The highly anticipated next gen Apple iPhone (weither if it the 5S or 6) continues to make the rounds in the rumor mill. According to the latest rumors the next gen iPhone will feature an improved 2MP front-facing camera.
The report comes from iOSDoc and says the next iPhone will come out with iOS 7 on board and the smartphone will have the ability to record Full HD videos.
Furthermore, the latest version of iOS, which is yet to be announced at the WWDC of this year, will have a new feature called dual-shot, which is quite similar to the dual-camera mode on the LG Optimus G Pro and the one on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The dual-shot feature allows you to capture images and videos with both front facing camera as well as the backboon camera at the same time. The feature is still in its beta testing phase and is expected to be integrated into the final iOS 7 version as soon as the testing phese is completed.
Unfortunately, the dual-shot feature will be made exclusive for iPhone 5S and will not be available on any older iPhones gen.
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Well the next gen iPhone (iPhone 5S) can’t last in dark, and today we have some interesting pictures of what is allegedly a prototype of the next Apple iPhone.
While the pictures aren’t of the best quality or taken in studio conditions they do reveal a lot about the pictured smartphone. For one it sheds off the iconic home button and replaces it with a real edge-to-edge display (although we can’t see the actual screen underneath).
Then there’s the design – it’s sloped towards the edges, which coincides with a patent application from the Cupertino company that was approved last week.
The sketch from the Apple patent application
However, we have to note that this kind of design isn’t typical of Apple. The company tends to favor more squarish designs, which allow it to make full use of the space within the smartphone’s chassis and create more compact devices.
We urge you to take these photos with several pinches of salt as the device pictured above could either be photoshopped or even digitally rendered altogether.
There’s one scenario that might make sense here – what you are seeing could be a prototype on which Apple is working. All major manufacturers consider and test a number of different designs before settling on the final version. It might also be a case specially designed to conceal the look of the Apple iPhone 5S, but that seems too much effort – these dev units are usually simple plastic rectangles.
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According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the production of a new Apple iPhone will start this quarter. Citing anonymous sources who are familiar with Apple’s plans, the seventh-generation Apple iPhone could have a summer launch. In addition, the Cupertino based company is working with its partners in Asia to develop a low-priced version of its iconic smartphone.
The cheaper model of the Apple iPhone will probably carry a 4 inch display like the Apple iPhone 5, but will use a different casing. Different color shells have been tested, according to the Journal. Neil Mawston, an analyst at research firm Strategy Analytics, says that Apple should take a page from its rival Samsung and introduce more products with less time between releases. Getting back to the next generation Apple iPhone, most analysts expect Apple to make the usual changes that it does with an incremental update. That would mean a new processor and a new camera can be expected with an Apple iPhone 5S. Earlier talk about a fingerprint scanner for the home button has been pretty much forgotten over the last few weeks and a photo allegedly of the home button for the Apple iPhone 5S failed to reveal any such components.
The Apple iPhone is important to Apple because it is its most profitable product. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple controlled 8.6% of global handset shipments, but captured 66% of the profits. On the other hand, Samsung owned 25% of the smartphone market last year, but only 19% of its profits. This gives Apple the leeway to cut prices, sell more devices at a lower margin, and increase its profits.
Facebook has invited the press to a conference on the thumb on March 7th at 10am (San Francisco time). The menu of the Event is already known, since it will be didcated to the social network unveiling a new design of the news feed.
Little information is currently filtered on the expected new, but it is rumored that Facebook would display larger photos and text overlay on images. a Build of iOS app dragged, showing shots actually taking the whole width of the screen, Facebook would compete with the design elements of Google+ or Flipboard.
The last consistent change of the news flow was on May 2012, with a particular focus on the media. The social network wants to push the experiment further.
With all the smartphones that being tests conducted in recent months, I had not paid attention! but now Qualcomm’s blog made me think, it’s true that the iPhone 5 or the Nexus 4 be reloaded faster than average. For the iPhone 5, although we doubt that there is a Qualcomm inside, we will not know if the American founder is for something or not.
By cons, for all other, Qualcomm has unveiled on its blog that their Snapdragon processor incorporated for a certain time Quick Charge Technology 1.0 and concerned that, at present, no fewer than 70 aircraft including the Google Nexus 4 eg. In terms of performance, Qualcomm advance a cooldown 3h when the smartphone integrates technology and 4h without, that means 25% anyway. The founder speaks improvement up to 40%.
