Wiil Large iPhone 6 cannibalize iPad mini sales

How would Apple’s iPad Mini fare in a world with not just one, but two, bigger-screen iPhones?

Apple is expected to bump up the screen size on its next iPhone. Recent rumors even claim the company will unveil two new models later this year – one with a 4.7-inch screen, the other with a 5.5-inch screen. Assuming this prediction proves true, a certain amount of cannibalization of the Mini is likely. But Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster sees the overall effect on Apple as neutral.

In some cases, consumers might update to the iPhone 6 to score the bigger screen instead of keeping an older phone and buying an iPad Mini, Munster suggested in an investors note released Monday. In other cases, iPhone 6 buyers who want a second device might simply choose an iPad Air instead of a Mini.

 

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4.7″ iPhone 6 Displays

Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities’ report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple’s 4.7″ iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334×750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.

Historically, Apple has been very cautious with resolution changes in their iOS devices. The original iPhone was launched with a 320×480 resolution. Eventually, Apple moved to 640×960 Retina display, doubling the linear resolution in each dimension. That allowed existing apps to simply be pixel-doubled to fill the entire screen. Developers could then take their time to update their apps to fully support the higher resolution display. When Apple moved from 3.5″ to 4″ screens in the iPhone 5, they simply added vertical resolution. This allowed existing apps to run in a letterboxed format with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

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AutoLayout paves the way for apps to more easily adapt to changes in display sizes and resolution in the future.

If Apple were to adopt a 1334×750 4.7″ display as predicted by Kuo, it would preserve the same pixel density (326 ppi) as the iPhone 5s. That means that all existing user interface elements, such as icons, would be the same size but would allow for more screen space.

Our designer found that using the exact same icons and spacing them out to fill the screen, 1334×750 pixels allows Apple to fit exactly one extra row of icons onto the iPhone home screen. This mockup shows the relative size of the 4.7″ iPhone screen and how much extra room there would be using the exact same icons as on the current iPhone:

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8GB iPhone 5c released in more countries

The 8 GB version of the phone was launched last month in a few of Apple’s Online Stores alongside the relaunched 16 GB iPad 4. Apple revealed in a statement to Re/code that its strategy with the 8 GB iPhone 5c is to offer a low-cost option that is compatible with the growing number of developing LTE networks in certain countries,it will Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in Six More Countries.But Apple prefers not to sell the lower-cost model in the United States because of the popularity of subsidized phones.

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Why X431 idiag is popular and available for DIYers?

First of all, X431 idiag is researched and developed by Launch Technology based on more than 20-year auto diagnostic experience.

Secondly, it is applied to mobile terminal and internet available new design diagnostic device, including android smart phones, iphones, ipad, and itouch and so on. In this way, many users could access to diagnosis anytime and anywhere.

Thirdly, x431 idiag could use device connector to connect mobile terminals’ Bluetooth, enabling to diagnostic full vehicle model and full systems diagnosis, including reading faults codes, clear fault codes, read vehicle data flow, action testing and special functions and so on.

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Fourthly, it combines the advantages of internet application, providing users with more applications and services, including repair cases and cases data, timely repair information, public and private communities and so on.

In this case, it builds up a universal automotive diagnostic community, which enables people to share and make use of repair and maintenance knowledge, repair experience exchange, repair service support online.

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New picture about iPhone 6 4.7Inch

Over the weekend, several photos surfaced reportedly showing details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6. While the manufacturing mold photos left it unclear as to the size of the device body it would yield, a new photo shared by Nowhereelse.fr shows a nearly identical mold with an iPhone 4s placed next to it for comparison. Calculations based on the comparison suggest that the mold could in fact yield a device with a display of roughly 4.7 inches, in line with the rumored size for the smaller of the two iPhone 6 models.

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One source of uncertainty lies in the shape of the mold, which is tapered. ButNowhereelse.fr believes that there are additional pieces yet to be attached to the bottom of the mold, pieces which would result in the iPhone’s body being formed at the wider portion of the mold depression.

By superimposing and resizing an iPhone 5s image into the mold and aligning it with the wider portion of the depression, Nowhereelse.fr determines that the device’s screen would be roughly 12 centimeters or 4.7 inches diagonally.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to launch later this year, with the 4.7-inch model perhaps preceding an even larger 5.5-inch model by a few months. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today reported that Apple is negotiating with carriers for a $100 price increase on the iPhone 6 as the device gets larger and the company packs more technology into it.

