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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Renders for Apple watch Sport Gold 42mm

These are the renders and edited photographs giving an idea as to how the newly launched Apple Watch Sport Gold 42 mm which comes by default with a midnight blue strap, would look with the black sport band.

Original photos taken from various respected websites with no intention of any defamation or harm.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Apple watch sport new colours launched with Watch OS 2

From http://appadvice.com/appnn (Appadvice)

Apple Watch Sport - New Colours with OS 2

I have to admit, the new Apple Watch Sport Band colors have me a little giddy. Just as we’d hoped when Jony Ive teased these colors last spring, we have a bevy of beautiful Sport Bands to choose from now. No longer limited to black, white, or neon shades of green, pink, and blue, we have a rainbow of subtle, fun, and wearable shades.
All of the new Apple Watch models on display, except for Hermès
All of the new Apple Watch models on display, except for Hermès

We’ve got warm neutrals like Walnut, Stone, and Antique White. There are cool neutrals like Fog and Midnight Blue. Two colors that I know many people have been clamoring for all over the Internet: (PRODUCT) RED and Orange. And finally, we have a selection of soft, sophisticated colors: Turquoise, Vintage Rose, and Lavender.
Some of the new colors are available to ship in as little as five to seven business days while others show shipping times of five to six weeks. You might even get lucky and find some of the colors in the Apple Store now. As an added bonus, when watchOS 2 is released, you’ll see many of these new colors available for your watch faces. We won’t be limited to bright colors and white any longer. I am especially excited about this, since while I can’t always change my watch band to match my outfit, I can certainly change the color of my watch face every day.

New Apple Watch Sport colors

Two new Apple Watch Sport colors were announced: Gold and Rose Gold. They’re quite striking, actually, and it’s no surprise that a new wave of slightly used Silver and Space Gray Apple Watch Sports have recently hit eBay. If I were in the market for an Apple Watch Sport, that Rose Gold would be awfully tempting, particularly if I buy an iPhone 6s in that shade.
Note that you cannot buy an Apple Watch Sport with any color band you wish. Only 12 combinations are currently available to order on Apple’s site. You can get the Silver in either the 38mm or 42mm size with the Orange, White, or Blue band. Incidentally, the Blue is a new shade of blue – it’s slightly warmer than the old one but just as bright. Space Gray in either size still comes with the Black band. If you want a 38mm Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport, you get a Lavender band. If you want the 42mm, your band is Stone. The 38mm Gold Apple Watch Sport has an Antique White band, while the 42mm features Midnight Blue. All of the colors are quite lovely, actually, but I find it a bit silly that you can’t get a Watch with any band you want.
Why not just sell the Watches and bands separately? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Apple doesn’t want you to own just one watch band. At any rate, they are available right now in my local Apple store, so check the store in your area if you’re interested.

A subtle change to the Classic Buckle

Without making any formal announcement, Apple has made a slight change to the Classic Buckle. Some people have complained that the original Classic Buckle wasn’t secure, so Apple must have listened to those complaints. The new Classic Buckle has a two-toned look, with the inside being brown on the Black version, and lighter brown on the Brown one. Presumably the clasp is more secure, since I’m assuming that’s what prompted the change. If I already owned one of these, I’d be rather ticked at the switcheroo. Perhaps Apple will have a heart and swap out the older versions for the new one if the customer requests it. One can only hope.
Save some bucks on your Space Black Apple Watch by skipping the Link Bracelet.
Save some bucks on your Space Black Apple Watch by skipping the Link Bracelet.

Space Black + Sport Band

Great news for anyone who wants the Space Black stainless steel Apple Watch, but doesn’t want the pricey Link Bracelet: now you can buy that model with a Black Sport Band instead.


Hermès specializes in luxury goods, and the new Apple Watch is no exception. This partnership between Hermès and Apple has resulted in an Apple Watch that differs from the standard stainless steel model in two ways: a special face and a special selection of bands.
The face, which looks very much like some of Hermès’ analog watches, is exclusive to the Hermès model. You can’t buy the bands separately, either. The bands are crafted from leather and come in three different styles and five colors. The Apple Watch with the Single Tour band, which looks like a standard leather watch band to me, will set you back $1,100. It comes in Fauve (brown), Noir (black), and Capucine (red). The Double Tour band wraps twice around the wrist and runs $1,250. In addition to Fauve and Capucine, it comes in Etain (dark gray) and Bleu Jean. And finally, the chunky Cuff style comes only in Fauve, only in 42mm, and costs $1,500.
Hermès Apple Watch

