The phone itself won’t show up at Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in June. But “from what we’ve gathered over the last few weeks in leaks and tips popping up until and including today, we’ll see much of the groundwork and preparations being made for the release of that titanic smartphone release set for a late summer release, ” Burns gushes. That release will not only feature “an iCloud upgrade, improved Apple-run Maps, and hardware updates galore,” but something More: It “will be strewn with next-level zazz.” See also iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round up.
“Zazz” is an iOSphere technical term for “general, mindblowing, cool awesomeness.”
“What WWDC will hold is the cradle which will eventually surround the iPhone 5,” Burns explains poetically. And the hot air wafting through the iOSphere is the wind that gently rocks it. Visit New iPhone 5 to have flexible display.
With all those tips and leaks at hand, Burns doesn’t even bother to cite sources. Why slow down the flow of zazz?
“[W]e’ll see the iPhone 5 bringing on a whole new wave of connected services,” Burn reveals. “This includes the Apple-made Maps environment that will not only allow you to finally work with turn-by-turn directions, it’ll give you such realistic mapping that your eyes will bug out of your head.” Go to iPhone 5 will “launch” in September.
If bug-eyed mapping doesn’t get your juices flowing, you must already be dead. The bug-eye work of photorealistic 3D maps is by C3, a company acquired by Apple in October 2011. You can get a sense of the impact of its software, running on an iPad in this video.
But that’s not all! More zazz.
“Next have a peek at the next issue in the iCloud story,” Burns teases. “This next-level iCloud upgrade will be released in a iCloud Beta fashion, this tip sending fairly clear signals that it’ll be showing up at WWDC for developers.” You almost don’t feel annoyed that Burns doesn’t actually give you a peek at even a single new feature in the next iCloud.
Not one to be shy about drawing conclusions, Burns draws conclusions. “This all comes in addition to the idea that iOS 6 upgrade to both iPhone and iPad may be coming at the event as well, though such a large upgrade (whatever it might hold) does seem more likely to be released at the same time as the iPhone 5 itself — it just sounds better.”
Nothing quite sums up iOSphere rumors as well as that: “It just sounds better.”
With all the rumors about a larger iPhone, it seems Isaac Royo (via NowhereElse.fr) has put together a concept video of what he thinks the iPhone 5 should look like. He has incorporated a larger display along with some other features, such as 3D surround sound (via the speaker grill that encases the entire device), a home button that illuminates and also appears to be touch sensitive, a feature which many had rumored would make its way onto the iPhone 4S last year, along with a 12MP rear-facing camera, a 3MP front-facing camera which is a bump up from VGA and he has also replaced the traditional dock connector with a Thunderbolt port, claiming that it will allow for faster data transfer. At the moment the transfer speeds between the iPhone and computers isn’t exactly slow to begin with, so the inclusion of Thunderbolt does seem a little frivolous. Either it’s a pretty interesting concept so be sure to check it out in the video above, and let us know what you think!
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May 23, 2012, 8:30 AM — I don’t often over Apple rumors these days; there are just so many of them, most of which turn out to be completely wrong. But this week we seem to be seeing some kind of consensus on at least one aspect of the next iPhone: a bigger screen.
Sources? All over the place. Last week, The Wall Street Journal suggested a screen size of at least 4″ diagonally. (The current iPhone has a 3.5″ screen.) Reuters said 4″ on the same day. 9to5Mac jumped in to offer more detail, saying that the width of the screen wouldn’t change but it’s length would, resulting in a 3.999″ diagonal screen with a resolution bump to 640 x 1136, giving the screena 16:9 aspect ratio; nice for playing widescreen content. (The iPhone 4s has a 640×960 screen.) Finally, MacRumors is claiming to have images of an new taller iPod Touch faceplate, the assumption being that a bigger iPhone would be coupled with a bigger iPod Touch so that both devices had the same screen. However MacRumors is saying the screen will be 4.1″ diagonally.
