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Finally, the wait is over, Samsung’s now flagship phone, the Galaxy S8 is here. Chances are though, you’ve already read about its major new features due to a leak bonanza this year. I have to admit, someone really dropped the ball, with very little effort, I found almost every detail, exposed at great length before the Galaxy S8’s grand reveal.

At the end of the day though, when the curtain was officially lifted the leaks didn’t do this phone justice. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an amazing piece of tech (and it doesn’t explode).

Display

So, let’s address the first major feature of this phone, the one that will make it stand out instantly from everything else on the market currently – the display. Clocking in at a whopping 1440×2960 (5.8in in old speak), it’s a head turner, it’s of course not the first display of this size, the Note 7 had something very similar, but the bezels on this baby are almost completely gone, save a tiny strip top and bottom.

Samsung S8 Display

It’s also important to note that on top of all this engineering wizardry, Samsung has decided to retire the ‘Edge’ version of the new phones, and just like Oprah, give it to both size flavours the S8 comes in – you get a wraparound screen, you get a wraparound screen, this is fantastic news for everyone.

Samsung has always been playing catch up with Apple when it comes to design, I feel, it’s a personal opinion, but the phones have always reminded me of the sleek design elements associated with the iPhone. The Galaxy S8 has those wonderful rounded edges that really show off the wrap around screen (known as the infinity display), aluminium shell, and its very slim profile (8mm), simply, for the first time I feel it may have a leg up on the current iPhone 7 model.

David Bowie sung about ch-ch-ch-ch changes, and Samsung has made some, to the fingerprint scanner to be exact. I’ve just been heaping praise on the amazing new screen, but that has come at a cost, no longer is there room for it on the front, so the scanner now lives on the back of the phone, right next to the camera. I would have thought that even though the screen fills almost the entire from of the phone, some sort of scanning system could have been implemented, I guess not. I feel this will be the biggest change long time users will take the longest to warm to.

There is hope though. When Samsung’s Note 7 wasn’t blowing up, it was wowing us with its iris and facial recognition abilities. In fact, I almost got one simply because of this feature (in hindsight now, I’m really glad I didn’t). The Galaxy S8 will carry on this tech and with any luck we might not need to worry about the awkward fingerprint scanner on the back, hooray!

Let’s check a few things off so far, it looks great, honestly, it looks amazing. It has cool eye scanning tech, like previous recent Galaxy phones, it’s water resistant with a rating of IP68, which essentially means it’s protected from dust and water to a maximum of 1.5 meters for up to half an hour (so if you fall in the pool, you should be okay). Wireless (or wired, your choice) charging, support of 4GX and probably the biggest thing the Samsung phones have always had over the Apple competition, additional storage, you can use a microSD card up to 256GB in size. Phew… So, what else does it have? Well, I’m glad you asked, ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to…

Bixby – A New Way To Interact With Your Samsung S8

The name may evoke an English professor or maybe a royal butler, but it’s something you’re going to be using in a way similar to Amazon’s Alexa. Samsung has made the wise decision to toss out the horrid voice they previously used and hired, Bixby to take control of your Galaxy S8 ‘experience’.

So, what is Bixby? From what I can gather, it’s another variation on an AI assistant. You might take a picture of a landmark or building and tell Bixby to get more information on it, or perhaps you ran out of milk? Take a picture of it and with any luck you’ll be directed to somewhere online that sells milk (milk might be a bad example).

Bixby does more than just work with the camera of course, it can help with setting reminders or calendar organisation, you can steam content to devices, or if you have any IoT devices in your home (IoT devices are smart devices, wi-fi lighting, smartlocks etc). And best of all, Bixby has its own button, instead of shouting out “Hey Bixby” (which in practice, with that name, would sound super dumb), so tap that and give your digital servant its orders, yay, slavery has come back in fashion.

Having built all this excitement for Bixby, it’s time to face the harsh realities of living in this wonderful country. Bixby may have a delayed Australian release. The issue is, Bixby was designed with Korean and US dialects in mind, and currently the little digital bastard is having issues with our accent, let’s hope by the time of the launch at the end of April, Bixby can work out what we’re saying.

Camera

With so much innovation going into this new flagship model, surely the camera is going to see our jaws hitting the floor in amazement, right? Errr, yeah, about that…

Remember the Galaxy S7, well I hope you liked the camera, because Samsung has deemed that it wasn’t broken, so it didn’t fix it. It’s using (I’m hesitant to use the term re-using, as I’m sure there are differences, but for comparison sake, it’s 100% identical) the same 12mp camera. That being said, it was an excellent camera first time around, and is still impressive today.

