Jan 19

iPhone 6: Super-slim Liquidmetal iPhone ‘due in May’

iPhone 6 with wrap-around screen design

Latest reports suggest iPhone 6 will be just 6mm thick thanks to new Liquidmetal frame

LAST UPDATED AT 10:23 ON Thu 16 Jan 2014

THE iPhone 6 could be just 6mm thick – and the latest reports suggest that it will be with us by May at the latest.

Analysts have long predicted that the new phone will have a larger screen, but South Korean website ET News says the handset will also be significantly slimmer. Quoting sources from Chinese companies within Apple’s supply chain, says the new model will be called the iPhone Air.

“To earn the moniker already bestowed upon the top-of-the-line iPad and Mac models, the new iPhone will reportedly measure only 6 millimeters thick,” says Forbes, after translating the [2]South Korean report.

By comparison, the iPhone 5S is 7.6mm thick and the 5C model measures 9mm. The iPhone 3GS, sold until late 2012, measured 12mm – twice as thick as the proposed new model.

Patent applications released this week suggest that some components within the ultra-slim frame will be built from Liquidmetal, which is stronger and more durable than aluminium. The documents, published by MacRumors, suggest that Apple is planning to use the alloy in buttons and switches, which have been a weak point on past models.

Some rumours have suggested that Apple may use Liquidmetal more extensively in the iPhone 6, replacing part or all of the aluminium shell. In theory that would mean the handset could be lighter and slimmer without skimping on strength or build quality, but in practice it seems unlikely.

Although one of the inventors of Liquidmetal predicted two years ago that Liquidmetal cases would be possible by mid-2014, its use has so far been limited to small components.

Analysts disagree about the likely timing of the new iPhone. The International Business Times says that the release date is likely to be “May 2014 or even earlier as fresh data suggests that the iPhone 5S and 5C duo is not winning the battle against the Android and Windows Mobile platforms.

Other analysts have favoured an October release, which would maintain Apple’s established pattern of annual upgrades.

Tech news website BGR acknowledges that an all-new model seems “improbable” in May, just seven months after the debut of the iPhone 5S, but says that reliable sources in the company’s supply chain say the device is definitely on the way.

Widespread speculation suggests that the new phone, whenever it arrives, will have a five-inch screen. The four-inch screen on the current model is small compared with those of many of its rivals.

“Releasing a device with a larger display is an interesting move for Apple because it will be a rare instance where the company will be following rival Samsung, which first sparked the ‘phablet’ craze back in 2012 with its original Galaxy Note,” BGR says, using the term given to phone-tablet hybrids.

“It would be rare to see Apple release a new version of the iPhone so close to the release of its latest iPhone 5s, but maybe the company doesn’t want to wait much longer to put out a device with a larger form factor.”

Jan 19

Apple is gearing up for a massive iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile

iPhone 5s China Mobile

Apple’s iPhones will finally debut on China Mobile this coming Friday, and there likely isn’t a better use of the word “finally” in the context of Apple and its push to improve its position in the East. The Cupertino, California-based company had reportedly been negotiating with the world’s biggest carrier for years, but a deal was eventually reached and Apple announced late last year that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c would be made available to China Mobile subscribers on January 17th. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, China Mobile subscribers will have plenty of inventory available at launch, at least where the more popular flagship iPhone 5s is concerned. The paper cited a single unnamed source in reporting that iPhone maker Foxconn has shipped about 1.4 million iPhone 5s units to China Mobile ahead of Friday’s release. Analysts estimate that Apple will sell 13 million iPhones or more this year in China, and it looks like the company is indeed gearing up for a big start.

Jan 18

Apple Reportedly Targeting Late Q3 2014 for 12.9-Inch ‘iPad Pro’ Launch

As outlined in our feature highlighting Apple’s possible product plans for 2014, a number of rumors have suggested Apple may be working on a 12.9-inch iPad model that could launch later this year. The company is allegedly accelerating development on this device in response to Samsung’s introduction of two competing 12.2-inch tablet models, with market sources cited by Digitimes claiming that Apple is now prepping the so-called “iPad Pro” for a late Q3 2014 launch at the earliest.

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Mockup of 12.9-inch iPad next to iPad Air and iPad mini

The claim that Apple’s timeline is motivated by a perceived need to match Samsung’s recent introductions seems doubtful given that Apple has routinely taken its time coming to market even in the face of competitors rushing to beat Apple to its own rumored products, but at a minimum the claimed launch target offers one more data point for those trying to predict a release. Some sources have predicted a launch as soon as early this year but such a timeline seems very unlikely given the absence of part leaks and other substantiating evidence.

