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.
If you've ever had any doubts that the so-called iWatch is going to be a success, consider the "evidence" amassed by perennial prankster Jimmy Kimmel last night. In the video below, Kimmel's team pesters passersby on Hollywood Boulevard and tells them to check out Apple's upcoming smartwatch, and for the most part, they all respond enthusiastically. The catch? It's just a $20 Casio watch with an Apple logo slapped on the back.
Today Apple secured a patent for a smartwatch from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (No. 8,787,006), providing some of the first direct evidence that the company is, in fact, working on a piece of wearable tech for the wrist. Here's the thing, though—the patent filing dates all the way back to 2011, meaning that whatever Apple announces in the coming months (if they do) might not look anything like what we see on the paper.
You've seen the leaks, you've read the rumors, but enough is enough: When is the next-generation iPhone actually going to start rolling off the assembly lines? We don't have those answers, but it appears manufacturing is indeed kicking off this month.
You didn't think the iPhone 6 scuttlebutt was all washed up already, did you? The latest and greatest from the rumor mill claims Apple's next-generation smartphone will take a big leap forward for mobile photography.