Category Archives: iOS 5
Folks at Vietnamese site Tinhte claims to have got their hands on an official white iPhone 4 from Apple which is said to be running a pre-release version of iOS 5. Video after the break.
The video shows off new Exposé-style multitasking switcher, along with new spotlight search user-interface in iOS 5 running on what appears to be a genuine white iPhone 4 from Apple.
iPhone 5 Will Get Faster Dual-Core A5 Processor, 8-Megapixel Camera But Won’t Feature All-New Design
Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at Concord Securities claims that production of iPhone 5 will start only in September this year.
According to Kuo, iPhone 5 will get the faster dual-core A5 chip that powers iPad 2 and a higher resolution 8-megapixel camera but won’t feature an all new-design and likely to look like iPhone 4.
Specifically, Kuo has heard that the iPhone 5 will include the faster A5 processor already found in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear camera. He has also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design.
Kuo has also been told that the new iPhone will go into trial production in August and mass production in September, allowing Apple to reach shipment volumes of between 28 million and 32 million units this year. That would align with previous reports that have indicated Apple plans to make its new iPhone available for sale later than usual this year, likely in Apple’s next fiscal year beginning in October.
Kuo has a good track record in predicting Apple product related news based on information obtained from Apple’s supply chain. He had correctly predicted the launch of the new Macbook Air.
According to Kuo, Apple will unveil iPhone 5 at the WorldWide Developer Conference 2011 that starts on June 6th, which we think is unlikely, if Apple will release the fifth generation iPhone only in October.
Apple has announced that it will unveil the future of iOS
Possible confirmation of a Photo Stream service in iOS 5 has come after users spotted hidden references to the service inside the current version, iOS 4.3. We wrote about it a while ago here but now a 9to5Mac reader has come across it while using a third-party app to browse his iPhone 4 photo albums.
The expectation is that Photo Stream will work for your photos in Photos.app the same way Playlists work for music in iTunes, allowing you to send albums of photos to friends. Its background appearance in iOS 4.3 may indicate that it was pulled at the last moment and will instead be part of the major iOS 5 upgrade rumored to be out this fall.
The latest line to come out of the Apple rumor-mill is iOS-related and iOS 5 to be specific. According to a report by TechCrunch the much vaunted Siri could be the secret ingredient in the next major mobile operating system release to come out of Cupertino.
Bought by Apple last year, Siri is an iOS app that allows users to perform tasks using simple, real English commands. An example would be asking the app what is playing at a particular venue. The app would then go off and find out. No search criteria, no modifiers.
We were quite excited when Apple acquired Siri last year. Siri was a young startup that had launched a personal assistant app, which was quite popular on the App Store.
TechCrunch reports that according to their sources Siri’s artificial intelligence and assistance technology has been “deeply integrated” into iOS 5, which will beunveiled at WWDC 2011.
The use of Siri’s artificial intelligence and assistance technology is said to be deeply integrated into the OS for all the different services offered. And the team is now putting the finishing touches on the elements that will be demoed at WWDC, we hear. This tech may also be opened to developers for use in third-party apps -- though that information isn’t quite as concrete.
You can checkout the demo video of Siri’s iPhone app in action: