Jimmy Kimmel did a bit of an experiment and had some fun duping iPhone fans. While it's always great fun messing with fanboys, the results of this dupe shows that, if Apple wanted, they could release the 4S again and tell people it is better and it would sell in droves. Take a look at the video for a laugh:
See? Wasn't that fun? There's not many companies that could get away with doing something like this, but Apple could at least sell the 4S at iPhone 5 prices to those who were interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel.
Apple make the first iOops with the iPhone 5, describe it as the world thinnest smartphone when it's not
Apple can do one thing other companies can't, talk facts and when marketed well enough, they become truth. Well, Paul Schiller, Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing describes the iPhone 5 as the "world's thinnest smartphone".
Schiller said this during Apple's press conference yesterday, but research firm Strategy Analytics actually points out that Apple are completely wrong. There are smartphones on the market that are thinner than the iPhone 5.
Apple's iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick, but Motorola trots along with three smartphones that all measure in at just 7.1mm: the Motorola RAZR XT909, the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola RAZR XT910. Looks like Apple have some explaining to do.
Apple's iPhone 5 has been filling all tech sites with news, wet pants, and dreams all across the world, and now we have confirmed news that Apple's new iPhone requires a nano-SIM. If you thought the micro-SIM was an annoying move, get ready for yet another change.
The nano-SIm standard was an Apple-designed change, and the company will now be relying on even smaller SIM cards for GSM, HSPA and LTE networks. Apple have said that there's no going back either, so holding onto your current micro-SIM won't help you at all.
Engadget has gone hands-on with the newly announced iPhone 5 and has shared their thoughts about the new device. Of course, the new device's technical specifications have been kept under wraps, at least regarding the new A6 processor. We're not sure exactly what the details are on it, but Engadget says you can notice the difference.
They liken it to the difference between the 4 and 4S or the 3G and 3GS. Incredibly, the new phone is both taller and lighter, an impressive feat. The iPhone 4S wasn't exactly heavy, but Engadget says this new one is noticeably lighter. However, there is something to say to having a bit of weight to the device--it makes it feel higher quality, to some degree.
Of course, since Apple only stretched the screen along the vertical, the grip to hold the phone is nearly the same as the 4S, so adjusting should come naturally. And, as Apple bragged, Engadget agrees the new screen looks great. It may not make the 4S look terrible, but it definitely is an industry leading panel.
iPod nano gets large display, nice controls, and new dock connector. It looks basically like a mini phone:
It comes in at 38% thinner, the thinnest nano ever created. The device features physical controls along the side, a 2.5-inch multi-touch screen and comes in 7 colors. The nano also gets video again, as well as an FM tuner. Fitness and pedometer are built right in, along with built-in Bluetooth. Apple is also bragging it has the longest battery life of any nano.
Apple is currently showing a demo of iOS6 running on the new iPhone 5. It comes with some of the features we've already covered when they debuted iOS 6 such as turn-by-turn directions. The navigation features work in both landscape and portrait.
Next iOS6 feature being show: new notification center so that you can tap to Tweet or post to Facebook.
Safari gets fullscreen mode and cloud tab sync.
Of course, the rumors have again proved true. The iPhone 5 introduces a new dock connector which is called Lightning, "so we have Thunderbolt and Lightning." It's all-digital, 8-signal design, reversible, 80& smaller. Apple is working on an adapter so older 30-pin connector can be used.
"So a lot has changed, and it's time for the connector to evolve. Our new connector is called Lightning. So we have Thunderbolt and Lightning."
Apple's doing a lot of bragging about their new iPhone 5 camera. Uses a sapphire crystal and has an 8 mp sensor. 3264 x 2448 resolution, f/2.4 aperture all make the camera that much better. Apple has shown some photos taken with the iPhone 5, supposedly untouched.
They've also added the ability to take panorama photos at some 28 megapixels. Wow.
Now you can take pictures while recording. And use FaceTime over cellular (unless AT&T says no).
Apple just confirmed the name of the new phone as the iPhone 5 and now as they get through the presentation this morning in San Francisco, more announcements come to the table.
As expected by rumors over the past weeks and months, the iPhone 5 comes with Ultrafast Wireless. That is Apple's name for LTE or 4G. This is just Apple just catching up to many of the Samsung devices that have LTE. I recall Samsung saying or at least rumors stating that if Apple come out with an LTE device, they will sue them immediately.
Besides just LTE for super-fast Internet access, now there is new Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n bands...
Apple is on stage bragging that the new iPhone 5 screen looks better. They say the new screen features 44% more color saturation. It also features integrated touch, which Apple claims makes it the most accurate touchscreen to-date.
Apple is also on stage bragging about the "ultrafast" wireless capabilities of the device. It seems they have added LTE capability, even though Samsung has threatened to sue over patents.
BREAKING! Apple has just announced its latest iPhone and it's called the iPhone 5.
This is the phone that some anaylsytcs claim that it may be able to increase the US GDP by around half a percent.
