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chunkybeats Posts: 496

This thread is no Sony Xperia Rumour thread, what a way to get the iphone on here zzz lets get a Samsung one on as well as HTC etc etc. This site was for Sony originally, keep it that way instead of iphones, just go to another Apple website for rumours. Esato needs to stay Sony at the least.
Posted: 2015-05-08 02:30:54
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

On 2015-05-08 02:30:54, chunkybeats wrote:
This thread is no Sony Xperia Rumour thread, what a way to get the iphone on here zzz lets get a Samsung one on as well as HTC etc etc. This site was for Sony originally, keep it that way instead of iphones, just go to another Apple website for rumours. Esato needs to stay Sony at the least.

Hi there,

Well, the primary reason why I started this thread was because there was none.

Yes, there's a Sony rumors thread, but none regarding other phone brands. Do you mean to say that the other brands have no place here? That we should all just talk about what Sony is doing and not the other brands?

I had thought that Esato caters to ALL phone enthusiasts, and not just Sony. I realize that this was "originally Sony." In fact, back when I joined, it was mostly "Ericsson." I assumed that with the changing times, and Sony is not as prolific as it once was, this forum might be open to discussing other brands? I guess I was wrong.

To the MODs: Please lock this thread asap. Thank you.

[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2015-05-08 02:24 ]

Posted: 2015-05-08 02:57:12
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hihihans Posts: > 500

It would be great if we had a decent rumour thread for every brand.
If we had, there would be less cross-brand-action in the 'original' rumours.

Esato started as a Sony Ericsson forum. When stopped we opened it for all brands. To keep esato alive.
Posted: 2015-05-08 09:37:25
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aussieland1 Posts: > 500

On 2015-05-08 09:37:25, hihihans wrote:
It would be great if we had a decent rumour thread for every brand.
If we had, there would be less cross-brand-action in the 'original' rumours.

Esato started as a Sony Ericsson forum. When stopped we opened it for all brands. To keep esato alive.

Thank you.

And threads about other brands should not stop Sony fans talking about Sony surely
Posted: 2015-05-08 09:46:30
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Rumored big-screen iPad could get Force Touch display[....]gyRss%20%28Technology%20RSS%29

Apple iPad Pro Release Update: To Feature Silver-Nano-Wire Coating On Display[....]-display-improve-touch-1917996

Apple’s next iPad might be able to tell how hard you’re pressing on the screen[....]ve-pressure-sensitivity-2015-5


Posted: 2015-05-13 05:01:03
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

iPhone 6s Release Could End iPhone 6 Bending Problems[....]end-iphone-6-bending-problems/[....]future-iphones-bending-1912279

Posted: 2015-05-13 05:32:40
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Does Kuo Know? Analyst Tips 10 Key iPhone 7 Specs and Features

Michael Grothaus 11:13,
13 May 2015

Ming-Chi Kuo KNOWS Apple, so when he talks about the iPhone 7 –– or iPhone 6s –– you definitely want to take note...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, otherwise known as the most well-connected Apple analyst in the world, has issued a new note to investors about what he believes will be the hardware specs of the next iPhone. Before getting to those specs, it’s important to note that Kuo is more often right than wrong–making him a rare source of knowledge in the field of iPhone rumors. It doesn’t appear Kuo has any inside contacts at Apple feeding him tips, rather he has deep sources within Asia’s supply chain which allows him to predict with great certainty what future Apple products will be made of.

He’s done it with great accuracy many times before and is often referred to as the most switched on Apple analyst on the planet. Obviously, though, predicting something as secretive as the next iPhone is tricky and we’ve already heard plenty of theories about what Apple’s 2015 iPhone –– or iPhones –– will entail. Nevertheless, Kuo makes a compelling argument for his claims. His work inside Apple’s supply chain gives him access to protected contacts and information, which in turn are turned into reports about what investors should expect from Apple’s forthcoming iPhone.

There has been speculation that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 7, yet the spec predictions by Kuo suggest that the next iPhone may not be different enough from the current 6 series to get a new numbering branding. Rather, it’s likely Apple is going to name the next iPhone the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus”. So, what does Kuo know (or thinks he knows) about the next iPhone?

Force Touch Display

Kuo says “Force Touch will be the biggest upgraded selling point, but also one of the main bottlenecks of the supply chain. Force Touch can enhance user experience due to more input methods and support of handwritten signatures, which is beneficial for expanding in the commercial market.”

Force Touch is of course the driving input method on the Apple Watch. It allows the screen to detect how hard and long a touch is applied. This enables greater input methods. It seems like a given for the iPhone and opens up an entirely new array of input possibilities–which are much more useful on a bigger display than the one found on the Apple Watch.