HTML5 iOS app demos to interactive ads on mobile phone

I’ve covered App.io a few times in the past. The service, which allows app devs to deploy fully useable HTML5 demo versions of their native iOS apps on the web, first launched under the name “Kickfolio” back in 2012. The goal for the company was originally to let devs bring demos of their apps to promotional webpages and it eventually expanded the platform to include Facebook and other channels. Today, and around 2 million interactive app demos later, the company is announcing that it’s bringing those same app demos directly to mobile devices as interactive ads.

The ads go a step beyond the interactive app-like experience that Apple promised, but never quite delivered, with iAd, and allows users to play a demo of the app before deciding to purchase/download or even visit the App Store at all. The ad starts off as a banner or like any other ad but turns into a demo version of a native iOS app that is fully playable for a set period of time before prompting the user to visit the App Store. The company tells me in its initial tests it saw “3-5x higher conversion rates than normal mobile ads.”

Apple Will Bring More Chip Development In House

Apple is planning on creating an R&D team to develop baseband chips, which are used to control a device’s radio functions like modulation, signal generation and more, for future iPhones in-house, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The baseband chip is separate from the A7 processor, which Apple already designs with an in-house team.

Qualcomm is currently the company that Apple acquires its baseband chips from, although they’re produced in mass quantities at Apple manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

Recently, Apple has made moves to bring more chip development in-house, including rumors of an effort to purchase a unit of Renesas Electronics that creates chips for smartphone displays. It also acquired low-power wireless chip provider Passif Semiconductor, whose chips could be used to improve battery life in wearables, like Apple’s rumored iWatch.

The moves are a part of Apple’s effort to control its own production supplies and core technologies, and include partnerships like Apple’s deal with GT Advanced, which will provide the Cupertino company with massive supplies of sapphire displays.

Cheap and efficient OBD scanner for iPhone/Android

Who says that a multi-functional and user-friendly car diagnostic code scanner has to cost a lot to be good? Whether you are a professional technician or an amateur auto mechanic like me, a $69 iOBD2 code scanner will be the only tool you need. This is a great choice for anyone who is tired of buying a dozen of code readers for different car makes and models or someone who just want to make their auto diagnoses easier.

iOBD2 code scanner is able to work with almost all the vehicles built after 1996. It makes it possible for mechanics to troubleshoot on their iPhones or Android phones via Bluetooth. The way it improves your auto repair experience is genius. You can diagnose vehicles as long as you have a smart phone and internet access, rather than taking it to your garage for every simple troubleshooting. It is obviously that designers of this OBD2 scanner have take customer feedback seriously.

What can iOBD2 code scanner do?

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1.Read and clear DTCs from your engine system

When Check Engine light comes on, iOBD2 code reader will help you to retrieve fault codes from the engine system in only a few minutes. This works for most vehicles with ISO15765-4 (CAN), ISO14230-4 (KWP2000), ISO9141-2, J1850 VPW or J1850 PWM protocols.

2.Display DTCs definition

The iOBD2 scanner allows you to know what the DTCs mean instantly. It will make it easy for you to carry out further diagnoses and repair services.

3.Provide repair and maintenance tips for you

This OBD2 scanner provides guides and tips on how to solve the problems and maintain the vehicle according to the trouble codes.

4.Display live data related to ECUs

It reads all the running parameters that related to the ECUs

5.Oxygen sensor test

It provides you access to the on-board oxygen sensor monitoring test results.

6.EVAP system test

The device enables you to learn if the evaporative emission system and all the components are working properly at this time.

7.Correct vehicle speed

8.Boost or vacuum combo gauge

9.Reset engine timing

10.Other functions

Features:

IOBD2 FEATURE

iOBD2 scanner features a driving track function, which shows the driving track of a vehicle to give data and foundation for reference. Open the Location Services of the mobile, connect iobd2 to the vehicle, start up iobd2 APP, choose “My Dashboard”, and it will record the track of the vehicle. Quit “My Dashboard” then it will stop recording the track of the vehicle.