And as part of self improvement, Qualcomm is already working on the next version which would be further optimized, and we should know more in the coming weeks.
For the record : be sure to tune in when the MWC will be held from 25 to 28 February in Barcelona. For a list of affected devices is head to HERE.
The bumper is made of ultra-thin aerospace aluminum and manufactured with chamfered edges; the same sort that the iPhone 5 boasts. It weighs just 16 grams, so it won’t be turning your slim and light iPhone into something hard to carry around.
With iPhone 5′s aluminum body and redesigned antenna layout, Apple didn’t see the need to make a new bumper for its latest flagship smartphone. However, a small company called Designed by m took it upon itself to fill the void and created the AL13.
Check out the introductory video of the AL13 bumper and see its makers reveal all details about the product.
The case will be available in red, gray, black and special Kickstarter green for early backers. Keep in mind that the AL13 will reduce your signal by 5-10%, so it’s probably not recommended to those who live in areas with spotty coverage.
AL13 Prototype Front for iPhone 4 and iPhone 5
For a limited time only, the AL13 iPhone 5 bumper sells at $45 a pop, a special price for early Kickstarter backers. When it starts selling in April this year, the regular price of the bumper will be $80.
A published analysis of the future of Apple’s offerings with a device likely called iPhone 5S has produced the idea that the multiple color cases of the iPod touch from 2012 have paved the way for similar offerings in the smartphone segment. This analysis also suggests that Apple will be busting out with another new screen size, this allowing the iPhone 5S to be offered at a higher price than the iPhone 5.
When it comes to analysis like the one we’re about to quote, we’ve always got to warn you, the reader, to get the salt shaker out. Analysis in this vein can be spot-on in some cases, but when it comes to relatively large sweeping changes like the following for a company like Apple, one that essentially always makes incremental changes to their products, we must lower our brows. The first suggestion comes in the way of a number of different casing colors for the iPhone 5S – this is the more believable of the two tips:
- “Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April.” – White
This certainly would make sense given the relatively well-received set of color combinations that the iPhone 5 has been released in. Though they may seem standard to some, a combination of White/Silver and Black/Gray was likely seen as a leap from the Black and White of the iPhone 4S to Apple designers. Because of that fact though, it may just be that Apple pushes more “Official” cases for their smartphones with the next-generation iPhone.
- “Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach. This eventually opens up the possibility for a lower-priced iPhone (i.e., iPhone mini) with a smaller screen size that could allow Apple to further penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India. At the same time, Apple could unveil a larger screen size compared to the recently updated 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5.” – White
As far as screen sizes go, you should be rather skeptical about Apple releasing another new display resolution so soon after the 4-inches of the iPhone 5. It was a leap for many designers to think about another display size with the iPhone 5 – such is the general atmosphere in the iTunes App Store universe. If Apple released another new display size and resolution in less than a full year after the iPhone 5, there’s be some certain unrest.
Here’s the latest iPhone 5 ads, coming just in time for the Thanksgiving.
Sony is working on a high-end Android smartphone, ready to take on the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Best of all, the company will have it on display at CES and MWC next year.
“In the near future we’ll finish a flagship model, which will be able to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III,” said Dennis van Schie, CVP, Head of Sales and Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications in conversation with Financial Times Deutschland.
Additionally, a spokesperson for Sony has also suggested that this flagship model would be available on display at CES in Las Vegas and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early next year.
According to Van Schie, currently, Sony doesn’t have any plans to release a Windows Phone device and the company will focus all of its mobile efforts on Android.
There are several rumored Sony phones and the only one that fits the description of a true iPhone/Galaxy S III competitor is the Sony C660X ‘Yuga’. It’s supposed to run on a quad-core Krait CPU, have a 13MP camera, and enjoy a 5-inch 1080p display. Of course, you can never know with these things as some rumors suggest an Xperia C650x Odin will be the company’s flagship for next year.
“We will unveil new tablets besides our existing Xperia S tablet, but not many,” Van Schie also shared. The reason for that is the cut-throat price competition in this segment. “It has become very difficult to make money with tablets.”
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Samsung has just released three new commercials for its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III. Out of the trio of commerecials, only one takes a shot at the Apple iPhone.
Here’s brand new adds for the Samsung Galaxy S III :