The highly anticipated 5.5” Apple iPhone 6 might feature more powerful hardware than its 4.7” sibling. The word got out from an analyst report to investors obtained by Appleinsider, citing Asian supply chain checks.
The 5.5” iPhone 6 is tipped to pack a more powerful application processor than the 4.7” model. Reportedly, the larger model will ship with larger die.
The abovementioned setup suggests that the phablet’s internal architecture will be different that the one found in the more compact model. More GPU cores are likely candidates to fill the extra space.
In addition to having a beefier chipset than the 4.7” model, the 5.5” iPhone 6 is also rumored to come with a different touch module. This unconfirmed bit falls in line with past report, which suggests that the larger iPhone device will tote a sapphire display, while the 4.7” model won’t.
The 5.5” Apple iPhone 6 is rumored to launch in December. The 4.7” model on the other hand, is expected to debut next month.
It seems like we’ve seen a flurry of iPhone-related rumors. Earlier, we learned that Apple has begun internally seeding sixth-generation iPhone prototypes with 1GB of RAM and a modified A5X chip. And now we’re finding out about its appearance.
As noted by AppleInsider, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White issued a note to investors this morning regarding information he picked up during a recent trip to Asia. And judging from what he learned, Apple is completely rebuilding the iPhone…
“In our view, this will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a unibody case. This new, sleek look will be the most important reasons that consumers decide to upgrade.”
If you feel like you’re having deja-vu, it’s because you are. Last year we heard a ton of rumors claiming that the fifth-generation iPhone would feature an all-new design. But as we all know, they never materialized. Apple unveiled the familiar-looking 4S last October.
For what it’s worth, a redesign certainly makes sense this year. The iPhone 4/4S design has been around for 24 months now. And folks coming out of their two-year carrier contracts will be primed to buy something new and different.
And with a new look and updated features, White believes that Apple’s iPhone launch in the last quarter of this year could be “extraordinary.” In fact he sees it “dwarfing previous launches” — including the record-breaking 4S opening.
Halliburton, based out of Houston, Texas, is one of the largest energy services companies in the world. It has operations in more than 70 countries and employs over 60,000 people.
Given that information, you can see why it’s such a big deal that the company has recently announced its intentions to ditch RIM’s BlackBerry platform in favor of the iPhone and iOS…
AppleInsider has learned that Halliburton plans to phase out thousands of employee BlackBerrys in favor of Apple’s popular handset. The news comes from an internal company newsletter that was sent out earlier this month.
“Over the next year, we will begin expanding the use of our mobile technology by transitioning from the BlackBerry (RIM) platform that we currently use to smartphone technology via the iPhone…”
…The move comes after “significant research” into both Apple’s mobile platform and Google’s Android operating system led Halliburton to “determine that the iOS platform offered the best capabilities, controls and security for application development.”
RIM, who at one time dominated the market, has seen much of its enterprise business slip away over the past 12 months. Many companies, like Halliburton, have dropped their BlackBerry devices for ones running Apple’s iOS.
With a new CEO at the helm, it’ll be interesting to see if RIM can make any kind of comeback. But one thing is for sure, it can’t afford to lose many more big name clients.