A new agreement with an Australian Biosecurity technology company suggests that Apple is beginning to invest in technologies that could make NFC a reality for the iPhone 6.
The verdict is still out on Apple and NFC. For as much as we have seen plenty of NFC-related patents, as well as the inclusion of Passbook on iOS 6 — a first step into NFC — the prospect of converting the iPhone into a user’s primary mode of payment still remains elusive. With the iPhone 5 come and gone, tech enthusiasts are now looking to the iPhone 6 as the next possible iteration that will enable mobile payments.
Now it appears that Apple has made a new investment for some third-party technology that could very well be a part of the iWallet package. Read More
Apple enthusiasts have long argued that the 2012 iPhone could technically be called the iPhone 6, since it will be the sixth-generation iPhone. With the launch of the new iOS 6 banners ahead of the 2012 WWDC, is there any evidence that the new iPhone will launch — and that it could be called “iPhone 6?”
Over on the iPhone 5 News Blog, we’ve jokingly referred to those who believe the new iPhone has a shot to be announced at the WWDC this year as “June iPhone 5 Truthers.” However, there’s another brand of Apple “Truthers” — the ones who adamantly insist that, if Apple chooses to give the new iPhone a number this year, it will have to be “iPhone 6.”
I’ve repeated argued that, in spite of the fact that the new iPhone will technically be the sixth-generation iteration, Apple would be foolish not to capitalize on the “iPhone 5″ brand, since it is so hyped and anticipated among the tech world. Even average tech users know about the “iPhone 5.” Using “iPhone 6″ might very well confuse consumers.
However, upon seeing the new banners for iOS 6 at the WWDC this year, it made me wonder: could Apple announce the iPhone 6 at the WWDC this year alongside iOS 6 beta, have it run iOS 5.1 in the interim, and then do an OTA update of iOS 6 near the end of the summer? Is there anything in the banner ad design that suggests this?
It really depends on how far you want to stretch your analysis. Read More
iPad 2 users are raving about the speed and agility of the A5 chip, and iPhone users are excited about the prospects of an A5-equipped iPhone 5. But new rumors suggest that a bigger, better A6 chip is coming to the iPhone 6 in 2012.
Apple has been diligent in continuing to beef up its mobile processing power, rolling out the famed A5 chip in 2011, debuting on the iPad 2. Given the impressive performance of the iPad 2 to date, iPhone users are excited to experience the A5 chip, together with iOS 5, in the new iPhone 5, which is rumored to debut in the Fall of 2011. Read More