Category: Gadgets

Sony Xperia Z1S now available in T-Mobile stores

The exclusive US version of the Sony flagship, the Xperia Z1S, hit the US market exclusively through T-Mobile’s online platform last week. Now, the Z1S is on sale through select T-Mobile retail outlets, giving Stateside brick and mortar customers a place to get their hands on the device.

The Xperia Z1S is offering the handset for 24 monthly payments of $22, or $528 outright.

Otherwise, the hardware specifications remain the same as the international version of the device, the Z1 Compact. The robust flagship features a 5″ 1080p display, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 20.7MP rear camera.

Mobile Review: Nokia Lumia 1520

 Pros
  • It has a good display
  • Hardware is top notch
  • Performance is smooth
Cons
  • Large size might be uncomfortable at times
  • Lack of enough apps ready for HD display
  • Camera experience could be zippier

Nokia has been gunning the mobile imaging segment by introducing two powerful devices in last two years. Mobile enthusiasts were astonished with the Nokia 808 PureView launched in June 2012. Last year, Nokia introduce its flagship mobile imaging smartphone – Lumia 1020. We reviewed the Lumia 1020 and totally enjoyed clicking images using the 41 Megapixel camera with PureView. Keeping the promise, Nokia has implemented the PureView imaging technology to other devices as well.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s large screen smartphone (phablet) Galaxy Note series was getting rave of accolades and appreciation from the consumers. Even the Galaxy Note II was heavily embraced and poked the handset makers to come up with a challenger. Soon the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, HTC One Max and Huawei Ascend Mate are the most powerfully popular ones around. Needless to say that the 5-inch display has become the norm for the flagship handsets and the 6-inch or higher is the standard for smartphone-tablet hybrid devices. Noting that, Microsoft and Nokia also thought about introducing a large screen display trotting smartphone with powerful hardware inside.

Nokia had showed off the Lumia 1520, large screen smartphone, at the Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi back in October 2013. With that, Nokia stepped in the 6-inch display bearing smartphone game with Lumia 1520 and also introduced its first smartphone with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile processor inside. Read More Article

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Apple China Mobile launch could start costly subsidy war for iPhone sales

Apple Inc is finally launching its iPhone on China Mobile Ltd’s vast network on Friday, opening the door to the world’s largest carrier’s 763 million subscribers and giving its China sales a short-term jolt.

Underlining how much the launch means for Apple, Chief Executive Tim Cook was on hand as the carrier’s flagship store opened in Beijing’s financial district. With China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua alongside, Cook gifted signed iPhones to a handful of customers and posed for pictures.
Apple China Mobile launch could start costly subsidy war for iPhone sales
The long-awaited deal could trigger a limited turnaround for Apple, whose fortunes have wavered in China in the face of stiff competition from market-leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and up-and-coming local rival Xiaomi Tech.

Samsung had a 21 percent share of China’s smartphone market in the third quarter of 2013, with Apple trailing in fifth place with just 6 percent, according to research firm Canalys.

But the arrival of the iPhone could be a double-edged sword for China Mobile, with some analysts predicting a costly subsidy war as rival carriers compete to lure customers.

“I don’t see a price war coming where Apple is engaged in the war, but I do think you’re going to see a subsidy war coming,” said Michael Clendenin, managing director of Shanghai-based RedTech Advisors.

“China Mobile, if they’re not making their targets on sales for these phones, they’re going to increase the subsidies… It’s like airlines: the other guys will fall like dominoes, so China Unicom will do it and China Telecom will do it.”

China Mobile’s iPhone sales are expected to reach 12 million in its 2014 fiscal year, but its subsidies will leap 57 percent to 42.4 billion yuan, up from 27 billion yuan in its fiscal year 2013, wrote Cynthia Meng, a Jefferies analyst, in a December note.

For the basic 16GB iPhone 5s, with no subscriber contract, China Mobile is charging 5,288 yuan, the same as on Apple’s China website. The carrier is charging 4,488 yuan for a basic iPhone 5c, again the same price as on Apple’s China site.

China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd and China Telecom Corp Ltd slashed their iPhone prices by as much as 1,288 yuan following the announcement that a deal had been struck between Apple and China Mobile. The pair have also offered a range of cut-price deals on contracts.

