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iPhone 6 to sport 4.8-inch display, design ‘locked down’ internally : Report

While Apple’s next iPhone might still be far from hitting shelves, an analyst has claimed that the Cupertino based company has finalised much of the design of its next iPhone, believed to be dubbed iPhone 6.
Apple Insider cites analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen and Company, who says that Apple has finalised a 4.8-inch display for its alleged iPhone 6, in an attempt to counter the phablet competition in the global market.
Further, Arcuri, citing Apple’s supply chain, has revealed that apple is also planning to bring ” key software innovations ” with the next major iOS platform release. Acuri has claimed that the alleged iPhone 6 will come with Wi-Fi (802.11ac), which will be an upgrade to the current 802.11n found on the iPhone 5s.
The analyst speculates that the Cupertino-based company will use features such as iBeacon, Touch ID and Passbook in the next alleged iPhone to push new services with mobile payments.
Acuri also expects that Apple, following its launch schedule for iPhone devices, will announce the alleged iPhone 6 in September.
Contradicting to the current report, DisplaySearch said it will measure 4.7 inches diagonally with a 1,600×900-pixel resolution while well-respected Apple analyst Peter Misek said it will measure 4.8 inches. According to the Chinese analyst, Apple would launch two iPhone models, much like the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s announced last year; and it is believed that they would be sporting different screen sizes.
Apple is widely expected to launch the iPhone 6 this fall, though one recent report claimed that it will debut this summer at Apple’s annual WWDC conference instead.

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Logitech’s upcoming gamepad for iPhone leaked

In June, Apple announced that iOS 7 will feature standardized support for third-party add-on game controllers. When the OS was unveiled in June, we saw leaks about a prototype Logitech game controller for iOS devices and now @evleaks has leaked a full press render of a gamepad for iPhone.
An alleged photo of the device shows Logitech’s controller seems to snap onto the iPhone. It looks like a case that envelops around the iPhone and adds a physical D-pad, four control buttons and shoulder buttons. It’d be handy not only for native iOS games but would also seemingly be extremely useful for emulating other consoles, like the Gameboy or Super Nintendo.
The gamepad is clearly for people who detest on-screen game controls. Apple first added official support for gamepads with its iOS 7 update. This becomes more relevant as Apple has added the A7 chipset that supports 64-bit applications and has bumped the graphics capabilities of the GPU by twice on the iPhone 5S.
Currently, it is not known whether the controller will work via Bluetooth or the Lightning connector.  Yet there’s no word on when this gamepad from Logitech will be available.

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 iOS 7, The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is now available.  In Apple’s words this is “the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.” Not only does the next iteration of the OS bring a completely overhauled user interface design, it also adds many missing features that were being offered by rival mobile platforms. Read the rest of this entry