What To Expect From iPhone 5

While no one outside of Apple’s inner circles know what it will be called — iPhone 5, newiPhone or something else altogether — all signs point to a new device on the market by the third week of September. OK, so what’s the iPhone 5 going to have, you ask? Let’s take a look at what we know and what we think we know.

Bigger screen

According to photos leaked to MacRumors.com a few days ago, the new iPhone might be about 14 percent bigger, up to 4 inches in diameter. Apple will also pack more pixels on the taller screen, to ensure it’s still a “Retina” display — meaning its pixel density is so high the human eye is unable to distinguish individual dots.

Thinner body, bigger battery & new connector

The new screen — likely to be one of the biggest features in the iPhone 5 — will also be thinner, contributing to an even svelter smartphone, about 1.2mm. On a related note, rumor has it the iPhone will have an all-new housing with a full metal back, replacing the breakable glass on the iPhone 4S. As for the connectors, it seems the headphone jack has been moved from the top left of the phone to the bottom left, beside a small connector. Apple is changing to this smaller dock connector on all future iOS products, various sources say. A leaked photo acquired by 9to5Mac points to a bigger battery in the iPhone 5 — but not by much.

New wireless tech

Speaking of smaller, there’s talk (and photos) of a new nano SIM under the hood of iPhone 5 to give the iPhone cellular connectivity. Apple has been pushing for this as a standard for some time, so we’ll soon see if iPhone 5 is the first to house this new SIM card.

Will you be buying the next version of iPhone? Which of its rumored new features do you like best?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Mashable

10 Secret Controls Of The iDevice Headphones

It’s never too late to discover that those boring, all-white headphones Apple threw in with your iPhone can do a lot more than adjust the volume. Thanks to this post by Business Insider, here are all the ways you can use your headphones as a remote controller, allowing you to perform useful functions without taking your iDevice out of your pocket.

1. If you’re listening to music, toggle pause or play by tapping the center button once.

2. To fast-forward a song, tap the center button twice and long-press on the second tap.

3. To rewind a song, tap three times and long-press on the third tap.

4. To skip a song, double tap.

5. To go to the previous song, triple tap.

6. If you have an incoming call, tap the center button once to answer. Tap again to hang up.

7. To ignore an incoming call, long-press the center button. You’ll hear two beeps to confirm that the caller was sent to voice mail.

8. If you’re on the phone and you get a new call, tap the center button once to switch calls. To end that new call, hold the center button down for 2 seconds.

9. You can achieve supersteady shots by using your headphones as a shutter release. Tap the volume-up button to capture a photo.

10. For iPhone 4S owners: prompt Siri by long-pressing the center button.

Did you find these hidden controls useful? Tell us which remote control function of the iPhone headphones do you like best!
Source: Yahoo News

Image: Ross Hill