Having discovered that iPhone users are sad people who use their iPhones only for taking pictures of food, Apple has reworked the next incarnation, the iPhone 5, to turn it into a digital SLR with a phone. The interactive voice-recognition feature, called Siri, even recognizes food in photos and suggests “fun captions that’ll imply a life worth living.” Or so says this spoof video.
The rumored front panel of the iPhone 5 leaked by uBreakiFix.com
The Samsung and Apple war wages on as the iPhone 5 is set to officially debut on Sept. 12, but comparisons of the two company’s devices may prove the hype for the iPhone 5 is unwarranted.
The strong hype for Apple’s latest iPhone device has led Jefferies analyst Peter Misek to believe the iPhone 5 will be “the biggest handset launch in history.”
Misek could be right, a lot of people will undoubtedly purchase the device but will they be satisfied with it?
The design for the Samsung Galaxy S3 features a plastic casing, which may turn people away as the iPhone 5 will have a metal casing instead. The iPhone 5 is also expected to be 7.6mm thick with a non-removable battery, while the Galaxy S3 is a bit thicker with 8.6mm but with a removable battery.
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The screens of the devices are also different, with Samsung taking advantage. The Galaxy S3′s screen is 4.8-inches with a Super AMOLED HD screen and a resolution of 1,280×720. The iPhone 5 has carries less numbers with only a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1,136×640 and will remain with the IPS display as its predecessors. The screen size for the iPhone 5 is .5 bigger compared to the iPhone 4S, but .8 less than Samsung’s device.
As Latinos Post reported, the battery power for the iPhone 5 is expected to last eight hours for 3G users and 14 hours for 2G. Its battery life is expected to have a capacity of 1140mAh, which is 10mAh higher than the iPhone 4S. But once again, the battery life battle goes to the Galaxy S3 with a mAh of 2100.
The battery life once again goes back to the display as a low mAh could suggest a small display which appears to be true if the iPhone 5 launches with the 4.0-inch screen.
A major change iPhone 5 users can expect is it no longer accepts the 30-pin connector used in other Apple products. Latinos Post reported a small dock port is shown in rumored leaked images and it will support a 19-pin model. The change of the pin means it will no longer be compatible with current iPhone docking products, which gives Apple the opportunity to create and sell docking products for the 19-pin connector.
The iPhone 5 is expected to launch on Sept. 12 for ATT, Sprint, and Verizon with a price tag of $800 without a standard two-year contract but can go as low as $199 when signing a contract.
The Galaxy S3 has already sold more than 10 million units in just for the month of July.
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Hilariously bad translating aside, Mobilcom Debitel hints at some of the alleged features coming in the next iPhone:
“The new smartphone special surprises?” Mobilcom Debitel asks. “Perhaps a bigger screen of 4 inches or a thinner cell touchscreen? The world expects a faster processor or higher graphics performance? Maybe even a memory of 1 GB? It will be exciting…”
Mobilcom-Debitel says users can sign up on their site to “stay up to date” and be the first to know about news of Apple’s “new smartphone,” but we’ve all heard that one before.
iPhone 5: When Is The Release Date?
Germany’s Mobilcom-Debitel isn’t the first smartphone carrier to hint at the iPhone’s release date. Back in July, Francis Shammo, the CFO of Verizon, mentioned “a new phone coming out in the fourth quarter” during his company’s quarterly earnings conference call.
“We’ve made a lot of moves in the last year and a half around restructuring our upgrade policies. As you know, we’ve launched our $30 upgrade fee,” Shammo explained during the call with investors and other Verizon executives. “Obviously, this all has an impact on the level of upgrades and then of course, there is always that rumor mill out there with a new phone coming out in the fourth quarter. And so people may be waiting, but look, we manage this on a quarter-to-quarter basis.”
More recently, just last week, BGR reported from a “trusted ATT” source that the carrier plans to launch the iPhone 5 in the third or fourth week in September. The source said ATT’s all-hands-on-deck policy will be in place for employees, which will extend through mid-October.
Furthermore, a second ATT source independently confirmed to BGR that ATT has rescheduled a large training event for regional employees has from the first week of October due to a “major announcement.”