These offerings and the launch of the iPhone on China Mobile come in the weeks running up to Chinese New Year, when people traditionally exchange gifts of money in red envelopes and retail sales jump.

SALES CANNIBALISATION

After taking years to hammer out a deal with China Mobile, Apple’s sales in China should get a short, sharp boost as subscribers make the most of the double-whammy of the iPhone’s arrival and the rollout of high-speed 4G mobile networks.

Reservations for iPhones had already hit 1.3 million on Wednesday, according to a China Mobile spokeswoman, although Reuters checks showed that there were multiple registrations using fake ID numbers.

But the rewards are expected to be short-lived for the Cupertino, California-based company, which faces a deeper problem in China of having fallen out of favour with consumers who are increasingly opting for domestic offerings.

Another issue is the thriving grey market for iPhones, where users can buy handsets typically smuggled from Hong Kong and then sign up for a China Mobile contract. China Mobile already has 45 million iPhone users in China, according to a company spokeswoman.

“You need to consider the cannibalisation for sales to China Unicom, China Telecom and the grey market, so even though there’s an addition from China Mobile it will also impact sales from other channels as well,” said CK Lu, a Taiwan-based analyst with Gartner.
“If we really want to see the expansion of sales we’ll have to wait for the next version of the iPhone. If China Mobile gets first launch and their subsidies are attractive people will probably rush to the iPhone that China Mobile can provide.”

The First Totally Open Source Laptop Is Almost Real

Is your laptop secure? In the age of widespread snooping from the NSA and so many others, do you really know that your machine is safe? Is every part of it steeled against attack from miscreants across the web? Those may seem like questions born from paranoia. But recent revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have shown us that, in many ways, we’re right to be paranoid.

                                       
Many are working to ensure that the software on your laptop is secure. Just this week, Mozilla called for engineers across the globe to audit its open source Firefox web browser, hoping to prove that it hasn’t been compromised by the NSA or anyone else. And you can easily put your faith in an operating system like Linux. It too is open source, with countless eyes constantly looking over its code.

But what about the hardware inside your laptop? What’s going with all those tiny circuits on the motherboard? Or in the firmware that controls the motherboard and other low-level parts? All that is closed source. The rest of the world can’t help you there.

That’s why Sean “xobs” Cross and Bunnie Huang embarked on what they call Project Novena, building a homemade laptop with open source hardware — hardware whose specs are freely available to everyone. Or at least, that’s partly why they built it. They also wanted to have some fun. As Huang puts it, they wanted to “learn new things while making something we would actually use on a daily basis.” Read More>>

 

Samsung may launch a new Windows Phone 8 handset

A user agent profile for a phone with the model number SM-W750V is now up on Samsung’s mobile Web site. The profile lists Samsung’s Windows Mobile Lab as the group behind the device and shows Internet Explorer as the default browser, a sure pointer to Windows Phone. The file also reveals a few details about the phone, including a 1,080×1,920 display and LTE support.
Samsung may launch a new Windows Phone 8 handset
A phone with the same SM-W750V model number has also been approved by the Bluetooth SIG, which lists North America as the target region. Finally, shipping documents from November uncovered by blog site SammyToday posit the same phone with a screen size of 5 inches.

Samsung has already dabbled with Windows Phone handsets via its Ativ lineup, but its clear priority has always been the Android market. The latest clues about a new Windows Phone device could signal a renewed interest in Microsoft’s mobile OS.

