Upcoming Apple iPhone- Is it a 6S or a 7?

Upcoming Apple iPhone

With September approaching, iPhone fans are glued to the web to know the release date and model name of the next Apple phone. Though initially rumored as iPhone 7, the latest report suggest that the new offering will be  iPhone 6S or 6 Plus. If the naming patterns of the previous models are followed it will be quite clear that right from iPhone 3GS, the company has not directly moved to the next number without releasing S or Plus version.  Apple iphone 6S or 7- Speculations are on the rise Apart from the model name, the specifications of the upcoming handset are also being speculated by iPhone lovers, even though rumors suggest the phone to include Force Touch and high quality camera features. Some cosmetic changes are also expected to be present in the upcoming handset even if it does not have some remarkable difference from the existing model. Read More: iPhone [+more]

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iPhone 7 Release Date Could Be September 7

Apple upcoming iPhone to sport aluminum alloy body

There is much buzz about the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 or an iPhone 6s. The latest rumor is that the phone may hit the streets on September 7.   iPhone to become strong Reports that the new iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 may be released in September has got everyone talking. However, there are a lot of doubts on whether the phone will come with exciting new features or will it be a rehash of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that we have seen already. However, many are excited to know that the next generation smartphone would feature a strong body with high-grade aluminum alloy. While the strong aluminum body is going to attract buyers, it might raise the price of the handset significantly. Therefore, to attract buyers in millions, the company needs to plan some extraordinary features in the phone. Also Read: Google Nexus Smartphone Images Leaked; Suggests [+more]

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Apple Users Rejoice! WhatsApp For Web Is Now Compatible With iOS

WhatsApp for web is now compatible with iOS

The introduction of WhatsApp for the web was a welcome move but some users were not happy. WhatsApp on the web did not offer iOS support due to certain limitations set by Apple. However, users of Apple devices can now get WhatsApp for web as it has turned iOS compatible. It will now work with Safari on the Mac. Apple users can now access WhatsApp from the Web To access this new service, users need to update their devices with the latest version of the app. They need to scan the QR code on the desktop using the mobile app to get started. Once the function is activated, users can access their WhatsApp messages from a laptop, desktop as well as phones. However, those who want to use WhatsApp in a shared PC environment are better keeping their web notifications off. Else, others may get access to their personal data. [+more]

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HTC Lays Off More Than 2,000 Jobs After Going Through The Hugest Quarterly Loss

HTC Lays Off More than 2,000 Jobs After Going Through the Hugest Quarterly Loss

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, has decided to sack more than 2,000 people, which is about 15% of its workforce. This was declared by the company on Thursday. This announcement was made within a week of the firm’s posting about its biggest quarterly loss ever. HTC said that they lost business worth TWD 8 billion in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to a net profit of $ 2.26 billion during the same period in 2014. This loss has also affected the closing share price of the company that sank to the lowest in the last decade. On Thursday, the price fell further, closing at TWD 50.7, which is down by 7.82%.   HTC had to suffer this fate due to the surge in demand and sale of Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Lenovo products. The firm said that slashing jobs is part of a “business realignment” to stimulate growth. [+more]

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iPad Mini 4 Is Expected To Support Extra Powerful Hardware And Split-View

iPad mini 4 is Expected to Support Extra Powerful Hardware and Split

Latest rumor suggests that iPad mini 4 may have a Split View feature. The source of this speculation is none other than the fact that a resource file has been found in OS X El Capitan within the Safari 9 browser that shows support for this much anticipated feature. If this rumor comes out to be true, it would mean that the specifications of iPad mini 4 would be a lot similar to iPad Air 2.   9to5Mac as well as Hamza Sood, a developer by profession, reported about a tool in El Capitan that has been designed mainly to test the responsiveness of website designs. This tool can be used to check how Safari is iPad mini is working in split-screen view mode. Split-View allows users to run two applications simultaneously on the same screen. This feature would be available in the upcoming Apple’s operating system i.e. iOS 9. [+more]

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Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus May Come With Force Touch Panel

Upcoming Apple iPhone

Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could come with the Force Touch technology if speculations around the phones are to be believed. It has also been reported that mass production of Force Touch panels have begun. Digitimes.com reported that even before the full-blown production of these panels started in July, suppliers shipped a limited number to Apple in June. Apple is also believed to have placed an order to manufacture 85 to 90 millions of units for its new models with 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch displays to be completed by the end of 2015. It is probably the biggest initial production order placed by Apple. Recently, Taipei Times quoted TPK CEO Michael Chung during the Q2 revenue meeting of the company, “We believe that pressure sensors for force touch panels will see widespread adoption across the mobile-device market this year.” As touted, TPK Holding Co. is the main supplier of Apple [+more]

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Apple’s Home Button saga- To Stay Or Not To Stay?

Apple upcoming iPhone to sport aluminum alloy body

Rumors that Apple will give its much-loved home button a miss on its upcoming iPhone, makes us list the top reasons why it has GOT to stay on the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7 as well. Will iPhone Turn The Android Way? The iPhone can be made more Android-ish but sans missing out on the physical button. The increase in screen size that comes about due to skipping a tangible input can barely compensate much since iPhones are not our usual Android wares such as the LG G series or the latest Motorola Moto series. Apple could stick to the home button after all, much like Samsung did. It can only add extra functionality while allowing quick access to camera, search and other apps depending on the intensity of pressing on the button. Apple, are ‘ya listening? Understanding The Toggle Switch For those who own an iPhone and have [+more]

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