A Brief Introduction of Huawei MediaPad X1

As is well acknowledged, Huawei is noteworthy for its smartphones, but that didn’t stop the MediaPad X1 tablet from stealing the limelight at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) press conference. Technically, it is an Android phone with a large 7-inch display, but Huawei is determined to make a big deal about it, marketing it as a device combining both phones and tablets functionalities. Actually, this is not a novelty, since we’ve seen Sony (Z Ultra) and Samsung(Galaxy Mega) do it before, and now it’s Huawei’s turn.

To begin with the design, the MediaPad X1 is really a gigantic (measures 183.5 x 103.9 x 7.18mm) device, however, it fits comfortably in a pocket or on hand without having to stretch your fingers. Have to admit that, the MediaPad X1 boats a gorgeous design and is considered to be one of the best looking small tablets available currently. Besides, it is of 7.18mm-thick, thinner than both Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina Display and Google’s Nexus 7, making it the “slimmest tablet in the world”, said Huawei. When comes to the display, the MediaPad X1 doesn’t let its fans down by offering an impressive 1200 x 1920 pixels. Honestly, the image looks absolutely great to the eyes. Remarkably, the MediaPad X1 display is able to output 515 nits, which’s bright enough to handle the sunny days outside – really something that most tablets can’t catch up with.

On the inside, the performance of Huawei MediaPad X1 is similar to that of the Nexus 7. It sports a a relatively unknown Kirin 910 1.6 GHz quad-core processor which promises a smooth running all the time. Although it’s not as snappy as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 that we usually find in a device like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, there is not any problem for the X1 to cope with the intensive games like Real Racing 3 smoothly.

As to the software, it seems everything just works as greatly as expected. As most of Android phones that run Jelly Bean, the MediaPad X1 launches on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean underneath. Some fans are expecting that the X1 will have an update to Android 4.4 KitKat in the future. However, one of the fly in the ointment is the X1′s custom Android skin (also known as Emotion UI) which places all of the apps on multiple home screens, making it feels much cluttered. The truth is, Huawei plans to differentiate the X1 from most of other Android phones as well as adding a dissimilar experience by the Emotion UI, but still, lots of people think it takes things a little too far.

Finally comes the camera, Huawei took a slightly odd move of fitting a 13-megapixel Sony EXMOR RS back side illuminated (BSI) rear camera and 5-megapixel front sensor on the MediaPad X1. As Huawei declared, “we are committed in delivering a strong camera experience and hope it will appeal to the fans of selfie photos.” Additionally, many clever shooting options are available for choices, with easy access to things like HDR mode, subject tracking, control over the ISO, video stabilization and so on.

Final words, the MediaPad X1 is Huawei’s thinnest and lightest tablet which is also a smartphone with the world’s largest display. It comes with some great features. Although the Android version it runs is outdated and the Emotion UI doesn’t appeal to some people, it is somehow a worthy trying device packing great display, premium quality build and design.

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5 Must-see Films of 2014

There is no denying that movie has become an indispensable part in our entertainment life. And, movie industry is in the upswing with thousands of different films showing up every year every day. Now, 2013 is over. We are at the beginning of 2014. Although there are still many gems left to unfold, millions of eyes are darting forward to the next round of potentially great films of 2014. In order to offer some help, we have specially sorted out a list of 10 must-see films that many people are looking forward to in 2014 for easy reference.

1.NOAH(Mar.28, 2014)

Noah is a religious epic film written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Honestly, the Noah a re-telling of the classic biblical story only with a few minor modifications like meteors, thus, you may find it very familiar when hearing “The storm cannot be stopped and it cannot be survived.” Don’t you? But what interests’ lots of people the most is that it is directed by Darren Aronofsky, a man who, even when he fails, still insists on creating original and fearless works. It is really exciting to see what we will get a big screen spectacle at the very least.

2. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (May 23, 2014)

It is a superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics and on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. It is directed by Bryan Singer. The plot of the film is like this: The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.

3. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1(November 21, 2014)

It is a science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Danny Strong. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and the third installment in The Hunger Games film series. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

4.The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2(May 2, 2014)

It is also a superhero movie directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. As we know, The Amazing Spider-Man released in 2012 made a big hit, after which the 2 has begun to develop. In the sequel, the leading man Peter Parker goes on to struggle with balancing his life as a high school student, and his responsibilities as Spider-Man. He found a new mysterious company called Oscorp sendint up supervillains against him and impacting on his life greatly.< /p>

 

5.22 Jump Street (June 13, 2014)

Lots of people must have seen the Hangover, a really great comedy. But now, you can never miss this upcoming action comedy film – 22 Jump Street which’s directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and starred by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. < /p>

Final Notes: there are many other films to be released in 2014, to list them all, it will take us a very long time. Anyway, we truly hope that the five films mentioned above will be of your interest. By the way, if you have accumulated tons of fimls/movies and would like to back up them in a DVD, Doremisoft DVD Maker for Mac can be of great help. It helps you to burn all of your films/movies to DVD with 100% video & audio quality kept without any glitch.

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5 Great Free software for PC

Nowadays, almost all people have got a computer which’s a necessity of digital life. For sure, there is also a host of great computer programs available on the market, helping to improve the computer’s overall performance as well as diversify the way we use the PCs at work and for entertainment.

As the old saying goes, “Good things in life do not necessarily cost you a bomb.” The truth is that, not all programs or software always come with a price tag attached. What’s that mean? Well, there is some great PC software available for free of charge – something that you might not notice. But once you get them, you will be surprised at how great they are. OK, now, let’s compile a list of 5 best free PC software available for choice as below:

1. Mozilla Firefox 26.0

Many people use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as the default web browser. But if you don’t like it, you can turn to Mozilla Firefox instead. As a great browser, Firefox has got many pros such as clean & user-friendly interface, innovative tab implementation, built-in PDF viewer, strong security and so forth.

2. Adobe Flash Player

According to Wikipedia, the Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform. That is to say, with the help of Adobe Flash Player, we can improve the experience of web viewing, for example, we can visit many websites containing Flash contents, play online Flash games and watch animation videos freely without errors. That said, the Adobe Flash Player plug-in is really an internet essential.

3. OpenOffice

Most people especially the nonprofits are familiar with Microsoft Office – the powerful, user-friendly word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation package. But you know what, Microsoft Office is not the only office suite in town. Now, we have got another option – the OpenOffice which is also quite useful and compatible with Microsoft Office. As a free open-source productivity suite, the OpenOffice works well with a lot of Office documents and many other file types. Have to say that, the OpenOffice offers better support for older computers than the latest version of Microsoft Office.

4. Avira 2014

As we all know, computers are susceptible to virus in this complicated digital world. That is why we need to protect the PCs by using the anti-virus software. Honestly, there are hundreds of different brands of AV programs/products out there. Some of them charge for a really high price while some products such as McAfee and Norton require you to take out a yearly subscription. Before making your decision, why not consider trying this one — Avira 2014? It is a completely free virus protection program. It always does a great job in protecting your PC from being attacked by spyware, root kits, worms, phishing, hoaxes, malware and other general vulnerabilities. Besides, it will automatically detect malicious sites and warms you before you are trying to visit the website.

5. CCleaner 4.09

A computer needs a regular cleaning up so as to ensure its normal operation. To do the cleaning job, a professional tool is needed, say, the CCleaner 4.09. This free PC cleaning tool can not only protects your privacy online, but also fast clears the cookies, temporary files and various other unused data, helping to improve your computers performance and enable it to run faster & more securely. Remarkably, the CCleaner is extremely easy to use. It allows you to customize the cleaning options according to your needs. Just feel free to give it shot!

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The Top 6 Rumored iPhone 6 Specs

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have been out on the market for quite a few while. Now that 2014 has arrived, Apple fans are beginning to look ahead to the next iPhone. Recently, rumors about the iPhone 6 keep on cycling around every corner of the world. For instance, the iPhone 6 is rumored to be released in June while other sources claimed that it would be out by September. Of course, exactly when that will be in the year is still a little unclear. There is no confirmation yet.

