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Phone Arena reports that Foxconn is planning to spend $2.6 billion on building a new plant solely for manufacturing display panels for Apple’s iPhone. It seems that Apple has been asking Foxconn to provide more panels to keep up with strong demand, and has even offered the company 20% more money to ensure that it gets the quantities of iPhones that it needs.
It's no secret that Apple is thought to be anxious to increase supply of iPhone 6 units, with the newest iPhone proving to be incredibly popular and sought-after.
Innolux Corp, which is actually owned by Foxconn, and is thought to be responsible for making iPhone 6 displays, will build the facility, which will create jobs for 2,300 people.
Phone Arena says that the installation of the equipment has already started, with the plant set to be ready to begin churning out iPhone display panels from the end of 2015.
The plant will be located in Kaohsiung Science park camps in Southern Taiwan.
As observed by Touch Arcade publication, there's a good number of popular iOS games discounted to just $1. It seems that this deal is related to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and there are chances that even more will see price cuts in the near future. Here's the list with some of the most important titles:
When it comes to iPhone's camera, Apple usually prefers to deploy incremental updates rather than opt for big changes. But this is apparently going to change with the launch of the upcoming iPhone, says well-known Apple follower John Gruber.
Gruber said that he heard "from a birdie of a birdie" that Apple is working on major camera improvements. Here's the original quote:
"The specific thing I heard is that next years camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. I don't even know what sense this makes, but I've heard that it's some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery."
What do you think of this? Do you think the upcoming iPhone needs an upgraded camera or this one is pretty fine, as well?
Among a myriad of fantastic features, iOS 8 brought users the long-awaited ability to add third-party keyboards, replacing the boring stock keyboard Apple provides. Keyboards like Swype add the ability to type using swipe gestures from letter to letter, making the experience arguably faster and more comfortable.
Folks may know Fleksy as the keyboard that was used to beat the fastest typing speed in the world. Now that Fleksy is available for iOS, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho sought to beat his previous world record.
Marcel Fernandes Filho's previous record was 18.19 seconds, requiring him to type out the following phrase:
Filho started training to type even faster with his iPhone 6 Plus and managed to beat his old record by 1.19 seconds, clocking his speed at 17.00 seconds. According to the Guinness World Records, Filho and Fleksy now hold the fastest typing speed in the world. Now he has no excuse not to text his friends back.
It seems like every few months Facebook is trying to have its users use multiple apps for all of the different features on the social network. We previously saw Facebook Messenger ostracize the main app with its own, making it mandatory if folks want to message friends and family.
Apart from Facebook's Pages app, the social network giant has just released Facebook Groups for all of your groups' needs. Within the app, folks can organize, view, post, join and upload to groups on the social network. Groups have become widely popular for friends and family who would like to share photos/videos or chat in a closed space to a selected group of people. Schools, neighborhoods, businesses have also started to use groups as a way to communicated with their communities.
Facebook Groups comes as a 54-megabyte download and is available for free on the App Store. Folks downloading the app will enjoy the iOS-optimized look and feel, and will need to be running iOS 7 or later to install.
As the date gets closer to the new year, Apple is starting to get serious about launching the Apple Watch in "early-2015". Earlier today, Apple began seeding iOS 8.2 to developers and included WatchKit in the new iOS 8.2 SDK.
WatchKit allows for developers to start creating apps for Apple's first wearable device. The SKD is available right in the Developer Center for iOS Developer Program members. WatchKit was previously rumored to not be available until next summer, but it seems Apple wants the Watch to be release among a myriad of applications for folks to download.
Popular company's like the Facebook-owned Instagram have already received early access to WatchKit and have begun to developer features for the Apple Watch. Co-founder and CEO of Instagram Kevin Systrom chimed in from behind the scenes, "Apple Watch allows us to make the Instagram experience even more intimate and in the moment,". He continues to point out, "With actionable notifications you can see and instantly like a photo or react with an emoji. The Instagram news and watch list allows you to see your friends’ latest photos, follow new accounts and get a real-time view of your likes and comments."
Developers interested in creating apps, or updating apps, for next year's Apple Watch can begin today, obviously with a $99 iOS Developer subscription. WatchKit along with the iOS 8.2 SDK can be found in the Developer Center today.