Apple fanboys are anxious!
Every time Apple gears up to release a new product, analysts wonder what’s in store for the Cupertino-based firm – especially when the focus of the new product is the release date for the sixth generation iPhone.
We still don’t know what it will be called – iPhone 5 sounds too inaccurate whilst the label of ‘iPhone 4G’ is not permitted by international regulators. Apple is known to surprise its fans and the media when it comes to new releases, with the latest iPad proving this theory.
We’d like to know, however, when the handset will be introduced to the market. Previous rumours from Apple’s supply chain point out that the next iPhone will respect the one year life cycle and consequently, be released sometime in October.
The iPhone 4S was launched last October, just before the holiday shopping frenzy – with the successful strategy paying off. Yet it seems that there are a few bits of information that seem to contradict these expectations.
Sources from Apple’s Asian supply chain, quoted by DigiTimes, suggested that we might see an even earler release of the next iPhone as apparently, the iPhone 4S is already living the final stage of its product life cycle.
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More rumors are coming out about Apple iPhone 5. Reports suggest that its expected specs include metal back and 4 inch display besides a whole lot of other improvements
Samsung Galaxy 3 is out in the market and rave reviews are being written across the world about the Korean tech giant Samsung’s latest great offering. This is a true winner and millions of its units are going to be snapped off shelves within weeks when it is actually launched in the market before the May end.
But the most important Samsung rival and the manufacturer of the highest selling smartphone, iPhone, is not expected to be left behind. Apple is expected to launch its next generation smartphone being dubbed as iPhone 5 within months or even earlier.
Next month Apple is holding its annual WWDC, beginning June 11 and some rumors indicate that Apple is going back to its old iPhone launch schedule of June and will not wait till October as it was introduced last year. But being a secretive company Apple keeps a sort of mystery always shrouding its products till they are actually launched by Apple bosses. Steve Jobs did it his whole life and Tim Cook is expected to follow the tradition of his former boss very religiously.
But what is known so far, through rumors and Apple’s affiliate companies’ leaks, suggest that iPhone 5 is going to be a lot improved than the existing version of its flagship smartphone iPhone 4S. Reports suggest that it will come with bigger display, better processor, improved SIRI, at least 1GB of RAM and better camera.
A latest Wired report while talking about the changes in iPhone 5 from its existing iPhone 4S version says the new phone will be bigger and better. “The main differences in appearance between the next iPhone and the current iPhone 4S? A metal back, a smaller dock connector, a 20 percent decrease in thickness, and a longer 4-inch display”, says a latest Wired report by John Brownlee.
Meanwhile the people who don’t like Apple products have pounced on the reports that Apple wants to go for a bigger display due to Android smartphones’ increasing influence in the market. A reader says, “Can anyone else believe crApple is just now getting these ideas? Android phones have been better than this for years. My LG Spectrum has a faster processor (nearly 2x faster, in fact), twice as much RAM, higher screen resolution, a much larger screen, a much better front camera, and cost me about half of what the 4S costs. I have both, in fact–my company bought us 4S’s recently and I absolutely hate mine in comparison to my Android phone”. But Apple fans are happy and want the forthcoming version to be launched as soon as possible. They have their reason too and say Apple will lose market share to Samsung after the launch of its impressive Galaxy S3.
“So why do you sell iPhones at all?” I ended up asking Phil, the Verizon rep.
“Because people want them,” was his beautiful reply.
This was the conclusion to a morning foray to a Verizon store in the New York area, one in which I tried to discover if the rumors were true.
No, not whether the
iPhone 5 is coming next week, but whether Verizon tries to sell any other smartphone, but Apple’s. This notion had been fostered by several posts this week that offered Verizon’s apparent reluctance to encourage anyone to buy Apple’s Godpiece.
Not being a believer in what I read on blogs, I went in posing as a customer. Actually, that’s not true. Though I did once play a French count in a high school play, I didn’t need to pose here. I have an ATT
iPhone. I was ready to be sold.
First, I noticed that the iPhones at this Verizon store weren’t displayed near any of the other smartphones. They had their own little home, tucked away against a wall. The majority of this store was given over to rivals.
When Phil came over I told him the truth, said that my friends toss stale eggs at me because I still have ATT, and asked him what he recommended.
He darted immediately toward the Motorola Droid Razr. He explained that this would download anything 10 times faster than the iPhone.
“Ten times,” I replied. “Wow.” Actually I said “Gosh,” because the English accent can make me sound even more naive sometimes.
