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Verizon CFO suggests next iPhone will be a ‘global device’

24 Apr

We’re guessing it wasn’t on the company’s agenda for its earnings call earlier today, but Verizon CFO Fran Shammo let slip one other interesting iPhone tidbit in addition to its news of 2.2 million iPhone 4 activations. Here’s what he said:

The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device.

That pretty clearly suggests that the next iPhone — supposedly coming in September — will be a world phone, which just so happens to coincide with rumors to same effect we’ve heard as recently as this week. Of course, there’s been talk of a dual-mode GSM / CDMA iPhone electronic gadgets even before that, considering that the Qualcomm baseband chip used in the Verizon iPhone is technically capable of supporting both CDMA and GSM networks — Apple simply chose not to or wasn’t able to take advantage of that particular functionality at the time.

sourceBarrons Engadget

iPhone 4 running iOS 5 Captured on Video

20 Apr

iOS 5.0 has been captured running on a white iPhone 4 tech gadgets over in Vietnam. The video comes from Tinhte.vn who also leaked a number of iPhone 4 videos last year.

What we see on the new version of iOS is a slight change to multi-tasking in that you get thumbnails of each app open across the whole screen, rather than the regular taskbar that slides up from the bottom of the screen.

We could be looking at the real iOS 5.0 here (an early beta), or we could be looking at a jailbroken device with a few apps installed to give the Exposé style multitasking window. What gives it a hint of being real is that it comes from the site that also leaked the iPhone 4 tech gadgets reliably last year. Some aspects of the OS look a bit clunky at the moment, but as iOS 5 is still months away, we can expect that.

What also isn’t known at the moment is if we are looking at a genuine white iPhone 4, or just a fake with white replacement parts.

The video below gives a demonstration of how it all works and if real, a small glimpse of what could be coming to the iPhone 4 and 5 tech gadgets later this year.

Source: Engadget,gadgetvenue

Morning Apple Rumor Roundup: The iPad 3 and the iPhone 5

13 Apr

Good Tuesday to you, Apple fans! This morning we have two rumors for you to sift through regarding the launch of the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 tech gadgets.

First up, the iPhone 5. According to new reports, the iPhone 5 will be altering its normal launch schedule (usually in June) and won’t be seen until the Fall. We’ve heard rumblings of a delay before, but now analysts believe the iPhone 5 could make its first appearance during Apple’s annual music event that takes place in early September, hopefully alongside the announcement of 4G speeds and NFC chips.

Interested in some juicy iPad 3 tech gadgets? Then just keep reading.

We were hoping for a Retina display packed with the iPad 2, but now reports say that adding the Retina display would be too costly and won’t be appearing on the iPad at all. Oh, and rumors of an iPad 3 this Fall are probably full of hot air.

 

Source from geeksugar

Sony CEO accidentally outs possible 8MP camera in iPhone 5

8 Apr

An inadvertent slip of the tongue by Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer could confirm rumors that Apple will use the company’s 8MP camera sensor in its upcoming (but allegedly delayed) iPhone 5 electronic gadgets.

Possible details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 have emerged from an unlikely source: Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer.

While speaking with the Wall Street Journal‘s Walt Mossberg at a forum at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, Stringer made an off-handed comment that may indicate that the next-generation iPhone will come loaded with an 8MP camera — a significant boost from the iPhone 4′s 5MP camera.

The comment was made by the Sony CEO while he was talking about the one of the company’s plants Senai being damaged by the tsunami that hit Japan last month. So far, Apple has sourced mobile cameras from OmniVision electronic gadgets, which provided the 5MP camera for iPhone 4 and the 3.2MP camera for the 3GS. But if interpretations of Stringer’s comment are correct, it would indicate that Apple may start buying cameras from Sony.

“Our best sensor technology is built in one of the (tsunami) affected factories,” said Stringer (as paraphrased by 9to5Mac founder Seth Weintraub, who caught the quote). “Those go to Apple for their iPhones…or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?”

According to Electronista, interpretations that Sony is taking over Apple’s camera production are corroborated by a rumors in February that Sony was stepping in because OmniVision couldn’t have an 8MP camera sensor ready in time for Apple’s launch date. Also, Sony’s sensor, which is currently used in its Xperia Neo handset, would meet Apple’s demands of quality over megapixel quantity with its low-light, low-noise capabilities.

As 9to5Mac points out, The Street reported in April 2010 that Apple would adopt Sony’s 8MP camera for the iPhone 5. This was included in the same report that correctly predicted a 5MP camer for the iPhone 4 electronic gadgets.

Damages to Sony’s Sendai plant — which is located in one of the areas hardest hit by the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami — could also explain why Apple is said not to be debuting the iPhone 5 during its WWDC on June 6, which has been the release event for Apple’s latest iPhone since its release of the iPhone 3G in 2008.

 

Source from digitaltrends

Japan disaster could delay iPhone 5, disrupt PC supply chain

22 Mar

Much of the consumer electronics industry could be affected by the catastrophes in Japan within three months, experts say.

The global electronics supply chain could soon be disrupted by the ongoing disasters in Japan caused by recent earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear catastrophes. That includes access to parts that make up PCs, as well as components of Apple electronic gadgets, like the iPad 2 and the upcoming iPhone 5, experts say.

News of such disruptions comes first via Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin, who says that, while the PC industry’s supply chain will remain intact for 2.5 to 3 months, some companies are beginning to stockpile their inventories of DRAM and LCD panels, causing short-term price inflation for those components, Digitimes reports. Lin also says that the availability of silicon wafers and adhesive used in LCD panel assembly, 90 percent of which is produced by Japan-based companies Sony and Hitachi, are already in short supply.

According to Lin, who knows first-hand how natural disaster can affect the electronics industry after experiencing the 1999 Taiwan earthquake, says that the key to resolving the supply problem is to restore Japan’s power system, which is currently in shambles due to multiple nuclear meltdowns.

As iSuppli principal analyst Michael Yang tells Computerworld, a shortage of NAND flash memory chips, which are often used in tablets and smartphones, is already underway due to production disruptions at Toshiba, which produces about 40 percent of the world’s NAND chips.

The short supply of NAND flash memory could potentially cause a delay in the release of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, which is expected to debut in June. But because of Apple’s position in the industry, the Cupertino-based company has little reason for concern.

“Apple’s purchasing power and its relationship with the [NAND] suppliers means it will get priority,” Yang tells Computerworld. “There are three other major suppliers of NAND — Samsung, Hynex and Micron — and there’s enough flex there that it shouldn’t be a huge issue for Apple.”

Other companies, including HP, Nokia and Motorola, could also be affected by an NAND shortage.

Production of the iPad 2 could also experience hang-ups, according to iSuppli analyst Wayne Lam who spoke with All Things Digital. The problem primarily centers on the iPad’s three-cell li-ion battery pack, which Lam believes is manufactured in Japan.

With disaster in Japan still taking its catastrophic toll on countless lives, the last thing on most people’s minds at the moment is how their future electronic gadgets purchases might be affected. But in this age of a global economy, it’s something everyone — from Steve Jobs to your neighborhood Best Buy register jockey — should start to consider.

 

Source from digitaltrends

iPhone 5 Rumor Du Jour: Metal Backing

22 Mar

There’s so much speculation about the iPhone 5 right now, and brace yourselves — you’re bound to hear even more rumors before things get official. Case in point: today’s rumor says that the iPhone 5 will look just like the  tech gadgets of iPhone 4, except it will come with a metal backing (looking similar to this accessorized iPhone 4) and have a slightly larger four-inch screen. As you know, the glass backing on the iPhone 4 is super fragile, so using a stronger material will benefit both Apple and customers alike.

The iPhone 5 is said to be hitting production status soon, which would put it on track for a Summer release.

 

Source from geeksugar

iPhone 5 Could Get Larger Display – Or Smaller Device

15 Mar

Leaked engineering images, if real, show what could be the iPhone 5 with a larger display. Thanks to advances in technology on the iPad 2, it appears that some of the same technology can be used in the iPhone 5 display that makes the bezel needed thinner. The iPhone 4 already has a small bezel on the sides, but there’s still a few more mm of screen that could be squeezed in there.

What we see on the image above is that the screen seems to have kept the same aspect ratio and is basically just a few mm longer on the diagonal pushing it down, in proportion, to the home button.

Alternatively, Apple could use the exact same 3.5 inch Retina display, but make the casing around it smaller essentially making a smaller iPhone than before, but while still retaining the same screen size. We won’t know for sure till Apple take the stage sometime in June this year.

As for the rest of the design, if the drawings are correct we should see an almost identical device to the iPhone 4. It appears like the iPhone 5 might be a similar upgrade to what the iPad 2 was to the iPad 1… ie, a bit of speed and perhaps some slimming down.

For those of you unfamiliar with the technical drawings, Apple keeps these and makes them available publicly at launch which in turn, lets case developers have all the details they need to work with.

Can’t wait these cool electronic gadgets?

 

Source from: GadgetVenue