Earlier reports suggested the 12.9-inch iPad Pro could be a hybrid device that would appeal to enterprise customers looking for a machine that bridges the gap between tablet and notebook. Based on display panels currently under development in the supply chain, research firm DisplaySearch believes that the iPad Pro could ship with a 12.9-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 and 265 ppi.

Besides the iPad Pro, Digitimes‘ sources unsurprisingly also claim Apple is working on new 7.9-inch and 9.7-inch models to replace the current Retina iPad mini and iPad Air. These models will likely debut in Q3 2014, keeping with Apple’s current late fall release schedule for the iPad. Demand for the iPad is expected to be strong again in 2014 with the company selling between 80 and 90 million units over the course of the year.

Apr 30

Apple iPad 2 MC980LL/A Tablet (32GB, Wifi, White) 2nd Generation

Apple iPad 2 MC980LL/A Tablet (32GB, Wifi, White) 2nd Generation

  • Apple’s iOS 4 ,1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed processor.
  • It is 32 GB integrated.
  • It has 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n , 2 pounds.

Apple iPad X11LL/A Tablet (32GB, Wifi, White) NEWEST MODEL

List Price: $ 599.00

Price: $ 579.99

Apr 19

Apple iPad MD330LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White) 3rd Generation

Apple iPad MD330LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White) 3rd Generation

  • 9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 64 GB Capacity
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs
  • Camera: Front: 0.7 MP, Back: 5.0 MP, 1080p Video Recording

Apple iPad MD330LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White).Ports: 1x Docking, Audio: 1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Headphone, 1x Integrated Speaker, 1x Integrated Microphone.What’s in the box: Apple 64GB iPad with Wi-Fi (3rd Gen, White), Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation and 1-Year Limited Warranty.

List Price: $ 699.00

Price: $ 520.00

Apr 15

Apple iPad Mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White)

Apple iPad Mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White)

  • 7.9-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch Display; 1024-by-768 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 6; Dual-Core A5 Chip
  • 5 MP iSight Camera; 1080p HD Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacity
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 0.68 lbs
  • Advanced locking mechanism securely holds your Samsung Galaxy S III Mini.
  • Made of high quality black Plastic for its durability.
  • Precise cutouts for easy access to all controls and functionalities.
  • The Amzers Car Mount and Case System is an incredible universal car mount that holds your smartphone in place.
  • The case system protects your phone from bumps and scratches.

iPad mini features a beautiful 7.9-inch display, iSight and FaceTime cameras, the A5 chip, ultrafast wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life. And over 275,000 apps on the App Store made for iPad also work with iPad mini. So it’s an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form.

List Price: $ 329.00

Price: $ 327.50

Mar 07

Apple iPod touch 32 GB 4th Generation (White)

Apple iPod touch 32 GB 4th Generation (White)

  • It has one-year limited warranty.
  • It supports AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes Store), MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV audio formats, H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video codecs in M4V, MP4, MOV and AVI formats.
  • It has up to 40 hours of audio playback or 7 hours of video playback on a single charge.
  • iPod touch has 32 GB capacity for about 8,000 songs, 40,000 photos, or 40 hours of video.
  • It has 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display with 960-by-640-pixel resolution (326 pixels per inch).

The world’s most popular portable gaming device is even more fun. Now available in black and white, iPod touch includes iOS 5 with over 200 new features, like iMessage, Notification Center, and Twitter integration. Send free, unlimited text messages over Wi-Fi with iMessage. Record HD video and make FaceTime calls. Visit the App Store to choose from over 500,000 apps. iPod touch also features iCloud, which stores your music, photos, apps, and moreÑand wirelessly pushes them to all your devices.

List Price: $ 299.00

Price: $ 272.99

Feb 06

USB Data Sync Cable For iPod, iPhone 2G 3G 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 2nd 3rd 4th Generation iPod Nano 4th 5th 6th Gen All iPhone, iPod Models Compatible, White (6 Feet)

USB Data Sync Cable For iPod, iPhone 2G 3G 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 2nd 3rd 4th Generation iPod Nano 4th 5th 6th Gen All iPhone, iPod Models Compatible, White (6 Feet)

  • USB sync Cable for iPhone/iPod Mini nano Apple – 6ft
  • Cord Length:6ft

Product DescriptionProduct DescriptionUSB sync Cable for iPhone/iPod Mini nano Apple – 6ft1.Apple cable with USB2.0 2.Color:white 3.Cord Length:6ft 4patible with iPod/iPhoneUSB Sync Cable for Apple iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch, Classic, Mini, Nano – 6ft

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