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Good Question is this the Upcoming iPhone5 leaked on a video ? is it a protot-type ? Well, The Answer is NO, its FAKE! see the video below and you will see its faked very carefully to make us beilve its a leaked protoype.
All evidence leads to this video being a fake. We noticed that when launching the two apps (Safari and a game) the guy never lifts his thumb off the icon and iOS does not work that way. The game level also starts without anyone touching the Touch To Start button. Then the dates on the lockscreen and on the homescreen do not match up. The guy also does not show the phone all around and even makes a point of hiding the home button the whole time.
Check the Video Below!
Since last year and everyone is waiting for the iPhone 5, iPhone4s came as a disappointment to Apple fans and Most of them are waiting a confirmed release Date for the New iPhone. Today, Foxconn HR confirms it is gonna be on October.
"We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October," the head of human resources at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory said for South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper.
To back up the rumor, comes a massive head-hunt apparently going on in Taiyuan. Another media outlet, The Maeil Business Newspaper, phoned the local Foxconn factory that is said to have been contracted for the new iPhone and it confirmed that it is hiring big.
"Yes, it's true we are hiring a large number of workers," the human resource manager said.
Reports about the Apple's new iPhone 5 to offer up a 4-inch display with a higher DPI resolution. The report also says that the handset will be 20% thinner than its current model. Recent speculation about the next iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone has included talk that it would include liquid metal components and be launched sometime in June.
Today, iPhone 5 confirmed to be launched during Apple "WWDC 2012" Worldwide Developers Conference, same event the iPhone 4 was launched back in 2010. the event will be help in june 11 - 15 in San Francisco which confirms the rumors that the Next-Generation iPhone is coming on june.
Reports from Reuters and Wall Street Journal Confirm that Apple's Next Generation iPhone aka "iPhone 5" or "the New iPhone" will have a 4-inches screen measure from corner to corner.
That would represent a roughly 30 percent increase in viewing area, assuming Apple kept other dimensions proportional. Apple has been using a 3.5-inch screen since introducing the iPhone in 2007 and all these displays was Manufactured by Samsung Ltd.
Also The Reports from Reuters confirm that the Next Generation iPhone displays will NOT be Manufactured by Samsung as we announced before that Samsung will stop Manufacturing any parts for Apples products, The production of the new screens has begun at three suppliers: Korea's LG Display Co Ltd, Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc, a Japanese government-brokered merger combining the screen production of three companies.
After filing a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on a website called "iphone5.com" that was registered back in 2008 and Apple want to take control of the website domain, Apple did win the rights to the domain though, WIPO's decision just went through.
As of now, iphone5.com is an empty webpage, As Apple will use it to redirect the viritors to this domain to the the New iPhone page on Apple.com... when it launch!
The latest News confirm that Apple's Next Generation iPhone aka iPhone 5 will pack a 4-inch display, Some people wondered how the iOS Apps & browser will look like on a 4-inch Display here is some Mock-up photos to show you.
In the mock-ups, one can easily see a few examples of how the device will benefit from having a bigger screen: it will display more of the map, more text from the same webpage, and give a significant impression of a larger space from a relatively small increase in actual screen real estate. It'll be interesting to see the perception of the larger screen size if Apple decides to changes it. However, it should be mentioned that increasing the screen size or changing the screen to device ratio could significantly alter the well known identifying look of the iPhone as we have known it, which may not have a desirable effect among iPhone fans.
An Apple iPhone 5 leaked proto-type photos has just surfaced, showing the new design with aluminum back panel to all of us once again. The pictures also confirm a smaller dock connector, a 3.5 mm headphone jack placed at the bottom, a front-facing camera above the earpiece as well as a different camera and LED flash module.
The devices has a complete black design, going as deep as the external antenna of the device. Even the Apple logo on the back is colored black. The iPhone 5 is said to be coming in September with iOS 6 launch.
We have seen a lot of renders of the next generation iPhone before but these are some of the best we have seen so far. a Gizmodo reader made these after looking at some of the leaked images that have come out so far and has done a terrific job with them.
You'll notice things like the vertically stretched display and an aluminum back, along with a new connectivity port that we have seen and heard about in the past. He also took the time to put some fake fingerprints on them to make the renders look even more realistic.
Foxconn's CEO, Terry Gou, revealed an intent to overtake Samsung in every electronics-manufacturing way imaginable within 5 years.Foxconn recently bought stake in a Sharp LCD screens plant, and it is precisely this partnership it hopes will give it an edge over Samsung's technology.
Terry Gou went so far as to say that Sharp is three years ahead of Samsung in its 10th generation screen plant, perhaps focusing on the IGZO technology that the Japanese have developed, and which is making debut in the Resolutionary display of the new iPad. Moreover, he fleetingly mentioned that people should wait for the iPhone 5, as it will put the Galaxy S III to shame.
The whole tirade about the war on Samsung went on when the CEO was announcing the partnership with Sharp as a done deal. "Snitches get stitches" is apparently the driving force behind this animosity towards Samsung, as the Koreans played the role of "tainted witness", exempt from an European Commission investigation into LCD price fixing.
According to Terry Gou Samsung is "a company that has a track record of snitching on its competitors". His capitalistic heart was apparently too broken to have anything to do with them, so he turned over to Sharp: "I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind."
