Big Screen iphone 6 – Better Late Than Never

(PCM) It’s getting closer. The big screen iphone. Don’t let the rumor mill be your source, Apple itself is now pushing supplies for two larger screen iphones for the fourth quarter of 2014. The proposed sizes are 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch.

Could this mean the iphone 6 with a larger screen will hit in usual month of September? Don’t get too excited, the 4.7 inch model will arrive in September with the 5.5 inch following later. As for rumors, some indicate the 4.7 inch iphone 6 could enjoy an early release date in August of 2014 with the even larger 5.5 inch screen being released during the traditional month of September.

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Other rumors that seem more plausible considering how close we already are to August, that the 5.5 inch big screen iphone 6 won’t be released until early 2015.

Apple may have innovated the smart phone experience back in 2007 with the iphone, but despite consumer demand only once did Apple increase the iphone screen size from 3.5 to 4 inches with the iphone 5. Meanwhile the android market has made screen size a major reason users upgrade year-after-year. In many cases some users upgrade inside a year of ownership if for no other reason than to enjoy a larger screen size.

Here’s some fun history of the previous iphone release dates:

  • iphone 1st Generation: June, 2007
  • phone 3G July, 2008
  • iphone 3GS June, 2009
  • iphone 4 June, 2010
  • iphone 4s October, 2011
  • iphone 5 September, 2012
  • iphone 5s/5c September 2013

Larger screen sizes drive most purchases according to Counterpoint Research. A 2014 study revealed that 98 percent of all android phones purchased over $400 featured a screen at 5 inches or greater. Don’t ask if the research was skewed because it didn’t include the iphone. Remember, the iphone’s don’t yet feature a screen at 5 inches. Apple’s  big screen iphone 6 won’t rely on size alone as a selling feature, like the iphone 5 series there will be a metal cases and colors.

Apple is requesting from suppliers an inventory of 120 million units by the end of 2014. Does this mean they are expecting a huge expansion of market share? The answer is no. The change to a larger screen will most likely not result in new customers for Apple which is generally never a concern to the company. They rely on existing customers to upgrade. The added inventory is a safeguard in preparing for the unknown of screen failure.

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One attractive selling feature in Apples big change to a larger screen is the use of a sapphire crystal case. It’s known to be more durable but comes with increased cost which will be passed onto the Apple consumer.

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Weezer Releases First New Single in Four Years: “Back to the Shack”

Weezer(PCM) Everyone’s favorite nerdy rock band has graced the world with their first single in four years, “Back to the Shack.”

Weezer dropped the song today giving fans another preview of their upcoming ninth LP Everything Will Be Alright in the End, being released on September 30th on Republic Records.

The band debuted the single on national radio and through their official YouTube account on Monday morning and music lovers and fans alike have rejoiced in the new music.

In the months leading to the release of Everything Will Be Alright in the End Weezer has released teasers of the album songs, giving fans a taste of what’s to come with samples of “Return to Ithaca,” “Ain’t Got Nobody,” and “The Wasteland.

Weezer has been releasing these snippets as part of their #WeezerWednesdays YouTube series, keeping their over 60,000 fans on their toes in the hopes of more new music.

Weezer also made Everything Will Be Alright in the End available for pre-order today on their website and will be giving “Back to the Shack” its TV debut on The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, July 23.

Everything Will Be Alright in the End was produced by Ric Ocasek, frontman of the Cars, who previously worked with the band on 1994′s Blue Album and 2001′s Green Album.

Listen to the “Back to the Shack” below!

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Beyoncé Releases “50 Shades of Grey” Trailer

(PCM) Beyoncé dropped a teaser trailer for 50 Shades of Grey on her Instagram on Saturday and the internet is freaking out.

The teaser trailer is more of an announcement for the official trailer which will be released this Thursday, 7/24.

In the meantime, you can watch the teaser trailer below, which appears to feature an a cappella version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.”

While it’s unclear why Beyoncé, undoubtedly one of the biggest pop/R&B artists of our time but not in the film, debuted the trailer, the move makes sense considering the BeyHive (Beyoncé’s loyal fans) consists primarily of women aged 18-55, which also happens to be the target demographic for 50 Shades of Grey.

Beyoncé is currently co-headlining with her husband and rap legend/mogul Jay-Z on their On the Run Tour, which is already seeing huge success; each show has been speculated to average $5.2 million in gross sales.

50 Shades of Grey, written by E.L. James in 2011, is the first book in the Fifty Shades trilogy, an erotic romance series that explores the relationship between a young college graduate and a young business mogul, and has already seen its more-than-fair share of success.

The series has been translated into over 52 languages and has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making it the fastest-selling paperback of all time.

The film, which is speculated to be a box office hit, stars Jamie Dornan (Marie Anntoinette) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street) as Anastasia Steele and is directed by Sam Teylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy).

Stay tuned for the official trailer coming out this Thursday and for 50 Shades of Grey, opening in theaters nationwide February 13, 2015.

 

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