Alleged iPhone 5 photos are leaking out of China faster than our judicial system puts people on probation. These new iPhone 5 photos show what appears to be a detailed, but solid iPhone 5 sample or model likely used to test accessories or refine the manufacturing process, even though it is highly dependent on hand assembly. Are these real pictures? Did a leak get the right info? We will have to wait another month (August Rumor release date) to find out for sure, but let’s talk about the leak, and hope some of its true.
The leaked iPhone 5 photos show the taller iPhone 5 next to an iPhone 4S for size comparison, and include the now familiar two-part back design which may accommodate a metal back as part of an iPhone 5 design. A larger retina screen disply seems like a good possibility, with a redesign charging port, which for some reason upsets me beyond anything imaginable. This photo also shows the new iPhone may be thinner than the iPhone 4S, which is a no brainer….they had to! people want thinner and more light weight.
From the looks of different leak sites about the new iPhone, and the IPad mini, which is rumored to be revealed at same time as iPhone 5, we are in for some treats. The iPhone should have the following specs.
4-inch Retina Display aka larger screen (instead of current 3.5)
Slightly taller and slightly thinner, but the same width.
4G LTE connectivity
A Quad-Core processor, possibly the Apple A6 processor.
New smaller 19-pin dock connector
Partial metal back, which could play a part in a better antenna design.
A smoother edge, from the thinner frame
new IOS 6
I can’t leave out the all new IOS 6 rumored features that are suiting in themselves..
IOS 6 features
iOS 6 is going to be coming with over 200 features including a big update to the software’s virtual personal assistant, Siri. The virtual assistant, which as been out for 8 months. Siri has been loaded up with an ability to look at sports scores, something that has been rumored for quite some time. Apple even showed that Siri can let users know whether a basketball player is taller or shorter than the other. That’s how specific it can get. Users can check standings and even see when teams are playing. New sports features were a must! The personal assistant can also make restaurant reservations through OpenTable, it can bring up movie trailers, times and reviews using Rotten Tomatoes, and it can open applications when users ask it to.
Apple showed off Siri opening up Temple Run. Siri can now tweet to Twitter, using voice commands only, and help you with status updates! Apple has also partnered with several automobile manufacturers to offer Hands-Free Siri access when in the car. Siri also now features support for quite a few new languages. As expected, Siri will be coming to the iPad at some point in the future.
With iOS 5, Apple included Twitter integration. With iOS 6, Apple will be including deep Facebook integration that will allow users to post to Facebook, post photos to Facebook and pull up Facebook notifications in Notification Center. Facebook will also be integrated with Siri which means users will be able to use voice commands to update Facebook.
iOS 6 will also deliver a phone application where users can slide up to either reply to a phone call with a message or set up a reminder to call the person back later. Apple has also added a Do Not Disturb feature to iOS 6 which will allow users to easily silence their phone. The company has also included a long-awaited feature in FaceTime over 3G which will allow iOS users to make FaceTime calls when Wi-Fi is not available.
iOS 6 will add shared photo streams and users will now be able to quickly share photos with friends and family.
The software will bring VIP Inbox which will let users select important peoples emails whose emails will appear on the lock screen. Apple has also added a pull to refresh feature.
Apple has added PassBook which will let users store boarding passes for flights and movie tickets in the app. Specifically, Apple showed off United and Starbucks. Apple has also shown off its new Maps application, something that was heavily rumored ahead of WWDC 2012. Apple is adding the Maps application to iOS 6 and it will add important places of interest, 3D maps, Yelp integration, traffic service and turn by turn navigation. This means a good farewell to gps devices in car. Your iPhone will b your new gps!
Essentially, Apple has added everything that users have been clamoring for for quite some time now.
With 200 new features, which I have already discussed a few, let’s look at this great top 40 list.
