Apple’s annual product release cycles come with their own ritualistic song and dance. Whenever the fruit company is close to announcing a new device, he hear a plethora of rumors from a wide variety of sources. Furthermore images of allegedly leaked parts surface every other week. One does not know what or who to believe unless and until Apple officially makes the announcement.
Apple is about to launch the next generation iPhone in approximately one month, which means that the aforementioned song and dance has already been well under way. Even today, images of what are thought to be leaked new iPhone parts have surfaced online and they do tell quite a story.
The leaked parts displayed in these pictures are supposed to form the face, so to speak, of the next generation iPhone. These parts include the front panel, black and white Home buttons, nano SIM tray, circuitry and a mysterious piece of, never before seen, what seems to be a metal plate.
From the looks of it the front panel tells a story we all want to hear. It seems to be large enough to accommodate the larger display we have been expecting on the next generation iPhone. Nano SIM try also confirms a previous rumor that the upcoming iPhone will support nano SIMs. The function of this mysterious black plate, thought to be of metal, is still unknown. Though it is likely that this plate will be used for protecting the innards of this device as well as providing overall structural integrity.
The legitimacy of the source which first published these images can obviously be questioned. For all we know, these components may never materialize on the next generation iPhone. Though almost all the components we see here solidify most of the rumors we have heard up till now. The announcement of this upcoming iPhone is expected next month and only then will we have final answers.
A little over one month from now we will hopefully be witnessing the announcement of Apple’s next iPhone. This upcoming iPhone has had its fair share of rumors. Consumers around the world are anxiously waiting to see what Apple has done this time around with the iPhone.
There have been a lot of rumors regarding this device, one which stands out in particular is about the larger display. Folks over at 9to5Mac took the liberty of scaling native iOS apps to a resolution expected to be of the next iPhone. I must say, the apps don’t look half bad.
As the expected release date of next generation iPhone comes near, the daily influx of rumors steadily grows. Last year almost all rumors got debunked as Apple announced a mildly updated iPhone 4S, whereas there were strong reports of a fully redesigned iPhone. This time around Apple is surely going to release an all new iPhone. Word on the rumor mill is that the next generation iPhone will have a smaller 8 pin dock connector. Moreover this new smartphone will also feature enhanced Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which is an unreleased feature of iOS 6.
It is only a couple of months until Apple unveils its next generation iPhone. As is the tradition, we have countless rumors pouring in from all across the globe regarding this upcoming device. It is seldom that we hear information about a new Apple device from a credible source. The President of Sharp has confirmed today that his company has developed the display for next generation iPhone and has also confirmed that the display will begin shipping this month.
A number of pictures have been posted online which show a fully assembled next generation iPhone. It should be kept in mind that the device in these pictures is thought to be the next generation iPhone, there exists a possibility that the final public version will be different from what you see in these images.
These images were initially published online by repair firm iLab. They have received some parts believed to be of Apple’s next generation iPhone. These parts consist of front and back plats, volume buttons, flex cable and a mute switch. These parts were then put together to assemble what is allegedly Apple’s upcoming iPhone.
It is interesting to see that these parts and the model in these pictures line up perfectly with all of the rumors we have been hearing about the new iPhone. The assembled model in these pictures has a thinner profile, a larger display and a two toned back plate. All of these things have been rumored to be a part of the next generation iPhone. Furthermore the model in these pictures has a relocated FaceTime camera, slot for a smaller 19 pin dock connector as well as a relocated headphone jack. The model is eerily accurate, keeping in mind the rumors about the smartphone.
This isn’t exactly the first time that alleged parts of an upcoming iPhone have been leaked. Previously we have seen a number of parts being leaked including but not limited to front and back plates. Though the fact remains that the next iPhone could look different from what you see in the images above. Given how the model accurately portrays rumors about the next iPhone, it shouldn’t come as a shock to us if we see a few similarities between this model and the final version, whenever it comes out.
Apple is expected to announce the next generation iPhone in October. It is expected that after the announcement, the new iPhone will be available for purchase within ten days. Until then, we’re quite sure that this is just the start of new iPhone leaks we’ll be seeing until the official announcement from Apple.
As October comes near with every single passing day, rumors regarding the next generation iPhone escalate on a daily basis. Apple has obviously been tight lipped about this device. We don’t expect any information from them before the release event takes place. Rumors have had us speculating about what the next generation iPhone may or may not have. A purported next generation iPhone case has come up in the UK and it hints at the possibility of a 4 inch display on Apple’s next smartphone.
