Priced from $199 (16GB), the 6.9mm thick iPhone 6, complete with a new curved design, will be available in dark black and gold. Unlike previous models, this model features Apple Pay, the company's new payment system compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. It works by holding phone up to a generic card reader and pressing a finger on the TouchID button. The NFC chip is fitted across the top of the phone, with all details being encrypting and the system stores payment information securely. Continue reading for more hands-on images, another video and additional information.
Available in early 2015 and priced from $349, the Apple Watch boasts a brand new user interface, different from the iPhone and iPad, complete with a 'digital crown.' Users can turn the crown to zoom in and out on a map, scroll through a list, or take the user back to the home screen when pressed. Tim Cook says, "It can be worn all day, in any occasion." It will come in three different trims: Apple Watch in silver, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition, which sports an 18-karat gold finish. Continue reading for more hands-on images, another video and additional information.
Priced from $299 for the 16GB ($399 for 64GB and $499 for 128GB for on-contract price), the iPhone 6 Plus measures 7.1mm thick, has a 24-hour continuous use battery life, Apple's all-new A8 64-bit processor, an 8.0-megapixel iSight camera, and most notable of all, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Retina HD display. It will also come loaded with iOS 8, which features a new messaging app that lets you quickly send voice notes. Continue reading for more images, another video, and additional information.
After months of leaked parts and assembled dummies, a fully-functional iPhone 6 running iOS 8 has surfaced. Yes, there is noticeable space for an extra row of icons on your home screen. Venture Beat reports, "...the photos also show off a revamped icon for Apple's Passbook app, which adds a new line and a tiny image of a coffee cup. That buoys rumors that Apple will be making a big mobile payments play with the iPhone 6, likely with NFC integration." Continue reading for more videos.
After the seemingly endless leak of iPhone 6 parts over the past few weeks, it was only a matter of time before assembled handsets surfaced, albeit non-functional. The first things you'll notice are its 4.7-inch display, curved design, and antenna bands on the rear of the case. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until next week to see if Apple made any improvements to the fingerprint sensor. Continue reading for another video.
According to TMZ, this prototype iPhone 6 was smuggled out of a Foxconn factory in China by an ex-employee who worked in the company's hardware department designing the outer casing for the new model. It's apparently running a test version of iOS, "which is SOP during the development stage for security purposes." The employee says the "phone is noticeably lighter ... and appears to have a new sensor on the front." Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an immensely talented guitar player that's younger than most.
At $145, this iPhone 6 knockoff, known as the Goophone i6, features a 4.7-inch (960x540 resolution) display, 2.4-GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a 12.6 megapixel back camera, and a 2.4 megapixel front-facing camera. While it may appear to run iOS, rest assured that this is just a reskinned version of Android. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lion cub sneaking up on an unsuspecting dog.
Aside from being named "Sam Sung", working at an Apple Store isn't so bad, as employees average $41,824 annually before taxes, with a chance of being promoted to Lead Mac Genius after a while. As of September 29, 2012, the company had 72,800 permanent full-time employees and 3,300 temporary full-time employees worldwide. Its worldwide annual revenue in 2013 totalled $170 billion. On September 30, 2013, Apple surpassed Coca-Cola to become the world's most valuable brand in the Omnicom Group's "Best Global Brands" report. Continue reading for more - all numbers were gathered from actual employees who posted on Glassdoor.
Apple's rumored iWatch is set to launch in October and feature a rounded face as well as come in both mens and womens sizes. In addition to running iOS, Nikkei News reports, "The new watch-like wearable gear will run on this OS, which will be equipped with a centralized function to manage users' biometric information via smartphones." Continue reading for a video and more information.
Sure, all of these strange prototypes aren't functional, but they do show what Frog designer Hartmut Esslinger and Steve Jobs had in mind back during the 1980s. Their partnership began when the "Snow White" project began in 1982, which was a design competition won by Frog. According to Twisted Sifter, "The result of this partnership between entrepreneur and designer is of historic dimensions: Steve Jobs was the first to make Strategic Design the core of Apple's Business Strategy. By this, Apple grew from an originally technology focused company into one of the world's most successful, global brands, and this was achieved by creating and delivering innovative and intelligent products." Continue reading to see more.