Is 2012 another breakthrough year for Apple, the world’s third largest mobile phone manufacturer? Apparently so, as according to various analysts , they have “promised” that the iPhone 5 is coming in June, and that the iPad 3 is scheduled for March.
Analysts from Daiwa Securities have revealed that the new iteration of the iPhone will hit the streets June 2012. As for the iPad 3, a well-known Japanese blog released this nugget of gold:
I reported that Apple was going to hold Special Event in early February according to Asian supplier and source from United States, but this report told a half-side of truth. Apple will hold ‘Strange’ event at February instead of Special Event.
A strange event? Possibly Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, but that is scheduled for June. Hold on till March then for the clandestine announcement.
The only concrete (read: possibly) rumour which holds water surrounding the next-gen iPhone are 4G LTE internals, which points to wireless speeds of 500Mb to 1Gb. Other hopeful additions include NFC for wireless payments, as seen in the Google Wallet.
Apple TV, iMac Touch, iPod Nano Camera
Patent filing is what Apple does best, with a new design for an iMac revealed. The lengthy post from a patent filing website explains the new touch screen in detail.
AllThingsD reports that the “iTV”, Apple’s stab at the Samsung Smart TV, will launch “sometime in 2012”. The only solid information surrounding the Apple TV is that the website “spoke with a major TV component supplier who has been contacted by Apple regarding various capabilities of their television display components.” You be the judge of that.
Finally, images have surfaced of an iPod Nano, rocking a tiny camera on its rear. Will it work with Apple’s Photo Stream as a way of circumventing the minuscule storage space on the Nano? As the months roll by, these rumours will either evolve, or fade away. Stay tuned, true believers.
When Apple’s iPhone 4S was officially announced towards the tail end of 2011, many though disappointed that the fifth generation didn’t arrive, were happy that a newer model was available. This hasn’t stopped Apple fans wanting and hoping to see an iPhone 5 in 2012 and if the persistent news is anything to go by, then there will be plenty of smiling faces, although as to its arrival still remains a mystery.
In terms of its specs, nothing until officially announced is concrete, but the Cali Company really do need to up their game in order to fend off rival competition such as the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S3. So what have we heard so far?
The first we have to mention is that the new Apple is expected to arrive with a 4-inch touchscreen with a possible teardrop design. Other possibilities include the arrival of 3D onto the handset with the phone being waterproofed, removable battery and card slot, NFC, the introduction of a quad-core processor, 4G LTE, improved battery life with the inclusion of face recognition security.
As to its official announcement, the latest is pointing to the month of June when the Cali Company will hopefully put the rumours to bed at the WWDC event.
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But if iPhone 4S is considered as iPhone 5, probably this fake iPhone has come out just in time or ahead of its time.
And, as even the fake version of iPhone is drawing attention, it is high time Apple unveiled iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 to the world.
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Next generation iPad, iPhone rumors are skyrocketing – which basically means, that the launch date is drawing in very quickly. And according to the new leaked information, we have left six whole months of gossip regarding the configurations and the expected place of launch regarding the devices.
So, this time we have heard that the next Apple device will land at the WWDC (the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) in June. Will the new iPhone come out after just eight months, since the release of its brother the iPhone 4S, this is the question? The rumor also claims that finally Apple has come up with a worthy technology that is essential for the launch of an independent device such as the iPhone 5. What we’re talking about here, is a touch panel that will sport a “glass-to-glass” technology.
Digitimes, who’s responsible for spinning the rumor machine also asserts that the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen, will be skinnier than the previous device and include an aluminum case. The Worldwide Developers Conference is a huge event and no doubt it would be an interesting place to debut the long awaited next generation iPhone 5 but at the same time, it doesn’t follow the pattern set by Apple. The Cupertino giant just sold millions and millions of iPhone 4S, and the holiday seasons, the loftiest quarter of the year is now officially closed. So, is Apple ready to take on the market again in just eight short months?
Probably, because apparently people would buy anything that Apple puts on the table. Tim Cook did promise some extraordinary products for this year, but as long as he hasn’t stepped up and made any official announcements, nothing is certain yet.
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Ever accidentally drop your smartphone in the toilet, or get pushed into a swimming pool with it on you? Well, a new rumour indicates that both the next iPhone and upcoming Galaxy SIII could be waterproof and therefore impervious to such situations.
Smartphones fear water
People nowadays take their smartphones everywhere with them. However, there are still some places that these valuable devices can’t go, or can’t go very safely, like, say the beach, swimming pool or shower. Actually, water is anathema to high-end handsets like the iPhone and responsible for destroying a great many smartphones worldwide once it seeps into the devices’ circuits. To make matters worse, the iPhone warranty specifically doesn’t cover liquid damage, which means affected users have to fix the problem out of their own pocket.
