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Apple To Announce ‘One More Thing’ at Today’s Media Event

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2013 - 11:14am.

Rumors are Apple will only focus on iOS 7, next generation iPhone 5S and completely new iPhone 5C at today’s media event. However, one of our sources says that there will be ‘One More Thing’ at the Apple event today. The source didn’t say what new product Apple will launch today, but hinted that the new product will be related to iOS.

We think this would mean that Apple might launch iPad 5 today or even the much-rumored iWatch. If Apple announces the new iPad, it will have design similar to current iPad mini and see drop in size and weight. It will also have an A7X processor and a Retina display that consumes less power.

Not much is known about the iWatch, rumors are that it will have biometric sensors to monitor your health stats and it won’t be anything like the Samsung Galaxy Gear that was announced few days back by Samsung to one-up Apple. The iWatch will be an extension of iOS devices and not just an accessory like the Galaxy Gear is for Galaxy Smartphones.

It looks like today’s Apple event is going to be very interesting. We will be doing live coverage of the event on live.TechzTalk.com at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST. Join us for more details.

 

WSJ Confirms Fingerprint Sensor on iPhone 5S and Leaked User Guide Reveals The Name “Touch ID Sensor”

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2013 - 4:42am.

Yesterday, WSJ reported that Apple would include a fingerprint scanner on the top of the line iPhone models. Danny Yadron wrote on WSJ:

Apple Inc.’s latest product launch could breathe new life into a technology that failed to take hold the first time: fingerprint scanners. Placing a finger on a computer or smartphone has long been proposed as a way to avoid the need for passwords to authenticate users of computers and other devices. People familiar with the matter said last week that Apple will include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

And today, Nowhereelse.fr posted a image from iPhone 5S Guide that shows the new home button, which will also be called “Touch ID sensor”. Nowhereelse’s Steve claims that the image was sent by a very reliable source almost confirming the new home button with finger print sensor.

The new Touch ID sensor comes with a ring around it and from what we have heard the Home button will not only have finger print sensor, but also RFiD like technology built-in that will bring many new features to the iPhone 5S.

Join us tomorrow on live.TechzTalk.com for complete coverage of the Apple iPhone event at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST.

 

 

Video Clip Shows Working Blue iPhone 5C

Submitted by lalit on September 9, 2013 - 9:41am.

Chinese website C Technology has posted a video showing a powered-on Blue iPhone 5C. A person unlocks the iPhone, which has the upcoming iOS 7 and then uses the Safari showing that the device is legitimate. Apple will be announcing the new iPhone 5C at a media event tomorrow at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. We will be doing live coverage of the event on live.TechZTalk.com. Join us tomorrow at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST for complete coverage of the iPhone 5S and 5C launch event.

 

Apple To Brighten Everyone’s Day on September 10th in US and on September 11th in China

Submitted by lalit on September 4, 2013 - 8:04pm.

Apple has sent out invitations for their iPhone media event and in a twist to the usual Apple media event, the company will have two events – one in US on September 10 and another one in China on September 11th. The September 10th event will take place at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Whereas, the September 11th event will be held at Beijing’s World Trade Center at 10 AM local time.

Apple’s invite has dots of various bright colors with a tagline “This should brighten everyone’s day.” The colored dots are a hint at new iPhone 5C (lower cost iPhone) that will come in white, blue, green, yellow and orange/red colors.

Along with iPhone 5C, Apple will also announce the next generation top of the line iPhone 5S that will feature a finger print sensor and new A7 processor.

Rumors are Apple will be using the Beijing, China event to announce their partnership with world’s biggest carrier China Mobile and launch phones supporting China Mobile’s network.

We will be doing live coverage of both the events, so join us on live.techztalk.com for complete coverage and analysis of both the Apple events. Coverage of September 10th US iPhone event will start at 10:00AM PST/ 1:00PM EST and coverage of September 11th China iPhone event will start at 10:00 AM local China time / Sept 10th 7:00 PM PST/ 10:00 PM EST.

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse – Sexiest Mouse ever

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2013 - 4:12pm.

Logitech introduced its first ultra-portable touch mouse. The slim design of the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse perfectly complements today’s computers, with sleek lines and a brushed aluminum body.

“Our personal technology needs are evolving rapidly, and people expect better design,” said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories. “Whether it’s a computer, tablet, smartphone or touch-navigation device, people are looking for thin, modern design that works fluidly. We created the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse to give people an ultra-portable mouse that complements today’s MacBook and Ultrabook computers.”

Using Bluetooth with Logitech Easy-Switch Technology, the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse can connect wirelessly to your laptop, desktop and tablet at the same time, and you can easily switch among them with the flip of a switch. The mouse is rechargeable through USB and just one minute of charge time gives you enough power to keep working for another hour.

The Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 in black and Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 for Mac in white will ship in September priced $69.99.

Check out the sexy Logitech ad for the new mouse below and you can get more info on Logitech’s website.

 

Sony Introduces NEX-5T and Alpha 3000 Cameras

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2013 - 2:23pm.

Sony updated their NEX 5 series with new NEX-5T mirrorless camera and introduced a new smaller/cheaper DSLR, Alpha 3000 featuring an E mount adaptor for lenses.

