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This Week's Chitter Chatter - iPhone 6C, MS Office for Android and Apple's Electric Car
Apple could well have accidentally leaked a picture of the rumoured iPhone 6c on their own website. An image popped up which appeared to show a 4-inch iPhone with a plastic cover and a Touch ID sensor, which the iPhone 5c does not feature, in an advert for Apple's new iPhone lightning Dock. The photo was subsequently taken down and replaced with a picture of an iPhone 5c instead. There's speculation that if Apple do release a 4-inch iPhone 6c it will come with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, an A7 processor and 2GB of RAM.
Talking of new smartphone models, there have been rather a lot of rumours circulating recently concerning a couple of new Lumia smartphones thought to be the Microsoft Lumia 840 and Lumia 840XL. Reports indicate that the handsets are being tested in India and it's thought that the Lumia 840 will replace the Nokia Lumia 830 which is at the upper end of the Lumia smartphone range. It's anticipated that the Microsoft Lumia 840 will feature a display measuring around 5-inches and the XL could come with a 5.7-inch screen. Camera-wise, we could see a 14-megapixel Pureview camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and both smartphones are likely to initially feature the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
Whilst we're on the subject of Microsoft, the software giant has been busy unveiling its Microsoft Office Preview for Android. The Office apps have been specifically optimised to be smartphone touchscreen compatible and when you open them up, they will have a similar look and design to the Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint apps we are used to. The aim of the release of Microsoft Office for Android is to bring the upgraded apps in-line with those available for iOS and Windows. Documents can also be opened, worked on and saved using a number of cloud services which include Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
And finally, last week there was renewed speculation that Apple could be in the process of building an electric car. The car is thought to come with some self-drive features and there have been reports that Apple have been developing some state of the art batteries to power their rumoured vehicle. It's thought that Apple have been hiring new employees highly experienced in the car, battery and technology industries for their anticipated electric car project. If any company can make an electric car desirable, it's Apple.