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

Apple Unveils New High-Definition iPad

Apple rolled out a high-definition iPad on Wednesday with a faster processor, a better camera and a display screen that promises to be dramatically sharper than the current model, the iPad 2.

The new 9.7-inch display screen will feature a “retina display” of 2047 by 1536 pixels, compared with the current model’s 1024 by 768 pixels. To break it down, that’s a total of 3.1 million pixels on the display screen.

The new iPad will be available in the United States and 9 other countries March 16 and cost the same as the iPad 2 — from $499 to $829 based on storage capacity and Wi-Fi capacity. Pre-orders were opened at Apple’s online store on Wednesday. And the new iPad will be the first to run on 4G wireless networks, a source familiar with the device’s specifications told CNN Money on Wednesday. It will have a a 5-megapixel camera, representing a significant leap from the current iPad’s so-so lens.

Surprisingly, “the new iPad” was as close to a name as Apple gave the gadget Wednesday. Predictions had bounced back and forth between “iPad 3″ and “iPad HD” before the event. But the announcement ended without an official name being announced.

Whether that means Apple plans to abandon an iPhone-like naming routine (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) in favor of occasional upgrades to “the iPad” remains to be seen.

Source: CNN

Image: Dr. Jays