Mac Otakara have managed to 3D-print several iPhone XI mock-ups based on the current leaks, and the most notable difference from its predecessors is a square camera bump in the rear that houses a triple-lens camera setup. The new handset is also rumored to feature a nearly square battery and re-positioned logic board. “We previously saw on Weibo claimed photos of molds for iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max cases , and we have now found 3D printed samples on Alibaba prepared from CAD data. There are two kinds of 3D printed mockups, iPhone 2019 6.1 OLED and iPhone 2019 6.5 OLED,” said Mac Otakara. Read more for a video and additional information.
After years of rumors and speculation, Apple officially announced the first-generation iPhone on January 9, 2007, and it was later released in the United States on June 29, 2007. Featuring quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with GPRS and EDGE support for data transfer. During the first press event, Steve Jobs wanted to show off the Maps function, and thus a prank call to Starbucks ensued. On a side note, did you know that development for this handset dated back to 2005, when Jobs conceived the idea of a device that users could directly interact with the display interface? That’s right, this was further developed upon over the next 2 years in complete secrecy, before being announced in Q1 2007. Read more for a selection of interesting images from the web.
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Apple’s rumored to be working on a folding iPhone set for release some time next year, but Russia-based Caviar wanted to give fans some type of idea what a luxury version of that device could look like. Introducing the tri-fold iPhone Z, complete with five different modes: Selfie, Tablet, Laptop, Screen, and Telephone mode. When folded, users can make calls on the 6.6-inch (20: 9 aspect ratio) display, but when opened, a 10.4-inch (3:2 aspect ratio) screen is revealed. Other features include a dual front camera setup with a Face ID dot projector and a rear triple camera system, along with an in-display Touch ID sensor. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Have you been waiting for an iPhone SE 2? You may be in for a surprise during the third quarter of this year if the latest rumors are true. A successor, called the iPhone XE, is reportedly in the works, and will boast a 4.8-inch OLED display. Other features may include: a single-lens, 12MP front-facing camera, Apple A11 / A12 Fusion chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB / 128 GB / 256GB of internal storage. The official unveiling could take place at Apple’s annual Fall keynote. Read more for a video and additional information.
Apple News+ has just been announced, and it’s a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers – Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, etc. – into a curated experience within the Apple News app for $9.99 per month. However, all Apple News users in the US, Canada, UK and Australia can still enjoy the free news experience within the app on iPhone, iPad and Mac, including access to Top Stories, Trending Stories and a personalized feed of articles. Read more for a video of the presentation today and additional information.
What happens when iPad Pro meets iPhone? A folding iPhone that doubles as a tablet of course, and it’s not too far fetched to imagine Apple releasing this type of device to compete with Samsung’s offerings, namely the Galaxy Fold. This particular concept measures in at 6.6-inches when folded back and 8.3-inches when opened, with a “Super Retina” display boasting 514 pixels-per-inch in both modes. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Need an iPhone case and love buttered toast? If so, then “Fairy And You” has just the creation for you. There’s not much information available on this custom creation, but it does look to be made out of some type of flexible silicone material that not only looks tasty, but can at the very least protect your handset from small drops. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
Sony has just released a new PS4 firmware update (6.50) and this one adds Remote Play for iOS users, which means you’ll be able to stream and play games directly from an iPhone or iPad. Remote Play functionality first appeared on the PlayStation Vita in 2013 and then was later released on Mac and Window platforms three years later. Simply put, all you’ll need is a compatible iOS device and the Remote Play app. Once downloaded, just pair the device with your PS4, sign into your PSN account, and you’re ready to play. .Read more for a video showing how to set this up on your own iOS device.
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Max Weinbach of XDA Developers reports that the Apple iPhone 11 will use a display device capable of being submerged completely underwater. “The next iPhones are probably going to have displays that work underwater. It’s in the prototype stage right now but seems likely. They have a patent for it and are finally doing it,” said Max. There are different IP ratings that establish how rugged something is, for example, a mobile phone rated at IP68 is “dust resistant” and can be “immersed in 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes”. Read more for additional pictures of the folding iPhone that probably won’t make it into production and additional information.
A patent titled “Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality environments” could be hinting at the development of an Apple Augmented Reality (AR)-based headset that would connect to an iPhone and enable users experience an environment where computer images are projected on the real world. The headset would wirelessly communicate with a computer and iPhone. Read more for a picture of the filing and additional information.