Starting yesterday, an Australian by the name Lindsay Handmer has been camping outside Sydney’s main CBD Apple store to be one of the first worldwide to purchase the latest iPhone. A brave venture, considering that when the device will go on sale is still unknown; even crazier is the fact that Apple’s keynote only happens tomorrow.
Two weeks back we wrote about what you can expect from the Cupertino based tech giants during their keynote this fall – to keep it short and sweet, you’ll see the new internally upgraded iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iOS 9 but there are whispers going around that an iPad and Apple TV refresh is also in the works, while the OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 are likely to join in too.
Malaysians purchased 4.8 million smartphones and 0.9 million tablets during the first half of 2015. Numbers which rose by 42% and 15%, in the two aforementioned categories, compared to the same half of 2014. Predominately, sales were geared towards makers from China and Taiwan for smartphones and the tablet space still leans towards global vendors.
Fall has a tendency to be the season that Apple chooses to make its grand unveiling, at least in recent times. Planned to be held at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which seats 7,000 people – meaning it’ll be their grandest yet, leading many to believe there will be a lot to be talked about.
No, that’s not a chip planted by the government to spy on you!
With the iPhone 6s announcement expected in the next couple of weeks, we’ve already caught bits and pieces of the upcoming device. The latest one we have here are images of the iPhone 6s display along with what looks like the chip responsible for the rumoured Force Touch enabled display.
The folks at Cupertino have concluded that a particular batch of iPhone 6 Plus devices include a faulty iSight camera that causes blurry photos. If you’ve purchased the said device and its serial number falls within the range that was affected, Apple will replace your iSight camera on the iPhone 6 Plus for free.
The rumour mill has been circulating, thanks to the the European mobile insiders saying that the latest iPhone will be available for sale on September the 18th – 9 days after their keynote supposedly on the 9th, which is in-line with Apple’s habits of starting sales two Fridays following the keynote.
Android or iOS, whichever suits your fancy, chances are you’re on either side of the coin. It doesn’t really matter to which you’ve sold your allegiance to as of recent times they tend to take nifty features from one another but what happens when you pass of a version of Android as the latest iOS 9?
If you’ve ever felt the need to have the Apple Watch on-hand with a traditional one mounted together, Nico Gerard’s watch will run you back US $9,300 for the standard version. Want something even more elaborate? Go all out on and spend US $112,000 for the gold cased model, which obviously includes a bling-worthy US $10,000 solid gold Apple Watch.
With Q2 in the books, market trends of the portable-friendly tablet continues to decline. The figures for this year stand at a downward 7% based on yearly figures, accounting for 44.7 million tablets worldwide. Possibly, hampered by the rise of other manufacturers that have successfully played catch-up.