For months, we've heard talk of an iPhone 5 with a longer screen. The latest stories around the Internet suggest not only that this is a likely reality, but that iOS 6 supports this new resolution: 640x1,136 pixels, to be exact. That's an extra 176 pixels longer than the current iPhone's 640x960 display.When I heard of the next iPhone's longer screen, I thought: I'd just prefer a slightly bigger screen, not necessarily a longer one. My current iPhone 4S feels like it has a perfect aspect ratio. Why change it?Then I thought about it, and quickly changed my tune.A longer screen may sound strange, but it's a very good thing, for two obvious reasons. HD videoexisting iPhone screen is a tweener: its aspect ratio doesn't fall into the laptop-standard 16:9 category, nor does it match the 4:3 aspect ratio of the iPad. It makes sense that the iPad's not 16:9 because … [Read more...] about Why a longer iPhone 5 screen needs to happen
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Apple's iPhones have been great game devices for years. In fact, iPhones are the gadgets that helped reinvent mobile gaming and steer it away from the domain of companies like Nintendo and Sony. But here's the truth: I use the iPad Mini more for gaming than I do my iPhone. The reasons are: the iPad can play enhanced games with "made for iPad" layouts, including some games that don't make the leap to phone at all. The iPad generally has more storage and battery life to burn than my space- and battery-challenged phone. And its screen is bigger. The new iPhones are improved: they both have bigger screens, and better graphics. But can the new iPhones replace your dedicated gaming handheld altogether? I use a Nintendo 3DS XL and PlayStation Vita regularly. I love them both. Sure, they're extra gadgets to pack in a bag. But both have big screens, good dedicated buttons and control sticks, and libraries full of really great retro, indie, and mainstream, dozens-of-hour-of-gameplay … [Read more...] about Can the iPhone 6 replace your gaming handheld?
Unsubstantiated opinions about the size of iPhone 6 were transmogrified into “solid reports” by iOSpherians who think rumors are information.Several analysts this week offered their opinion that iPhone 6 will have a bigger-than-4-inch screen, with three or four or more estimates of what “bigger” would mean. Predictably, the iOSphere seized on the opinions as proof that this is indeed what Apple plans to do.Also this week, expectations of slightly arched iPhone 6 screens, and apparently, matching batteries; and definite agreement on when iPhone 6 will be announced: in March 2014, or by June, or next September. Sometime.[LOOK BACK: 5 years ago they said the iPhone would flop]You read it here second.__________ “[I]t’s hard to ignore the fact that just about every iPhone 6 rumor has pointed to a larger display.” ~ Adam Mills, at GottaBeMobile, who himself blithely ignores 1) all the previous rumors that the iPhone 5S also would have a larger … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Oct. 11
On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the latest additions to its iPhone family, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They're the largest iPhones ever, and according to Apple, they're "better in every way" than its last generation of smartphones. Both of these high-end devices are very similar, but there are five notable differences between them that potential iPhone 6 buyers should consider before making a purchase. 1) iPhone 6 v. iPhone 6 Plus: Size and WeightThe most obvious difference between the two new iPhones is size. The iPhone 6 Plus is gigantic, and it's Apple first real "phablet." (The iPhone 6 Plus is so big, it could replace your 7-inch tablet.)The iPhone 6 Plus packs a 5.5-inch display, but its true height is about 6.22 inches (158.1 mm), with the bezel around the screen making up for the additional space. It's also 3.06 inches (77.8 mm) wide. Its sibling, iPhone 6, has a 4.7-inch screen, but its actual height is 5.44 inches, and it's 2.64 inches wide.The differences in size may not … [Read more...] about How to Tell If the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus Is Right For You
I'm a two-smartphone kind of guy. My current smartphones of choice: The Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.Both the iPhone 6 and Note 4 are high-end, cutting-edge devices packed with valuable and unique features. They're two of the best smartphones available today, which is why they've found homes in my pockets.Neither device is perfect, though. When you use them alongside each other, their individual strengths and weaknesses quickly become apparent.The following list details six things the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus does that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can't — or at least can't do as well.[Related: 6 Things Galaxy Note 4 Does That iPhone 6 Can't ](Note: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are nearly identical, with three exceptions. The iPhone 6 Plus is notably bigger, the iPhone 6 screen resolution is lower than the 6 Plus screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus has an optical image stabilization, or OIS, camera feature that the iPhone 6 lacks. Unless otherwise stated, the conclusions I … [Read more...] about 6 things iPhone 6 does that Galaxy Note 4 can’t
