https://touchreviews.net iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Images of Claimed iPhone 5S Rear Panel Surfaces Online https://touchreviews.net/images-claimed-iphone-5s-rear-panel-surfaces-online/ https://touchreviews.net/images-claimed-iphone-5s-rear-panel-surfaces-online/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:43:53 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=21781 Read More]]> iPhone 5S Photo

The rear panel looks very similar to the one currently shipping on the iPhone 5, likely because of Apple’s pattern of introducing two models with the same design before redesigning. However, the rear panel of the 5S does have some differences, including the placement of several screw holes for attachment of the logic board to the shell. They are located in different areas than in the iPhone 5.Apple appears to be already working on the next generation iPhone, being called the iPhone 5S based on Apple’s naming pattern for previous generations. On Wednesday, parts company ETrade Supply published images of what they claim to be a rear panel of the upcoming iPhone 5S. Apple’s iPhone 5 was released less than 4 months ago and already, there are reports that a new generation is in the works.

There are several other differences in component placement in the rear panel, such as the writing on the back which typically describes the IMEI and other regulatory identifiers. However, nothing confirms that this is in fact an entirely different phone than the one currently available for sale. It is likely that this was an earlier prototype of the iPhone 5 and Apple scrapped this design for one being used now. Last month, reports from DigiTimes suggested that Apple was already working on the trial production of the iPhone 5S. The rear panel released in the images above appear to have a build quality similar to Apple’s, suggesting that this is likely not a knockoff.

iPhone 5S parts leak

If Apple is in fact working on the iPhone 5S already, the company will likely retain the current iPhone 5 design, include the faster A6X chip found in the fourth generation iPad, and bump up the quality of the front and rear facing cameras.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/images-claimed-iphone-5s-rear-panel-surfaces-online/feed/ 2 Apple Negotiating With Cable Companies About Live TV on Apple DVR? https://touchreviews.net/apple-negotiating-cable-companies-live-tv-apple-dvr-settop-box/ https://touchreviews.net/apple-negotiating-cable-companies-live-tv-apple-dvr-settop-box/#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:56:55 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20849 Read More]]> Steve Jobs - Apple TV

For the past several months, intense rumors have surrounded the likelihood that Apple was looking to introduce a television set. However, over the past several weeks and days, reports are suggesting that Apple is negotiating with cable companies in order to introduce a new set top box with the capability of streaming live television. The new box will reportedly feature an interface similar to the iPad, likely a cross with OS X as well as social networking integration and DVR-like capabilities.

While this wouldn’t necessarily be Apple “television”, it would give users live channels and likely the ability to hook up the box to almost any projector or screen. It can perhaps even hook up to Apple’s own Cinema Display. In a report from The Wall Street Journal, Jessica E. Vascellaro And Shalini Ramachandran report on Apple’s new venture:

This could just be another in the long history of periodic feeling outs that Apple and Hollywood seem to feel compelled to engage in — a tug at the thread Apple CEO Tim Cook still feels is there.

According to the report, Apple is meeting with numerous cable operators to provide service for the device and is also approaching entertainment companies with a rough outline of the device’s features in order to draw them in. At this point, it is unclear what exactly Apple is planning, as they have also been reported to be testing television prototypes. Under the supervision of Steve Jobs, the company was looking to revolutionize the TV industry and create a more expansive version of it for the market.

Apple would likely achieve this in a very similar manner to the company’s introduction of iMessage to target carriers, albeit on a much larger and more risky scale. Although the current Apple TV sells quite well on the market, the Cupertino company has yet to introduce a device that can shake up the standard and make it much better than what the Apple TV is now, a set of apps that stream music, photos, and television shows. A set top box capable of streaming live television may be exactly that,

Would you buy a new set top box? Do you think this is better than an actual television set? Let us know in the comments below.

{via iMore — Image Credit: Wired}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/apple-negotiating-cable-companies-live-tv-apple-dvr-settop-box/feed/ 2 iPhone 5 Enclosure Reportedly 7.6mm Thick https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-enclosure-reportedly-7-6mm-thick/ https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-enclosure-reportedly-7-6mm-thick/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:37:38 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20815 Read More]]> iPhone 5 Leaked Photo

Details of Apple’s next generation iPhone 5 appear to be spreading across the web, and now in Chinese newspapers as well. Earlier in the week, Apple.pro posted images of a story in Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily. The newspaper reportedly obtained one of the many iPhone 5 enclosures floating around and measured the specs. In the report, the iPhone 5 was reported to be 7.6mm thick, down from the iPhone 4S’ current 9.3mm thickness.

This means that the next generation iPhone 5 could be 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S and drastically thinner than any other model in the past. Apple was likely able to achieve this new depth because of the change in screen size, moving up from 3.5 inches to 4 inches. However, the width of the next gen iPhone is expected to remain the same as the 4S.

iPhone 5 in News

Apple Daily also posted some higher quality images following its initial report which seem to show a great amount of change in the iPhone enclosure as well as the previously rumored, smaller dock connector, and altered speaker port and headphone jack. Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to be announced September 12th, alongside a possible iPad Mini as well as the public release of iOS 6.