We saw many Apple's iPhone 5 prototypes leaked, Today, Repair shop iLab has posted its own photos of the same exterior parts that was leaked before, but this time its fully-assembled.
The new photos give another clear look at what a black, fully-assembled next-generation iPhone might look like when it ships to customers this fall. The repair shop also has some photos of other individual components.
Apple-Samsung WAR will never ends as long as Samsung keeps releasing premium devices to compete with the iPhone, just a few days back Samsung released the GALAXY Note II with a 5.5 HD sAMOLED Display and Quad-core CPU, but apple won't stand still for this New Galaxy Monster device.
Samsung GALAXY Note II will be available on Markets before the iPhone 5 which will affect Apple's 6th Generation iPhone aka "iPhone 5" sales in the U.S. and Europe. So That, Apple is going after Samsung's 2nd Generation Note.
Apple is currently getting ready to file a Patent infringement against the Samsung GALAXY Note II GT-N7100 to BAN its sales in the U.S. before the release of its iPhone 5 this fall as the Note II will affect the iPhone's sales for sure.
Only 2 Days away from September,12th big event where Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to make its first official on-stage appearance, but Apple has already started preparing and has hung the banner for the upcoming event.
At first sight, it's just a colorful mix of colors in no particular order and no significance, giving away no details about the iPhone 5. But look at it closely, with the investigative eye of an Apple fan and you'd see what seems like vertically stretched out icons of some of the stock applications in iOS.
Like all other Apps on the App store, Dropbox pushed a much needed update to their iOS app. The new version not only makes full use of the iPhone 5 taller screen, but also has done away with the previous photo size limitation when printing pics or saving them to the Camera Roll from the app.
The new update bring the application version to 1.5.6 and it's available now on iTunes. So, head there and Update your App, if you are an iOS user with an iPhone 5.
Apple has just posted its report for Q3,2012 and things are looking good for the Cupertino-based company. The revenue was $36 billion and the net profit stood at $8.2 billion, both of those comparing very favorably to the numbers from the same period of last year ($28.3 billion and $6.6 billion).
The iPhone sales were somewhat disappointing at 26.9 million units, compared to 35.1 million in Q2. The iPad shipments stood at 14 million units, compared to 17 million in the previous quarter, while Mac sales grew from 4 million to 4.9 million. Despite the refresh of the lineup, the iPod sales slid to 5.3 million units from 6.8 million in Q2.
Foxconn, the Manufacture of all Apple products in china, usually don't let anyone see what happens inside its factories, expecially media people, However Foxconn CEO Terry Gou gave a personal tour for a chinese reporter on the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, where 70% of all iPhones and other Apple gadgets are made, Showing some rare glimpse of the real production lines assembling iPhones. Make sure to watch the video below!
Apple may have solved their trademark problems in China, but it appears they may have a bigger problem on its hands south of the U.S. border, as a court in Mexico City has denied an injunction that would have allowed Apple to continue to sell under the "iPhone" brand because it violates the trademarks of iFone, a Mexican telecommunications company.
The ruling could have a major impact on Apple's phone sales in Mexico, as well as affecting the marketing and sales plans of several wireless service providers in the country, some of which were gearing up to offer the iPhone 5 to customers this weekend.
It's not actually clear what Apple was thinking this time around - the iFone trademark was filed in Mexico in 2003, a full four years before Apple filed to trademark the iPhone. Despite the rather obvious priority issue, Apple decided to sue iFone in 2009 in an attempt to invalidate the company's name for being too similar to the iPhone. The predictable response was a countersuit by iFone, and the court battles have been swinging in iFone's favor ever since.
Apple has just pushed the iOS 6.0.2 update for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. The Update has only one purpose, addressing the WiFi bug that many users has reported before and the iOS 6.0.1 update failed to resolve it.
The 6.0.2 update is available only for iPhone 5 and iPad mini devices, as these are the devices that affected with the bug. Many users is reporting that this update fixed their WiFi. If you were facing this issue on your iOS device, then you should install the update immediately.
The Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 is leading the rumors section in YouMobile these days, According to an anonymous tipster who is said to be working for a large UK retailer the next Samsung flagship will be waterproof. And it will not be the only high-end phone to have such a feature, either the iPhone 5 will also reportedly resist water.
The rumor has it that the two top-shelf smartphones will feature a special nanocoating over their chips, which is impenetrable by water.
The technology is developed by a company called Liquipel and resembles the Nokia water-resisting coating that we saw in October and the HzO thing from last month.
Video Demo Below!
Apple just announced its latest iPhone... The iPhone 5 and everyone is already wondering how it will fare against its high-profile competitors. The best-selling Galaxy S III is the leader of the android gang... So here is the Comparison and you be the "Judge" ! Even if there are NO patents in this situation lol.
Samsung back on its Hilarious Anti-Apple ads AGAIN, The new ad shows long lines of Apple iPhone 5 buyers waiting in line at various cities and the chatter is about some of the new features. "The headphone jack is going to be on the bottom" says one of those on the line, with great significance.
A woman waiting on the line mentions how the connector is all digital, but admits seconds later that she doesn't know what this means. Watch it below!
Netflix released an update for Android smartphones that included the new UI for the green robot. Now, the streaming video app is updating its app for the Apple iPhone 6.
