The iPhone 5 with the rumored NFC chip. It never materialized -- but how about for the iPhone 6?
The iPhone 5 turned out to be exactly what we thought it would be, with the exception of NFC payments and iWallet. Will 2013′s iPhone 6 finally usher in Apple’s gambit on wireless mobile payments?
Just a day after the announcement of the iPhone 5, as the tech world reacts to whether or not Apple’s newest iPhone iteration is a huge success or miserable failure, it’s the prefect time to stake a claim on what to start thinking about regarding the next iPhone, alla the iPhone 6. Considering that most of what was rumored about the new iPhone came true — the metal back, larger screen, 4G LTE, A6 chip, etc., it stands to reason that the rumor mill is now on the right track in terms of anticipating what to expect on the iPhone 6 as well.
And the one thing that was sorely lacking on the iPhone 5? NFC and the long-rumored iWallet payment system. Read More
The replacement of Google Maps in iOS 6 with Apple Maps, and now the news that iOS 6 devices will not offer native support of YouTube, suggests that the iPhone 6 in 2013 could be “Google Free,” with even Google Search being replaced by Siri.
Back in June at the WWDC, Apple made waves by announcing it would replace the poorly-performing Google Maps iOS integration with its own Apple Maps. What we have seen of it thus far suggests that, if nothing else, Apple’s Maps will bring with it an aesthetic flair that was lacking in iOS’s Google Maps, plus point-to-point navigation and other features that have been sorely lacking.
Today, we’ve also got news that Apple will not be offering native support for YouTube in all iOS 6-and-beyond devices. Apple issued its statement via The Verge: “Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.”
This is a big deal for Google: to lose both Google Maps and YouTube from iOS 6 means that they will have considerably less ad impressions for their Google AdWords service, which has already seen a sharp decline in revenues over the past three quarters. For Google, which still relies on Apple’s popular iPhone and iPad to deliver more exposure for its ads via integrated Google services, this is bound to hurt their bottom line. Read More
Rumors are abounding that a 3G iPhone 5 may have a 4G competitor in 2011 with the rumored “Nexus 4G.” Does this mean that a 4G iPhone 6 in 2012 is likely?
Year after year, 4G is becoming the holy grail for smartphones. And with ever-escalating rumors that the iPhone 5 may turn out to be more of a refresh than a revolutionary new iPhone iteration, the prospect of a groundbreaking iPhone 6 design that features a 4G radio is beginning to take shape.
Reliable sources are indicating that 4G LTE will make its way into the smartphone realm in 2011 with Google’s Nexus 4G, meaning that a 3G iPhone 5 could enter the fray at an immediate disadvantage. PopHerald reports: Read More