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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Apple may be waterproofing the next iPhone

Carl Woodfin March 7, 2015
iOS, iPhone, Mobile News

We’ve heard these rumours before about waterproofing but this time they come with a little weight.

Apple have applied for a new patent that allows the coating of components with a silicone based substance something called “hydrophobic coating.” From what I understand, it’s basically a way to coat everything on the interior of the device so that it expels the water.

Dropping your phone, breaking the screen. Letting it go swimming by mistake are the major causes of devices becoming used as book stops. The new patent offers protection against the latter. Yes, sure, you can get a case to protect it but adding the extra bulk isn’t for everyone. Hopefully soon we’ll have a LifeProof Nuud on an iPhone 6 Plus. Keep coming back to check and we’ll let you know how that goes.

With Sony and Motorola making a move to waterproof their devices, there’s no saying how far Apple will take this. The patent doesn’t specify any devices but the most likely would be the iPhone and Tim Cook has announced that the new Apple Watch will be wearable in the shower, could this be a start of the step towards waterproofing their products?

Another thing that’s just come to mind. I wonder if this could restrict repairability by stores? Apple devices are more modular now to make swapping components easier. Surely opening the devices would compromise the integrity of the coatings. As the patent doesn’t explain any of this, that’s a question for another day.[....][....]apor-deposition-silicone-seals


EDIT: I changed the title... so that all rumors/speculative posts for the iphone 6s or iphone 7 will be in one place.
[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2015-05-13 03:51 ]

[ This Message was edited by: hihihans on 2015-05-13 08:36 ]

Posted: 2015-03-07 14:07:37
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Ranjith Posts: > 500

Looks like next year Apple will innovate and invent waterproofed mobile phones
Posted: 2015-03-07 18:06:14
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goldenface Posts: > 500

"With Sony and Motorola making a move to waterproof their devices, there’s no saying how far Apple will take thi. . . "

Ah ha ha ha ha! Sony MADE the move years ago.
Posted: 2015-03-07 19:40:36
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Apple iPhone 6S to add Force Touch for new depth of control?[....]touch-for-new-depth-of-control

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus rumoured to feature Apple SIM and 2GB RAM[....]ture-apple-sim-2gb-ram-1490565[....]e-innovative-apple-sim-1287275

Latest iPhone 6S Report Brings Potential Disappointment To Photographers[....]02/28/iphone-6s-camera-rumour/[....]he-iphone-6s-camera/86644.html[....]-8mp-camera-hardware-09368140/

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Posted: 2015-03-08 11:43:53
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

'iPhone 6s' said to ship with 2GB of RAM[....]ing-toward-including-apple-sim

Apple Watch Force Touch technology also coming to iPhone 6S[....]ology-also-coming-to-iphone-6s

[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2015-03-12 09:27 ]

Posted: 2015-03-12 10:22:17
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Rumor claims Apple’s 4-inch ‘iPhone 6c’ is closer to becoming a reality than we thought

Why there might be an iPhone 6C in 2015[....]-6c-release-date-rumours-2015/

Posted: 2015-05-05 03:29:45
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

These may be the first details on Apple's next big iPhone update: iOS 9

Lisa Eadicicco
May 5, 2015, 10:25 PM

Every year at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple reveals the new software features it plans to bring to iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.

This year's event, which takes place on June 8-12, will likely follow suit, but 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman claims to have already unearthed some details about what to expect from Apple's next big iPhone update. Gurman has a strong track record when it comes to reporting on upcoming Apple product announcements. Last year, he published screenshots of the new Health app long before iOS 8 was officially unveiled.

Based on his latest reports, here's what we expect to see in iOS 9:

Siri is going to get a redesign. Gurman says the new format will make Siri look more like the colorful version on the Apple Watch.

Expect new wallpapers and color themes, too. iOS 9 will come with a blue and green color scheme by default, according to the report.

There will be a big focus on security. That's not too surprising, given the iCloud fiasco that happened at the end of 2014. At the same time, Google has been really vocal about the security improvements it's been making to Android as well.

iOS 9 won't come with many new features, but it will be more stable and smooth. Gurman also reported in February that iOS 9 probably won't be a big visual change. Instead, Apple will emphasize overall improvements to stability and performance. Apple will also try to keep the size of the update manageable so that it's easier for users to actually install the update. When iOS 8 launched in October, some iPhone owners complained they couldn't install the update because it required too much free space.

We expect to know more next month, and the official update will likely roll out in the fall after the next iPhone is announced. In the meantime, Apple is supposedly readying an iOS 8.4 update that will bring a redesigned Music app to the iPhone.


