News tagged ‘iPhone 5’
According to Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is delaying with components supply. Therefore, the launch of the iPhone 5S may be put off and Apple might ship “only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 10 million units as originally planned”. It should be noted that a similar report, only lacking exact figures and specifics, was published on July 15th. Besides it is not the first time Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that the plans of Cupertino company may be put off due to delays in supply-chains.
Mass production of the fingerprint sensors was originally scheduled to begin in May at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and then to be packaged at Xintec, a TSMC subsidiary, the sources indicated. However, the production of the sensors has been delayed due to issues related to integration between iOS 7 and fingerprint chips, as well as a low yield rate at packaging firm Xintec, the sources revealed.
An engineering team composed of engineers from Apple and TSMC has been dispatched to Xintec recently to help ramp up the yield rate for the packaging of fingerprint sensors, revealed the sources, adding that the supply chain will be able to start volume production of fingerprint chips at the end of August.
According to ZDNet, an explosion of iPhone 5 caused an injury. A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight when the explosed smartphone sent debris into her eye.
According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.
According to the information, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small notch. In this very corner the explosion happened.
Da Lian Evening News was informed by Apple customer service that this incident will be investigated to find out whether it covers with warranty or not.
Roku is a streaming player that allows you to watch photos and videos taken using your iPhone, listen to music etc. on your TV. All you need is a Roku multimedia console, an iOS device and a Roku app installed on your smartphone or tablet. This application is available on the App Store and it has been updated recently with the ability to stream your favorite videos to the large TV screen.
EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.
With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”
KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the new iPhone 5S may be equipped with a sapphire-covered convex home button with a fingerprint sensor. As you know, this analyst is famous for his precise predictions concerning Apple’s product release plans, so this is a trusted source. Anyway, why would the company from Cupertino alter the iPhone’s concave home button, which remained unchanged for so many years? Here’s why.
Some new lower cost iPhone and iPhone 5S mockups leaked online. This time it’s a Vietnamese website Tinhte that is the author of the photos. This site, by the way, is famous for the pre-release Apple gadgets reviews, so I guess we can trust it.
A few days ago, Nokia released a video, where claimed that the Lumia 925’s camera is a lot better than the iPhone 5’s photo sensor. What we have here today is the comparison gallery of photos taken using the Nokia Lumia 1020 and, of course, the iPhone 5. Let’s take a look.
*iPhone 5 is on the left, Lumia 1020 - on the right
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Polar recently conducted a poll, which shows that the users prefer the new iOS 7 interface to the iOS 6. It should be immediately noted, however, that the poll did not take into consideration the icons of both operating systems. And as you’ve probably heard, the icons design is the most widely criticized thing about the iOS 7.
Have a look at the high quality photos, that show the similarities and differences between the alleged digitizer and lcd screen assembly of the iPhone 5S with that of the iPhone 5.
As you can see, the main differences are in the the ribbon cables and the screw placement. This means that some modifications were made to the logic board. Unfortunately, as you can see, there is nothing that could prove the appearance of the rumored fingerprint scanner in the new version.
No enjoy the photos!
Twelve South has launched a new HiRise stand for the iPhone and iPad mini. The design of the stand enable it to be compatible with the Apple Lightning Cable and most cases available on the market.
Using one of three different adjustable clips and your Apple Lightning Cable (not included), HiRise positions the Lightning connector at a raised height to connect and charge your iPhone 5 or iPad mini. This allows HiRise to work with most cases, including cases with recessed connections no other dock can fit, like the OtterBox Defender, Speck CandyShell and, of course, the BookBook for iPhone. The rear support also adjusts forward and back to accommodate the different thicknesses of various cases and shells.
UPDATE: You can donwload iOS 7 Beta 6 here.
Developers can download iOS 7 Beta 5
You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.
Download links for iOS 7 Beta 5:
Apple has released iOS 7 Beta 5 for the developers. As usual, this version has some interface changes as well as minor bug fixes and operating system tweaks. Let’s take a look at them.
This day can be called the day of ads since such tech giants as Apple (see the article below) and Nokia released new ads. And if the company from Cupertino simply advertises its FaceTime app, the guys from Finland mock the iPhone 5 camera and compare it to the Nokia Lumia 925’s photo sensor.
There’s a new video posted by Mac Otakara that shows the front and back panels of the rumored lower cost iPhone 5C. This is by the way the first video ever where we can see the front panel of the would-be device.
Let’s get to the video. In the short clip the two leaked details are compared with the iPhone 5. Well, nothing unusual here. As to the back shell, it looks just the same as the panels leaked before, however, the legal notices that were spotted earlier this week are missing.
Anyway, the video also shows us the front panel. It seems that the lower cost iPhone would get the same bunch of sensors and a front facing camera - just like his “older brother” iPhone 5.
Well, that’s all I can say. Enjoy the video below!