Is the new real iPhone 5, or is it just another prototype? Many sources are confirming that the new iPhone 5 will be a completely new re-design unlike the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Sources are saying that the new iPhone 5 will not be anything like the iPhone 4 and is going away from the square shape. Instead, the iPhone 5 is said to look like the 2010 MacBook Air’s design. It is said to look like a “teardrop” going from thicker to thinner from the top to bottom. This is jus a prototype because Apple will surely test many different products before the iPhone 5 hits the market. The design looks like the fourth-generation iPod tough. It is very thin and the display is bigger going from 3.5 inches to 3.7 inches, the pixels are staying the same though.
The new home button is like a stretched out circle. On the prototype, it may be a gesture-based home button. That has to be just a little bit cool. Apple is also trying to see if they can hide the earpiece and the sensors behind the screen. That will make the iPhone 5 a little cleaner and a little more like the fourth-generation iPod touch. Keep in mind that this information is exactly true. There will continue to be a lot of new iPhone prototypes. This iPhone 5 is what could be the new iPhone 5, but we will not know until Apple itself introduces the iPhone 5. There will be many new sources that come with different designs and dimensions of the iPhone 5. Stay tuned for more information and we will continue to deliver the news. What do you think of the new iPhone 5? Drop a comment below and let us know.
A new generation full of surprises is coming to a new destination. The iPad was a hit and many people bought into the idea of a large screen with the capability of an iTouch and many more uses. The iPad can be used for many things such as reading a book without having to squint at a small screen, watching HD movies at your hand, and many more uses that don’t come with an iTouch. Everybody has wondered, when is the new iPad coming out? The so called iPad 2 has been swirling around the cult of the Apple world and rumors have been approaching us. Rumors have said that the iPad is to come in April, but then again, many did say it was suppose to come in December 2010 or January 2011. Neither of these two dates seems true because there has been no huge rumor that makes this true. The new iPad will come with cameras, CDMA, and a faster CPU. It will also be thinner and lighter then the original iPad. If you want to buy an iPad now, I would advise you to hold off on doing so. The new iPad will come with better upgrades and it will be lighter to use. The display will also be a lot better compared to what the iPad has now.
Compare the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4. When you see the phones, the first thing you notice is the design. Then you click the home button, and BAM, the screen resolutions hit you like a hammer. The iPhone 4 makes the iPhone 3G look incredibly low. The iPhone 4’s screen resolution is startling and that is what the iPad 2 is supposed to improve on. The screen resolution may take up more battery life, but I wouldn’t mind giving up battery life for better movies and clearer images from my photo booth. I cannot promise you any price differences. Of course by the time the new iPad comes out, many new tablets will already be out on the market. Apple will need to compete with the price differences and maybe lower their prices a little bit. Rumors have said that the iPad may start at $450.00 but rumors are usually never true. The iPad first started off at $500.00 and the success it has had, it seems no reason for Apple to change the price. It all depends on the competitive market when the iPad comes out. Samsung and RIM have been on top of their game. Researchers have been very impressed by the RIM tablet and have said that it is capable of competing with the iPad. Who will win this race of tablets? Stay tuned to find out more.
Before you write this off as the psychotic ramblings of a raving mad man, hear me out!
Because I am a radio hobbyist, I feel this is the best way for me to explain this, as it was also the immediate thought I had right before this revelation. In 1996, the F.C.C. (Federal Communications Commission) released its famous Telecommunications Act which lifted restrictions on radio station owners limiting the number of stations they could own in each market. This lead to a buying frenzy in a period of, what is known today as, “consolidation” where leaders in the broadcasting field began buying stations in each market by the crate load. This widened the profitability gap between large commercial owners and individual owners. Thus, out of the fray, companies like CBS, Cumulus, Citadel and Clear Channel (owning the most with 1,190 of the 13,660 total stations in the US) changed the landscape of the radio industry with their nearly monopolistic hold over it.
In recent years, however, the radio industry has begun hemorrhaging money — losing their most profitable demographics to streaming radio (i.e. Pandora and Last.FM). This was due in part to a stagnation that occurred because of their contentment with mediocrity. In short, they did not search out new content like they had before when they were in ardent competition, each looking for an edge. This provided a chink that outlets like Pandora and Last.FM have happily filled. Since this time, radio industry leaders have slowly begun to deconsolidate — realizing that their most profitable structure is not particularly in owning as many stations as possible, but in most efficiently utilizing their already present infrastructure and matching up with content think tanks. In fact, in our home of the Bay Area, this is the case with Channel 92.3 (once Channel 104.9) who, after moving to the stronger 92.3 FM frequency, was put on the chopping block by owner Clear Channel who had deemed it a profit loss. When I last checked, they were put into a Trust, with Clear Channel poised to sell them.
Now, what does this have to do with my move from the iPhone to the iPad? Well, it has to do with this realization of what is most “profitable” (I use the word liberally). Should I, like the radio giants did, consolidate as many of Apple’s products as possible? To what end?! Specifically, I couldn’t wrap my head around the necessity of having an unlimited data plan for the iPad 3G on top of my current combination phone and unlimited data plan on my iPhone 3G.
As I compared and contrasted the iPhone and iPad, I realized something: “YES! WHAT PEOPLE SAY IS TRUE! The iPad is a GIANT iPhone!” So, instead of not buying the iPad, I shall sell my iPhone, buy some cheap phone through AT&T and have the iPad for everything I’ve always wished I could do with my iPhone!
What are these things, you ask? THE ANSWER IS IN ITS SIZE! The iPad’s size offers more usability! I don’t want to watch movies on the puny Nano or my iPhone! Throw it away! I don’t want to play games which require my two thumbs that take up two thirds of the screen! Throw it away! I don’t want to type notes and contacts with that tiny keyboard! Throw that iPhone away — and give me the iPad instead!
I have believed for many years that, while man’s technological innovation up to this point has been defined by building things smaller and increasingly more powerful, there would come a point when his creations would stop decreasing in size when they began detracting from his maximum capabilities. For me, that time has come.
What else can I say other than, anyone wanna buy an iPhone? Other wise, I’ll give it to the “Will It Blend?” guy…