Apple iPhone 7 Specifications, Release Date, Features, Price

Apple is already gathering its gear for the upcoming Apple iPhone 7. Apple iPhone 7 is Apple’s upcoming Smartphone planned to be launched after the launch of iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. Apple iPhone 7G is going to be the 7th generation Apple Smartphone and will be coming loaded with some futuristic features. Apple iPhone 7 design and production is still to be decided  by Apple but Apple has a lot of concepts and theories to design the Apple iPhone 7 Specifications and Features. Apple is always a standalone competitor in the Global Smartphone market due to its elegance and fan following. Apple has always been a more than smartphone and people look at iPhone as Brand and lifestyle rather than just Smartphone.
                       Apple iPhone 7 Price in India
Apple iPhone 7 Smartphone
Apple is currently testing out the Specs and Features with which the Apple iPhone 7G is coming. We have a full report about the Apple iPhone 7 Specifications and Price Reviews which can really gain the shape of true Apple iPhone 7. Well lets have a look at the Apple iPhone 7 Release Date, Full Specifications, Price Rumors and Reviews.
Dont say that you have seen enough of Apple iPhone 5 and Apple iPhone 6 because you will be just amazed by the Apple iPhone 7G and what it got in the box for you. Apple iPhone 7 Smartphone is having a large most probably a 5 inch HD Touch Screen Display and apple might remove the Apple Home button from the front body display of iPhone 7G. It is very clear that every Apple Smartphone is having a large screen than its predecessor so iPhone 7 is having  a large screen than the iPhone 6′s screen which is rumored to be 6 inch phablet or a 4.8 inch smartphone display.
Apple iPhone 7 is powered by a quad core A8 chip or higher because as the display of iPhone 7 is getting bigger it will be needing a bigger processor to make it run with more functionality. So a Quad Core A8 Chipset Processor in Apple iPhone 7 will do just about fine. Apple iPhone 7 will be coming with 4G network capabilities.
Apple iPhone 7 Launch Date
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Apple iPhone 7 Full Specs
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Apple iPhone 7 Features includes a 20 MP rear camera with 1080 pixel HD recording and a 8MP front facing camera for photography and video calling. Apple iPhone 7G is coming with a 256 GB memory as the iPhone 6 is already coming with 128GB memory set so the memory of 256GB for the iPhone 7 is not a big deal. Apple iPhone 7 Specs includes an integrated projector as well which might consume a lot of battery power but still it is a futuristic advancement for Apple iPhone 7 . Apple iPhone 7 Battery will be larger than the iPhone 5s because the 7th generation display and applications will need more power consumption and we are expecting a 3000mAh Battery for the Iphone 7.

Apple iPhone 7 Specifications and Features

  • 5 inch HD Touch Screen Display
  •  Quad Core A8 Chipset Processor
  •  20 MP rear camera with 1080 pixel HD recording
  •  8MP front facing camera
  • 256GB Memory
  • integrated projector
  • 3000mAh Battery
Remember that these are still rumors about the Apple iPhone 7 Specifications, you have to wait till the official Full Specifications of Apple iPhone 7.

Apple iPhone 7 Price Reviews

There is no official about the Price of iPhone 7 Globally anywhere for now. However as by seeing the Specifications and Features its gonna be coming with the expected Apple iPhone 7 Price in USA might be $800 or more because the Currency might change a bit in a year or two and the price might differ. Now if we are guessing now then Apple iPhone 7 Price in India will definitely touch Rs. 60k .

Apple iPhone 7 Release Date

As we are currently going through the fifth generation of the Apple Smartphone and the six generation is still going to arrive before the Apple iPhone 7 Release Date. Most Probably the Apple iPhone 7 Release Date will be coming in late 2014. However please Date we are just at the Rumors stage of iPhone 7 and these Specifications, Price and Release Date of Apple iPhone 7 might differ in future a little bit.

iPhone 6 Release date, Specs, Price, News, Rumours & Amazing Features

All eyes are currently on the brand-new Apple launch event, which should see the last products that are going to be released this year. While the iPhone 6 isn’t going to be among the list of products, by seeing the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display we’ll get a better idea of what Apple’s been working on for its iOS devices.

Combined with the information we have from the recently launched iPhone 5s and iOS 7, we should get a better idea of what Apple is planning for its next smartphone, the iPhone 6.

Of everything that we know now, the biggest bit of information is than the iPhone 6 is going to have a larger screen that the iPhone 5S. Although sales of the iPhone are high, the Android competition has all moved to large-screen Full HD models, with the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4, so it makes sense for Apple to compete on screen size.

In this article we’re rounding up all of the iPhone 6 rumours. We’ll give you all the current information on the release date, price and specs, filtering the information to help work out which rumours sound most likely.

iPHONE 6 RELEASE DATE

Guessing Apple’s release dates is a complete and utter nightmare, with practically every prediction wrong. It’s clear, given that the iPhone 5S was only released in September, that we’re not going to see the iPhone 6 until 2014 now.

