FoxNews have gotten their hands on leaked photos that appeared on a Chinese tech blog earlier this week. The images are said to be those of the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5 pictures look better than Samsung Galaxy S3 but turned out to be clever renders
The supposed iPhone 5 pictures show shocking big changes to the design, in two-tone, of the iPhone which many find beautiful. While the photo caused quite a stir earlier this week, fans waiting for the iPhone 5 quickly found out this morning that the photos were in fact renderings from an industrial designer.
The industrial designer came clean and said that it was amazing how many people with knowledge of tech fell for them. Many blogs had posted the photos believing them to be the actual phone, including Apple Insider and BGR. the designer went on to say that it was testament to how much Apple have become embedded in our lives.
The designer had created the renderings from images he had seen on other websites and he has a passion for tech along with 3D modelling software. Hajek is an engineer for a Japanese electronics company, which he did not name. When asked which phone he had in his pocket the answer was the Blackberry Bold 9780.
Samsung Galaxy S3 and its controversial design
We must say though that if the iPhone 5 does end up looking anything like this, it will no doubt put the Samsung Galaxy S3 aesthetics to shame given how much criticism its design drew when it was first unveiled last month.
**Editor’s Note: Click here for our countdown of the top-selling smartphones in May.**
For the first time since its launch last October, the iPhone 4S might not be the best-selling smartphone at one of the major U.S. carriers that offers Apple‘s iconic device.
Although there aren’t any official numbers yet for 2012′s second quarter, Verizon’s big sales push for 4G LTE devices has been enough for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx to vault over the iPhone 4S, an analyst at William Blair Co. wrote in a new research note, according to Barron’s.
Blair’s Anil Doradla just conducted a series of checks at Verizon Wireless retail outlets and determined that “Apple’s momentum [is] under pressure, particularly at Verizon,” because the carrier is adding more LTE-compatible handsets to its lineup. Apple is widely expected to release an LTE iPhone this fall, but until then, it’s at a bit of a disadvantage selling an eight-month-old device that’s only 3G.
“Our checks also indicate that at this stage consumers are not pausing in front of the iPhone launch as it is not influencing their purchasing decisions (but we expect it to start impacting over the next couple of months),” Doradla wrote.
But the news is far from grim for the Silicon Valley giant. Doradla calls the upcoming iPhone 5 (or whatever it will be called) “an important catalyst for the company,” and he fully expects the iPhone to re-stake its claim at the top of the smartphone heap at Verizon Wireless – and other carriers if it should lose its No. 1 status there also – when the next-gen device is released.
And despite the news, the analyst reiterated an “outperform” rating for Apple stock, saying he’s really not worried that the iPhone will fall from its No. 1 position in North America overall.
Earlier this month, analysts at Canaccord Genuity placed the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx in second position for May – behind the iPhone 4S – at Verizon.
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Teen’s brainchild shows potential iPhone 5 capabilities
A conceptualised video from a 17-year old Oklahoma resident portrays the iPhone 5 in action, along with some new features Apple should take note of.
The faux video plays out as an aspirational iPhone 5 advert, putting together a demonstration of the highly-anticipated next entry into Apple’s smartphone range.
The short video shows the iPhone running on the new iOS 6, a quad-core A5 chip, see-though retina display and a virtual keyboard which can be projected onto flat surfaces.
It’s an ambitious and admirable vision, not to mention the video production and editing itself is impressive enough to grab someone’s attention.
The latest set of leaked Apple iPhone 5 images have fooled many but are in fact faked.
Latest batch of iPhone 5 images look good but are rendered
The crop of images circulated round the web yesterday with many sites saying they are authentic. However, the photos posted on sharing site Flickr were rendered in modelling software Rhinoceros 3D.
The images depict what the iPhone 5 could look like based on various pieces of leaked information, including a 4in screen and a smaller dock connector. It also shows a metal rear cover, bottom mounted headphone port and larger speakers.
It is still unknown as to when the iPhone 5 will launch and even if it will be called the iPhone 5. It’s likely that the smartphone will tip up this autumn, possibly September, in-line with the launch of iOS 6 which Apple announced this week at its worldwide developer conference (WWDC).
For all the up-to-date details on the illustrious device read our iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round-up.
I’m amazed how many people approach me with their wish lists for what they’d like to see on the next iPhone. Well, I hate to break it to you folks, but I’m not in charge of the iPhone 5 at Apple — wouldn’t that be fun — and I’m not a wishing well. However, it is interesting to read what people would like to see in their next iDevice.
Problem is, so many of what they wish for will never happen. And by never, I mean never, ever.
Let’s take a look at seven items on iPhone owners wish lists that are not going to happen.
#1 – Micro SD card support
Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to pop an SD Card into your iPhone and get more storage? You bet! Problem is that it will never happen because Apple uses storage capacity as a way to differentiate between models.
Also, Apple makes a lot of money out of selling you high priced storage. For example, 16GB of NAND flash storage costs Apple $19, while 64GB costs $79. However, Apple charges a whopping $200 more for this extra storage capacity.
Bottom line, if Apple added SD Card support to the iPhone 5, customers would buy the cheapest 16GB model and add an SD Card.
#2 – USB support
Again, people would love it if Apple bloke the smooth lines of the iPhone and add USB support, either by throwing out the dock connector and replacing it with a USB port, or by adding a secondary USB support.
