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All posts tagged "rumours"

  • Nexus 5 still AWOL as rumours continue to mount

    The Nexus 5 was supposed to be released Tuesday this week, but instead of a launch we get even more rumours such as a R4 000 (US$399) price, says CNET. Android’s latest, KitKat (version 4.4) was also supposed to see the light of day earlier this week, but that too did pass. And now the date is a possible 28 October, according to another report from IBTimes. There’s also the possibility that we’ll see an LTE-enabled Nexus 4 release alongside the Nexus 5 if and when it appears in October or early November. Let’s talk price. The Nexus 5 32GB should...

  • All the iPhone 5C and 5S rumours that matter

    Today at 7PM (South Africa), Apple’s going to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C, according to almost everyone, everywhere. Photos have leaked, specs have been revealed and, as for the launch, there won’t be much in the way of surprises, unless Apple decides to launch the iWatch, which I don’t think it’s ready for yet. Let’s get the rumours straight though, cut through the swath and present the facts, as much as I can of course. Everything is utter nonsense until the event of course. Gold phones, fingerprint scanners, whatever. With enough digging, anything can be made into fact....

  • iPhone 5S leaks to have NFC, fingerprint scanner, 12MP camera and IGZO display

    Apparently the iPhone 5S has been leaked during its manufacturing process. The body and overall design seems to be the same as the original iPhone 5, though there are some other curious features. As the leaks and rumours go, these features include a much welcomed NFC, a finger print reader as well as a Sony 4-inch 1136×640 IGZO display. The display, however, could come from any display manufacturer from Japan. Though it’s more likely to be from Sony. We reported on the production last month. The IGZO display will bring superior display as well as power saving capabilities. The...

  • iPhone 5S dabbles with LTE, cheaper iPhone grabs pastel coloured cases

    Would you like to know what’s happening with Apple’s heavily-rumoured and extra cheap iPhone and the upcoming iPhone 5S? News has recently emerged, via CNET, that Apple’s budget iPhone will come in several colours. This is all according to a poorly translated Chinese tech site that also drops a hint regarding the price of the cut-price iPhone. First, there’s this picture which recently emerged “on the side of China” if French site Nowhereelse is to be trusted. It managed to wrangle up this sneaky shot which shows off an iPhone 3GS-like plastic back in three colours: Nokia yellow, Powerpuff Girls...

  • Tech analysts: iPhone 5S rolling out this June

    This line should be trademarked: “If it’s an iDevice rumour, it’s probably true.” The iPhone 5S, Apple’s next big thing is scheduled for a June 2013 launch, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster, care of a CNET interview, has plenty to say. He predicts that not only will the iPhone 5S roll out in June, but it will sell an estimated four million devices in a single month. Munster equates the predicated...

  • Samsung Galaxy S IV rumour roundup

    One of the most important smartphone launches in the recent times is about to happen this week, that of Samsung Galaxy S4. Galaxy S smartphone, which Samsung released way back in June 2010, spawned a family of amazing smartphones that were well-received. In Oct 2011, PC magazine reported that together Galaxy S and S II sold over 30 million units. After Galaxy S III was released in May 2012, it broke all...

  • iPhone 5S now in production at Foxconn [rumour]

    The rumours have been incessant the past 24-hours about the reported new iPhone 5S. According to a Japanese Apple blog the production of the new iPhone has already been set in motion. Foxconn has begun “partial production” as a reliable source has informed Macotakara, other sites like MacRumours and Apple insider also cited from the report. Images of the iPhone 5S from Foxconn, we think Further speculations by Macotakara is that the 5S will be manufactured on the same production line as the iPhone 5, it is also said that telecommunications giant NTT Docomo that does not cart the...

  • Apple’s new cheaper iPhone to sport a plastic case [rumour]

    Just as you think you have the latest iPhone, Apple surprises us once again with a new more accessible or better offering in the pipeline. According to claims by Macotakara, Apple plans to manufacture a cheaper iPhone. The Japanese Blog says the device will sport a polycarbonate plastic enclosure much like the one found on the MacBook and iBook before it. Other rumored details include a 4.5-inch screen, which would be half an inch larger than the one found on the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch, Apple’s usual home button, and a US$330 price tag that would be a...

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 5S sneakily spied at Apple China supplier [rumour]

    Update: When asked for comment, Alan Hely of Apple said in a one-line email to Gearburn: “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation.” So for now, the buck stops here. Thanks to Cnet (care of Weibo), we now know that someone has spied the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. And this alleged iPhone spotter has seen the iPhone 6 and 5S at a Chinese Apple supplier. According to the tipster, the iPhone 5S looks the same as the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 6 is gonna be thinner, wider and longer. Sounds very S3 to us. Here is the Google translated post: A...

  • Is this the new budget iPhone? [Rumour]

    The biggest oxymoron in tech world is “cheap iPhone”. Or “budget iPhone”. A set of words that just don’t gel. Yet rumours persist. And if Patent Number 8 364 032, filed February last year by Apple and approved last month by the US Patent Office is anything to go by, then a budget iPhone is on the cards. The patent displays a rectangle with round corners which has become an Apple trademark,...