As part of Apple’s Renew program, where the company is encouraging people to recycle their old devices to help the environment, Apple has posted some exclusive environmental wallpaper to download on its website.
The URL (apple.com/thanks) is given out on cards in Apple Stores to people who recycle their old device in store, as a small gesture of appreciation.
However, the URL is open to anyone to visit and download some cute, exclusive, iOS 9 wallpaper that isn’t included in the default list of iOS wallpaper …
‘Leaked’ pictures from this weekend show that the iPhone 6 is likely to be slimmer and more rounded.
The grainy pictures below have come from French tech blog, Nowhereelse.fr. They show that the iPhone 6 could come with a new unspecified button on the side, which is rumoured to be the new home of the power button.
Nowhereelse.fr also claimed that the new handset will have a flashing Apple logo on the back that will indicate when a call is incoming, or message has been received. As usual, nothing has been confirmed.
There’s a reason that battery life has become the biggest determining factor for consumers looking to purchase a new smartphone: battery technology continues to progress far slower than other mobile tech. Companies developing new, more efficient batteries simply cannot keep up with the higher-resolution displays and other power-hungry technologies smartphone makers are stuffing into iPhones, Android phones and other handsets. As a result, vendors have been forced to create extreme power-saving modes that cut off most of a device’s functionality in order to extend battery life when the charge gets dangerously low.
It will likely be quite some time before we see any huge progress made in terms of smartphone battery life, but there are plenty of ways we can improve the performance of existing batteries in the meantime.