The iPhone 6 isn't just the same device we've known and loved with a bigger display, the latest rumors claim; it'll also boast some beefy processing powers. According to China's CnBeta (via GforGames) the upcoming device will likely jump past the 2.0 GHz threshold. That's the kind of power that'll make the already scrappy A7 chip look puny, which is surprising since most developers have yet to push the new technology to its full potential.
The iOS App Store, which celebrates its sixth birthday today, is such a massive cultural presence these days that it's hard to believe that Steve Jobs initially didn't want third-party developers to have access to the iPhone. When he finally gave in, the App Store quickly became a juggernaut that only continues to grow.
It's still not entirely clear if iBeacons will ever take off quite like Apple wants them to, but Major League Baseball is determined to give them a fighting chance. Over the past few months the organization has outfitted 28 stadiums with the technology, and now it's entering phase two with a special project at this year's All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Apple has been attempting to distance itself from Google for some time now, and the latest service destined to be cut appears to be the maps for the iCloud version of Find My iPhone. Google has always provided the maps for the service until now, but iPhoneBlog.de noticed earlier today that Apple has started using its own navigation service for the beta version of the browser-based utility.
As hard as may be to believe in these days of rampant iPhone thefts, sometimes lost iPhones make their way back to their owners through sheer human goodness alone. Take the case of Kevin Whitney, a farmer in Chickasha, Oklahoma. As Gizmodo reports, Whitney lost his phone in a grain pit last October and he got it back after it made its way to the other side of the world.
Now here's an unfortunate case of being the wrong brand at the wrong time: The CEO of ISIS Mobile Wallet announced Monday that the company is planning to rebrand as a result of the conflict taking place in Iraq. As you may recall, a militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has also been frequently referenced by the acronym ISIS, and the mobile wallet service is apparently uncomfortable with such an association. No word on what the new brand will be as yet, but while you're guessing, have a look back at our recap of the last 24 hours!
Apple released the third beta build of iOS 8 today after a three-week lack of updates, and it's full of tweaks that were neither in previous updates nor mentioned in the keynote at WWDC 2014. While there's nothing earth-shattering about the update, it does include a number of modifications to settings and the UI as well as an option to switch on iCloud Drive. Cult of Mac and MacRumors have nice rundowns of all the changes included in the update.
We've heard a lot about how strong the rumored sapphire crystal screens for the iPhone 6 supposedly are, but a new YouTube video from famed parts leaker Sonny Dickson today may have allowed us to see for ourselves for the first time. The "may" is important, as questions remain as to whether the item is actually sapphire crystal and whether the material can actually withstand scratching or breakage.
With the release of the iPhone 6 still a few months off into the future and some of the biggest leaks already out there on the table, all the explosions this week were up in the skies, courtesy of the world's fireworks manufacturers. That doesn't mean there weren't some good news tidbits dropped this week, including some iPhone 6 rumors plus a little something for the Apple image-editing faithful.
Yesterday we referred to the United Kingdom as an "iPhone stronghold" in reference to the comparatively weak inroads that Samsung made with the Galaxy S5 in May; today, new research from Chitika only confirms Great Britain's affection for Apple's smartphone. According to a new study, the iPhone was responsible for almost half of the smartphone traffic in the UK in the second quarter of this year.