Apple iPhone 5 has already become a hot topic on the internet since the WWDC 2012, but did you know that it has been 5 glorious years since the first original iPhone.
Apple introduced its original iPhone on 29 June 2007 and since then the world has seen 4 of its successors iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
There is no argument that it was due to the original iPhone which introduced the users to the App store and practically started the smartphone revolution.
The first iPhone may have featured a mixture of metal and plastic back but the general look of the iPhone series has not changed over the years. However, if sources are to be believed then this tradition isn’t going to last long. Apparently, the iPhone 5 will feature a 4 inch screen and will be 10 cms taller than the previous iPhone 4S.
The iPhone has shown tremendous growth over the past years, not only in terms of consumer reach but also in terms of tech specs. At the time of launch, the first iPhone featured a 2 MP camera, ran on the EDGE network and boasted its visual voice mail. The iPhone never came with a small price tag, not now not then. Even the original iPhone came with a price tag of $499 for 4GB version and $699 for 8GB version. During the initial times, users were unable to download apps from other developers. However, a complete web browser on a smartphone was more than enough for the iPhone to earn positive reviews from the critics and satisfy consumers.
At the time of the launch of iPhone, many market analysts predicted that iPhone would never be able to stand up against the big giants like Nokia and Research in Motion, who are now struggling to even maintain a small percentage of the market. In fact Nokia is set to cut 10,000 of its staff by the end of 2013, and Research in Motion said Thursday that it will drop 5,000 jobs.
The iPhone might be have been slowed down, but it has never stopped climbing which can be proved easily by the fact that it took 74 days for the first iPhone to hit the 1 million sales mark but the iPhone 4S received 1 million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of its official release. The dramatic growth of the Apple App store never fails to amuse us, until a year after the iPhone’s launch in July 2008, there were not so many apps available for the iPhone in the app store. But here we are, 4 years later with more than 650,000 apps and 400 million accounts.
The 6th iPhone, iPhone 5 featuring iOS6, is all set to launch in the coming months and will continue the iPhone legacy.
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July 1, 2012, 5:53 A.M. — Google’s “Now” feature a defense against Siri’s anti-Google activities, but one analyst thinks that Siri isn’t even capable of beating Google’s accurate search engine alone.
Siri could be one of the “selling points” of the iPhone 5, but one analyst thinks that it is still not advanced enough to beat Google.
Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray reportedly finds that Siri is not yet capable of beating the native Google search, alone. According to a report posted by Fortune, Munster tested the iPhone 4S on the busy street of Minneapolis to know how Siri performs while the iPhone user is in a noisy and busy street, and while the iPhone user is in a quiet environment.
The results, Munster thinks that Google is still more accurate because the queries were keyed-in while Siri relies on the voice. Piper Jaffray’s analyst gives Siri the grade D while Google gets a B after the popular search engine manages to deliver better and accurate search results.
So, what’s the importance of this survey? Well, Apple’s Siri is not yet a search engine killer, and it cannot replace the traditional search engines anytime soon. I should also note that Google is available on the iPhone too because Google only relies on its iOS search app and any third-party web browser, and based on the performance of the new Chrome and Google Drive for iOS, it is safe to say that iOS users are still in love with the Mountain View’s pride.
But the bigger story last week was not covered by Munster’s survey, and that is the new Google Now. Apparently, Google Now is considered by early reviews as the “real” virtual assistant because it focuses on establishing “cards” beforehand, or for beginners, Google Now can predict the user’s next queries by pulling in and processing the user’s previous searches, notifications, e-mails, and even its previous questions using voice. In short, it learns just like a dog with a normal functioning brain cells.
I think Google Now is the search engine’s defence against the iPhone 5 and of course, Siri. Last year, “experts” have been predicting that Siri will soon kill Google, but it looks like the search engine giant is smart enough to find Siri’s Achilles heels, and that is variety.
Compared to Siri, Google Now is more accurate and fetch voice far better than Apple’s Beta voice dictation program.