I'm a two-smartphone kind of guy. My current smartphones of choice: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Apple iPhone 6.Both the Note 4 and iPhone 6 are high-end, cutting-edge devices packed with valuable and unique features. They're two of the best smartphones available today, which is why they've found homes in my pockets.Neither device is perfect, though. When you use them alongside each other, their individual strengths and weaknesses quickly become apparent.The following list details six things the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 does that the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus can't do — or at least can't do as well.[Related: 6 Things iPhone 6 Does That Galaxy Note 4 Can't](Note: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are nearly identical, with three exceptions. The iPhone 6 Plus is notably bigger, the iPhone 6 screen resolution is lower than the 6 Plus screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus has an optical image stabilization camera feature that the iPhone 6 lacks. Unless otherwise stated, the conclusions I make … [Read more...] about 6 things Galaxy Note 4 does that iPhone 6 can’t
The almost weekly leaks of details around the new screen on the iPhone 6 continues. This week it was 9to5Mac’s images of the glass layer of the screen, which shows a more rounded edge. If this is the actual design (as always, the jury is out until the reveal of the final product) then the styling of the iPhone 6 edges will be in line with handsets such as the Nexus 4 and the Lumia 925.In all these leaks, the shiny superficiality of the iPhone 6 is being emphasized. The flood of stories place the iPhone 6 (or whatever Apple decides to call it) on a pedestal, to be looked at with awe and wonder, and allowing readers the thrill and honor of looking at the handset early, before the rest of the world.The articles also have the handy effect of driving traffic, so as always my variant of Taniyama-Shimura is in effect.Many of these leaks are from the supply chain that must necessarily be in place for the construction of the next iPhone, which will all be gearing up for production right … [Read more...] about About That Curved IPhone 6 Screen
Apple's new iPhone 6 versions are widely rumored to come with larger display screens than ever before. Apple is said to be working on 2 new versions of its next flagship iPhone 6 smartphone. One version is speculated to have 4.7-inch display while the other is reported to come with big 5.5-inch screen. And Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 6 device this autumn.Now a current report from Reuters claims that the Apple suppliers are going to begin the mass production of new iPhone displays as early as May. However, the same report points that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screens are expected to be produced first while the 5.5-inch iPhone version could be delayed.Some inside sources, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters that "Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd have all been tapped to make the screens." However, Japan Display is said to be the first supplier who will to start production, "at its flagship plant at Mobara, east of Tokyo, as early as … [Read more...] about Mass Production Of 4.7″ IPhone 6 Screen To Start In May, 5.5″ Versions Could Be Delayed
The iPhone 6 screen size is debated online, Microsoft Office arrives on the iPad, staff are being sought for the iWatch, Mavericks reaches 40%, what is happening with the sapphire production, diversity in emojis, iBeacons at MLB parks, and the secret Scottish Apple store plans are a little less secret. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the last seven days. Now Every Snowball Has A Chance…I don’t think there’s much doubt about the big news this week. Microsoft’s release of Office for the iPad (with iOS versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel now available) opens up a world of possibilities for personal users, but this is going to be bigger news for Enterprise users. Because an Office 365 subscription is required, there will be countless iPad-equipped workers who have just had their productivity options increased because their workplace already has an Enterprise 365 subscription.Apple is still taking … [Read more...] about Apple Loop: IPhone 6 Screens, Microsoft Office For IPad, IBeacons For MLB, Secret Scottish Apple Stores
When it comes to smartphones, how big is too big? Apple fans will have to answer that one for themselves, after the company launched two new iPhones that are both significantly larger than last year's 4-inch iPhone 5s. The first phone that Apple revealed is the iPhone 6, a 4.7-inch smartphone with smooth, rounded corners, as well as a faster processor and sharper display than its predecessor. Also revealed was the iPhone 6 Plus, a supersize iPhone with a 5.5-inch screen. But screen size isn't the only way that these two phones differ. The larger phone comes with extra software features and a bigger battery – but also with a steeper price tag. In other ways, the phones are quite similar, packing the same super-fast processor and a nearly identical design. So which one is better for business users? Read on for a feature-for-feature comparison between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6: It's an iPhone, so there's no plastic here. Instead, you get a glass face that curves … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Is Better for Business?