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Only One of Two Larger iPhone 6 Models Likely, According to Analyst
an “iPhone 6” is most likely to come in August or September, rather than June, in two different models, one with a 4.7-inch screen, one with a 5.5-inch screen. He thinks the former, the smaller of the two, “seems certain,” but that the 5.5-inch model “may or may not launch at the same time and could be of the same resolution (lower pip), which would help app developers.
The analyst pegs the launch date for the next iPhone to be in August or September, but the release of the 5.5″ model is less certain.
One additional detail he provides is that the 5.5″ model may carry the same resolution as the 4.7″ model. Not much has been said of the display resolution of these rumored large form factor iPhones. We haven’t previously seen many reports from UBS analyst Steve Milunovich, so don’t have much of a sense for his track record. iPhone 6 leaks will continue to accelerate as Apple gets closer to production.
New Slim 12″ MacBook and MacBook Air Updates Soon
The poster writes about the upcoming MacBook Pro line as well as a new 12″ notebook that has previously been predicted, suggesting the future MacBook could be released without a fan assembly and with a redesigned trackpad. A MacRumors reader provides a summary translation of the post:
1. MacBook Air updates are coming soon; MacBook Pro updates won’t occur until September.
2. He discusses a new 12 inch notebook without fan assembly. It comes with a new trackpad design that doesn’t include the mechanical button, as we do on current MacBooks.
3. An Apple watch device does exist but still in prototype stage, so its announcement won’t come anytime soon.
It is not entirely clear where a potential 12″ MacBook might fit into Apple’s product line. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first predicted in October that Apple would be releasing a 12″ slim MacBook with a Retina Display this later year:
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The buttonless trackpad design that the author describes may be related to a recent patent application by Apple, which describes a buttonless trackpad that uses an array of sensors and an actuator to mimic the function and tactile feedback of the current trackpad.
The author of the post also comments on Apple’s much-rumored smart watch, noting that it remains in the prototype stages and is unlikely to see a release soon. That is in line with other rumors, which have targeted a late 2014 release date for the product.
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