“So this phone is amazing,” I continued, quite awed. Phil explained that this was what 4G could do for you and the iPhone just isn’t 4G. He added that the Marketplace is so much less expensive than Apple’s. “And a lot more apps are free.”
He could still feel my doubt. I have that kind of face. So he added: “And the battery lasts a lot longer than the iPhone.”
I was surprised that my iPhone really was quite so dated, quite so troublingly awful.
“So you think I should buy this Droid Razr?” I asked.
“Well, no,” said Phil. “I’d get the Galaxy Nexus.”
I looked at him as if he’d just told me he was once married to Jennifer Lopez.
He obviously felt my confusion, because he said: “It’s the screen resolution. It’s better than the Razr’s.”
“Oh,” was all I could emit, before he continued: “The battery’s not so good, but I’m always near a charger.”
He explained that both these phones had bigger screens and that they would make me far more attractive to my target sex. All right, he didn’t say that last part. For that’s when I interjected with my questions as to why Verizon sells iPhones at all.
“Verizon doesn’t push iPhones,” he explained. “Apple pushes iPhones.”
I resisted commenting that Verizon seemed like something of a henpecked spouse in all of this, because Phil then went in for the kill.
He explained that as soon as his contract was up he was going to get a Galaxy Nexus.
“Ah,” I mused. “And what do you have right now?”
He reached into his right-hand pocket and pulled out an iPhone. With a Verizon-red bumper.
iPhone 5 ‘Pro’ Concept Design(Photo: Jin Young Choi)
According to unnamed sources cited by DigiTimes, Apple is now cutting its orders of iPhone touch panels. This is an indication that the Cupertino, California-based company is preparing to make the transition to new technology for its next-generation handset.
Taiwanese publication DigiTimes cited sources saying that Apple’s touch-panel suppliers, TPK Holding and Wintek, will see a sequential decline by 15 to 20 percent in shipments of the touch panel components during the second quarter. The publication’s sources further added that Apple’s current iPhone line is “moving into the final stage,” and Apple is making the transition to a new technology called in-cell touch for the next-generation iPhone.
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Thinner Lighter Display
Rumors of in-cell technology for the next-generation iPhone have surfaced well over a month ago. By delivering multi-touch technology into the thin-film transistor LCD manufacturing process, this technology would eliminate the need for more layers of glass and sensors. Consequently, in-cell technology would result in thinner and lighter displays, and offer many other benefits.
One of the greatest benefits of in-cell technology is that it would help reduce the size. In addition, such technology would also simplify certain stages in the manufacturing process, because it requires fewer steps to assemble the panels. According to recent reports, Apple will be using thinner in-cell technology for multi-touch display in its next-generation iPhone, due sometime later this year. The DigiTimes report, however, states that TPK and Wintek will not be the ones providing the in-cell touch panels for Apple.
In addition to the new in-cell multi-touch display, Apple’s next generation iPhone is rumored to launch with 4G LTE support, a larger display (4-inch), as well as a new Dock connector with fewer pins than the current one, which has a 30-pin port.
Recent reports also suggest that the new iPhone, presumably called the iPhone 5, could be partially made of Gorilla Glass 2. Meanwhile, other rumors suggest the device will use Liquidmetal alloy.
Apple has not provided an official launch date, but the next-generation iPhone is expected to launch sometime in the fall. While some expect a June release date, most reports agree an October launch is more likely.
(reported by Alexandra Burlacu, edited by Dave Clark)
After various recent rumors indicating that Apple may completely redesign the next-generation iPhone and integrate new materials, a French designer went a little further and came up with an impressive concept design for the much-anticipated iPhone 5, by adding a splash of Liquidmetal.
French designer Antoine Brieux developed a gorgeous concept design, illustrating how the next-generation iPhone could look like. Based on recent reports suggesting that the new iPhone will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors, Brieux created a concept design featuring the iPhone 5 in a Liquidmetal alloy casing.
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iPhone 5 LM
Brieux’ design, called the iPhone 5 LM – where, of course, LM stands for Liquidmetal – features a 4.5-inch display, a virtual home button rather than a physical one, and a set of wishful specifications. With no physical home button, the concept design suggests that Apple could increase the aspect ratio of the display to 16:9, thus allowing for greater screen real estate while also maintaining its form factor. In addition, the virtual home button could be removed from the screen if an application needs to make use of that extra space.
