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As the anticipation was building today leading up to Apple’s WWDC, the much talked-about iPhone 5 has officially been unveiled. The iPhone 4/4S successor is expectedly impressive with an all glass and aluminum body and structure. Living up to much of the rumors and early grapevine conversations, the iPhone 5 arrives with some subtle and other substantial changes.
Touted by Apple as the world’s “thinnest smartphone,” the phone weighs in at 112 grams and is 7.6mm thick and 18% thinner than before. Taller than the previous generation phones, the iPhone 5 boasts a 326ppi Retina display with a four inch screen at 1136 x 640 resolution. The screen is the same width as previous models yet slightly taller. Offered in two colors, white or black, the white body style will feature an aluminum backing while the black iteration will feature a black anodized backing.
The increased screen size also bumps up your springboard space bringing about five rows of icons in addition to the shortcut bottom row. All of the Apple first party Apps have been updated to be optimized for the new screen including the iWork suite as well as iMovie and GarageBand.
Numerically, the iPhone 5 takes it to the next step and includes a powerful A6 Processor inside which is expected to bring 2x CPU processing as well as 2x graphics performance while still consuming less energy. The A6 processor is 22% smaller than the previously installed A5 processor.
The iPhone 5 will run on LTE — meaning the phone will operate on the fastest cellular data network around. For U.S. cell phone providers, you can expect Sprint, AT&T and Verizon to run the iPhone 5 on LTE initially.
Apple has improved the battery life of the new iPhone with an expected talk time and browsing time of eight hours on 3G or LTE while WiFi will run you about 10-hours talk time/browsing.
The phone’s camera has been slightly downsized (approximately 25% thinner), although it features the same iPhone 4S, 8-megapixel camera at an f/2.4 aperture. It also features a dynamic low light mode intended to improve image quality within low light conditions. Video has been improved to film at 1080p with face detection, improved image stabilization and the user can also take photos while filming video. The front facing camera will film at an improved 720p, for HD FaceTime and will also include backside illumination.
New “Lightning” Dock Connector:
Perhaps one of the most notable changes of the iPhone 5 is the creation of a new connector which is being called, “Lightning.” Doing away with the old iPod connector, Lightning is 80% smaller than the previous connector and is reversible creating a more user friendly, ease-of-use.
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Tagged 4S, 5, Apple, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Nano, New, Phone, Smartphone, Touch
Incase’s USB Mini Cable Kit is just one of those things every traveller should have in their bag. The short length of the cables gets reduces messy cord tangles and the three plugs should take cover all the bases for your cameras, tablets, and smartphones. Available in multi colours or Apple friendly grey/white tones…20 notes!
Shepard Fairey for Incase is a capsule collection of accessories for Apple users featuring work from one of the world’s most influential street artists. As a cultural provocateur, social critic and artist, Fairey’s striking illustrations have created some of the most enduring cultural memes in modern times. The collection includes a range of bags and products for MacBook, iPhone and iPod touch adorned with a selection of bold patterns and illustrations emblematic of peace and harmony. The three designs, Elephant, Ornament and Pattern, turn signature Incase products into mobile works of art imbued with social context and commentary that speak to ideals of both the artist and the user who carries them. Shepard Fairey for Incase is available now at Goincase.com, select discerning boutiques worldwide and in limited availability via select Apple Stores.
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Tagged 3, 4, 5, Accessories, Apple, apple stores, Case, Incase, iPad, iPhone 2, iPod, Macbook Pro, Obey, Shepard Fairey, Touch
The iP4 is a re-imagining of the classic stereo boombox with intriguing updates for your iPhone and iPod. The iP4 features SRS TruBass digital signal processing technology and 5 band EQ coupled with 4″ carbon composite woofers and 1″ ferro fluid cooled tweeters for sound that has to be heard to be appreciated. FM radio and aux line-in jack. Operates on 6 D batteries or included AC adaptor
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Bluelounge today announces the release of its MiniDock, a cord-free wall charger and display-docking station made for Apple iPhone and iPod devices that uses the existing Apple USB Power Adapter. MiniDock allows consumers to charge and display their iPhone in an upright position in any electrical outlet without disorganized cords. Intended for use with existing Apple USB Power Adapters, your iPhone or iPod can now plug directly into an electrical outlet. Ideal while traveling or in any home or office environment, MiniDock is lightweight, cord-free and allows users to simplify and de-clutter the charging areas normally occupied with the unsightly and wayward cords. Priced at $20 USD, the MiniDock is now available to purchase here. Dont worry they have a UK version too.
Yesterday Apple gave us a first look at the new Multi-Touch iPod Nano.
“This is the biggest reinvention of the iPod nano since its debut in 2005, and we think users are going to love it,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Replacing the click wheel with our Multi-Touch interface has enabled us to shrink the iPod nano into an amazingly small design that is instantly wearable with its built-in clip.”
It’s roughly half the size and weight of the previous generation and features a built-in FM radio (with live pause), pedometer and also supports Nike + iPod®. Available in 8GB or 16GB sizes in silver, graphite, blue, green, orange or pink.
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