This month is going to be one where you’re going to get bombarded left, right, and centre with new gizmos and gadgets. We’re not complaining but just blink and it’s easy to miss out on some of the product launches and upcoming tech. Don’t worry – we’ve condensed them for you in our weekly news round-up.
Apple confirms event for 9.9.2014
The iPhone 6 is coming – very, very soon. And you won’t have to wait too long for it. Apple’s invited the faithful to Cupertino in anticipation of a new device. We’re betting our last dollars that it will be the iPhone 6, but we might get lucky and see a bumper product unveil with the iPhone 6L and iWatch in addition to the iPhone 5S successor.
Samsung outs the Gear S smartwatch
Samsung has revealed its latest wearable device – and it’s one that has its own SIM card and 3G connection. Yep, its long-rumoured Gear S is finally launched and you don’t need a paired smartphone to take calls, send messages or use a bunch of apps. Most likely be available in October, it's quite the looker, don’t you think?
The purported Asus ZenWatch will be the cheapest Android Wear
Speaking of the Samsung Gear S being available in October, there’s another wearable that might be out at the same time. The alleged Asus ZenWatch, which will most likely make its debut at IFA in the next few days, may be available then and is said to possibly be the cheapest Android Wear smartwatch in the market.
Sony may bring out three water-resistant devices
Prepare yourselves – Sony’s due to out not one, not two, but three new devices at IFA 2014 and they’re said to be water-resistant. The teaser Sony’s put out hints at these and we’re guessing they could be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z3 Compact tablet. We hope Sony’s got something special up its sleeves.
Here’s the first consumer VR headset, and it’s built for the LG G3
Vortex VR will soon bring to market a phone-centric headset (read VR headset) for the LG G3. Named the VRTX I, the headset enables the G3 to be nestled within the gear and it will also feature a 100-degree field of view. However, other details are scant and pricing and availability have yet to be disclosed.