Rumour has it that in a departure from the norm, Apple will be consigning the iPhone 5 to early retirement! Apple’s usual protocol has been to keep the previous 2 generations of iPhones in production and market them as lower cost phones for low-income markets. Accordingly, the iPhone 5 is Apple’s high end product, the iPhone 4S is mid-range and the iPhone 4 is the lower end device. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated earlier this week that the iPhone 5 is the best selling iPhone till date. In fact recent data would suggest that it makes up half of the Cupertino based company’s phone sales.
Why Apple would retire the iPhone 5.
A recent report states that the iPhone 5’s in-cell touch-screen technology would not be compatible with low volume production. It is generally believed that Apple will abandon production of its iPhone 5 in favour of its high end successor, assumed to be the iPhone 5S, and a rumoured low end, less expensive plastic backed model dubbed as the iPhone Lite.
It is believed that production on the iPhone 5 sucessor has already been begun. Having a high end and a lower cost model might explain why Apple would send its best selling phone, the iPhone 5 to early retirement.… Read the rest
Looking forward to some of the new devices expected to roll out soon, let’s examine the specifications of the LG Optimus G2, comparing it to see whether it will surpass the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Considering the rumors and speculations, read on for a general idea of what the devices might look like.
Anticipated to be launched in October, the LG Optimus G2 could run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in beta form. With a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, the LG G2 might hold a 5.2-inch Full HD display with either 2 or 3GB of RAM. This smartphone might come out with internal storage options of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. What makes the device surpass other is the slimmest HD panel that it holds.
For the iPhone 6, many reports indicate that the device might roll out with exciting upgrades in 2014. However, rumors hint at the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in the device, packed with a thin and strong glass. Since the device is expected next year, Apple might run iOS 8 by that time.
Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the phone’s also slated for next year launch. Some reports indicate that we might see a carbon fiber Galaxy S5 instead of a plastic device. This smartphone might be waterproof and could include liquid cooling, fingerprint detection, dual SIM cards and dual SD slots.
However, all three are expected to be tough competitors for each other.
What would you prefer; the iPhone 6, the LG G2 or the Galaxy S5?
Reportedly; pre-orders of the Nokia’s handset are all sold-out with AT&T. Costing $299, the smartphone comes with a new two year contract with the carrier, with the delivery starting on July 23rd.
With a 4.5 inch WXGA AMOLED display, the Lumia 1020 holds a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels and brags a huge 41-megapxiel camera. With dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, the smartphone sports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.
Considering the success of Lumia 1020, should the big rivals in line including Apple and Samsung be worried? Apple is working on its iPhone 6 and Samsung on Galaxy S5. However, both the smartphones hold innovative features but nothing can beat Nokia’s camera. Apple’s iPhone 6 will hold a 12-megapixel camera whereas Samsung Galaxy S5 will sport a 16-megapixel, which stands nowhere against Lumia’s mega 41-megapixel.
The success indicates Nokia is far more serious to become the market leader and therefore both Samsung and Apple must incorporate high-end features in their forthcoming iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 to knock-off Lumia 1020 in the game.
Nevertheless, Apple and Samsung must take risk and develop what no one else has offered till now and watch out for this competitive Nokia pie on the table.… Read the rest
Following the rumors surrounding Apple’s iPhone 6, the latest speculation points towards the Xbox 360 Kinect-like motion sensor technology incorporated in the firm’s next-gen smartphone.
Walking on the similar lines as Samsung Galaxy S4, certain reports hint that the iPhone 6 might roll out with motion and gesture controls.