According to several reports, Apple is unlikely to ditch the physical home button anytime soon, but Brieux’ concept points out just how much usable screen area the physical button takes. On the other hand, the physical home button on current iPhones is almost like a trademark, making them easily recognizable.
The French designer’s iPhone 5 LM concept illustrates other rumors as well, such as a quad-core A6 chip, a 10-megapixel camera, and embedded SIM card, and the exquisite Liquidmetal case. Liquidmetal is a trade name for a new metallic alloy that could make tougher and smoother cases. The material is very tough, resilient, scratch and corrosion resistant, which would make it ideal for a top-notch iPhone. Apple has exclusively owned the license to Liquidmetal since last year, but so far it has only used it for the SIM card eject tool.
However, while rumors indicate the next-generation will feature a Liquidmetal case, Dr. Atakan Peker, the inventor of the technology, recently told Business Insider that Apple still has a long way to go before using the alloy in large scale products. According to Peker, the Liquidmetal technology “has yet to be matured both in manufacturing process and application development.”
Antoine Brieux’ concept design is truly inspiring and impressive, but at the end of the day it is only another concept design of what the next-generation iPhone could look like. Apple is not likely to employ the Liquidmetal technology in an iPhone, at least not yet, and a 4.5-inch display seems even less likely, considering the previous generations of iPhone boast of 3.5-inch display. If Apple were, however, to make the next-generation iPhone with a sleek Liquidmetal casing, it would crush all competition and be the undisputed king of high-end smartphones.
Start the slideshow to check out the cool photos of iPhone 5 with Liquidmetal body.
(reported by Alexandra Burlacu, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)
May 05, 2012, 7:20 AM — The iOSsphere sees the world in a grain of sand, or at least, in obscure internal electronic components. The discerning eye can see the true implications of an unchanged SIM card tray design, for example.
You just need to have your own source, someone who knows details and shares them, whispering them in your ear or caressing a keyboard, who has access to mysterious Green Folders. This week, the sources stand up to be counted, all one of them: Goodbye to the wondrous Liquidmetal, to tear-drop designs, and hello to thinner bodies and bigger screens.
You read it here second.
“Our hopes of a liquid metal iPhone could very well be dashed.” – Tyler Lee, Ubergizmo, on how a purported iPhone 5 SIM card tray reveals that the Next iPhone will probably be just like the current one.
iPhone 5 will be like the iPhone 4S because the SIM card tray is the same
And you can forget about that awesome Liquidmetal construction, too.
Replacement parts supplier SW-Box is considered by many to be a fount of reliable information about “leaked” parts, which is odd given they’re offering parts that are a “perfect fit” for products that haven’t been announced yet, let alone released.
In keeping with this heritage, the company recently posted a photo of the “iPhone 5 Sim Card Tray Holder Slot – Silver” and the iOSsphere illuminati were all over it, drawing the conclusions to which lesser mortals are oblivious.
Thus Ubergizmo’s Tyler Lee glumly concluded that “our hopes of a liquid metal iPhone could very well be dashed.”
Liquidmetal is the Wonder Metal that so many Next iPhone Fans are yearning for, because it promises a thinner and lighter and cool-feeling iPhone.
Lee clearly pored over the photo, with all the passionate intensity of a NSA analyst checking out satellite images of Osama bin Laden’s last hiding place. “Based on its design, it is reminiscent of the iPhone 4/4S which seems to suggest that 2012′s iPhone will not differ too greatly from the iPhone 4/4S’ design,” he concludes.
It’s obvious, really. If an internal part that is only present in CDMA iPhones hasn’t changed, how can anything else change? In particular you can kiss goodbye the longstanding rumor of a “teardrop” design, which would have one end of the phone thicker than the other.
Lee isn’t completely credulous, of course. “However given that there are probably just as many fake Apple parts as there are real ones, until we actually see the device for ourselves we will be taking this with a grain of salt for now,” he writes.
The only thing worse than all those fake Apple parts is the fact that Lee is only taking this with a single grain of salt instead of something approaching bulk-loading volumes.
iPhone 5: longer, thinner, and un-teardropped
Thank heavens for well-sourced rumors. Otherwise we’d be stuck with all those badly sourced ones.
“We have some details to share,” announces the generous Jeremy Horwitz at iLounge. And not just any details but details that “match and expand upon details we received back in March.” And those March details were “suggesting that Apple is abandoning the long-rumored ‘teardrop-shaped iPhone 5′ in favor of another glass-bodied design,” Horwitz reminds us.
He gets right to it.
