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You can now pre-order a 24-karat gold iPhone 6

Published by on Jul 30th, 2014, No Comments

Brikk iPhone 6

No date has even been set for the iPhone 6 launch and Apple hasn’t said a word, but, you can now pre-order a solid gold iPhone 6 – if you have the cash to burn.

Los Angeles-based luxury retailer, Brikk, has announced on their website that they are now taking pre-orders for either gold or platinum plated iPhone 6 models.

Those who seek more than functionality when it comes to their smartphone, can order a 24-karat yellow or pink gold iPhone 6 or, if you don’t want to be as flashy but still ensure top luxury, you can also order a pure platinum iPhone.

Then there is the ultimate in luxury plated iPhones – and one we’re sure Paris Hilton will like to get her hands on – the diamond encrusted, 24-karat gold iPhone 6.

Along with the solid gold plating, you can also request Brikk to have the Apple logo of your iPhone encrusted in 1.068 carats worth of sparkly diamonds. This gold plated, diamond encrusted iPhone 6 will set you back a mere $8,400 (or R89,139,12 – but who’s counting?) (more…)

Motorola to release a Nexus phablet

Published by on Jul 29th, 2014, No Comments

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The rumour-mill keeps going one way and then the other. We have no idea at this stage which way the Nexus programme is going as we’ve had multiple rumours, first of all that the Nexus brand has been killed off in favour of Android Silver and then that a Nexus 8 tablet may still be in the works, to be made by HTC.

We thought the Nexus 6 smartphone may be the follow-up to the Nexus 5, made by LG, and that it would be based on the LG G3 hardware as the previous version was based on the LG G2 hardware. Now it seems, the Nexus 6 name may not just be an iterative name, but the actual size of the upcoming smartphone. (more…)

Moto X+1 leak looks legit

Published by on Jul 29th, 2014, No Comments

 

x1-1The Moto X was a real smash hit of a device, even though it didn’t sell very well. Priced very well, we were surprised that so few people actually picked it up when Google and Motorola built their first smartphone together.

We finally have some concrete evidence that Motorola are in fact making a sequel to the critically acclaimed Moto X, dubbed the Moto X+1. (more…)

Is there a Facebook, Uber partnership looming?

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, No Comments

Uber

If recent reports are to be believed then we might see a new, powerful partnership between Facebook and Uber in the near future.

According to a report by Re/code, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg,  reportedly had a meeting with Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick about a possible partnership between the two mega companies that would reap a lot of benefits for both.

Apparently, the two discussed the possibility of integration the Uber service into Facebook’s Messenger app. This would then essentially mean that you would be able to order an Uber while you are talking to your friends on Messenger.

We already know that Facebook is very interested in turning their messenger app into something more than just (another) messaging/communication tool. And it seems that they are looking into e-commerce to expand the horizons of Messenger. (more…)

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 Cupertino 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 summarises 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

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…)

Nokia Lumia 530 specs leaked before launch

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Nokia_Lumia_520.jpg.pagespeed.ce.NyzOXbXSglThe upcoming Nokia Lumia 530 might not be the flagship model everyone is waiting for but the little Windows phone is still eagerly anticipated. With the unsuspected success of the Nokia Lumia 520 last year many consumers can’t wait to get their hands on a smaller, cheaper yet superior quality Windows smartphone. For those holding out for a phone just like this will be pleased with new leaks of the 530′s specs. (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…)

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