Interestingly, we can find various sets of iPhone 6 rumors and news on many websites or online publications. Of so many rumors, there are top 6 rumored iPhone 6 specs that we can never miss. Kindly refer to the following:

1. iPhone 6 Rumor: Design

The iPhone 6 is said to come with some significantly redesigned features. We know that, the “S” versions of the iPhones have maintained the design of their predecessors; however, this is not the case for iPhone 6. Difference from the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6 would be slightly thinner and slimmer. To make the story more interesting, some rumors said that an iPhone Air would be on its way that will have the 6mm thickness measure, making the device a lot more compact.

2.iPhone 6 Rumor: A8 Chipset

The rumor from DigiTimes says that the iPhone 6 will be shipped with a next generation chipset which’s called A8 chip – the A7′s successor. Besides, it is reported that the Apple A8 processor will make use of the same package-on package technology that Apple used on the A6 and A7 processors to put the processors and RAM on the same package.

3. iPhone 6 Rumor: Sapphire Screen

The best-selling iPhone 5S has got a sapphire cover over the fingerprint reader and also over the camera. We can see that Apple loves sapphire. It is said that Apple has signed a multi-year supply agreement with GT Advanced Technologies which will provide sapphire materials to Apple. Therefore, we are very likely to get a next iPhone with an unbreakable sapphire crystal glass display cover.

4. iPhone 6 Rumor: Better Camera

Some rumors said that the camera of iPhone 6 would be the same as that of the iPhone 5S. According to latest report from IT168, the iPhone 6 will sport a significantly upgraded 8-megapixel camera which’s better than its predecessor.

5. iPhone 6 Rumor: Eye Tracking

It is reported that the Technology giant Apple will incorporate the “Eye Tracking” and “Motion Control” features on the latest iPhone 6 without making any major hardware alteration, aiming at competing with the alleged “Eye Scroll” feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

6. iPhone 6 Rumor: Wireless Charging

Actually, the wireless charging is not the mainstream. If we would like to charge the mobile phones’ batteries using inductive “wireless” charging, we will have to buy a separate charging sleeve (case) and charging mat for the device. To make the upcoming iPhone 6 more user-friendly, Apple is reportedly to offer the wireless charging batteries for the next iPhones.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to be Launched Soon

Needless to say, Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most popular handsets available. Thanks to the huge number of eye-catching features, it made a global hit with a surprisingly great sales record (estimated 20 million Galaxy S4s within two months after its release). As ambitious as it is, Samsung is always committed in making innovative high-end devices for its fans. In January, 2014, when we open the web browser to surf the net, all we see is the rumored Galaxy S5. Actually, the rumor mill has been turning for some time with the story that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is on the way sooner than previously expected, probably in the first quarter of 2014.

Though the rumored Galaxy S5 is not yet official, all of this talk from Samsung execs is a good sign that the S5 is well on track for release. According to the latest report, the upcoming Galaxy S5 will boast many awesome features, which is actually an update of its predecessor Galaxy S4. Starting for the basic hardware, the Galaxy S5 is rumored to come with a flat design (what a let-down for the users who want a curved or flexible Galaxy S5). Besides, the S5 will sport an unbelievable sharper display – possibly bringing the S5 with a 2K display – that’s a dizzying 560ppi for screens as small as five inches. It was said that Samsung would give up the MOLED technology in favor of an LCD display panel in the S5, due to production difficulties with the 2K resolution AMOLEDs as well as reducing the cost of producing the handset. Furthermore, the S5 will rock up with a pretty snappy 13MP camera. Although it is not as impressive as the 20.7MP Sony Xperia Z1 or 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020, the quality it provides is also satisfying.

As to the operating system, there will not be great changes compared to the previous Galaxy S4. In October, 2013, Google has released its latest version of mobile platform – Android 4.4 KitKat, hence, many people speculated that it might be the s ersion of choice for the upcoming Galaxy S5 come March. Additionally, if the rumor proves to be right, Galaxy fans who hoped the S5 would come with a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S would be disappointed. As Samsung officials apparently told the Korean Times that the company is “not yet developing the technology” for its handsets. Boo. However, there were other rumors saying that, the Galaxy S5 would use the retinal scanning to unlock the cell phone. Furthermore, the eye scanning tech has been given more backing after a Samsung exec spoke to Bloomberg and said “Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology. We are studying the possibility.”

