iPhone 5 gets iPad 2 chip and souped-up snapper
Insiders blab to Bloomberg
The iPhone 5 rumour mill was in full swing again this morning after further reports suggest the revamp of Apple's tech talker will arrive this September with a more powerful processor and an advanced camera.
Now Bloomberg has added weight to the debate, after speaking with two insiders who also confirmed the predicted release. Apparently, the next iPhone will look like an iPhone 4, but is set to include the iPad 2's A5 processor and an 8Mp camera.
It was claimed that as the device will upgrade to an all-new operating system, iOS 5, the company may cease to guarantee all iOS apps run on older models.
The same source also spoke of a new iPad display with a resolution one-third higher than the that of the iPad 2.
As usual, the insiders failed to clarify which next-gen phone is on the way, so the question still remains: will it be the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4-something? ®
Suing Left, Right & Centre...
As far as I'm concerned, Samsung's Galaxy Tab, 10.1:
is a keyboardless extension of Samsung's -pre-iPad SyncMaster 206BW LCD
Apple cannot expect that it would hold a monopoly on an idea that just needed massive market uptake. Besides, Apple has no interest in making iPads affordable to ALL people, and, by trying to cock-block the market of derivatives or alternative but very alike-looking tablets, Apple would deny others similar functionality. It wouldn't like that if it were barred from making laptops...
Apple knows how blend tech and sexy appeal. That's their biggest strength. But, it is not the only way to live.
Compatibility with older phones long gone ...
"the company may cease to guarantee all iOS apps run on older models"
As an owner of a 1st gen iPhone, it's been a while since I could rely on an iOS app running on my phone ....
RE: Epic Fail
"only offering minimal hardware updates."
Minimal? Hmm? I would think that the iPad upgrade was a little more than 'minimal'. It went from a single core A8 with a GPU half the speed of the Tegra 2 to a dual-core A9 with a GPU five times the speed of the Tegra 2. What would you call a major upgrade, waiting another two years and going for a quad A15?
So, what happened to....
"The same source also spoke of a new iPad display with a resolution one-third higher than the that of the iPad 2."
So, what happened to that mythical 2X resolution screen at 2048x1538 that all the iFans were cheering on about for the iPad2?
Yes, it's a retorical question.
Blindingly obvious stated?
Iphone to use the new Apple chip?!?! You'd never of guessed.
After going to the trouble to create the pretty epic A5 chip it wasn't like they were going to push it to one side and stick something from Qualcomm inside was it?
Apple has slowly improved the camera on the iphone, so a newer bigger version is hardly surprising.
I await the enevitable comformation of the 4"-4.3" screen.
The only thing that might be of interest is if NFC is included.