One of the big questions surrounding Apple's rumored transition to larger iPhones centers on what Apple plans to do with the device's screen resolution, and now 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman claims that Apple is testing a 1704×960 display for the units. (The current resolution for the iPhone 5s is 1136x640.) With those new specs, the new rumored 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones should be able to give us better images than what we're familiar with from Retina displays.
If you missed out on the Flappy Bird craze when it was at its height last winter, you might be happy to know that creator Dong Nguyen claims that the popular game will return to iOS in August. In a interview with CNBC (via MacRumors), the Vietnamese developer claimed that the app would somehow be "less addictive" and feature a multiplayer component.
A lot of mockups of the so-called iPhone 6 have been making the rounds ever since the rumors started flying not long after the release of the iPhone 5s, and now (unless Apple is really pulling a fast one) we now have enough information for creative minds to make some impressive mockups. The latest one comes in the form of a video from Italy's Macitynet (via MacRumors), which shows how the rumors 4.7-inch iPhone will look compared to the iPhone 5s.
The stormy relationship between Apple and Samsung continues to grow more interesting. After a series of brutal lawsuits focusing on Samsung's infringements of Apple's copyrights during the creation of the original iPhone, Samsung has now emerged as the top supplier of display panels for the iPad in the first quarter of 2014.
Presumably ahead of the announcement of the next iPhone at this year's WWDC, Apple has kicked off its iPhone upgrade event in an effort to get owners of older models to upgrade to the iPhone 5s or 5c. "It's a beautiful time for an upgrade," iPhone 4s owners are being told in e-mails from Apple, and signs with the same message were spotted in Apple retail stores as early as last week.
Nokia's smartphone division may have been officially acquired by Microsoft two weeks ago, but that doesn't mean that the long-time Apple rival gets to enjoy the Finnish smartphone maker's talent as well. Indeed, based on a series of tweets from earlier today that were first spotted by Engadget, former Nokia camera engineering executive Ari Partinen is headed to Cupertino.
Is there some kind of class distinction between iOS and Android users? A new study says yes, and actually draws a line in the sand based on what each type of device owner prefers to drink and their preferred method of travel.
The word on the street is that the next iPhone and iOS 8 will boast a heavy emphasis on health, but a new report from the University of Houston (via 9to5Mac) shows that you achieve some impressive medical feats with the existing models. According to the study, a researcher from the university developed an app that can detect melanoma with an accuracy rate of 85 percent based on early tests.
Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
When it comes to selling things online, it’s no surprise that the top dog is Amazon, which movedsome $67.8 billion worth of products in 2013 and derives all of its income from digital storefronts. However, there’s a new #2 in town, and according to trade publication Internet Retailer (via The Wall Street Journal), that’s none other than Apple.