iPhone 6 rumors: leaked photos of dummy reveal 4.7-inch display, thinner bezels

A new leaked photo that appears to show the alleged dummy of the iPhone 6 was published by Chinese site Feng [via Nowhereelse].

The images show the alleged iPhone 6 with a design that corresponds to rumors that have suggested new changes in the next Apple smartphone.

The dimensions of the model aren’t included in the leaks and there is no possibility to make an estimate of its size.

A noticeable aspect of the dummy is the protruding rear camera and a cutout that could be meant for an LED flash.

Rounded edges, a design more similar to the iPad and the iPod Touch than the current iPhone 5S and an apparent 4-7-inch screen are some of the features that can be noticed.

Another aspect that complies with rumors is that the power button is located on the right edge of the model, while on the current iPhone it is on top.

There is no certainty that this iPhone 6 dummy is based on real information but it gives an idea of what an iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch display and a thinner casing would look like.

Wonderful reaction of a future grandpa when daughter tells him she’s pregnant

And she did it in an ingenious way, by giving him a pacifier as a gift. Hickey’s father didn’t figure out what the gift represented in the first place until his daughter told him to read the note attached to the pacifier.

Moved and with tears in his eyes, the lovely man cuddled the gift to his chest.

Hickey shared a message on Reddit, explaining how much she wants her father to become a grandfather.

“Told my dad he is going to be a grandpa I am his only child and my mother passed away 20 years ago. He has been asking us for grandchildren since our wedding night. I think he is happy. :)” she wrote.

Watch his precious reaction below.

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have broken up

After nearly two years of relationship the couple has split, and the breakup was reportedly “amicable.”

“It’s very sad but they have decided to split up,” a source told People. “This is an amicable decision and they are very much still the best of friends but they have decided to go their separate ways.”

Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry made their first public appearance together in July 2012.

According to People, they met through Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and a close friend of Cressida Bonas.

Speaking of royal weddings, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated three years of marriage on April 29.

David Arquette’s girlfriend Christina McLarty gave birth to a baby boy

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David Arquette, 42, and Christina McLarty, 33, welcomed son Charlie West on Monday, April 28.

Arquette confirmed the birth of his son in a statement through his representative.

“Mom, dad and baby are doing well,” Arquette’s rep told People. “They appreciate all of your well wishes and thank you for respecting their privacy at this time.”

David Arquette and Christina McLarty have been in a relationship since 2011. They briefly split in 2012.

The pregnancy news was confirmed in November, and this is the first baby for McLarty and the second for Arquette, who has a daughter Coco, 9, with former wife Courteney Cox.

iPhone 6 rumors: release date, leaks, features and specs so far

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A report in early April claimed that production of the smartphone could start in May, with a fall launch slated for the 4.7-inch model.

Citing sources close to the supply chain, Reuters reported that the manufacturing of displays for the phablet variant has been delayed for several months due to difficulties in the integration of “in-cell” technology on 5.5-inch screens.

A more recent article by Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times claims that battery issues could the cause for the delay and that the device could hit the market in 2015.

Apple’s main display supplier, Japan Display, is expected to begin shipping the 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1,440x 2,560 pixels this month.

Paul Semenza, senior vice president at NPD DisplaySearch, believes that this display will be the one featured in the iPhone 6.

A report by EMSOne claimed that mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone could start in July, and in September for the 5.5-inch phablet.

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch two iPhone models, a 4.7-inch variant in September and a 5.5-inch device in December.

He predicts the handsets will be much thinner, with side bezels reduced by 10-20%, 1GB of RAM, an A8 processor, NFC chips, Touch ID and a bigger battery for the 5.5-inch model.

MacRumors and The Verge analyzed what iPhone apps could look like on a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1134×750 pixels.

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Jefferies analyst Peter Misek estimated that Apple could add an extra $100 to the iPhone 6 cost.

Numerous leaked photos of the rumored handset surfaced online this month.

Leaked photos that were allegedly taken at Foxconn were posted on Chinese site Weibo, showing the iPhone 6 in production or the device’s batteries.

iPhone 6 cases were shown in leaked photos posted on MobileFun and they highlighted possible new features of the smartphone, such as a hole for a button on the left side of the top edge of the case which could be the Home button, or a cutout along the right side of the case.

French site Nowhereelse.fr and it published a leaked image of the first schematic drawings of an iPhone 6 case, revealing an ultra-slim body and a single volume controls button on the side.

Other leaked pictures from a supposed Foxconn factory unveiled the smartphone’s detailed design schematics and manufacturing molds.

Another leaked photo published by French blog Nowhereelse.fr, also from a Foxconn factory, compared an iPhone 4S to one of the molds for the next iPhone.

The same French site published photos of alleged cases for the device, with more rounded edges, a new form factor for the volume buttons and a relocated power button.

In addition, as leaks abounded on the net, designers let their imagination come up with some of the most interesting iPhone 6 concepts so far.

Nowhereelse.fr and designer Martin Hajek joined their forces to create several iPhone 6 mockups that seemed very close to reality, especially as they were based on leaked schematics or photos of cases for the device.

