A) this is a rumour only or are there some credible sources?!
B) highly unlikely for apple to do this, it would inhibit their marketing efforts significantly
Nothing beats iOS when viewing video/music/pictures from remote locations. That means unlimited media access.. with varied bitrates to save data plan. And you can do it without using "cloud" services. Just some plain knowledge on port forwarding.
1. Their Splashtop version run in the background streaming audio from PC/Mac without disconnecting! (Android version cannot do that)
2. StreamToMe best streamer since ios 4
And with iOS8, handsoff. Means iPhone 6 no longer need to switch for sms/voice/network modem. Then in the future i predict watsapp/viber/bbm will follow it thru.
Best mobile setup: Macbook Air + iPhone 6 + Mac mini headless. Over 12hrs of continuous usage!! And charge time of less then 2hrs!
ABADDON, 18 Jul 2014I think, Apple should patend it before these knock-off Android OEMs copy it. this is what peop... moreHas ever an apple product been waterproof? No so hardly a gimmick compared to sapphire display
if just the sapphire protection to the phone cost $45,excluding profits,imagine what would it be like for U.S residents $300-$350 contract(2-3 years),and for us from Asia,would rather prefer the waxing done on Washington apple on apple iphone6.
I think, Apple should patend it before these knock-off Android OEMs copy it. this is what people really want! And not the quad-core, octacore, snapshit 800-1, 1000 gig of RAM etc. which is just a plain gimmicks by Android.
Never really been an iPhone fan but now it will have a bigger screen and swype capable with a 128gb option, I think I will finally switch over. Android and Iphone seem to be so similar now, I will go with iPhone because Android phones are not compatible with my car and because I want a good music player that doesn't use cloud. I will still keep my Galaxy s4 google edition as a backup phone because I still love that phone.
paco2x, 18 Jul 2014Sapphire is so 2014... give me Kryptonite screens!Now you're talking! XD
der, 18 Jul 2014Are you senseless? I know what you said is sarcasm, but sapphire cost five times more than the... moreBut, but... BUT! iPhones ARE PREMIUM! We will not relent until everything is draped in DIAMOND, PLATINUM AND GOLD!
Sapphire, we will let the plebe have it, glass to the childrens and plastic, LOLL, LET THE ANDROID SLAVES HAVE IT!
( Yes its sarcasm, I'm portraying the average apple elitist A-hole ;) )
Diabolik, 17 Jul 2014Sapphire is so cheap and passé. Diamond or GTFO! XDSapphire is so 2014... give me Kryptonite screens!
Diabolik, 17 Jul 2014Sapphire is so cheap and passé. Diamond or GTFO! XDAre you senseless? I know what you said is sarcasm, but sapphire cost five times more than the original to make...
apple will raise the price of the phone at least 100$ for those models make sure of that
Well, they better be sure to make it clear which iphone 6 batches will get the sapphire screens.
Firefly238, 17 Jul 2014Give the sapphire panel for the 5.5inch iPhone 6 if there will be one , 4.7 can stick with the... moreOk
This is an article that brings you to the most logical conclusion given the rumours and leaks and should come as no surprise on 19/09/2014
So adding what I consider prescient comments that have already been made in other articles to my own
Previously in the orchard
There was never an intention to release the 5.5" IphoneAir at the same time as thee 4.7" iPhone6 mainly because many people including myself hate phablet size phones (the touch sensitivity is just the Official excuse Apple are using)
Whilst the iPhoneair will sell it will be a flop compared to the iP6 reason more expensive than the iP6 remember the iP5C was reduced to 8Gb to make it more affordable.
Also most mini phones are NOT the smaller version of the flagship and most comments were same phone different sizes which given Apple you would have expected
By having gorilla glass there is no actual loss to buy the iP6 whether or not now with hopes dashed people increase upgrade to the model that has sapphire is anybody's guess
All memory versions of the 5.5 inch iPhoneair will cost more than the IP6, given sapphire as standard makes sense as more is needed to sell the bigger phone which is now not competing with the IP6,
I don't expect this to be the only difference the iPhoneair will have over the IP6 it will be an enhanced over the IP6, IP6 plus sapphire plus a paid app included
It is hard to see in 2015 Sapphire included as standard on the same IP6S? / IP7 model that missed out now
Sapphire for just the screen, the back is still aluminium and need a cover. Waste of 300 usd.
Sapphire dont work on apple and now they pretending that the new apple product is made of sapphire screen hahaha
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2014naw, most complainers are non apple users posing as apple users and making up b.s about their ... more"naw, most complainers are non apple users posing as apple users and making up b.s about their products."
Do you have referenced proof of this or are you just making this up as well?