Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date likely after IFA 2014, report says

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The successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be sold within a few months, Korean publication NewsTomato reports [via SamMobile].

The site claims that the Galaxy Note 4 is almost ready for mass production, which is likely to start in July.

From 5 to 10 September, the IFA will be held in Berlin and as in previous years the South Korean company is expected to launch the fourth-generation Note at the event.

Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 on September 4 at IFA 2013, but it was not available until three weeks later.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will feature a 7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage space, 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and a 16-megapixel camera.

The device will run on Android 4.4.3 (KitKat) with the TouchWiz interface.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors: 12-megapixel OIS camera?

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According to a report by ETNews [via G4Games], the device could be equipped with a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS).

Previous reports claimed that an AnTuTu benchmark revealed a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 3.6-megapixel camera on the front.

The 12 megapixels sensor will be built at the plant in Tianjin, whose production capacity is around 1 million units per month.

The report adds that the 20 megapixels sensor will be tested for the Samsung Galaxy S6, whose announcement could take place in 2015.

A report claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could be unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin in the month of September.

iPhone 6 rumors: release date, features leaks and others

This year is even more intense because two iPhones wil be released.

The rumored release date has almost been unofficially established as September 19, according to Chinese website Tencent (via GForGames).

It is also claimed that the smartphone will be available in two storage versions: a 32 GB version and a 64 GB model.

Bloomberg reported that the production of the next iPhone will start in July and both models could be presented simultaneously in September.

The bigger iPhone model reportedly takes longer to produce.

Foxconn is hiring 100 000 additional workers, the most massive recruitment ever undertaken by the company, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reported.

Also from Taiwan, Topology Research Institute (TRI) expects sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to reach 70 million units by the end of 2014.

The 5.5-inch model could sell between 8 and 10 million units during the same period.

A report from China Times stated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will start supplying the Touch ID sensor in early July production in the third quarter will be more than double compared to the previous quarter.

The manufacturer plans to provide 120 million Touch ID sensors this year, a 233% increase compared to 2013.

In terms of features of the two smartphones, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes only the 5.5-inch model will include optical image stabilization.

The OIS for the phablet iPhone will be produced by InvenSense and the 4.7-inch model will come with another type of stabilizer.

The smaller iPhone could bring a lens module that offers increased focus speed and less energy consumption, Kuo says.

In addition, Chinese site Wei Feng reported that the bigger iPhone will be the only one to have a storage capacity of 128GB.

According to China’s Economic Daily News, Apple has rejected Catcher Technology’s production of metal chassis for the iPhone 6 as defects were found at the areas where the metal and plastic are connected.

Apple appealed instead to longtime partners like Jabil and Foxconn.

Of course leaked parts and videos weren’t missing this week either.

Photos of an iPhone 6 dummy managed to offer an idea of ​​the smartphone, confirming rumors about the design and dimensions of the handset.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara posted a video of the rear shell of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 5S and other iPhone 6 mockups.

Finally, a survey conducted by investment firm RBC Capital Markets found that nearly 50% of the respondents want to replace their smartphones with a new iPhone in the next three months.

iPhone 6 rumors: 80 million units could be sold by the end of 2014

Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute (TRI) has made some predictions about the profit of the iPhone 6.

It is expected that the sales volume will reach 70 million 4.7-inch iPhone 6 units by the end of this year.

The 5.5-inch variant could sell between 8 and 10 million units during the same timeframe.

If Apple sticks to its September launch tradition as in recent years, the iPhone 6 could be presented during that month.

Source: United Daily News Via G for Games

iPhone 6 rumors: 128GB storage reserved only for 5.5-inch model

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According to a report by Chinese site Wei Feng and noticed by MacRumors, the phablet iPhone 6 will be the only one to offer a storage capacity of 128GB.

The smaller version of the smartphone will probably be available only in two memory variants – 32 GB or 64 GB.

This storage capacity would equal that of iPads that allow up to 128 GB of storage, and so far the largest for the iPhone was 64 GB.

The report also indirectly confirms that there will be a standard model and a premium model of the iPhone 6.

A recent rumor claimed that the two versions of the iPhone 6 will be officially announced on September 19.

iPhone 6 survey shows customers eyeing bigger display

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Investment firm RBC Capital Markets conducted a 4,000 person survey on the expected demand for Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

The survey found that nearly 50% of the respondents plan to replace the phone they currently use with a new iPhone within the next three months.

35% of users who have no intention of buying an iPhone have admitted that they prefer Android devices with larger screens.

In addition, 75% of those interviewed know that Apple will announce an iPhone 6 this year.

As many as 26% of respondents said they were willing to pay an extra $100 for the iPhone with a screen size of 5.5 inches.

Finally, what most consumers want the new iPhone to have is improved battery life, followed by a significant increase in the screen.

Via MacRumors

iPhone 6 rumors: video shows rear casing for the first time

Japanese blog Mac Otakara has released a video showing the rear shell of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 alongside the iPhone 5S and other iPhone 6 mockups.

This housing has the cutout for the Apple logo, suggesting that the component is authentic.

The video in question presents the black and silver variants and it is in line with recent speculation: elongated volume buttons, relocated power button and the slot for the SIM card.

Chinese website Feng has reported that Apple’s 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6 will be the only one available in 128GB storage versions.

Adam Levine on proposing to Behati Prinsloo: ‘I got down on that knee and everything changed immediately’

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And he’s got lots of beautiful memories to tell about how he popped the question to his bride-to-be, Behati Prinsloo.

Levine opened up in an interview on Live! with Kelly & Michael on Monday about asking Victoria’s Secret model to marry him.

“Doesn’t matter how certain you think you are. You still get down on that knee and you just get woozy and you’re like, ‘I’m doing this. Oh my god.’ And you can’t be confident about it. It’s impossible. I’m a confident person, but I got down on that knee and everything changed immediately,” he said. “I lost my equilibrium. I had to get on the other one.”

“I remembered one thing about it, and I’m not going to share most of it because that’s for me obviously. But the one thing that I will say is that I did say at one point, ‘Both knees. Like look, I got on both knees.’ And it didn’t sound charming at all,” Levine added. “Both knees and she’s like, ‘what?’”

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo were engaged last July, and the latest reports say the couple is planning to wed this summer.

Kim Kardashian’s blonde hair is ‘just a wig’

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“It’s baaaaack!!!! #BlondeHairDontCare thanks to @SergeNormant,” she wrote on her Instagram on Wednesday.

In another pic, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star appears with stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.

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“On set today with the legend @Carlynecerfdedudzeele !!!!” she instagrammed.

However, a few hours later, she wrote the message, “It’s just a wig! Looks so real though right?”

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Which color suits her better? Brunette or blond?

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Naomi Campbell’s fashion line may come to light soon

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“I’ve been approached by a few brands to design a line for them, it’s something that interests me and I’m in negotiations,” Campbell told to Daily Mail.

Besides a collection of women’s clothing, the 44-year-old supermodel also reportedly plans to create lingerie, swimwear and accessories.

The supermodel also stated that she is always proud of her friends who carry out “great lines in fashion.”

“I’m genuinely happy to wear the clothes they create,” she said.

If the plan to create her own collection becomes reality, Campbell will follow in the footsteps of her friend Kate Moss, who also has created her own collection.