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 iPhone 6 concept artistes are at it again — pumping out new concepts for the 2014 iPhone 6 that continue to push the envelope for a larger screen. This new rendering takes previous concepts one step further, and tried to make good on previous rumors that Apple has prototyped an iPhone 6 with a 4.8-inch screen by shrinking the bezel and dramatically increasing the display vis-a-vis AMOLED technology. Read More
The first in what will most likely be a long line of rumors related to the iPhone 6 claims that Apple will make good on several patents related to solar recharging for the iPhone 6.
The notion of a solar charging feature on an iPhone is nothing new; in fact, there are plenty of third-party options out there (like the one pictured above) that give users the ability to charge their iPhone battery with the sun’s rays. None of these products, however, are considered to be viable enough to foster mainstream appeal, and for the most part, solar charging arrays for the iPhone tend to be used more as emergency, last-ditch-effort features for giving just a bit of juice to a dead iPhone.
A new rumor, however, suggests that Apple will change the face of solar charging for smartphones next year by implementing well-establish patents for an iPhone 6 battery that will feature a solar charging panel that actually works. Read More
A blurry photo that purports to be an image from Vodaphone reveals that a 4G iPhone 6 has made its way into the company’s product roster. But does this photo really deserve the press it’s getting?
Just when you thought the tech media had made peace with the reality that the overhauled iPhone 6 won’t be released until 2014, a new piece of evidence shows up in the rumor mill to suggest otherwise. The blurry, nondescript photo you see pictured above is being touted by the tech media as a possible clue that Apple in fact intends to release the iPhone 6 in 2013 — or at least plans to name the 2013 iPhone release “iPhone 6.”
Given what we know from the past, and the vagueness of this report, is the photo above enough proof to warrant the widespread news coverage — and the hope that the iPhone 6 could be soon arriving?
The iPhone rumor mill continues to create lofty expectations for future iPhone models, in spite of new Apple chief Tim Cook’s best efforts to manage reasonable consumer expectations and curtail the damaging effect to iPhone sales that rumor and buzz causes Cupertino each year. Just a few days after Cook admitted in an interview that the prospect of increasing the size of the iPhone’s display is unlikely in the near future, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek has publicly stated today in a memo that the iPhone 6 will arrive in June of 2014, and will indeed include a larger display.
Who should we believe — Cook or Misek? Read More
In the wake of any hard-hitting iPhone 6 news this morning, a new report popped on the wires regarding the possibility of seeing Swype come to the iPhone 6.
iPhone users have long awaited an improvement to the keyboard interface in iOS, looking for Apple to either adopt Swype, the line-drawing, mobile typing sensation that is standard equipment on Android phones, or something like it. Perhaps Siri was supposed to forge past Swype and encourage audio dictation in place of typing, but at present, users are still looking for a more streamlined approach to typing on the iPhone.
Is it possible that Cupertino could capitulate and adopt Swype in time for the iPhone 6 in 2014? Read More
While tech enthusiasts hope against hope that Apple will adopt Android-style display dimensions, Tim Cook suggests that Cupertino will stand pat with the current screen specs for the iPhone 6.
With the onset of larger-screened smartphone designs, those who follow consumer electronics continue to bemoan Apple’s reticence to adopt larger, more Android-like screen dimensions for the iPhone. After retaining the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen up until last year, the expanded display on the iPhone 5 was met with middling reviews, as the elongated screen failed to give some users the large, phablet-like real estate they’re looking for on future iPhones.
For those who are holding out hope that the iPhone 6 will finally debut a large, wide screen, recent comments from Tim Cook suggest that Apple is not looking to significantly revamp the iPhone 6′s display dimensions anytime soon. Read More