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It’s Official: Apple’s iPhone Is Unveiling On Sep 9

Apple‬ has announced that it will unveil the iPhone‬ on September 9!

It will broadcast the keynote from the event at 10 am PDT (evening our time) on the Wednesday. You can watch the live broadcast on the Apple website.

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What’s In A Name? The New Apple iPhone

Is it the iPhone 6S or is it iPhone 7? What do we call it? The maker of the largest selling phones in the UK is silent, adding to the mystery surrounding the launch. Follow us on Twitter @DirectMobilesUK so you know as soon as we confirm the name!

What’s the difference?

The ‘S’ series has typically been about improvements on previous models, and they have also fared better in the market, so Apple might be leaning towards it. On the other hand, since the new iPhone brings a whole bunch of new features, it just may be tagged a new version in itself – the iPhone 7.

Look-wise, the iPhone is not expected to have a completely new design, though new colours “Rose Gold” and even Pink are being discussed. It’s more about what’s inside. Features such as ForceTouch along with updates to Siri, a better camera and faster processor can be expected, according to rumours that we picked up earlier.

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History of ‘i’

Let’s have a little flashback, shall we? Ever since the first iMac came out, Apple has added the ‘i’ to its products. Steve Jobs apparently said

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5 Predictions About The New iPhone

Everybody’s excited and waiting in anticipation for the launch of Apple’s latest iPhone. The media is in a frenzy and discussion boards are heating up. Want to know what all the fuss is about? Here’s a roundup about predictions and speculations we’re reading about including ideas on new features and composition.   30% Faster: Rumours … Read more5 Predictions About The New iPhone

The Lowdown on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge+Samsung have recently announced two new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. There were rumours that Samsung were keen to unveil the new handsets before Apple launched the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and they have done just that. Here’s what you need to know about these two high spec mobile phones:

Super Sized Version

The Galaxy  S6 Edge+ is a super sized version of the original S6 Edge with a stunning 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display which compares to the 5.1-inch screen on the S6 Edge. Both the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ are similar in design boasting a glass and metal build and a curvy shape with the screen wrapping over the sides of the handset. The Edge+ is marginally slimmer than the Edge at just 6.9mm and it weighs in at a pretty light 153 grams.

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The Lowdown on the Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto G

Motorola have just released a collection of new smartphones including a 3rd generation edition of the Moto G and a couple of premium Moto X variants namely the Moto X Play and Moto X Style. Let’s take a look at these exciting new additions to their smartphone collection.

MOTO G: Now Water Resistant

First up is the latest version of the budget Moto G smartphone. The Moto G is one of Motorola’s most popular and best selling handsets.

The new Moto G has been redesigned with a more curvy shape and can be customized with a great choice of colour combinations for the different parts of the phone such as the back cover, trim and phone face. Built with a plastic polycarbonate frame, the 3rd generation Moto G is robust and water resistant (IP67 certified) in water up to 1 metre deep.

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Motorola have kept the display the same size at 5 inches with a 720p HD resolution screen which gives it a decent but not world beating 294 pixels per inch. Both of the cameras have been improved with a 13-megapixel snapper on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.

The new Moto G runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 with a Snapdragon 410 processor and a minimum of 1GB of RAM. There’s the option of 8GB or 16GB of expandable onboard storage which can be increased to a maximum of 32GB with a MicroSD card. The battery is excellent at 2470mAh and will easily provide enough power for a day of use.

Moto X Play & Moto X Style

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