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This Week's Chitter Chatter - iPhone 6s, Galaxy S Edge and an End to Toilet Seat Arguments (potentially!)
If the rumours are true then it looks like Apple will be launching the iPhone 6s in the Autumn of this year. A couple of previously reliable sources have indicated that Apple will be revamping their Touch ID fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 6s as security will need to be tightened up due to the recent introduction of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system. It's thought that Apple are expecting to need more than 200 million Touch ID fingerprint sensors for their products just for this year so a more accurate and improved sensor is definitely on the cards.
Talking of new smartphone launches, we may well be seeing more than one exciting new Samsung Galaxy smartphone at the Samsung Unpacked Event at MWC on 1st March. As well as the eagerly anticipated launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6, we're also expecting Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S Edge smartphone. Samsung's website in Finland even went as far as 'accidentally' creating support pages for both new mobile phones. It's thought that the S Edge handset will also feature a Quad HD display, a 20-megapixel rear camera, Android Lollipop and Samsung Pay, Samsung's answer to Apple Pay. The Galaxy S Edge, as the name suggests, is also likely to come with some sort of wrap-over screen on one or both edges - watch this space for more news in the coming weeks.
More new smartphone news - according to reports the latest Sony Xperia flagship smartphone, the Z4 will not be making an appearance at the Mobile World Conference next month. Sony have recently announced that they are reviewing their strategy concerning their mobile phone business and it looks like they've decided to just release one high-end smartphone each year whereas previously we've seen a new premium Xperia smartphone launched every six months. Sony are apparently keen to improve their sales and profitability so it makes sense to fall in with their competitors with an annual flagship smartphone launch, expect to see the Xperia Z4 make its debut sometime in September.
And finally, if there's an ongoing battle in your household concerning the status of your toilet seat then read on! Believe it or not a new product has recently been listed on Kickstarter which claims to solve the arguments which are caused when toilet seats are left up at home. The product in question is called the Main Drain. A Main Drain is apparently an 'adjustable urinal' which can be attached to a toilet bowl, it even features LED lights which are motion activated for nocturnal visits. To be honest having seen the picture of the Main Drain, we think it will probably cause more leaks and arguments than the good old fashioned loo seat quandary.