“What we’ve learned: the new iPhone will indeed be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S.” Wow! Not only that, he knows the actual dimensions. “Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm — a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width,” Horwitz reports.
Rollup isn’t sure why 58.5mm is considered “approximate.” Maybe they were eye-balling it in terms of inches and converting to the metric scale on the fly. In any case, the metric measures yield 4.92 x 2.30 x 0.29 inches. Approximately. The current approximate dimensions of the iPhone 4S are 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches. Apparently the one one-hundredth inch difference in width warrants describing it as “virtually identical.”
Another day, another report on Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5, this time from Mac blog iLounge, which claims via a “reliable source” to have confirmed details of a thinner, longer smartphone sporting scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2 on the front, a metal panel on the back and a roughly 4-inch screen, larger than the 3.5-inch screen found on the current edition of the iPhone.
In addition, the next iPhone will have a smaller dock connector with fewer pins and will be roughly 20 percent thinner than the iPhone 4. “Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm—a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width,” the article said. “According to our source, Apple will make one major change to the rear casing, adding a metal panel to the central back of the new iPhone. This panel will be flat, not curved, and metal, not ceramic.”
While there’s no shortage of rumors and anonymous sources speculating on the design specification, iLounge has a pretty good track record when it comes to their information. The site had earlier reported details about the then-upcoming new iPad, claiming it would be thicker and boast a better camera, both of which turned out to be true. The site’s claim that the new iPhone’s screen size would change the aspect ratio of the screen has also raised a discussion about application resolution and other app development considerations.
“Should Apple really switch to a widescreen 16:9 orientation, they could use the extra space to, say, render banner notifications unobtrusively, right above the running app,” suggested the Apple blog iDownloadblog. “Another solution: drop the physical home button and replace it with a virtual counterpart occupying extra space at the screen bottom.”
The iLounge report doesn’t mention anything about a possible release date, which some reports suggest could come at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, or as late as October—not that anyone should worry. A recent report from global securities and investment group Jefferies mentions that they do not think it matters economically to Apple when the phone is launched, and investors should not stress about it.
“We have penciled in 15 million iPhone 5 shipments for [the third quarter], out of their 40 million total estimate, and 50 million total iPhones in the fourth quarter,” the April 28 report noted. “Beginning in September, Apple will have more than 175 million iPhone subscribers globally. Assuming a two-year replacement implies a base case of about 20 million iPhones a quarter.”
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones are rolling out and they’re giving the
iPhone 4S a run for its money.
In this edition of Ask Maggie I offer some advice to a reader who is considering replacing his
iPhone with either the Samsung Galaxy S III or the HTC One X. I also offer some advice about waiting for the new BlackBerry 10 phones.
Which Ice Cream Sandwich is right for me?
My contract with ATT expires this summer, and I am torn between which new phone I should get next. I currently have an iPhone 3GS. So I am considering the iPhone 4S or even the
iPhone 5 when it’s eventually announced. But the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones look really appealing to me, especially the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. So which one do you think I should get? Should I ditch Apple for Android?
Tempted by Android
Dear Tempted by Android,
This is a tough question. For one, the Samsung Galaxy S III was only announced this week. It won’t go on sale in Europe until the end of the month. And it won’t be available in the U.S. until this summer. What’s more Samsung has not said exactly which carriers will get it first or even what the final specs will look like on the U.S. version of the device. And we still don’t know the pricing for the phone here in the U.S.
As for Apple, it’s also unclear when it will introduce the new iPhone. Some people speculate it could be announced in June, as Apple has done with previous iPhone launches. But since the iPhone 4S was only announced in October, many believe that Apple has shifted the cycle slightly and the new device will be available in the fall. Since that device hasn’t even been announced yet, there’s no way to even try comparing it to either of the new Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices.
So what should you do?
Well the good news is that you have a little bit of time. You said your contract with ATT doesn’t expire until the summer. By that point, we should know where the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available in the U.S., and whether any of the specs have changed. We’ll also have pricing information.
Also by summer, we will have a better handle on when Apple will announce its next product. If you are willing to consider the iPhone 4S, which you said you were, you should check out CNET Reviews for more information. Reviewer Brian Bennett has put together comparison of the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone 4S.
Based on specs alone, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy III is the phone to beat. But choosing your next device should be about more than simply speeds and feeds.
The new HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III are loaded with some very cool features, including fast shutter-speed cameras and faster network connections, that may tempt some Apple fans. I’m a long time iPhone user, and I have to admit that iOS is looking a little long in the tooth compared to some of the features of the new Ice Cream Sandwich phones.
