Apple is said to introduce new, larger iPhones “6” and next gen iPhone 5c in Quarter 3 of 2014. According to rumor, the new phones are expected to boast 4.7 and 5.5 inch Retina displays. Apple introduced the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last September.
AppleRumors.NET reported last week that Apple signed a deal with Sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced Technology. Apple’s nearly half billion dollar investment will likely allow for the next gen iPhone to sport sapphire displays. Also reported on the next gen iPhone is LiquidMetal, a powerful and strong alloy which could make the iPhone nearly indestructible.
Apple currently uses Sapphire on its iPhone 5s (the camera lens and Touch ID sensor) and LiquidMetal for the SIM ejector.
Apple today updated iBooks for Mavericks, allowing for bug fixes that existed in the first version. Apple also updated Mail earlier today. You can download the latest versions of Mail and iBooks on the Mac App Store.
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Twitter today lunched it’s IPO, with the stock price set at $26 a share. The stock has since risen to$45 at the time of writing and the company has a market cap of 25 Billion.
The IPO comes after a series of rumors and Twitter’s official announcement of it’s IPO. We’ll bring you more news as the day progresses.
#TwitterIPO #BigDay 🙂
Apple yesterday updated Remote (AppStore.com/Remote), it’s remote app for controlling an iTunes library or Apple TV. Remote has been updated with iOS 7 features, making the new version 4.0 update a major uverhaul.
Remote is the latest Apple app to receive a major update (Apple updated podcasts, Find my Friends, iTunes Trailers, and other apps in the past few weeks.
Most notably, Apple has not updated iBooks and iTunes U with iOS 7 designs. This leads us to ask, Will Apple update them in the coming weeks or hold an education event similar to it’s January 2012 event?
Apple today signed a deal with Sapphire display manufacturer GT Advanced Technology for $578 Million. GT Advanced Technology creates virtually indestructible sapphire displays, one of the hardest stones in the world.
Touch ID – Sapphire
Currently, Apple uses sapphire on its iPhone 5s (and 5) for the camera lens and the newly introduced Touch ID. The precious stone helps to protect against scratches. Additionally, sapphire is extremely lucid, allowing for a clear image (or in the case of a display, clear resolution).
Sapphire displays currently sell for about $30, in comparison, Gorilla Glass costs approximately $2-3 per display. The hefty price of Sapphire is expected to decrease to about $10 per display.
I would personally love to see a 5 inch sapphire iPhone 6 in 2014. Analysts also expect Apple will implement sapphire crystal into the rumored iWatch, expected to debut sometime next year.
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The Phoneblok is a smartphone that is made of detachable bloks. Each of the pieces do a job, an example would be one blok for the camera and another for the memory. So instead of breaking a single thing on your phone and having to get a whole new one you can just buy a replacement part, lowering the cost.
Phonebloks will make it easier for people to get the phone that they really want, a phone tailored to their needs and wants. If someone wants a better camera they can simple buy a better camera, sacrificing some power in another part.
They are offering a type of subscription service so that you will always get the latest and greatest blok.
They are allowing third party developers to make bloks for the phone. Like a community coming together to make something greater. The provide examples on their website such as users making solar powered batteries, more sensitive screens, the possibilities are endless. With more and more people working on the phone we can see the phone’s technology explode.
Motorola is now working on a Phoneblok and hey have been working on a concept phone, Project Ara.
They are asking people to show support for their idea and to help spread it. If you want to support the project you can donate here https://phonebloks.com/ .
Apple’s much anticipated Mac Pro is to be available for purchase in December of this year. Apple’s new circular design sets this generation apart from the previous generations’ rectangular and bulky design. The new Mac Pro is to weigh only 11 pounds (5 kg) compared to the Mid-2012’s 41 pounds (18.7 kg).
The new Mac Pro will come standard with a 256GB SSD. The Mid-2012 Mac Pro came standard with 1TB of storage. Although the SSD will be a much quicker option some consumers want more space at the sacrifice of speed.
With the new boosted processing power of the Mac Pro you will be able to perform more tasks than ever before. This will allow you to use much more processor dependent programs on your computer.The new Mac Pro does have boosted processing power coming standard with 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 10mb L3 cache or you can get the 6-Core version for an extra thousand dollars which comes with a 3.5Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 12mb L3 chace. Compared to the 2012’s which you could either get a 12-core with two 2.4Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5645 or a 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3564. The new Mac Pro definatly has more processing power especially when you shell out the extra cash to configure it even more.
Apple shows us that they are expecting people to use more graphic intensive programs on the Mac Pro. They have added major improvements to the graphics software, something that Apple is not know for.They worked to improve the graphics power on the new Mac Pro by having them come standard with either 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM or 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The 2012 version only came with 1GB GDDR5.
Apple decided to add more connectivity to the new Mac Pro. This will allow you to connect more of your devices to your machine. It comes with 4 USB-3 ports, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, 1 HDMI 1.4 UltraHD port, and a set of Gigabit Ethernet ports.
With the addition of more memory than ever to the Mac Pro you will now be able to use the Mac Pro to run a multitude of programs at once without slowing your computer. The Mac Pro comes standard with 12GB (three 4GB sticks) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory and configurable to 64GB! This will allow for people to use this computer to run multiple virtual machines.
The Mac Pro will be available for purchase this December for the prices of $2999 and $3999.
Google today released it’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5. Google touts it as a new 5″ phone powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat.
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Google’s latest flagship phone will be sold via T-Mobile and Sprint, but the smartphone will be compatible with AT&T. Verizon, the USA’s largest cell phone carrier, will not carry the phone.
The company touts the Nexus 5’s new processor: “With 4G/LTE and ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Nexus 5 keeps you connected at blazing speeds. Add in the cutting-edge 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 processor and you’ll race through games, zip around the web and switch between apps at the flick of a finger.”
We’ll have more information on how the new Nexus compares to the 5s in the coming weeks.
Google’a latest flagship ships with Kitkat, Google’s latest OS.
Customers who purchase as of now will have to wait approximately 3-4 weeks for their phone to leave the warehouse.
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