Apple usually has products on sale for a year, but the iPhone 6 feels like a different proposition to us. Rather than a replacement for an existing iPhone, it’s more of an addition to the line-up. We kind of see it replication what Samsung has with the full-size Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, with the exception that Apple’s small phone, the 5S, is still really powerful.

Tim Cook has hinted at new products coming soon autumn launch in a call with investors. “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can’t wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014,” Cook said. As we know now, the products Cook was talking about are being released on the 22nd October and include the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.

That would seem to be it for 2013, so we’re going to have to wait until 2014 for the iPhone 6. However, relatively speaking, it seems fair that we can expect the handset soon, particularly as Apple’s Canadian arm has apparently already leaked the iPhone 6. If we had to be pushed on a date, we’d say that early next year, between March and May would make sense. This would give Apple enough distance from the iPhone 5S, and give it a chance to take the limelight away from Samsung, which will be looking to release its Galaxy S5 handset around the same time.

iPHONE 6 NAME

One of the biggest questions is, will the iPhone 6 even be called that? We were all caught out when Apple decided not to go with iPad 5 for its new tablet, choosing to go with the iPad Air instead. There’s every good reason why Apple might follow a similar strategy with its new iPhone, perhaps even going for iPhone Air.

The reasons for changing the naming strategy will probably depend on when the next iPhone is launched. If, as expected, it’s launched early next year, that would mean that the iPhone 6 would only be released around six months after the iPhone 5S. For people that have bought the iPhone 5S, the new model with a higher iteration would immediately look like the newer and better phone; however, it would seem that Apple’s plans for the iPhone 6 are to bring out a model with a larger screen that sits alongside, not in front of, the iPhone 5S.
With this rational, it’s easy to see Apple deciding to call the new line something like iPhone Air, so that the existing iPhone line with its smaller screen can continue.

iPHONE 6 SCREEN

It seems pretty clear at this point that the iPhone 6 is going to have a larger screen than any iPhone released to date. The question that has to be answered is, how big will the screen be? Early rumours suggested that there would be a 4.8in screen, but more recent rumours have suggested that the iPhone 6 could have a 5in screen.

According to Japanese tech publication MacFun, the 5in screen will have a Full HD resolution of 1,920×1,080. From a certain point of view this makes a lot of sense, as there are already a lot of Full HD phones out there. However, we think that the resolution could be wrong, mostly because of the way that Apple works.

Apple has always been very careful in its resolution choices, so that apps look right on all of its devices. So, when Apple first went Retina with the quadrupled the resolution of the iPhone 3GS from 480×320 to the iPhone 4’s 960×640. Quadrupling means that the horizontal and vertical resolutions are doubled, which makes scaling of old apps easy. When the company went widescreen, it kept the same horizontal resolution of 640 pixels, so old apps would run properly, but just with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

Moving to 1,920×1,080 would mean scaling up the current iPhone’s resolution of 1,136×640 by 1.69 times vertically and 1.69 times horizontally. That’s not such a clean method of scaling and there could be some issues with getting apps to work properly. As a result, Apple may decide to go for more resolution than it technically needs for a Retina display, quadrupling the current iPhone’s resolution to 2,272×1,280 instead.

While Apple has not previously made a large-screen phone, upping the screen size for the iPhone 6 makes a lot of sense. It means it can compete with the large-screen phones from other manufacturers and keep the iPhone 5S as a smaller alternative, giving iPhone users more choice. The latest rumours have suggested larger, curved screens in both 4.7 and 5.5in sizes, which would compete with the current crop of Android smartphones and larger phablet handsets.

Tim Cook has said, “Some customers value large screen size, others value other factors such as resolution, colour quality, white balance, brightness, reflectivity, screen longevity, power consumption, portability, compatibility with apps and many things. Our competitors had made some significant trade-offs in many of these areas in order to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade-offs exist.”

What that statement says, to us, is that Apple won’t ship a large-screen iPhone until it’s managed to iron out all of the trade-offs. A thinner screen, to make a lighter phone, could well be the right way to go, then.

It’s no wonder, then, that Apple may also be considering the screen technology that it uses, with a Sharp IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) screen top of the list. This new technology allows for screens that use less power and are considerably thinner. Rumours certainly picked up when the Sharp IGZO technology was demonstrated at CES 2013.