Beyond smartphone carriers, however, it’s been widely reported that the iPhone 5′s release date will come in the first two weeks of September. The very first report of an official unveiling date came on July 30 from iMore’s deeply-connected editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie.
“iMore has learned that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past.”
We know a good deal of what the iPhone 5 looks like, thanks to prototypes and images allegedly leaked by Apple’s foreign supply chains. In the iPhone 5, Apple has expanded and redesigned its speaker grills, migrated the FaceTime camera to be directly above the earpiece, moved the earphone jack from the top right corner of the phone to the bottom left corner, and introduced a new camera opening on the backside of the phone between the camera lens and the LED flash, which likely houses a small microphone. Finally, we believe Apple has fixed its iPhone 5 with a unibody metal back instead of an all-glass facade, which could potentially improve call reception, and has also endowed the iPhone with a new, smaller dock connector, which could be as small as 9 pins.
As far as interior features go, the iPhone 5 may be the first iPhone to support LTE connectivity, NFC technologies for sending money and sharing content, 3D photography, and multiplayer gaming. The phone may also be the first to feature crack-proof glass in its design, as well as a new haptics feedback system, which could produce 3D buttons or objects for users to physically interact with their content. More of the phone’s features can be read about here.
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With the launch of the iPhone 5 expected to be exactly one month from now, more pictures of the rumored phone have hit the Web.
But this time, iResQ said it put the dock connector and headphone jack parts into another part that is believed to be used in the sixth generation: the frame. And the company said the two parts fit nearly perfectly.
“One of our technicians was even able to screw the assembly into the pre-aligned screw holes inside of the frame,” the company said in a blog post. “All of the threading and screw holes lined up perfectly with the screw holes in then docking port/headphone jack assembly.”
Meanwhile, uBreakiFix, another product repair site, also put pictures of another supposed iPhone 5 part, in this case being the phone’s front panel and screen.
You can see that image over at MacRumors, which notes that although we’ve seen images of what is believed to be the iPhone 5′s front panel, we hadn’t yet seen the panel with its screen already built in.
The next iPhone is widely expected to be announced Sept. 12 with pre-sales starting immediately. The phone, though, won’t actually launch until Sept. 21, according to various reports.
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Earlier today, U.K. communications regulator Ofcom gave Everything Everywhere — the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile — approval to rollout out the country’s first 4G network from September 11. Within hours of that announcement comes a new report that claims Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 will be one of the first smartphones to take advantage of it, possibly handing Everything Everything an “exclusive” as the U.K.’s only 4G carrier compatible with the iPhone.
“Multiple sources” have “suggested” to Pocket-lint that the new iPhone 5 will launch with support for the U.K.’s first 1800MHz 4G network, which will begin its rollout a day before Apple is expected to announce the device on September 12.
Of course, this morning’s announcement from Ofcom instantly led Apple fans to speculate over whether or not the iPhone 5 would indeed support 4G networks in the U.K. We know for sure it’ll feature 4G LTE connectivity, but we also know from the problems Apple had with the new iPad that not every 4G network uses the same frequency, and the iPhone 5 can only support so many.
But there’s one good reason why the sixth-generation device will support Everything Everywhere’s network. Unlike the rest of the U.K.’s 4G networks, which will launch on the 800MHz and 2.6GHz frequency bands early next year, Everything Everywhere’s uses the same 1800MHz band used by other 4G networks across Europe and Australia.
If Apple’s going to extend its 4G reach and provide support for these territories with the new iPhone, then — which it is expected to do — this is likely to be one of the frequencies the device is compatible with — along with those for ATT and Verizon in the U.S., of course.
If the device doesn’t support the other 4G frequencies in the U.K., this could give Everything Everywhere a major advantage as the “exclusive” 4G carrier for the iPhone 5.
Pocket-lint’s sources also claim, however, that “it would be feasible” for Apple to add support for the 800MHz band “somewhere down the line,” and support for the 2.6GHz band “later this year.”
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Yo, Apple rumor mill followers: Stop obsessing over how many pins will be in the new dock connector of the iPhone 5, where the microphone will be located, and how much bigger the screen will be and prepare to laugh at yourself.
On Monday, New York comedian Adam Sacks uploaded a video to YouTube with the tantalizing title “LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video- Keynote 2012.”
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is. The video is not real, but that doesn’t mean it’s not funny.