Specifications are coming up. No real surprises so far. Stay tuned, this is breaking news.
Somebody more clever than I had the idea to search Apple's website for "iPhone 5" and managed to catch a slip-up that appears to confirm the device that is launching at today's press conference will, in fact, be called the iPhone 5. Exciting right? We're just hours away from the actual announcement, so stay tuned for a flow of Apple related news.
Of course, this could be a good move by Apple to misdirect everyone into believing it's going to be called the iPhone 5. We will have an official announcement in just a short while, but sticking to iPhone 5 seems plausible. If they don't, they could create massive amounts of confusion.
The search engine also revealed new iPod touches:
Hello Kitty fans probably had a fit of excitement at the title, but its true, South Korean company, Samsung, are releasing a Hello Kitty edition of their entry-level Android-based Galaxy Y phone. Samsung will be releasing the Hello Kitty edition of the Galaxy Y in Germany.
Sporting a special home button, a two-tone pastel pink and white case, as well as special wallpapers and ringtones, this is perfect for any Hello Kitty fan. Spec-wise, we're definitely looking at the same entry-level phone that the Galaxy Y is.
3-inch screen, 800MHz CPU, and Android 2.3 are to be shipped with the device. But, I'm sure that Hello Kitty fans, which will be mostly tweener girls, won't care about specs. IT. HAS. HELLO. KITTY. ON. IT.
During TechCrunch's Disrupt event in San Francisco, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked of his disappointment in HTML5, announcing that the social networking is working on native code for an Android-based version of the Facebook app.
While there, Zuckerberg gave his first post-IPO interview, where he was pressed about the Facebook phone that has been rumored lately. Michael Arrington was the man to interview the social networking giant's CEO, where he teased "I've been bugging you about Facebook phone for months, you say there's nothing, but I don't believe you".
Zuckerberg didn't seem surprised about the question, replying with:
That's always been the wrong strategy for us. It's a juicy thing to say we're building a phone, which is why people want to write about it. But it's so clearly the wrong strategy for us.
If you were looking to grab yourself the Ice Cream Sandwich-based Samsung Galaxy S III, you might want to do it now, as it's dropped to just $99 at Amazon. This means it has dropped to half price, and is on sale "for a very limited time only".
You'll have to sign up for a new individual, or family activation, but you can choose from Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T for that new two-year contract. Amazon's free two-day shipping is included, as well as the phone being available in three different colors of the 16GB version.
Samsung are also looking to throw an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update onto the Galaxy S III next month, making the deal even sweeter.
Developers seem like they have been getting daily leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update, but Samsung has been playing coy with the release date. The leak that occurred yesterday appeared to some as near perfect, signalling that Samsung's official release should be on the horizon. Today, Samsung has confirmed that the update is coming in October.
For those who can't wait for the update, the 4G version of the phone will be coming with Jelly Bean out of the box. The specific day in October for when the update will be available has not been disclosed, but at least we now have a window of 31 days to shoot for. And people won't be asking, "how much longer do I have to wait?"
Samsung hasn't been the best on releasing updates for older phones. There was a bit of an issue with the Galaxy S2 update delays and I personally haven't been able to upgrade my Samsung Epic 4G beyond something like 2.3.4 which is really old. Users of network-branded devices will likely have to wait a bit longer than those with unlocked phones.
Users of the iPod touch looking to upgrade to the latest version that is rumored to be coming tomorrow will happy to know that the device is expected to come with a 1136x640 display and a 32nm dual-core A5 CPU. The dual-core A5 CPU is lower powered than the chip expected to be in the new iPhone 5, which should be called the A6.
The 32nm chip that is expected to be used in the new iPod touch is the chip that is currently available in the iPad 2. This chip was thought to be a test by Apple of Samsung's new 32nm manufacturing process. This chip, the S5L8942X, is also found in Apple's Apple TV box. When it was released for the iPad 2, it brought lower power consumption.
The new iPod touch is expected to launch alongside the new iPhone 5 at tomorrow's press conference. Both devices are reportedly coming with a larger 4-inch touchscreen. Of course, we'll have all the latest Apple news from tomorrow's press conference for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check us out tomorrow morning for the latest on Apple news.
Of course, the Apple leaks continue ahead of tomorrow's press conference and now a French website has leaked pictures of a mock-up of the iPad Mini. It's not exactly clear what the use of this mock-up would be, whether it is for accessory design or some other use, but what is clear is we have pictures that we can show you.
The announcement of the iPad Mini is expected to come in early October, a few weeks after tomorrow's press conference. It's expected to cost less, feature a smaller screen, and increase Apple's market share. Apple needs to compete with Google's $199 Nexus 7 tablet along with other Android makers who are entering the space.
Apple also has to be careful with Windows 8 coming out as there will be a whole new wave of tablets coming out. An iPad Mini, sold at a cheaper price than the iPad, would help Apple increase this market share, or at least maintain the same as more tablets are released and purchased. Of course, all of this is still a rumor until an official announcement from Apple confirms the product. As of right now, they are denying it.