While researching this camera I’ve found one tiny difference (and this would come under the differences mentioned above). Every time you take a picture, the camera will take three, it merges them together to give you a super sharp image (unless all three are rubbish, then I’m sure nothing will help you). The camera software it will use will be variations on what was used in this year’s Galaxy A5, giving the user access to various modes with swipes instead of a menu system. Lovely and user friendly.

Should You Buy The Samsung S8 ?

This is an important year for Samsung. Last year they made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and couldn’t seem to catch a break, but the S8 seems to be a step in the direction they sorely needed.

When you look at the feature set, the S8 only has minor improvements over the previous version, but honestly, that display. The display is what will shift these phones off the shelf, it honestly looks amazing, and it remains to be seen what Apple have in store with its new iPhone due later in the year (rumoured to have an edge to edge screen as well). Yes, the phones faster, and the battery life will no doubt be better, but is it worth your time and money?

That’s the tough thing about these reviews, we won’t really know until we get our paws on one and even then, it will need to be put to the test out in the ‘wild’. So far, the experts, people with hands on experience, are giving it the thumbs up. And of course, Samsung has a lot to prove as well as a lot to lose if this crashes, but so far, I feel this is the phone to beat this year. Samsung has thrown down the gauntlet, “come at me Apple”.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date Australia

Samsung Galaxy S8 Australia

Samsung will release the device on April 21, 2017

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As one of the largest tech companies in the world, it was quite logical for Google to enter the world of mobile devices with their own product. A few days ago, Google has revealed that they are about to release a few great devices including their first series of smartphones known as Google Pixel.

Google PIxel Phone

Just as expected, the Google Pixel comes with some interesting new features and unique solutions that can’t be found in other mobile devices. Thanks to these new features, Google expects to turn some iPhone fans into Google Pixel fans and get most of the Android users on their side. Now let’s check the features and characteristics of the device which will be officially released on 20th October.

Operating System & User Interface

Google Pixel uses the latest Android 7.1 Nougat. This OS provides a neat user-friendly interface which relies on an app dock instead of the app drawer. So, users now simply slide the app dock up in order to find the apps. Another difference we’ve have noticed is that the app icons are much rounder than before. This is just a cosmetic change, but it provides a different kind of user experience. In any case, Android 7.1 Nougat appears to run smoothly on Google Pixel.

Design

This is probably the biggest downside of this phone, even though the phone doesn’t look unattractive. On the contrary, it looks like a standard, modern smartphone, but this is exactly what the problem is because people were expecting something more futuristic and unique. The body has standard dimensions (144x70x8.5 mm) and weight (143 g). The relatively high unused space in the lower “chin area” of the phone just under the display is another reason why this phone was criticized.

Google PIxel Phone Design Front

Camera

The design might not be Google Pixel’s strongest side, but the camera is much better. Even though it is a 12.3 MP camera, the quality of the photos and videos it produces is remarkable. According to the first tests, this camera is much better than the ones fond in the latest Samsung and Apple phones. Google Pixel can record 4K videos at 30 fps and full HD videos at amazing 120 fps. The camera has a video stabilization feature too.

Google PIxel Phone Camera

Display

The size of the display is 5 inches. This AMOLED display comes with 16M colors and 1080p resolution. It also has a corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection which makes it quite durable.

Pixel Display

First user reviews claim that the readability on the screen is great from all angles.

Google assistant

Every Google Pixel phone comes with the Google Assistant. This feature represents the pioneer steps of Google in the world of AI. So, this is Google’s response to Siri (Apple) and Cortana (Microsoft). This assistant will provide image recognition and machine translation.

Hardware and battery life

Google Pixel comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. This is an excellent configuration for a modern smartphone. The same goes for the battery. This phone can be used for seven hours after a 15-minute charge.

Google Pixel is an innovative smartphone that will definitely enrich the market and encourage other manufacturers to produce even better phones.

This November Screen Fixed will add Google Pixel repairs to our stack making us the go to for iPhone repairs, Samsung repairs and Pixel repairs.