Google Now was launched ahead of the rumored October release date of the iPhone 5. Gene Munster also predicts that the next iPhone’s operating system, the iOS 6 that will arrive in Fall, Siri will be updated to add more features while its reliance on Google’s powerful data from 60 per cent now down to 48 per cent.
iPhone 5 features have become talking point long before its launch schedule is officially announced. The sort of buzz that Apple’s forthcoming smartphone is generating in the market is unprecedented. Latest leaks from Cupertino based tech giant, Apple, suggest a September launch for the next generation iPhone being dubbed as iPhone 5 by ever enthusiastic media circles and Apple fans.
There are several features of the next generation iPad that are very clear for even a common iPhone enthusiast. The most important of them is the fact that the new smartphone from Apple will be considerably bigger than the existing iPhone 4S. Though it would still not be able to match Samsung’s latest Galaxy S3 phone that comes with a huge 4.8 inch display, it is going to be significantly bigger. Reports suggest that the forthcoming Apple phone would be at least 4 inch instead of 3.5 inch display that Apple has continued from first generation smartphone.
To be true, iPhone’s size was among the biggest when it was launched five years ago. But now it looks tiny compared to Android smartphones available in the market. Most top class Android smartphone sport at least 4.5 inch or bigger display. If Apple comes with 4 inch display, it will still be significantly smaller than top Android phones, but significantly larger than the existing iPhone 4S.
A recent video released last month showed the front panel of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, with space for a screen length appreciably greater than previous-generation models. The video, posted on Thursday by Japanese site Macotakara, showed a part claimed to be the glass front panel from Cupertino based tech giant’s next generation smartphone. When placed atop a current iPhone, the panel shows a component noticeably longer — long enough so that the hole for the forward-facing FaceTime camera sticks above the current iPhone.
Not just the new smartphone is going to be bigger, it is also going to be wider than the existing variants. A report in Apple Insider suggests that the bigger surface area for the screen on the glass panel of next gen iPhone pictures indicate a new display would be long enough to pass the earpiece on current iPhone models.
A smartphone specialist Brian White who works with Topeka Capital Markets while quoting his sources said that iPhone 5 is going to make its entry in the market in September. Earlier reports had suggested October launch. His sources in Taiwan also talked of a unibody aluminum casing manufactured by Foxconn, Apple’s leading trading partner.
It’s only a matter of time before Apple release the iPhone 5, but will it be able to take on the Samsung Galaxy S3? The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a wonderful design and the handset has some innovative features that make it stand out. Right now there is nothing to come close to the device, so when the iPhone 5 is released, will it be able to take on the mighty S3?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5
Let’s take a look at just what the iPhone 5 will have to beat. First there is the 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display which provides 310ppi and a display of 1280 x 720. There are rumors that the iPhone 5 will comes with a screen of around 4 inches and have a resolution of 1280 x 720 with 367ppi and of course the display will be retina. It does have to be said that the pixel density of the S3 is more than enough.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual core chipset in the US. The iPhone 5 might have the A5X.
Samsung have put the latest operating system in the S3 and the iPhone 5 will also have the latest iOS, this should be iOS 6 which is reportedly coming out in October. This means that both handsets will be up to date with software. Now of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced earlier this week but Samsung was fast to act and confirmed the update would hit the S3 before the year is up. Hence on this front, the iPhone 5 may be the winner.
The Samsung Gaaxy S3 comes with a camera of 8 megapixels and there is zero shutter lag. There are rumors out there that the iPhone 5 may have a 3D camera for both video and photos. However this is not likely as 3D is not the in-thing and hasn’t gone down as well as manufacturers would have liked, as seen with the HTC EVO 3D.
When it comes down to storage the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes in three flavours, the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The iPhone 5 should come in similar options; however what would let the iPhone 5 down is no SD card option, as there is with the S3.
