With so many reports backing up the idea of a smaller iDevice Connector, it pretty much seems like a done deal- but how small is this port exactly? The original reports suggested it was likely around 19-pins (instead of the current 30-pin layout), but this is in contrast to new reports that claim Apple is going even smaller with a sleek, 8-pin design.
harp has officially confirmed that it will be shipping the screens for the next iPhone this month at a special press briefing in Tokyo. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know for sure about the screen as Sharp President Takashi Okuda took a “no comment” stance on other questions about the screen such as its dimensions.
Bummed out by the idea that you’ll have to wait all the way until October to get your hands on the next iPhone? According to sources reporting to iMore, you won’t have to, instead the iPhone 5 may be announced at a special event on September 12th of this year with a launch to follow just nine days later on the 21st.
But what about keeping that phone charged? Carrying around a bulky AC adapter or USB cable just won’t do and that’s why Noah Dentzel, Adam Miller and Brian Hahn came up with the ChargeCard.
Samsung’s secret weapon in turning the tide of this war has been information and evidence that strongly suggests Apple itself somewhat copied or was directly inspired by Sony-style designs. Samsung hoped to use this information to discredit Apple’s own claims, but it turns out that this weapon was a total dud.
With the iPhone 5 expected for launch sometime in the next few months, it seems that we have new rumors and leaks to cover on a near-daily basis. The most recent leak is from iLab Factory, which claims to have a fully-assembled iPhone 5 casing in their possession.
The Samsung-Apple patent wars continue to push on at full swing revealing all sorts of dirt including Samsung ignoring Google’s warnings that their designs were too close to Apple, and internal memos that show that even the iPhone was actually influenced by earlier Sony-style designs. This war doesn’t seem to be slowing down and no real victor seems in sight, but at least all these court discoveries and findings are kicking up interesting prototype/mockups that help us see the clear evolution that took place as Apple designed its various iOS-based products.
There have been many users who feel like the change isn’t a good one and are angry that they’ll have to get new docking station clocks and other components in order to make the switch to the iPhone 5 and future iPad offerings, but this isn’t necessarily the case. The inside sources within Apple’s supply chain have confirmed that there will be an official adapter that allows the iPhone 5 to connect and work with the older 30-pin dock connector.
When it comes to waterproof cases for the iPhone, there are certainly many different options on the market, so what sets the iGills SE-35 apart from the crowd? Beyond its primary function of keeping your precious iPhone from becoming water-logged and ruined, the iGills has plenty of unique functionality such as its ability to take your ordinary iPhone and infuse it with the power of a dive computer.
While the iPhone also has notifications, it only does so with the rear-facing LED flash. If you have your iPhone face-up on a desk, you may never notice that light. With FLASHr, you will.
If you like the idea of an iPhone with a physical keyboard, SoloMatrix’s Spike is really going to interest you. The Spike keyboard is not only a physical keyboard that clips onto your phone screen, it is also a protective case.
Think your iPhone provides great security features? Sure, the protection from viruses and other threats is there, but what about personal protection from physical harm? The Yellow Jacket iPhone case takes your iPhone security to a new level by giving you a handy stun gun attachment.
The iPhone has seen quite a few interesting camera lens adapters over the years, the newest of which is unique in its ability to even allow you to use an SLR lenses on the front. The new camera attachment is called the Phocus and features large case that transforms the iPhone into a true camera experience.
One of the newest patents awarded to Apple is something called iTravel, which is an NFC-based transportation check-in system.
What if the iPhone were semi-permanently attached to your hand in some weird twist of bio-electronic engineering? We’re getting closer to that reality with the so-called iPhone 5 Spider concept.
Designed by SoloMatrix, the Spike case is a protective case for the iPhone, except it comes with a clever bonus. The bottom half contains a QWERTY keyboard that can swing out to the front when you need it
We can pretty safely assume that Apple is going to unveil the next iPhone this fall, but now anonymous “industry sources” have indicated that the so-called iPhone 5 will be boasting a quad core processor.
Usually a roach is something you don’t want around the house, except perhaps in the case of the Roachbot.
This is either one of the stupidest ideas on the planet or one of the smartest. It’s called the eco-amp and it’s an iPhone speaker amplifier that is basically a cardboard cone.
Rumors continue to pop up now and then about the upcoming iPhone, even though its more than likely at this point that such a device isn’t coming until later this year, probably around October. One such new rumor has to do with with near field communication (NFC).
Looking for the perfect wave as a surfer? Shaka’s unique wind meter is the best tool for the job, featuring the ability to use your 3.5mm jack to plug in and detect wind direction and speed. The little adapter isn’t very big, as you can see from the picture, and works in conjunction with a special app to deliver information about the wind as it is detected.
According to TechCrunch, the new smaller 19-pin Apple port has been independently verified. While the form factor and actual size are still yet to be revealed, it seems that there may be some truth behind the rumors of a smaller port after all. The new Apple 19-pin iDevice port seems similar to what we already have on many MacBooks with the Thunderbolt port, but TechCrunch says that three independent manufacturers have said that this new Apple port is in fact different.