Their collaboaration also gave life to 3D renders of the iPhone 6S and 6C with more rounded edges, a thinner form factor and a relocated power button.

Another interesting concept with a slide out secondary display was created by designer Sahanan Yogarasa.

At MacRumors’ request, Ferry Passchier came up with 3D renders of the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.7-​inch screen based on alleged design drawings that were leaked online.

Unbox Therapy made a video that parallels an iPhone 6 case with other smartphones on the market such as the iPhone 5S, Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 3.

iPhone 6 rumors: next iPhone camera could feature electronic image stabilization

ESM China analyst Sun Chang Xu (via GforGames) believes that Cupertino is planning on using an electronic image stabilizer for the camera of the iPhone 6, instead of optical image stabilization.

Unlike OIS, electronic image stabilization (EIS) allows for a thinner form factor for the next iPhone, without a protruding camera.

In order to integrate optical stabilization, it is necessary to have a little room for mobile optical parts.

EIS would reduce the production costs and the thickness of the sensor itself.

In addition, he says the pixel size on iPhone 6 would be 1.75 um, compared to 1.5 um pixel on the current iPhone 5S.

This would improve the quality of photos as it would capture more light.

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5S vs. iPod touch – thinness comparison

Unbox Therapy conducted a comparison between a leaked case of the iPhone 6, the iPhone 5S and the iPod touch, and concluded that the upcoming device will be thinner that the current one, and as thin as the iPod touch.

The rumors suggested that the iPhone 6 will be only 6.1 mm thick, just like Apple’s current generation iPod touch, 1.5 mm less than the iPhone 5S.

Comparing this supposed case with the iPhone 5S and iPod Touch 5G, it can be noticed that Apple plans to increase the screen size of its next smartphone.

Apple is expected to release two iPhones, a 4.7-inch model set to be released in the fall, and another 5.7-inch device rumored to be launch somewhere in 2015.

Robbie Williams’ wife Ayda is pregnant with their second child

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The thrilled 40-year-old singer announced the happy pregnancy news via Twitter, on Monday, April 28.

“Ayda and I are delighted to announce that Theodora Rose Williams is going to be a big sister. RW xxx,” he wrote.

Williams has tattooed, earlier this year, a teddy on his arms in honor of his daughter, whose nickname is Teddy.

Last October, Williams opened up in an interview with BBC Radio 4 about fatherhood.

“She’s difficult to talk about,” he said about his daughter. “Everything I do is for her.”

“Every time I open my mouth now in the studio it’s a song about her, it would bore people to death but I could do a trilogy of albums about her.”

“There is a reason for me to everything now. I wasn’t to going to have a kid and I wasn’t going to get married. Then I met someone who was amazing and I fell in love with her completely and I changed all my thoughts and feelings about that,” he added.

The couple, who welcomed their first baby Theodora Rose in 2012, got married in August 2010 on his Beverly Hills mansion.

iPhone 6 concepts designed based on recent rumored specs – Top 5

And obviously, until then, rumored leaked schematics of the upcoming iPhones abound online, leaving designers free to use their imagination in creating the most realistic concepts of the smartphone based on rumored specs of the device.

1. The latest speculation regarding the design of the next iPhone points to rounded corners, an all-aluminum body and curved glass display. Taking these specifications into account, designer Martin Hajek created 3D renderings of the upcoming iPhone.

2. Other concepts designed by Hajek came to light, also based on the latest leaks. The mockups feature a thinner frame and rounded edges. Available in two variants, the iPhone 6S comes with the power button placed along the upper right side, whereas the iPhone 6C is encased in plastic instead of aluminum.

3. Designer Ferry Passchier was asked by MacRumors to create two mockups, with 4.7 and 5.7-inch screens, relying on the latest leaked drawings. The two models appear alongside an iPhone 5S and an iPad mini. The concepts have curved tapered edges and wider and rounder corners

4. Again, talented designer Martin Hajek comes to the front with another interesting concept, based on the recent leaked schematics and cases. He designed a 4.7-inch version and a larger 5.7-inch screen, featuring ultra-thin designs and rounded edges.

5. The latest concepts designed by Hajek were again based on recently leaked schematics. The models, measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches, don’t exceed 67.1 millimeters, and they have rounded edges, similar to the first-generation iPhone.

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iPhone 6 concept with redesigned iOS 8

Created by TechRadar, the clip shows what applications could come with iOS 8 and they include a redesigned Notifications center, the integration of Shazam into Siri or new security features to CarPlay among others.

The concept features synchronization with iWatch as the Healthbook app would gather information from the smartwatch and keep track of the user’s physical performance, including heart rate, blood sugar, blood pressure, fitness activity and sleep among others.

There are also new applications such as TextEdit, which acts as a text editor, or Preview, an app for viewing documents whatever their format.

The Notification Center was completely revised, with multiple panes. Functions such as calls, messages or emails are available on the first page and the user can click on them to go to the dedicated application.

CarPlay, the system for using an iOS device in your car by integrating the operating system into the multimedia system control, is also featured in the clip.

Finally, Sazam appears to be integrated into Siri, with the voice assistant offering the music results by simply asking a question.

Watch TechRadar’s iOS 8 concept video below.