Analyst Peter Misek with Jefferies says there are iPhone 6 prototypes floating around, including one with a giant screen, reports Business Insider.
Several iPhone 6 prototypes appear to be floating around. The model with a 4.8″ screen is the most interesting. It has a Retina+ IGZO screen, a new A7 quad-core processor variant, and a new form factor with no home button. Full gesture control is also possibly included.
The idea of Apple dropping the home button has been rumored in the past but hasn’t materialized. Although, Apple has added gesture controls to the iPad.
Apple is preparing to begin trial production of a new iPhone 5, or iPhone 5S, in December, reports DigiTimes citing a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Initial production volumes are thought to be around 50,000-100,000 units.
Facing low yield rates in the production of iPhone 5, Apple has accelerated the certification processes for related parts and components for the iPhone 5S, the paper revealed.
The rumored iPhone 5S is expect to enter volume production in the first quarter of 2013. In addition, the report says Apple will likely release a new version of the iPad a quarter later than the iPhone 5S, “since the display resolution of its latest version of iPad has come out lower than expected”.
Microsoft is reportedly working on a 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet that will focus on gaming, according to The Verge.
The Xbox Surface will likely include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. We’re told these specifications could be altered to accommodate an unannounced Intel SoC and that the Xbox Surface is being developed independent of specific hardware architecture. Microsoft’s Xbox Surface won’t run a full version of Windows, rather this 7-inch tablet will run a custom Windows kernel. Messaging and other tablet functions may be supported, but the focus is on gaming.
The company is said to have recently locked down several buildings limiting employee access to the Interactive Entertainment Business division as secret testing of the tablet intensifies.
Microsoft refused to comment on speculation and rumors.
9to5mac has apparently received the specs for the 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro. Rumored to start at $1699, the specs are listed below, using the same 2.5/2.9ghz processors found in the non-retina models.
● 2.5 GHz, 128GB of Flash storage, 8GB of RAM
● 2.5 GHz, 256 GB of Flash storage, 8GB of RAM
● 2.9 GHz, 512GB of Flash storage, 8GB of RAM
The site also confirmed the new Mac Mini specs, which bring quad core to the high end models.
● 2.5 GHz dual-core, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard drive
● 2.3 GHz quad-core, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive
● Server: 2.3 GHz quad-core 4GB of RAM, 2TB Hard drive
Pricing and availability should be confirmed during the event!
Photo have leaked onto a Chinese WeiPhone thread allegedly showing the ports, resolution, battery configuration, and internals of the new 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro.
As expected the resolution of the notebook appears to be 2560×1600. It also features two Thunderbolt ports, two USB ports, and ports for HDMI, SD Card, and MagSafe 2.