.
You’ll recall that members of evasi0n and other jailbreak influencers have for the past few months tried to assuage iPhone users’ fears that the new mobile operating platform was virtually unbreakable by making vague public statements that “all of the pieces are in place” for a new jailbreak.
Well, if that were the case, then we’d have a jailbroken iOS 7 by now.
After a lot of social media chatter, a high-profile emergency meeting in Asia, and a long stretch of time where there has been no update on when a free iOS 7 jailbreak will be released, you have to wonder: will there ever be an iOS 7 jailbreak? And will it even come before the iPhone 6?
Posted by Michael Nace under iPhone 6 News on Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
For as much as Apple and Samsung have long been at odds with one another in the mobile devices market, the two companies still appear to be prepared to business with one another when it comes to the fabrication of processors for the iPhone and iPad. While Cupertino has involved Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) into the manufacturing of its A-series processors, there is clear evidence that Samsung will be deeply involved in production of the A8 chip for the iPhone 6.
Are you in search of engaging iPhone 6 rumors? So is the tech media. Right now, we find ourselves in a trough of iPhone 6 rumordom. There’s just nothing actionable out there to talk about as an actionable “rumor.” As gruff contemporary poet Charles Bukowski once said, “It’s like a pot of evaporated pi$s.”
So, where do we go from here? Read More
A newly-won Apple patent for facial recognition technology suggests that the iPhone 6 could use your face to unlock it, perhaps as an extra layer of security for iWallet.
It can be argued that we tend to get over-excited about the advent of new Apple patents, since, for the most part, it takes years for patents to develop in reality — if at all. However, there has been a lot of buzz recently about a newly-won patent by Cupertino that tech enthusiasts feel could play a role in the roll-out of the iPhone 6 in 2014.
The hot, early rumor is that Apple is finally going to make good on the curved iPhone rumor by introducing an iPhone 6 with a curved screen. But is this really something you’re dying for?
You knew it wouldn’t be long before the rumor mill churned up the “curved iPhone” rumor once again. It’s like a broken record — with each passing year, we hear that the new iPhone will either have a convex screen, designed to sort of “wrap” around the user’s head for more ergonomic calls, and/or a curved or “teardrop” shaped back, making for an endlessly wobbly, spin-able iPhone.
Hey — at least it could be used to play “spin the bottle” or make a random selection of who has to take out the trash. Only the “spin the bottle” or “app to randomly decide who takes out the trash” app designers would bemoan a curved-backed iPhone. Read More
The launch of the iPad 5 under the new “iPad Air” moniker took many consumers by pleasant surprise. Will we see Apple rebrand the iPhone 6 in 2014 as the “iPhone Air?”
One thing that Apple is really good at doing is branding. Much like how Xerox managed to make its own brand name a ubiquitous verb for photocopying in the early days of that technology, so has Apple been able to make “iPhone,” “iPad,” “Mac,” and many of its other technologies part of the technological lexicon. One of these has been the “Air.” The MacBook Air came to replace the standard “MacBook” and characterized Apple’s ongoing dedication (fixation?) with making mobile computing devices increasingly thinner, slimmer, lighter, etc.
Give the trend with the current iPad Air, one wonders: will we see the rise of the “iPhone Air” next year? Read More
Analysts and enthusiasts alike are clamoring for a 2014 iPhone 6 with a 4.8-inch display — and more of them are convinced that that they will finally get the big screen that they’ve wished for. As far back as the release of the iPhone 4S, iPhone users have lamented Apple’s lagging screen size; as Samsung and other Android-powered manufacturers have increased boldly their display specs, Apple has been content to work within the confines of the original iPhone design. While the iPhone 5 finally delivered on a larger screen, it just wasn’t the shape and size that many were expecting.
Thus, all of this begs the question: even if the iPhone 6 debuts in 2014 with a 4.7 or 4.8-inch screen, will those display specs be enough to satisfy geekdom? Read More