The report comes from Unwire.hk (a relatively unknown blog) which offers a look at what looks to be a leaked screen protector designed for the next generation iPhone. The screen protector has a larger front side, which suggests that it caters to a larger screen. Secondly, there a wider area for the home button which suggests, well, that the iPhone 5 will have a larger, wider home button.
This reinforces numerous reports from the past which also suggest that Apple will include a larger, edge-to-edge display, possibly 3.7” or 4.0” big with the same 960×640 resolution that the current 3.5” Retina Display has.
What will the iPhone 5 look like? We’ve read plenty of reports that the iPhone 5 will offer a larger display and a thinner design, and we have seen leaked silicone cases that seem to back those reports up. The latest leak also reinforces earlier suggestions that the iPhone 5 will also have a larger home button. Ukwire.hk released images of a new screen protector that shows a wider home button below the iPhone 5 display. In a second image, included after the break, an iPhone 4 is placed face-down on top of the screen protector to illustrate the potential size difference between the two devices.
The supposedly “leaked” screen protector could actually be just a way to catch attention, as it isn’t all that difficult to produce a screen protector which follows the design reported in rumor-based articles, so we’re not ruling out the possibility that this might be a fake “leak”.
UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Apple’s iPhone 4 is the thinnest smartphone in the country and not Samsung Galaxy S II.
UK’s ASA had to step in after Apple’s claim that iPhone 4 is the world’s thinnest smartphone in a commercial was challenged by Samsung claiming that their Android-based Samsung Galaxy S II is actually thinner.
Samsung’s smartphone at its thinnest point is actually slimmer than iPhone 4, 8.71 mm compared to iPhone 4′s 9.3mm thickness. But as you can see below, at the thickest point, iPhone 4 is thinner than Galaxy S II as it has bulges at the top for the camera lens and at the bottom for the speaker and antenna, which makes it 9.91mm thick.
Apple quite rightly argued:
consumers would not be interested in the thinnest part of the device, but in its overall measurements, as these would, for example, affect whether the device could fit into a pocket or a purse
UK’s Advertising authority agreed with Apple and dismissed the complaint. It ruled:
WordFoto is a photo app that will assemble a picture for you using both a source picture and any words you happen to throw in the text field.
Basically, you put a picture and some words into the app, and the app’s crazy algorithm spits out a picture assembled out of different variations of the two or three words you punched in. It’s an interesting mix of images — a little simple, honestly, since all of the pictures look about the same.
But if you need a really interesting illustration or have a really great picture/word match, you can make some graphics that can be pretty striking.
The app itself is US$1.99 on the App Store right now, and it’s got a ton of nice features, including custom styles for your photos in addition to the standard presets, the ability to crop and save your outputted photos, and of course you can share them out on email or Facebook as well.
If you’ve been a frequent reader of this website for the last few months, you’re likely aware that Apple is getting ready to release iOS 5, the next version of its mobile operating system.
After months of uncertainty, it now seems that there is at least one team which is actively working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.
This revelation was made in a tweet by @pod2g, one of the members of the iOS hacking group Chronic-Dev Team, authors of tools such as GreenPois0n, confirming that the team was alive and well and working on breaking into iOS 5.
As you might recall, current versions of iOS 5, dating all the way back to Beta 1, could only be jailbroken using the so-called “tethered” methods, such as Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze. Tethered jailbreaks are similar to untethered ones as far as features go, except for a big difference: tethered jailbreaks require the jailbroken device to be plugged into a computer running Rednsn0w every time it’s powered on or rebooted, in order to launch iOS into a jailbroken state. While this process takes just a few minutes, it can be rather inconvenient, especially for users who are often on the road.
A ChangeWave survey suggests Steve Jobs’s resignation as CEO of Apple will have little impact on the future sales of Apple hardware.
Between September 6 and 12, ChangeWave surveyed 2,297 respondents and found that only 4% of people would be less likely to buy Apple products now that Jobs is gone. 89% said Jobs resignation will have little to no effect on their future purchasing decisions.
These results are not surprising at this point.The iPhone and iPad are market leaders and the rest of Apple’s product lineup is robust. And it’s not like Jobs has completely left the company, he is still actively involved in Apple as Chairman of the Board.
It’s a change for Apple, but not the end of Apple. As Jobs wrote in his resignation letter, “Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it.”