Sony NEX-5T uses the same 16.1 megapixel sensor as previous model, but adds fast Hybrid AF that combines phase-detection autofocus to track fast moving subjects with contrast detection AF for precision, speed and accurate focus. The camera also gets NFC for easier WiFi connection with your smartphone, PC or TV for wirelessly transfer of photos or videos as well as

Smart Remote Control functionality via smartphone. Smart Remote Control is now updated to Version 2.0, adding Autofocus control directly from the touchscreen of your linked smartphone or tablet (requires installation of latest version of PlayMemories Mobile). There’s even more power over your image with fingertip adjustments for EV compensation, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. In addition, MF Assist lets you accurately check focus of portraits and macro shots on your phone or tablet’s large screen.

You can get more information about Sony NEX-5T on Sony’s website and pre-order the camera with 16-50mm lens for $699.99.

The second camera that Sony introduced is a combination of DSLR and mirrorless camera because it has a DSLR like body and design, but it’s actually an E mount featuring mirrorless camera. Sony says that α3000 brings you the picture quality, manual controls and artistic possibilities of a DSLR in an easy to use camera with interchangeable lenses.

The camera comes with 20.1 megapixel APS-C Exmor sensor, ISO range of 100 to 16000, built-in flash, 3-inch LCD screen and 25 points contrast detection AF.

You can get more information about the Sony a3000 on Sony’s website and pre-order it for $399 with 18-55mm lens.

 

Samsung Executive Confirms Smart Watch Launch at Sept 4th Galaxy Gear Event

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2013 - 10:49am.

Samsung’s executive vice president, Lee Young-hee revealed that Samsung would launch a smartwatch and Galaxy Note 3 on Sept 4th in Berlin. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Event will take place two days before IFA consumer electronics fair. Lee Young-hee told Korea Times:

“We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4. The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”

Lee Young-hee also said that future wearable devices will use flexible display, but the smartwatch that will be launched on Sept 4 will have a “non-flexible display”. She added Samsung has been preparing the smartwatch product for a long time.

Since the rumors about Apple launching a smartwatch started earlier this year, Samsung executives have been constantly talking about how Samsung has been working on smartwatch for a long time and even released concept photos of smartwatches. So that people won’t see them as a me-too company following Apple again, like they did with smartphones.

 

iPhone 5C to Replace iPhone 5 and Not iPhone 4S

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2013 - 4:09pm.

 

The highly vocal analyst Ming-Chi Kuo posted in a research note that Apple would kill iPhone 5 when they release iPhone 5C next month. Kuo says that cheaper iPhone 5C will replace iPhone 5 and Apple will keep the iPhone 4S as lower end iPhone model. Kuo also says that the new iPhone 5C will sell for $400 - $500 unlocked.

If priced $400 iPhone 5C will be almost $250 less than current unlocked 16GB iPhone 5, about $150 less than current unlocked 16GB iPhone 4S and about $50 less than unlocked 8GB iPhone 4. While offering iPhone 5 like specifications.

According to Kuo, Apple will likely have iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S for their holiday line-up this year.

Via Business Insider

 

Golden iPhone 5S is Coming

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2013 - 2:30pm.

 

It looks like the rumors about Apple adding a third color (gold) to the black and white iPhone line up will be coming true. French website MacBoutic has posted photos showing the back plate of the rumored golden iPhone 5S. Also KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has confirmed that Apple will be launching iPhone 5S in three colors Black, White and Gold.

 Another iPhone 5S related rumor, it will come with 128GB storage option and A7 chip based on ARM's 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. It is very likely that Apple will bring 64-bit hardware support to iOS devices because they started adding 64-bit support on the software side with iOS 6.

 

iPhone 5S Rumor Roundup: Fingerprint Sensor, A7 Processor and 10th September Launch

Submitted by lalit on August 12, 2013 - 6:22pm.

It’s almost given that we will be seeing the next generation iPhone that will be called iPhone 5S next month. Rumors about iPhone 5S started as soon as iPhone 5 was launched last year. However, those rumors are now distilling into some solid news and below are rumors that we think will come true:

Home Button with Fingerprint Sensor: According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a very reliable analyst, iPhone 5S will have a convex home button with imbedded fingerprint sensor. As the convex home button could be more easily scratched, so a harder material is required. Apple will switch from plastic to sapphire, whose hardness is second only to diamond. Sapphire would protect the home button from being scratched and the fingerprint sensor from being damaged.

A7 Processor: iPhone 5S will feature Apple’s next generation A7 processor. The new processor will be based on Cortex-A15 core and Power VR Series 6 graphics chipset. Rumors are Apple will go with quad-core configuration for the A7 processor, but it’s very likely that Apple might chose dual-core configuration to keep overall power requirement down.

Camera with Dual LED Flash: Many leaked photos have shown that iPhone 5S will use dual LED setup for flash, which should result in better indoor photography and more nature skin tones. As far as megapixels go rumors range from 8- to 13-megapixel. However, the latest rumors claim that it will be an 8-megapixel sensor with F2.0 lens for better low light photography.

Colors: Along with white and black colors the iPhone 5S will also come in gold color. iPhone 5S will be available in three colors rather then two.

Launch Date: ALLThingsD claims that Apple will unveil the next iPhone at a special event on September 10th. They have been accurate with these sort of Apple rumors in past and so we believe that iPhone 5S will be announced on September 10th and ship next Friday September 20th.