 

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A couple of weeks ago, Apple released one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2016 – iPhone 7. In case you are not familiar with this brand of smartphones, there is a great chance that you will be confused about this brand new iPhone 7 because, at first glance, this model doesn’t look much different than the iPhone 6. However, even though the external appearance might not be drastically different, they are quite different under the hood. This difference is especially big when we compare it to iPhone 6s model. Now let’s see what these differences are because this is the only way to decide whether it is worth getting the latest iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7 is beautiful

As we already said, when it comes to design, iPhone 7 is similar to iPhone 6s. However, this new model comes with antenna strips that are placed on the top of the back of this device. They were placed lower on the iPhone 6s. Instead of a headphone jack, the iPhone 7 comes with a Lighting port and high-quality stereo speakers. It is interesting that iPhone 7 has exactly same dimensions as iPhone 6s but it is about 5 grams lighter (138 grams). Finally, iPhone 7 has redesigned home button and comes in three colors while iPhone 6s was available in four colors (Space Grey was excluded).

Apple iPhone 6 & 7 Colors
It’s also good to point out that Apple iPhone 7 has a superior hardware. According to some experts, the A10 Fusion is about 40% faster compared to the A9 found in iPhone 6s. The battery life is also improved (2-3 hours more). Just as expected, the cameras on iPhone 7 have improved too. The main camera has 12 MP while the front camera has 7 MP. What’s even better is that the rear camera will capture videos and images with 4K resolution.

Will you iPhone 7 need a screen repair?

There are many people who are interested in the look and properties of the screen found in this model. Truth is that many people in the past needed iPhone Screen repairs and they want to know whether the new screen is better.

iPhone water damage -a thing of the past!

Before we start talking about the protection and durability, let’s mention that the most important change that we can see to the screen of this newest model is the color and brightness. The officials from Apple have revealed that the new screen comes with 25% more brightness compared to iPhone 6s and more colors. However, the screen still has the same dimensions, which is quite natural because most people agree that the size of the screen is optimal. Needless to say, the resolution display is still the same (1334×750).

The situation is a little bit different when it comes to the durability and strength of the screen. First of all, the iPhone 7 is waterproof and the manufacturer guarantees that the phone is following certain standards related to waterproofness. But, what about shatter and drop performance? Obviously, Apple doesn’t provide any information about these things except they recommendation to use their phones carefully. However, several drop tests have shown that the screen of iPhone 7 is more durable than the screen of iPhone 6s. There were cases when the iPhone 7 was dropped face down from ten feet and the screen remained in good shape. The iPhone 6s’ screen didn’t survive this drop.

iPhone 7 screen put to the test

Just like iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 is quite flexible. This means that users can bend the phone, at least to some extent. The initial tests have shown that the screen can bend more than iPhone 6s and survive bending at greater angles. There are some users who have conducted burn tests and again, iPhone 7 has shown great resistance and ability to recover from high heat exposure. There was even a scratch test and the users were satisfied.

There is one thing that many of these tests are not taking into consideration. Besides the fact that iPhone 7 just like iPhone 6s comes with 3D touch feature, the fact that this latest model of iPhone has more features and better camera and longer battery life will make many users increase the time spent on their mobile device. This means that it is more likely that the new screen found in this model will need to be repaired. iPhone 7 screen repair might be more frequent. We still don’t have official information about the number of repairs because the iPhone 7 has just been released in the market, but many iPhone repairs Brisbane companies have confirmed that the first users of this new model have asked them for help.

Is it worth the upgrade?

Yes! iPhone 7 is definitely worth the upgrade, at Screen Fixed we believe its Apples best work yet.

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top 10 apps you must need by Screen Fixed

It goes without saying that iTunes is home to some of the most amazing iOS apps. There’s now a mind blowing 1.6 Millions apps to date and thousands more being added every single day. Among this myriad of different apps, which are the best ones out there? For that, we have 10 of the best free apps that you can download on your iPhone. We’ve left apps like Facebook out for obvious reasons.
Let’s get started:

1. Snapchat: If you’ve never used snapchat before, we’d absolutely recommend that you do. Although the app needs no introduction, put simply – it’s a social network which makes it different from other social networks such as Instagram and Facebook by being able to tell your story in a series of snaps which are basically images/videos in a slideshow of sorts. It’s really improved in the last few versions offering you various filters and animated lenses.

2. Evernote: For those looking to be a more productive, you need to get Evernote This is a tool that will take your productivity to  a whole new level. It has a  bunch of cool features that will encourage you to get things done! For starters, your notes in Evernote are synced to cloud, so you can access your data even if you login from another device. Secondly, it has many more options to take notes such as adding multimedia, charts, handwriting, and so on.

