Upgraded flash in the iPhone 5S rumored again, the iPad 5 to come in an ultra compact body
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 28, 2013, 5:20 AM
Of course, there's the sensor, and then we have the optics and the software, so the end result might be something completely different than what Sony has managed to achieve with its own Exmor RS product.
We are not entirely sure what an improved flash would mean, but Apple has filed plenty of patents in that area, like the LED "dots" array you see in the diagram below, plus we've heard already from a separate source that the next iPhone 5S will sport dual LED flash with a tinted blue unit to nail the white balance measurement.
The source also mentions that the prototype chassis for the iPad 5, which looks "pretty close" to the render below, and is expected to arrive in the fall, is so compact and bezel-less on the sides, that it could only use one of the thin and frugal IGZO displays of Sharp, so an improved battery life and/or smaller battery to fit in the compact body can be expected as well.
Finally, the rumored affordable iPhone with polycarbonate housing is mentioned to be something for the vast emerging markets in mind, and developed in cooperation with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier. As for the alleged big-screen iPhone Math, the sources attributed such a title to bad translation, saying that it is more in the sense of "iPhone +" actually, and is just one of Apple's development prototypes. Carrying a 4.7" screen, they say the iPhone + is unlikely to see the light of day this year, and might undergo many changes if/when it is launched.
It doesn't matter what will Apple name his device, coz I'm gonna get it and name it iSunday anyway... just like I named my iPhone 5 iSaturday :)
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 5:24 AM 5
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good one. You deserve my dislike ^^
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:15 AM 4
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people don't care about these minor changes. they want a real change in design and specs.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 5:39 AM 11
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Maybe just rumours at current time but let's face it its probably 100% accurate, we should not expect anything else more from the next iphone other than a better camera and slightly better proccessor and a tradutional 's' slapped to the end of the iphone 5 name to make it on paper look like apple released a new phone
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 5:44 AM 1
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Not much more needed for an already great device. I'd still like to see a UI refresh though.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 5:52 AM 2
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What do you think of the HTC Au Infobar A02 recently unveiled in Japan. I know it looks quite complicated to use but i have to admit i'm a sucker for the fancy look aspect. With Johnny Ive at the helm we may see a radical overhaul or just big improvements over a relatively unchanged IOS 7.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:00 AM 0
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small changes again? I like apple but come on! they need to have something ground breaking!!! iPhone with taller screen is a good addition but the UI is what I'm looking forward to! about that camera, why not use xenon flash?
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 5:58 AM 1
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I wonder...Why is this counted as news? 1) We know for sure Apple is not going for a major redesign for the 5S (ok, no redesign, I over-exaggerated) 2) Really? Slimming down, how is that news? It's expected, it shouldn't be a big whoop that they could slim it down, it should be a disappointment if they don't. (Well, considering how the new iPad got fatter from the iPad 2, I guess it's news for iFans) Anyway, we know Apple's game plan, "Never change anything if it's still selling well", and so far Apple is still dominating the market with about 40%+/- (Apple VS Samsung/Sony/etc. not iOS vs Android), so why would they bother to give a major change that would ultimately cost more to make and cut their profit margins?
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:58 AM 1
Seriously this is news? A upgraded flash? Can do better than that
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 7:47 AM 2
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Why not change the rounded square of the home button to the apple logo? Seems like something they would add to a new design. As far as colors, add at least a Blue & Red. Now, when it comes to an entire design overhaul........they need some inspiration from somewhere. If they were going to do an aluminum unibody, they should've made it all aluminum and not alum/glass. I don't know....do something....LOL. They already snagged some of Android, take some more.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 3:30 PM 0
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