5.5-inch iPhone 6 to be named “iPhone 6L”

If you pay attention to tech news on a regular basis, you are aware that Apple is going bigger with two new iPhone 6 models this year that will both be larger than the 4-inch iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 models released over the last two years. Prior to that, Apple released 3.5-inch displays for the iPhone 4S, so Apple’s been on the small side of smartphone displays.

And, with the company going larger, the iPhone 6 models will likely feature something to distinguish the two. Apple chose the name the plastic iPhone from last year the “iPhone 5C,” with the “C” standing for “color.” As you can see, Apple is not one to come up with fancy names for iPhones. After all, have you noticed that “iOS” was once “iPhone OS” (or still is, if you know that “iOS” is an abbreviation)? Of course, Apple is not alone – Windows has yet to rename its Windows Phone OS something other than Windows Phone. When it comes to nomenclature, Android takes the “cake,” as well as the “doughnut,” “éclair,” “gingerbread,” “honeycomb,” “ice cream sandwich,” “jelly bean,” and “KitKat” (to name just a few of Android’s updates).

What has Apple chosen for its 5.5-inch iPhone 6? An “L,” to be specific. The larger iPhone 6 will be labeled the iPhone 6L, with the “L” standing for “large” according to sources familiar with the matter. Tech site Apple Daily has discovered the name of the device through its own sources, providing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6L photos that confirm the 1,810mAh battery that has been seen before while giving new information about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery. The iPhone 6L, however, will boast a 2,915mAh battery – a dramatic improvement over the 2,300mAh battery or so that many were expecting.

Apple has had trouble with manufacturing batteries for the iPhone 6, struggling to find a company that could keep the device thin and light to Apple’s specifications while still providing the kind of battery life many have desired. It looks, though, as if Apple is on its way to having both devices ready for the big announcement next month.

The iPhone 6 will come in two sizes, a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch display. Higher-memory storage models will likely bear sapphire crystal displays, while the other lower-end memory storage models will still bear some form of Gorilla Glass (perhaps Gorilla Glass 4). The increase in display size will also lead to a screen resolution increase for both iPhone 6 models, and some say that Apple could increase the 4.7-inch display from the current 1136 x 640 to a 1700 x 900 (approximate) screen resolution. The iPhone 6 will feature a 13MP camera that utilizes Sony’s Exmor sensor, which increases the 8MP camera found in the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C.

At last year’s iPhone 5s announcement, Apple unveiled a plastic iPhone 5C that was substituted for the iPhone 5 in the company’s lineup. There has been no word on whether or not Apple will provide an iPhone 5C refresh, although there seems to be some demand (however small) for it.

Tesla Vehicle Warranty Extended up to Eight Years

Tesla’s car now has one more thing to celebrate: the Model S vehicle warranty has been extended to eight years.

Tesla’s new warranty extension not only applies to new Model S vehicles and owners, but even to current Model S vehicle owners who have owned their Tesla car for less than 8 years. The warranty’s retroactive nature ensures that Tesla car owners are not left out in the cold regarding their vehicles. “In hindsight, this should have been our policy from the beginning of the Model S program. If we truly believe that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines, with far fewer moving parts and no oily residue or combustion byproducts to gum up the works, then our warranty policy should reflect that,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla Motors is doing all it can to pave the way for the growth of the electric car industry. Earlier this year, Tesla decided to release its patents to the electric car industry as a whole, removing its hold on the electric car industry while opening up the industry to innovation.

At this point, however, Tesla vehicles have had their share of problems, such as creaks where the windshield and roof meet, a defective car charger adapter, as well as a malfunctioning, 17-inch display within the car. The current Tesla car model, the Model S, starts at $71,000.


Standex International Corp. Signs Agreement To Acquire Enginetics Corp.

Standex International Corp. (SXI) reported on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to purchase Enginetics Corporation, a producer of aircraft engine components for all main aircraft platforms. The firm anticipates the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in the range of $0.03 to $0.05 excluding the impact of takeover accounting related to inventory as well as long term backlog in the remainder of fiscal 2015 in addition to $0.07 to $0.09 in the full year fiscal 2016 excluding the impact of long term backlog.

Headquartered in Huber Heights, Ohio, Enginetics produces commercial components for the commercial aviation market from side to side a diversity of forming processes. Enginetics had revenue of around $30M in the trailing 12 months. The transaction is predicts to close on or before September 11, 2014.