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In Pictures: The Apple Watch

“The most personal device we’ve ever created.” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO

By John Cox | 11 September, 2014 10:25

Tags: tim cook, The Apple Watch, Apple, wristwear, smartwear, smartwatches

What an Apple mobile payments system on iPhone 6 might look like

Speculation is soaring that Apple's expected unveiling of iPhone 6 on Sept. 9 will also include some kind of mobile payments system, often dubbed "iWallet." The basic idea is to let consumers use their iPhone in place of cash or physical credit, debit, and various kinds of prepaid cards.

By John Cox | 05 September, 2014 23:21

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 30

The iOSphere became still more convinced that mobile payments via iPhone are just days away with the expected Sept. 9 unveiling of iPhone 6.

By John Cox | 02 September, 2014 23:11

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

What Apple can do to improve the iPhone 6 display

For over a year, the main obsession about the upcoming 2014 iPhone models (i.e. iPhone 6) has been the size and resolution of the screen. But Apple faces other challenges for its mobile touchscreens, and how, or whether, it deals with those may have a bigger impact on the user experience than simply a bigger screen.

By John Cox | 29 August, 2014 05:11

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

Apple confirms September 9 media event

Apple Thursday mailed formal invitations to a media event on September 9, to be held at the Flint Center, in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

By John Cox | 29 August, 2014 05:09

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, Flint, consumer electronics, smartphones, twitter

Some iPhone 5 owners eligible for free battery swap

Apple has launched a battery replacement program for a "very small percentage" of iPhone 5 units. But that could mean hundreds of thousands of phones.

By John Cox | 26 August, 2014 00:47

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone 5

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 22

iPhone 6 rumors swarmed as iOSpherians count down the days and hours until the expected, but not confirmed, Sept. 9 announcement. Panic ensues.

By John Cox | 23 August, 2014 06:11

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending August 16

The iOSphere is more and more certain it knows the details of the Apple iPhone 6, even though there is less and less to go on.

By John Cox | 16 August, 2014 07:08

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, apple iphone, consumer electronics, ios, iPhone, smartphones

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending August 8

It may be that the world will end September 9, or at least the World-as-we-know-it-without-the-iPhone-6. That's The Date the new iPhone(s) will be announced, according to one unsourced declaration.

By John Cox | 09 August, 2014 07:08

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone

What will Apple unveil on Sept. 9?

Apple will be announcing...something on Sept. 9, according to the technology news site, re/code.net. But if re/code knows what it is, it is not saying.

By John Cox | 06 August, 2014 02:54

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone

Sapphire displays for iPhone 6 may be hard to come by: report

Whether Apple can deliver the iPhone 6 with super-tough synthetic sapphire displays is still very much up in the air, according to a press release from a research firm that tracks the materials industry. Unspecified "bottlenecks at various levels" of the sapphire production process mean that Apple may limit this year's introduction of sapphire iPhone displays or possibly even scrap the plan.

By John Cox | 06 August, 2014 23:16

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

iPhone 6 will not be delayed by Chinese wheel hub factory explosion

An explosion Saturday at a Chinese factory that electroplates aluminum wheel hubs will almost certainly not cause a delay for Apple's iPhone 6, despite anguished speculation on a range of news, technology and Apple-focused websites.

By John Cox | 06 August, 2014 03:40

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 1

Just in time for trick or treat 2014, the iPhone 6 actually will be available in October, a somewhat skeptical iOSphere learned this week. Because it will be announced nearly a full month earlier, in September, we can just savor the pending release over the subsequent weeks.

By John Cox | 05 August, 2014 01:07

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

BlackBerry buying German firm for voice encryption

BlackBerry has always touted its mobile devices as secure. But now it plans to make them "more secure" by acquiring a German company that specializes in voice encryption.

By John Cox | 30 July, 2014 05:23

Tags: Blackberry, consumer electronics, trend micro, smartphones, Mergers & acquisition

Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.

By John Cox | 25 July, 2014 01:47

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, security, LinkedIn, mobile security, IT management

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