28th May 2014
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iPhone 6 due in August
iPhone 6 due in August
Concept art from Ciccarese Design

The iPhone 6’s release date has supposedly just been brought forward a month from September to August, the reason for this being Apple is fighting to take back its share of the smartphone market.
This is the first iPhone model that wasn’t worked on by Steve Jobs, so what can you expect from the new model? Here are some of the more likely features you’ll be seeing this August.

Bigger screen

Two models are expected to be released: a 4.7 inch model in August as well as high end version, similar to the current iPhone 5s, in September, with a larger screen estimated to be up to 5.6 inches across. The long awaited iPhone 6 and ‘iPhablet’ counterpart may also feature resolutions 50% greater than current models.

iOS 8

Apple’s new mobile operating system is expected to be announced in the coming weeks and a few new features are expected, including improvements to iTunes Radio compatibility, SIRI, numerous bug fixes and, perhaps most excitingly, the ability to use iCloud to store a complete backup of your iPhone.

Waterproof

This one may sound a little farfetched, but with Sony releasing a fully waterproof phone last year, it’s easily possible.

A new camera

The iPhone’s camera hasn’t had a major redesign since the iPhone 4S, back in 2011, so it’s long overdue for some attention. As the resolution and screen size of iPhones continue to rise, the camera is struggling to keep up.

iWatch

The highly anticipated iWatch might finally be making its debut this year, and it’s expected to be fully compatible with the iPhone 6. With fitness bands being released by almost all of Apple’s competitors, they need to get their foot in the door of this new market if they want to stay relevant in the technology world.

What do you expect the new iPhone will bring? Are you excited for any rumoured features, or has a different phone caught your eye?





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    28th May 2014
    11:14am
    The Chinese are out to kill both Apple and Samsung with the release of the high-end Oneplus One smartphone.
    This new Chinese smartphone outperforms the Galaxy S5 and is half the price.
    It comes with 4G capability, a 5.5" screen with Corning Gorilla glass, a Sony-sensor 13MP camera, magnesium body, a huge 3100maH battery, and Android OS with Snapdragon 2.5GHz quad-core processor.
    The OS is Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CyanogenMod 11S. The Cyanogen Mod program is a community-driven program that adds many useful features to KitKat without tying you into a manufacturer, as all the other makers do.
    This Chinese phone is the showpiece of Chinese electronic technology and it will create great concern amongst Samsung, Apple and many other smartphone manufacturers, who have held us all to ransom with their costly products.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=OnePlus+One+smartphone

    28th May 2014
    11:35am
    ALL you get with these FANCY things is a BIG BILL each month...keep it simple with a mobile that is easy to use and whereby you DO NOT ring others but have it for them to ring you. For making calls use SKYPE...it's easy and cheap
    artlynk
    28th May 2014
    3:43pm
    Thanks Aaron for heads-up on that phone! going for a look now :)
    Crunchy
    28th May 2014
    4:34pm
    Just checked it out - NOT waterproof, and having suffered from that when my mobile took an accidental dunking, would not recommend it.

    Has a few other probs., too, but what would you expect for first generation, new company technology for only $300?


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