Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during September in 2014 and the company has been widely tipped to do the same with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year. That potential September announcement has now become much more likely as a French carrier as reportedly leaked that pre-orders will start on September 11th and the device will start shipping on the 18th.
The idea of an iPad Pro has been with us for a few years now, but since Apple tied up a deal with IBM last year that will probably expand enterprise, the iPad Pro rumor have gained even more traction. Now sources in Apple's supply chain are suggesting that the iPad Pro will be announced this year, during November in fact.
It seems that Apple is going to up the screen size of the iPhone once again, with sources inside Foxconn suggesting a 5-inch model is being developed. Foxconn is Apple's chief manufacturer, so the company knows more about the behind the scenes development of iOS products than most, although there is no outright proof that the insider is telling the truth in this case.
We wrote last week that the iPhone 6c, Apple's upcoming new "affordable" iPhone, is going to roll out during the second quarter of 2016. That information came from a report in Taiwan, and we questioned it as Apple sticks to fall launches, meaning Cupertino would announce the handset next month. Noted leak professional @Evleaks now backs up that view by saying that the iPhone 6c will be launched in September alongside the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst with KGI Securities who is typically accurate when it comes to predicting events in Apple's future. So when he says something it is usually worth paying attention to, and Kuo's latest information is no different. The analyst says that production on the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been delayed for one to two weeks.
It has been widely rumored that Apple will launch a new "affordable" iPhone when the company launches the iPhone 6s next month. A replacement for the iPhone 5c, the iPhone 6c will launch in the second quarter (April through June) of 2016. Digitimes suggests the device will be delayed until next year, so does that mean we will not see it next month?
Apple did not reveal exact figures for the Apple Watch for its first quarter on sale, lumping it into the "other" category in its earnings call. However, considering that category rose some 49% year-on-year it seems that the company?s first wearable played a big part in that hike. Sales for the device are reported to be solid and meeting expectations, but not the runaway success some had predicted.
Apple today released sales and financial figures for its fiscal third quarter and the news is good for the iPhone and Apple Watch, but continues to be very worrying for the iPad. The company bested Wall Street expectations, but only just, and after a number of periods of decimating analyst predictions there was a backlash. Apple's shares tumbled after the earnings call, but the raw figures remain impressive.
It's amazing how far personal technology has come in the last fifteen years. The iPod was so revolutionary when it arrived that it propelled Apple forward in leaps and bounds and set the ball in motion for the company to become the biggest tech brand ever. Now the iPod feels antiquated, which is astounding because it is one of the all-time classic products. The iPod Touch followed the now defunct Classic before it too was let go and discontinued. However, Apple could be about to bring back the iPod touch it seems.
It is a given by now that when Apple launches a new iPhone the consumer base goes into overdrive and buys that device by the boatload. Indeed, any new iPhone flagship typically becomes the best-selling smartphone of the year within its first few weeks on sale. The iPhone 6 took this fevered buying into the stratosphere and it toppled a multitude of sales records.