No New Screen Sizes

Kuo says “Screen will remain at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, with resolution the same as existing models. There will be no new 4-inch model.”

No surprise here given Apple just introduced two new screen sizes last year. One thing that some people will find disappointing is Kuo says there won’t be a new 4-inch model, which while though small by today’s standards, some people still love.

Rose Gold Body

Kuo says “There will be an additional casing color, rose gold, matching the rose gold Apple Watch Edition.”

This is actually somewhat of a surprise considering we already have a gold iPhone. The key phrase in Kuo’s prediction is “color”, however. I find it hard to believe that Apple will make a rose gold iPhone that is made of actual gold. It would cost a fortune–or well over the Rose gold Apple Watch’s $17,000.

12MP Camera

Kuo says “The camera will have a pixel upgrade, likely to 12 MP.”

iPhone, welcome to 2013!! But seriously, we all know Apple has the camera tech to eek out the best pics even though it uses lower megapixel sensors, but a 12MP sensor addition is much welcome and long overdue. I for one would rather have built-in optical image stabilization across the line, though. Here’s hoping the next iPhone has that too.

More Microphones

Kuo says “One microphone will be added near the speaker to enhance voice quality.”

Not exactly groundbreaking, but nice nonetheless. Not only will this help with calls, it could signal Apple has bigger plans for Siri in iOS 9, as an extra mic would make it easier for Siri to accurately pick up what you are saying.

A9 PLUS More RAM!!!!!

Kuo says “The A9 processor with upgraded 2GB LPDDR4 will be adopted.”

A9? No shock. More RAM? About freaking time! Even though Kuo is predicting 2GB LPDDR4 RAM–double the iPhone’s current RAM, it’s still well behind most Android phones that have 3GB or more of RAM. Still, this will be a nice little boost that is going to make the next iPhone a monster powerhouse.

Bendgate Be GONE!

Kuo says “The bending issue will be improved by using different casing materials and internal mechanical design changes.”

Look, “bendgate” with the iPhone 6 was overblown. Though it got a crazy amount of media attention, hardly anyone’s iPhone actually bent. Regardless, it’s nice to hear Apple is taking any flaw, no matter how rare, seriously.

Sapphire Display

Kuo says “If drop test issues can be resolved, the 5.5-inch model will have a limited number of units with sapphire cover lens.”

This is an interesting assertion. First, Kuo clearly isn’t sure of this. Second, if he is right and Apple is going to add a sapphire covering lens to the iPhone 6s Plus it will further distinguish between the Plus and the regular model. Those 4.7-inch fans might feel like Apple is treating them as second class citizens–never a good thing. We shall see. Currently Apple does use sapphire on both iPhones via the Touch ID and camera lens coverings.

Better Touch ID

Kuo says “The recognition rate of Touch ID will be improved further in a bid to promote Apple Pay.”

This is good news for two reasons. First, the Touch ID is one of the best features on the iPhone. When it works, it’s flawless. The bad thing about it however is that if your hands are moist or have dust on them, the Touch ID won’t recognize your fingerprint. Anything that makes sure the Touch ID works all the time is a good thing in my book. The second reason this is exciting is because Apple Pay is awesome–it just needs bigger adoption. Apple wants to make it easier for people to use Apple Pay so an improve Touch ID experience makes sense.

Gesture Control Support

Kuo says “Gesture control support.” Very brief. So, what is gesture control support? It’s the ability to move the device in a gesture pattern to do something on the device itself. For example, a tilt gesture would allow you to tilt the iPhone to scroll through a web page without needing to touch the screen.

Everything Kuo is predicting sounds good in our book. Though he didn’t give a timeline for the next iPhone’s launch, he did say mass production of the device will start in mid-to-late August. That puts a late September launch (as usual) likely. Kuo also says Apple will ship 80-90 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus’ in 2015 with a 2:1 ratio of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models.


[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2015-05-13 13:02 ]

Posted: 2015-05-13 14:02:06
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Next iPhone's camera may get a pixel boost, but there's a trade-off

An industry observer says Apple's upcoming iPhones will increase the pixel count from 8 pixels to 12. The pixels would be smaller, though, which could affect picture quality.

by Lance Whitney
May 15, 2015 11:12 AM PDT

This year's iPhones, most likely to be dubbed the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, will raise the pixel count of the rear camera to 12 megapixels from the current 8, said Kevin Wong, chief executive at market intelligence firm IHS China. Wong made the claim Thursday via a post to Chinese social network Sina Weibo. If what he said is true, this would be the first time Apple has boosted the pixel count on its flagship phone's camera since it increased it from 5MP to 8MP with the debut of the iPhone 4S in 2011.