No universal waterproof solution
Unlike compact digital cameras, where plenty of waterproof varieties that can happily go swimming are available, all the major smartphone manufacturers still seem unable to manufacturer an actually waterproof smartphone. Motorola showed off its Defy smartphone as ‘water-resistant’, but then had to pull its advert for making misleading claims.
Upcoming phones could be water resistant
As smartphones worldwide continue to suffer breakdowns and malfunctions from accidental encounters with water, there is a very clear need for someone somewhere to develop a truly waterproof mobile phone that we can comfortably use in heavy downpours and other wet situations. Well, according to unsubstantiated rumours, both the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 might be some of the first phones to ship with actual waterproof, not just semi-water-resistant, properties.
UK source leaks the news
TodaysiPhone.com broke the story thanks to a ‘well-placed’ source working with a major UK phone retailer. According to this person, who also broke the news of when the iPhone 4S and white iPhone 4 would be launched, both the next Apple iPhone, as well as the Samsung Galaxy SIII, will be shipping with Liquipel waterproof treatment.
Liquipel is a company that provides a waterproof phone coating solution and even demonstrated it live at this past CES 2012, as well as in numerous YouTube videos. Unlike a bulky waterproof case that you might see on digital cameras, the Liquipel waterproof coating is 1000 times thinner than a human hair and completely unnoticeable to the naked eye, adding no bulk or weight to the handset itself.
Submerge your iPhone
With the Liquipel treatment applied, elite smartphones like the iPhone will able to withstand spills, and even be slightly submerged in water. In fact, in one of the company’s online demonstrations, they submerged a Liquipel treated iPhone 4S under water and recorded the action as the phone continued to function normally while playing a song.
Not completely waterproof
Of course, while the Liquipel solution will protect your precious phone from accidental bathing outings in the toilet, or a puddle on the sidewalk, the company is quick to point out that it’s not for diving in deep water. The Liquipel guidelines insist that the waterproofing is only enough for slight and incidental exposure to water; it’s not suitable for taking your iPhone swimming and submerging it many feet below the water. This means that even if the iPhone 5 were encased in the ultra thin Liquipel coating, you still probably wouldn’t want to take it surfing with you, but it should be enough for use in the shower.
Relatively low cost solution
As of right now Liquipel offers waterproof coating services for a variety of smartphones, including the iPhone, as well as those made by HTC and Samsung. The service costs $59 and requires that you send your handset in for servicing which takes a day or two. The company is said to be working on licencing agreements and considering the relatively low cost of Liquipel treatment, we could definitely see either Samsung or Apple choosing to get the waterproofing process done on their handsets before they ship.
Huge savings expected
We imagine the extra costs involved in Liquipel waterproofing would be more than offset by the insurance savings from not having to repair countless water damaged smartphones. Actually, the source who leaked the iPhone, Galaxy S3 Liquipel rumour discovered it, in part, because Apple and Samsung were changing the wording on the phone insurance policies.
A plausible, but unconfirmed, rumour
Sure, the Liquipel rumour is still only just that, a rumour, but it’s definitely a very plausible rumour. It’s also good to know that smartphone makers are apparently making progress in waterproofing phones, as I’m sure we’ve all wanted to take our advanced phones with us to the beach or swimming pool but have been afraid of getting them wet.
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While there have been plenty of enhancements in usual Smartphone features like battery life, processing speed and screen type, all these will be useless if the device accidentally falls in water as it will damage it internally. This problem may be potentially addressed by Apple in its upcoming version of the iPhone. News has it, that the iPhone 5 is set to become a waterproof phone.
Apple has clearly emphasized that the warranty of its present devices will be void in case it is damaged. As such, it has installed water sensors in its phones so that it will know if the problem is a result of water immersion. But, Apple is set to avoid this problem by waterproofing the iPhone 5.
This may be made possible by the use of an interesting technology called the WaterBlock. The technology was introduced by HzO in the recent CES and it won the innovations award in the recently concluded event. WaterBlock allows the electronic parts of devices to be concealed on a nano-scale.
The WaterBlock-treated device has an invisible layer that will keep water away and prevent it from seeping through. The WaterBlock’s film is made of organic and non-toxic material that does not let water stay on its surface. The entire technology does not add weight to the device so a WaterBlock treated or non-treated phone will actually weigh the same.
If Apple puts this technology in their devices especially in the soon to come iPhone 5, it will be able to spare itself from plenty of after-sales support that deal with immersion problems. But, Apple should move fast to be the first one to use this technology. Otherwise, it will lose this potentially exciting, attractive and new SmartPhone feature to its competitors like Samsung.
A waterproof iPhone 5 is something to look forward to. The WaterBlock technology in the new iPhone 5 will surely lead to a completely awesome water resistant device.
