Let’s start this week with rumours that Apple could be launching three new iPhones during 2015. The iPhone models thought to be in the pipeline are the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus (no surprises there) and a budget iPhone 6C (leaked pictures above). There’s speculation that this buegdte smartphone will have a 4-inch screen similar to the 5C. Reports indicate that all 3 forthcoming iPhones will feature Touch ID and will be NFC enabled so they will be compatible with Apple Pay. It’s thought that the 6S and 6S Plus will come with the new A9 chip and the 6C with the A8 chip which is the same one inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
OK, as we’re talking smartphone launches let’s talk about one that’s more imminent – the LG G4 should be with us by the end of the month. The latest rumours are that it will feature a generous 5.6-inch QHD 1440 x 2560 display (that’s a big screen!), the screen will be curved and it will have a metallic design. The main rear-facing camera is expected to be upgraded to a 20.7-megapixel snapper with a laser autofocus and dual LED flash. Speed-wise, the G4 is also expected to impress with the new Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM and the option of 32 or 64GB onboard memory. The LG G4 will also come with Android Lollipop 5.0 and is anticipated to include a massive 3500mAh battery.
From smartphone launches to software launches and it’s been announced that Windows 10 could be available for smartphones as well as tablets and desktops as early as the Summer. A new browser, called Spartan, is set to replace Internet Explorer and you will need a compatible Lumia Windows Phone in order to download the new version of Windows. Windows 10 will be available in 190 countries and in an incredible 111 different languages. Look out for further details over the next few months.
And finally, all of you dying to turn your photos into collages will be pleased to learn that Instagram have now created their own collage app called Layout. Previously you needed a third-party app to get a collage-effect of your Instagram photos but you can now download the Layout app to achieve the same look. Currently Layout is only available for iOS users, however an Android version of the app is in the pipeline and will be with us soon. For those who can download the iOS version, the Layout app accesses the camera roll and there’s the option to choose up to 9 of your images to create your collage. Layout will automatically suggest a variety of compositions for you to choose from, pictures can be swopped in and out, mirrored, flipped around and resized. There’s also a Faces tab which will search through your photos to find any with people in as research has shown that collages of people are the most popular. Another handy feature of Layout is the Photo Booth option for taking selfies in various poses for your collage masterpiece.