Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 5’

A Purported iPhone 5 Gets Leaked

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Featured, iPhone, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors

From the massive leaks back when the iPhone 4 was leaked totally before it debuted, we learned a lot, actually its becoming more easy to get our hands on whats Apple is preparing for us in the future. iPhone 5 as iPhone 4 before is being tested by different people and it might be hidden with iPhone 4 like case shell. We are over a month before launch, and Apple has acknowledged that they real world test this way in the past, think, Gray Powell, however. Last evening, a tipster sent the guys at 9to5mac a picture (above) of what he thinks is the iPhone 5.

The tipster has an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 and what he saw was like nothing he’s ever seen. He said it would fit perfectly into the case below.

This iPhone appears thinner than the current iPhone 4 but also wider. The edges are rounded metal like the edges of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but could still function as an antenna. The back is a curved/tapered glass or plastic.

Tapered design and wider edge to edge screen were rumored a lot as well as a bigger home screen that could be capacitive and gestures-driven touch.

Apple Begins Test Production Of A6 Processor with TSMC

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors, Samsung, Tech.

Citing a source with knowledge of the matter, Apple and Taiwan-based TSMC have begun manufacturing test of Apple’s next-generation A6 processor. The fact that Apple is working with TSMC on this may serve as a sign that Apple is shifting from its traditional chip supplier, Samsung Electronics.

Currently, Samsung is the sole supplier of the A5 chips used in the iPad 2, but Apple has hinted it is keen to diversify away from the Korean company. The two are battling a legal dispute over patents, and Samsung has also emerged as Apple’s toughest competitor in the smartphone and tablet market.

It’s currently not finalized that TSMC will produce the new chip for Apple. but the test run is said to be authorized. It’s also expected that Samsung will lower prices and fight to retain Apple’s business in manufacturing the A6.

“It has to redesign the chipset, which Samsung has been deeply involved from the beginning and has some intellectual property. Apple could try various suppliers but they (Samsung and Apple) need each other and the relationship will continue.”

The A5 chip is designed by the California company and analysts say it is based on British chip designer ARM Holdings technology. Details of Apple’s technology are hard to come by though given its obsession with secrecy.

The A6 will likely debut next year as part of 3rd generation iPad, as the current trend is for Apple to place new technology in the iPad first, then shrink and optimize it later for use in the iPhone.

The A6 will reportedly use a new 28-nanometer process, making it smaller and more power efficient, and could be powerful enough to use inside future Macs, such as future models of the MacBook Air which is a strong possibility.

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Parts Being Prepared For October Release?

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, iPad, iPhone, News, Rants & Raves, Tech.

DigiTimes is reporting that the supply chain for not only the iPhone 5 but iPad 3 is beginning to prepare materials for production of the two devices. Both devices are likely to make their debuts in September and to hit the market in October, according to industry sources.

iPhone 5’s supply volume is estimated to be around 6-7 million units in the third quarter and with the addition of iPhone 4 shipments, total iPhone shipments in the quarter will reach 24-25 million units with volumes to maintain at the same level in the fourth quarter. In 2011, Apple is forecasted to ship over 85 million iPhones.

Upstream component makers including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which is in charge of assembling the devices; Simplo Technologies and Dynapack International Technology, in charge of manufacturing batteries; TPK Holding and Wintek, in charge of touch panel modules; Catcher, in charge of chassis; and Largan Precision, in charge of webcams, are all expected to benefit from the orders.

DigiTimes has somewhat of a hit-and-miss record of Apple related rumors, while the iPhone 5 is expected, the iPad 3 release is somehow questionable. Previous rumors pointed out to two iPad will make their releases this year, so this might work this time.

Leaked AT&T Documents Hint at LTE 4G iPad

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Featured, Gadgets, Hack, iPad, iPhone, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors, Tech.

LulzSec, the 6-man hacking group ended their 50 days reign of “hackery” but after revealing/embarrassing/corrupting/exposing numerous corporations/governments/servers, the guys came with one last act of mischief.

They once again published confidential data recovered from their latest attack. One prominent folder is titled “AT&T.” other dumped files were leaked from AOL, Disney, Universal, EMI and the FBI.

Digging through the data, the guys over at iFans have come across some interesting information. The internal AT&T documents reveal that the carrier is planning to roll out their new LTE network in the first week of July, and more ineterstingly hinting at what seems to be an LTE-capable iPad.

If you’re up for it, the leaked presentation is embedded here. The LTE iPad is mentioned on page 4.

Pre-LTE scenarios. Testing will include iPad new activations HLS using the new rate plan, as well as a regression on netbooks and dongles. During validation E2E execution should ensure all functionality new and current is still functioning properly by validating account set up, provision, usage and notifications.

Apple’s 3rd iteration of their popular tablet line is expected to be a major upgrade, with speculation suggesting everything from a Retina display to LTE capabilities.

LulzSec, short for Lulz Security, the hacker group behind hacking the CIA, U.S. Senate, Nintendo, Sony and others. They took down the CIA’s website, hacked Sony’s servers, released sensitive documents from the Arizona state government and attacked the U.S. Senate’s website. While a suspected member of LulzSec was recently apprehended, the group claims he was not its leader.

The team claim that they intended to only operate for 50 days as an attempt to revive the AntiSec movement, which is opposed to the computer security industry.

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