About a week ago YouTube user Marques Brownlee posted a video in which he performed tough scratch tests on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen. His tests did not harm the screen of the phone which he said confirmed the use of rumoured sapphire crystal to make the glass strong. Brownlee has released another video in which he puts the screen though more rigorous scratch tests using two different types of sandpaper.
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Early next year, Apple will be launching Apple Watch, the starting price of which was announced to be $349. Apple has classified these watches under three style segments: ‘Watch,’ which will be a standard watch with stainless steel case; ‘Watch Sport,’ which will be in light weight aluminium case; and ‘Watch Edition,’ which would come in 18-karat gold case. The Apple Watch sub site describes Watch Edition as
The Edition collection features six uniquely elegant expressions of Apple Watch. Each has a watch case crafted from 18-carat gold that our metallurgists have developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold. The display is protected by polished sapphire crystal. And an exquisitely designed strap provides a striking complement.
I must say I was a bit disappointed when Apple decided to call their smart watch Apple Watch, instead of iWatch. iWatch, to my ears, has a much better ring to it, sounds fun and goes with the naming convention that Apple has followed so far. “Apple Watch” just doesn’t do justice to the watch’s ultra-chicness. My hope is that iWatch, as it had been rumoured so far, will stick and slowly take over. However, the name aside, when on 9th September I saw the presentation slide which said, “One more thing …” followed by a photo of the shiny, square watch, I couldn’t help but wonder if this device could become Apple’s bestseller yet. Read More
Apple has unveiled its much talked about wearable device at the Flint Center. Termed as Apple Watch and not iWatch as speculated before, the watch comes with ample of features. It is square in shape and has straps available in multiple colours and patterns, including classic leather buckle, sport band, leather loop, and an easily adjustable stainless steel strap. The watch will come in two sizes and three distinct collections i.e. Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. It also has a curved screen and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. Read More
According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may postpone the launch of its rumoured wearable device “iWatch” to 2015. The reason for the delay can be linked to manufacturing difficulties that Apple has come across while building the hardware and software of the first-generation iWatch. Read More
Presence of NFC in iPhone 6 has been under discussion for some time. Near Field Communication will be mainly used for mobile payments. Initially, there had been rumours of the service option getting dropped with only an option of using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for the payment service. Read More
According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, launch of Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed due to production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version. Read More