More in line with my digital lifestyle would be something like the SmartPet. Winning the innovative toy category award at the Tokyo Toy Show, SmartPet essentially transforms your iPhone into a virtual pet dog.
What looks to be like the most legitimate piece of iPhone 5 info we have yet seen, this video of a black unibody iPhone 5 from ETradeSupply is quite convincing.
This super retina display LG was showing off at Display Week boasts a 1920 x 1080 resolution, an impressive 440 pixels per inch, and the crispest, smoothest RGB you’ve ever seen on a 5-inch screen.
For $80 you can now get your hands on a smaller Bluetooth-based iPhone variant of the iCade Core, the iCade Mobile.
Recently most of the iPhone 5 rumors have been associated with the smaller looking port that many are claiming could be a micro-USB port or even a new MagSafe connector. Now we have a look at a four-inch long front panel that claimst to be part of the new iPhone.
Up until now, the only way to get an iPhone in the United States is through a postpaid plan. That’s going to change on June 22, as Cricket is going to offer the Apple iPhone on a prepaid basis. Yes, you can finally get a prepaid iPhone.
One of the ‘features’ supposedly in the iPhone 5 has had everyone talking recently, and that is the inclusion of a smaller port. While some believe this could be Apple’s move to the mini-USB standard that almost every other device on Earth uses, others say Apple will stay with a proprietary port.
Finding the right one will largely depend on what you are looking for, if it’s just a little dust or a fingerprint or two, you may not need all that much, but if you want water, dust, shock, and more, there certainly options out there that can cover all of that as well. One of these options is the new Armor Series case from Otterbox, designed for the iPhone 4/4S.
The next-generation iPhone is still several months away, but the latest set of leaked photos give us a great look at the back of the new iPhone. And then there’s that small dock connector too.
It has been the general consensus among most people that the “next iPhone” will have a larger display, but now we’ve got some physical evidence to back that claim. This “leaked” front panel is coming by way of one of Apple’s suppliers.
There are many guitar playing apps out there for the iPhone, but what about full guitar solutions that integrate with your iPhone? The gTar was recently launched on Kickstarter to help players learn how to teach themselves the guitar, using a digital ‘educational’ guitar that comes with a built-in iPhone dock that makes use of sensors to realy what you’re playing to a special iPhone app.
You know what’s the problem with Diablo III (aside from all the connection troubles people have been having)? You still play with a keyboard and a mouse. A new Kickstarter project has come up where you get to cast spells and engage in combat using a real magic wand.
Rumors continue to strongly suggest that the next-generation iPhone will feature a 4-inch screen. According to industry sources reporting to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is has already begun ordering this new larger screens which will replace the current 3.5-inch standard that has been used since the original iPhone surfaced in 2007.
There is a limit to how big the display of a smartphone can be and it’s always better if we can watch photos and videos on devices with bigger screens. But in the future, a new LED projector being developed by the researchers at Fraunhofer could be able to help.
Up until now, only older iDevices have had the ability to downgrade to previous firmware versions using the Limera1n exploit and SHSH blobs, but that ability has now been ported to newer A5-powered iDevices like the third-gen iPad and the iPhone 4S.
It seems that T-Mobile is hard at work addressing two big gaps in its service, the lack of 4G LTE and the lack of an iPhone.
our iPhone certainly allows you to take some good photos and you can take some great shots, but having a way to mount your iPhone would even give you greater opportunities for the perfect shot. That’s exactly where the new Stickable Resin guard for the iPhone 4 or 4S comes in.
Another day, another iPhone rumor, and another iPhone concept. While it doesn’t look like the boys and girls in Cupertino have quite figured out how to make a T-1000 just yet, it looks like French designer Antoine Brieux is applying some liquid metal to his latest iPhone concept.
The app will run on any iPhone, iPad or iPod that uses iOS 5, and you will have to buy a $9.99 dongle which should be connected to your DSLR by cable or infrared. Connect the dongle to your iDevice and then you can simply use your device’s sensors as triggers (motion, facial recognition and more).
There have been a ton of rumors about upcoming features in the iPhone 5, but here’s one that probably isn’t going to be happening. A humorous little video has hit the net that shows a new feature of the iPhone that should keep theft down to a minimum.
It’s starting to sound more and more like the iPhone 5 (or whatever the new iPhone will be called) is going to get bumped up to a four-inch screen, so how can we expect it to look? The latest crop of mockups offer a glimpse into the future design cue of the upcoming iPhone model.
Everybody knows that there are tons of iPhone cases out there to choose from and that’s why case manufacturers are forced to come out with different case designs some of which are impractical or weird, but that does not give the license to anyone to freak everyone out. You probably will not find anything weirder than what you see above – the Hand iPhone Case.
Earlier today we talked about a few new rumors regarding the upcoming iPhone 5, such as the use of liquid metal in its casing. Now we are talking about yet another rumor regarding the next iPhone, and that’s the use of in-cell touch panels like those rolled out by Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display. This supposedly comes from sources within Apple’s supply chain.