Last but not least, some unnamed source claimed that the Galaxy S5 would be more expensive than its predecessor the S4. In the meanwhile, some reports said that there would be a metal bodied design bestowed upon the S5, making the price of the next-gen handset bumps up by the new premium building materials.

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Four Good Tips to Keep Cell Phone Secure

Nowadays, we may not be surprised to hear such news since malware attack or other security pitfalls is becoming more and more prevalent in this complicated tech world. Speaking of this security issue, lots of mobile phone users have suffered a lot. You see, cell phones are increasingly used for sharing and storing sensitive information, thus becoming an easy target for hacking and theft. The more we rely on our phones to transact our personal financial business, the more we’re all exposed to mobile security pitfalls. To keep the cell phones secure, there are many practical tips that we can make use of. Listed in the following are four common but really helpful tips which’re for reference only.

1.Set a Password on the Cell Phone

The truth is, we may have got many personal information storing in the cell phones such as Emails, messages, voicemail, etc. By setting a password for the cell phone, it helps to keep malicious attacks at bay. After all, it takes no more than 1 minute to do the job, so there is no reason not to take advantage of this security option, right?

2.Look Out for Suspicious Links

From time to time, we will receive some possible malware or suspicious links via email, SMS or social networking sites to the cell phone. As a report revealed that, people are three times more likely to click on a suspicious link from the cell phones than the computers. The reason for this is that, it is not easy to spot whether it is a legitimate or malicious link. It is strongly recommended that you should keep your antimalware /antivirus software up to date, you can set it to auto update on a regular basis for safety sake.

3.Be More Careful on Public Wi-Fi

Needlessly to say, Wi-Fi hotspots facilitate people a lot due to its convenient connection. Chances are that, we can access public Wi-Fi easily, for example, when having dinner at a restaurant or a cup of coffee in a coffee shop, etc. Free public Wi-Fi is good, but if we are not careful about using it, we could end up with a hacked bank account, credit card account or personal sensitive information, because the wireless hotspots will transmit your data over-the-air. Therefore, be more careful when using the public Wi-Fi, try not to do any online banking or shopping as possible.

4.Plug up Leaky Apps

As we all know, there are a large amount of mobile apps (games, media, software applications, etc) available on the market. Here comes the big problem, how to distinguish a good app and a bad one? Since some bad apps will put us in the risk of leaking online privacy. Given that, we must think twice before downloading an app — what we will give up and get in return, whether it is a worthwhile tradeoff or not. Most importantly, remember to download apps from the trust websites such as Apple iTunes, Android Market, Amazon, etc. Besides, it is also good to use some mobile security software like McAfee Mobile Security, which can help to scan the installed apps to determine the level of access being granted to each of them. Last but not least, once you find any suspicious symptoms, delete the apps as soon as possible and scan the cell phone thoroughly by the antimalware /antivirus software.

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Overview of Hulu Plus

If you are fond of watching videos, movies or TV shows, chances are that you will need to use the streaming videos services from time to time. It is true that, streaming video service have become a very important part of our entertainment experience. It helps to fill the gap between sitting in front of a television when our favorite videos/movies come on and getting a DVR.

So far, there are more and more streaming video services for choices, which include Netflix, Amazon Prime, Redbox Instant, Hulu Plus and a lot more. For many movie and TV shows fans, the granddaddy of streaming video Netflix is a solid choice. Whereas, Hulu Plus is also a great online service that gives users access to unlimited instant streaming of TV shows, movies, trailers and exclusive content. With a pretty minimal user interface, the viewing experience on Hulu Plus is much easier compared with many other services. Remarkably, there is not annoying advertisements displayed in the interface. In addition, Hulu Plus works well with a large number of devices, making TV viewing more convenient, which, on the other hand, is something that many free web-browser-only website fails to provide.

According to the latest report, Hulu Plus has won about five million subscribers as the end of November. Generally speaking, about 50% of the subscribers are streaming exclusively on devices. Meanwhile, Hulu Plus is accessible on over 400 million Internet connected devices in the U.S., including the brand new Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Chromecast, Nintendo 3DS and Windows Phone 8.

