5.5-inch iPhone 6 May Offer 128GB Option

11:13 AM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may sport more storage to go along with its bigger display. The model will reportedly come with a 128GB storage option, up from the 64GB cap on current and previous iPhones, and will be a feature that sets it apart from the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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Assuming Apple does finally offer a 128GB storage option on the iPhone, that'll rock. Limiting it to the 5.5-inch model, however, will suck. Not everyone has giant hands.

Analyst: Apple to sell 80M iPhone 6 Units in 2014

10:00 AM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · iPhone

Topology Research Institute thinks demand is so high for the unannounced iPhone 6 that Apple will sell 80 million units by the end of the year. Assuming the new model, or models, launch in September, that equates to about 20 million iPhone 6 units sold every month for the last four months of the year.

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There's clearly a lot of interest in Apple's next iPhone model. Assuming the company can produce inventory fast enough, it may be able to hit TRI's numbers.

Google I/O 2014 Keynote Highlights: Wear, Cars, and ‘L’

9:03 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iPhone

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Google kicked off its own developer conference Wednesday, titled Google I/O, with a keynote address. Not content with just phones and tablets, the Android OS has extended to cars and TVs and watches too. With health tracking.

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Different approaches to the same issue are a good thing. It's fascinating to watch Google show an alternate path. I was really interested until I saw that giant slab of glass on each presenter's wrist.

Supreme Court Says Cell Phone Searches Require Search Warrants

4:16 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iPhone

In a decision that backs up the idea that cell phones and smartphones deserve the same privacy protections from the government as other parts of our lives, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled police must obtain search warrants before looking through the contents of our iPhones. Previously, law enforcement agencies could look through text messages, email messages, photos and more on smartphones to collect evidence without using search warrants.

Report Claims iPhone 6 Launching Sept 19

10:47 AM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple is reportedly planning on launching the still unannounced iPhone 6 on September 19, according to sources speaking with the Chinese media. The company's track record makes a September release plausible, but expecting unnamed sources who are probably in the parts supply chain to know Apple's product launch plans seems unlikely.

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Apple hasn't made any announcements about new iPhone models, so for all we know the next model includes holographic displays and pink buttons. That said, the company's track record points to a September launch, and the 19th sounds like as good a date as any.

Fuzion+ Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s: Pros Outweigh Cons

3:30 PM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · iPhone

The Rokform Fuzion+ Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s has military good looks and ruggedness. It is one of the best cases reviewed to date with respect to ultimate protection and has many strengths. However, there are a few negatives that keep it from being great. John Martellaro explains.

Withings goes Upscale with Activite Fitness Tracker Watch

8:48 AM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · iPhone

Health and fitness monitoring company Withings introduced its Activite fitness tracker on Tuesday with a traditional analog wristwatch design. The Activite uses watch hands to show the time as well as your overall daily fitness activity level.

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A fitness tracker that looks like a nice watch instead of a plastic band on your wrist. That sounds a lot like something Apple would do.

Foxconn Hunting for 100K People to Build iPhone 6

9:49 AM, Jun. 23rd, 2014 · · iPhone

Foxconn is apparently on the biggest hiring spree in the company's history as it hunts for 100,000 people to build Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. Foxconn has been building iPhone models for Apple for years and is expected to produce 70 percent of the what the company has ordered.

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If Foxconn and Pegatron really are hiring as many new employees as it sounds like, Apple has some pretty big iPhone orders in the works. Bringing on over 100,000 new workers also helps back up the idea that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models really are happening.

T-Mobile gives Subscribers Free Music Streaming for iTunes Radio, More

9:36 AM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · iPhone

T-Mobile has made another move to set itself apart from Verizon and AT&T by announcing subscribers can stream music from several online services without worrying about hitting their wireless data cap. The company said T-Mobile Simple Choice subscribers can stream music from iTunes Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Slacker, and Spotify over LTE without incurring any data charges.

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T-Mobile is getting pretty agressive with its push to draw customers away from the big cell service providers. It's your move, Verizon and AT&T.

Analyst: Apple Unaffected By Amazon Fire Phone

5:52 PM, Jun. 19th, 2014 · · iPhone

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Analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald wrote a note to clients right after Amazon's announcement of its new device, saying "…we do not anticipate any impact to Apple’s iPhone franchise."

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Until we can actually see and use the device, it seems like it's just a thing to buy so I can buy more things, which isn't the feeling I get from the iPhone.