But that jump in pixel count could come at a price, according to Wong. To achieve the higher count, Apple would reduce the actual size of each pixel. And why might that be bad? Smaller pixels are less sensitive to light, which can lead to poorer-quality photos with more noise, especially those taken in low-light conditions. So there's a trade-off with a higher pixel count and a smaller pixel size.

The whole subject of pixel count has inspired much debate.

Certain Lumia smartphones have received kudos for their high-quality photos. The Lumia 808 and 1020 both come with a 41-megapixel camera. But does the pixel count account for the high quality, or are there other factors involved?

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use 8-megapixel cameras, but both of those phones have been cited for their high-quality photo-taking skills. Apple has in the past avoided the popular trend of constantly increasing the pixel count and has instead worked on other features to enhance the camera, such as improved autofocus and optical image stabilization on the 6 Plus. So even if Apple lowers the size of the pixels to achieve a greater pixel count, the company is likely to enhance the camera in other ways that would still ensure high-quality photos.

Wong's prediction echoes that of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In an investors note released earlier this week, Kuo said the iPhone 6S camera would see an upgrade to 12 megapixels.


Rumor: 12MP camera in Apple's 'iPhone 6s' will pack in smaller pixels[....]6s-will-pack-in-smaller-pixels

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Seeing that these are from 2 different sources (each with their own set of informers "inside" China) Im inclined to believe them. I think we will really see a bump up in the megapixel count for the next iPhone's camera.


[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2015-05-16 06:05 ]

Posted: 2015-05-16 06:50:02
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

iOS 9 release date, features and rumors

iOS 9 compatibility
- This may be the first iPhone and iPad software update to require a lightning cable.

Small iOS 9 download size
- There are still plenty of iPhone and iPad users left behind in the transition from iOS 7 to iOS 8 simply because they don't have enough internal storage to make the update.

Siri update
- Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant is reportedly receiving a small upgrade in iOS 9 to match the Siri found on Apple Watch.

Beats Music integration
- Don't forget about Dre. Streaming music is really taking off and Beats may be Apple's answer to Google Play Music All Access.

Apple Maps with public transit
- Apple is regularly improving its once-disastrous mapping effort and with each update it becomes ever more useful, but it's still not quite a match for Google Maps.

Stability improvements
- The No. 1 new, but boring feature we're going to see from iOS 9 is stability. iOS 8 has been plagued with false starts, glitches and continuing Wi-Fi and battery drain bugs.

More interface shortcuts
- iOS 9 is likely to open up new shortcuts, allowing you to quickly navigate menus on your iPhone and iPad with simple taps or gestures.

Home screen widgets
- We've been crying out for widgets for years and with iOS 8, Apple is sort of giving us them... sort of. They live in Notification Center with basic functionality at-a-glance. Pulling down this hidden menu reveals sport scores, OpenTable reservations and a Calendar preview, for example. But what we'd still love to see is home screen widgets. Apple has kept its interface clean and that's presumably one of the reasons why widgets have taken so long to arrive in any form.

Guest and kids mode
- Does someone else in your family like to get their grubby little hands on your iPad?

Actual multitasking
- Let's be honest: using two apps at once is true multitasking. Switching between two paused apps is not true multitasking. Apple could upgrade iOS 9 from the latter, fulfilling the side-by-side app functionality that always seems to be rumored but never actually pans out every year at WWDC.

iCloud price drop
- Ready or not, everything is being saved to the cloud these days and there's no easier way to back things up on an iPhone and iPad than iCloud Drive.

Ability to default to third party apps
- Apple still has the largest and most diverse selection of apps of any mobile OS, but it largely keeps them at arms-length and keeps the core smartphone operations fairly locked down.

Hide apps that can't be uninstalled
- Apple clearly doesn't want people deleting the stock apps that come with iOS, yet we'd wager we're not alone in saying that we don't use all of them - they clog up the home screen.

Less reliance on iTunes
- Liking iOS doesn't necessarily mean liking iTunes and it definitely doesn't mean liking being forced to use it whenever you connect your iPhone and iPad to a computer. It's a rather divisive piece of software and there are times when simply being able to mount your iDevice as a drive, wade through its folders and cut and paste things would seem an easier way to go about managing it, so it would be great if Apple let us do just that with iOS 9.

Embrace jailbreaking rather than trying to prevent it
- Apple has always done its best to prevent jailbreaking. Of course, determined users always find a way. There are numerous advantages to having a jailbroken device and we're not talking about the illicit ones.[....]-what-we-want-to-see-1253732/2

Posted: 2015-05-18 05:30:43
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Apple iPhone 6s Might Hit The Launchpad In August[....]nch-august/?utm_source=mainrss

Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus could launch earlier than expected due to high component yield[....]igh-component-yield/91844.html

Posted: 2015-05-19 04:43:36
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