The features of the S3 are superb and include S Voice, S Beam, Smart Stay and Pop up Play. In contention the iPhone should have Siri 2.0, Face Unlock and Universal remote control plus around 200 new features that come with iOS 6 that was recently announced at WWDC 2012.
When it comes down to choosing a phone this is dependent on what your preferences are for a handset. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best smartphone on the market right now so Apple will have to work magic if they are to beat it with their latest iPhone 5.
Apple iPhone 5 is all set to release this fall and Motorola Droid RAZR HD just after a few weeks from that. All the potential customers have a common question in mind where does Apple iPhone 5 stand when compared to Motorola Droid RAZR HD?
If you have a similar question in mind then reading the few words below will help you out a lot.
Design And Body build
So far, if the leaked pictures are really of their respective handsets, then the iPhone 5 takes the crown.
While some might argue about the unusual diamond sort of design of the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, for me it is all about the classy look which the all the smartphones of the iPhone series give.
As for the body build Motorola Droid RAZR HD seems to have inherited its predecessor’s carbon fiber building material giving it an upper hand when compared to the aluminum body of the iPhone 5.
If Apple continues its tradition of featuring the same processor in the next iPhone which they featured in the previous iPad then the Apple iPhone 5 is most likely to feature an A5X chip, while on the other hand a stray Nenamark benchmark leaked on the internet suggests that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD will feature a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. So both the smartphones will make it to the list of the fastest smartphones of the year.
Apple has already proved to the world very clearly that after all these years, no other manufacturer is even close to Apple in terms of screen quality. Recently, a Japanese blog posted a video which showed that the Apple iPhone 5 will feature a 4 inch display. And now that MacBook Pro is sporting a Retina Display, it is a pretty safe bet that the iPhone 5 will come with a greater pixel density than the previous iPhone.
While Motorola Droid RAZR HD has an unusual screen resolution of 1196 x 720 px, some pixels likely dedicated to on-screen buttons. Till date, there is no leak or official word about the screen size.
It has been confirmed that Motorola DROID RAZR HD will feature a 13 MP camera pushing it far ahead from the rumored 8 MP camera of the Apple iPhone 5. Apparently, a picture snapped from the DROID RAZR HD leaked on Picasa, which clearly proved that DROID RAZR HD will be capable of taking much better pics than its predecessors and the current iPhone 4S.
Droid RAZR HD is also likely to get an edge in terms of battery with its 3300 mAh battery which is more than double than the Apple iPhone 5′s 1430 mAh battery(according to 9to5mac). However, a larger battery does not necessarily mean a better battery backup, power management plays a key role when battery backup is concerned.
Both the smartphones are likely to come with the usual connectivity options like WiFi,3G, Bluetooth, USB and most importantly 4G LTE connectivity. However, it is a real downer that any file you want to transfer from your PC to your iPhone 5 must be done through iTunes while same can be achieved on Motorola Droid RAZR HD just like a normal flash drive.
If you are not too much of an Apple fan and could wait for a few months, you don’t really need to go for the Apple iPhone 5. However, if you already own an Apple device then iPhone 5 will probably be a better choice than Motorola Droid RAZR HD.
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One iPhone 5 concept is standing out against many others created in anticipation of the new phone’s release. Created by 17-year-old Dakota Adney, the Apple-like commercial demonstrates what the iPhone would look like with a transparent screen and a virtually projected Keyboard.
Adney created a video of the iPhone with iOS6, a quad-core A5 chip, and see-through Retina Display. The teenager highlighted the ease of using different applications such as Twitter, Instagram, and even what it would look like to write a text message on the screen. The virtual keyboard is said to be laser projected on the lower end of the device. The gadget also allows users to see right through the phone while capturing images.
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Adney’s iPhone concept sets the bar high for the upcoming iPhone 5 and demonstrates how users are expecting impressive high-quality features.
The iPhone 5 concept is not the only one catching viewers’ eye as creative and impressive, Adney is too.
Adney is a teenage student from Oklahoma with very innovative ideas as well as striking production skills.
