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iPhone 6 – Bandwidth Blog Rumour Roundup

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, 3 Comments

appleresWe have seen all the major smartphone manufacturers release their 2014 models so far. Samsung revealed the Galaxy 5, Sony the Xperia Z2 and recently LG joined the party with the G3. The only big player still in the dressing room is the much anticipated iPhone 6. The Cuppertino based company will as per usual release their flagship products at special events at the end of the third quarter of the year  (September). Bandwidth Blog has been reporting on various specifications, sizes and features the new iPhone iteration might have. This article summarizes what we and the rest of the world expects of the new iPhone… (more…)

Apple releases first public beta of OS X Yosemite

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, 1 Comment

OS X Yosemite

If you are a Mac user and keen to start testing Apple’s latest OS Yosemite, then today is your lucky day. The company has announced that they will release the first public beta version of the operating system today.

This is the first time Apple has made Yosemite available to test for non-developers.

Mac users can simply sign up using their Apple ID for the Yosemite beta program on the Apple website. They will then need to use a redemption code to download and install the OS from the Mac App Store.

This will give users the opportunity to install the system, test it and then provide feedback. The company have also made it really easy to report any issues with the built-in Feedback Assistant app, which sends feedback directly to Apple.  (more…)

Apple planning record production of the iPhone 6

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

iPhone 6 production

Another day, another iPhone 6 rumour. As we draw closer and closer to the (expected) announcement date of the iPhone 6 in September, the rumours are churning out hard and fast.

This time, however, the rumour comes from a respected source in the form of the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple is planning a massive production of their next generation iPhone, the iPhone 6. And as everyone keeping an eye on iPhone developments should know, the iPhone 6 will allegedly be available in two sizes – a 4.7-inch model and a larger, 5.5-inch.

According to the report, Apple has asked their suppliers to produce between 70 – 80 million units by the end of the year on December 30th.  (more…)

Apple iWatch launching in two models – Sports and Designer

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

iwatch

With the launch of many smartwatches on the horizon, the pace at which rumours are flowing in is certainly not slowing down. Today we get more rumours about Apple upcoming iWatch, which will launch within the next couple of months – most likely in October.

Talks of two iWatch models have fluttered around since the beginning of the year, but no one really took them serious at the time. As happens with the tech industry, usually the closer we get to launch date, the more accurate rumours tend to be. According to a tipster familiar with the matter the two models will be dubbed the “Sports” and the “Designer.” (more…)

Apple announces line up for iTunes Festival 2014

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, 2 Comments

itunesfest

It’s that time of the year again – where we can all get excited about a month long music festival streamed directly to our smartphones. It’s time for the 2014 iTunes Festival.

Today, Apple announced the first batch of artists set to perform at this year’s festival which is being held in London, instead of the US as previous years.

The festival will take place in Camden in north London at the world famous Roundhouse venue all throughout September, from the 1st to the 30th.

As Apple says, the festival promises to bring us 30-days of exceptional performances by some of the world’s best artists; the likes of which include Pharrell, Maroon 5, Kasabian, Sam Smith, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and even legendary, Debbie Harry fronted rock band, Blondie.

But don’t get too upset if you don’t see your favourite performer on that list, Apple will gradually announce more acts as we get closer to the date.  (more…)

Alleged iPhone 6 sapphire screen tortured with sandpaper

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, No Comments

iPhone 6 sapphire

Every couple of weeks a new iPhone 6 rumour or headline pops up. This week, we’ve already seen another rumour about the much anticipated phone’s new, improved camera.

Another feature of the phone that has been discussed (well, speculated over) at length, is it’s rumoured sapphire crystal display.

The idea with the sapphire crystal screen, is that it is stronger and much more ‘scratch resistant’ than the current Gorilla Glass on the iPhone 5S. Theoretically, the sapphire crystal screen would be much more robust than the Gorilla Glass and one YouTuber, Marques Brownlee (or MKBHD) set out to ‘torture test’ the new, iPhone 6 screen.

Now, we have no idea where Brownlee got his hands on a prototype of the iPhone 6 screen. We can’t verify whether it’s legit or not, but nevertheless – it’s a pretty interesting video to watch.  (more…)

iPhone 6 to have a better camera

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, No Comments

iPhone5

We’re don’t really think the spec race is as important as many are making it out to be. At least, in terms of powering our phones every device doesn’t need to have bigger and better specs than the last to work properly. Nevertheless, that is the world we live in and many have been quick to criticise Apple for not taking part in the spec race.

While we can’t agree with them (Apple’s chips perform as well, if not better in benchmarking than the best that Android phones can offer), specs do seem to sell phones. Apple is reportedly planning on beefing up some if its specs in order to make the iPhone 6 even more enticing. (more…)

Samsung introduces new ‘Level’ headphones – and it looks familiar

Published by on Jul 17th, 2014, 3 Comments

Samsung Level

Yesterday, Samsung announced that their new line of headphones, called Level, are now available in the US. And while we’re sure they’re pretty fancy and will grab the attention of many, we can’t help but feel like we’ve seen this before – in the form of Apple’s Beats.

At first glance, there is no doubt that the Level line of headphones was designed to be a head-on competitor for the Beats line of headphones. Similar in shape and style, Level looks to be an alternative for Beats.

From the short, 30-second advert the company released on YouTube, one can easily see that Samsung is targeting the same demographic as Beats.

Young, hip and fashion forward people are the group Samsung is going for – especially if the ridiculously good looking models in the ad is anything to go by.

But the comparison to Beats goes further than simply the look. Samsung has come up with an alternative to almost every Beats product in their line.  (more…)

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