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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

Top 5 take-aways from Tim Cook on Apple's Q3 earnings call

During Apple's fiscal third quarter earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook gave some hints about where the company is going and why.

By John Cox | 24 July, 2014 06:06

Tags: tim cook, business issues, Apple, iPhone, wireless, financial results, iPad

Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

By John Cox | 23 July, 2014 08:17

Tags: Apple, security, ios, nsa, software, operating systems

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending July 18

Summer temperatures are boosting the amount of hot air in the iOSphere, or maybe it's the other way round.

By John Cox | 19 July, 2014 06:24

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

Apple, IBM join to make iOS the default mobile platform

It's hard to imagine a more unlikely partnership: Apple, the highpoint of trendy consumer-focused mobile computing and IBM, the high point of, well, the opposite -- the business mainframe computer hulking in a data center.

By John Cox | 16 July, 2014 09:32

Tags: business issues, Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, IBM, Mobile OSes, Apple iOS, mobile

Say goodbye to desktop phones

"When are we going to get rid of these things?" said Ken Henderson's boss as he pointed at the corded desktop telephone that has been emblematic of the American office for decades.

By John Cox | 15 July, 2014 22:52

Tags: Fidelity, Apple, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Networking, Assurance, Aruba networks, smartphones, wireless

In Pictures: 13 things to do with the sun besides getting a tan

How technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in solar innovation

By John Cox | 09 July, 2014 08:40

Tags: sun, Aston Martin, slideshow, solar innovation, USB, solar-powered, soccer ball, energy, Kayak

What to expect from 11ac's next big deal: multiuser MIMO

The big deal about 802.11ac, or "gigabit Wi-Fi," is the promise of much higher speeds for Wi-Fi clients compared to the maximums under 802.11n today. But 11ac is actually several big deals, including something called multiuser MIMO [my-moe], which is part of the "Wave 2" 11ac features expected later this year.

By John Cox | 07 July, 2014 22:55

Tags: Wi-Fi, IRS, EE, Gigabit Wi-Fi, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi

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