No way, not going to happen. There are a number of reasons why this is a non-starter, but the main reason why is that adding a USB port would put Apple in a position where it would have to support all sorts of legacy hardware, from storage to printers.
Not going to happen.
Shots depicting a matte black iPhone sporting a 4in screen have leaked.
The puported iPhone 5 carries larger speakers, a headphone socket, and the infamous smaller dock connector, according to the photos reported by MacOtakara.
Apple did not comment on the validity of the photos.
There is no official confirmation of release of iPhone 5 in near future but there are lots of speculations and rumors floating around on the web. All what we can do is just wait and pray that Apple launch it soon. What features are to be expected in iPhone 5? Well, we have a big scroll as far as the features we want in iPhone 5 are concerned but we are going to sum up the big ones for you in this post. So, here goes the list of “features we want in iPhone 5”.
This is something which we all want. I mean, we all are getting sick of seeing the monotonous design of traditional iPhones, having a thick home button in the middle. We now want a change in the design, we don’t want the home button – instead we want it to be placed either on the sides or on the soft-screen. Even the thick design of iPhone gives it sort of ugly looks, so in this case too we want a sleek iPhone.
2011 saw some of the first ever dual-core processor enabled phones and iPhone 4S was one of them. We want Apple to create iPhone 5 with quad-core processor which will make the fastest phone ever, provided that Apple release it soon. We even want Apple team to at least put up 2GB RAM in it.
Apple iPhone 5 should have at least 12MP camera with features like dual-LED flash, face recognition etc. Apple has already taken a lot of time in releasing iPhone 5, Apple might be brining some serious changes. We don’t want this delay to be unworthy, we want Apple to give us the best in its kind phone! Apple iPhone 5 must have a full HD video recording capability with at least 2MP secondary camera.
We have already discussed about this very feature in “What will come and go in 2012” posted earlier on our site. Apple iPhone 5 too is expected to be enabled with this feature. The feature will enable Apple iPhone 5 to do certain task on pre-loaded voice commands. For example, if will say unlock the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to unlock; it will happen only if Apple iPhone 5 will be having this feature. The feature is not at all new, so we want Apple to take it seriously and embed it in Apple iPhone 5.
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Broadcom’s an iPhone 5 Winner: Rumors
NEW YORK (Trefis) — The Web is abuzz about the possible launch of Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 in October this year and, if rumors are to be believed, the new phone will feature an improved version of Broadcom’s (BRCM) dual-band Wi-Fi chips. Accounting for almost half the company’s value, the mobile and wireless business is the most valuable segment for Broadcom.
Broadcom is the leader in wireless connectivity solutions, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. Its chips once again being featured in the latest version of the iPhone supports our belief that the company will retain its leadership through our forecast period.
The iPhone 5 will feature Broadcom’s BCM4334 dual-band Wi-Fi chips, which is a follow-up component to the BCM4330 chips that are featured in other Apple devices — iPad and iPhone 4S. Broadcom claims to have redefined the existing chip design to reduce power consumption by almost 40%-50%. The added power saving is expected to compensate for higher energy use of a larger display and use of 4G/LTE. Additionally, the energy efficient chips can help Apple make a slimmer battery, thereby supporting a thinner iPhone.
The new chip supports dual-band Wi-Fi and is capable of handling Wi-Fi Display and Wi-Fi Direct. It also has multiple purposes as it handles other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0 and FM radio, though the latter has never been actively used in previous iPhone models. Hence, the enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities in the new system-on-chip (SoC) could help bring a number of new applications to the iPhone.
Growing Competition From Qualcomm So far, Qualcomm (QCOM) has dominated the mobile baseband and applicationprocessor market while Broadcom has had an upper hand in wireless connectivity solutions. However, the acquisition of Atheros by Qualcomm puts the company in a better position to offer SoCs that can compete with Broadcom’s offerings.
While only a few tablets have 3G or 4G connectivity that require Qualcomm’s products, most tablets have Wi-Fi capabilities that can be supported by Atheros. Hence, we think Broadcom should be wary of Qualcomm’s growing portfolio in the wireless mobile segment to ensure that it maintains its foothold in the market.
Our price estimate of $47.21 stands at a premium of around 40% to the current market price.
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This week in rumor land, Apple surprised nobody by not announcing the next
iPhone or the much-ballyhooed Apple television. Did that stop the speculations from flying? Of course not. This is America.
The biggest thing to come out of WWDC 2012 (aside from the new Retina MacBook, which is just as awesome as expected) was the news that iOS 6 is going to drop in the fall. What can we extrapolate from that? That the next iPhone will be coming right along with it, most likely. Duh.
But Rumor Has It won’t rest until we go further, so check out the other tech rumors from this week. And don’t forget to take our poll.
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A faux iPhone 5 commercial apparently created by a 17-year-old from Oklahoma with some serious video production chops sets a pretty high bar for the much-anticipated next-generation smartphone.
This short video from Dakota Adney, who lists his location as a small town near Tulsa, imagines a new
iPhone with iOS 6, a quad-core A5 chip, a see-through Retina Display, and a virtual projected keyboard to provide much-needed relief for the fat-thumbed.
Check it out below and cross your fingers that Apple can execute what a teenager can dream up.