Last month, a photo surfaced showing what looked very much in line with Apple’s usual iPhone battery design but with a capacity of 1,810 mAh, higher than the 1,560 mAh battery found in the iPhone 5s. Speculation naturally pointed toward the new battery being for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, with a number of observers being disappointed in the modest capacity increase considering the larger display slated for the device.
Just last week, an analyst report claimed the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will actually include a 2,100 mAh battery, giving hope to those looking for a more substantial increase but lacking any evidence to support the claim.
New photos shared by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] now provide additional support for the original 1,810 mAh claim. The photos offer a good look at the batteries, which appear to contain the full set of regulatory and specification text as well as an Apple logo, with one photo showing the batteries in trays for shipment.
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The one battery shown in closeup does include a manufacturing date of June, making it several months old, while the original leaked battery had a more recent manufacturing date of July. Still, the growing evidence for the 1,810 mAh battery suggests the analyst claim of a 2,100 mAh battery may indeed be incorrect.
These new photos of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 battery come just after other photos surfaced from a different source allegedly showing the battery for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. That battery checks in with a capacity of 2,915 mAh, potentially offering a significant increase in battery life depending on how much more power the device draws than its smaller sibling.
New reports from Chinese media sources (Google Translate, via G for Games) claim that the iPhone 6 has entered a final product validation testing stage ahead of mass production before its launch this fall. Apple is reportedly working with Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory to produce a small number of units to ensure quality control standards have been implemented, as the device will then be mass produced at Apple’s various supply partners.
Previously, a report last month claimed that Apple had already begun mass production for the iPhone 6, however it is possible that reported production issues may have led to delayed testing and output. It is also unknown whether this final testing stage is for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, as Apple has reportedly had issues in producing the latter’s sapphire display and battery life.
Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to be announced at a launch event on Tuesday, September 9. In addition to a larger screen, the device will likely incorporate a thinner, rounded form factor and feature a faster and more efficient A8 chip, as well as an improved camera with stabilization.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to be Samsung‘s answer to the impending release of Apple’s iPhone 6. It is said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and Samsung has taken that sentiment to the extreme: the Galaxy Alpha is pretty much the closest an Android phone has ever gotten to the specs of an iPhone. With a 4.7-inch display, nano-SIM, a lack of expandable memory and a chamfered metal edge, the Galaxy Alpha seems like inspired Apple engineering, but Samsung has been happy to show off their latest creation a little early at a yachting event in Russia.
It was a relatively small event, with no official announcement about the device going on sale, but it seems inevitable that an announcement from Samsung regarding the device is going to come very shortly. Previously, we had only anticipated that the Galaxy Alpha would be coming in a 32GB storage variant, however SamMobile has today confirmed that it will also come in a 64GB variant. And guess what other device also come in those storage sizes?
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Just because @evleaks is now out of the game, doesn’t mean the leaks will stop. Today we get a look at a white Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the phone hotly rumoured to be Samsung’s direct competitor to the equally rumoured Apple iPhone 6. So similarly configured is the Galaxy Alpha to the iPhone 6 that it will incorporate a nano-SIM slot, have no expandable memory slot and have a similarly sized 4.8-inch display (the iPhone 6′s display is rumoured to be 4.7-inches).
Compared to previous leaked photos, there isn’t much new in these leaked pictures except that we get a better look at the sides of the Galaxy Alpha. Besides the fact that it definitely looks like the Galaxy Alpha will incorporate a aluminium band around its sides, the general design of that band seems very iPhone-ish. Maybe that’s just me, but the sharp edges and flat surfaces seem very similar to the design ideas of an Apple iPhone. Whatever the design, it does look like the Galaxy Alpha is raring to go and we’re anticipating its release to come on August 13th.
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For some time we believed that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, or what we thought to be called the Galaxy F, was going to be a premium device offering something a bit more special than what the Galaxy S5 is. After a series of leaked photos of the device came out, it seems almost certain that this is not the case, and that the Galaxy Alpha is in fact Samsung‘s answer to the imminent release of the Apple iPhone 6. This much is evidenced by the 4.8-inch display, which today has allegedly been confirmed to be 720p i.e. with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels.