1. FaceTime over 3G and 4G – Make FaceTime calls over cellular connections.
2. Facebook Integration – Share photos to Facebook from Photos app and Like Apps.
3. Calls – Slide to answer a call or slide up to reply with a message & remind you to call back later.
4. Passbook – Your digital wallet for loyalty cards, Amtrak, United, hotel reservations and more.
5. Lost Mode – Send a phone number to whoever found your lost iPhone to get a call.
6. Turn by Turn Directions – Voiceguided turn by turn directions with GPS on the iPhone
7. Open Apps with Siri – Siri can now open apps with your voice.
8. VIP Inbox – Tell Mail who your important contacts are so you never miss an email.
9. Siri – Check sports scores, movie times and make restaurant reservations.
Instant Sharing to Facebook and Twitter – Notification Center lets you share direct to Facebook and Twitter.
10. Better Sharing Menu – When Sharing, you’ll see a new icon driven sharing menu.
11. Autocorrection for Every Keyboard – Support for autocorrect while using external Bluetooth keyboards.
12. Location Based Reminders for iPad – The iPad will no support reminders based on location, may be limited to cellular models.
13. Manual Location Entry for Reminders – No longer need GPS to set a location reminder, 13. type in an address.
14. VoiceOver Improvements – Better accessibility features from VoiceOver for visually impaired users.
15. Personal Dictionary in the Cloud – sync personalized spellings and autocorrections of names across iPhone and iPad.
16. Do Not Disturb – Set the iPhone to prevent calls and notifications from waking you at night, but still allow special callers.
17. Per Account Signatures in Mail – One signature for work email, one for personal.
18. Game Center Challenges – Brag about your high score and issue challenges to friends.
19. Game Center Friends from Facebook – Pull your Facebook friends into games.
20. Manual Reorder of Reminders – Change the order of reminders to match your priorities.
21. Improved Privacy Controls – More granular control over your personal data. Turn location control off by app.
22. Custom Vibrations for Alerts – Already available in iOS 5, expect new features.
23. Features for China – Baidu, Sina Weibo, Tudou, Youku, Better text input, dictionary
24. Video stabilization : Stabilizes iPhone and iPad video, which are often shaky.
25. Shared Photostreams- Make and share albums in PhotoStream. Easily share the right photos with specific friends and family members in near real-time. Also includes comments and notifications.
26. App in Safari Search Results – See app store search results in the Safari search results.
27. Full Screen Landscape Support in Safari – See more of the web while browsing in landscape on the iPhone.
29. HDR Improvements – Better performance and results for HDR photo taking.
30. Made for iPhone Hearing Aids – Apple certified hearing aids that will work specifically with the iPhone and iPad.
31. Improved Accessibility Controls – Lock settings and lock the home button to keep kids out of settings they don’t need to touch.
32. French, German and Spanish Dictionaries – Multiple language dictionaries now in iOS 6.
33. Alarm with Song – Wake up with your favorite music in iOS 6.
34. Redesigned Stores – Better looking mobile stores with Coverflow.
35. In App Bluetooth Pairing – No longer need to leave the app to set up your Bluetooth headphones
36. Eyes Free – A new Siri button for Siri in-car integration with upcoming support for 37. BMW, GM, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda
Location Based Alerts for Find My Friends- Get an alert when kids leave school
38. Safari Browser Syncing – Continue browsing sessions on the iPad after starting in your computer or the iPhone.
39. Maps- New maps with traffic and 3D flyover mode.
40. The IPhone 5 and iPad mini will be released!
iOS 6 will arrive this fall with the iPhone 5. The iOS 6 beta is available today for users willing to pay for a chance to try the latest Apple software.
iOS 6 will be coming to the iPhone 3GS and above for iPhone, iPad 2 and iPad 3, and the iPod touch 4th generation. It will be out sometime later this year, sometime between August and October. With all the new features, it seems to be a big hit and I personally can not wait!
Apple finally delivered on its promise of a new iPhone during an event Tuesday at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
It’s no totally new “iPhone 5,” mind you; Apple’s revamped iPhone 4S brings an incremental hardware upgrade to the popular iPhone 4. But the 4S’ stat boost is no slouch, adding a host of beefier under-the-hood specs to an already impressive device.
