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A leaked technical document confirms a 128GB iPhone 6, but doesn’t indicate anything about a 32GB unit.

Apple could be bulking up the storage capacity of the iPhone 6 to 128GB.

According to GeekBar’s source, a technical document listing of the iPhone 6 features the long-sought-after 128GB model– and drops the 32GB option.

That means, oddly, that Apple could be planning to release the iPhone 6 in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB flavours. Thus far, Apple’s released iPhones in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities (only the iPad and iPods have been made available with 128GB storage).

According to the documents, the 128GB iPhone 6 flash storage chip will be built by Toshiba, while the 16GB and 64GB versions will be made by Hynix, Nynix, and SanDisk.

If this rumour happens to be true, it could have interesting implications for the pricing of Apple’s iPhones.

iOS 8 beta 5 release date pinned early

Posted by pakin On July - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Anyone interested in the mobile world knows that Apple’s iOS 8 will see a general release in fall. At present though it’s being tested by developers and going through the various beta stages necessary before the final build. iOS 8 beta 4 arrived last week and now we have the iOS 8 beta 5 release date pinned early.

We gave readers news that iOS 8 beta 4 had gone live within moments of its release, and there’s a definite pattern with the beta releases that gives us a good idea of when beta 5 will arrive. From the evidence so far we’re expecting iOS 8 beta 5 to be up for download on Monday August 4th.

This is because so far Apple has pushed out a new beta every 2 weeks, with one exception when there was a 3 week gap. As iOS 8 beta 4 landed last week (at 4pm on the dot UK time) we’re highly unlikely to see beta 5 this week and an expected 2 week interval leads us to August 4th.

After this we expect that iOS 8 beta 6 will be the last before we see the Gold Master arrive at the Apple iPhone event. It’s worth noting that last year the Gold Master landed during the Apple event and the public release followed after, and we anticipate the same this year.

As for iOS 8 beta 4 you may find some of our recent articles interesting, such as reviews of the beta on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5. We also shared a video showing an iOS 8 beta 4 vs iOS 7.1.2 speed test on the iPhone 5S.

As always we’ll keep you informed about all the developments with iOS 8, including of course the arrival of beta 5 when it goes live, so do check back with us from time to time.

Freshly leaked details of long rumoured iPhone 6 specifications, price and release date have been recently spotted via product listing page on the Amazon Japan marketplace.

The report further explains that the 64GB variant of iPhone 6 was put up on sale for a staggering price of $1,377 (139,999 Yen), which is far more expensive than the $849.99 ($919.69 including tax) price tag for the current 64GB iPhone 5S.

It seems another tech portal, Load The Game, has managed to grab the screenshots of the product listing on the website, before the page was actually removed by a seller at Amazon Japan’s marketplace.

The portal clearly gets the credit for spotting and leaking the product information, which reveals a host of details, including dimensions (130 x 65 x 7mm), weight (113g), storage upgrade (up to 64GB) and the availability of gold colour for the handset.

Although there is no clue about the processor configuration for the advertised iPhone 6 phone on the product listing page, it is likely that Apple might tout it as the A8, which is the most-widely rumoured successor to the A7 chip on iPhone 5S.

There is no word on the processor’s clock speed and amount of RAM installed on the handset.

Coming back to the design, the product listing page clearly shows the iPhone 6 in 4.7in and 5.5in display variants wherein the proportions of the two handsets seem to be wrong with the 5.5in model looking huge, according to Forbes.

Unlike the improper display sizes, the leak suggests the dimensions are along the expected lines, wherein the phone measures just 10mm taller than the 4in iPhone 5S and barely 6.2mm wider, while weighing in 113g, which is same as the iPhone 5S.

Contrary to earlier rumours suggesting maximum upgrade of 128GB storage, there is no listing for 128GB upgrade option for the iPhone 6 on Amazon Japan marketplace.

Nevertheless, any possibility of Apple introducing the 128GB upgrade option for iPhone 6 cannot be ruled out, given the anonymity and scepticism of this listing.

With Google Maps belonging to Google, it is understandable that Google would push out updates for its Android platform first before updating its other platforms, such as iOS. Well the good news for iOS users is that if you were hoping to gain more Google Maps functionality, you might be pleased to learn that Google has recently updated its Google Maps app for iOS.

The update doesn’t exactly bring about groundbreaking new features, but will offer up conveniences to users that will hopefully make the app’s usage a lot better. For starters the updated app will now display search results with the descriptions directly on the map itself. It will also allow users the option of switching between grid and map view, which will make finding the place a lot easier.

Google has also made some slight changes to the Explore feature which basically helps to guide the user on where to go and what to do, depending on the time and location that you’re in, which we reckon will come in handy when used overseas in a foreign country that you’re not familiar with. Google has also added more Gmail integration so that your reservations and events that you labelled in Gmail will be display on the maps as well.

The update should be available from the iTunes App Store. Alternatively if you have yet to download Google Maps for iOS on your iPhone/iPad, you can do so by heading on over to theiTunes App Store for the free download.

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