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Apple iPhone 6 will launch on September 9

As we get closer to the September 9 launch of the iPhone 6, more and more leaks are starting to drip from Apple’s supply chain. Today, we’ve got two separate reports pertaining to the 4.7” iPhone 6.
 
First up are images showing the 4.7” iPhone 6’s aluminum chassis paired with its display panel. When looking at the device from the side, you can see that the front glass is actually tapered slightly to match the radius curves of the aluminum body.

 
Overall, the look is reminiscent not only of the existing products like the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, but also of a first generation iPhone that got flattened by a steamroller.

 
In other iPhone 6 news, a new schematic has leaked which shows that the camera ring will protrude slightly from the body of the smartphone (similar to fifth generation iPod touch).


Protruding "camera ring" on fifth generation iPod touch

The leak claims that the first prototype for the camera ring protruded 0.77mm out from the body, however, that was trimmed to 0.67mm with the second generation prototype.
 
Apple regularly attempts to find ways to makes its devices thinner and thinner, and it appears that the company was able to succeed with a 7mm device thickness for the iPhone 6 (compared to 7.5mm for the iPhone 5S). However, Apple is unlikely to be able to cram in high-quality optics and image stabilization in an increasingly thin package, hence the camera ring protrusion.

[Image Source: Mac Rumors]
 
Definite shoo-ins for the iPhone 6 include a higher resolution “Retina” display, Apple A8 processor, next generation Touch ID sensor, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and LTE-A support. The iPhone 6 will also reportedly ship with a new Lighting cable that has a reversible USB connector.

Sources: Mac Rumors [1], [2]



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when did DT...
By ranran on 8/20/2014 3:02:47 PM , Rating: 4
become 75% phone postings? I mean...it's a phone.

Not to rant...but an honest question: Do the majority of DT readers really care to know about *every* *single* phone detail that gets released?

I find myself deleting more and more of my DT RSS feed titles as time goes on because it seems as if every other one is simply giving a few more phone details or pics or pre-release pics, or conception pics or someone is talking about a phone or someone took a picture of a phone with their phone or..... etc...




RE: when did DT...
By BennyTroves on 8/20/2014 3:14:19 PM , Rating: 5
Everyone has a phone so they are reporting on something everyone has and are always considering getting a better version of. There's probably a few people out there that don't care about mobile phone technology but DT can't please everyone.


RE: when did DT...
By Totally on 8/24/2014 7:29:11 PM , Rating: 2
Let me stop you right there. Back in "the day" when everyone had feature phones every other post on this site was not was not about feature phones.


RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/20/2014 3:14:41 PM , Rating: 1
Smartphones are kind of what's happening in tech these days. It's the same on any tech news site.


RE: when did DT...
By EricMartello on 8/20/2014 3:50:21 PM , Rating: 5
Kinda with the OP on this one. There's a lot of other, more interesting tech stuff and issues going on. I don't think that a sub-mm protrusion on a prototype phone is really newsworthy and I couldn't care less about yet another iphone.


RE: when did DT...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/20/14, Rating: -1
RE: when did DT...
By tayb on 8/20/14, Rating: -1
RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/20/2014 5:11:34 PM , Rating: 3
Oh no! Now you went and did it...


RE: when did DT...
By geekman1024 on 8/20/2014 9:09:22 PM , Rating: 2
I vote for a nuclear winter to counter the global warming.


RE: when did DT...
By Spuke on 8/20/2014 11:49:48 PM , Rating: 3
I should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque.


RE: when did DT...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/21/14, Rating: 0
RE: when did DT...
By flyingpants1 on 8/21/2014 10:26:38 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
When all your models, predictions, and estimates don't match up. Or worst, were based on massaged numbers...well you don't have much of a theory left do you?

"Deny" is absolutely the wrong word to use here. Because AGW theory has a long way to go before it can be said to be factual and sound.


That is denial. Just like denying that cigarettes cause lung cancer, or denying that humans evolved from apes.

If you look at it from our perspective, you seem quite the fool. Then again, I imagine it must be equally distressing for you to live in a world where everyone is brainwashed by liberalism, so to speak. I feel sorry for you.


