Another mixed bag of loosely Apple based discussion. The pitfalls of using iOS for podcast production, finally running with nothing more than an Apple Watch, Simons been installing more Beta updates, and you can get arrested at McDonalds for using an Apple watch. Plus a load more other nonsense..
Error 53 happens when you have a problem with the Touch ID. If oyu spill liquid in to the recess of the switch or it develops a fault, error 53 is caused by a faulty home button or Touch Id sensor. I know because I’ve had this problem myself leaving me with a £250 bill to repair the phone. Only it’s not a repair I got a new phone.
Thats not stopped the Guardian taking up arms against Apple however.
Those of us in the tech world will keep asking what is the point of the 16gb iPhones especially since images will be bigger. Well The Motley Fool thinks they have an answer. The argument for the existence of the 16 GB iPhone lets Apple make better iPhones is the thinking most people don’t buy the 16 GB iPhone. These days instead they tend by the 64 GB iPhone for $100 more because that’s how it runs.
Accoriding to the listing on ebay here is a chance to bid and win on an iPhone 6 prototype. The seller is “ also giving a 110% guarantee on this being an authentic Apple prototype device.”
Tek websites around the world, yours excluded, have been posting and reposting alleged iPhone six specifications were really taking much interest in the actual content itself. This of course you leads to the usual outcries of yet another goal and uninspiring iPhone. But the leaks themselves are interesting only for the lack of actual details.
When you take the time to actually delve into this allege it specification leak your say that’s it’s pretty much a cut and paste version of the iPhone 5s specifications along with some rumours to bump up the spec.
It took me all of about two seconds to find out that the specifications have been formatted in the style of the very popular website GSM-Arena.com which strikes me as being a little odd to start with.
It’s pretty much a given that there will be a new CPU, new GPU and possibly a new coprocessor but again details are scant to non-existent..
For the sake of ease I’ve filled in the specifications which differ from the iPhone 5S. You can check out our 25 iPhone Rumoured Features and tick off whats been announced if and when they do.
|iPhone5,3 (GSM/CDMA) iPhone5,4 (CDMA)||iPhone6,1 (GSM)|
|A1532 (North America),|
A1456 (United States and Japan),
A1507 (United Kingdom and Europe),
A1529 (Asia and Oceania)
|A1533 (North America),|
A1453 (United States and Japan)
A1457 (United Kingdom and Europe)
A1528 (China), A1530 (Asia and Oceania)
|$549 (16 GB)|
$649 (32 GB)
|$649 (16 GB)|
$749 (32 GB)
$849 (64 GB)
|White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
|4.65 ounces||3.95 ounces||3.99 ounces|
|4.90 H x 2.33 W x 0.35 D inches||4.87 H x 2.31 W x 0.30 D inches||5.41 H x 2.64 W x 0.28 D inches|
Unsurprisingly there was no information about pricing but rumours have it the iPhone is due for another hundred dollar price increase due to the new size that are going to be released.
Personally I think prices are going to stay the same as Apple have already prepared us to pay more for a phone with the release of the iPhone 5s.
Processor And Memory
|Apple A6||Apple A7||Dual-core 2|
|1.3 GHz||1.3 GHz||2 GHz|
Number of Cores
|None||Apple M7 motion||???|
|PowerVR SGX543MP3||PowerVR G6430||???|
|1 GB||1 GB||2 GB|
Again even more vagueness. It’s fairly safe to assume that there will be a new processor and it should be faster but will it stick to dual core or take a significant upgrade to the quad core route? The lack of an official part numbers shows that Apple really has doubled down on secrecy where it counts.
Battery And Power
|Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery||Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery||Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|3.8 V at 1507 mAh||3.8 V at 1570 mAh||6.91 V at 1810 mAh|
|Up to 10 hours on 3G,||Up to 10 hours on 3G||???|
|Up to 250 hours,||Up to 250 hours,|
|Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi,||Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi,|
|Up to 10 hours||Up to 10 hours|
|Up to 40 hours||Up to 40 hours|
Once again this so-called parts league doesn’t use any real specific information. Of course the battery is going to be bigger to power the purported new screen sizes and I would expect the combination of software and hardware being optimised for each other to yield a significant increase in battery life.
Check back shortly as we will update all the specifications as Apple announces them
IPhone 6 Specs Leak
There are a few random specs here that still make me want to question the specs.
Sapphire glass, USB 2.0 and tv out all seem a little odd right ?
4G LTE: all models
Announcement: Sept 9th
Release: Sept 19th
Dimensions: 137.5 x 67 x 7 mm (5.41 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
Weight: 113 g (3.99 oz)
TouchID: 500 dpi pixel density fingerprint sensor (Touch ID on all models)
Display: LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 960 x 1704 pixels, 4.70 inches / 5.5 inches (~416 ppi pixel density)
Protection: Shatter proof sapphire crystal glass, oleophobic coating – water resistant
Sound: Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
3.5mm jack: Yes
Memory Card slot: No
Internal: 16/32/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM
Data GPRS: Yes
Speed: DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
Camera: Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Features Simultaneous video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR panorama, HDR photo
OS: iOS 8
Chipset: Apple A8
CPU: Dual-core 2 GHz
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging: iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser: HTML (Safari)
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Colors: Space Gray, White/Silver, Gold
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– AirDrop file sharing
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– Twitter and Facebook integration
– iBooks PDF reader
– Audio/video player/editor
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.91 Wh)
Have Barclays Bank just dropped a hint about iOS 8 and the upcoming payment system rumoured to be a part of the new iPhone? I got the following text message.