IFA was huge last week, while there have also been massive launches from Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG and everyone in between during this year, but tomorrow the biggest of them all will happen. Yes, tomorrow Apple will be launching its new iPhone/s in front of the world's media and millions of onlive viewers. Whatever you think of Cupertino, new iPhone launches have become the biggest tech events of the year and tomorrow will be the biggest yet.
If you have seen pictures of Jennifer Lawrence wearing... well nothing at all, you are probably familiar with the celebrity nude photo leak that has happened this week. A slew of Hollywood starlets have had their modesty exposed after a massive hack took images from the smartphones and pasted them all over the internet.
We reported on the weekend that Apple's much anticipate iWatch was finally close to being a reality as the company could launch it alongside the iPhone 6 next week. However, while that is still entirely possible, DigiTimes is reporting today that the device is not ready for launch and will not arrive until 2015.
We have heard plenty of rumours about the iPhone 6 arriving with NFC for contactless payment, which would make Apple very late to this method. Cupertino has long held out against NFC while all of its rivals on Android and beyond have included the technology. Now Apple may be planning its own contactless payment method and will team up with a number of heavy hitting companies to deliver it.
Apple's legal battle with Samsung shows no signs of stopping as Cupertino is still unhappy with the terms of its victory over the Korean giant. The long saga took a new twist this week after a decision was made to deny Apple's request for a sales ban on several Samsung devices in the US.
A story emerged yesterday that said that Apple would launch its first wearable alongside the iPhone 6 in just over a week's time. We held off on this one because there have been so many twists and turns in the iWatch saga, but the rumour is gathering pace as more sources are found. Indeed, I spoke to my own "guy" in Apple and while he could not or did not want to confirm the iWatch is imminent, he did say the iPhone 6 event has a big surprise in store.
Apple recorded some pretty stellar financial results last month when the company revealed that record amounts of iPhones had been sold, while Cupertino's Mac business grew too. With profit and revenue soaring, it is easy to focus on what's going right over at Apple, but we also shouldn't ignore what is going wrong. Talking about the iPad at the moment is addressing the elephant in the room at Apple.
Apple today revealed that some iPhone 5 units have been suffering battery issues of late, where the power pack "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." Cupertino's response has been rapid as the company has now opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program for those affected by the issue.
Apple has always done a decent job of defying the ethos that says more RAM and higher numbered specs are better. For example, the iPad Air has just 1GB of RAM, while even basic Android slates pack at least 2GB. However, you would not notice a difference between the performance on the Air or on a high end Android tablet, such is the solid performance of Apple's product.
ComScore's usage and market share data revealed yesterday that Android continued to be the number one platform in the mobile world. Google's OS beat out Apple's iOS by 9% of the market, but while the platform is thriving, what do last quarter's results mean for manufacturers. Of course, Android and to an extend iOS are spread through multiple devices, so how are the OEM's fairing?