RE: when did DT...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/22/2014 1:24:39 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
That is denial. Just like denying that cigarettes cause lung cancer, or denying that humans evolved from apes.


You show the, typical, horrible understanding of science. "Denial" doesn't factor into this.

I can prove in controlled scientific conditions that smoking causes lung cancer. Or at least highly increases ones risk of it.

When you can do this with "Climate Change" give me a call. Until then, there's no proof at all.


RE: when did DT...
By Piiman on 8/23/2014 10:41:31 AM , Rating: 2
"I can prove in controlled scientific conditions that smoking causes lung cancer. Or at least highly increases ones risk of it.

When you can do this with "Climate Change" give me a call. Until then, there's no proof at all."

LOL Seriously?
Using your own example I can prove in a controlled scientific conditions that CO2 will cause temps to rise.

There's your evidence you dense headed numskull.

Why anyone would want to deny this is ridiculous.
If the deniers are wrong the planet dies.
If it turns out we were wrong then in the end we haven't lost anything and probably live in a cleaner world.

Personally I'd err on the side that has nothing but gain you can cling to your hope that you don't destroy the planet.


RE: when did DT...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/24/2014 6:12:17 AM , Rating: 2
Even if Climate Change is fact, the "best" solution proposed by your side so far is spending something like 50 trillion dollars to lower temperatures by a FRACTION of a degree.

quote:
If the deniers are wrong the planet dies.


See this is the kind of panic-stricken absurdity you people have been fooled into believing. AGW not only isn't a planet killer, it's not even enough to wipe out mankind.

quote:
Using your own example I can prove in a controlled scientific conditions that CO2 will cause temps to rise.


No you can't. There is no experiment you can set up that mimics the complexity of Earth's ecosystem accurately enough to satisfy those requirements.

We were told we would see LINEAR increases in temperatures coinciding with the increase in CO2. That did not happen, so I don't know why you people keep banging this same old tired drum.

quote:
If the deniers are wrong the planet dies. If it turns out we were wrong then in the end we haven't lost anything and probably live in a cleaner world.


LMAO this is the same kind of BS logic people use to scare people into religion. If there's a god, you go to hell. If there's not, then there's no harm in bla bla bla. So believe!!!

I don't need "belief" in science. Prove to me that Climate Change is real, and that it's happening 100% because of man and man only. Anything less will be rejected.


RE: when did DT...
By NellyFromMA on 8/26/2014 8:12:59 AM , Rating: 2
This is so far off topic. The article is about iPhone 6, and yet here we are arguing about climate change. lol, such a good community, really.


RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/24/2014 8:35:31 AM , Rating: 2
"Why anyone would want to deny this is ridiculous.
If the deniers are wrong the planet dies."


You really need to watch this. If nothing else it's hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c

Comedy aside, it strikes a very true point. This planet has been there and done that already many times over. It's a self correcting mechanism and will be fine. We may or may not be making it inconvenient for our selves and economies, but the planet will be fine.


RE: when did DT...
By tonyswash on 8/24/2014 2:01:21 PM , Rating: 3
One of my all time favourite George Carlin clips!


RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/25/2014 8:19:52 AM , Rating: 2
The man was brilliant. He has a lot of great lolitical stuff... ANd short universal stuff too, like. "If a #2 pencil is so great, why is it still #2?"


RE: when did DT...
By cactusdog on 8/25/2014 1:25:23 AM , Rating: 2
There is a huge difference though, between what the earth has gone through in the past, to today.

We have human civilization today and 9 billion people. A few degrees temperature rise will wreak havoc across the world with sea rises, many coastal cities will be destroyed and it will take trillions of dollars to protect the cities from water.

The earth will go on in one form or another, but human civilization can be hugely affected by CO2 and pollutants.


RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/25/2014 8:17:37 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed, that is why I said it may make life inconvenient for us and our economies.

The other point is that the Earth goes through cycles. Just in the past couple million years it has been in and out of ice ages dozens of times. The climate doesn't stay the same, ever. There is evidence that its getting warmer, there isnt any solid evidence that says it was caused by CO2 and other pollutants. In fact, just 20-30 years ago, our best science thought that our emissions were going to send our planet into a deep freeze. "Stop polluting, or it will cause a global winterization"... Wait, what? Data shows it's getting hotter? I mean "Stop polluting, or it will cause a global warming"

I am not saying we dont need to ween off oil and other contaminants... We do, lets just not "knee jerk" without good reason. Regardless of the climate we need to ween off of foreign oil for alot of reasons having nothing to do with a warmer climate.