The update allows Netflix to support iOS 6 and also allows videos to fit perfectly in the Apple iPhone 5's wider screen. The Apple iPhone 5 doesn't have a wider screen than its predecessors! Well, it does when you are holding it in landscape mode like you have to when watching a video from Netflix.
Another Confirmed Specs about the iPhone 5, that it will be use Nano-SIM cards. As the name implies, the new module is smaller than its predecessor the micro-SIM card, and therefore occupies less space inside the smartphone.
This will allow the engineers will have additional room to fit more components inside the handset, such as more integrated circuits or antennas. Photos of the iPhone5's Nano-SIM trays leaked from the factory (Photo above).
Besides the use of the nano-SIM card standard, developed by Apple itself, the next iPhone is expected to come with a bigger, 4-inch display. The unit itself is said to be even slimmer than its predecessor.
According to 9to5Mac latest reports, the iOS Simulator now support resolution of 640 x 1136, the rumored resolution of the iPhone 5 which will have a 4" display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
The Simulator for iOS 6 adjusted to display 5 rows of icons on the screen (Photo Above) instead of the usual 4 rows on the previous iOS 5.1, If you run iOS 5.1 in this resolution it will just add blank bars in the 5th row.
Looks like we have a clear picture of what the iOS 6 will look like in the final version, Let's wait and see.
There are plenty of good reasons to think Apple's next generation iPhone will support 4G LTE wireless, the new iPad being top among them. Here's one more: Senior executives at Korea's SK Telecom and KT tell The Korea Times that they are currently negotiating with Apple over LTE service for its next iPhone.
Since their 4G networks rely on different LTE frequencies from those used in the United States, the carriers are understandably concerned that Apple might not offer Korean consumers LTE as an option for the new iPhone, just as it did for the new iPad.
The latest leaked image iPhone 5's components reveals what the new smaller dock connector looks like. It features 16 pins (8 on each side) and it looks like it's slimmer than the standard microUSB ports.
Currently iDevices use a 30-pin dock connector, but we've been hearing rumors of 19-pin or 9-pin units making it on the new iPhone.
As you may know, The next iPhone iteration aka iPhone 5 is expected to have a taller, 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels. That change will definitely result in alterations to the iOS interface, including, but not limited to a fifth row of home screen icons being added.
Well, the landscape on-screen keyboard will be wider as it will have to stretch across that taller screen with 16:9 ratio. In fact, we now have an better idea as to what it will look like, thanks to the guys at 9to5Mac, who provided a screenshot of the landscape keyboard taken with the iOS 6 simulator. Note that the keys are wider in the new setup, which should theoretically make typing those lengthy emails even easier.
Reuters, popular international news agency, quoted an unnamed industry source, who revealed in front of the South Korean Maeil Business newspaper that the next iPhone will be packing a huge 4.6" display. What is even more surprising, Apple will reportedly be unveiling it in Q2, merely 9 months after the 4S was announced.
Reuters reports also confirm the rumors, Apple is witching from a 3.5" to a 4.6" display, but such drastic changes risk alienating some customers. And when you have a user base as large and loyal as the one Apple has, that is the last thing you would want to do.
"Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source.
Its major display suppliers LG Display and Samsung Electronics Co declined to comment.
Samsung, which is also the biggest challenger to Apple in smartphones, uses 4.6-inch OLED display for its flagship Galaxy S II smartphone, introduced in April last year."
iPhone 5 Display
Some Reports leaked revealing Info about the iPhone 5, The next-Generation of the Apple iPhone (iPhone 5) could turn up with a 4.1-inch display of 1136 x 640 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and a brightness of 500 nits (just like the iPhone 4S). The display density will be a 319ppi (pixels per inch) which is still a retina display too.
Reports also has contatind on the cameras and thickness of the iPhone 5, saying that the front-facing camera will be 720p HD-capable, which makes FaceTime calls far better than VGA camera, and that the camera will be moved from the left side of the earpiece to the center (like on the iPod Touch 4th Generation).
iPhone 5 Camera
The back camera will reportedly have 8 MP sensor and a 5 element lens similar to the 4S but with a larger aperture of f/2.2 (currently f/2.4). That would allow more light to reach the sensor and improve the low-light performance.
iPhone 5 Body
As for the profile, the next iPhone will measure the impressively thin 7.9 mm, which is a huge improvement over the iPhone 4S's 9.3 mm.
Digitimes reports that the new Apple iPhone (aka iPhone 5) will pack Qualcomm's quad-core chipset for the holiday shopping season, As we reported Samsung will manufacture the chips for Qualcomm, The quad-core APQ8064A is a monster chipset, since it integrates multimode LTE radio, and is built on the 28nm process too.
It isn't exactly a revelation that Apple might place such a chip in its iPhone 5, since we heard rumors that Cupertino's engineers are testing the next generation A6 with four processor cores at the TSMC foundry earlier this year.
Actually we last heard that Samsung will be producing the A6, and now the sources confirm that this quad-core A6 is none other, but modified quad-core Exynos 4 series, which is already running in the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This means a 32nm HKMG package made in Samsung's Austin, Texas factory a pretty powerful combination.
What we are looking at here appears to be the most complete leak of the new iPhone (iPhone 5) to date. The images come from KitGuru, who indicated that the photos are of a test assembly unit and were taken somewhere in "the Far East". Of note is that the images show that the new iPhone body may be somewhat longer than the current version to support the larger screen.