This information was gleaned from Samsung’s own developer console, which seems to confirm that the device will have a 720p display and that it will indeed be called the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (not the Galaxy F or Galaxy S5 Alpha). The expected hardware of the Galaxy Alpha include a fingerprint scanner, a nano SIM slot, 32GB storage without expandable memory, and is expected to have an aluminium edge all around the sides of the device. It is supposedly going to be released in August this year.
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It’s probably somewhat of an understatement to say that many of us in the Android community couldn’t care less about what happens to Apple‘s latest rumoured device, the Apple iPhone 6. Unfortunately, its existence might have an undesired side-effect on the rest of the smartphone market, and it seems to stem from the fact that Apple has allegedly placed an order of 70-80 million iPhone 6s to be made in anticipation of its launch. While that in itself isn’t the issue, it’s the effect that it’s going to have on the contracted manufacturers that is going to affect many corners of the Android world.
Media in China have allegedly said to expect a 5-10% price increase on flagship devices due to Apple’s large order. The increase in price is reportedly going to be caused by contracted manufacturers needing to make iPhone 6′s with the limited resources they have; consider Foxconn, which manufacturers parts for not only Apple, but Sony, Motorola, Nokia and many others. Is seems this would inevitably push supply of these other devices lower, resulting in a price increase. Clearly I’m no economist, but Apple’s huge order looks like it is definitely going to have some kind of effect on the smartphone market, but it’s unclear whether manufacturers are happy to bear the brunt themselves or pass the costs onto buyers.
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The world got a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha recently which revealed some of the specs for the upcoming device as pretty much a smaller Galaxy S5. The device, which sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display has leaked yet again, offering another look at what seems a better looking Samsung Galaxy S5. The images… Read more »
Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from DigiTimes citing supply chain sources.
The different timetables have been set as Apple does not want to repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when it launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c simultaneously, said the sources.
Prior rumors have pointed out that production issues with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would cause Apple to delay its release a few months after 4.7-inch version, however this newest report claims that isn’t the case for the launch delay. A report from Bloomberg last month suggested that Apple would be launching both versions of the iPhone 6 simultaneously, noting that the company had begun preparing the 4.7-inch model and 5.5-inch for manufacturing.
4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups compared to iPhone 5s
Apple is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at a September event, although a report yesterday noted that the company is unsure as to whether it will show off the 5.5-inch version at the same time. The company is said to be preparing between 70 and 80 million iPhone 6 units to meet anticipated customer demand, as the larger screen could cause a massive spike in upgrades from both iPhone upgraders and those switching from Android.
Conan O’Brien is a funny man. And now, he also has the respect of the whole Android community after a joke he made on his show last night. There are plenty of rumours floating around about Apple‘s next smartphone, the iPhone 6, which is expected to be slightly bigger, but more of the usual, so when you hear that Conan O’Brien mocks the iPhone 6, you know its public knowledge that Apple’s devices lack a certain level of innovation. Check out the monologue below (the good bit starts at 1:33):
While it’s all well and good to be joke about the iPhone, they do still pose a sizeable threat to the Android platform. Their market share in the world has dipped significantly since the Android boom (which is still booming), reportedly less than 20%, but underestimating them would be a mistake, especially as the Cupertino-based company looks for a way to capitalize and infiltrate Android-held markets and hold onto their fiercely loyal fan base. Although, we can always laugh at their perceived lack of innovation, right Conan?
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Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is set to begin mass production on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 this month, according to local media cited by Reuters. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will begin production a month later, in August.
Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News said, without citing sources. Production of a 5.5-inch version will begin during the second week of August, it said.
Foxconn is also set to hire around 100,000 additional workers to help meet future demand for the device, according to a Chinese state-run news agency. Fellow Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron is also ramping up hiring, recruiting over 10,000 for its own facilities to help manufacture the iPhone. Additionally, it was reported last week that Foxconn was planning on deploying 10,000 robots to help employees with less intensive tasks like tightening screws.
Apple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 6 in early September, with a release coming a couple weeks later in late September. While it’s unclear whether both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will launch at the same time, the one-month delay in mass production could mean that the 5.5-inch is either available in lower quantities at first or will be announced at the same time as the 4.7-inch model and launch shortly after. Previously, it’s been rumored the 5.5-inch model had been experiencing production issues.
Other than larger displays, the iPhone 6 is expected to include a thinner, iPod touch-like design, an A8 processor, and an improved camera, potentially measuring 13 megapixels. The larger model is expected to come with a $100 price increase, optical image stabilization and greater storage capability.