In usual Apple style, the company dropped a wealth of information on the public all at once. We’ve gathered the crucial details on the new iPhone 4S so you know what you’re in for when they hit the shelves Oct. 14.
Apple’s Hot New Processor: The A5
In a step up from the iPhone 4’s single-core A4, the 4S will sport the A5 processor, an Apple-designed, Samsung-made chip that boasts two cores and can be found in the iPad 2. That means better graphics processing (up to 7x faster than the previous iPhone, according to Apple VP Phil Schiller), faster iOS performance and significantly enhanced gaming. Apple’s demo of the iOS-exclusive Infinity Blade II game looked smooth as silk and almost Pixar-esque in quality, according to Wired.com’s Apple reporter, Christina Bonnington.
A Faster World Phone
The 4S will run on AT&T’s HSPA+ network, which means download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, and uploads reaching 5.8 Mbps (according to Apple, that is). While Apple says it’s “4G speed,” make no mistake — HSPA+ ain’t 4G proper. It’s not LTE, it’s not Wi-Max. We’re thinking the battery drain of a 4G antenna was too much for Apple to sacrifice, not to mention the infancy of existing 4G networks.
Also, that speed will only come on AT&T’s HSPA+ network — not Sprint’s, not Verizon’s. Bummer for those on different carriers.
The iPhone 4S will also come with both GSM and CDMA antennas, which means you’ll be able to use the phone anywhere around the world. A nice touch, especially for business-class jet-setters.
The first iPhone launched exclusively on AT&T. To Apple’s chagrin, the network couldn’t handle the influx of data-hungry customers, and complaints of terrible AT&T service have been widespread ever since. In February of this year, the iPhone 4 finally came to Verizon’s vaunted network. Continuing the trend toward carrier agnosticism, Apple said Tuesday the iPhone 4S would be available on Sprint’s wireless network for the first time (as well as Verizon and AT&T).
It’s a huge slap in the face to AT&T, which once held the keys to the iPhone kingdom. Now, Apple must compete with Android’s multicarrier reach and can’t afford to play favorites in the carrier arena.
New Camera for Smartphone Shutterbugs
The iPhone 4S really beefs things up on the photo front. It packs an 8-megapixel camera that comes in at 3,264 x 2,448 resolution. That’s 60 percent more pixels than the iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel camera. A backside-illuminated sensor ensures that those extra pixels don’t go to waste by gathering more light into the shot. The iPhone 4’s camera is composed of five Apple-designed lenses (there were four in the iPhone 4), providing a 30 percent sharper image. It’s got an f/2.4 aperture, which lets in more light, and a hybrid IR filter for better color accuracy and more color uniformity.
The camera can also take 1080p HD video with real-time image stabilization. Temporal noise reduction should help in low-light scenarios.
Siri, the Voice-Activated Digital Assistant
The iPhone 4S will launch with a beta version of Siri, a voice-controlled, language-deciphering virtual assistant — probably the coolest feature revealed during Tuesday’s event.
Think of Siri as Hal 9000, only nicer. Wondering what the weather is like in Paris? Ask Siri, and she’ll tell you (yes, Siri has a female voice). Looking for a good local restaurant? Apple’s partnership with Yelp will aid Siri, pulling up nearby eateries and ratings straight from Yelp’s user-generated reviews site, all using your GPS data. Exchange rates, stock market information and other data will be just a question away — Siri will even read back your SMS messages from your pocket if you ask her to.
While Siri will launch in beta (a very Google-esque move by Apple, a company notorious for only shipping products that are fully finished), we’re excited to give this feature a test drive.
Pricing and Launch Date
Not so fast, eager beavers — the iPhone 4S isn’t available just yet. The phone will launch Oct. 14 on three of the big four U.S. carriers (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint). It will come in 16-, 32- and 64-GB versions at $200, $300 and $400, respectively. And yes, they’ll come in two colors: black and white. Preorders start Friday, so get your mouse-clicking fingers at the ready if you must own Apple’s latest, greatest I phone!