Posted by Michael Nace under Uncategorized on Sunday Apr 14, 2013
A refreshed iPhone 5S this year will most likely be thin on hardware upgrades, but an easy, consistent assumption that Apple will bump up the processor to the A7 chip. However, recent reports suggest that the A7 chip may be slated for the iPhone 6 in 2014. Read More
There are an increasing number of rumors indicating that a 5-inch iPhone 6 is on its way in 2013. If that’s the case, then where’s the evidence of ramped up production?
Yesterday on the iPhone 5 News Blog I wrote about the latest iPhone rumor: that some guy in China knows another guy in China who works for a parts supplier who says he saw the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, and that the iPhone 6 is going to be the 5-inch “phablet” that we’ve been “promised” by the rumor mill. How some sketchy guy in a squalid parts supplier in mainland China got a glimpse at two prototypes of Apple’s purported, iPhones, no one knows — but there are no photos to back it up. Hopefully we’ve all moved on from this non-story.
But just in case you haven’t, I thought it would be worth laying out all of the evidence to date that supports the notion that the iPhone 6 is coming in 2013. Read More
Apple VP Phil Schiller spoke candidly about why the iPhone 5 didn’t get wireless charging. Will the same reasons still stand for the iPhone 6?
Since we’re so early into the iPhone 6 rumor and speculation mill, there isn’t a whole lot of new features currently on the iPhone 6 wish list. Most of what we’re writing and thinking about are leftovers from what wasn’t included on the iPhone 5. While NFC seems like a strong possibility for the iPhone 6, the rumored wireless charging feature — a no-show on the iPhone 5 — maybe also prove to be difficult to implement on the next iPhone as well.
Apple VP Phil Schiller gave an interview to AllThingsD after the recent iPhone unveiling, and spoke directly about why the iPhone 5 didn’t feature wireless charging. Quoting from InRumor:
As for wireless charging, Schiller said that the system could actually complicate things for users.
He explained that a wireless charger would too need to be plugged into an outlet. An USB cable can be plugged to any computer and even be used with aircraft systems.
“Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated,” he said.
Not to keep rehashing the “double down on security” quote from Tim Cook, but Phil Schiller is being uncharacteristically revealing in response to a rumored feature like wireless charging. But the question remains: if this was an issue for the iPhone 5, wouldn’t it also be an issue for the iPhone 6 as well? Read More