The Photos also show off the new connector that has been expected on this year's iPhone, and it clearly will not work with current iPhone peripherals without some sort of adapter.
The images don't show the usual tell-tale signs of forgery, so we see little reason to doubt them in that sense. Of course we don't know at what stage of development this test assembly was made, so it may not reflect the final product exactly.
Another photo of the next-generation iPhone (aka iPhone 5) front has been leaked, Notice the centered FaceTime camera. It's a single white frame, the black is just the frame flipped over. Which is new, we've yet to see a white iPhone front frame for the next iPhone.
This time it's the final design of the iPhone that foxconn is currently Manufacturing in China.
The in-cell touchscreen technology that is going to be in the LCD screen of the next iPhone just got confirmed by the Wall Street Journal sources, usually a surefire way that it will indeed happen.
Less layers, More Touch-sensitivity
We've heard that info numerous times before, mainly concerning Apple's usual touch panel suppliers Wintek and TPK Holding, which got sidestepped this time for the iPhone 5 orders, as the new technology integrates the touch panel directly into the screen, and they become redundant.
The current suppliers for the 6th generation iPhone's screen are apparently Sharp, LG and Japan Display Co., which is a government-sponsored joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi.
Latest reports confirm that Apple has begun the final production of the 5th Generation iPhone aka iPhone 5, after passing the "engineering verification test" and the "design verification test" stages.
BGR also got a confirmation that the units Apple is currently testing have 1GB of RAM, doubled from the iPhone 4S's 512MB, and integrated 4G LTE radios. We can also confirm that NFC hardware is present in the phones as well. The device will run iOS 6 and expected be released at the end of September or early October.
Yesterday, We reported that nano-SIM cards will be the New standard, Today BGR got some confirmed info that Apple's New Upcoming iPhone aka iPhone 5 will support nan-SIM cards Only.
The reports say that multiple carrier sources have confirmed to them the new iPhone will indeed be using micro-SIMs. Apple and the carriers are apparently at an advanced level of testing, with Apple supplying micro-SIM adapters to the carriers so they can test how nano-SIMs will work on their networks.
Mr.Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO, have tipped a 4th Quarter on 2012 release of the Apple iPhone 5. During the carrier's conference call made last week to report its latest quarterly earnings, Shammo said that a "big smartphone" was coming to Verizon in the fourth quarter.
Apple's iPhone 5 already reached the production status after passing all the engineering and quality tests.
Apple's Next-Gen iPhone aka iPhone 5 will have a redesigned dock connector is something that we've heard before. Reuters report is also confirming that a 19-pin dock connector will be used in the upcoming iPhone.
In order "to make room for the earphone [jack] moving to the bottom," the smaller, 19-pin connector will replace the all-familiar 30-pin one, that has been in use with Apple gadgets ever since the 3rd generation iPod hit the market.
Some accessory makers for Apple devices have been told that the new iPhone 5 will be available starting from 21,September 2012.
A french blog site App4phone.fr says a large Chinese accessory-maker has been told directly by Apple to be prepared for this date. While it's feasible that some accessory manufacturers might be given a heads-up, a September launch would be earlier than predicted.
With another big change in design expected for Apple's 6th generation iPhone, some pictures purportedly of the new model found their way to the website of Chinese case retailer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology LTD. where cases for the Apple iPhone 5 are already available.
The pictures do show the smaller pin-connector on the bottom of the phone and also had the new 3.5mm jack which also is now found on the bottom of the device. This seems to legitimize the photos. One of the pictures shows the back of the unit which has a flat back like the current model and looks to be made of some type of metal, which wraps around the sides of the phone.
Many people out there is still waiting for Apple's Next-Gen iPhone aka iPhone 5, they are waiting to decide if the New iPhone worth their money or switching to Android is better.
We decided to post the latest Unofficial Specifications rumored for the iPhone 5 that was recently leaked from a trusted source (5to9mac) along with a photo of the pre-final design of the iPhone 5. Stay tuned for the Apple iPhone event Next Month!
Here is the latest iPhone 5 rumor that looks very legitimate. ETrade Supply got their hands on the glass lens of the new iPhone and it is just what we heard it would be a 4-inch panel with the front camera moved to the center just above the earpiece.
In a nutshell, the iPhone 5 screen is iPhone 5 screen is a bit taller, ever so slightly thinner, and more resistant to scratches than the screen on the iPhone 4S. Interestingly, the home key is now also changed slightly so it's not compatible with the new iPhone.
We a'ready know that Apple's Next-Genration iPhone will be using a smaller version of the 30-pin dock connector. Now, We have a photograph of a cable that goes perfectly with this new port, and it comes courtesy of a website that sells mobile accessories.
The cable looks like a third party product rather than one of Apple's own. It has the smaller connector at one end, with eight visible connector pins.
All reports and rumors confirm that Apple's 6th Generation iPhone aka iPhone 5 is Coming this fall in exactly in the 12,September event along with the iOS 6. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, will not just show us the New 4-inch iPhone with the sleek new design, but also the Earphones got a New design too.
A video on a Vietnamese site claims to show the redesigned earphones that will come in the box with the redesigned phone. The wire on the new earphones say that they were "Designed by Apple in California and assembled in Vietnam".
