Hyundai has brought along its new 2015 Sonata to the New York Auto Show, and it already has one passenger in the shape of Apple's CarPlay to put your iPhone 5s in the dashboard. The new car - now in its seventh generation - introduces more distinctive look than before, tightened up for what Hyundai hopes will be more appealing to younger drivers, but it's CarPlay and how it will take over the 8-inch touchscreen later in the year that got us really intrigued. Read on to see how it works.
If you’ve been addicted to the mobile device-driven game known as Anki DRIVE, you may already know that its remote-controlled cars are designed by none other than Harald Belker. This fellow is responsible for designing all of the cars - including the two newest for this season of Anki DRIVE - as well as a massive number of Hollywood vehicles and concepts: everything from the TRON: Legacy light-cycle to the wild Batmobile from the movie Batman and Robin.
Apple online stores in several more countries have been updated with a new version of the iPhone 5C smartphone. That new version is the iPhone 5C 8GB and it is now available in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Spain, and Norway. Apple online stores in those countries were reportedly down briefly before coming back online with the new device listed.
At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014 (Spring) exhibition this week a number of cases for the iPhone 6 were shown by insatiable protective accessory handlers. Here we find a relatively mediocre source for information on the device as - quite likely - their sources are the same as ours. In other words: use these images as a basic guide, but don’t put too much faith into the lot.
Supposing you’ve already gotten an in-dash receiver this year - inside 2014, that is - and you bought it from Pioneer, you’re in for an Apple-flavored treat. The company has suggested that each of the five units they’ve released in the year 2014 will be upgraded to Apple CarPlay in early summer, 2014. This means soon, and very soon.
There’ve been a number of iPhone 6 photos surfacing this week, together creating the image of a device which is extremely similar to its predecessor. Instead of a 4-inch display, you’ll have a 4.7-inch display. Instead of a 4.87-inch-tall smartphone, you’ll have one closer to 5.25-inches tall.
Specifications for the Amazon Kindle Fire phone - or whatever they’ll end up calling it - have leaked. Photos of the phone have leaked as well, confirming suspicions had by several sources over the past few weeks, allowing us a peek at what may very well be a combination of elements able to give pause to iPhone users. Will you be one of them?
It’s not difficult to see the reasons why the smartphone manufacturers of the world still play second fiddle to the mobile carriers they work with. He who controls the spice, controls the universe, after all. Both Windows Phone 8.1 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 prove the notion that though the manufacturers create the phones and developers create the software, it’s the carriers that continue to hold the most power.
It’s suddenly become possible that with a larger display, the next iPhone - likely called iPhone 6 - could end up costing $100 more than previous models. It’s not clear at the moment if this price would be pushed into carrier subsidies or pulled directly out of the initial cost of the device on-contract.