Apparently, Apple is in talks to purchase Primesense, a firm that brought Kinect to the Xbox 360 in partnership with Microsoft. Nevertheless, even if the deal doesn’t work out, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm might include mid-air motion gestures in its devices including the iPhone, the iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
Apple is expected to house the iPhone 6 with faster and better A7 quad core processor, running iOS 7 operating system. Rumors also point towards the storage capacity of the iPhone 6, which is expected to hold internal memory of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Considering the other device, Apple is also in talks to launch a low-cost iPhone, targeted for budget-sensitive consumers. This smartphone will come in different choices of colors. In contrast with the iPhone 6, this low-cost device will be made of plastic and not the aluminum that Apple uses in its traditional devices.
With focus on looks, rising camera resolution, innovative features and specifications, it’s no doubt that both Apple’s iPhone 6 and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 are going to be high-cost devices. A look at what all these smartphones will offer. The answer: just about everything. Read on to explore more.
Expected to hold a bigger screen, speculations surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 indicate towards 4.7 and 5.7-inch variants. Some reports claim the smartphone to hold an ultra-sensitive transparent touchscreen. With a 13-megapixel camera, the iPhone 6 will brag Apple next improved and fast quad-core A7 processor and iOS 7. Hoping for a June 2014 release, multiple rumors say Apple is working on a blend of metal and plastic body for the iPhone 6. With 1080p Full HD resolution, the smartphone will brag a better 4G LTE network along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and wireless charging feature.
Now let’s go on to the next in line, Nokia Limits 1020. Expected to roll out on July 11th this year, this device is speculated to sport a huge 41-megapixel camera. We also hear of a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor running the device. This Windows 8 Phone might carry a 4.5-inch display with 720p resolution. Probably being waterproof, the device will hold a 2000mAh battery with either a metal or polycarbonate body. That still stays unclear.
However, plans, specifications and features of both the giants for their devices will be revealed soon as these high-cost smartphones hit the market.… Read the rest
With Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 slated for September release, we feel that HTC One should gear itself up for some tough competition as we hear the former bulls plan to lock horns with the latter.
With various innovative and top-notch smartphones hitting the spots, decision making has become a tedious task. With two new devices slated for release, Apple and Samsung might just make 2013 all the more interesting. Read on as we reflect upon three major devices of 2013 including HTC One, iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that are hard-to-miss devices.
So far, so good. Starting with HTC’s flagship the One, this Android-based device boasts of a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a full metallic body and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Running on 1.7 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, this smartphone brags a 4-megapixel camera and has already tipped users off the board.
Coming down to Samsung’s next release- the Galaxy Note 3, the Android-based phablet is expected to sport a polycarbonate case. With a 5.99-inch SAMOLED Full HD display, the Note 3 is speculated to boast an Exynos 5 Octa-Core (8-core) processor, Mali 450 (8 cores) GPU and 3GB RAM. We also hear that the device is betting on a 13-megapixel camera.
However, Android may not be your only choice, as rumors are abuzz regarding Apple’s plans to uncover its iPhone 6 soon. Speculations surfacing around the iPhone 6 claim that the device might run iOS 7 and will have a 1080p full HD resolution. The next-gen iPhone 6 might claim a 4.8-inch screen with a 13-megapixel camera along with other top-most specifications.
With all the aesthetics, features and functionality, all three devices are top-notch. They are all like a pie in the sky, in just different flavors. Take your pick.… Read the rest
Just yesterday, we wrote about a rumor we’d heard that said Apple could delay the iPhone 6’s launch a little longer and bring out cheaper iPhone models in the meantime to gain market share. But now, a little birdie tells us that we might just be able to get our hands on the new iPhone 6 much sooner.
An image clicked at a UK operator store has a reference indicating that the 4G iPhone 6 could be out soon. Of course, Apple will only bring out new devices after it has unveiled the new iOS 7 – when that would be, we still have no idea. So far, we were expecting minor updates on the iPhone 5 this year from Apple in the form of an iPhone 5S.
But the CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company’s working on some spectacular hardware which could be unveiled this fall, hinting possibly at the iPhone 6. If there’s any truth in the picture and Cook’s statement, then that would mean Apple intends to skip the iPhone 5S and go straight to iPhone 6.