The site goes on to say that the earphones look like they won't come apart like earbuds and that they resemble horse heads.
For the first time ever, Apple confirm a name of a new gadget before its officially announced, YES... that's what happened on Tuesday when the invites arrived for a special event on September,12th featuring a giant "5" in the shadow of the date confirming the arrival of the iPhone 5.
Apple wrong-footed the media around this time last year, announcing the iPhone 4S after every outlet on the planet had predicted the device would be called the iPhone 5.
We saw all kinds of iPhone mock-ups every year, but they have never been so consistent as what we've seen during the last few months.
Finally, Apple's event is tomorrow 12,September and as all reports suggest that Apple store will start taking Pre-Orders for the iPhone 5 right after the event is over, We have no info about the Price but Apple might use the iPhone 4S launch prices as usual.
So, Will you Pre-Order an iPhone ?
According to the latest WSJ report the new iPhone 5 will have some global LTE support. This isn't really a surprise of course. If the new iPhone didn't support LTE, it would be regarded as one of the biggest failures of all time.
The report says that the new iPhone will feature LTE which will be compatible with major networks in the US, Europe, and Asia, but that "it isn't likely to work with all carriers' LTE networks in all countries."
The event will take place in the same room steve jobs showed us the iPhone 4 two-years ago. This year, our clues about the design of the new Apple iPhone 5 came from mockup models used by case manufacturers to see how snug their rubber bumpers are fitting on the new model.
Since Tim Cook took charge of Apple, Naming new products has changed... the iPad 3 was Named "The New iPad" and people just call it the NEW iPad, but what's Next ? When a New iPad comes ahead what they gonna call it ? the Newer iPad !?
Today, just few hours before the iPhone 5 launch event, A Photo of the Apple's 6th Generation iPhone Package has been leaked from a Chinese factory with a photo of the New taller iPhone 5, iOS6 logo... and Guess What's its Name NOT "iPhone 5" but "The New iPhone"... this names are really frustrating.
The iPhone 5 is now official, Apple just announced it with many New features and the New iOS 6 too.
The Apple iPhone 5 features a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136x640 pixels (326ppi), 100Mb LTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi. The new iPhone is thinner 7.6mm and lighter 112 grams than its 4S counterpart.
The iPhone 5 runs on the Apple's latest A6 Quad-core chipset, which is said to offer 2x faster processor and graphics performance. There is still no word on the number of cores and clock speeds though.
The camera features the same 8 Megapixel sensor as the on on the iPhone 4S, but the sensor is 25% smaller this time. There is a newly announced panorama mode, which obviously stitches together full res photos as the sample showcased had 28megapixel resolution.
The Apple iPhone 5 also comes with an upgraded front-facing camera, which now supports 720p video recording.
Stay Tuned for More Info & Official Specs!
Photos from Enganget, The Verge
Apple has just announced the "iPhone 5" which is the 6th Generation iPhone, The Company's CEO Tim cook revealed the device just 2 hours ago in the iPhone annual event. The Device pack the Apple's New A6 chip Quad-core CPU along with a 1GB Ram and a HD Retina Display with a 16:9 ratio.
The new iPhone 5 has finally left the old 3.5″ screen with 3:2 aspect ratio and got a New 4″ screen with a 16:9 aspect. Where does that put it in terms of size?
The new screen bigger than the older models, but not by as much as the diagonal difference suggests, due to the change in the aspect ratio. The resolution has also been bumped up to accommodate the new screen, so the pixel density remains unchanged, So its the Same as the iPhone 4/4S and its the same as the Samsung GALAXY S III that was released 3 Months ago.
Apple's iPhone 5 display has a resolution of 1136 x 640 and this doesn't consider a HD display as its a few pixels away to be a Try-HD like the Galaxy S3 display that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 with the same exact density 326ppi as we said before.
Yesterday, Apple announced its latest iPhone 5 with iOS 6. For those who is thinking of getting one here is the list of the Official Prices of the iPhone 5 (4G LTE-Enabled) for the Locked & Unlocked versions in US and Europe.
iPhone 5 US (Locked)
The iPhone 5 will be available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint on a 2-years Contract (locked). The 16GB version will cost you $199, The 32 GB version will cost you $299, The 64 GB version will cost you $399 accroding to Apple's official price tags for the US carriers.
iPhone 5 (Unlocked/Sim-Free)
The iPhone 5 will also available unlocked with Global 4G LTE support along side the 3G HSPA+ support too. Official Prices of the iPhone 5 in Europe and US has been revealed.
iPhone 5 16GB version - £529
Pre-Orders Starts: 14,September
On Retailers: October
iPhone 5 16GB - €679
Pre-Orders Starts: 14,September
On Retailers: October
iPhone 5 16GB - $849
iPhone 5 32GB - $949
iPhone 5 64 - N/A
Pre-Orders Starts: 14,September
On Retailers: 21,September
A few parody videos of Apple's iPhone 5 announcement have popped up, but the video where Apple announces "Nothing" from CollegeHumor takes the cake, It's the best parody ever. Watch it below.
Done great in the styling of recent Apple keynotes, a guy looking suspiciously close to Phil Schiller, says that this year Cupertino has "Nothing" to announce, because "we are good, we don't need any more of your money right now".
