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Brian White, Topeka analyst, stated a new research note to show his thoughts on new phone he named iPhone 5S. iPhone 5S was expected to be launched this summer. Obviously, Mr. White denied his previous conclusion that next generation iPhone has multiple screen size. He indicated that the screen size would the same with iPhone 5 according to a trade show in China.
In addition, the left side volum and mute buttons will be placed differently as a part leak from other info. The rumored fingerprint technology will be the new feature for iPhone 5S just like what Siri was to iPhone 4S. Read more
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 5.0.1, the anticipated update designed to fix multiple unspecified bugs that drained the iPhone’s battery much faster than expected.
The update also patched five security vulnerabilities, including one revealed earlier this week by noted researcher Charlie Miller, who demonstrated that Apple’s App Store code signing could be sidestepped to download malware onto an iPhone without the owner’s knowledge.
This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
– Fixes bugs affecting battery life
– Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
– Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
– Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
iOS 5.0.1 was the first update that Apple delivered “over-the-air” — in other words, without requiring users to connect their devices to a Windows PC or Mac, and launching iTunes — a new feature that debuted with iOS 5 in October.
Apple did not spell out the specific battery-related patches, saying only “Fixes bugs affecting battery life” in a short list of the update’s contents.
Apple disclaims eight hours of talk time and six hours of internet use via 3G, with standby time of up to 200 hours.
One buyer claimed his iPhone 4S battery life drains at 15 percent per hour while locked and on standby. Another said battery drained 10 percent in 12 to 15 minutes after using iMessage.
To do an over-the-air update, select the “Settings” app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then touch “General” and finally “Software Update.”
According to the Financial Times, Apple has replaced Nokia to become the world’s top smartphone vendor.
Shipments of Nokia smartphones declined by 34 per cent to 16.7m units, compared with the 20.3m iPhones shipped by Apple in its second quarter.
Actually, Apple has already become the biggest smartphone maker by revenue and profits, but the April-June period marked the first time it had surpassed Nokia in volume.
As Apple’s iPhone 5, or perhaps the iPhone 4S, is expected to arrive in September with a faster processor, news about that the sixth generation in 2012 could boast wireless charging technology is released by the Wall Street Journal.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is already at working on a major iPhone revamp for the product’s sixth iteration. The phone, which will launch sometime in 2012, is said to include a “new way of charging the phone.”
The 2012 iPhone will be a thinner device with a 3.7 inch Retina Display, a gesture-based home button, and “cable-free juicing.”
iPhone 5 has been in the trial production, reported by China Times and will be produced in the 3rd Quarter of this year. The additional information from the Chinese newspaper seems to prove the previous rumors that the iPhone 5 will be in a metal chassis to improve antenna sensitivity as well as a 4-inch touch screen.
The new iPhone 5 is like an iPhone 4 frame pointed by lots of the rumors so far. Concluded from old rumors, an iPhone 5 parts video that surfaced back in January may have actually been an early look at the iPhone 5 casing (photo above).
Actually the video first revealed the new antenna dividers found on the Verizon iPhone, but also included a SIM card slot which does not appear in the Verizon iPhone. So people believe that the iPhone 5 may support both CDMA and GSM networks. A Qualcomm chip that can support both networks is found out to use in the verizon iPhone.
Since the end of 2010, everyone is talking about the coming iPad 2 and iPhone 5. Based on the past experience, Apple will release the iPad 2 on February and the iPhone 5 around June or July. However, a report from Bloomberg suggests that 2011 might see more than one new iPhone hit the market.
In order to compete with the Android phones, Apple intends to release a less expensive iPhone this year. One possible new model Bloomberg’s source has seen is smaller and cheaper than the iPhone 4. The source said that Apple is considering selling this phone for $200 with no contract. And the smaller iPhone will be about two-thirds the size of the current iPhone and has no home button, and it may be revealed mid-year or it could get scrapped completely.
Besides of the smaller iPhone, rumor also showed that Apple is possible to release a dual-mode phone that would allow for use on both Verizon’s CDMA network and AT&T’s GSM network.
Moreover, news from Bloomberg reveals that Apple is developing a “universal SIM” card, something that has been rumored previously as a “soft SIM.”
Yesterday, Apple and Verizon announced the CMDA iPhone 4, which is nearly the same as the current GSM iPhone 4 apart from the resign of antenna. However, the iOS 4.2.5 carried by CDMA iPhone 4 bring a totally new feature- personal hot spot. This service can make the iPhone 4 act as a Wi-Fi access point for up-to 5 devices. Then these devices can connect to Verizon’s network. This personal hot spot is not available for GSM iPhone. So these AT&T iPhone users began to wonder when they could enjoy this service.
Today, Apple released the iOS 4.3 beta to the registered developers. And now we know the personal hot spot will be available to all iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3. However, the iOS 4.3 would not support the iPhone 3G, which means iPhone 3G users cannot use this function.
The iOS 4.3 is supposed to be released on March this year. As we all know, the iPad also runs the iOS. Another interesting question is whether this personal hot spot feature will come to iPad with iOS 4.3.