Curved glass is also a possibility. Although it’s unlikely Apple would ever opt for something as radical as Samsung’s Galaxy Round or the LG G Flex, glass that curves around the edges of an otherwise flat handset would give the iPhone 6 a pebble-like feel that wouldn’t dig into your hands like the angular lines of the current generation iPhone.

iPHONE 6 TOUGHER CONSTRUCTION

Although beautifully made, the iPhone is just as breakable as any other smartphone, with plenty of people walking around with cracked screens after a drop. Apple appears to be working on a solution to this problem, toughening up its products.

A new deal could signal a [href=”http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smartphones/1303525/new-apple-deal-could-signal-sapphire-screen-for-iphone-6″]super-tough sapphire screen for the iPhone 6[/a].

According to reports, Apple has struck a deal with GT Advanced technologies to produce sapphire glass in a plant in Arizona.

The deal was announced by GT Advanced Technologies in a regulatory filing. “The sapphire glass that GT will make in the facility will be used to cover the camera lenses in Apple’s phones and the fingerprint-reading devices in its latest products. GT’s technology also can be used to make scratchproof glass covers for smartphones, although it is not used for that purpose by Apple today”.

Apple is due to pay $578m, which GT Advanced Technologies will use to buy and operate sapphire production equipment in a new Arizona facility. GT Advanced Technologies will pay back the Apple over a five-year period.

While the deal should, in the short-term, provide Apple with the materials it needs for existing components, there’s a long-term plan, too. As part of the deal, GT Advanced Technologies will “deliver low cost, high volume manufacturing of sapphire material” using a large-capacity furnace.

Synthetic sapphire glass gets its name because it’s transparent, although it’s not technically glass. However, sapphire’s advantage over glass is its incredible durability and hardiness. Sapphire has a value of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, putting it just behind diamond. This means that it’s extremely difficult to break, resulting in fewer broken iPhones, saving money in repair costs.

GT Advanced Technologies makes roughly $29 million in revenue from sapphire glass today, but predicts to make between $600 and $800 million in 2014. That huge spike looks likely to come from providing Apple with screens for its next device.

As well as looking at the screen, Apple is also said to be looking at toughening up the case by investigating liquid metal for the iPhone 6.

Liquid metal would encase the iPhone 6 is a super-tough metal, built up layer-by-layer, making it a lot hardier and more difficult to break. According to new information, Apple has put in five patents for liquid metal.

One describes how bulk metallic glasses (BMG, or liquid metal to give it the more familiar name) would be layered on top of each other to create components. The main focus on this invention is via 3D printing, allowing Apple to build components and cases from computer-generated designs.

According to the patents, Apple has stated liquid metal’s uses: “A telephone, such as a cell phone, and a land-line phone, or any communication device, such as a smart phone, including, for example an iPhone, and an electronic email sending/receiving device. It can be a part of a display, such as a digital display, a TV monitor, an electronic-book reader, an iPad, and a computer monitor.”

What’s more Patently Apple, which found the information, believes that Apple has already used liquid metals in the iPhone 5S, suggesting that the technology is already available. It’s clear, then, that Apple is interested in liquid metal for the iPhone and iPad range, so it’s now a matter of when.

iPhone 6 liquid metal
Liquid metal could make the iPhone 6 a lot tougher than previous models

iPHONE 6 DESIGN

If Apple does opt to change the screen size for the iPhone 6, it will almost certainly introduce a new handset design as well. Rather than simply scale up an existing iPhone, a new look would better differentiate the new handset from its predecessors. Although far from official, some early speculative renders give us an idea what a redesigned iPhone 6 might look like.

iPhone 6 render

The renders, published to Yanko Design, show what the iPhone 6 would look like with a larger screen, thinner bezel, rounded edges and no home key.

iPhone 6 render

We doubt Apple will retire the home key any time soon, as iOS depends on it so heavily. The company also just introduced the TouchID fingerprint sensor with the iPhone 5s, and removing it a generation later would be an admission of failure on Apple’s part. Even so, we’re big fans of the larger screen and ultra-thin bezels.