A BGR report suggests that Samsung Galaxy S3 release is expected in April and it will come with 12 mega pixel camera
Samsung Galaxy S3 is making headlines across the world. There are all sorts of speculations about how the forthcoming edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S series smart phone would look like and what improvements it would incorporate in it. Though no one is sure, nonetheless reports reveal that the new phone would hit the shelves as early as April.
A report in the Boy Genius Report that has made several successful revelations in the past has suggested that the new Galaxy S series phone from Samsung will be introduced in April in a press conference a few weeks after the Mobile World Congress.
The Mobile World Congress will begin in Barcelona on Feb. 27 and will end on March 1. A BGR report says, “Following the leak of an image depicting what will likely be the first Galaxy-branded smartphone to carry Samsung’s custom user interface atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, industry insider Eldar Murtazin noted on Thursday that he believes the Galaxy S III will launch in April”.
There are all sorts of speculation doing the round about the forthcoming super phone from Samsung. The new Galaxy S3 phone is expected be powered by a 1.8 GHz quad core processor with Samsung’s Exynos series of SoC, a Super AMOLED HD display and 4G LTE connectivity. It is also expected to come with 2GB RAM. Of course, the new Galaxy S phone will work on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the most recent update to the mobile OS from Google. Well, we will be getting one more incredible smartphone from Samsung next year.
Though many wouldn’t agree, but the next gen Samsung phone may also be a 3D version. “A 3D version of the Galaxy is expected and it’s likely to be called the Galaxy S 3D. A 3D display is likely along with support for 3D video and photo shooting. The 3D fever seems to be hitting mobile phones and Samsung hadn’t jumped onboard the bandwagon,” says Tech2’s Rossi Fernandes.
Sony is going to follow the latest market trends when it comes to storage. It will certainly come with three storage options including 16/32/64GB of storage. It is also expected to have an option of microSD card of up to 64GB.
A great attraction that the forthcoming smart phone from Samsung will have is 12 megapixel 4000×3000 pixels, LED flash rear camera. If it showcases such a strong camera, Apple will also be forced to improve the camera in its forthcoming smart phone, iPhone 5.
February 5, 2012 by Beatweek
by Beatweek Staff
The iPhone 5 won’t be making its debut during a Super Bowl ad today, for the simple reason that its release date schedule is has always been a summer (or in last year’s case fall) affair. Apple has said nothing thus far about the next generation iPhone, and won’t be making any public declarations until the iPhone 5 is, at most, weeks away from being ready to ship. Last year’s Super Bowl was a notable exception, for more than one reason. Although the iPhone 4 debuted on longtime carrier ATT in the summer of 2010, it didn’t find its way to rival Verizon until exclusivity ended with the start of the 2011 year. Verizon decided to make a splash by running a Verizon iPhone 4 commercial during the 2011 Super Bowl, complete with its ubiquitous “Can you hear me now?” man. However, the audio for the ad went south just as he was delivering the punchline, leaving viewers wondering if it was a poor attempt at humor. Ultimately the ad ran again later in the same game, perhaps the network’s attempt to compensate Verizon for the initial fiasco. While Apple won’t be airing iPhone 5 ads today, the iPhone may still make a rousing showing during the big game…
ATT, Verizon, and Sprint have all been running ads touting their iPhone 4S experience as being the superior one. Those ads may carry into today’s Super Bowl, as the carriers fight for pieces of the rapidly growing iPhone marketshare pie (the iPhone gained nearly twenty marketshare points in the fourth quarter of 2011 at the expense of the popular Android and flagging BlackBerry platforms) and the Super Bowl is an ideal place for carriers to establish that they are in fact “the” iPhone carrier of choice. Apple benefits greatly from this exposure, as carriers end up promoting the iPhone at their own expense in the name of attempting to lure iPhone users into changing customers. Such competition didn’t exist for the first three-plus years of the iPhone era, at least in the United States, as Apple had locked itself into an exclusive deal with ATT which was supposed to last five years. The deal was generally viewed as unpopular by consumers, and Apple managed to bring the deal to an early end at the start of 2011; the iPhone found its way to Verizon shortly thereafter and to Sprint with the launch of the iPhone 4S late last year. All three carriers will offer the iPhone 5 as of its release date later this year, with T-Mobile being the only wildcard as the carrier still seeks a buyer and is unlikely to enter into any major new deals with Apple or any other phone manufacturer in the mean time. Here’s more on the iPhone 5.
Nokia is still the “undisputed leader” of mobile (shipments) with 27% marketshare as they got rid of a whopping 417.1 million phones last year, thanks to its thriving ‘feature phones’ business; however this marks a fall of almost 8% compared to same time 2010, according to IDC’s latest Mobile Phone Tracker.
This compares to Samsung’s 329.4m and Apple’s 93.2m shipments last year. But don’t be fooled by these figures.