- The economy. We need to get off of oil so we can stop buying it from countries and people that despise us, that is making them rich and us poorer.

- Politics. We also need to get the hell out of the middle east. Leave it alone, they dont want us there period. We are creating an enemy that doesnt need to exist. Give them back their craphole and leave it alone. LEt them go back to killing each other like they have for the past 5000 years.

- Environment. Not the climate change, but the air quality. Anyone anywhere near a large city sees the smog layer. Breathing it in cant possibly be a good thing for us or our children.

- Oil wont last forever and as it gets harder and harder to cheaply extract, those with it will jack the price and use it to their advantage.

That is plenty reason enough, climate change or not, we need to ween off it.

- (said something that doesnt fit reclaimers mold) Prepares for incoming flamewar.


RE: when did DT...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/25/2014 11:04:35 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
- (said something that doesnt fit reclaimers mold) Prepares for incoming flamewar.


And what would that be, exactly??? I pretty much agree with the main point of your post.

Did you mean the oil thing? Well America is now the worlds largest producer of oil, so we aren't really dependent on those that hate us. But I'm not "flaming" you over it...


RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/25/2014 11:37:27 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry, I posted that same basic thing before and you about tore me a new one for it. LOL.


RE: when did DT...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/25/2014 10:43:55 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
A few degrees temperature rise will wreak havoc across the world with sea rises, many coastal cities will be destroyed


I thought you people said we've ALREADY had a 2+ degree increase in temperatures. So when, exactly, is all this supposed to happen?

Please stop with the doom and gloom global catastrophe nonsense. It's not going to happen.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/chri...

The sea is NOT rising. It hasn't risen in over 50 years, despite major increases in CO2 emissions.

So basically we have a theory dictating that as CO2 increases, all these bad things will happen. Except as CO2 has increased, NONE of these predictions have come true.

Global Warming, or "Climate Change", is a farce. Get a clue.


RE: when did DT...
By tonyswash on 8/23/14, Rating: 0
RE: when did DT...
By EricMartello on 8/21/14, Rating: 0
RE: when did DT...
By pandemonium on 8/23/2014 4:11:50 AM , Rating: 2
Dang, you're still on this deluded rant and are rationalizing it for the spread of warmer weather to other states? LOL.

You have problems with how your logic works, man.


RE: when did DT...
By EricMartello on 8/26/2014 2:25:17 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe I missed the part where you explained how, exactly, warmer weather is a problem. Life on this planet tends to thrive in warmer climates - compare the ice caps "life" to the tropics and tell me which one is vibrant and alive.

I also didn't see the scientific publications where experiments were performed that explicitly proved that human activities are causing any kind of "climate change". Going to share that with us? After all, your position is that it's "settled science" so this info should be publicly available.


RE: when did DT...
By retrospooty on 8/20/2014 5:13:38 PM , Rating: 2
I agree about the iPhone and it's sub-mm protrusion. Every little thing about every phone isn't worth an article... I was just commenting on smartphones in general. It's sort of high on the list of what's happening in the tech world.


RE: when did DT...
By NellyFromMA on 8/26/2014 8:11:14 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. Check out ExtremeTech. It doesn't bait you into troll-fests on its forums due to lackluster and repetitive articles.

They cover way more than phones, and have some really engaging articles. Very well written. And best of all, you get the impression someone well-versed in the matter.

You may not get as many articles to read, but honestly, I value quality over quantity any day.

I only mention the site by name because of clearly the amount of people posting with dissatisfaction with the state of DT articles in general.


RE: when did DT...
By NellyFromMA on 8/26/2014 8:14:17 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
And best of all, you get the impression someone well-versed in the matter.


.. actually wrote the article.


RE: when did DT...
By GulWestfale on 8/20/2014 3:16:57 PM , Rating: 3
dude, the corners on this here magical device are at least 55% rounder than they were before, everyone needs to know about this!