Definitely, 2013 is a big year for Hulu Plus. As Hulu Plus CEO Mike Hopkins said in the report, Hulu will top $1 billion in revenue and 5 million paying customers for its Hulu Plus service, which compares to $695 million and 3 million subscribers in 2012, and 4 million subscribers back in April. They are really impressive numbers, showing that Hulu Plus is now heading in the right direction, especially when consider the fact that, it was first launched out of beta in 2008. What an amazing progress it has made over the course of just five years!

To be frank, the greatest advantage (or the trump card, we may say) of Hulu Plus is that, it provides many current TV shows that lots of competitors do not have. Hulu CEO Hopkins noted that, they have got more than 2,900 TV series with seven of the current top ten TV shows ready for streaming at any time. It is said that, The Wrong Mans, Behind the Mask and The Awesome performed “extremely well” and are among the top 10 shows viewed.

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2013 Cool Gadgets for iPhone

What is the most popular smart phone in the world? The answer is obvious: Apple iPhone! With the release of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, iPhone is gaining a lot more popularity all over the world. Every well-known product comes a series of affiliate programs/accessories. As you know, there are hundreds of applications/programs for iPhone on the iTunes stores. Actually, there are also many other creative and cool gadgets on the market, making your iPhone more fun and magical. Getting interested in finding out what the gadgets are? Please go on reading as below:

1.iPhone Alarm Clock Dock

The chances are that, most people wake up on time by iPhone alarm clock. This wooden iPhone dock is such a smart, great-looking idea. It hooks up to the iPhone easily, in which way; you can wake up to our favorite songs from iTunes playlists.

2.iPhone Specialty Camera Lenses

This is a great gadget for those who love taking iPhone pictures to post on Instagram and Facebook. It includes a macro lens (for close-ups), a fisheye (for wide-angle shots), and a polarized lens (for reduced reflection and truer color). You can get this cool thing at around $49.

3.Grippy iPhone Pad

As we all know, it is not safe to use mobile phones when we are driving. However, there are times that we have to use it on the steering wheel, for example, follow GPS directions. In this case, it is a marvelous idea to use the grippy iPhone Pad which prevents your iPhone from sliding around the dash.

4.iPhone Cable Keep

Charger cable is very important, especially when we are out on a trip or something. However, if it is not wrapper or kept properly, it will get damaged easily. Now, with this iPhone cable keep, the story will have a happy ending. It helps to shorten the cords when you are charging the mobile phone and enables you to wrap up the charger for storage neatly.

5.Etre Touchy Gloves

It is a cool thing to use iPhone on the cold days, isn’t it? Perhaps you have tried to use it with gloves but it just fails to work. Take it easy, here comes this magical pair of touchy gloves which specially cut-out ends on your iPhone-operaitng fingers, and remain surprisingly warm. Thoroughly recommended!

6.Bose SoundDock System

This Bose speaker is absolutely an ideal option for those true “audiophile”. The sound quality is remarkable. Their “SoundDock” series works with various Apple gadgets, and these are the mid-range model. If you’re going to drop this type of money on a speaker system, it’s worth first looking at the full lineup.

7. Phone X Phone

Do you miss the old days when using a wire telephone? With this ultimate iPhone accessory, you can turn your iPhone into a wire telephone by simply plugging your phone in and enjoy all the comfort of a landline-style phone at home or at the office. Surely, it allows you to browse apps and charge the battery while you’re on a voice call, which can be quite useful in some cases. However, the main purpose of this incredible gadget is to look awesome cool in front of all your family, friends and colleagues.

Does any one of the gadgets interest you? If you have got other great iPhone accessories, kindly let us know.

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The First Flexible Handset – LG G Flex

The smart phone industry is now entering a new revolutionary era with the release of LG’s 6-inch G Flex flexible phone. Quite distinct from the current mobile phones we are using, this LG G Flex comes with unique curved design and can flex until it’s almost completely flat, as its name suggests.

