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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 22

John Cox | Aug. 25, 2014
iPhone 6 rumors swarmed as iOSpherians count down the days and hours until the expected, but not confirmed, Sept. 9 announcement. Panic ensues.

Another document earlier this week wrongly identified a NAND flash module, for internal storage, as RAM storage, sparking woe and anguish through the iOSphere because Apple's new A8 processor for the iPhone 6 would have only 1GB of RAM. GForGames' Mihai Matei worried that "In a world where flagship Android smartphones come with at least 2 GB of RAM, the iPhone 6 doesn't sound powerful enough to compete with the most sought-after devices from the opposite camp."

AppleInsider notes that "Some have speculated that the larger iPhone could be a so-called iPhone Pro,' [adopting the naming convention for the MacBook Pro] speculating that Apple could add in more advanced features like a superior camera — or even more — for those who want a more powerful handset."

"But thus far there has been little hard evidence to suggest that either model would be drastically different," AI concludes.

iPhone 6 will have reversible USB cable

Australia's only professional Leaker, Sonny Dickson, recently tweeted that the iPhone 6 will have a "reversible USB" connector on the opposite end of Apple's docking cable. The tweet was picked up by an array of iOSphere sites, such as CNET.

"Apple is trying to make the cable that links its mobile devices to either a computer or power outlet a little easier to use, according to a new alleged leak," writes CNET's Don Reisinger.

"Reversible" means you can just stick the cable's end plug into the port without checking to see if you have it the right way up, as you have to do with USB today. Apple's Lightning connector is already reversible in this way and remains unchanged.

"Apple's alleged improvement will feature a USB end with contacts on both sides of the insert, which would allow people to plug in a cable without checking which direction is up," Reisinger explains, add that a new USB standard, called Type-C, is in the works and will be reversible.

Magic is in the details.


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