This Apple iOS concept is not the first of its kind, Adney also made one similar to it, but for the iPad 3 concept, created for the product last year. He is also known for creating a witty MacBook Air promo.
iPhone 5 fans are still keeping a close eye out for the release of the device, but what’s making the wait bearable is the exciting new concepts fans are coming up with.
iPhone is the most loved and desired smartphone of all time, and needs no introduction. After the release of iPhone 3G, 4, and 4S the world is now eagerly waiting for the iPhone 5 release. A number of rumors are floating around the technology world about this new iPhone.
What are the rumors saying?
Everybody expected the iPhone released last October, 2011 to be the iPhone 5. However, Apple gave us the iPhone 4S instead. Rumors are that at the next annual conference of Apple, which is supposed to be held this June, the iPhone 5 features and configurations will be announced. Like the previous 4S, it also may come out in October this year. It just might be the 15th of October as well! The iPhone 5 is believed to be the last iPhone project approved by Steve Jobs.
Dual core processors are nothing new for smartphones now days, especially when other smartphone brands like Samsung are using an A5 processor. However, Apple is always one-step ahead. Their last iPhone, the iPhone 4S, features an A5 processor. So rumors are circling saying that A6 is on the way, therefore the iPhone 5 may be equipped with something as good as a quad core processor!
For a buyer, the aesthetics of a phone are crucial. This is why so many people are speculating about what the changes the iPhone 5 will get in its overall look. The first major change might be the display. Many sources are claiming that the Apple iPhone 5 will come with a bigger, attractive, 4-inch display with a curved glass screen. With the increase in the user interface size, the resolution would be stronger so users may have a better visual experience. The guess is that Apple will be using liquid metal technology to provide users with a never-before-seen experience. This may mean a lighter, thinner and more durable version with a better touch screen and more vivid colors.
New iPhone 5, newer features:
As 4G LTE is already available it would only be logical that the iPhone 5 will be 4G LTE capable. One striking rumor is that there might not be a home button on the new iPhone 5. This is because Apple is trying to improve gesture-based control; the iPhone 5 could quite possibly have this enhanced gesture control. There may also be a leap from 16GB of storage to 64GB.
Rumors say that the camera might not be changed at all, as the previous 8 megapixel one is doing great. However, photos have been surfacing of new features in between the camera and the light. Guesses are, it is a microphone for audio recording during video.
Other iPhone 5 features:
Evidence of a new dock connector has also been circulating. Stunning information about the new iPhone is that it might be fireproof. Halogen free flame retardant material could be included with this, so that nobody needs to worry about their precious iPhone catching fire!
Ok, take a deep breath. Imagine charging your phone without a cable! Yes, rumors say this dream might become a reality. Inductive wireless charging technology, if incorporated with this phone, would allow for wireless charging. The new iPhone might also have NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. This will definitely make waves since NFC is what allows data exchange between phones by just simply holding them within a couple of centimeters from each other.
Lots of rumors, lots of probability, and unique options are being guessed by people all over the world. But when will this magic phone come? The safest guess is late 2012, but nobody knows. We can only guess, only wait.To learn more about iPhones visit www.accessorygenie.com
Regular readers will know that we endeavor to bring you all the latest developments, rumors and speculation regarding the Apple iPhone 5 and the closer to a release the more we are hearing. Today though we want to take a look at some interesting news that shows that the iPhone 5 is already ‘sold’ to many people before it’s even made official, in theory at least.
We all know that such is the iconic image of the Apple iPhone and its huge loyal user base already, that any new iPhone will always sell in huge numbers almost regardless of what it offers. However the strength of that brand-loyalty is higher than we had estimated according to recent figures, as a new poll shows that 71% of iOS users are “highly likely” to stick with the platform. Presuming that many of those use an iPhone, that equates to huge amounts of units sold even while it’s still an inkling in Apple engineers’ eyes and even if only some of those choose to upgrade to the iPhone 5. Take into account that 21% said they would never leave the iOS platform and the numbers become even more significant.