These are by no means inexpensive watches, but they start at the same price as the highest-priced Link Bracelet model. For people looking for a luxury name brand, the Hermès Apple Watches will fill a niche. They’re still significantly less expensive than the Apple Watch Edition. I won’t be buying one of these when they are available at select stores in October, but I do believe there will be a market for them.
The fact that Apple has created an exclusive Hermès face for this special watch brings up another thought. The watch faces are a big deal to Apple Watch owners. I believe that now we have the real reason why Apple has not opened up third-party faces to developers and probably never will. Apple is maintaining tight control over its faces so that they can continue to slowly trickle out products like this. The Hermès Apple Watch has more value because you get not only a band, but also a face that no one else can have. You could always buy an Hermès band, or use a band from another watch, but you’ll never have the Hermès face on your Apple Watch unless you buy this particular watch from Apple. I wonder what other high-end brands Apple will partner with in the future. I’m sure that Hermès is just the first of several.

Bottom line

I think that while none of these items are inexpensive, Apple has introduced some more affordable luxury for Apple Watch customers. Without spending $10,000 to $17,000 on an Apple Watch Edition model, you can get a high-end Hermès brand Apple Watch for $1,100 to $1,500. Instead of spending over $1,000 on a Space Black Apple Watch with Link Bracelet, you can get the exact same shiny black steel watch and sapphire screen with a Sport Band instead for less than $600. And finally, in the Apple Watch Sport arena, you can get that desirable gold or rose gold shade for $349 or $399, a tiny fraction of the cost of the Apple Watch Edition.

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus Review

via: http://www.9to5mac.com/ (9to5Mac)

Apple iPhone 6S and 6S plus Review

This year’s iPhone launch is over, so the earliest millions of adopters are already playing with and forming opinions on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Past history suggests that Apple will sell over 100 million of these phones over the next year or so, which means that there are a lot of people still deciding on which model to buy.

If you’re still on the fence about buying one of Apple’s latest and greatest smartphones, there are a few important things you need to know. On the surface, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus look nearly identical to their predecessors, as we’ve come to expect with “s” models, but there’s a lot of new tech inside that makes these models different. Will any of the changes justify this purchase for you? Or will you be better off with last year’s (now cheaper) iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? Let’s find out…

If your plan was to strut around town hoping people would notice your shiny new iPhone 6s, that likely won’t be the case, since this year’s model looks just like its predecessor. There’s a small awkwardly placed “s” on the backside to remind you just in case, but if you really want people to know you’re rocking a new iPhone, your best bet is to pick up the new Rose Gold color option. If you don’t care for that new color, you can spice things up with a case or a skin to keep it minimal.

Like last year, there are two iPhone sizes available. You have the iPhone 6s with a 4.7-inch display, 1334 x 750 resolution and 326 ppi, and then there’s the iPhone 6s Plus with a 5.5-inch display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and 401 ppi. Both displays are super crispy, but that’s especially true for the iPhone 6s Plus, though you’re dealing with a much larger phone at that point.

If you’re hoping for big changes, this isn’t the year for them. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus story is really about a collection of small details and a few stand out features.


Let’s start with performance — these new iPhones are crazy fast. Inside you’ll find Apple’s latest A9 processor and 2GB of RAM, which may sound like less than some other phones, but Apple’s RAM management is absolutely phenomenal. Benchmarks show very promising results and overall, performance alone may be enough incentive to upgrade if speed is what you desire. Everything is very smooth and apps run like a champ with the new processor. That said, last year’s iPhone 6 is still a fast phone, and happens to be cheaper now.

As for size, the iPhone 6s Plus is much better when it comes to playing games, watching videos, browsing the web, and pretty much anything else you’d expect out of a larger screen. Personally, I prefer the smaller form factor of the iPhone 6s, even if the battery life and resolution take hits by comparison.

3D Touch

While the screens on these new iPhones are the same as last year’s, the touch technology behind them is much different. This year Apple has introduced a new 3D Touch feature that will actually detect the amount of pressure applied to the screen with your finger, and trigger various actions. With 3D Touch, you can tap on the display for standard actions, but you can press into the display for more features. Think of this as three options: a tap, a soft press, and a hard press, all of which can do different things depending on the pressure applied and where the action is taking place.

Not everything with 3D Touch is amazing at the moment, but I do have some favorites. For example, you can get quick access to app-specific features with a hard press on the icon, which I enjoy using with a select few apps — not many third-party apps are compatible yet, but more are rolling out each day. You also have the ability to 3D Touch the keyboard when typing. With a soft press, you can use the keyboard as a trackpad to move the cursor around the screen, and with a hard press you can easily select text from a line.

