Topic: new iphone
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August 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM
Here’s a fairly convincing video that allegedly shows the gold and blue housings of the new iPhones coming Sept. 10.
August 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM
The fall gadget launch calendar is falling into place.
First out of the gate will be Samsung, which confirmed that it’s launching the Galaxy Gear watch and Note 3 tablet at a Sept. 4 event in Berlin. Samsung executive Lee Young-hee gave the scoop to the Korea Times. He described the watch as an extension of the “mobile experience” and the Korea Times headline noted that it’s going to “beat (Apple’s) iWatch unveiling.” Sample quote:
“The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”
An Apple partner appears to have confirmed the Sept. 10 release of Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 7. That’s also the day the company is expected to unveil its new iPhones and perhaps other products. The Sept. 10 release is about as secret as the NSA domestic spying program, but it was disclosed in an email to a developer from Apple partner Nuance, and posted on the blog of freelance tech writer Owen Williams.
Microsoft isn’t confirming the launch date for its Xbox One console, but gaming site Kotaku heard that the big day is Nov. 8 — one week ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 4 launch. Kotaku was unusually specific about the source of its leak: a vendor handling signage for Wal-Mart passed along an email listing the schedule of video game “midnight madness” events at its stores.
Speaking of the Xbox One, I wonder if Steve Ballmer will get one of the special white models that Microsof i’s giving to employees on the launch team. Maybe he’ll get one in crimson as a farewell gift.
June 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM
A strong voice joined the chorus saying that Apple will release the iPhone 5 in September. Bloomberg’s reporting that the device is coming with a more powerful chip and an 8 megapixel camera, up from the current 5 megapixel version.
Apple’s also testing a new iPad with a higher resolution screen like the one used in the current iPhone, the report said.
It cites “two people familiar with the product” and said Apple declined to comment.
Firmer reports about the new iPhone create uncertainty among phone buyers considering recently released phones, and cast a shadow over Microsoft’s Windows Phone launch and new Nokia hardware coming later this year.
The Bloomberg story said the phone will look similar to the current iPhone. It suggests more common hardware between the iPhone and iPad. The iPhone 5 will use the A5 processor that’s used in the iPad 2, while the tablet device is getting a display with resolution similar to the current phone.
The report also said Apple’s working on a smaller, lower-priced iPhone aimed at overseas markets.
April 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM
The new iPhone is going to go down in tech history, not because of its innovation, but because of the incredible things that have happened to its prototypes.
Last summer a worker at Apple’s iPhone factory in China lost a prototype, then apparently killed himself after his employer — Foxconn — searched his apartment.
Today’s story of the day is that another prototype — this one apparently a near final, working model — was lost at a bar in Redwood City, Calif., and ended up in the hands of gadget blog Gizmodo. A screen grab of the page:
The new phone looks more like the iPad, with a squared and beveled metal border. Gizmodo says it has a bigger battery and smaller (but sharper) screen than the iPhone 3GS. It also has a better camera and a flash. It speculated that it’s going on sale sometime in 2010.
Apple made it known through blogger John Gruber that it “considers this unit stolen, not lost.”
If Apple puts pressure on Gizmodo, maybe the blog should remind Apple about this story it ran last year — about Apple refusing to return a stolen iPhone to a woman in New York.
UPDATE: Gizmodo revealed the name of poor the Apple engineer who lost the phone – a 27-year-old who apparently hasn’t been fired yet. The guy left it on a bar stool and the guy sitting next to him picked it up. This opportunistic tipster apparently received $5,000 from Gizmodo for the device, even after figuring out who owned it by a Facebook profile it displayed.
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