Now granted, having many sources doesn’t mean the rumors are true, but for my iPhone-using friends out there, I hope they are. After carrying my Galaxy Nexus (with its 4.65″ screen) around for a while, iPhone screens start to look really puny and it’s hard to imagine Apple wouldn’t bump up the screen size at least a bit. I do like the idea of making the screen longer but not wider, though. It can take a certain amount of thumb stretching to use the Nexus one handed due to the width of the screen. A taller, narrower form factor would probably slip more easily into pockets, too.
So when will we know for sure? Only Apple knows, but since most of the rumors seem to be coming from parts suppliers who’ve yet to ramp up production, most experts seem to be assuming we’re looking at September or October for the iPhone 5 launch.
Needless to say, these won’t be the last iPhone 5 rumors we hear between now and then.
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In this latest video from the Taiwan animation news organization NMA, The ghost of Steve Jobs comes back to congratulate Darth Vader Tim Cook for stabbing a hippie in the back for literally sitting on the domain name iPhone5.com. Then, after seeing the size of Androids “phone” in the bathroom, Darth Tim Cook uses a penis pump to increase the size of the iPhone for the next release. Yep, That’s what happens.
They touch on the fact that Apple has won injunctions to block HTC shipments to the U.S. And even cover the latest news that Siri prefers the Nokia Lumia when asked which smartphone is best. Darth Vader Tim Cook wastes no time in “silencing” the digital help AI.
They also manage to touch on Disney’s rocky road in the eighties. I love a good opportunity to bash Disney, but I don’t get this one. Disney rebounded in the late eighties, and Apple is far from going out of business since Steve Jobs death. Although, you could make the case that this is the last thing that Steve Jobs had a hand in designing, so maybe Apple just comes out with crap from now on. I kind of doubt it, though. Apple is a lot more than just Steve Jobs at this point.
It is true that Steve Jobs is rumored to have major input in the next design, which is to be larger and may have a metal rear panel similar to the iPad. Although I doubt a penis-pump had anything to do with the redesign. As far as a statement about Tim Cook’s masculinity and whether or not Apple is involved in a pissing contest with Google, I’ll leave that up to you.
This is not the first time we have seen Darth Vader represent Apple. Steve Jobs killed Billed Gates and donned the helmet in the last NMA video. That is, before he took a bunch of LSD and literally gave birth to a Macintosh.
Nor it is the first time we have seen NMA tackle Apple rumors. This parody video highlights the ridiculous fervor people put into Apple rumors, and some of the outrageous claims they come up with.
The next iPhone could sport a 3.9-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 1136 x 640.
9to5 Mac claims to have been told that Apple is testing multiple prototypes of the next generation iPhone, at least two of which feature this new, larger screen. The iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch 960 x 640 display, so the prototype stretches it a little (the width stays the same, the length increases by half an inch) but keeps the same Retina Display pixel density.
9to5 Mac has also heard that Apple intends to use the extra space for a fifth row of home screen icons, and that the new models retain the home button but a new, smaller dock connector.
Reckon this info is legit? Think Apple is doing the smart thing by not making the entire phone bigger in order to accommodate a much larger screen? Let us know below.
Moving toward the WWDC in June brings with it questions of whether the announcement to release the iPhone 5 will be made. Many pundits in the tech world believe the belief of such an announcement to be nonsense. Simply citing that it would be a much more marketable decision for Apple to release closer towards a fall release date, perhaps September or October. The folks over at iPhone5NewsBlog have brought up a couple of reasons why we can expect it to launch in June as well as counter-reasons as to why we can’t and should just wait for this fall. Here are 6 of the points they mentioned worth highlighting.
iPhone 5 release date: 3 reasons why a a fall release makes more sense
Small Carriers – Apple is just now releasing sales of the Apple iPhone 4S to smaller carriers, if these carriers are just now being able to sell the product, wouldn’t Apple give them ample time to establish the phone as a popular item before flipping and selling the new iPhone 5. Even when Apple opened sales to Verizon, it gave them plenty of time to seal the phone as a flagship before breaking out the 4S.