Even the hardware and software functionality of the iPhone 4S may not match up entirely to the latest Android phones on the market, there may still be advantages to buying it for someone already entrenched in Apple’s ecosystem.
For one, it’s just plain easier to get another iPhone. All your apps, music, videos and contacts will easily sync from your old device to a new iPhone 4S. So you will save yourself a lot of hassle by simply sticking with Apple. But since Apple may soon upgrade the iPhone 4S, as I mentioned above, you may want to wait a few months before buying a new phone if you want to stick with Apple.
But if you’re willing to make the switch to a different platform, then I’d definitely recommend one of these Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones. Of course, the question is which one is better? This is also tough to answer for a couple of reasons.
First, I want to be clear that I have not seen the Samsung Galaxy S III for myself. And as I mentioned, we don’t yet know the specs of the device for the U.S. market.
But I have seen the HTC One X. And I think it will be a hard device to top.
That said, based on spec sheets alone, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X offer very similar features. They each offer an 8 megapixel camera with a very fast shutter so you don’t miss any important shots. These devices can take up to three frames per second. And they automatically offer you the option to select the best shot of the bunch and to delete the rest. They each offer 1080p HD video recording. They run the same Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. And they are roughly the same size. What’s more, the U.S. version of the Samung Galaxy S III is expected to support 4G LTE, so the devices should be operating on the same fast network.
My advice to you is this. When the Samsung Galaxy S III comes to market, you should go to the store and compare the look and feel of it to the HTC One X. And also check out the added features on the device.
The Galaxy S III also offers some added voice recognition and facial recognition technology. The device knows when you are talking to it. And it knows when you’re looking at it so that it doesn’t go to sleep when you are reading a book or looking at the screen.
These features may sound really cool to some users. But they may seem frivolous to others. Remember that Samsung and HTC layer on their own software onto their Android devices, such as those voice and facial recognition technologies on the Galaxy S III. Some Android users have complained about one company’s version of extra software over another company’s version. This is why it’s important to check out the phones for yourself at a store. See if you like the added software features of the Samsung device. You can also see which new features of the HTC phone you like or dislike as well.
I hope this advice was helpful. Good luck!
I’ve been using a BlackBerry for years. Recently, I’ve been considering switching to an iPhone. But I don’t want to give up my physical keyboard. I’m an attorney and I use my BlackBerry to send tons of emails. I heard this week that the new BlackBerrys won’t have real keyboards anymore. Please tell me this isn’t true! Also what’s your advice on waiting for the new BlackBerry 10 phones versus getting an iPhone?
I have some good news for you. RIM is not getting rid of its physical keyboard. The company demonstrated the new BlackBerry 10 software at its conference BlackBerry World earlier in the week. And it showed off a new intelligent virtual keypad. But RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that doesn’t mean that the company is abandoning the physical keyboard. He promised the company would still offer devices with real keyboards once the new BlackBerry 10 devices hit the market later this year.
So when will these device hit the market? And should you wait? Well, so far RIM has given no firm commitment on the timing of when the new BlackBerry 10 devices will be introduced. Some rumors suggest the phones could be ready as soon as August. But others say October. One thing is clear, RIM will be in big trouble if the company can’t deliver devices by the Christmas season.
But should you wait for the new BlackBerry 10 or buy an iPhone? If you are a heavy email user then BlackBerry is still the device for you. And the BlackBerry 10 devices will have a better browser and “super” apps that will allow you to run several apps at once.
I hope that advice was helpful. Good luck!
Ask Maggie is an advice column that answers readers’ wireless and broadband questions. The column now appears twice a week on CNET offering readers a double dosage of Ask Maggie’s advice. If you have a question, I’d love to hear from you. Please send me an e-mail at maggie dot reardon at cbs dot com. And please put “Ask Maggie” in the subject header. You can also follow me on Facebook on my Ask Maggie page.
iPhone 5 release date, news, photos and videos
Apple’s next generation iPhone created a lot of buzz in the last few months. While we have seen some speculation going bizarre, some have more chances to be finally seen in the next iPhone or iPhone 5.
We have heard about at least hundreds of rumors about the most-awaited phone of 2012. But we have tried to be very discrete about choosing the best and most relevant features that are most likely to be seen and top our wish list.
