Archive for the Rumor Mill Category

Apple Keynote on 21 March

Apple is having a Keynote at their corporate headquarters on 21 March 2016.

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There are lots of rumours saying that Apple will be announcing a new 4 inch iPhone to replace the iPhone 5s. It might have features found on the iPhone 6s like Apple Pay, A9 processor and a better camera. If this is true, then all the existing iPhone line up will support Apple Pay.Maybe Apple will also make some announcement on Apple Pay like more countries getting the payment system.

Besides iPhone, it is also rumoured that Apple will announce a new 9.7 inch iPad. The last time Apple announce a new 9.7 inch iPad was back in 2014 so its about time Apple refresh the line. There might also be some new MacBook or MacBook Pro announcement.

Oh! And Apple might also announce some new Apple Watch straps to “loop you in”.

All these are just some of the rumours going around the internet. We’ll have to wait till 21 March (22 March, 1am Singapore time) to find out.

PS: You might notice that this Apple event is held on a Monday instead of the usual Tuesday. Well, Apple need to attend a court hearing on Tuesday so I guess they won’t have time for their product announcement. Plus it might be a good time to answer some journalist questions before the court session. If you don’t know what the court case is about, check out the video by John Oliver.

Apple Store coming to Singapore

If the rumor is correct, Apple will be opening its first store in Singapore next year.

According to a letter from Pure Fitness to its members, the fitness centre will be closing its gym at Knightsbridge to make way for the opening of a new Apple store in late 2016. Other tenants will also be handing back the space.

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Looks like we are going to get a 3 storey Apple Store by end of 2016. Who is excited about this? I, for one, am glad that we are finally getting a Genius Bar.

Apple event on 9 September

Apple just send out media invites for 9 September, 10am press event at Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco, California. (10 September, 1am Singapore time)

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Asking Siri for hints will only give you funny responses.

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Anyway, Apple will most likely be announcing the next iPhone. Will there be more products or services announcement? Well, we will find out on 9 September.

Samsung to unveil GALAXY S6 on 1 March

Samsung is having an GALAXY Unpacked 2015 event on 1 March 2015. The event is most likely for the unveiling of Samsung’s flagship phone, the Samsung GALAXY S6.

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There’s lots of rumours going around about the next Samsung flagship phone. The most interesting rumour is that there will be a curved glass version called GALAXY S Edge.

Well, we will find out on 1 March.

Samsung Unpacked 5

Samsung is having an event at Mobile World Congress in around 3 hours time. We are expecting Samsung to unveil their new flagship GALAXY S series phone. Going by their standard naming convention, it should be called Samsung GALAXY S5. Rumors say that it is going to be a 5.0 inch 1080p resolution screen with 4K video recording and fingerprint sensor. We shall find out in a few hours time.

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The Unpacked event will be happening later at 3am Singapore time. Don’t think I can stay up to watch. I guess I’ll catch the summary when I wake up tomorrow. If you can’t sleep, do check out the live streaming on YouTube.