RE: when did DT...
By ranran on 8/20/2014 3:43:46 PM , Rating: 1
well, I sit corrected. Guess I kinda knew that I was in the tiny minority who doesn't really use a cell phone for anything other than a phone...

(/me pulls out his 7yr old dumb phone to make a phone call..which is all it does... :) )


RE: when did DT...
By MrBlastman on 8/20/2014 4:55:02 PM , Rating: 2
You aren't alone. I use a flip phone still. And I like it.

Point in case as to why: This last Sunday we went to a Mexican restaurant to celbrate my Mother's birthday. It was at lunchtime on a Sunday--so it wasn't that busy. As we sat there and talked with each other, having a good time, I couldn't help but notice two different tables about the room.

Both had a mom and daughter pair seated at them, having lunch together. The girls were in their early teens, maybe ten to twelve years old. The age isn't significant. What is significant, however, is that the moms were constantly glued to their smartphone screens the entire time. They didn't have hardly any conversation with their child as the girls sat there, staring off into space waiting for food and then subsequently eating it.

That's sad. Those poor girls had a wonderful opportunity to practice not only their social skills, but to build knowledge and learn from their parents. Yet, sadly, their parent's phone was more important to them.

That folks, that is a big reason why I don't have a smartphone. When I'm not at home or work, I want to be focused on life around me, living it, enjoying it, being it rather than some slave to a piece of meaningless technology that helps me waste time.


RE: when did DT...
By GulWestfale on 8/20/14, Rating: -1
RE: when did DT...
By MrBlastman on 8/20/2014 10:34:46 PM , Rating: 2
u mad, bro?


RE: when did DT...
By Spuke on 8/20/2014 11:51:27 PM , Rating: 2
Geezus Gul! LMAO!


RE: when did DT...
By Murloc on 8/20/2014 6:14:34 PM , Rating: 2
some people can't control themselves and have their priorities wrong = smartphones are instruments of the devil and I won't touch them because they will force me to stare at them.

That's your reasoning from how I read it.

If you have the values and time prioritisation you claim to have, a smartphone will not change you.
You are not forced to use it on the bus instead of looking out of the window, just because it's in your pocket.

Of course, the data subscription and all that are not worth it if you mostly do phone calls and never need to look up information when out of the house, in this case you don't need to buy one.
In my age group though, everyone uses whatsapp and spends less time at the computer or in facebook groups, so at some point I will have to get a smartphone to be able to contact people.


RE: when did DT...
By MrBlastman on 8/20/2014 10:38:46 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not forced to do one but due to the nature of my work, I don't use email at all. All of my decisions between my clients and I must be made face to face or over the phone to ensure clarity and agreement due to the consequences being tens of thousands or more in dollars. Thus I have no use for a smartphone. So why pay for one?

What makes me sad is people would rather be glued to a piece of metal and silicon than interacting with the person right next to them with actual words and physical gestures.


RE: when did DT...
By MrBlastman on 8/20/2014 10:56:52 PM , Rating: 2
bah, trying to multitask: "I'm not forced to use one and due to the nature of my work."


RE: when did DT...
By Spuke on 8/20/2014 11:53:27 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
What makes me sad is people would rather be glued to a piece of metal and silicon than interacting with the person right next to them with actual words and physical gestures.
Kids do that. Growns up don't. Some people actually have self control BTW.


RE: when did DT...
By chripuck on 8/21/2014 10:46:48 AM , Rating: 2
Why do people use WhatsApp anyways? I get it 2+ years ago when text messaging wasn't unlimited, but given that nearly every plan has unlimited texting why don't you just you know, text?

Is it old habits die hard? Young people trying to be hip? What?


RE: when did DT...
By GulWestfale on 8/21/2014 11:24:35 AM , Rating: 2
It's a bit more than that. Whatsapp, kakaotalk and others easily let you send pics to multipke friends at once and they let you make free voice calls over wifi, which is great if your minutes are limited, but especially if you are calling overseas.


RE: when did DT...
By anothermax2 on 8/21/2014 1:30:15 PM , Rating: 2
Mother and youngest daughter were both waiting anxiously for news of their new Niece/granddaughter. It was any minute now, and they wanted to know right away!

