Apple’s iPhone 5: A Thinner, Lighter, Taller 4G Phone

rogerskyy:

Why did the Battery update feel almost skimmed over?

Originally posted on Tech:

Apple announced the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, with a thinner and lighter design than previous models despite a larger 4-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.

The iPhone 5′s pixel density hasn’t changed from 326 pixels per inch, so Apple’s still using its “Retina Display” marketing lingo for the new 1136-by-640 resolution display. The width of the display hasn’t changed either, but the taller screen allows for an extra row of icons on the home screen and for apps to show more information on the screen.

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(PHOTOS: Scenes from Apple’s iPhone 5 Announcement)

Apps will have to be optimized for the new display, and those that don’t will simply show a black border along the top and bottom edges of the screen. Still, Apple has already worked with the makers of a few apps, such as CNN and OpenTable, and if previous iOS products are any…

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iOS 6 coming September 19, here’s what to expect

rogerskyy:

Happy Iphone/IOS 6 DAY!

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

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Doesn’t it feel like we’ve just upgraded our iPhones to iOS 5? Well, get ready for more features, because iOS 6 is coming to an iPhone near you.

Apple announced iOS 6 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, setting its release date for “fall.” Today Apple revealed that iOS 6 will be available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, and new iPad on September 19.

The OS has been expanded with a few key features that were really missing from iOS 5, such as Facebook integration. We also saw some rivalry with the removal of Google Maps and yes, sadly, YouTube seems to be missing as well (though it was replaced by a YouTube app from Google). Let’s take a look at what we do have in this new operating system:

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Apple Outs 5th Gen iPod Touch: Siri, 4-Inch Display, Comes In Five Different Colors, Launching In October

rogerskyy:

Curious to hear about other’s thoughts, I’m not sure what I was expecting but I was really hoping to be blown away and I’m walking away feeling slightly disappointed and very aware that every single leak I have read about was on par. This could be the reason I am disappointed or Apple just lost the wow factor for me. I havent felt this disappointed since the 4s…. oh wait no the all new Ipad was disappointing too. I hate to be a negative ned but these were my initial thoughts.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Apple’s iPhone 5 is sure to get most of the attention today, but the Cupertino company’s press event also saw the unveiling of a drastically revamped iPod Touch meant (once again) to bring iOS to the masses.

First things first — let’s talk price. The new iPod Touch will launch in October, and will cost customers $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB variant.

The list of tweaks and updates is an extensive one, but perhaps the most notable change here is the 4-inch display, bringing the device in line with the new, larger iPhone. As you would expect, there’s a new (but sort of old) processor in the mix as well — Apple’s A5 chipset replaces the aging A4 seen in its most immediate predecessor, and it brings it with some nifty features that hadn’t yet made their way to the Wi-Fi-only devices.

Apple’s Greg Joswiak…

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Countdown till the Generator Kick In

The Recent heat wave that I swear I have been talking about since the season change has raged a war on me throughout the summer that I have been inadvertently winning. I quite recently had a power outage at the office in which my computer room cooling unit was left to fend for itself. I found during this process that my generator takes about 15 minutes to kick in. Obviously with my HPC3000 unit I don’t have to worry much about the power being out, but something that is important to remember is that in that 15 minutes my unit needs to have cooled the air well below the minimum level and then needs to be able to kick on immediately with the generator’s power. I was impressed that it was able to do this and I really felt that this says a lot about my unit itself. However my generator is only in the server room, and alas what is my company without power? One that got the day off.

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Will the next-gen iPhone feature an upgraded camera system?

rogerskyy:

Sad but so true, this is our world now.

 

Update 9/12/12:

Color me jaded but is it less impressive that each of the leaks was proved true.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

In the lead up to Apple’s Sept. 12 media event, where most expect the next-generation iPhone to be unveiled, there are still some things —believe it or not— that we don’t know about the device. The new iPhone is rumored to sport a longer, four-inch display, a smaller dock connector, an overall thinner design, updated RAM, and other internal components. But we have not heard much about the camera, which is one of the most important parts of any smartphone.

There is some evidence that Apple has now centered the FaceTime camera, such as the next-generation iPhone backs that we posted in May, and Apple seems to be moving toward FaceTimeHD, but we also expect the device’s rear camera to receive an upgrade over the previous-generation iPhone 4S.

While the iPhone 4S introduced a redesigned 5 lens camera system with a new sensor and 8-megapixels, the game has definitely…

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Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents

rogerskyy:

Looks like this is big news to look out for.

Originally posted on chicagogeek:

NewImageGoogle and Apple are once again going head to head in bidding for a major collection of patents owned by a bankrupt corporation. According to The Wall Street Journal, two consortiums have formed to bid for the patents owned by camera giant Kodak, which is currently in bankruptcy.

Apple, Microsoft, and patent-aggregation firm Intellectual Ventures are teaming up, while Google, Samsung, LG, HTC and RPX Corp are forming the second alliance.

The people familiar with the discussions cautioned that work on bids could continue over the weekend, with alliances changing and other bidders potentially emerging.

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A bankruptcy court supervised auction of Kodak’s patents is set for Aug. 8. The patents are being sold in two lots: the digital-capture portfolio related to capturing and processing images on cameras, smartphones and tablets; and the Kodak Imaging Systems and Services patents related to storing and analyzing images, among other things.

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Want to hire the right team? Exhaust your interviewees

rogerskyy:

I found this a fantastic enlightening read, in a world where startups are selling for 1 billion with only 12 employees I think its extremely important to be aware of what makes them tick. Step one for a start up. Hire a great team.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Every startup wants to hire rock stars, but in a hyper-competitive market like San Francisco, finding — and keeping — top-level talent is daunting. Matt MacInnis, co-founder and CEO of publishing platform Inkling, believes he’s found a way to scale his workforce without sacrificing quality. For MacInnis, it’s about making sure the company’s values are perpetuated with every new employee. That sounds amorphous and touchy-feely, but the process becomes rigid during the interview phase. Only a small number of people conduct interviews, MacInnis still meets every prospective hire, and the interviews are designed to be exhausting for the applicant so the company can see what the person is like when they are tired.

In this episode of See Founders Run, MacInnis talks more about how he scaled his workforce from 10 to 100 employees in two years, and why his startup has an “insanely low” attrition rate.


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