Category Archives: iPhone 5
A new dock connector design for Apple products has been bandied about for quite some time, but it’s now beginning to look like the rumors are true. John Biggs at TUAW sister site TechCrunch reports that the blog has verified that Apple will add a 19-pin connector to the next iPhone, replacing the venerable 30-pin connector that has been around since the third-generation iPod.
The new port has been glimpsed in both blog posts and a video, and is apparently similar in size to the MacBook Pro / MacBook Air Thunderbolt ports. However, Biggs was told by three manufacturers that the pin-out for the new port is definitely different from Thunderbolt. These manufacturers all agreed that the new 19-pin dock port is being developed by Apple.
We get through many impressive iPhone concepts, and the most recent has already gained a significant amount of views on viral video hunt YouTube.
Elegant and perfectly polished, it offers essentially everything one could require from a smartphone, and although it’s most certainly not real, it makes the preexisting iPhone range look comparatively bland.
It offers a similar form factor to the iPhone 4S, although the screen looks a little wider, appearing to offer a generous amount of real estate. Its clinching feature, however, is not in the size of the display, but the fact that it’s indeed see-through, which gives it that air of finesse we’ve yet to really see in any smartphone.
They have just provided more details about the next generation iPhone’s (N41AP/iPhone5,1) hardware and the new iOS 6 Maps app, based on information they’ve managed to dig from the beta version of iOS 6.
This is quite a scoop as Apple is expected to release the beta version of iOS 6, only after it gives us a preview at WWDC 2012 Keynote on June 11th.
9to5Mac have provided the following information:
- The beta version of iOS 6 has revealed that the next generation iPhone will be powered by ARM S5L8950X processor. Apple has used the S5L8945X processor in the A5X SoC that powers iPad 3 (the new iPad).
- Apple’s SoC that will power the next generation iPhone is internally codenamed “A5-***”, which indicates that the new iPhone will be powered by a variant of the “A5″ chip like the new iPad and not the A6 chip.
- The GPU chip that will be used in the next iPhone is called SGX543RC*. Apple currently uses the dual-core SGX543MP2 in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S and uses the quad-core SGX543MP4 in the new iPad to power its Retina Display.
If you are keeping up on all your iPhone 5 rumors, then you will no doubt have gotten all hot under the collar about yesterday’s leaked images of what appear to be rear plates from an “iPhone 5”.
The images were part of a collection which also showed a relocated FaceTime camera and altered unibody design. The new shell, or should we say supposed photos of the supposed shell, caused something of a frenzy across the internet yesterday, with arguments breaking out as to their authenticity.
Today the same blog has come back to say that these images match up with at least one of the iPhone prototypes that are currently being tested by Apple internally, and with no handsets yet being left in a bar or being the subject of a raid, then we will have to take 9to5Mac’s word for it.
Of course, the site is not simply guessing. Using sources that have been used before, 9to5Mac believes that Apple is currently working on a variety of possible future iPhones at its Cupertino campus.
Schematic of the rumored next generation iPhone with a 4-inch screen appears to have been leaked to various blogs like iLab and Cydia Blog.
The schematic shows measurements of various components found on the iPhone’s front panel including the the widely rumored larger display.
The “active area mask,” or the portion which houses the display, measures 3.55 inches vertically and 2.02 inches horizontally, according to the schematic.
By applying the Pythagoras theorem, we arrive at a diagonal length of approximately 4.08 inches. Although this is slightly larger than 4 inches, the display opening is known to measure a bit more than the screen itself.