Let’s check out the list
A Bigger Screen with Retina Display
Till date no iPhone has been bigger than a 3.5-inch. We, the ardent Apple lovers, never complained. But now that all smartphone makers are coming with bigger size (at times some odd 5-inch screen) screen, this time we hope to see a bigger iPhone. It seems we are not the only ones as rumors from all around the world are pouring, anticipating the size of the next generation iPhone.
A few days ago, Reuters reported that Apple would make its next generation iPhone bigger with a 4.6-inch display. But Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets declined the report and informed us that the next-gen iPhone could sport a 4-inch display. The same claim echoed by iMore editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie who said on April 5 that the iPhone 5 would retain its original 3.5-inch screen.
While we get to hear a host of rumors about the size of the phone, keeping in mind Richie’s track record of accurately predicting the iPhone 4S at the time when the world was expecting to see iPhone 5 gives him an advantage over others.
However, some other sources also claimed that iPhone 5 would feature a Quantum Dot LED curved glass edge-to-edge display with 1280 x 720 resolutions (367ppi).
While we cannot expect a revolution in terms of a bigger screen in Apple’s new iPhone 5, we can pin our hopes on a 3D camera.
Apple has recently invented a killer 3D Imaging Camera for iOS Devices. This 3D camera will apply to both still photography and video.
While 3D is no more a revolutionary technology in mobile devices, Apple is expected to tweak it and make it something new in iPhone 5.
According to Apple, the existing 3D cameras and video records can get three-dimensional information from objects but they are incapable of getting detailed information of the shapes, surfaces and depth of the objects. By using multiple sensors and cameras, Apple plans to use a series of systems, tools and methods to capture a 3D image and capture its geometric information relating to the surfaces of objects.
Apple’s ultimate aim is to capture light and image information in such a way that would create an incredible 3D image that can be seen without glasses.
On January 12, 2012, the US Patent Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new 3D GUI for iOS mobile devices.
The patent clarifies that the new 3D UI will work with proximity sensor arrays and will respond to gestures.
Even Apple accepts that “[D]ue to the limited size of the typical display on a mobile device, a 3D GUI can be difficult to navigate using conventional means, such as a finger or stylus,” but Apple’s intelligent interface would offer an overview of a 3D display environment that would provide data from the gyroscope to detect hand-movements in front of the screen working as an “imaginary camera viewfinder.”
Well, we are not sure whether this feature will be on the next iPhone but we would certainly hope to see it.
According to an April 4 report published by the Korea Times, Apple might launch an OLED display instead of the LCD to OLED display in its next iPhone.
Apple’s biggest rival Samsung has also announced its aim to switch from LCD to OLED technology. In that case, it’s easy for us to understand why Apple is also planning to change its display from LCD to OLED.
Reportedly, Apple has bought $7.8 billion worth of material from Samsung in 2011. The list includes memory chips to LCD panels. But, the company is also expected to buy $11 billion worth of parts this year, which indicates that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to buy more expensive display material to use it in its next iPhone.
Retinal and OLED combination, a sure win for Apple!
We all are somewhat certain about the LTE feature that would be introduced in iPhone 5. Since the new iPad 3 was launched with the 4G support, it is expected that the iPhone 5 will come with radio bands for 4G LTE support.
And, if rumors come true, then the company will have to make the device a little thicker to accommodate a larger circuit board and a bigger battery. This was the reason why Apple rejected the plan of implementing 4G LTE in its iPhone 4S. Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a company earnings conference call in April 2011, said, “First-generation LTE chipsets force a lot of design compromises.”
Another major patent won by Apple March 6 is a technology called iWallet, which lets users complete control to manage banking accounts on their iPhones. The technology, which also integrates Near Field Communication, will give users the ability to see their entire credit card profiles, statements and messages from their banks, and even set parental controls for their children. The statement will be directly sent to the iTunes account of the user so that users can keep track of their payments and statements within the iTunes billing system, which keeps credit card information and records safe and secure.
Quad core processor is the latest trend in the smartphone market now. And Apple will make no mistake this time to pack the strong processor which can support the speculated Retina display and other powerful apps including Siri.
The Verge has reported that the next iPhone will see the introduction of the rumored A6 processor that will clock in at superfast 1.2 to 1.5 GHz with 1GB or more of RAM to offer amazing processing capabilities to the smartphone.
The list, however, will be never-ending. But among other features that we desperately want to see in the latest iPhone, would be A5X Chip, 1 GB Of RAM, improved Siri, better battery to support the high resolution display, nanotech coating for making the device waterproof, system for multi-player gaming and so on. Read More About iPhone 5
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