A survey conducted by Goldman Sachs revealing these figures has come to our attention from Apple Insider and although it took part with 1000 iOS users generally, rather than just iPhone users, it seems likely that the figures would be generally reflected if they just pertained to the iPhone. This amount of brand loyalty is pretty staggering and in an investors note on Friday, Bill Shope of Goldman Sachs estimated that the total collective iOS customer value works out at almost $295 billion. That means that the average iOS customer is worth $1053 to Apple and that’s “without any consideration for the content, services or peripherals streams, or for the platform’s growth potential,” based on Apple’s current user base.
The survey conducted by Goldman Sachs considered the costs to customers of changing platforms and 21% said they would never leave Apple regardless of any amount of discount offered. Of the customers who were unsure and said they would consider leaving, over half said that the discount would have to be worth 30% or greater to get them to jump ship. The poll results showed that 71% of respondents said they were “highly likely” to stick with Apple for their next smartphone or tablet while 23% said they were “likely” to remain an iOS user. Only 1% of respondents said they were “unlikely” to remain with Apple.
Some of you may be aware that yesterday marked the fifth birthday of the release of the first iPhone and an infographic on Mashable about the success of the iPhone also has some fascinating statistics. As of March 2012 Apple has sold 218 million iPhones in total, creating revenue of $140 billion. In the last quarter, sales of the iPhone made up 58% of Apple’s total revenue, illustrating the importance of this device to Apple.
It seems that for now at least, unless Apple completely loses the plot, the ongoing success of the iPhone seems virtually guaranteed. To recap our main point, in theory the iPhone 5 has already ‘sold’ in huge numbers to many people simply because of customer loyalty to the Apple brand. Just how many millions of iPhone 5’s will be sold on its release is of course not yet known but it will certainly be interesting to find out at a later date how many iPhone 5 buyers previously owned an iPhone.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Have you already ‘purchased’ the next iPhone 5 in theory, simply because you are an established iPhone user and wouldn’t consider changing? Maybe you’re new to the iOS platform and considering buying an iPhone for the first time and are impressed with the depth of customer loyalty towards Apple? Of course you could also be one of those who simply doesn’t understand why Apple users are so faithful? Let us know by sending your comments.
The new rumor from Apple’s suppliers in Taiwan suggested that the Cupertino-based company will reveal its new generation of iPhone, commonly referred to as iPhone 5, in August. This date will be couple of months ahead of schedule, reported China Economic Review.
After Apple announced the fall release of iOS 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2012, rumors have added that iPhone 5 will be launched about the same time. Considering that the iPhone 4S was launched in October of last year, people expected the iPhone 5 to be available in the market this October.
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However, new rumors are suggesting that Apple is in hurry to launch the new product soon to keep its competitors away. Samsung has already launched Galaxy S3 and Google is also attempting to launch Nexus.
Sina.com, a Chinese website, has also stated that Apple requested its suppliers in Taiwan to expedite the shipping of iPhone components, adding more rumors of early launch.
J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz has commented to CNET that Apple’s sale is expected to decline in third quarter, suggesting Apple should launch the next iPhone 5 in September.
According to rumors, iPhone 5 is to have ditched its 3.5-inch screen with 4:3 ratio design, which the company kept since the original iPhone until now. The new iPhone is to have 4.0-inch screen with 16:9 ratio.
Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 6, is also expected to power iPhone 5. It will come with Apple’s own Maps instead of Google Maps as the default mapping service. The Maps will have a 3D viewing and turn-by-turn navigation. The new iOS to have upgraded its Siri voice function and have integrated with third party systems such as Yelp “check-in” and Facebook.
Based on Apple’s recent patent, some suggested that camera lenses will be replaceable. The charging dock is also rumored to be smaller.
Could we really see iPhone 5 in August, only 10 months after releasing its last model? Or is Apple going to see Samsung and Google take all the electronic consumers while waiting to debut its next iPhone?
Feel free to share your opinions.