With Apple revealing the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launch is just 10 days away, almost every exciting element of the new phones has now been leaked. But now there is a triple dose of bad news…
China’s cnBeta has a reputation turning up last minute Apple leaks and the site has done it again having obtained iPhone 6S Plus retail packaging. On the surface it looks familiar but stylish and gives credence to talk that iOS 9 will support dynamic wallpapers – including region specific options like the gold and black butterfly koi pictured here – for the first time.
A green energy company claims to have built a battery that fits inside an iPhone 6 and gives the phone a week’s worth of power.
British hydrogen fuel cell maker Intelligent Energy says it’s not a theoretical, far-off dream: It has a working prototype of an iPhone 6 that doesn’t need to be charged for seven days.
The company replaced the battery Apple built into the iPhone 6 with an Intelligent Energy fuel cell of the same size. The only modifications needed were the addition of vents that allowed water vapor to escape.
Virtual reality is a promising technology, but will not go mainstream in its current form
IS IT vividly realistic—or is it still just vapid razzmatazz? Virtual reality (VR), a technology that flopped in the 1990s, is making a glitzy comeback. The dream of a headset that can immerse you in a detailed, realistic 3D world is now being pursued in earnest by a gaggle of startups and the giants of technology alike. Last year Facebook bought Oculus, the most prominent VR fledgling, for $2 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s boss, says “immersive 3D content is the obvious next thing after video.” Google supports VR in several of its products and is backing a secretive new company called Magic Leap. Microsoft, having missed the boat on smartphones, has developed an impressive VR system named HoloLens. Tech leaders have decided that VR could be the next big thing after the smartphone (see article). Are they right?