Could this be a leaked picture of the iPhone 5? Many different websites and blogs claim that it is since the rumor has been that the newest iPhone is going to have a bigger, 4″+ screen. I think this could be a definite possibility because Apple, Inc. hasn’t changed the screen size of their iPhones since they were first produced in 2007.
Apple introduced the much-anticipated iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011. Many rumors were swirling around it, saying it was going to be the iPhone 5, and that it was going to have many physical and internal changes. They were right about the internal changes, but that’s all. The iPhone 4S has the same dimensions as the iPhone 4, but has many new features the iPhone 4 doesn’t have.
One new feature is Siri. You can ask Siri to make calls, send texts, add reminders to your calendar, and much more. All you have to do is talk. Another feature is dual A5 core chips. They make everything faster and more efficient. The camera is also better than the one on the iPhone 4. It’s 8 megapixels and it shoots 1080p HD video. The iPhone 4S runs iOS 5, which was the subject of the previous post, so it runs all the things talked about it that post, too!
These are just a few of the new things on the iPhone 4S. If you want to see more, go to Apple’s website and check it out!
Apple has released the new iOS 5 operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. They have added over 200 new features for this update. Here are just a few:
- Notification Center: You can get notifications from so many different apps- and it’s so annoying when you’re in the middle of something and a notification comes up on your screen and interrupts what you were doing. Well now, with the new notification center, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. With iOS 5, when you receive a new notification, it shows as a banner at the top rather than in the middle of the screen (unless you like it that way- you can choose in Settings). Also, when you decide you want to look at your new notifications, all you have to do is swipe down from the top of any screen and you’ll enter the Notification Center.
- iMessage:This is a new messaging service that allows you to send unlimited messages to any other iDevice that is running iOS 5. iMessage is built in to the messaging app, so you can send anything you would normally be able to send with your iPhone- texts, pictures, videos, and more! You can track the messages you send, and you can even start a conversation one one of your iDevices and finish the conversation on another.
- Newsstand: With this new feature, you can have all your subscribed newspapers and magazines in one place. You even get notifications when a new copy hits your newsstand. There’s also a new section of the app store dedicated to magazines and newspapers just for this app.
- Reminders: Here is a great app for all of you who can’t remember anything (like me). The reminders app allows you to make lists of things or have reminders that show the date they need to done. And get this- reminders can be location-based, which means that if you put in your reminders list not to forget to buy milk when you go to the grocery store, you’ll get an alert as soon as you pull in to the parking lot of the grocery store.
- Twitter: Sign in to Twitter one time in Settings, and you’ll be able to tweet from just about anywhere! You can tweet from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps. It’s just that easy.
- Camera: With the new camera features, you’ll be able to take pictures more easily and quickly. If you’re in a hurry to take a picture, all you have to do is press the unlock button at the top and the camera is available from the lock screen. You now can also take pictures using the volume up button.
- Photos: With iOS 5, you can edit the photos you’ve taken. You can eliminate red-eye, crop a photo, or auto-enhance a photo. You can even organize your photos into albums right from your device.
- Safari: iOS 5 has new safari features, as well. Reading List is one of them. All you have to do is tap the Action button while Safari is open and tap Add to Reading List. All the interesting websites you wanted to look at earlier in the day, but you just didn’t have time, are all waiting for you in the Reading List. Safari now has tabbed browsing for iPad, just like on a computer.
- PC Free: This one is pretty amazing to me. You no longer have to have a computer to set up or update your iDevices. You can download software updates and do more with your apps all without using a computer.
- iCloud: iCloud takes your music, photos, and everything else and wirelessly puts them on your other devices. Anything you do one one device will automatically go to the others. How handy.
This list is just a few of the new features for iOS 5! Go to Apple’s website to check out more. And remember- if you need insurance for any of your devices, be sure to check out Worth Ave Group’s policies!
A report in the Wall Street Journal says Sprint will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October. There hasn’t been an offical annoucement from Apple or Sprint. The Wall Street Journal is citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. For the full read in the WSJ click here.
Here’s another possible picture of the iPhone 5. What do you think- is it real??
I’ve heard lots of iPhone 5 rumors, but wireless charging is definitely a new one. A new Apple patent shows that wireless charging may be something that is a possibility for the iPhone 5.
When I say “wireless charging,” I don’t mean the wireless charging devices that are on the market today, I mean real, wireless charging. Apple’s patent shows that charging technology could be built into computers, allowing charging for any devices that are within a certain radius of the computer. In the patent, Apple talks about near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) output technology and using it to charge devices that are within a one meter range of the computer.
Apple also included in the patent a solution for those who have older computers, but still want to use this technology. They are planning on building special dongles that will plug into a USB port, and voilà, you have NFMR technology to charge your wireless devices.
Here’s another rumor surrounding the newest model of Apple’s iPhone. According to a report by Macotakara, Apple will release the iPhone 4S in the fall of 2011, and they will also release the iPhone 5 in the spring of 2012. The report claims that this fall we will see an iPhone similar to the iPhone 4, but it will have some new updates, like the step up from the iPhone 3G to 3GS.
What do you think? Will Apple release the iPhone 4S this fall or will it be the iPhone 5?
This year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held next Monday, June 6th. Apple is expected to launch some new products this year. One product is called iCloud- but no one knows much about it yet. It seems that iCloud may be some type of expansion of Apple’s MobileMe product.
Two more products that are expected to launch are iOS5, the next generation of Apple’s mobile software, and also Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the eighth version of Mac’s operating system.
Here’s hoping Apple goes ahead and releases the iPhone 5!
Along with some other changes, the iPhone 5 may have a curved glass display. According to a DigiTimes report, Apple recently purchased 300 glass-cutting machines that could be used for making a front glass display that is curved.
The rumors surrounding the iPhone 5 are still coming. The most recent one I’ve heard is that the iPhone 5 will have wireless updates. Instead of having to connect your iPhone to your computer with the dock connector cable to sync or update it, you will be able to connect with your computer wirelessly. According to rumors, Apple has already developed a plan that allows them to achieve updates by using a wireless network, so wireless updates are something that are definitely a possibility on the upcoming iPhone.