Monthly Archives: September 2011

iPhone 5 Supports HSPA & 4G

iPhone 5 supports HSPA  4G


During a presentation at Macworld Asia, China Unicom revealed that, as long and widely rumored, iPhone 5 will support HSPA+ networks.

Japanese IT news site “PC Watch” tells that, Research vice president of China Unicom, Huan Wenliang, told iPhone 5 will support W-CDMA based high-speed data transfer standard HSPA Evolution “HSPA+” (21Mbps) at keynote speech in Macworld Asia 2011.

While HSPA+ is really a 3.5G technology, T-Mobile, AT&T, and now many other carriers have been marketing it as 4G for a while now in order to compete with real 4G networks like Verizon LTE. (Turns out it’s easier to print 4G on a box than build out an actual LTE network, go figure?)

It will be interesting to see how an HSPA+ iPhone will be marketed by AT&T. Will Apple let them call it a 4G iPhone?


New iPod and iPhone Appear in Apple’s Inventory

iPhone 4S, iPhone 5

What the new iPhone looks like? We believe that many many Apple fans are guessing. Is it the just the upgrad iPhone 4S, or the complete new iPhone 5 with more improvment in hardware?

The end to all the next generation iPhone rumors is near, and on October 4th we will know all we need to know. The scary part is there are more signs pointing to the iPhone 4S than the iPhone 5. For example, two of Apple’s next generation devices have been revealed in their internal inventory system. Three new iPods codenamed N81A (4th generation codename N81) and two SKUs for the iPhone 4S, N90A, were discovered by 9to5Mac.

The Apple blog doesn’t believe the iPhone 5 would be listed under N90A, because new hardware normally receives a new codename. The two listings could represent black and white models, and it’s possible N90A could be the SKU for the rumored 8GB iPhone 4.

While I’m positive the iPhone 5 will make an appearance on Tuesday, the rumblings about a possible bubble defect in the touch panels and shortages have me worried. Especially since Apple’s focus seems to be on expanding its customer base by launching a low-end iPhone, and increasing its carriers in China and the U.S..

All will turn out what they should be, really!


“Let’s talk iPhone” event on October 4th

Let’s talk iPhone

A few month ago, so many rumors about new iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 can be seen on the internet. They are just rumors, you know. now all should be made a conclusion. Apple Let’s talk iPhone event will be held early next month.

Jim Dalrymple of the The Loop got one of the shiny invites that Apple is sending out for their “Let’s talk iPhone” event to be held, as rumored, on October 4.

Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event. According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. campus. The event will begin at 10:00 am PT.

Will we see the iOS 5 gold master (GM) on or before the event? Will we see an iPhone 4GS or iPhone 5, a white iPod touch? All we know for certain is this — one more week and the rumors will finally be replaced with real announcements.


Next iPhone Features 1GB RAM, Voice Control and Assistant?

iPhone 5

Last week a reliable source about upcoming iPhone features that sounded incredible. We didn’t run the post at that time, however, both out of concern for the source and because we couldn’t certify the details.

This morning, 9to5 Mac posted exactly what we heard from our source — that the next iPhone is going to feature an amazing voice control and device navigation system called Assistant.

That’s not all — the source told us that the new iPhone will come packed with 1 GB of RAM and the Apple A5 dual-core processor, as well as a vastly improved 8 MP camera. It reported some details Aviso didn’t get, including that the new phone will contain Qualcomm’s Gobi Baseband chipset for use as a true world phone (GSM and CDMA).

The Assistant, however, is a game-changer. Assistant is an outgrowth of Voice Control, which was introduced with the iPhone 3GS in 2009. It is based on technology from Siri, a company that was purchased by Apple last year. The Assistant requires the power of the A5 CPU as well as the 1 GB of RAM, which is why existing iPhones will not be able to take advantage of the new feature.

The speech interface is launched by holding the home button for several seconds, after which a microphone interface slides up from the bottom of the screen, covering only about a quarter of the display. In contrast to the existing iPhone Voice Control capabilities, Assistant can help you with just about anything.

Want to send an iMessage without typing? I could just say “send a text to Barb saying I’m going to the bank” and the message is created and sent. You can also use Assistant with the location-based reminder feature in the iOS Reminders app, by using commands like “Remind me to buy Vitamin D when I’m at Whole Foods Market.” Voice requests for directions are also a feature — asking “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” won’t result in the expected response (“practice, practice, practice”) but directions from your current location to 881 7th Avenue in New York City.

Assistant also has a conversation view, in which the system literally converses with the user in order to provide the best results. Let’s say set up a meeting with Tim Cook on October 4th. You’d say “Set up a meeting with Tim Cook,” and the iPhone would respond by asking “Which email address should Tim Cook be notified at, home or work?” When you’d respond “Work,”, the iPhone would ask the time and date you want to schedule the meeting for. At the end of the conversation, you’d be shown the details of the calendar event for confirmation.

We’re told that you can speak to the Assistant in your normal tone and speed of voice; it’s that accurate. Assistant is also integrated with Wolfram Alpha, so you could also ask your iPhone questions like “Convert 10.2 acres to hectares” or “What’s the cube root of 924?” and get an immediate answer.

One more fascinating feature that is likely to be packed with privacy settings is “Find my Friends.” With this feature, you could ask your phone “Where’s Erica Sadun?” and (provided she’s made her location information available to me) the iPhone would display her location. This could be very useful for finding Aviso teammates at Macworld Expo 2012.

As with any leaked information, this could all be a ploy by Apple to a) figure out who is leaking to the Apple press or b) get all of us excited about an upcoming announcement. Well, we’re already quivering with anticipation about the announcement, and if the new device(s) are anything remotely like what we’ve heard about, Apple will have another winner on its hands.


iPhone 4s Protect Case from the Well Known Manufacturer

iPhone 4s Protect Case


Just few days ago, the member of Apple board , ex-vice president of USA Al Gore disclose to the media that new “iPhones” will be released next month, which seems indicates that we will not see at least one version for next gerneration iPhone, and today there is a foreign reporter who find the so called protect case for iPhone 4s.

According to the rports from the foreign media ChronicWire, they found the famous electronics protection brand OtterBox currently plan to start the production of 3 million protect case for iPhone 4s, and those protect cases will be on sale next month.

If all the information about this iPhone 4s protect case are true, we can find out this kind of information through these few exposed photos: the volume button of this new phone will be move to right side, which is different from the left side volume button of current iPhone 4. But the prior foreign media reported that there is no change on the volume button of iPhone 4s, so we can’t confirm which news is believable.

When the Chronic Wire reported the iPhone 4s protect case produced by Otterbox, another foreign website BGR also delcare that they found the iPhone 4s protect case has already showed in the AT&T retail store. From the iPhone 4s protect case photos provided by BGR, we can see this new phone will equip with more bigger size camera.