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It seems that the better devices get, the more demanding consumers become. Barely a week has passed since the release of the new iPad, and yet already it seems much of the blogosphere is focusing its attention on the next iPhone.
Indeed, iPad aside, we’ve only had the pleasure of Siri and the iPhone 4S for some five months, yet there has been an underlying notion of ”this is great, but what’s next?” ever since the release date.
It was initially suspected the next iPhone would be 4G LTE compliant, a suspicion which seemed even likelier to materialize with the new iPad supporting 4G. Yesterday, the discovery of strings within iOS 5.1 gave us as sure an indication of a 4G iPhone as we could get without actually hearing it from Apple officially.
Few hours before the new iPad event, a report claimed that Apple’s third generation iPad will feature Senseg’s haptic feedback touch technology. We soon found out that it was a case of wishful thinking.
However there might be some hope as a patent application titled “Touch-Based User Interface with Haptic Feedback” discovered byAppleInsider reveals that Apple is interested in bringing the haptic feedback technology to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Apple plans to use actuators in future iPhones and iPads that will allow users to actually feel elements on the screen like buttons or controls etc. In addition to actuators, Apple also plans to use sensors to determine the force at which a users touches a button.
Apple explains the problem with current touch-based interface in the patent application:
Existing touch-based user interfaces do not provide haptic feedback to a user. Haptic feedback may be any type of tactile feedback that takes advantage of a user’s sense of touch, for example, by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user.
We are fast approaching that time of year again when Mac and iOS developers and enthusiasts descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco to take part in Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference.
The annual conference, famed throughout the technology world is one of the biggest and most popular of its kind, attracting delegates from all over the globe paying thousands of dollars each for the privilege to be in attendance.
The conference itself is a chance for developers to experience hands-on workshops and presentations from Apple engineers who have created and designed the hardware and software that we work with on a daily basis. WWDC features all of the latest innovations and the hottest technologies found within iOS and Mac OS X, with attendees having access to over one thousand of Apple’s internal engineers, spread over five days. The primary focus for the event is to provide technical sessions for developers in order to demonstrate just what is capable of being done when using Apple’s two operating systems, but it also provides the development community a chance to meet and greet each other and share ideas.
Even though the iPhone 4S only arrived some five months ago, the talk of its successor has been as rampant as if it were releasing at the end of the week.
Until we actually see the next device – which probably won’t be before launch – we rely on the talents of designers and concept-dreamers such Antonio De Rosa to depict some of the rumored features for us.
De Rosa regularly treats us to his most recent creations, and today, he presents the next iPhone. Little is known of the unannounced device, which earlier today was all-but confirmed to be 4G-compliant, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming.
It goes against the grain of the direction one might expect Apple to go, and does bear much resemblance to an Android:
While Apple’s obsession with secrecy is well known, there has been an interesting trend since the introduction of iPad in 2010.
Due to the annual product cycle of iOS devices, a new iPad in March, followed by the new iPhone in fall (since last year), the new iPad has given us some interesting clues about what to expect in the next iPhone (and also the other way round).
Though Apple can always pull a fast one on us this year, we take a look at what the new iPad (3rd generation iPad) tells us about the next generation iPhone (sixth generation iPhone).
The first thought that might have crossed your mind on reading the title is, of course, the naming convention that Apple broke with the release of the new iPad. It shed the numeric suffix attached with the name of the iPad, and the iPhone is expected to follow the trend.
That was a fairly easy one, considering that the MacBook and the iMac never had numbers attached with their names.
What more can we guess about the next iPhone from the new iPad?