Taking the first look at the modern crescent-shaped phone, you will be attracted by its interesting and futuristic design. The slightly curved 6-inch display gives the handset a striking, even ambitious, profile. After testing over 300 different designs with various curves, the LG G Flex was shipped with an “optimized curvature” of 700mm, which’s said to be the most comfortable fit for most human faces, according to LG Company. LG also told us that “they have also tested the handset’s flexibility up to 100 times with 80 pounds of pressure without causing any damage to the phone’s chassis.” To put it another way, the phone won’t snap into halves even if someone sit on it accidentally. Besides, LG opted for a 720p screen for the LG G Flex, however, it isn’t as crisp as its competitors such as Lumia and One Max.

Another highlight of the G Flex is that it offers a kind of special elastic “self-healing” rear panel which can be scratched with anything ranging from a key to a wire brush, and repair itself. Actually, the rear panel is coated with an elastic resin which will push back on a scratch, forcing the panel to regain its original form, this is how the “healing” works. Generally speaking, the hotter the mobile phone is, the more quickly it will heal. By rubbing the panel to heat the phone up, we can speed up the healing as we like, however, the “healing” has its limits.

Have to say that, The LG G Flex’s interface is very similar to that of the LG G2′s. The G Flex runs on the Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. Like the LG G2, the Flex’s lock screen offers up to five customizable app shortcuts. It has got a unique theme which’s called Swing Lock Screen. Interestingly, when rocking the phone forward and backward, the screen will roll from a balloon-filled sky at the top to an ocean at the bottom. Swipe along the ocean and the screen will ripple.

When comes to the performance, the G Flex will surely not disappoint you. Sported with a 2.3-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, it provides a remarkably smooth performance: the applications open & close quickly without any lagging, in the mean while, the camera app fired off photos in the blink of an eye.

In additionally, the LG G Flex is also the first handset with a curved sizable battery which’s the decision to match the curved design of the phone. During the LAPTOP Battery Test, which involves continuous Web surfing over the phone’s data connection with the display brightness set to 40 percent, the G Flex’s massive 3,500 mAh battery lasted an impressive 10 hours and 57 minutes.

To sum up, the curved design, flexible chassis, self-healing rear panel, gorgeous real stripe display and impressive performance makes the LG G Flex a stunning feature smart phone which’s worthy buying.

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Apple Rumored to Develop New iPhones with Large Curved Screens and Enhanced Sensors

Apple’s pursuit of the world’s best iPhones has never stopped. Apple has been working hard on two next-generation iPhones with large curved glass screens set, which would be released next year(most likely in September 2014), reported Bloomberg. The rumored new iPhone would be featured a significantly large curved glass screen—one screens of 4.7 inches and the other of 5.5 inches, citing someone with knowledge of the development process said.

Actually, there have been reports of Apple developing different models of large-screen devices, i.e, the one from Wall Street Journal said that the devices would be of screen sizes between 4.8 and 6 inches. However, no released date was released. This time was quite different, we not only got the information from the reliable source Blomberg but the possible release date for said devices as well. That being said, Bloomberg was the first major publication to mention a curved screen specifically.

Can you believe it? The two new models of iPhone would approach in size the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 that Samsung Electronics Co. debuted in September. Less clear is what the benefit of a curved screen would be. It seems that Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs has an obsession with the large curved glass, which will feature prominently in the new spaceship-like Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Two models planned for release in the second half of next year will feature larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges, said the person, declining to be identified as the details aren’t public. Sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen may be incorporated into subsequent models, the person said.

The new iPhones will be Apple’s largest at screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the person said, approaching in size the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 that Samsung Electronics Co. debuted in September. The South Korean maker last month released the curved display Galaxy Round, the latest phone in an array of sizes and price points that are helped keep it ahead of Apple in global market share. The new Apple handsets are still in development and plans haven’t been completed, the person said, adding that the company will probably release them in the third quarter of next year.

If this isn’t exciting enough, the new iPhones would also have special advanced sensors called as pressure-sensitive display sensors. It was really big boon, a powerful new feature for gaming where a touch screen typically offers limited input options. “Testing continues on the pressure-sensitive technology, which is unlikely to be ready for the next iPhone release and is instead planned for a later model”, said Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple.

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