Another one of my favorite features is quickly previewing links and other items. The same rules apply here: 3D Touch on a link to open a small preview window, then you can press even harder to pop it open into full browser mode. Apple calls this Peek and Pop, and it’s quite useful in some situations. It can also be used in places like the Photos app, Calendar, Messages, Notes, basically anywhere that there’s a list style view of items.

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In most cases, it’s not incredibly faster to use this feature, but it’s handy nonetheless. 3D Touch has potential for sure, but don’t let 3D Touch be the main reason you upgrade — at the moment, without mainstream app support and innovative uses, it’s not worth the hype. This will happen in time, but trust me when I say that it’s not here yet.


Well, if 3D Touch isn’t worth the upgrade, certainly the camera must be, right? The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both feature an all new 12-megapixel still camera this time around, which also shoots up to 4K video, but you’ll only get optical image stabilization on the iPhone 6s Plus. Luckily, the iPhone 6s does utilize digital stabilization with 4K video to keep everything smooth, but it won’t work like OIS does for low light photos. The new camera also shoots higher resolution Slo-Mo video at 120 frames per second in 1080p, which is great but not a huge selling point. Photos are natural-looking and can definitely look good, especially if you’re willing to do a little editing work. Apple’s photos aren’t as sharpened or saturated as other smartphone cameras on the market, for better and for worse.

Check out our iPhone 6s/6s Plus camera gallery below:
On both of the devices, there’s a 5-megapixel camera above the display with 720p video recording capabilities and a flash, but it’s probably not the kind of flash you’re thinking about. Apple calls this feature Retina Flash. According to Apple, there’s a special display chip inside that helps detect the ambient light around you, then matches the tone with a flash of the display that’s three times brighter than usual. I probably won’t use it much, but it’s pretty handy when you need it.

Touch ID & Live Photos

Speaking of camera features, Apple has a new Live Photos feature which is pretty neat, but not something I’ll use often. It will allow you to take a normal photo, which can then be brought to life (with audio and 3 seconds of surrounding low-res, low-frame-rate video) by using 3D Touch. You can share these Live Photos and even set them as wallpapers, though you’ll have to 3D Touch on the lock screen to see any movement from them. It’s a cool feature for some people, just not for me really.
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Touch ID improvements are also a big part of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. It’s actually twice as fast over last year’s model and you can really tell the difference. Gone are the days of quickly pressing the Home button to view your notifications — it’s that fast. If I just want to check my notifications now, it’s much easier to use my knuckle to press the Home button, or simply use the Sleep/Wake button on the side of the phone. Once again, the Touch ID improvements aren’t really a reason to buy the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, but they’re nice.

Battery Life

If all of the reasons mentioned in the video aren’t good enough to warrant buying the new iPhone, surely battery life has improved this time around, right? Nope. It’s actually about the same as last year’s, which is cool if you think about all the extra tech packed inside, but there’s no revolutionary break-through on battery performance here. I struggle to get a full day from the iPhone 6s, while the 6s Plus definitely can last a day and then some.

The Verdict

So we’ve basically covered everything that would make the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus a worthy purchase or upgrade over its predecessor, but somehow, it doesn’t add up to enough in my book. 3D Touch is cool, the camera has been bumped up, and you definitely won’t find a pink iPhone anywhere else, but none of these reasons scream “must upgrade” to me. I’ve heard it said elsewhere that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus might be worth buying because all of their small improvements collectively make for a large year-over-year change. But after testing both phones, I’d say that the small improvements start out exciting but quickly begin to feel underwhelming. This isn’t a case of many small things adding up to one big thing, but rather, many small things feeling small.
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Should you buy the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? 

If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, I’d recommend sticking with it. But if you have an older iPhone or another device you’re considering upgrading, you could comfortably go with whichever iPhone 6 or 6s model appeals to you, or wait another year for the iPhone 7. Whether you go with a cheaper iPhone 6 or hold out for the iPhone 7, you won’t be missing out on much by skipping the 6s.

My feeling is that unless you’re rocking a 5s or anything lower, I’d save my money and wait. If you don’t currently have an iPhone, these are pretty nice, but so are last year’s models and they’re cheaper now, too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for improvements and these new devices are very fast. But unless you’re easily satisfied with incremental upgrades, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus won’t deliver the “huge” smartphone upgrade you may have been waiting for.

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