3. VSCO Cam: We all know that the iPhone’s camera is excellent at taking both photos and videos. But pros’s know that it’s functions are simply not advanced enough to tweak various elements when you’re trying to get that perfect shot. For that, VSCO cam has got you covered. It comprises of a very impressive list of different options that you can tweak to get the perfect photo. Its eliminates post production – win.

4. Google Chrome: Yes, even though we’re aware that Safari is more than enough for your daily web browsing needs, it’s hard to deny that Google Chrome has a much cleaner user interface and better performance. Chrome is the go-to for web surfing and checking the news. Fun Fact: if you are using Google Chrome on iPhone, you’re technically using Safari’s web engine, and that’s something to consider before you download it.

5. Google Maps: As much as we love Apple and the amazing products they give us, we choose Google maps as a preferred navigation tool.  Critical features like traffic prediction seem to more reliable in Google maps. Google point of interest will allow you find you destination with ease. Apple maps is not far behind, if your a brand loyalist, stick with it!

6. Facebook Messanger: This is an app that most of you probably already have, if not we suggest getting it. FB messanger allows you to message your Facbook friends, Its like texting but you don’t have to pay for every message! It Allows you to conveniently send videos & images among your network. Last year video calling was introduced to messenger as well. The only real pitfall for this app is that it does chew a tonne of data.

7. Last Pass: Lets be honest, its just seems plain stupid to store all of your password & credit card data in one place. Though Last Pass is something thats worth thinking about. This app stores all of your data in a super-secure encrypted virtual vault, it also allows you to login into the app using your fingerprint and even logging into your websites through your fingerprint by installing appropriate extensions. note: you will need the iPhone 5S or up to use the finger print unlock feature.

8. Soundcloud: You might have heard about SoundCloud, an amazing application that lets you discover new songs and also upload your own. Not only does this serve as a means to promote your musical career by making your own account and library, but its also a great app to listen to sweet tunes . Its also FREE!

9. Gmail: Sure, if you don’t have an account on Gmail then your traditional e-mail app will do just fine. But if you’re on the Gmail network, then we’d suggest using it’s official app by Google rather than logging into Gmail via Safari. Google has made it simple to send mail, schedule meetings & more from your iPhone.

10. Camscanner: It can be a tedious job to scan each and every document before sending it. Thankfully times are changing, with Camscanner, all you have to do is click the picture and the software will automatically crop out the background from the important document. After that, it’s just a matter of converting it into pdf. and sending it.

iPhone Screen Repair Sydney 

There’s something amazing about the iPhone experience. The beautiful design and flawless operating system. If your iPhone screen is broken it takes all of this joy away. Thankfully, Screen Fixed is here to help. If you live in Sydney, Brisbane or Toowoomba you can request a technician to come to your home or work and they’ll repair it on the spot.  Repair requests are so simple, and its possible we can have a technician with you in less than one hour. In Sydney, traffic is at times a hurdle so iPhone repairs in Sydney still only take 30 minutes though it can take our Experts a little longer to get to you.

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S Club 7

The release of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 isn’t too far away now, in fact it’s just a month or so away, and because of this ‘fact’, it’s the talk of the town. This will be Samsung’s response to the iPhone 6S.
Samsung and Apple have exchanged blows over the years, in some cases ending in lawsuits, so it’s no surprise that it’s expected that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be applying pressure again.
Actually pressure is the right word. Samsung are including a 3D touch style display, a better camera, a faster processor and something that grabbed me was Samsung’s answer to apple’s biometrics – an iris scanner.

I see you

It’s no secret that Samsung has sunk a lot of man hours into its iris scanner, and ever since we’ve seen government agents in films get their eyes scanned – we’ve wanted it. Now this won’t be a replacement for the current fingerprint biometric, but will be a secondary level of security, which on paper, will made this the ‘Fort Knox’ of phones.
The new tech uses the front facing camera to read the users iris patterns and should cover all aspects of security, so not only will you be able to unlock your phone with a look, but confirm PayPal payments literally, in the blink of an eye.

Stick it in

Now not all the updates are going to have a huge wow factor attached, in fact one of the more important new features is something that’s going to filter down through the Samsung line (and Apple if rumours are to be believed) for quite some time.
USB Type-C.
You may have heard of it, if you haven’t, take note now, it’s set to become the new industry standard, and Samsung are replacing their old micro USB ports it currently uses for its charging port. Speaking of charging, expect to see a wireless charging as well as a return of the microSD expansion capabilities. Yay!

