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
The prevailing assumption is that the iPhone 6 will feature the long-awaited NFC functionality along with iWallet, thus enabling a mobile, wireless payment system. However, is Apple really ready to roll out iWallet in just over a year?
If you were to handicap the most anticipated feature for the iPhone 6 on this day, anecdotally you could argue that it’s a larger display. While millions of average users onboarded to a new iPhone 5s or 5c this past weekend — both of which sport the same 4-inch screen as the now-defunct iPhone 5 — the hardcore Apple fans still desperately want a bigger, wider screen for the iPhone 6.
But if they can’t have that, they’ll at least take iWallet. Read More
An impressive, new iPhone 6 concept reveals a 5-inch display along with a form factor that would still be in line with recent iPhone aesthetics.
I cannot think of the last time an iPhone concept really came close to accurately prognosticating an actual iPhone design. The main reason for this is that, as a rule, new iPhone concepts tend to feature the most fanciful rumored features for iPhones which, for the most part, never end up materializing.
This new iPhone 6 concept is probably yet another one of them.
However, iPhone concepts are always fun to check out and opine on — regardless of whether or not they’ll ever become a reality. Kind of like those crazy concept cars you see at auto shows: the car companies never end up making them, but at least it shows us what’s possible. Plus, there are a few details in this iPhone 6 concept that could in fact come true. Read More
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Quietly, a bit of a tradition has begun here at the iPhone 6 News Blog over the 2+ years that it has been in operation: the establishment and continuation of the “Hey Stupid” column.
The “Hey Stupid” headline has, until this point, only been used twice: in April of 2011, we published an article entitled, “Hey Stupid, The iPhone 6 Won’t Be Released in Early 2012,” in response to a widely-circulating rumor claiming such nonsense. Later, we re-commisioned the column in October of 2012 — just after the release of the iPhone 5 — entitled, “Hey Stupid, The iPhone 6 Won’t Be Released In The Spring.”
Now, for a third time, we have the opportunity to once again say, hey Stupid, the iPhone 6 be released on October 15th. Read More
Once the iPhone 6 launches in 2014, we may very well see the end of the iPhone 5 overhaul, currently enshrined in the 5s. The iPhone 4S might even outlive the once-fabled iPhone 5.
Last week, with the launch of the iPhone 5s, he unthinkable became a reality: in one fell swoop, Apple killed the iPhone 5. Sure, the iPhone 5 continues on in the updated form of the 5s, but the iPhone 5 itself has been discontinued, to be replaced by its cheap, plastic, overpriced cousin, the iPhone 5c.
The iPhone 5 wasn’t mothballed because it was a failure. Rather, Apple discontinued it in order to put a bigger gap between the iPhone 5s and 5c. However, with the reshuffling that Cupertino just did — as well as the list of rumored features for the iPhone 6 — there’s enough evidence to suggest that even the iPhone 5s will be killed off by next year. Read More