- Design : The iPhone 5 claimed to be the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet, which is available in two business colors (black and white). If the iPhone is slim, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a massive display. The latter is also available in two different colors.
- Screen Display : The new iPhone finally let go of its prehistoric 3.5 inch screen and put a 4-inch screen display. The new screen has 1136 x 640 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. However, it is no match to Samsung Galaxy Note 2's massive 5.5 inch screen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
- Operating System : The iPhone 5 will be run by the new iOS 6. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is powered by the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with "Project butter" smooth UI.
- Processor : iPhone 5 is powered by the new A6 processor. According to Schiller, the chip is 22% smaller than the previous A5 in the iPhone 4S, but is twice as fast and doubles the graphics and computing performance of its predecessor. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will not be left behind with its 1.6GHz Quad-core Exynos processor.
- Connectivity : Both devices supports 4G/LTE connection, which is the latest trend in mobile technology.
- Camera : iPhone 5 is equipped with iSight with HD 720p, 8-megapixel camera. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 boasts 8-megapixel auto focus camera with LED Flash and another front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera with HD 720p.
- Battery Life : Apple is promising strong battery life in the iPhone 5. The company claims it'll deliver 8 hours of 3G talk time and 8 hours of LTE browsing. On standby, the device will last 225 hours on a single charge, the company says. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 3100 mAh battery.
Yesterday, Apple stated that the A6 system chip inside the iPhone 5 is "2x faster" than the A5 in the iPhone 4S, both in terms of processor cores and in graphics subsystem. Apple might be the first to market with a processor based on the Cortex-A15 platform of the British chip designers ARM Holdings.
Reports Confirms that the A6 is indeed a dual-core Cortex-A15 processor, most likely made in Samsung's Austin, Texas foundry in the U.S. with the same 32nm LP HK+MG processor used for the Exynos 4412 in the Samsung Galaxy S III, and for the 5-series Exynos.
Cortex-A15 at 2GHz has twice the performance of Cortex-A9 at 1.5GHz, but as far as we know Apple, the A6 is likely clocked much lower, yet could still be "2x faster" than A5 at its respective clock frequency.
This probably won't be much of a deal breaker for potential iPhone 5 owners, but we thought it would be good to give you a heads up, especially now that the smartphone is up for pre-order.
Turns out that the iPhone 5 cannot handle voice calls and LTE data at the same time when used on a CDMA network. In other words, Verizon and Sprint iPhone 5 owners will have their LTE data cut off during calls, so their smartphone will have no internet connection unless it is connected to a Wi-Fi network. This limitation won't be present on the AT&T iPhone 5.
Apple iPhone 5 is Now Available for pre-order from the official Apple website. If you live in the US, you'll also be able to book your Apple iPhone 5 directly from Verizon and AT&T. Initially, only users from US, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, and Germany will be able to make a pre-order, with many more to follow once the iPhone 5 is released.
If you Pre-ordered an iPhone 5 you should expect it to arrive on your doorstep on 21,September.
Apple-Samsung WAR will never ends as long as Samsung keeps releasing premium devices to compete with the iPhone, just a few days back Samsung released the GALAXY Note II with a 5.5 HD sAMOLED Display and Quad-core CPU, but apple won't stand still for this New Galaxy Monster device.
Samsung GALAXY Note II will be available on Markets same time the iPhone 5 will, which will affect Apple's iPhone 5 sales in the U.S. and Europe. So That, Apple is going after Samsung's 2nd Generation Note.
Apple is currently getting ready to file a Patent infringement against the Samsung GALAXY Note II GT-N7100 to BAN its sales in the U.S. before shipping its iPhone 5 on 21,September.
Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5 have been tremendous with even Apple blown away by the demand. And the demand for the 6th generation of the iPhone isn't limited to the United States. A pair of Canadian carriers, Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada have stopped taking reservations for the Apple iPhone 5, citing "overwhelming success" of the pre-order program in Bell's case and "huge demand" for the device at Virgin Mobile.
While pre-orders are sold out for both Canadian carriers, the phone will be available to be purchased online and in the operator's retail locations on September,21st when the Apple iPhone 5 launches.
The iPhone 5 is out and the Gentlemen's Banned Promo video has arrived just in time for the smartphone's launch.
The parody promo video is shot in the familiar spirit of Apple's promos and adds tons of humor at the expense of the iOS flagship. If you are not familiar, those are the same guys who did the viral promo of the iPhone 4 two years ago.
This year the annual "iPhone camping" started eight full days before the new iPhone 5 actually becomes available in stores. The line at the Fifth Avenue store in New York is already pretty long and they all will wait for more than a week till the iPhone 5 launch.
Waiting in line is not extreme fanboyism, people are there to get some free publicity or with a money making scheme in mind.
The Kickstarter funded Everpurse is a great idea for female Apple iPhone power users. If you use your iPhone like most people use oxygen, you are going to find yourself down to your last few minutes of battery life just when you need it the most. That is where the Everpurse comes in. Place your Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4S or Apple iPhone 5 inside the special pocket of the purse and your handset will be wirelessly recharged throughout the day.
The Everpurse is available in three colors in fabric and leather, and each one comes with the wireless charging pad. The 2500mAh cell in the purse can take your Apple iPhone from 0% to 100% battery life twice before it needs to be recharged itself. And men don't need to feel left out.
