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This Week's Chitter Chatter - Latest Rumours on the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3
Another week and yet more rumours concerning the eagerly anticipated iPhone 6. The latest speculation centres around the size and design of the new Apple smartphone which seem to be the most hotly debated aspects of the new handset. At the moment several articles are indicating that the iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7-inch display and will be both taller and wider than the iPhone 5s. There's also a lot of speculation on the size of the iPhone phablet which could be available in the summer - a screen size of 5.5-inches seems to be most likely at the moment.
The last Apple operating system, iOS7, saw a fairly respectable upgrade on iOS6 with a revamped design and improved functionality. iOS8 is expected to be similar in looks and design to iOS7 and is likely to be launched at the same time as the new iPhone 6 in September this year. There's a lot of speculation that iOS8 will feature Apple's new health tracking app thought to be called Healthbook. Leaked images online concerning the Healthbook app indicate that it will offer tracking and monitoring for calories consumed, blood pressure and heart rate. Undoubtedly it will be able to record steps and distance travelled and it will be interesting to see if Apple include a heartrate monitor like Samsung did with the Galaxy S5. There have also been reports that iOS8 will come with the Shazam song recognition feature so, with the help of Siri, you can find out what track is playing and head to the iTunes store to buy it.
It's rumoured that Samsung will be unveiling their latest Galaxy Note handset later on this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's thought that we could see a fairly significant redesign for the Note 4 as Samsung are keen to boost sales in their high-end smartphones and we could even see a flexible display as Samsung go all out to out-do their competitors. There's speculation that the Note 4 will boast a supersized screen which will be larger than the Note 3 (which has a 5.7-inch screen) and that it will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor. Some sources expect Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014 Event which is due to be held in Berlin at the beginning of September.
LG have apparently been busy working on a successor to their G2 smartphone, the LG G3. It's thought that we could be seeing the G3 very soon as it's expected to be launched in the next few months. According to the rumour mill, the G3 could come with a 5.5-inch, 534 ppi display with a 2k (possibly 1440 x 2560) QHD screen. The G3 is expected to be powered by a super fast octa-core 2.2GHz processor, have 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory which can be increased with a MicroSD card. The LG G3 will probably run on the latest Android KitKat 4.4 operating system and will come with a 13-megapixel rear camera.