And it isn’t just the Apple rumor people who Sacks is skewering—it’s also those banes of our modern existence—the people who won’t stop taking pictures of the food they eat and posting them to Facebook and Twitter and other social media sites.
“Before designing the iPhone 5, we studied how customers use their iPhones and we discovered something interesting: People only use iPhones to take pictures of their food,” says a young man in the video identified as a vice president of design for Apple. “They are sad and alone and so they use pictures of food to create an illusion of a fulfilling life.”
Then he debuts the iPhone 5, which looks like a camera, not a phone. He gives some stats and then adds: ”These pictures look so good that nobody would ever imagine you lie awake at night wondering why you can’t feel happiness.”
The VP also adds that Siri has been redesigned too. Her primary purpose? To put fun captions on your food photos.
“Chickpea salad. Nom, nom, nom. I am happy.”
The Apple [AAPL] iPhone isn’t perfect. There’s a range of low-level features which don’t appear to have made it into iOS 6, some of which could make the best-selling single smartphone variety even more popular. Here’s just four little features I think the iPhone lacks, even as the iPhone 5 queues get set to begin next month.
[ABOVE: Here's the obligatory iPhone 5 components video clip.]
I’ve written about the various steps you can take to tweak a little more battery life out of your iPhone when you need your phone to be a phone more than you need all its other features. The thing no list of power-saving tips can divert attention from is that taking all these steps is tedious and time-consuming. Does it really need to be so?
Of course it doesn’t.
Surely there’s someone on Scott Forstall’s growing iOS software development team who can go through all the background processes your iPhone does (Location sensing, WiFi network detecting, Bluetooth device scanning etc) and find some simple way to switch these things off, or at least down to an absolute minimum in order to reduce battery drain.
I’m sure there’ll be critics complaining that they didn’t buy a smartphone in order to end up using something which is only a phone, but for those times when you need to scrape more standby time from your device and aren’t planning to play Angry Birds, surely it would be a nice touch to have a single button command inside, say, Settings, which would enable you to switch off every extraneous action in order that your phone will work longer as a phone. This could be useful for example when you’re awaiting vehicle recovery services by the side of a road; sat in a tent at a music festival or on your way to the mountain climber’s base camp.
Sometimes keeping tabs on all the things those apps are doing in the background becomes a task in itself. A single button to switch across to low power mode without requiring any manual changes to app or device settings would surely be a good thing.
To be fair the iPhone 4S I’m using is one of the best digital cameras I’ve ever owned in terms of its lack of shutter lag. It’s head and shoulders above the digital cameras I was reviewing in the early 2000’s for this. Indeed, digital camera technology has moved so far along that it’s inevitable that digital cameras will go the way of printers. I can even imagine them being sold at low prices with printers, with now merged printer and camera firms hoping to yield some form of business from ink sales. However, this doesn’t mean the iPhone’s camera shouldn’t support some form of Burst Mode when taking images.
I’ve spent the weekend attempting to capture some images of some of my favorite bands, and while the pictures I did keep are OK, your timing needs to be spot on if you want to capture that defining moment when taking live shots. Burst mode would be a massive improvement if deployed.
I’d also like to note that of the gigs I do go to (and I go to as many gigs as I can), I’m in no doubt at all that the majority of the phones I see held up to capture still images and video are made by Apple.
[ABOVE: Message font sizes need to be bigger.]
Stupid tiny text message text
I’ve lost track now of the number of heartfelt, important occasionally life-changing text messages I’ve sent when I’m out and about while — such is my vanity — not wearing my spectacles. As you can see from my truly horrible profile picture on this blog, I rarely photograph well and so I’m foolishly reluctant to wander the world wearing my specs.
Sure, this endearing habit for denial may be potentially nothing more than an age crisis informing death anxiety thing, but one thing that I do regret is the number of times when sending a text that I’ve failed to see auto-correct mischievously alter what I’ve been trying to write in order to insert something irrelevant or, occasionally, shocking. I’m making light of this, but the fact I can’t zoom into the text on SMS messages, or even change the font size..it’s just, oh I’ll say it — it’s annoying.
Why can’t I do this? It’s just text, right? I can zoom into Safari and other apps with text. All I want — it’s pretty simple — is to be able to read the message using pinch and zoom. Is this really too much to ask?