iPHONE 6 TOUCH ID

Touch ID, the fingerprint reader, was the one of the big talking points for the iPhone 5S. Recent rumours suggest that Touch ID will also come to the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, so we’d really expect it on the iPhone 6.
Touch ID works brilliant and encourages people to be more secure, as using it requires a passcode to be set. At the moment, Touch ID can only be used to unlock the iPhone and to authorise iTunes and App Store payments, but it would make sense for Apple to be thinking about new applications for the technology. We can easily see a future where banking apps, for example, are authenticated through the phone.
For the technology really to be taken seriously, we’d expect to see it in as many mobile devices as possible, which obviously includes the iPhone 6. The only real question is, will we see Touch ID open up any new features? If Apple was to include a NFC chip, then Touch ID could be used to authenticate payments. We’re not necessarily expecting NFC, though, as Apple has so far been dead set against including it.

iPHONE 6 iOS 7

We already have iOS 7, so it makes sense that this operating system will be used for the iPhone 6. It’s possible, given that the iPhone 5S has features specific to it, that the OS will be updated to introduce new features with the new handset. For example, it could enable NFC is Apple decides that it wants the technology to use for mobile payments; we wouldn’t bet on it, though, as it seems steadfastly against it.
iOS 7
iOS 7 was released with the iPhone 5S, but a tweaked version could come to the iPhone 6

iPHONE 6 CAMERA

For the iPhone 5S Apple upped the physical size of its 8-megapixel sensor, meaning that each pixel gets more light. In addition, it upgraded the lens from an f/2.4 model to an f/2.2 model, increasing low-light performance again. Combined with the A7 SoC, the camera has a couple of neat modes, including a 10fps burst mode that goes on until the phone’s memory is full, and a 120fps slow-motion mode.
It would make sense if Apple was to use this sensor in the iPhone 6, although, given it’s a bigger phone, with more room inside for components, it could well up the pixel count, with a 12- or 13-megapixel on the cards.

iPHONE 6 GAZE DETECTION

A bigger screen requires more power, so any technology that can increase battery life has to be good. For the iPhone 6 Apple could be about to revisit gaze detection technology, where the phone can tell if you’re looking at the screen or not. If you were to look away, the phone could pause a video playing and turn the screen off. PatentlyApple has dug up the full information on how the technology is likely to work.
Given that Samsung has similar technology in its Galaxy S4 smartphone, we’d say there’s a high chance that Apple will follow suit and implement its own version.

iPHONE 6 STORAGE

In terms of storage, 64GB has been the top model for a couple of years, and continues to be so for the iPhone 5S. We’re not expecting this to change for the iPhone 6, although we know that the Apple can make a 128GB model, thanks to the recent launch of a 128GB iPad 4.
The new model doubled the maximum capacity of the previous high-end iPad (64GB). This update was said to be about increasing the variety of uses for the tablet, with Apple stating that more storage was good for large files for use in applications such as CAD and music production. It’s also a more useful amount of storage for photos and videos.

iPHONE 6 A7 SoC

At the moment, the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip (SoC) is the main focus for the company. This is the first 64-bit mobile chip and it’s extremely fast. In fact, in our benchmarks on using the iPhone 5S, we found that the A7 is by far the fastest mobile processor. Apple has now used the A7 chip in both the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Where as in the past Apple had to tweak the graphics part of the SoC to work on an iPad’s screen by adding quad-core graphics (the latest chip with the A6X), with the A7 this isn’t required. Instead, the A7 is fast enough as it is.
With that in mind we’d expect to see the same chip used in the iPhone 6. However, the only caveat is when the phone comes out. If it’s early next year then we’d expect the A7 chip to be used as is; if the release date is closer to the end of next year, then we could see a tweaked version, perhaps even a quad-core variant.

iPhone 5S internals

iPHONE 6 PRICE

Apple typically releases its new models at the same price as the old ones. If that holds out, then, and assuming that the 16GB model is dropped, we’d expect the 32GB model to cost £529, the 64GB model £599 and the 128GB model £699. However, if the company continues to sell the iPhone 5S, we could be in for some new pricing, with the iPhone 6 a premium model that sits above it, in which case all bets are off and we have no idea how much it will be.
If Apple does decide to make an iPhone with a larger screen, there’s also a good chance prices will increase too. Susquehanna analyst Chris Caso, speaking to AllThingsD, predicted that there could be a $50 to $100 premium for a larger iPhone 6, compared to the 4in iPhone 5s.
Although this goes against Apple’s tradition of keeping prices the same across generations, it’s not a rule the company is afraid to break every now and then. Last month’s iPad Mini with Retina display launch introduced a $70 premium over the entry level model, so a price hike isn’t out of the question.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review

When Samsung first released the Series 9 in 2011, it quickly became one of our favorite laptops of the year. Then, once Intel threw its marketing weight behind Ultrabooks, it became our favorite Ultra. But the Series 9 was born in the Windows 7 era, and it became harder and harder to recommend as touchscreens became the standard. Now, though, we have the ATIV Book 9 Plus, the first truly flagship-level Ultrabook Samsung has released since Windows 8 came out.

