An Apple iPhone 6 dummy unit leaked today in a full Hands-on video, giving us a close look at the footprint, design, screen size and resolution. We've already seen similar dummies leak dark gray and gold flavors too.
Anyway, in case those live pictures weren't enough for you and you want to see a proper iPhone 6 hands-in treatment now you can have it. The dummy gets compared in this video to an iPhone 5s, the 4.7" Moto X and the 5" HTC One M8.
The Moto X comparison shows that Apple might not have done quite as well as we hoped with the bezels as the iPhone 6 appears much bigger despite the same screen size.
You may already know that Apple made a $3.2 billion acquisition offer for Beats, this deal is generating a lot of buzz in the tech market. Apple plans to leverage Beats headphone design toward improving build and sound quality across the board. That is sure to benefit future ear-pod designs, whatever they may be.
A funny comic photo started to spread around the web shows "What the Apple acquisition of Beats really means". Well, When it comes to an Apple branded products, there is a certain expectation that you can see in the photo below.
Looks like Apple is following Samsung's Path, the Galaxy S5 was released with a IP67-certification dust and waterproof that can withstand submersion in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Now, a new leaked photo of an Apple iPhone 6 Proto-type device shows that it is Waterproof. You can see photos showing the phone purported to be the Apple iPhone 6, submerged in water.
This would be a huge new feature for the iPhone from a competitive standpoint. We don't know if Apple's iPhone 6 will have the same IP67 certification or not, but full font glass-coating and tight unibody says it all. We'll see when Apple release it this fall.
Apple is Now in negotiations to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion. The deal is rumored be announced next week. If the deal is done, would be the largest acquisition ever by Apple. The maker of premium headphones recently started a streaming music service that competes with Apple's own iTunes Radio.
HTC had originally purchased 50.1% of Beats in 2011 for $300 million and started offering phones with special Beats Audio software and branded earphones. Lately, HTC stopped offering the earphones due to cost. In 2012, HTC divested its holdings in the company.
Beats was founded by music producer Jimmy Iovine, and rapper Dr. Dre. Including a $500 million investment from the Carlyle Group, Beats Audio recently had a value of $1 billion.
A new allegedly Screenshot leaked from China shows iOS 8 running on a larger-screened Apple iPhone 6. You need to take this with a grain of salt, as you would with any unofficial story of this magnitude. But let's hold off on the cynicism for a second to look at the image. It shows the icons arranged in a 5 x 7 grid, including a dock row consisting of five icons. The current 4-inch iPhone units have a 4 x 6 icon grid.
The resolution of 966 x 1600 on the image reveals that this screen is not intended for any current version of the Apple iPhone or Apple iPad. In addition, the apps are in the same order as the default screen for iOS 7 from Messages to Stocks. The five apps on the purported iOS 8 app dock, include the four that are the default apps on the iOS 7 app dock.