The widely renowned case manufacture ‘Case Mate’ has released a photo of the iPhone 5 cased in one of their covers. Is this photo the real deal? Well the closer a photo is leaked to the real date the more credible it becomes.
As you can see from the picture above, the fifth generation iPhone will differ significantly from its predecessor. The aluminum back of the yet to be announced device hints at a design reference to the iPod Touch 4th generation.
There is absolutely no reason to doubt the authenticity of the images by Case-Mate. After all, the company is one of the major producers of mobile phone cases these days. The legitimacy of the shots is further enhanced by the fact that they have been subsequently removed from the company’s official website. All we are left with right now, is to get an official announcement by Apple. In the meantime, tell us how you like the design in the comments section.
Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of tech giant Apple Inc., announced Wednesday that he is resigning immediately after years of health problems. The letter of Steve Jobs:
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success however I do not believe that Apple will go downhill from now onwards. Sooner or later we all lnew it had to happen. As he mentioned in his letter he is only resigning from CEO and is going to take a more inactive role, I am sure that as long as there is life in Steve Jobs he will contribute in any way he can towards Apple.
Who is the successor of Steve Jobs? It cannot be anyone else apart from Tim Cook. “The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” Mr. Levinson said. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”
“This definitely marks the end of an era,” said Michael Gartengerg, an analyst for Gartner, but he added that “there’s much more to Apple than Steve Jobs.”
Every year since the first gen iPhone was released way back in 2007 we’ve eagerly expected a new phone. Before every launch we hear all sorts of rumors/leaks and some of them inevitably end up being true, so while we take everything we hear with a healthy dose of skepticism, it’s still worth paying attention.
Main Rumors Summarized in the following points:
1. Design-According to third party cases the iPhone 5 is going to have an iPod style curved design. Others believe that the iPhone 5 will have the same design as the iPhone 4 with better specs. This is the most likely as can be seen from the iPhone 3G and 3Gs almost have an identical design. Another rumor is that the new iPhone will have a 4 inch screen an increase of 0.5 inches from the previous iPhone. I see this to be highly unlikely as all the apps will have to be modified to fit the new 4 inch screen.
2. Camera and Components-The new iPhone is said to have dual LED flash with an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The iPhone 4 took a major leap in camera quality from previous generations and may be following up on those changes.
Talk about the A5 chip going from the iPad 2 to the iPhone is old news–it’s one of the rumors that is most likely to be true. Still, it is a rumor, so we won’t accept it was fact until the iPhone 5 ships with that sweet dual-core.
3. Sadly the iPhone 5 will not support 4G capabilities “as too much will have to be tempered with the phones guts” ,states Apple.
4. iPhone 4S? It’s been rumored that Apple may be waiting a bit longer to release the iPhone 5 and in the meantime will release an iPhone 4S in September. It will have the same body as the iPhone 4, but with a few upgrades, such as an A5 processor and better cameras. But don’t get too upset… There’s also talk that the iPhone 4S would be released in additon to the iPhone 5 and will be marketed as the budget iPhone.
5. Release Date– Latest rumors say that the iPhone 5 will launch on October 7th. Pre-Orders will start September 30th but nothing is confirmed yet as many dates have been thrown around! However, the well-connected “AllThingsD” has adamantly insisted that the iPhone 5 would not ship until October.
Now that the iPad 2 is out and about, we must look forward to the next major device we expect Apple to push out: the iPhone 5. Now, obviously, there aren’t any real specs out yet, but we’ve rounded up the biggest and most probable rumors floating around the interwebs.
Matt Buchanan over at Gizmodo’s gone and done something really great: he’s pieced together all those iPad rumours (the realstic ones, anyway) and drawn up this sketch of Apple’s next device, going from the display right through the the CPU and GPU. We’ve got his piece here, quoted from Gizmodo here. Head on past the break to read Matt’s piece.
Engadget sources have made some rather spilled the beans on some brilliant new Apple info, and we feel that the way Engadget put it is best. Here below is the full deal, with the source link in the bottom:
Just before the Verizon iPhone 4 launch, we’d heard from multiple sources — sources like the ones which gave us all that extremely accurate Apple TV info last time around — that the iPad 2 isn’t nearly as close to launch as some have speculated. Apparently, those case and hardware mockups we’ve seen are rather early versions, which means we’re still months out from a proper introduction. It seems likely that the device will land around April (perfectly timed with the 12-month product cycle Apple enjoys). And what about that device? From what we’ve been told, the thinner, sleeker tablet will sport a new screen technology that is akin to (though not the same as) the iPhone 4’s Retina Display and will be “super high resolution” (unlike reports to the contrary). The device will remain at 10 inches but will now feature both front and rear cameras (not a huge surprise), and… there’s an SD slot. That’s right — our sources say with near certainty that the device will have a dedicated SD slot built in (with no traditional USB slot). In fact, see that weird notch in the photo below? That’s where the SD part will be located. What’s most interesting, however, is what’s happening under the hood.