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It’s Final… iPhone 5 is the name.


As expected, Apple announced the new iPhone and named it iPhone 5. The design is quite similar to iPhone 4S with more luxurious look and accents.

Apple announced that this will be sleeker, thinner and lighter iPhone than the earlier one.

The announced features for the new device are:

  • “It’s made entirely of glass and aluminium.”
  • “It’s the thinnest phone we’ve ever made, and the lightest.”
  • 18% thinner than iPhone 4S, 7.6 mm
  • 20% lighter than the 4S, 112 grams
  • Retina display, 326 PPI, 1136 x 640 screen resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • “The new screen on iPhone 5 is a 4 inch display.”
  • 44% more color saturation
  • “We’ve added HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and yes… LTE.”
  • “There’s now a single chip for voice and data, and a single radio chip.”
  • The Apple A6 chip – ”Compared to the A5, it’s two times faster… but 22% smaller.”
  • Battery exceeding the one in iPhone 4S. 225 hours in standby, 8 hours 3G talk time.
  • Camera: 8mp, backside illuminated, hybrid IR filter, Dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment, sapphire crystal.
  • The most amazing new feature in the iPhone 5 is called panorama – It’s panorama mode.
  • 1080p video, improved video stability, face detection — you can take photos while shooting video.
  • Three microphones, bottom, front, and back.

Can’t wait to see Apple stocks going higher 😉

Apple iPhone 5 the most awaited gadget of 2012


Apple’s next-generation smartphone has beaten out its larger scaled sibling the iPad with the Apple iPhone 5 officially announced as the most eagerly awaited gadget of 2012.

Following a survey of 1,916 members of the British public carried out by leading discount website MyVoucherCode Apple’s market dominating portable gadgets have proved the most eagerly anticipated with 74 per cent of those questioned stating they were looking forward to the launch of the iPhone 5.

With the potential consumers able to select more than one device Apple locked out second spot with the upcoming iPad 3 awaited by 71 per cent of those questioned. Nintendo’s Wii follow-on theNintendo Wii U rounded out the top three of the best gadgets set to land in 2012 followed by the first own branded Google tablet and Apple iTV.

“It’s interesting to see which products are topping the list, and it’s perhaps unsurprising to see two Apple products up there,” said Mark Pearson, Chairman of “The world of technology is ever-changing, so there is always something new that consumers are looking for.

“Products such as the iPhone and iPad are always going to be popular, but the release of the Wii U looks set to be a big hit as it’s the first real upgrade that the console has had.”

Already available in the US the UK arrival of the Amazon Kindle Fire is the sixth most awaited tech launch of the year followed by the Sony PS VitaSamsung Galaxy S3 and Google TV in spots seven through to nine respectively. Intel Ultrabooks completed the top 10.

Let’s Talk iPhone


Apple looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with remote computing services.

Apple invited media to a "special event" called "Let’s talk iPhone" on October 4 at its Cupertino, California headquarters, an unusual location for a company that typically introduces major products at larger venues in San Francisco.

The invitation did not have any other details, and an Apple spokesman would not provide further information.

"This is the iPhone 5," ThinkEquity analyst Mark McKechnie said of the event.

The new iPhone would be the first major product launch under Tim Cook, who took over full-time as chief executive after co-founder Steve Jobs resigned last month.

It was unclear if Jobs, who is now chairman, will take the stage at the event.

Though a good product, the current iPhone 4 could use some improvements, McKechnie said. "We talked about it having a bigger screen, a dual core processor, and probably integrates pretty well with the iCloud."

The iPhone – introduced in 2007 with the touchscreen template now adopted by its rivals – remains the gold standard in the booming smartphone market.

The new model, which some have dubbed the iPhone 5, will have a bigger touch screen, better antenna and an 8-megapixel camera, one source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters in August.

Hon Hai Precision Industries Co Ltd (2317.TW) and Pegatron Corp (4938.TW) of Taiwan will make the new phone, and have been told to gear up capacity for up to 45 million units in total, the source said.


Apple launched the iPhone 4 in June 2010 in black 16 gigabyte and 32 gigabyte versions, and added white ones in April. The company typically refreshes its iPhone lineup during its developer event in June, but delayed the new model this year.

Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones in the third quarter ended June 25, which analysts say helped it vault past Nokia (NOK1V.HE) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

Some analysts are expecting another version of the iPhone 4 to be launched along with the next model.

"The new (iPhone) 4 will tackle the prepaid market and the (iPhone) 5 will have the A5 chip that’s in the iPad and be faster, thinner and possibly with a bigger screen," Colin Gillis, analyst with BGC Partners said. He cited possible voice-recognition features as well.

Apple’s iPhone 5 Media Event Reportedly Scheduled for October 4


AllThingsD reports that Apple will be holding its highly-anticipated iPhone 5 media event on October 4th.