Under the hood

The question on many people’s lips at the moment is what processor is going to power this new smart phone? Samsung parted ways with Qualcomm for the Galaxy S6 – a move that certainly didn’t cause them any harm, but word on the street is that they may be returning to the house of Snapdragon.
Qualcomm themselves have released details of its new Snapdragon 820 processor. 64 bit (of course) it has the horsepower to turn heads and Qualcomm have gone out of their way to talk about its “impressive battery management abilities”.
Now, with all this being said, in the same breath, and on different sets of lips, ‘people’ are saying that Samsung’s own Exynos processor, the one used in the S6, will be updated to run the S7. So what’s to be believed? Truth be told, no one will know until the day, but… Samsung had success with the move to the Exynos, so to ignore that would be… foolish, maybe – we will see.
One thing that we can more confidently predict is the new OS. Almost across the board everyone is saying that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will ship with Android M.
I’ve not been following the Android M rumours/updates, but it’s expected to be more of an ‘update’ then a huge overhaul (think IOS9) and as usual they are promising battery boosts (which OS doesn’t) along with better Google Now support with ‘advanced app permissions’, whatever that might mean.

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If it’s one thing that Samsung does better than its strongest competitor (Apple of course), is displays. And having a bit of a play with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (honestly, what a mouthful) and its curved display, I was quite impressed. It was the little things that got me, like being able to see a text on the ‘edge’ part of the phone – neat.
Well apparently Samsung agree (and why shouldn’t they, I’m nearly always right) and rumours are flying around suggesting that maybe the Galaxy S7 will be curved as standard. I don’t know if they are ready for a leap like that, I know these companies like to give people options, but Samsung do like to follow Apples lead, and perhaps they are trying to squeeze everything together, giving them a smaller but better range.
Samsung has been developing a 4K display for its smartphones (honestly it’s a pointless task, the screens are too small, but that’s an argument for another time), in fact I think most of the current smart phone companies are dabbling in those waters, Apple of course being one of them. At the moment Samsung use its Super AMOLED display tech, and it IS super, it really runs rings around every phone on the market, and I expect nothing less from the S7.
And of course, as I mentioned earlier, if you dip under that fantastic display you’ll find the largest change… how do we put this? ‘Inspired’ by the iPhone 6S and it’s under-used (and when I say under-used, I mean never – as an owner of a 6S+, I’d forgotten about that aspect until the other day) 3D Touch display. I hope with more phones adopting this tech, as time goes on, more apps will find constructive uses for this fantastic tech.

Cheese!

In a strange change of circumstance the camera was the only element of this phone that could be confirmed, I emphasise, was.
July’s press release spoke of the “industry’s first 1.0μm pixel-based 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor for use in advanced mobile devices”, it’s a long and technical press release, most of which I didn’t understand, but it was news about ‘industry firsts’ and that’s always impressive.
Also a draw card for this new sensor is that it’s dramatically thinner, this might enable Samsung to shave that bump off the back of the phone where the camera sticks out (like the current iPhone).
Then other rumours started to surface, rumours stating that Samsung wants Sony’s 23 megapixel sensor from the Xperia Z5. I find it hard to find any truth in the Sony rumour simply because of the fact they have the press release still on the Samsung website – but in this wild cut-throat world of phones, who knows what will happen day to day.
But with an iris scanner, you can count on the front facing camera getting a decent boost, possible incorporating a forward facing light source for low light scanning.
Judge a book by its cover?
So we know (kind of) what’s going into making this new smart phone from Samsung. What’s it going to look like?
As they do, ‘early renders’ have popped up on the web, are they real or are they fake, again, who knows – but going on past experience, and only a small hop, skip and a jump away from the release date, my fake-dar is pointing to real.
So what might we be getting? Something pretty close to what we got with the Samsung Galaxy S6 – which I might add, is no reason to frown, why reinvent the wheel? Apple has moved through its last few updates with little or no change and as ugly people say all the time, it’s what’s inside that counts.
It’s expected that as a response to the two sizes of iPhone and the current S6 line, we will see a 5.2 inch and a 5.7 inch version. The positioning of the front facing camera seems to have been pushed further to the right, while the fingerprint scanner/home button has taken on a slimmer shape.
And something I’ve just started hearing about is a new type of glass Samsung is working on – moving past the popular ‘Gorilla Glass’, Samsung are developing something called Tortoise Glass – will we ever get the promise of an unbreakable screen – we here at Screen Fix certainly hope not.

