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iPhone 6 – Bandwidth Blog Rumour Roundup

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, 4 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 planning record production of the iPhone 6

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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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…)

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…)

The History of iOS (video)

Published by on Jul 15th, 2014, 1 Comment

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A lot has been said about Apple’s new versions of iOS over the last couple of years, and there is just as many negative comments floating around than positive ones. Of course, much of this talk has come from fanboys on both sides of the iOS/Android divide.

One thing you can’t ignore, no matter which mobile operating system you prefer, is that iOS changed the way we used our cellphones and completely made certain smartphone features standard. Are the advances in iOS (which was called iPhone OS until 2009) really as minimal as many say? Take a look at TheVerge’s look in the video below: (more…)

iPhone 6 release date revealed?

Published by on Jul 14th, 2014, No Comments

iphone6What are you wanting from the iPhone 6? Do you think the larger screens will make a difference to the core experience of iOS? We’re not sure, but at least we are starting to get reliable information as to when we will find out.

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Apple’s new ad shows how the iPhone can help with parenting

Published by on Jun 30th, 2014, No Comments

 New Apple Ad

We’ll never know what it’s like to be a parent or how much our parents did for us until the day we become parents ourselves. What we do know, however, is that it’s not easy and that you need all the help you can get.

This is what Apple is trying to convey in their new ad for the iPhone 5S – that it can be a great parenting tool to help you help the little ones.

If you’re already in you’re twenties, chances are your parents had little or no help from technology when you were growing up and certainly no help from a smart smartphone. But nowadays, for kids growing up i the digital age, an iPhone or any other smart device, will be a common sight.

In Apple’s latest ad, entitled ‘Parenthood’, the company attempts to show us how much the iPhone can help you with your kids. (more…)

Apple announces iOS 8 at WWDC 2014

Published by on Jun 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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While Apple has many things planned for the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, they kicked it off with one of the things that interest developers and consumers the most. Apple has officially announced iOS 8, the new version of the iPhone and iPad operating system.

Let’s kick things off with confirmation of rumours we heard previously. First of all, don’t expect any real visual changes, the new operating system will remain largely unchanged when it comes to the aesthetics. Other minor changes include the addition of a row of recent contacts to complement your recent apps within the multitasking view, a predictive typing keyboard and the notification gets an overhaul which adds interactivity that lets users reply to messages straight away. (more…)

New Bentley ad entirely shot and edited on Apple devices

Published by on May 30th, 2014, No Comments

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While there have been many great ads over the years, and there will be many more to come, this latest offering from Bentley is quite something.

Not only is it creatively genius and aesthetically pleasing, it’s also very clever – both in the message it brings across and the way it was made.

When California-based ad agency Reza & Co. were asked by Bentley to come up with a creative ad idea to promote their new Mulsanne sedan, as well as it’s new iPad compatibility feature, the company went straight to the source.

Under the creative direction of Austin Reza, the team decided they would film and edit the entire ad by using an iPhone 5S and an iPad Air. (more…)

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