For all you anti-iPhoners out there, Samsung has finally released the first TV ad for the Galaxy S4. Looks like they’re targeting the translation feature in this one to start with. An interesting target market to go with off the bat since it seems like the phone could have much better features than just that. Plus we all know there’s no phones at the dinner table!
For those of you with the “I’ll get an iPhone when T-Mobile gets it” excuse, you’re good to go now! Better late than never, but T-Mobile has finally acquired the iPhone and will start carrying the device on April 12th. The best news is that the phone will run on T-Mobile’s lightning fast LTE network which just launched today in seven U.S. cities. Oh and another plus is that eligible T-Mobile customers will be able to get the phone for much less than any other provider, only $99.
At first we thought this was a scam, but after looking into it, you can actually get paid to watch ads on your phone. There’s a new app out there called Smart Ads and it pays you $25 a month to watch their ads on your lock screen if you have an Android device or tablet. So if you have both devices, this means $50 a month. Click HERE if interested, once again this is not a scam and we have nothing to do with the promotion of it. Just thought we’d inform our audience if anyone is looking to make some extra cash to pay a cable bill or something.
If you just got a new iPhone 5, this news might anger you. According to MacRumors, Apple is apparently working on a new iPhone which is expected to drop in June. The phone would be called the iPhone “Math” designed by BrightWire. Some of the specs include an 8 pixel camera and a 4.8 inch screen. As you can tell this news is very fresh so we will update if anything new surfaces. Click HERE for the original article.
Well this would be a very bad situation for any gadget user. While testing the charge on a Google Nexus 7 in China, the device started to emit smoke and ended up exploding! That’s right an actual explosion went down. Looks like they’re going to have to go back to the drawing boards with this one. Click HERE for more info.
Well, we’re here folks. Apple has announced the new iPhone, along with some very important details about the phone, new operating system, and components like chargers, headphones, and more. Here’s a play-by-play in case you missed out!
20% lighter is what they’re touting for the iPhone5 in comparison to the iPhone 4s.
The charger has changed. After almost a decade of the proprietary Apple charger, they’ve now introduced Lightning, a smaller, more efficient charger that will be integrated into all of their devices moving forward.
Apple has announced their new Maps service. No more Google Maps, the new Maps service from Apple will integrate yelp reviews and features 100 million built-in markings for notable locations around the world. Pretty spiffy.
The iPhone 5 has a larger screen than previous versions, at 4 inches, with a resolution of 1,136 x 640 or 326 pixels per inch — which is still a “retina” display, as Apple defines it. The larger screen has a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and has lengthened the phone overall, but it also allows for a total of six rows of apps on the screen — five rows on the “pages” along with the permanent single row along the bottom.
Apps designed for previous iPhones won’t scale to the new screen — they’ll appear with black bars on the two ends of the screen.
The phone, which is said to be made entirely of glass and aluminum, is also thinner overall. It’s just 7.6 mm thin, 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S. It also weighs 112 grams, 20% lighter than the 4S.
Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, says the iPhone 5 is “the most beautiful product we have ever made.”
The iPhone 5 is also the company’s first 4G LTE phone. The phone will be compatible with the high-speed LTE networks of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, in addition to many global LTE networks: Virgin in Canada, Singtel and Telstra in Australasia, and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.
The new model also includes “ultrafast” wireless, which incorporates the 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, giving the iPhone 5 more bandwith overall.
The new iPhone includes improvements to voice calls, too. It’s now equipped with three separate microphones — on the front, on the bottom and on the back. Apple says the multiple mics will help Siri’s performance. The earpiece is equipped with more noise cancellation, and there’s also now “wideband audio” technology, which is said to make voice calls more natural — similar to HTC’s HD Voice tech in the Evo 4G LTE.
The iPhone 5 goes on sale Sept. 21 in the U.S., Canada, Japan, the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. It has similar pricing to its predecessors, starting at $199 for 16GB of storage with a two-year contract, and there are 32GB and 64GB models available for $299 and $399, respectively. Pre-orders start Sept. 14. Apple says the phone will be available in 100 countries on 240 wireless carriers by the end of the year.
Follow Mashable for all of the information on the rest of Apple’s updates for today. I’m sure there’s much more to be talked about!
Apple is keeping the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in its lineup. The iPhone 4 (8GB) is now free with a contract, and the iPhone 4S (16GB) costs $99. The iPhone 3GS appears to be discontinued.
This is probably the best video out right now that shows the actual iPhone 5 model compared to the current iPhone. Looks like the new one is much bigger body with a bigger screen. Can’t wait for this phone to drop.
Did you know that even with all this talk about the next iPhone, Apple never actually came out and told us what the name of it would be. Well it looks like we were all right because Apple made its official announcement today that the the next iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone 5. Special invites were sent out today to attend an event on September 12th, which will probably be the announcement of the new device as you can tell from the picture above. Start saving that money, these are about to cause some serious chaos.
“The new iPhone 5 smartphone is already in production and preparing for a release date some time in the coming months. The news was previously broken by reliable Japanese blog site, Macotakara, which stated that reliable sources had confirmed to it that production had commenced within Apple’s China factories. Apple is ordinarily does not release any information regarding its upcoming devices and allows rumors to build up expectation for its products. The iPhone 5 is no different, and rumors have suggested that the smartphone could release sometime before the end of September.”
This really comes as no surprise to me. Virgin Air seems to be beyond the cutting edge when it comes to travel and comfort, and really have been paving the way for a new era in air travel. Following in Emirates Airlines, Virgin Atlantic has now added a service that will allow flyers to use their cellular phone during the flight. Right now it’s only limited to 6 passengers at a time, but it’s still a wonderful idea.
The calls are only to be made during “exceptional situations” as the airlines still want flights to be as comfortable as possible, and no one wants someone jabbering in their ear all way from London to New York. Hopefully Virgin America implements this service too, as right now only the Europe arm of the company will have this available.