Get Bent: Apple

All the buzz around Apple’s newest iPhone6 may not be that of a success. Not even its 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sold in three days after the phones went on sale. Rather, it seems like the new ‘bendable’ iPhone6 is even a hotter hit, going viral on social media as hashtag #BendGate.

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Not only a rumor but proved by a number of pictures published on the world web, the new iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus easily bend when carried in owners’ pockets for long periods of time. Others claimed the flexibility of the new phone while having more active lifestyle and dancing.

The question whether this affects all the devices or if it is limited to a small number of phones is still unclear, and Apple has not yet pronounced. Last year there were similar cases involving iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC EVO, and many others, but this is actually the first time the bending issue has become an “epidemic”.

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Ironically, the reports claiming the issue came out the same day that smartphone warranty provider SquareTrade called the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus the “most durable smartphones ever”. Significantly larger and thinner than the traditional iPhone, the iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus are encased by aluminum enclosure, which is a naturally flexible material.

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CNNMoney received a test model and several staffers tried and failed to change its shape using brute force. What this will mean for the future of iPhones? Well, earlier this year the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published Apple’s patent application which describes a new technology to be integrated with bendable displays. It talks about a new method on how to use tiny metal components in a way that prevents them from breaking when the display is bent. It might be it?

For now, what remains for iPhone6 owners is to remove their iPhones from their pockets before sitting, placing them in a less tight pocket, or choose for a more resistant case that could protect the device from bending and flexing. And if you still think of acquiring an iPhone6 or iPhone6 Plus, it is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the UK and it will go on sale in 20 more countries on September 26th and others by the end of the year.

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Story credit: Dominick F.//SMC Sales Specialist

Source and photo credit: foxnews.com, money.cnn.com, macrumors.com, newser.com, gadgetlove.com

Camilla G.//SMC Editor

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Technology Update: Apple iPhone 6

After a lengthy and delayed reception Apple Inc. has released the details of its latest inceptions of its iconic iPhone device.  Coming in the standard 4.7” model and then the 5.5” ‘Plus model’ the iPhone 6 is also complemented by a new Apple watch. All of these devices feature Near Field Communication (NFC) which allows users to use the tap to pay technology (Also known as Paywave & Paypass).  The current complete line up of iPhones is pictures below, with the older 5s & 5c pictures to the right.

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New features in the 6 and 6 plus include an all new faster and more energy efficient A8 processor, allowing the  user to do tasks and run applications faster than in previous models. Also standard on both new models is the improved camera, now with image stabilization technology but still 8 Megapixels.  What will also be music to the ears of many users is the improved battery life, with up to 6 hours extra active usage battery life and standby time increasing by a number of day.  Pictured below are the different incarnations of the Apple Watch, however users won’t be able to get their hands on it until 2015.

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It can directly link up with your iPhone and the multitude of supported applications. It boasts one of the most accurate clocks in the world, with it being constantly synchronized through the internet and GPS data, allowing it to seamlessly transition between time zones as you do. Of course you can message, make calls and use maps through the watch but less expected features include; a built in heart rate monitor, email, calendar,  remote control and pedometer.

These devices are encased in a magnificent aluminum enclosure and feature glass screens, giving them a true sense of quality and class. As a world leader in aluminum production and supply Shanghai Metal Corporation stocks this material in a range of forms and can customize specifications to suite your requirements. To contact us please visit our website Here. For more updates on this and other exciting developments follow us on FacebookTwitter & Linkedin. Or by using your smart device, scan the QR code below!

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Sources: Apple.com, CBS News

New iPhone6 Cases Leaked by A Smartphone Design Company

While iPhone enthusiasts anxiously wait for the new iPhone 6 release promised to take place on September 9th, iPhone protective case manufacturers tease fans by showcasing their accessories.

Spigen, a Korean designer and manufacturer of mobile accessories, created a dedicated product page for the hotly anticipated smartphone. A few of its transparent cases for the iPhone 6 were revealed on the company’s website. Likewise, an Amazon list showcased the upcoming device roughly a month ago.

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Brushed aluminum case in champagne color

Among the protective case alternatives, polycarbonate and brushed aluminum seems to be the most common materials used by the manufacturing company. Apart from cases, the company has been innovative by creating luxurious 100% real aluminum home buttons, promising to use diamond cutting technology in order to guarantee its high quality.

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Luxurious 100% real aluminum home buttons, Spigen

Rumors about a 4.7″ display with talks of a 5.5″ one are all around the web. The expectations are high, not only due to its screen size but also features such as a Sapphire display and an improved TouchID sensor. We shall see, September 9th is just around the corner and promises to be the hottest iPhone launch in Apple’s history.

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Current size, 4.7″ display and 5.5″ display

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