Not a specific West Boynton Beach topic but ultimately this was going to be a flexible blog and I am having a hard time finding local news that are not already covered somewhere else. Plus I am sure we have some gadget lovers in West Boynton Beach!
In some (most) of my circles I am kind of known as a Mac lover, Geek, Gadgety, etc guy so every time the rumor mill starts churning something about the new iPhone I have friends, co-workers and family members going “Is it really going to be just a piece of glass?”, “Will it have holograms like in Star Wars”, “Will it cure baldness?”. Man, our expectations are even more exponential than the technology progression curve. But since I am a Product Developer, I love it. Nothing like witnessing how companies try to fulfill the ever demanding customer requirements. It reminds of my son who believes every car ride you take should not last more than 10 minutes, regardless of the destination. Based on his expectations, he could be a great innovator.
But back to the gadgets, this time the new iPhone and no, I am sorry to say, it will not solve your receding hairline problem. As for future changes to the new iPhones (so far called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus) this is what we know so far. And by the way, do you know who comes up with the best predictions? Hint: Is not an employee taking spy pictures in China. The best predictions come from Wall Street. Yes, those guys take networking to a new level and get the latest on what could really come true in order to protect large investments that often go outside of Apple. For example a KGI Securities analyst has issued a note to investors in which he corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone will adopt 7000 Series aluminum as used in the Apple Watch Sport. And why do you care? you ask…..me. First because it is a stronger material, this should help to calm down all those back pocket bending concerns but also because it could mean the next iPhone will probably retain the same design as the iPhone 6, meaning no breakthrough on material behind a revolutionary design change. Although it could have slightly different dimensions.
The report claims that the next-generation iPhone could be wider and taller by about 0.15mm to account for the stronger 7000 Series aluminum design, while the smartphone may also be about 0.2mm thicker due to the addition of Force Touch. The new dimensions are marginal enough that most iPhone 6 users are unlikely to notice much of a difference with the so-called “iPhone 6s” design.
The analyst reiterated that the next-generation iPhone will be available in a new Rose Gold color option (is that important to you?), similar to the rose gold Apple Watch Edition, and also claimed that the existing gold color could be changed to look more like the yellow gold Apple Watch Edition. The existing space gray iPhone is also expected to look slightly more black, possibly in line with the space black Apple Watch.
To recap believable predictions for the next-generation iPhone, it will include an A9 processor (faster) with 2GB of RAM (more internal memory = faster), Force Touch, an improved 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, new Rose Gold color option, improved Touch ID recognition, gesture control support and more. Apple will likely retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes akin to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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