Thursday, July 3, 2014

Apple Expected to Announce iPhone 6 in Early September, With Launch Later in the Month

Rumors and past release date info have thus far pointed towards a September launch date for the iPhone 6, which has now been confirmed by a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors
Mass shipments of the iPhone 6 from China to the United States are expected to occur during the last two weeks of August and it is likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 during the first or second weeks of September. The first deliveries of the device will come later in the month on a corresponding Friday, roughly a week and a half after the event. 

iPhone 6 render by Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino

An early September event is in line with previous rumors and with the event dates of the last two iPhone generations. The iPhone 5 was announced on Wednesday, September 12 with availability occurring on September 21 and the iPhone 5s/5c was announced onTuesday, September 10 with availability starting on September 20. 

It remains unknown if the September iPhone 6 event will include just the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations. Early rumors pointed towards production issues that might delay the launch of the larger phone, but those problems appear to be solved and a recent rumor from Bloomberg has suggested both devices could launch at the same time

A report from earlier today pointed towards a September 25 launch date for the iPhone 6, but Apple typically releases the iPhone on a Friday, making this prediction unlikely. September 12, 19, and 26 are all probable launch dates for the iPhone 6, based on production speed and available inventory. 

Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to include a larger display size along with a thinner iPod-touch style design, an A8 processor, and camera improvements. The 5.5-inch iPhone has thus far been positioned as the premium version and may include upgrades like optical image stabilization and a larger storage capacity, with a $100 price premium.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Apple iPhone 2G

Apple iPhone 2G Orginal

The Apple iPhone 2G

 So back on January 9th 2007 Steve Jobs announced the very first Apple iPhone to which a 4GB would cost $499 (£312) and 8GB for $599 (£374). These went on sale in the US on June 29 2007 then to the rest of the world a few months later. It was to become the start of a new era of mobile phones. Funnily enough I had to look up the actual official name given to this phone as I thought it was just called the iPhone Original. The iPhone2G is one of the first (if not the first) cell phone to fully incorporate most of its functions using a multi-touch screen. It only carries one main external button, and advanced motion features, including an 3-axis accelerometer, and changes according to its position. Having a very slim figure, it has the access to install games and other apps through iTunes, and incorporates an iPod. 
Background Info / Highlights
  • Release Date: June 29, 2007
  • Features many advanced features, such as a touchscreen, iPod, web browser, and apps.
  • Can be synced through iTunes, which gives very easy access to constant updates and bug fixes, as well as the convience to sync music, podcasts, movies, and apps.
  • It was ranked a revolutionary phone
  • It is only offered by AT&T 
  • With the latest iPhone and iTunes update, you now have access to the iTunes app store. Apps can be any type of applications for your iPhone, including games.
Though a lot of the apps on iTunes are free, the rest cost money. There isn’t much to review in the category, as each app has its own reviews on iTunes, however I must say that I think the iPhone runs games and apps very well, and they load up almost instantly. A lot of people are claiming that the iPhone is as good as a Nintendo DS or PSP, if not better, which I agree on. You can also download them directly from your iPhone.
Other than that, there is not another official way to download apps on to your iPhone, however you can ‘Jailbreak’ it. Jailbreaking an iPhone basically allows it to be exploited for unofficial third-party games, or other modifications. Although it may sound tempting, as it can even unlock your iPhone for another wireless service, I don’t see any reason to use it other than that.
The Apple iPhone 2G was a great phone. But was not ready for those who are blind or visually impaired.At the top goodnufyou can see the stylish (at the time) Apple iPhone 2G in all its glory.
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