The fact you can’t do this yet is just stupid.
I’m not disputing Apple’s focus on usability for its devices. It’s streets ahead of Google’s Android in that regard. After all, a little known story that better-sighted media outlets don’t appear to have got their heads around at the moment is that Apple is working with top manufacturers to introduce Made for iPhone hearing aids.
UPDATE: I’ve been looking for this for so long. I’m thrilled to have learned it can be done, to an extent — thanks commenters. “You can increase the text size in Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Messages, and Notes in Settings – General – Accessibility – Large Text in iOS 5.” There’s one caveat — text entry remains small, perhaps that can be repaired, too? In any case, I’d like to simply be able to tap and zoom.
iTunes app happiness
This one is really simple: Why can’t the artist, album and song information of whatever music I’m playing on my device at the time be made available as the top item within the Notifications drop-down box? Surely that’s not such a challenging thing to implement?
So, that’s four tiny usability improvements I’d like to see in the future iPhone. Obviously there’s many, many more implementations it would be nice to see inside the device. What other features are on your list? Let me know in comments below.
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Less than a month before Apple gets ready to unveil the
iPhone 5, we get word of a last-minute rethink that forced the boffins in Cupertino to go back to the drawing board and rework the entire project. Why? Because customers use their iPhones only to take photos of their food in order to create the delusion of a fulfilling life.
Oh, and did we mention that the
iPhone 5 is a camera?
Or so says the fictitious vice president of iPhone product design in a deliciously biting parody that’s made its way to YouTube. A couple of snippets:
“[People are] sad and alone so they use pictures of food to create the illusion of a fulfilling life,” says one Greg Mansfield, noting that Siri is on the new device as well. “She can recognize the food you photograph and suggest fun captions that will imply a life worth living….” The iPhone 5 is a game-changer. Its photos are sure to garner all the likes, hearts, plusses, pins, stars, reposts, reblogs, retumbles, and retweets that you’ve used to replace human connection in your life.
I’ve been using the iPhone 5 for a few months now and it’s already turned my life into a seeming enjoyable lie. Last weekend I was having brunch with my girlfriend, but we had nothing to talk about so I took out my iPhone 5, I snapped a pic of my eggs Benedict, connected my iPhone to my MacBook, found a Wi-Fi hot spot, uploaded that photo onto Facebook, and within minutes I had friends telling me how much fun I was having. And you know, for one brief moment — I almost believed it myself.
The eminently entertaining video, which you can check out below, was put together by Adam Sacks. Nice one.
Apple on Monday became the most valuable U.S. company in history — sort of.
The company’s market capitalization surpassed the previous record of about $619 billion achieved by Microsoft in December 1999, though that figure balloons to $842.5 billion when accounting for inflation. According to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, Apple will soon become the most valuable company of all time with or without inflation as its market cap sails to $1 trillion and beyond.
In a note to investors on Tuesday, White called Apple the “trillion dollar baby.” According to the analyst, the upcoming launches of three major new products — the iPhone 5, the iPad mini and Apple’s rumored upcoming HDTV — alongside a potential China Mobile deal will propel Apple shares and drive the company’s market cap to $1 trillion.
“In June, analysts and market pundits expressed growing concern that Apple would succumb to the $500 billion ‘market cap flu’ and the stock would finally roll over,” White wrote to clients. “In a note on June 18, we highlighted why we felt this was a fallacious argument and pointed out that investors should think of Apple’s market cap in terms of ‘trillions’ and not ‘billions’. Based on our calculations, Apple is now the most valuable company ever, finally surpassing the market value of Microsoft at the peak, and removing a key sentiment barrier for the stock.”
Beyond the company’s market cap, White believes these new devices will also help Apple become the most profitable company in history.
“With the help of blockbuster product launches on the horizon with the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Apple TV and potential China Mobile relationship, we believe Apple is on a path to generate the highest annual net income of any publicly traded company ever by at least CY13,” White said. “On average, we estimate Apple’s net income in CY12 will be over 5.6x higher than the three tech companies on an individual basis (when at $500 billion) or 1.7x the aggregate profit of these three companies combined.”
White reiterated his Buy rating on Apple shares with a 12-month price target of $1,111.