From the image, we see that the device could have a 4G LTE radio. We’ve also heard that there could be various models of the iPhone coming out this year – with different screen sizes and maybe even at different price points.… Read the rest
The buzz is getting so strong that I can barely wait to get hands on the Nokia Lumia 928. But wait, before I fall in love with the Verizon flagship baby from the Finnish makers, would it be justified to consider if the Apple iPhone 6 would be a better match to my vibrancy and addiction?
With Apple on track to offer us a phablet in form of iPhone 6 and Lumia prepared to illuminate the smartphone world with 928, let us pit these giants against each other to see who emerges victorious .
We have heard that the iPhone 6 could be pumped up with an A7 processor that is in the making. The Lumia 928 will have a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
Apple would be seducing with a larger screen this time and its 4.8 inch Sharp IGZO display with a bendable or wraparound tag could beckon us to experiment on something Lumia 928 with its .5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen might fail to offer.
Apple iPhone 6 has got into the shutter game with a promise of 12-MP camera but it is here that Lumia 928 makes us go gaga. An 8.7MP shutter is not a big deal against Apple’s 12 but with f2.0 aperture, Xenon flash with LED in Lytro-style—we could actually be staring at a winner that escalates smartphones to a level never imagined.
The case rests—the final verdict could only be out when we actually get to play with apple iPhone 6 in one hand and Nokia Lumia 928 in the other.… Read the rest
Apple has us so hooked that we have already welcomed the iPhone 6 even before it has boarded the flight. Amid leaks, imaginations, renditions and fantasies galore, here is a buzz on the iPhone 6 price—finallay!
Going by the erstwhile price bracket of $199, $299 and $399 for the 16, 32 and 64 GB iPhone avatar variants, the iPhone 6 might sell for a tag closer to these amounts. However, skeptics opine that the Apple’s 6th kid will come with layers never imagined. Straight from Job’s mind, the iPhone 6 could house things we never saw. This automatically makes us squirm that the price could notch up a higher mark than its predecessors. But high could not be too high since apple is targeting resurrection with the wonder baby 6.
iPhone 6 News & Updates reveal, “Be ready iPhone lovers for 128 GB for the price of $499 with two year cellular contract…..”Apart from these factors, Price for the contract free iPhone 6 will be much higher than With Cellular Contract iPhone 6. So a 128 GB bendable iPhone 6 could cost around $549 & $929 ($549 + $380 extra as the case is with latest iPhone 5 T-Mobile contract free offer) with contract & contract free respectively.”… Read the rest
The Nokia Lumia 928 has shot down all of us with its jaw dropping specs. With a curvy aluminum body and a sleek feel to it, the Lumia 928 best amazes with the lens sheltered within. The Xenon Flash is one good reason why the Nokia 928 shutter could be a good bet for camera enthusiasts. Carl Zeiss optics clubbed with image stabilization, makes it an ideal pick for those with shaky hands while the PureView Camera adds spice to the Pure Motion HD+ display.
The face of begins with the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera wowing even those who claimed to be die-hard Nokia slaves. The Samsung Galaxy S4 came amid much cheer and fan fare. With its 13-MP lens platter the S4 has only got smarter than the erstwhile Samsung Galaxy models—the Samsung Galaxy S3 included. However, the icing on the lens cake is the camera software on the S4—called the Dual Shot, perhaps this could give the Lumia 928 a beating to dust.
The Apple iPhone 6 is one trump card the Apple is hiding under its cuff. With its additional wowing specs on the lens front, this imagined phablet could beat both the Samsung S4 and the Nokia 928 too. The lens chips comes pumped with high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities and sensor of 12-MP.
With iPhone 6 looming close to smartphone ground, we believe that the iPhone 6 can bleed even its predecessors that “boasted a large f/2.4 aperture and a backside illuminated sensor, and offered performance improvements over previous models when taking pictures in dark environments.”… Read the rest