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Posted: 2015-05-06 02:44:08
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hihihans Posts: > 500

Wow that looks. . . The same 😏
Posted: 2015-05-06 09:34:14
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Everything we think we know about the iPhone 6s

By Yoni Heisler
May 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple finally addressed a longstanding advantage Android handsets had over previous iPhone models — bigger screens. Coupled with Touch ID, Apple’s iPhone 6 lineup presented an incredible value proposition for consumers looking to upgrade their existing smartphones.

That being said, it remains to be seen how Apple plans to top what it accomplished with the iPhone 6, easily the company’s most successful iPhone launch ever. And with Apple now on the big display bandwagon, one wonders what type of features it plans to incorporate into its iPhone 6s models to entice users to upgrade.

While an official iPhone 6s unveiling is still likely months away, the rumor mill has been busy as ever, feeding us small pieces of interesting information about what we can expect to see in Apple’s next-gen iPhone.

Here’s what we know so far.

The camera might be insanely good

It’s no secret that Apple every year devotes a ton of engineering resources towards improving camera quality on the iPhone. With the iPhone 6s, Apple may take things even further. Back in November, in-the-know blogger John Gruber said on his podcast that the next iPhone camera “might be the biggest camera jump ever.” Specifically, Gruber heard that the next iPhone may feature “DSLR quality imagery.”

While such a bold and seemingly impossible claim is easy to dismiss, Gruber has a strong record with respect to Apple rumors. Adding even more credence to Gruber’s claim is the fact that Apple, just this past April, acquired an Israeli company called LinX with a portfolio of jaw dropping camera technology. LinX specifically boasts that its cameras are not only small, but are “leading the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets.”

What’s more, LinX’s camera technology allows for better color fidelity, decreased shutter lag, and more importantly, much better low light performance.

Finally, more RAM!

Apple is notoriously skimpy when it comes to RAM, but rumor has it that the next-gen iPhone models will finally incorporate 2GB of RAM. Current iPhone models sport 1GB of RAM, and while that’s all well and good, that extra gig should make the user experience that much snappier. Additionally, more RAM will also gives developers room to really push the envelope with their iOS apps.

Force Touch is coming to the iPhone

With the Apple Watch, Apple introduced a new feature called Force Touch. Force Touch, as the name implies, is a technology which can successfully distinguish between a user tapping on a display and a user pressing on a display with force. Naturally, Apple boasts that Force Touch is the “most significant new sensing capability since Multi-Touch.”

Apple incorporated Force Touch onto its new MacBook trackpad not too long ago, and there are not surprisingly a slew of reports claiming that the next-gen iPhones will also be graced with Force Touch technology. Force Touch on the iPhone might be beneficial to the extent that it opens up a wider array of controls and gesture commands across all types of apps. For instance, imagine being able to zoom in on a specific part of a photo by pressing harder on display. Gaming in particular would be an area with some extremely interesting applications of Force Touch controls.

Better Touch ID performance

Touch ID, introduced on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, was one of those awesome features that made you wonder how you ever lived without it. Not only did it provide a more seamless way for users to access their devices, it also added a welcome layer of security by limiting access to authorized fingerprints only. What’s more, Touch ID helped pave the way for Apple Pay, Apple’s easy to use mobile payments solution.

But as great as Touch ID is, some users had problems getting their device to recognize their fingerprints. While Apple has improved Touch ID in some regards with software fixes, the next-gen iPhones will reportedly lend a helping hand as well. Noted analyst Ming Chi Kuo indicated earlier this year that Apple’s iPhone 6s models will include upgraded and more robust Touch ID sensors that will reduce the incidence of identification errors and, perhaps, speed up the Apple Pay process ever so slightly.

A pink iPhone? Ya don’t say.

With the iPhone 5s, Apple finally made its iconic smartphone available in more colors than ever before, a grand total of 3 to be exact. Apple kept up that tradition with the iPhone 6, offering the device in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold.

Looking ahead to the iPhone 6s, the Wall Street Journal reported not too long ago that pink may be introduced as a new color option.

There won’t be a new 4-inch iPhone 6s or 6c

The most recent rumblings from the rumor mill suggest that Apple will not be introducing a new 4-inch iPhone model. While we have seen a few reports pointing to an iPhone 6c or an iPhone 6s mini with a smaller display, it’s more likely that Apple will simply keep the iPhone 5s in the lineup as a free option for users who prefer a smaller form factor.

If this proves to be the case, don’t be surprised to see Apple release a completely new 4-inch iPhone model in 2016.[....]s-dslr-camera-ram-force-touch/


Posted: 2015-05-07 04:53:01
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

iPhone 7 Concept Reimagines The Home Button[....]ome-button/?utm_source=mainrss

Posted: 2015-05-08 02:22:54
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