Although Samsung and Apple lagged behind with 21.3% and 6.1% share respectively, both su
rpass Nokia on phone revenues and smartphone share, meaning the Koreans and Californians make far more money from its mobile business than the ‘leader’ (funny, eh), since smartphones have higher price points than lower end mobiles.
Samsung also had a record smashing 4th quarter and broke the 90m mark for the first time in one quarter- shifting 97.4m devices- beating Apple by just over 1 million.
And 2011 was also the year of the Galaxy, with the Korean giant breaking the 300m mark for the year, thanks to Galaxies like like S II, Note, Nexus, Ace and Y; and Windows smartphones Focus Flash and the Focus S.
These, along with its own steadily growing feature phone volumes, pushed Samsung closer to market leader Nokia, notes IDC.
Apple jumped into the No.3 spot in phone charts, passing out LG and ZTE with another record-breaking boom – all thanks to the iPhone 4S.
These, along with its own steadily growing feature phone volumes, pushed Samsung closer to market leader Nokia, notes IDC Mobile Phone Tracker.
Apple jumped into the No.3 spot in phone charts, passing out LG and ZTE with another record-breaking boom – all thanks to the iPhone 4S.
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The Internet is alive with the ferocious rumble of an imminent Apple product announcement. Enjoy, here, a consolidated look at all the various reports regarding the iPhone 5 and Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC).
Discussion of the release date is generally the last thing to speak of in a rumor roundup. But it usually is the data point of most interest. Unsurprisingly, no report exists, yet, of any unique release date aside from the predictable WWDC event in June. Apple used the WWDC venue in 2007 to release the original iPhone and almost exactly one year later at the same event they released the iPhone 3G. This trend continued with the iPhone 3G[S] in 2009 and the iPhone 4 in 2010. The trend broke when in October 2011 the iPhone 4[S] was announced as a minor stopgap leading up to the inevitable iPhone 5 at WWDC 2012 set for June 6-10. Some sources, however, would lead one to believe that the delayed launch of the 4S was an intentional effort to shift the iPhone’s regular launch schedule and then an iPhone 5 will not see the light of day until Fall 2012.
A pleasant surprise may come for those folks stuck on T-Mobile USA as comments from the cellphone service provider’s CEO suggest that newer radio chipsets supporting the frequency bands used by T-Mobile’s 3G service may find their way into a next-generation iPhone. Alongside the announcement of the iPhone 4S in October, Apple also finally lifted the carrier restriction it handset had held for song long and brought Sprint into the list of supported service providers. Additionally, one can now purchase a carrier unlocked version of the 4S directly from Apple, thus allowing consumers wishing to use a different carrier to avoid the seedy back alleys of the land of Jailbreaking.
It has not been made clear whether or not the iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE services from carriers like Verizon Wireless and ATT. LTE has, thus far, been met with mixed emotions by those lucky enough to have coverage. It provides exceptional data speeds at the cost of significant battery drain. Whether or not Apple will be able to find an acceptable balance in time for a June launch has yet to be seen.
The screen on the iPhone has remained largely unchanged since its beginning with the exception of the introduction of the high pixel density Retina display found first on the iPhone 4 in 2010. Rumors now lead us to believe that the iPhone 5 may break the trend and sport a 4” Retina display instead of the existing 3.5” display.
As for memory, the iPhone 4 and 4S both come with 512MB of RAM, slightly less than the average amount of RAM found on other smartphones. The iPhone 5, however, is believed to have 1GB of RAM. Increases in flash storage capacity are not expected to change.
The processor within the iPhone 5 is expected to be the next generation A6 processor expected to debut in iPad 3 in March 2012. Since iPhone 4 first adopted Apple’s custom mobile processor, the A5, in 2010, the iPad and iPhone have used the same chip. If the trend continues, it can be assumed that whatever we see unveiled at a yet unannounced iPad 3 event will be the same as that which will be found in iPhone 5. As previously reported, the A6 in the iPad 3 is expected to be quad core and run a clock speed of 1GHz to 1.4 GHz, though historically Apple has underclocked the chips used in the iPhone for the sake of battery life.
An upgraded camera was included with the launch of the iPhone 4S, and as of yet no major information has come to light regarding any further improvements in this area.
Those same sources responsible for the reports of a larger display also tell of a redesigned form factor. They suggest that the iPhone may adopt a teardrop shape similar to that of the 3G and 3G[S] but with the device’s thickness tapering slightly toward the bottom. However, these reports have been met with great skepticism by readers and reporters alike. Some also believe that Apple will finally replace the physical home button by a capacitive soft button.
Many sites show the influx of so-called iPhone 5 cases manufactured in China hinting at what the possible redesign could look like.
Whether the iPhone 5 brings us laser vision and mind control, or if it is simply an iPhone 4S in a new form factor, those eager to get their hands on it will continue to keep the internet abuzz with rumors and speculation. As new noteworthy information becomes available, we’ll report here.
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