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iPhone 6 lure hinges on iOS 8

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Like an iPhone seer, Appetizer Mobile CEO and founder Jorden Edelson nearly got all his predictions right about the hardware inside Apple's latest smartphone models.

Edelson has been beavering away on the iOS 8 adaption of the more than 150 apps developed by his company to make them run smoothly on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. What's more is he claims to have an insider information on how the future software apps will be more useful on the new platform.

Edelson made a variety of predictions, not all in EE Times, some were also made on Bloomberg TV, ABC News and Fox News (see App developer reveals possible iPhone 6 specs). All in all, he made more hits than misses and claims the misses will still come truejust a little further down the road.

"A lot of my predictions came true," Edelson told EE Times. "As far as the size of the devicesthe 4.7- and 5.5-inchesthey came truethe same for the A8 processor, which came out at about 25 per cent faster, whereas I had estimated 30-to-50 per cent, so they came out on the lower end of that. I did predict how this NFC [near-field communication] and thing would workthat whole Apple Pay process of not storing your credit card information in the cloud or locally on the device. A lot of vendors are going to start using Apple Pay because of its security features and ease of installation."

However, Edelson did not hit on all eight cylinders.

Apple Watch

Apple's Watch's screen can look like a normal watch, become a jumbled version of the home screen on the iPhone, or be taken over by a single app. Source: Apple

"I missed on the sapphire iPhone screens, which are just on the watch, but I still predict they are going to do that on the phones too, not just yet," Edelson told EE Times.

One of the things that Edelson is most excited is the possibilities presented by iOS 8, which opened 4000 APIs including access to Siri. The possibility of apps cooperating together opens the door to true artificial intelligence according to Edelson.

"The biggest change for apps is the ability to share data with each otherbeing able to take data that's already available in one app and use it in yours, making it more of a connected experience," Edelson told EE Times. "Siri will also be taking advantage of this new connectivitywhere apps are speaking to each otherfor instance Siri can find you an airline flight now, but cannot book it for you too. But with apps cooperating with each other Siri could turn into a real personal assistant who can do the kinds of things that a human assistant could do for you."

Jorden Edelson

Jordan Edelson on ABC News. Source: Appetizer Mobile


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