Apple kicked off its event today, getting right into the details with the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, confirming months of leaks and pairing them with some official images and details. Amidst the hardware talk comes information about the apps, with Apple's Schiller saying there are 1.3 million available, and they'll all work with the larger iPhone 6 model.
IK Multimedia has introduced its latest Apple-centric products, a new iRig microphone and a new stand for the iPad (and any tablet roughly the same size). The iRig Mic Field is the maker's first "pocketable" digital microphone that can be adjusted as necessary, while the iKlip Xpand Stand offers a spring-based design to make adapters unnecessary.
Alcatel has introduced its new Hero 2 smartphone, a 6-inch phablet featuring an aluminium body and an integrated stylus. The latter works alongside "optimized hand writing recognition" to ensure that using the phablet as an on-the-go note-taking device doesn't result in digital gibberish.
Amidst all the products we've seen drop at IFA 2014 thus far comes an update to ZTE's Blade series of smartphones, the Blade Vec 3G and the Blade Vec 4G. As the names imply, one of the handsets offers 3G connectivity, and the other 4G, while both sport the exact same design and 5-inch HD display.
CAT has rolled out a new flagship smartphone targeting the outdoorsy, adventurous, I-drop-my-phone-too-often Android users among us: the CAT S50. With this phones comes the same rugged design we've seen with the company's other handsets, as well as 4G connectivity and some other handy features.
Sony's Xperia Z3 smartphone will be launching with T-Mobile near the end of the year, ensuring buyers in the United States will be able to get their hands on the new flagship without lengthy waits. This is a big deal for Sony, which has seen lackluster carrier support for its flagship handsets, which are often difficult or out of reach for many fans in the US.
If you're on the road, there's a good chance that you've fired off at least one text message while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a perilous activity for all involved, but that hasn't stopped many drivers from updating statuses, responding to snapchats, and other similar activities while behind the wheel. Various "nanny" systems have been proposed that will take action against this, and it seems GM will be the first automaker to mass produce vehicles with such a system in place.
Sony's next QX camera for smartphones is about to bring a big change to the product lineup, at least according to a new rumor that surfaced via the folks at Sony Alpha Rumors. The ILCE-QX1 will (reportedly) be announced tomorrow, and with it will come support for Sony's E-Mount lenses.