If you're sick of all the "iWatch" rumors that have clogged the Apple news pipeline for what seems like years now, take heart — it might all be over on September 9. According to some sources, at least, that's the day when Apple will at last officially announced its highly anticipated piece of wearable tech.
Big is in at Apple. We already know that's true for the iPhone based on all the rumors surrounding the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models that are expected to hit shelves later this year, but now Bloomberg is reporting that we'll see a 12.9-inch iPad sometime in early 2015. Naturally, the sources "asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public."
One of the bigger bits of Apple-related news today (seen in our Morning Report) was the alleged leak of a schematic for a new "Phosphorus" component for the iPhone 6, which was initially thought to be a new processor. But that's not the case, argues a forum poster; instead, we may actually be looking at the device's rumored barometric pressure sensor.
Rumors about the iPhone 6 have flowed like water over the last couple of weeks, but we've heard comparatively little about the so-called "iPad Air 2." That changed today with a report that states that the upcoming tablet will get a memory boost to 2GB, up from the current 1GB.
We've seen countless mockups of the upcoming 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" over the last few months, but only now are we starting to see what appear to be completed casings of the actual device. The latest "leak" comes from Feld & Volk, a luxury iPhone accessory maker, and it apparently grants us an idea of what the front and back casings of the device will look like together for the first time.
One of the most persistent rumors surrounding the upcoming "iPhone 6" is Apple's supposed use of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for the front displays, but according to a new report, only new "high-end" models of the phone with higher price tags may sport the material. The news come from unnamed sources familiar with the supply line.
Credible rumors about the iPhone 6 have flowed so freely as of late that there's already a good chance that we know most of what we'll see at Apple's media event next month. Even so, Apple is livid that a Thai official publicly stated the country's approval of the distribution of two new iPhone 6 models yesterday, and the company has sent its own representatives to reprimand the country.
It looks increasingly likely that we may see the two new rumored iPhones at the same time after all. This morning Manager Online reports emerged that Takorn Tantasith, secretary general of Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), approved an application to distribute two iPhone 6 models in the country. So far, that's the strongest proof we've seen that the two models do, in fact, exist.
Looks like we might not have to wait until October to see if all those rumors about the iPhone 6 are true, after all. According to a report, Apple will hold its announcement event for the device on September 9. Other sources have since lent credibility to the rumor with reports of their own.
Rumors and predictions, rumors and predictions, that's most of what we got going on this week with the news to start off August. What will happen with your iPhone if you drop it? And what new ways will we find to use our iOS devices? Let's take a look inside and find out what's what.