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Technical Analysis of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Chipworks has posted all three parts of their analysis over at their blog. I had previously read Part-1 and the one about accelerometers. I’ll read the rest later today.

Posts linked above serve as good a addendum to the Anandtech’s reviews of iPhone 6 and 6+

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch »

Vogue Magazine profiles Jony Ive. Fascinating read. You’ll get read some interesting pieces of information about the Apple Watch project. 

Interesting tidbit: 

It may be easier to sneak into a North Korean cabinet meeting than into the Apple design studio, the place where a small group of people have all the tools and materials and machinery necessary to develop things that are not yet things. Reportedly Ive’s wife, Heather Pegg, has never been—he doesn’t even tell her what he’s working on—and his twin sons, like all but a few Apple employees, are not allowed in either.

The chemistry of Smartphones: What’s in your iPhone?

Spoiler! It is not just Aluminium, plastic, glass, and Silicon.

Apple Spotlight »

There is a lot written about Apple, its products, and related tech topics everyday. Apple Spotlight is a place for all of the important, interesting, or useful stuff – all in one place.

I want to take a moment here and give a shout-out to Mr. Rob Wensing’s new website. I’ve long been a fan of @Applespotlight twitter account but one can only do so much with a 140-character limit. This is where the website comes in. 

If you’re an Apple fan then keeping an eye on this website is a no brainer. It’ll save you the trouble of sorting through tons of garbage and click-bait to find the stuff that is worth reading. If you look through the archive then you’ll see that Mr. Rob is doing a stellar job of putting the stories in context, something that is pretty impossible to do on Twitter. 

Apple has a big keynote later today so today is as good a day as any to subscribe to the site’s RSS feed and weekly newsletter. You won’t regret it, i can promise you that.