If Apple goes through with the changes we’re seeing in a batch of photos this week for the iPhone 6, they certainly won’t be called out for stale design. Images appearing this week show an iPhone 5s compared to a mock-up of an iPhone 6. This iPhone 6 is massive compared to previous releases, here working with a 4.7-inch display.
A new iPhone app aims to blur the lines between photos and video, with Vhoto automagically pulling out the best stills from video clips. The app, handiwork of a former Xbox and Activision engineer among others, aims to change the way that photos are captured by using computer vision to sift through footage and yank out images with good framing, where people are smiling, or that have merit otherwise.
The iPhone is a coveted device, by both consumers and carriers. Launched on AT&T, it wasn’t long before Verizon swallowed their bloatware and jumped on board as well. T-Mobile followed years later, as did Sprint. Now it seems as though T-Mobile is once again discussing bringing the iPhone to Metro PCS.
It’s release time for the Ground Zeroes iDROID - or time to let it be known when the case will be in full production, that is. This case replicates the single phone-like accessory given to our hero in Metal Gear Solid 5, the iDROID, but here you’ll find it acting as a fully-functional iPhone 5/5s case. It’s been teased in the past, now appearing - thanks to Kojima Productions - as a full-fledged release.
The images you’re about to see (barring the hero image here) are non-official mockups, of course - there’s no knowing when Apple will actually have the device available for their first reveal. What you’re about to see is a creation made with early prototype sketches in mind, showing up earlier this month with the iPhone 6 with a far larger display - by a half inch, that is - than the iPhone 5s.
It’s not long now before the next-generation iPad receives its stay of glory in the slightly more secure realm of Touch ID. An iPad with Touch ID would be marked by a fingerprint scanner embedded with the home button on the device, much like the iPhone 5s, and has been tipped to appear with the next generation of the slate.
With Goal Coach, Runkeeper will be updated with the user’s ability to be personally guided and motivated by the software. This isn’t the same as being screamed at by a personal trainer, but it’ll keep you pumped up with goals set by your own exercise regimen.
Apple sold 43.7m iPhones in Q2 2014, while iPad sales reached 16.4m, with phone sales rising compared to the previous year, though the same could not be said of the tablet category. Sales of the iPhone decreased 14-percent quarter-on-quarter - though were up 17-percent year-on-year - while revenue from smartphone sales dropped by a fifth to $26bn QoQ but up 14-percent YoY.
Apple has kicked off a new ad campaign for the iPhone 5s, taking a subtle dig at "unique" features from rivals like Samsung's Galaxy S5 pulse sensor by pointing out that its phone can do that too. Dubbed "Powerful" - and using the tagline "You're more powerful than you think" - the new commercial highlights what the iPhone 5s can do courtesy of the App Store, including fitness, gaming, music, and more.
Fitness app RunKeeper has launched a new iPhone app, Breeze by RunKeeper, aiming to not only track movement but put it into context, making suggestions as to the best times to boost your health. The app, only available for the iPhone 5s since it relies on Apple's M7 co-processor for tracking movement, uses a combination of traditional tracking and push notification prompts, as well as classifying you by animal.