Now we wait

And that’s about it for now. Better camera, 3D touch, a tough screen a possible return to snapdragon, a nice new OS all wrapped up in that curvy goodness, oh and I almost forgot the most important (for me, anyway) part, iris scanning biometrics!
It seems that Samsung is going to return Apples serve with gusto, and with the iPhone 7 a mere 8 months away, I’m waiting to see what sort of topspin Apple can apply.
The best thing about this game is that no matter who wins, we as a consumer will win, faster, slimmer and more powerful phones, roll on 2016.

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September 9
of this year saw Apple host its annual iPhone launch, the world was officially introduced to the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus – most of the rumours surrounding those phones came to pass, although one phone was very conspicuous by its absence.

Although nothing rock solid had surfaced, Apple fans were expecting an new version of everyone’s favourite (maybe not everyone’s) budget iPhone. The thing is leaks happened, as they do, and word was that the 6C had been ditched.

It seems that celebrations of the death plastic iPhone were premature, at best, read on to find out what Screen Fixed has managed to uncover.

The iPhone 6C

At the moment, insiders are saying that February or March will see the launch of the C model, but it’s been on everyone’s lips since the release of Apple’s original budget model with the iPhone 5C, and many were disappointed to see the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6S come and go with no mention of it.

To say it was a huge blow for some is an understatement, the draw (although it’s something I’ll never understand) was the smaller, more pocket/purse friendly screen size, and the lower price point.

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Originally suggestions pointed that the iPhone 6C would be part of the September launch and be nestled along side the 6S and the 6S Plus, but as everyone saw, it wasn’t the case.

The firmest release date I could find (and I use firm in the loosest sense of the word), ranged from one source laying money on the middle of the year (to close to the iPhone 7 release if you ask me), so a rumour coming from the people that actually build the things, and they have dibs on the beginning of the 2016.

Then in the same breath, people smarter then “Me” are saying the 6C will be released with an apple Watch 2, this will take place an an event slated for March. So what are the chances of Apple releasing something like this not in September, the standard release month for the company? Honestly, your guess is as good as mine – that being said, if they got those releases out of the way early it would allow all focus to be aimed at the iPhone 7 for later in the year.

Isn’t speculating as exciting as it is confusing….

What’s in the box?

I’ve always wondered what Steve Jobs would’ve thought of the iPhone 5C, it seemed to go against everything he fought for, it was a lesser version of what was already on the market, plastic body and all.

The plastic body seems to be all but confirmed after a new image of a plastic shell was leaked, which would then lead to a possible lower price point then Apples other phones in the range, but just by how much will depend on what else they sacrifice.

Expectations at the moment are that the iPhone 6C wont deviate to much from the look of the 5C, except, it might inherent some of the curves the 6 model has been given.

Another safe bet is that the 6C will come with the same processor as the straight 6 (remember the 6S came with the incredibly powerful A9).

Common sense would assume that, although aimed for a cheaper marker, Apple has put so much behind Apple Pay (which no bank in Australia has decided to embrace, yet) and the Touch ID, it would be silly to introduce new model phones, no matter what price point they are aimed at, into the market that don’t support these features.
And it will of course run iOS 9, Apple would never release a budget model in the middle of the year and use that platform as the showcase of iOS10.

What wont it have? Most of the brand spanking new S features, 3D Touch, 4K video and the 12mp camera. So What I feel we will be seeing hit our shelves in within the next 4 months is a plastic cased, hideous coloured (I don’t find phone colours like that ‘fun’) iPhone 6 with a ‘C’ slapped on it.

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The question is do we need it? One of the reasons I loved the iPhone brand is that you had one phone, and it did everything, no compromises, everything you needed was in one place, on one phone.

Currently Apple has four phones under the iPhone 6 banner, do we really need a fifth? A valid question, but according to the figures, 20% of Apples user base want a 4′ iPhone. With the 5C no longer in production and over two years old, I guess it had a market.

No doubt we’ll find out soon enough, but don’t expect to see anything more then a cut down iPhone 6, and maybe, just maybe we might get 3D Touch on that 4′ display. And of course, always remember whichever iPhone or smartphone and whatever screen type you have, the incredibly talented team at ScreenFixed will make sure your phone always looks its best with lightening fast repairs.

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