For now it is not even known what Apple intends on naming this device. It might call the device iPhone 5 or keep it short and simple by calling it the New iPhone. Nomenclature is not the important. What is important is how well this smartphone stacks up against its competitors. Previous rumors have us believe that the next generation iPhone will have a quadcore processor, improved graphics, 1 GB of RAM, increased on board storage, a 12 megapixel camera and a thin profile. The upcoming device is also said to be lighter than its predecessor.
It is not unusual for case makers to take a gamble before a product is actually released. There exists a possibility that what these cases hint at might not happen at all. We have seen it in the past as well when Apple was gearing up to release the not-so-significantly modified iPhone 4S. This particular case tip comes from MobileFunUK’s sources. These next generation iPhone cases have been manufactured on the basis of all rumors we have heard up till now, so it seems.
Apart from hinting at a 4 inch display instead of the iconic 3.5 inch one, these next generation iPhone cases also confirm the suspicions of a thinner profile and a smaller 19 pin dock connector. The fact remains though that it is still to early to believe something for sure at this point in time. To be entirely certain we must wait for Apple to unveil the next generation iPhone in October later this year.
For some users, the process of jailbreaking or unlocking an iPhone is just too complicated. Imagine how complicated it must be to develop these jailbreaks and unlocks. Developing an unlock for iPhone has its ups and downs. A certain unlock solution might not be compatible with new firmware that brings a new baseband. AT&T iPhone users have something to be happy about. Applenberry has come up with a permanent IMEI unlock solution for those iPhones that are locked on AT&T’s network.
Applenberry has made quite a name for itself in the unlocking circuit. They have released several interposers in the past which have allowed hardware based unlock on devices that had higher basebands not unlockable through ultrasn0w. They are a legitimate name in this business. This new permanent IMEI unlock service for AT&T iPhones that they have come out with does not depend on specific iOS firmware version or baseband.
Furthermore any iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S locked to AT&T’s network can be permanently unlocked through IMEI using this new service. iOS firmware versions or basebands do not matter. Since this unlock is permanent it won’t fail to work when the iPhone is restored to new firmware or the baseband is upgraded. Such was the problem with interposers which would fail to work if the iOS firmware version was changed to one that was not supported by said interposer.
A word of advice though. If your two year contract with AT&T has expired, AT&T itself will unlock your iPhone free of charge. If not, you can utilize Applenberry’s new service. It comes with a hefty price tag of $150 for emancipation from AT&T. Previous customers of Applenberry are given a $50 discount. Referring the service to your friends will also get you a $30 discount. Unlock requests are processed within 1 to 2 business days. An email will be sent after it has been processed. All you need to do then is to sync your iPhone with iTunes and you will see the unlock screen.
Apple is expected to announce it’s latest iPhone in October later this year. It’s only a couple of months from now, which means that the rumours and information leaks are increasing day by day. Some purported iPhone 5 images have been leaked. They don’t reveal anything that we don’t already know, rather they substantiate the rumours that we have already heard and see regarding the next generation iPhone.
According to rumours, the next generation iPhone will have a thinner and lighter form factor than it’s predecessor. changes in design are also expected. Apple is reportedly going to put in a larger display as well on the iPhone 5. There is also talk of modified speaker grills, repositioned headset jack as well as of a smaller connector in place of the iconic 30-pin dock connector.
These leaked images come from KitGuru, which claims to have operatives around the globe. To be honest, this is the first time we have seen this source divulge information as sensitive as details on the next generation iPhone. So I for one am a little bit uncertain about the credibility of this source.
This source claims that the device in these images is actually a pre-release sample of the iPhone 5. This particular moniker for the next iPhone seems a bit unorthodox, considering the fact that Apple decided to call the third-generation iPad or iPad 3, the New iPad. It is expected that the company will follow suit with the iPhone as well, dubbing it the New iPhone when it comes out in October.
Since the device is a pre-release sample, it suffices to say that the next generation iPhone would look a lot similar. Nevertheless since this sample confirms many of the rumours we have heard about, there is a big chance that all of these changes will make the final cut, when Apple release it’s next generation smartphone.
Its a case of better late than never for Microsoft. According to a trusted tipster of the blog BGR, Microsoft have inevitably decided to release their productivity suit i.e the Microsoft Office to the tablet and smartphone domain. The release date is scheduled to be somewhere in November this year, which coincides with the launch of Windows 8. Another reason coming up for the late release is that Microsoft would not want to undercut Windows tablets before they are made available in the market, so holding off on a release until the fall is a good strategic call. The launch is planned to occur simultaneously for both iOS as well as Android although Android releases are nearly always a significant period of time behind that of iOS.