Category Archives: iPhone 5
If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed about a new iPhone, it’s that designers and developers the world over will have an idea of how it should look. Sometimes, they get it more right than others.
The iPhone 5 is no doubt all-but complete and locked away inside a vault at Apple headquarters, but that isn’t going to stop creative types from mocking up what they think, and indeed hope, the next generation smartphone will look like when it goes on sale later this year.
We’ve had plenty of efforts land on our metaphorical desktops over the years, be they special edition handsets designed to remember Steve Jobs by, or a mockup of what designer thought the iPhone 4S – at the time called the iPhone 5 – would look like.
June 2007 will always go down as a momentous month in smartphone history due to the fact it marked the launch of the original Apple iPhone which set about a total change in the mobile industry.
The following year saw the launch of the iPhone 3G pushed back a month until July with the next two releases of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 both following the original launch date, and coming in the month of June.
When June 2011 was approaching, the world held its breath in anticipation of the next generation device being launched to follow the same traditional pattern which Apple had set with previous product launches.
We love us some patents here at RedmondPie, and Apple is one company that just likes to apply for patents as if the fate of the world depended on it.
Of course, this being Apple, their patent applications tend to get picked up by the technology press and then picked apart in the hope we find a future product or service hidden in there somewhere!
Today is one day when such a patent has reared its head, and this one appears to pertain to a spot of 3D technology, something that Apple has yet to bring to any of its devices, be they iOS or Mac.
If you’re planning to upgrade to iPhone 5 / iPhone 6 (depending on what Apple decides to call their next generation iPhone) then it has just got a little bit more expensive.
BGR reports that AT&T is increasing the upgrade fee charged when customers upgrade to a new handset on contract from $18 to $36.
The new upgrade fee goes into effect from Sunday, February 12th. BGR reported earlier:
Apple’s, nearly 1000 member strong, in-house processor design team is really working hard on speeding up Macs and iOS devices.
Patently Apple reports that Apple filed a trademark application for the term “Macroscalar” in the US and Hong Kong. The term concerns microprocessors found on computers, more specifically, it refers to a type of architecture for processors that Apple is developing.
Apple, as MacRumors points out, typically gets their trademarks first registered in countries like Trinidad and Tobago, and only after it releases a product does it apply for trademarks in countries like the US. And indeed, a trademark application for the term “Macroscalar” was filed in Trinidad and Tobago August last year.