A new report sheds some interesting light on just what Apple may be up to this Fall. As they bet big on Sapphire glass (to the tune of $700 million!), it seems iPhone and iWatch screen production is ramping up as well. As we anticipate new smartphones and a wearable from Apple, we may be through the Sapphire looking glass on both.
Kyocera and Verizon has just beaten Apple to the punch, whether or not the latter actually reveals a sapphire glass-toting iPhone 6 in September. Kyocera's Brigadier smartphone comes with a decent set of mid-tier specs, a near indestructible Sapphire Shield display, and a price tag that may sound too good to be true.
When Amazon wades into a new segment, competitors take note, and few devices have been so nervously anticipated as the Fire Phone. Amazon's first smartphone doesn't just put Prime in your pocket, it also pushes the limits of UI, with its quartet of Dynamic Perspective cameras, and computational photography, with Firefly. Ambitious, then, but Jeff Bezos & Co. have seldom lacked that. Question is, does the Fire Phone deserve to be the hottest handset in town?
Be honest — are you really going to take sandpaper to your smartphone? Unlikely, but that’s what YouTuber Marques Brownlee did with his alleged iPhone 6 display unit. Previously running it through a lot of twists and turns, this gauntlet involves knives and sandpaper.
Many iPhone fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Apple's next smartphone will indeed sport that much desired sapphire glass display. It seems, however, that whether or not the iPhone 6 boasts this material is no longer relevant to Kyocera's business plans. The Japanese electronics manufacturer has just put up a video teaser, claiming that it has more street creds to make sapphire displays not just a reality but also a financially feasible option.
In this latest iPhone 6 leak, we divert our attention ever so slightly away from the rather contentious subject of screen sizes and return once more to the once hot topic of sapphire crystal displays. Now, courtesy of vlogger Marques Brownlee, more popularly known as MKBHD, we are getting a closer look at what is supposed to be the sapphire crystal display panel for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
This week he folks at T-Mobile USA have brought the newest Windows Phone 8.1 device to their ranks, complete with Cortana. This is the Nokia Lumia 635, a device that’ll be the direct successor to the Lumia 521, the hottest-selling Windows Phone device in T-Mobile history. The Lumia 521 is the USA-based version of the Lumia 520, the best-selling Windows Phone in the history of Windows Phone.
There are two sides to Amazon's new Fire Phone. On the one hand is the technology, Amazon experimenting with face tracking and optical recognition. On the other is the price and AT&T exclusivity; many believed Amazon would try to shake up the phone industry with its pricing, not match it. I've spent some time with the Fire Phone today: read on for some first impressions.
Today the Amazon Fire Phone has been revealed with a very simple look and an aim to change the smartphone ecosystem. This device works with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display and Gorilla Glass 3 front display cover, a rubber frame, and a single aluminum button. This device works with a 13-megapixel camera on its back, a glass back, and a software suite that’s all Amazon.