Amidst persistent rumors that Apple plans to introduce a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August followed by a larger 5.5-inch model the following month comes word that retail employees are being restricted from taking vacations in September.
Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote is now less than three weeks away, and while speculation has run amok about iPhone 6 and iOS 8, at least one of the company's accessories is getting a slice of the rumor mill this week.
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.
Near-field communication (NFC) has wound up in a lot of Android devices over the last few years, enabling retail shoppers to pay with a tap. With each passing year, Apple has been rumored to finally adopt such technology, so it should come as little surprise to see it surface again in 2014.
Amazon kicked off the weekend by adding 15 more cities to its Sunday delivery lineup, growing from New York and Los Angeles to Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dallas, and other markets. The partnership with the U.S. Postal Service doesn't cost Amazon customers an extra dime, so if you happen to be in one of the now 17 cities served, you'll now have one less reason to leave the house each weekend. Speaking of which, here's a handful of other news bites you might have missed this past weekend...
Apple chose to pass on the opportunity to incorporate Touch ID fingerprint sensors into the latest iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display models, but a new rumor suggests that oversight may get rectified later this year.
A sketchy rumor posted overnight to Taiwan-based Industrial and Commercial Times claims that supplier Pegatron has already received 15 percent of Apple's orders for the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of a September launch. Apparently the supplier will produce something in the neighborhood of 50 million iPhones this year, which includes the current generation as well as the new model, which just so happens to pop up again in today's recap...
Just a few short years ago, this time of year would have been one of anticipation for the arrival of a new iPhone. Instead, eager buyers have to wait out the dog days of summer — or cave in to a potentially lucrative offer on a current model that's hard to resist.
Following photos of a reported iPhone 6 dummy model that appeared online yesterday, a new video featuring a mock-up based on rumored specs for Apple’s next smartphone provides the best look yet at what a larger, yet slimmer iPhone may look like. The mock-up seen in the clip falls in line with the many different rumors that have spread in recent weeks, and shows a sleeker build for the device than the iPhone 5s, with rounded edges more in line with the 5c and iPod touch.
Feeling kinda hungry? Well then, this week's got some tasty tidbits to tease your tastebuds as well as a few new games worth your time. Plus, if you wanted to get a little FaceTime in, you'd best be packing the latest iOS, and at last, Google slinks out of the shadows. All that and more, plus the latest skinny on Apple's latest worst kept secret, the iWatch.