It goes without saying that the biggest announcement for the world of smartphones on September 12th, 2012, would be that of Apple’s iPhone 5 making an appearance to the rest of the world. Did it live up to expectations? I suppose that the answer would be “yes” if we were to take all of the rumors into consideration, and “no” if you were to look at the iPhone 5 and compare it to the rest of the market. For starters, it comes with a larger 4″ display, with the main attraction being a slimmer profile that measures 7.6mm, making it 18% thinner than its predecessor while tipping the scales at 112 grams.
The 4” display resolution of 1136×640 makes it fall under the “Retina” category by Apple’s standards at 326 PPI, and touch sensors have been integrated into the display itself which cements earlier speculation that Apple would use in-cell display technology this time around. Connectivity options include HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and 4G LTE, while the new A6 processor is touted to be twice as fast in terms of both CPU and graphics compared to the A5. Battery life for the iPhone 5 has been rated at 8 hours for LTE browsing, 10 hours for video playback and 225 hours of standby time.
It will carry an 8-megapixel camera sensor with BSI, a hybrid IR filter, and an aperture of f/2.4 that ought to help you capture some decent images even in low-light conditions. The rumored new dock connector was also proven to be true, dubbed “Lightning” alongside an adapter for retro-compatibility. iOS 6 will power the iPhone 5, and you can pick up the iPhone 5 in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavors for $199, $299 and $399, respectively.
OnePlus Has iPhone 6S Case Now
Now here’s an iPhone 6S case that will certainly turn heads, especially when you take into consideration its name which is known as the OnePlus iPhone 6S case. That’s rather weird, don’t you think so? It will certainly take some getting used to before the name rolls off your tongue naturally. Well, we do know that The OnePlus iPhone 6S case can now be purchased for $19.99 a pop, and no, you do not need any kind of invite before you can snag one for yourself.
Each purchase will also be accompanied by an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X, just in case, you know, you would like to tread the Android waters. All in all, it comes in the kind of material as found on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which makes it a whole lot harder to lose grip of when you hold it – which is good!
iPhone 6S Prepares For September 18th Release Date
If you are on the lookout for either the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus, then here is news for you – chances are pretty high that you can pick up either one, or perhaps even both if you are feeling fat in the pocket, this coming September 18th. First of all, there was a leaked internal memo from Vodafone alongside Japanese site ITHome and German tech experts Macerkopf claiming that the new iPhones 6S models will roll out this coming September 18th in their respective countries
With Japan, Germany and the UK being tier one Apple launch countries, this means that those living in the mentioned countries will receive the iPhones at the same time as folks living over in the US – traditionally speaking, of course. There really isn’t that much time left to wait, as it is less than a month away, and I am quite sure that the time will pass by sooner than you think.
iPad Air 3 Not Coming This Year According To Rumors
It looks like the folks over at Digitimes have come up with their own interpretation of things to come – that there will be no iPad Air 3 released, at least for this year. Digitimes has had their fair share of hits and misses in the past, so it would be best to take this rumor concerning the non-release of the iPad Air 3 in 2015 with a pinch of salt.
Digitimes also laid claim that the iPad mini 4 will not be as supercharged as some of the rumors that had been going around, as it will bring with it only small and incremental upgrades when compared to its predecessor, the iPad mini 3. This does not seem to bode well for fans of the compact tablet, taking into consideration how the iPad mini 3 itself was improved over its predecessor with a new Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Since Apple tends to roll out a new iPad in October, we will just have to sit tight and see whether this particular rumor has enough “legs” to run.