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Apple 09/09/14 Special Event - iPhone 6 and Apple Watch


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In a manner befitting the popular tech company, the following invitations were sent out today by Apple for a special event this upcoming September 9th:

 

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They are expected to announce their new line of iPhones (a 4.7" and possibly a 5.5" iPhone), as well as their first product in the wearable technology market, popularly referred to by the crowds as the "iWatch".

 

More info here:

http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/08/28/apple-announces-special-event-for-sept-9/

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Also, this is from the same company that everyone said would fail if they tried to enter the mobile phone marketplace --- I think it is safe to say that Apple has done alright, for themselves and for their customers, NOT confining themselves to just giving people what they want. Apple as a company, certainly under Steve Jobs at first and then with his return, has mastered a philosophy of innovation and dreaming up "the next great thing." Before Apple, Sony famously produced a product that nobody had said they wanted --- the original Sony Walkman. The president of Sony wanted to do this, a small portable cassette player that you had to use headphones (no speaker) to listen to music. Everyone said Sony was nuts, no one will ever want to wear headphones and walk around in the street listening to music. Add to that historically, it was also famously declared by IBM that even the notion of a "personal" computer was ridiculous, who would ever want to have a computer in their home!     Fortunately that did not stop Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak from making the Apple 1.

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Rado: " I hope apple puts a better camera in their phones. I am sick of being asked by my crew to take a picture with my phone and send it to them... "

:blink:

I fail to see the connection...

 

and  a lot of really excellent cameras are still made and sold, including point-shoot and premium. 

http://www.samys.com/s/leicamp

http://www.samys.com/p/Telephoto-Lenses/11056/Summicron-S-100mm-f/2.0-Aspherical-Lens/154764.html

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Rado: " I hope apple puts a better camera in their phones. I am sick of being asked by my crew to take a picture with my phone and send it to them... "

:blink:

I fail to see the connection...

 

and  a lot of really excellent cameras are still made and sold, including point-shoot and premium. 

http://www.samys.com/s/leicamp

http://www.samys.com/p/Telephoto-Lenses/11056/Summicron-S-100mm-f/2.0-Aspherical-Lens/154764.html

 

 

Have somebody explain  to you.

Ok if this fighting is going to continue were going to have to send you to your rooms without dessert.

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I hope apple puts a better camera in their phones. I am sick of being asked by my crew to take a picture with my phone and send it to them...

Most mobile phones use the same off-the-shelf camera component. It's the software that makes the difference.

It looks like Apple is (finally) allowing 3rd party phone apps to get much more control over the camera with the new OS. Then again, the less automatic the camera, the more chances for somebody to screw up.

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Most mobile phones use the same off-the-shelf camera component. It's the software that makes the difference.

It looks like Apple is (finally) allowing 3rd party phone apps to get much more control over the camera with the new OS. Then again, the less automatic the camera, the more chances for somebody to screw up.

John Paul, It is all in the optics and the sensor. Check Nokia Lumia 1020 Pure View

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From the people who said big screen are stupid... Finally this company gives people what they want and not tell people what they want..

 

My understanding is that there was a high volume of demand from current users to make phones with bigger screens. Apple listened.

 

Because of the bigger screen, that means that they can actually make the phone a tiny bit slimmer, as well as pack more hardware upgrades including a man-made sapphire glass, as well as a 128GB SSD for the bigger iPhone model. I personally do welcome bigger screen sizes, but wouldn't want to go with such a size as the 5.5" (I do see its appeal to some folks). I'm due for a phone upgrade this month, so I may get this new iPhone.

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So this is interesting, the *rumored* battery for the bigger iPhone6 is 2915mAh. That's come a long way from our NP1 that is 4.6Ah and significantly larger. Different voltages and draw, but it seems like smartphones and tablets are really pushing the battery industry to make things smaller and lighter. I hope that trickles down to sound and cameras. If I remember right, the batteries we use have the cells configured in a way (series) to get the required voltage, and are not ~14volts as manufactured. 

 

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/02/2915-mah-iphone-6-battery/

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JP: " That's come a long way from our NP1 that is 4.6Ah and significantly larger. "

my (Samsung Galaxy) phone has 4.8 and is smaller and lighter than an NP-1

You need to be looking at the WattHours to compare...

 

Phone battery = 4.8Ah, 4.35V ~ 21WH.

NP1 = 68WH

 

Put 3 of those supposed iphone 6 batteries in a pack together, add some circuitry to monitor and charge the 3 batts independently, sufficient temperature monitoring, and you're back at an NP1 or Endura size...

 

TANSTAAFL

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Very true. We need a battery breakthrough much bigger than Lithium in order to ramp up that kind of amp-hour/wattage rating in the same size package.

 

Early reports have it that Apple will not be able to deliver the bigger 6" iPhone until next year, and the iWatch may be delayed as well:

 

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/13/iphone-6-production-issues-5-5-inch-delay-2015/

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Announced were the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch:

 

iPhone 6:

http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/films/#video-product

 

Apple Watch:

http://www.apple.com/watch/films/#film-design

 

Both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are scheduled for release on Sept. 19th (with pre-orders starting on the 12th), and the Apple watch has an "Early 2015" release.

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