Rumor: Apple taps Catcher for metal casings on next-gen ‘iPhone 6′

Posted in iPhone News, Rumor by admin. Published April 24th, 2014

A pair of investment firms believe casing supplier Catcher has secured a sizable chunk of Apple’s anticipated “iPhone 6″ metal casing orders, as the company lines up suppliers for a handset launch later this year.

“iPhone 6″ and “iPhone 6c” concepts by Martin Hajek.

Both Barclays and Morgan Stanley this week said they are bullish on Taiwan’s Catcher Technology Co. heading into late 2014 and early 2015. Both reports, discovered by G for Games, peg Catcher’s share of “iPhone 6″ casings at over 10 million units this year.

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Feeling Skin Is First Smart iPhone Battery Case, Shares Mood With Friends

Posted in iPhone News, iPhone product by admin. Published April 24th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that 6-years after the launch of the very first Mophie “juice pack,” there’s still no real “smart” battery case available for  smartphones.

By “smart,” I mean a case that doesn’t require to be manually turned on – by flipping a dumb switch – when the smartphone runs low in power, and that can precisely display the  battery level, beyond just flashing some LEDs on the side of the case!

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iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5: Impressions and Performance

Posted in iPhone News, Rumor by admin. Published April 24th, 2014

Last week, it appeared that an iOS 7.1.1 update from Apple was close. Today, Apple made good on those rumors and released an iOS 7.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. After spending some time with the new iOS 7.1 update on the iPhone 5, we want to offer up our impressions and a look at its performance.

In November, Apple released two iOS 7 updates. The first, iOS 7.0.4, was released for public consumption. The other, iOS 7.1, was released into the company’s beta program for developers. Apple did not attach a release date to the iOS 7.1 update, the biggest update to iOS since iOS 7, and that meant that iPhone and iPad owners had to rely on the rumor mill for information.

The iOS 7.1 rumor mill pointed to a release in March and that’s exactly how things played out. The iOS 7.1 update, after numerous beta releases, was publicly released for the public back in March, or, a little over a month ago. The update delivered exactly what the beta promised and included design tweaks, new features, and a ton of bug fixes.

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