“Fall Release Theorem” – Seems silly to trust outside information about Apple’s plans, however Digitimes has posted several unnamed Asian sources – possibly component partners – who have divulged information about Apple planning to release in the fall.
Profit – For the 4S to reach full profitability, Apple needs to wait a year before releasing their next model. It simply doesn’t make sense for them to continue releasing products faster than the public are willing to purchase them.
However, against these 3 claims there are 3 for a June announcement:
Nano Sim – Apple recently motioned to get the patent for the nano SIM fast tracked, which raised questions as for why? The most obvious thought is to be prepared for the iPhone 5 release in June.
iPhone5.com – The acquiring of the domain name has thrown many experts for a loop. Similar to the nano SIM move, the only reason this seems logical is for an early release of the Apple product.
4 sales fall falling, 4S going on sale – People are buying less and less of these, could it be cause and effect? As the demand for these phones decreases basic economics states the supply must increase, causing a surplus in available phones to be purchased. What is overlooked is the fact that this pattern is followed every year, as the most recent Apple innovation falls, a new product is released on a podium. This year: the Apple iPhone 5, in June.
Hit the source link for more reasons for and against a WWDC 2012 iPhone 5 announcement.
Another Tuesday without new Apple products, so you’ll have to settle for today’s Camera RAW Compatibility Update while you examine supposed iPhone 5 parts that have leaked onto the internet, all while downloading a couple of updates to our favorite iOS apps. Ready to proceed? Then here’s the latest for this terrific Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
iPhone 5: Cue the Front Panel Part Leaks
With all the rumors of a taller iPhone 5 on the way, it was just a matter of time until the inevitable part leaks started showing up. And so they did, right on schedule, on MacRumors today. The image you see above is supposed the front panel of the next iPhone, and no, you don’t need to have your eyes checked — the images do appear to confirm a taller 3.95-inch display. While the parts appear legit, let’s not forget that sometimes these things work their way into the supply chain by an overzealous component supplier, so… grain of salt, folks. The report also cites a 4.1-inch iPod touch is on the way, although that doesn’t make a lot of sense if the iPhone 5 will be slightly smaller. New parts are also showing up for the home button flex cable and front and rear camera modules, so knock yourself out examining those to see if they’re real.
TiVo Stream Brings Content to iOS, But Only for Premiere Customers
Apparently tired of seeing competitor Dish uses its Sling technology to beam live or DVR content to mobile devices, TiVo today announced their own low-cost IP set-top box to share content with other televisions in the home, coupled with the new TiVo Stream for delivering the same to tablets and smartphones. “TiVo Stream seamlessly delivers the content available on a consumer’s TiVo Premiere or Premiere Q DVR to alternative screens such as iPads and iPhones,” the press release reads. “Unlike similar offerings in the market, this is the first product to enable streaming or download of shows simultaneously to multiple portable devices without interrupting what’s playing on the television. The power of TiVo Stream enables users to quickly transfer shows to their mobile device for viewing outside the home.” No pricing or availability information has been released, but details are promised “in the coming months.”
Hulu Plus 2.5 Update Adds iPad Retina, Improved AirPlay Mirroring
We love us some Hulu Plus — since ditching satellite more than a year and a half ago, it’s been the best eight bucks we spend each month catching up on most of our favorite TV shows. But we were kind of bummed when the new iPad came out and the gang at Hulu didn’t get with the program and update their app with Retina Display graphics. (To be fair, 95 percent of the app looked great — it was just the occasional graphic that looked pixelated or funky.) On Monday night, Hulu Plus for iOS got an update to version 2.5, and it was a fairly extensive one. All users can now browse and discover new shows by genre and play them with a re-engineered, optimized video player, while the iPad gets an “updated, nicer, more graphical user interface” and yes, for the new iPad, Retina Display support. The app also includes “improved AirPlay mirroring and HDMI support” from the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S and up, but sadly there’s still no direct AirPlay support. But hey, we’re just a stone’s throw from perfection now, and that ain’t bad.
Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.13
It’s not a software update worth tripping over your own feet to get right away, but Apple today pushed out Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.13, an 8MB file for Mac OS X 10.6.8 and OS X Lion 10.7 or later. The update “adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11: Canon EOS-1D X, Nikon D800E, Nikon D3200, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 and Sony Alpha SLT-A57.” Okay, scratch that first part — if you own one of the aforementioned cameras, it probably is worth tripping over your feet in the rush to open Software Update. So, you know what to do…
ComicBook! Hits Version 1.5 with New iPad Retina Display Support
3DTOPO Inc. has announced an update to its slick ComicBook! app for iOS. Named as the iPad Photo App of the Year by Apple in 2011, ComicBook! version 1.5 brings Retina Display support for the new iPad, while also offering resolution independent output of comic pages to PDF format for the first time. The included Sketch and Comic filters are now clocked at 56 percent faster, while a new Toon filter has been added to the mix as well. Last but not least, ComicBook! now offers a library of more than 600 additional classic comic styled “sticker” graphics available as an in-app purchase. ComicBook! 1.5 is a free update for existing users and $1.99 for everyone else, now available from the App Store.
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While several iPhone 5 concepts have appeared as images, today we have a look at an iPhone 5 concept on video.
Isaac Royo, courtesy of 9to5Mac, posted a video today showcasing an iPhone with a 3.95-inch screen and several other bells and whistles that have been rumored to be coming along with Apple’s next iPhone. The video appears to be in response to a report from earlier today that pegged the next iPhone as having a 3.95-inch display with 1136×640 resolution.
Another rumor later in the day, based on a leaked part, has pegged the next iPhone as possibly having a 4.1-inch display. Earlier reports suggested that Apple might be releasing an iPhone with a screen size of 4-inches or more.
Along with the new purported screen size, Royo’s concept brings together some of the other rumored features of the iPhone 5 including the 4G LTE data speeds that are expected to accompany the device’s launch.
Other features on Royo’s concept include a new 12MP iSight camera, a retro-illuminated touch home button that might be out of the question, and a Thunderbolt port on the top of the phone for fast data transfers.
In addition, the concept sports Apple’s A5X dual-core processor – the same processor found in the new third-generation iPad, as well as iOS 6 which the company is expected to debut at the upcoming WWDC 2012 which will take place in June.
It also has a 3MP high-definition front facing camera for use with services like FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts. Apple has been rumored to be adding FaceTime over 3G in a future software update.
The concept also employs a Retina Display with 1024 x 720 resolution.
Apple isn’t expected to release the next iPhone until the fall of this year, possibly in September or October.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — It’s never a dull day when you’re talking about Apple(AAPL), but two of today’s stories are quite different from the regular iDevice rumors.
Speculation about a larger iPhone have been bandied about for weeks, and with each passing story, it looks like the iconic smartphone is getting a facelift. Apple is reportedly testing a 3.95-inch iPhone with an upgraded version of Retina display.
It reportedly will have a 640 x 1,136 Retina display and an aspect ratio of 16:9, which will allow users to watch videos in a widescreen format. Apple may also add a fifth row of icons to the home screen.
Steve Jobs was one of the most iconic visionaries in technology, and President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton and U2′s Bono all honored the late Apple co-founder at the Webby Awards with a video and some words about the man.
Actor Richard Dreyfuss gave a speech about Jobs and his contribution to society. Dreyfuss voiced the memorable “crazy ones” Apple commercial in the late 1990s.
In the oddest bit of Apple news today, the iPad is playing a prominent role in talks to restructure Greek debt.
As the discussion to cut Greece’s debt became a finality, Bondholder Communications Group was asked to get roughly 100,000 debt holders to sign off on the debt restructuring and the organization purchased 100 iPads loaded with a custom app to make the process as quick as possible.
“It was the largest financial transaction in the history of the world,” Bondholder Communications Group President Bob Apfel told Fortune. “[A]nd we couldn’t have done it without the iPad.”
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–Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York
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