Dad is stuck in traffic, he'll be here shortly. Did you get his message? he wants a burrito.

There are lots of reasons to look at phone when out and about. Of course, you wouldn't know that. Me neither.

I only use payphones, who needs to carry a freaking phone around with them all the time? And then use it in public! how rude!


RE: when did DT...
By MrBlastman on 8/21/2014 3:11:19 PM , Rating: 2
Since when did everything in society have to be now? My four year old daughter says that all the time.

"I want it NOW, Daddy!"

I then casually remind her of Veruca Salt. I say, "Well, remember Veruca? What happened to her?"

"Down the chute, Daddy."

"Exactly. She was a bad egg. She wanted it now."

Slow down. Smell the flowers. Admire the blue sky and if at night, the stars above. And if you must contact someone you know outside of the internet, locally (or real-life friends), call them. Use your words. Talk so they can hear you with their ears. A two-way conversation can be very rich and I fear it may become a lost art someday.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4


RE: when did DT...
By amanojaku on 8/20/2014 5:31:19 PM , Rating: 2
Well, you might be joining the ranks of DT defectors. It seems to me that there are fewer visitors and posts than in the past. Some people just lurk, but others have clearly left.


RE: when did DT...
By Spuke on 8/20/14, Rating: 0
RE: when did DT...
By TheDoc9 on 8/20/2014 5:40:37 PM , Rating: 2
I'm wondering if any of this is real. The phone looks dated to me, I see no innovation. I'm sure it uses quantum liquid metal or some such but If I was an iphone user I see no reason to update.


RE: when did DT...
By flyingpants1 on 8/21/2014 10:01:30 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously? It's 4.7", that's a pretty big reason to upgrade. Are you new around here?


RE: when did DT...
By Bill S. on 8/21/2014 7:30:27 AM , Rating: 3
So the Fruity Fanboys can have something to cream themselves about? Or complain about, if it's not an Apple??


Launch Date
By Dug on 8/20/2014 4:35:51 PM , Rating: 2
You say
quote:
Apple iPhone 6 will launch on September 9


Are you sure it will launch on that day or just be announced.




RE: Launch Date
By Shadowself on 8/20/2014 6:52:00 PM , Rating: 2
Currently the majority of rumor sites are stating that Apple will announce the next iPhone(s) on 9 September but not ship them until 19 September. Some are claiming the 4.7" models will ship on 19 September and the 5.5" models will ship in mid October. As these are all quoting "industry insiders", I'm taking ALL dates with a huge handful of salt.

Personally, I don't really care, just watching how the competing announcements and ship dates have been stacked up from a couple weeks ago through mid October. Seems the season.


But...
By Shadowself on 8/20/2014 6:38:37 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Definite shoo-ins for the iPhone 6 include a higher resolution “Retina” display, Apple A8 processor, next generation Touch ID sensor, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and LTE-A support.
Will it support voice over LTE & LTE-A? (I know, carriers need to add support on their end too.) If this phone does not support that pending feature from various major carriers, why buy it?




RE: But...
By Spuke on 8/20/2014 11:55:48 PM , Rating: 2
Because it's an iPhone, duh!


By MrBlastman on 8/20/2014 3:35:16 PM , Rating: 2
Is if the new phones are going to have sapphire displays, for sure and if there have been any production delays related to these sapphire screens. Secondly, I'm wondering if they've had to resort to a secondary supplier if there are delays for these screens--someone such as Kyocera who demonstrated last month they can produce an extremely durable screen.




Who cares ???
By Ziggizag on 8/24/2014 6:39:55 AM , Rating: 2
Really - what's so great about it? Who cares?

There is no technical innovation, nothing breakthrough, it is just poitless design detail perhaps only important for those who used tho have sex with their iPhones.

Boring - each and every furt from Cupertino seems to generate popular enthusiasm regardless its actual technical value or estetical surprise.

I expect next news to be like:

New rounded-cornered packaging box for Apple iPhone gains massive media attention. Tim Cook, Apple C.E.O. explains the breakthrough packaging solution making every iPhone user more happy:

- Well, we made it round as we had no other breakthrough ideas this time and then we realized it is breakthrough itself as there was no bullshit like that in the industry before. We believe this is simple amazing!




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