Now that Apple has officially notified the world that it is hosting a media event Sept. 9, the rumors about its next products are flying fast and furious. One major new one is that, according to Wired, the next iPhone will contain support for Near Field Communications technology for mobile payments.
Apple is planning to unveil its first wearable device alongside its new iPhones at a media event on Sept. 9, according to Re/code.
A clear pattern is emerging among the world's top smartphones makers as September comes into view: Almost none of them are going to use CTIA's Super Mobility Week trade show as the official launch vehicle for their latest phones and wearable devices.
Apple, Samsung Electronics and other makers of high-end smartphones could face steeper hurdles in the Chinese market after operators there said they will cut the amount of money they pay to OEMs to subsidize smartphones. According to Bloomberg, the payment cuts could amount to around $3.9 billion.
Apple is working with suppliers to produce a new, larger version of its iPad tablet with a screen that measures 12.9 inches diagonally, according to a Bloomberg report.
The vast mobile applications ecosystem, enabled by the ability of apps to run on a shared smartphone infrastructure or operating system, has created open doors for hackers that want to obtain personal information from mobile device users. And the threat is believed to extend across Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a group of university researchers.
Apple's suppliers are rushing to ensure that they have enough screens for the rollout of the iPhone 6, which Apple is expected to debut next month, after they were forced to redesign a key screen component and interrupt production, according to a Reuters report.
The wearable-band market grew 684% year-on-year on a worldwide basis in the first half of 2014, according to the latest device-shipment estimates by industry analyst company Canalys.
The status of voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the iPhone 6 remains unsettled, but there are plenty of signs that Apple is preparing to include the technology in upcoming devices, if not now then sometime in the near future.
It's been clear for years that Google's Android and Apple's iOS are the two dominant smartphone platforms around the world, but a new report form research firm IDC on second-quarter smartphone shipments makes clear there almost isn't any breathing space for any competitors.