The iPhone 5, which became available for pre-order on September,12, has been pre-ordered more than 2 Million times during the first 24 hours, According to Apple claim.
This is one gigantic number that is more than doubling the success of the iPhone 4S, which was pre-ordered about 1 million times during its first 24 hours of pre-availability. Apple informs that while the majority of iPhone 5 pre-orders will be shipped on September,21st. some of them will have to be delayed until October, due to insufficient initial supply.
Apple iPhone 5 shipments will be delayed for 2-3 weeks, That's Mean Apple iPhone 5 fans will have to wait 2-3 weeks to get their iPhone 5. After getting a sneak peak at it, before anyone else, Team Coco is now giving advice what to do while you wait for that elusive iPhone 5 shipment that is slipping further and further away since you preordered.
Have fun with Conan's take on Apple's "Customer Expectation Manager Graham Davies" in the video below. Note that the Ending is 18+.
Apple released the iPhone 5 with the A6 Chipset that Apple designed it and Samsung manufactured it. However, Apple doesn't really care about marketing towards spec nerds, they just said that A6 is 2x Faster than previous A5X in terms of the CPU & GPU and its a Quad-core Processor.
In Fact, After TechInsights have examined the A6 SoC using diffusion imagery and have found out some details. It looks like the A6 is a Dual-core CPU, each core is clocked at 1GHz.
The GPU has Tri-Core (3 cores) running at 266MHz, but that is unclear. It is assumed that the GPU is a PowerVR SGX 543MP3, but again that isn't confirmed. The CPU is also a custom job made by Samsung.
Lately, Several iPhone 5 owners, particularly of the Black & Slate colored model, are reporting "dents and scratches" along the chamfered edges of their new iPhone 5 devices right out of the box.
There aren't many reports from owners of the White & Silver iPhone 5, but that just might be because the color isn't particularly popular.
Apple will surely replace any damaged device. But if you're importing this device to a different country, you will need to be careful and hold on till the issue gets sorted.
We reported the same incident yesterday... Now, more and more users are still reporting that their Black iPhone 5 that they got from Apple has "Scuff marks, Scratches and dings" all over the device's panel Out of the box, before they even touch it! This kind of problems makes Apple's products Quality questionable.
This is a scenario that apparently is taking place throughout the world. Forums and message boards are full of Apple iPhone 5 buyers complaining about finding nicks and small scratches mostly on the side of the unit, although some have had them near the screen on the device. Some have taken to social networking sites like Twitter to spread the sad news.
If you are one of those people you can get full refund for your phone at any Apple store or replace your iPhone with another one and hope the other New iPhone 5 unit don't have the same problem too.
We all saw how Apple's New iPhone 5 units have many faults, Scartches and dins on the back and fornt panel, Poor build quality of the back cover, light leakage from some parts. Many users are reporting that they are returning their iPhone 5 units to the retailers.
A Foxconn employee has revealed on a discussion at a Chinese forum post that "10 out 100 iPhone 5 is good" and the other 90 is faulty. In another post, advising a friend to "not buy an iPhone 5 now and wait until October to buy one".
Grant Paul released a string of screen grabs via Twitter showcasing what appears to be Cydia installed on iOS 6, however, it's difficult to determine their authenticity.
He claims the jailbreak took a mere 30 mins, and was easier to implement on the iPhone 5 than it was on its 4S predecessor.
After iPhone 5 users said that their devices are leaking light. Now, the latest problem to affect the iPhone 5 users has appeared on a brief 10 second video. It shows an annoying display static-lines running across the handset's virtual QWERTY keyboard.
According to those affected by this glitch, it only happens when users try to enter their password for entry into the Apple App Store or iTunes Store. It affected only iPhone 5 as iPhone 4/4s users with iOS6 doesn't get affected by this bug. Check the Video below to see it yourself.
There have been reports of scratched and scuffed iPhone 5 units. The iPhone 5's users are getting tired from the bugs they are facing with their New iPhone, Many of them emailed the Apple support center awaiting an official reply.
Apple's Phil Schiller reportedly felt obliged to respond to a fan's email that "any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color".
Just before the Japanese launch of the iPhone 5, three stores were robbed of a total of 191 units. Then about a week ago, an employee of a London O2 store made off with an entire shipment of 250 iPhone 5s, which are worth about £100,000.
Today, there's a report that on Tuesday there was yet another major iPhone 5 theft, which occurred in France. The number of units stolen wasn't confirmd, but the whole thing played out like a heist movie.
The iPhone 5 shipment was being loaded on a plane at Marignane airport when three armed robbers blocked the vehicle used to load the plane with two BMWs. The gunmen then forced the driver to follow the two cars and a Renault Master that lead the way.
The Kuwaitian Carrier "Wataniya" has announced on its Facebook page that its currently selling nano-SIM cards to the public that are expected to get the Apple iPhone 5 from them. The iPhone 5 will launch in Middle-East countries anytime during this Month.
The carrier said on its Facebook page "Are you ready for the iPhone 5 ?" without mentioning a release date or a price but it will be an exclusive price of course. the iPhone 5 launched in Egypt for a very high price of 7999 EGP which is around $1250.
