News tagged ‘Wi-Fi’
Experts from a teardown firm iFixit
UBM TechInsights has released an early Bill of Materials estimate for the new iPhone 5. This does not include the cost of hardware design, software, production, etc. But still quite interesting:
Today Apple introduced the new iPhone 5. It has a new design, however it looks a bit like tall iPhone 4S.
It is 18% thinner than the 4S, just 7.6mm. It's even 20% percent lighter at 112 grams. The in-cell retina display is 4-inch with 1136 x 640 resolution. Apple says new iPhone 5 has a better color saturation with full sRGB rendering. That new longer screen allows for an extra set of icons to be displayed on the home screen, and first party apps have already been tweaked to take advantage of additional pixels. The tweaked ratio puts the iPhone 5 display closer to 16:9, but it's not quite there.
iPhone 5 supports worldwide LTE as well as HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. 802.11n Wi-Fi can connect at 2.4ghz and 5ghz. Performance is said to be 2 times faster with new A6 processor. iSight camera features 8-megapixel sensor, backside flash, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, sapphire lens, f/2.4 aperture, next-generation ISP, spatial noise reduction, smart filter, better low-light performance, 40 percent faster on photo capture, and HD video recording (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio.
Front FaceTime HD camera has 1.2MP sensor, improved video stability and is capable of recording HD video (720p) up to 30 fps. Audio system was also improved. iPhone 5 has 3 mics and improved speakers.
The well-known Japanese blog Macotakara has recently reported that Apple will indeed release a smaller iPad, which has been referred to in the media as the "iPad mini," and will in fact use that name when the product launches in October just weeks after Apple introduces its next-generation iPhone on September 12.
Industrial designer Don Lehman has analyzed the leaked photos of the rumored iPhone 5 unibody design that should make the device stronger, lighter, and thinner than previous models, using a high-quality, thin metal shell wherever possible on the back of the device.
With the iPhone needing to send and receive Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, and perhaps NFC signals, Lehman notes that Apple redesigned the antenna system in order to push the antennas to the top and bottom portions of the stainless steel band wrapping around the device and avoid the "Antennagate" controversy that first took place with the iPhone 4. Lehman notes that even the bosses where screws for other components will attach are machined out of the single rear shell piece, increasing strength while reducing thickness and weight.
Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.
The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has been made free for a limited time only. Grab it while you can, before it goes to the normal $0.99 price.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.
According to 9to5Mac, a Russian hacker has published a relatively simple method that allows users to obtain in-app purchases from many iOS apps for free.
The method, which doesn’t require a jailbreak, involves installation of two certificates on the user’s iOS device and changing DNS entry in wi-fi settings. Then users can perform purchases of in-app content as usual.
Top 5 customer complaints about smartphones: Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve
FixYa, an online tech support community, released an interesting report regarding the top 5 most commonly reported issues in some of today’s most popular smartphones.
The data comes from more than 25 million users and 650000 experts. And the report covers top handsets like the Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4s, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve. Let's take a look at the results:
As far as the iPhone 4S goes, the top 5 most reported issues are:
- Battery Life – 45%
- Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi – 20%
- Bluetooth Connection – 15%
- Siri Complaints – 10%
- Other – 10%
Apple today announced the new iPad will arrive in China on Friday, July 20th.
The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.
Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.
When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:
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In March the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Apple of falsely advertising its LTE-capable iPad in the country, filling its complaint against the company. Apple was advertising the device as 4G even though it was not compatible with LTE networks in Australia. Last month, Apple acquiesced to complaints and began rebranding its "iPad Wi-Fi + 4G" as the "iPad W-Fi + Cellular."
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]
Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 for Windows.
Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock.
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]
Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 for Windows.
Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. It can also update your modem version to 06.15 if you need unlock and stuck with 05.14 or higher baseband. If you have new iPhone 3GS that was made after 28 week of 2011 upgrading modem will not help to unlock.