To jailbreak the iPhone 6 several things must happen. First, developers must release a software tool to jailbreak iOS 8 running on the iPhone 6. While iOS 8 beta has already been released, there have been no major announcements from well-known jailbreak teams.
Apple has added a new live page and countdown clock to apple.com. The page reads: "Live video from our special event will be right here. And so will a whole lot more. Join us at Apple.com on September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT to follow every moment."
Apple sent out invites for the event on Thursday, August 28th. The keynote is being held at Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, instead of the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco where Apple normally makes its new product announcements.
It has never been a question of if, but rather when Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) would embrace mobile payments and develop its own digital wallet. Since the iPhone 6 was first announced, many industry analysts have speculated that the new handset would incorporate an NFC chip to facilitate mobile payments; now the Wall Street Journal agrees, not only for the iPhone, but for the iWatch as well.
In Thursday's report, WSJ writers Greg Bensinger, Lorraine Luk and Daisuke Wakabayashi wrote that both as yet unannounced devices would incorporate near field communications (NFC) technology. According to sources close to Apple, "NFC wireless is central to Apple's plans to incorporate so-called tap-to-pay into its mobile devices, allowing users to pay for goods and services using credit cards stored with iTunes."
Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino has seen two historic Apple events, and now a third is scheduled for September 9th at 10am Pacific Time. The original Mac was launched at this venue in 1984, and the iMac was revealed in 1998. Speculation is rampant that Apple has something big up their sleeve for 2014.
Invitations have been delivered to selected members of the media, confirming the date, time and venue but not much else. With a tag line stating "We wish we could say more," the fact that Apple is not using its preferred spot at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco this time around speaks volumes. While many agree a wearable device such as the iWatch is on its way, analysts are all over the map when it comes to predicting a timeline for release.
It is that time of year when Apple news turns into Apple gossip, and there was a lot of gossip the last few days. GeekBar today (via G4Games) posted an alleged image of an iPhone 6 logic board that shows a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem. This means previous rumors claiming that the iPhone 6 will support LTE Category 6 are untrue, if the image is legit. The pictured chipset does support LTE Cat.4 and can reach speeds up to 150 Mbps, but not 300 Mbps like previous reports have suggested. This is not a big deal since most carriers around the world do not even support LTE Advanced.
Yesterday Sonny Dickson posted a video showing off the rumored Lightning cable with fully reversible USB. Several sources claim that all of Apple's next-generation products will ship with the new, easier to use cable. Check out the video below.