Next iPhone could drop 16GB base model

Next iPhone could drop 16GB base model
It feels like the iPhone 6s has barely arrived, but speculation is already rife as to what features and technical innovations will be incorporated into the next iteration of Apple's perennially popular smartphone. Indeed, with the handset widely expected to be launched in the usual September slot, rumours are becoming slightly more authoritative, with news leaking from firms in Apple's supply chain. According to a report posted…

Sales of iPhones surging overseas

Sales of iPhones surging overseas
Apple has continued to enjoy strong performance in terms of phone sales in the overseas markets. According to the findings of data from Canalys, Apple shipments increased by 56 per cent year-on-year in India, making it the second-fastest growing major vendor. Canalys mobility analyst Wilmer Ang said it is outperforming the overall market and has further growth potential. This has led to it mounting a challenge to…

Are bendable smartphones coming this year?

Are bendable smartphones coming this year?
A Chinese startup company could be the first to produce bendable smartphones, in a move that would see it upstage Korean-based electronics giant Samsung. Moxi Group, a small company based in Chongqing, is targeting shipments of 100,000 of its new devices this year. The phones will sell for somewhere in the region of CNY5,000 (AUD1,000) and are designed to be rolled into a bracelet and worn on the…

Sony debuts new Xperia X series

Sony debuts new Xperia X series
Sony has announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone range - the Xperia X series.The headline development of the Japanese electronics manufacturer's newest handsets is the fresh new look, improved camera technology, enhanced user experience and smart battery management. Sony has also streamlined the brand into three offerings - the Xperia X, the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA. These are focused to offer certain…

SA police tackle motorists using phones

SA police tackle motorists using phones
The temptation to quickly respond to a text message or take a phone call while in slow-moving traffic can be fairly great. However, this is against the law - and police in South Australia are cracking down on motorists who do this with two new campaigns. Acting officer in charge of the Traffic Support Branch, Chief Inspector Denise Gray, launched twin road safety campaigns Operation Distraction and…

Data-free music streaming offered by Optus

Data-free music streaming offered by Optus
Optus has announced the introduction of a new mobile music service that will bring data-free music streaming exclusively to its prepaid mobile customers. The firm, which is the second-largest telecommunications firm in Australia, could be attempting to attract new users to its network with the move. New and existing Optus customers who recharge on My Prepaid Ultimate, My Prepaid Daily Plus and other select plans will be…

Telstra unrolls 100 Mbps 4G services for MVNO partners

Telstra unrolls 100 Mbps 4G services for MVNO partners
Network carrier Telstra has commenced work on rolling out its 4G mobile broadband services for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners. The services started to be provided on Friday (April 29th) - and the partners the development applies to include Aldi Mobile, Better Life, Telechoice and Woolworths. Group executive of Telstra Wholesale Will Irving said: "We know many of our MVNO customers are keen to have the…

Could the iPhone be headed for an all-glass redesign?

Could the iPhone be headed for an all-glass redesign?
Apple is expected to introduce the next generation of iPhones in September - so we are already more than halfway toward the next annual release of a new iteration of the device. Rumour and speculation regarding the new features to be incorporated into the perennially popular device - widely expected to be dubbed the iPhone 7. However, new reports could have unveiled something Apple has in line…