As you’d expect, it trades in the Series 9’s matte, anti-glare display for a touchscreen. What’s more, though, Samsung also cranked up the resolution, retiring that old 1,600 x 900 panel in favor of a 3,200 x 1,800 one. And, of course, it steps up to a newer Haswell processor, which promises not just faster performance, but also longer battery life (not that endurance was a problem on the original). So is it still our favorite Ultrabook? Pretty much. Read More

Apple iPad 5 Price, Specifications, Features

EXPECTED COLORS:-
  1. Black
  2. White

EXPECTED MODELS AND PRICING FOR Wi-Fi Only:-

  1. 16GB £399
  2. 32GB £479
  3. 64GB £559
  4. 128GB £699( $799 (US))

EXPECTED MODELS AND PRICING FOR Wifi/3G variant:-

  1. 16GB £499
  2. 32GB £579
  3. 64GB  £659
  4. 128GB £799 ($929 (US))
EXPECTED FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:-
  • Display 9.7-inch Retina display resolution  2048×1536 pixels and with a pixel density of 264 ppi with GF2 touch-screen technology
  • OS iOS 7 with i Cloud
  • Processor A7
  • RAM 8GB
  • Up to 128GB of storage
  • Version 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and possible 132GB
  • Advance Wi-Fi and LET technology
  • Siri
  • Air Play and Air Print
  • more than 375,000 iPad apps
  • up to 12hr battery life
  • Colors Black and Silver
  • Rivals Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Google Nexus 10
  • Release date Early Sept. 2013
  • Est. Price £399 to £659

Unlike last year, when the launch of iPad 4 followed just 6 months after the launch of iPad 3, Apple has taken considerable time to redesign and ‘re-innovate’ some considerable aspects of its 5th-Generation form factor of the iPad series – The Apple iPad 5. Apple has invested a lot of time in rescaling the size and fitting the chips-in proportionately. Apple iPad 5 has a 9.7-inch IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) screen that uses up to 90 percent less power and greater electron mobility when displaying non-animated images, and has an aspect ratio of 4:3 with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (PPI). Moreover, Apple iPad 5 is very sleek and thin at just 7.2mm of thickness. The IGZO technology helps to improve the battery life considerably when iPad is at standby or is being used to watch non-animated or still images. Apple iPad 5 has a slimmer build-up and much thinner bezel than its predecessor. It has rounded corners, in consonance with iPad Mini and not only that, with improved screen and thinner build-up, the iPad 5 weighs much lighter than the iPad 4. The LED backlit IPS display is faultless.

Apple has continued with its A6X quad-core system-on-chip processor technology that can support New Retina display, without any greater heat-up or battery drainage. There are no hiccups in accessibility and navigation. The New Retina display is a bit tweaked, carrying on legacy of all the beautiful features with it. Among the other new features, include the new feature of wireless charging. Wireless charging being in vogue, every vendor seems to be investing in it to create their own niche in this segment and Apple has patented a new ‘innovative’ way under which a ‘Smart Cover’ has in it, an inductive charging transmitter for functional wireless charging. This feature, is obviously optional. In terms of opticos, Apple iPad 5 includes an 8MP rear camera to give a dazzling maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448pixels. In its segment, Apple iPad 5 is all set to compete with Google’s Nexus 10. In terms of storage, Apple iPad 5 is available in variants of storage capacities, which includes 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Apple iPad 5 is enabled for 4G mobile broadband connectivity over major UK and US telecom service providers. The upgraded Wi-Fi from iPad 4 is carried on with the usual Bluetooth connectivity option. The battery life is touted to last 10hours in a single charging which is further supported by the fact that iPad 5 now features IGZO screen and redesigned light machinery inside.

 

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