While Apple could certainly change its plans anytime, sources said that the October 4 date has been selected by the company to showcase the iPhone 5. Sources added that the plan is now to make the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement.

According to the report, new Apple CEO Tim Cook should play a prominent role in the event in order to assert himself as the new leader of the company, although it will almost certainly be a team presentation with other executives such as Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall, and Eddy Cue leading portions of the event. It is unclear whether Steve Jobs will make an appearance at the event, with the report suggesting that a decision on whether or not he appears would be a last-minute one based on his health. 

MacRumors noted yesterday that Apple is expected to also be introducing minor updates to its iPod line, and had pinpointed the first week in October for that introduction, with availability set for the middle of the month. Apple generally issues invitations to its media events about a week ahead of time, so we can expect official notice of the event to appear sometime around early next week. 

UpdateThe Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple confirms with a simple “Yep” that October 4th is the date of the event.

iPhone 5 Concept Features

A new Computer Generated video is released for the expected features of the new iPhone 5.

Amazing Concept iPhone 5. This CG iPhone 5 has advanced iPhone features such as a sleeker iPhone design, a laser keyboard & holographic display all rolled into this iPhone 5 video. 

The computer generated Concept iPhone 5 features is an exponential leap to the iPhone 4 or iPhone 3gs of today.

iPhone 5 could double Apple’s market share

With pent-up demand for the iPhone 5, the new phone could double Apple’s market share, according to an investor’s report released yesterday by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Surveying a sampling of 216 mobile phone users, Munster found huge demand for the iPhone 5 among both current iPhone users and those who own other smartphones.

Looking at all those surveyed, 29 percent currently own iPhones and 17 percent have an Android phone, leaving 28 percent with a BlackBerry and the rest with other types of phones.

Among existing iPhone owners, 94 percent of those surveyed expect to buy another iPhone, leaving only 6 percent eyeing an Android device. But among current Android smartphone users, 42 percent said they’re likely to switch to the iPhone.

Among Verizon subscribers in general who don’t presently own an iPhone, 55 percent expect to buy one, with 74 percent specifically waiting for the iPhone 5. That number compares with 53 percent of AT&T customers specifically awaiting the next model iPhone.


Of all the respondents, 64 percent plan to pick up an iPhone when it’s time to buy a new phone. Further, 60 percent are waiting for the iPhone 5 as opposed to allowing their contract to expire or their current phone to break down.

Though the survey targeted only a small number of mobile phone users, it does highlight a demand build-up for the next iPhone. Such demand is due in large part to the longer wait time (14 months assuming the iPhone 5 debuts in September versus the usual 12-month cycle), according to Munster.

In light of the demand, Munster believes the iPhone 5 may push Verizon’s numbers even higher than the 3.8 million iPhones that Piper Jaffray is estimating the carrier will sell in the September quarter. And the overall iPhone unit estimate of 22 million for the quarter may also "prove to be conservative."

Apple Will Launch Next iPhone In October, Not September As Previously Reported

A new report claims that the next-generation iPhone won’t launch in September, as previous reports suggested and instead, will debut in October.


The report comes from John Paczkowski of All Things D who cites a “source familiar with Apple’s plans”. The source states that the next iPhone – whether it is the iPhone 4S and/or 5 – will launch sometime in October instead of September.


First iPhone 5 Knockoff Emerges In China; Expertly Rounds Up Rumors Of Next iPhone Design [PHOTOS]

Well, that was quick! The folks from Shenzhen have already churned out an iPhone 5 knockoff whose design is in accordance with the schematics leaked a few days back.


The city of Shenzhen in Guangdong, China is know for producing a lot of fake gadgets; gadgets with design based on ones from Apple, HTC, Samsung etc. but with horrible, horrible software.


iPhone 4S/iPhone 5???…….. Nope Not Yet!!!


Few Minutes back the WWDC seminar managed by Apple ended, and as expected the new beloved Mobile device “The iPhone”, is not announced.

I believe we should wait for another couple of months in-order to see it in Production.


iPhone lovers, you have to wait!!

iPhone 4S features A5, 8MP camera, integrated SIM; iPhone 5 in spring 2012?

Backing up claims of a next-generation iPhone with an iPhone 4-like form factor, Macotakara claims that Apple is set to debut an iPhone 4S with an ARM Cortex-A9 and an 8 megapixel camera. The ARM Cortex-A9 is the CPU foundation for Apple’s customized A5 processor in the iPad 2. The iPad 2?s A5 is a dual-core chip, but the report is unsure if the iPhone 4S version is dual core. Sources told 9to5Mac last month that Apple is already testing an iPhone 4 with an A5 chip with high-profile game developers and it is likely that the iPhone 4S’s A5 will be dual-core.


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