Samsung had already made it clear that they intend to add the iPhone 5 to their patent infringement case against Apple as soon as the product launches. Sticking to that claim, Samsung has done exactly as promised, and the new iPhone 5 now joins the previous iPhones, iPad and iPod touch in Samsung's case.
The patents are mostly 3G standards essential, along with some specific features. After the launch of the iPhone 5, Samsung investigated the device and found it infringing upon its patented technologies and it's going after Apple in court trying to ban the iPhone 5 sales in the U.S.
Pricing of the factory unlocked Apple iPhone 5 in the US has surfaced on the company's website.
While not officially announced, Entering the search query "iPhone 5 factory unlocked" reveals the pricing of the device. Contract-free/Unlocked the 16 GB iPhone 5 priced at $649, while the 32 GB is priced at $749 and 64 GB is priced at $849.
Apple iPhone 5 issues won't end yet, Some users reporting a common issue about the iPhone 5's lock button that used to lock the device and power it up again, The button breaks and become non-responsive after a short period of purchasing the device (2-3 weeks).
Thankfully, an iPhone 5 owner who took the time to record the video you see below reports that he was given a replacement unit. But even if you aren't eligible for a replacement and your iPhone 5 is acting up as well, getting it repaired will be a little difficult and annoying too.
Chronic Dev developers issued this picture showing a white iPhone 5 on its way to be jailbroken at last. Notice the abundance of unauthorized widgets in the pull-down notification bar, you can do that unless your iPhone is jailbroken.
"I would characterize it more as finding the missing pieces rather than debugging at this stage. Typically the messiest part of the jailbreak process has been installing it in the first place... We're further along than WWJC. But again, I can't give any specifics. The jailbreak itself is stable but we're missing needed exploits. I can't discuss what we're missing." - Chronic Dev
"HTML5 is the future of the Web", All current mobile browsers on any new smartphones supports HTML5, but as you probably know HTML5 is not a single feature. It's actually quite a lot of stuff, and most of our browsers tend to support only certain parts of it.
So, Let's look at the TOP smartphones is the Market Currently Apple iPhone 5 with Safari for iOS 6 and Samsung GALAXY S III with Android JB browser, which phone will have a better performance in rendering an HTML5 website. Find out at the video below.
It's a battle between two flagships smartphones in the market, Apple's iPhone 5 with iOS 6 that has just recetly released VS. the recently Updated Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, as this update brings many performance and battery life Improvements to the Samsung flagship. The Jelly Bean Update is Rolling-out to all Galaxy S III users.
Design & Display
Both devices have a physical buttons below the screen, Apple iPhone 5 is undoubtedly easier to grasp in the hand, seeing that it's lighter in weight, skinnier in frame, and not as cumbersome to hold in the hand as the Galaxy S III. The S III feels good in hands and hard to fall-off too as its big & wide in a way that fits your hands perfectly.
However, there's no doubt in our mind that the Samsung Galaxy S III would probably handle a fall a lot better than its rival mainly because its plastic body wouldn't be as badly beaten up.
The iPhone 5 pack a Retina display with decent pixel density and deep colors. However, the device has a non-standard display resolution (1136 x 640) which doesn't allow it to display any HD content correctly. In other hands, The Galaxy S III sAMOLED HD display has a good pixel density, less than the iPhone 5, and has great brightness and high contrast colors, The S3 HD resolution (1280 x 720p) 16:9 ratio allow it to perfectly show full HD content on the screen without compressing or cutting any of it.
In the 3G talk time test, the Jelly Bean Galaxy S III survived for 10 hours and 15 minutes of constant talk on a single charge, The iPhone 5 last only 8 Hours and 42 minutes which is about 2 hours less than the Galaxy S III.
In the video playback test, the Jelly Bean Galaxy S III's battery reached 10% after 9 hours and 27 minutes, When the iPhone 5 lasts 10 hours and 12 minutes. The Galaxy S III lost this round by only 45 minutes less than the iPhone 5, we can blame the Huge 4.8-inch sAMOLED 720p HD display for those 45 minutes.
Well, After all, you (the user) is the judge but the poster speaks for itself "It doesn't take a genius."
Enjoy the Comparisons Videos below!
Here we are, The world has a new best-selling smartphone. According to some data by Strategy Analytics, Samsung's Galaxy S III has managed to grab the 1st Place by selling more than 18 Million units during the three-month period, which accounts for a smartphone market share of 11%.
The 2nd place belongs to Apple, which has moved about 16.2 million units of the iPhone 4S. The success of the GS III is mainly attributed to its large touchscreen, global distribution and generous carrier subsidies, as well as customers holding off purchasing the 4S in anticipation of the iPhone 5.
Even after Apple's launched the iPhone 5, The Samsung Galaxy S III remained the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom for the seventh consecutive month, the iPhone 5 was launched and available for two full months, but still can't keep up with the iPhone 4S and the S III.
This ranking is based on on live searches, pre-orders and monthly sales compiled by uSwitch. Here is the Top 10 of UK smartphones list according to uSwitch is right below:
ASUS Transformer Prime tablet is getting the long-awaited Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update, as it started to roll-out today. This news comes from a post to ASUS's customer service people on their Facebook page.
For the rest of the Prime owners world-wide, it's still good news that ASUS is apparently far enough along in their testing and certification phase that they are starting to send the update over the air.