{via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-enclosure-reportedly-7-6mm-thick/feed/ 5 iPhone 5 Fully Assembled Hardware Photos Leaked? https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-fully-assembled-hardware-photos-leaked/ https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-fully-assembled-hardware-photos-leaked/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:30:20 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20739 Read More]]> iPhone 5 hardware leaked

Apple’s next generation iPhone 5 has been the target of intense speculation over the past several months, however no solid evidence that an iPhone 5 even existed was available. But, over the past several weeks, parts of what appears to be a next gen iPhone 5 have appeared in images and videos across the web. The parts and rumors suggest that Apple’s new iPhone will have a taller screen, a smaller dock connector, and several other design changes.

On Sunday, Japanese site iLab posted images, released by CydiaBlog, of a fully assembled iPhone 5 hardware, in line with rumors of the new design. The site alleges that these photos are of the next generation iPhone, expected for release during September. Cydiablog offered their thoughts on the images with the following:

The leaked parts shows the bigger screen, different internals (such as a new flex cable holding the Home button in place), and the camera modules (front and rear). The camera module cutout looks to be larger, there is an enhanced version of speaker and microphone configuration at the bottom, new smaller dock connector (instead of 30-pin Dock Connector, 16-pin connector could be introduced). Another notable design change in the new iPhone front panel shows the FaceTime camera has been moved to a centered position above the earpiece speaker (it is currently to left of the earpiece in iPhone 4S and iPhone 4).

 

iPhone 5 hardware repair parts

The images appear to confirm that the next generation iPhone would have a unibody back plate, unlike the current iPhone 4S which houses the internals in between two pieces of tempered glass as well as a screen with a higher length and same width. The next generation iPhone is expected to be released later this fall, alongside the public release of iOS 6.

Do you think this could be the next gen iPhone? Do you like the overall design? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

{via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-fully-assembled-hardware-photos-leaked/feed/ 3 New iPhone Prototype Photos Resemble Recent iPhone 5 Part Leaks https://touchreviews.net/new-iphone-prototype-photos-resemble-iphone-5-part-leaks/ https://touchreviews.net/new-iphone-prototype-photos-resemble-iphone-5-part-leaks/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:43:39 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20726 Read More]]> New iPhone 5 Prototype

Apple’s next generation iPhone 5 has been the source of intense speculation and the driving force of the rumor mill. On Friday, the rumors continued following a report from The Verge, after the site acquired images of what appears to be an iPhone protoype. The images were cited in a court document in Apple’s extensive court battle with Samsung.

The images show an iPhone prototype with a taller screen, smaller dock connector, and two-toned back plate, the same design details revealed several weeks ago. The image (above) on the right is the image acquired by the publication and shows the prototype, while the one on the left is a mockup from design firm BlackPool Creative, which created the model based purely on rumors and leaked parts.

The leaked parts were first seen in a video from mobile parts seller E-Trade Supply, which showed the new iPhone 5 backplate next to a current iPhone 4S.

Apple’s latest design, based on rumors and leaked parts appears to combine a number of design aspects from previous generations of iPhone, including the metal backing from the original iPhone and the flat form factor from the 4 and 4S.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5 sometime during the September timeframe alongside the public version of iOS 6 as well as an iPad Mini and a tweaked iPad.

{via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/new-iphone-prototype-photos-resemble-iphone-5-part-leaks/feed/ 10 Chinese Vendors Taking Orders for “iPhone 5″ Ahead of Official Release Date https://touchreviews.net/chinese-vendors-orders-iphone-5-ahead-official-release-date/ https://touchreviews.net/chinese-vendors-orders-iphone-5-ahead-official-release-date/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:21:00 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20559 Read More]]>

Apple’s next generation iPhone, being called the ‘iPhone 5′ has been rumored to be in the works. In recent weeks, parts of what appears to be the next generation iPhone 5 have appeared online, including a metal back cover which seemed to justify rumors that the next iPhone will have a larger screen and a smaller dock connector.

On Thursday, a report from Reuters mentioned that Chinese vendors have begun to take orders for an ‘iPhone 5’, parts of which may be created entire from speculation with no specs or announcements from Apple.

Sellers on Taobao, a unit of Alibaba Group, are accepting orders for the iPhone 5, in some cases asking for a deposit of 1,000 yuan ($160) for the new phone. One seller, “Dahai99888″, who started accepting pre-orders this week, is asking for full payment upfront, at a cool 6,999 yuan ($1,100).

Taobao sellers that Reuters spoke with said they planned to buy the iPhone 5 in Hong Kong or the United States and then bring it to mainland China. Apple products are often available in Hong Kong before they are released on the mainland.

Chinese vendors often create models, and prototype devices based on rumors on the web of what an upcoming Apple product may look like. The report also focuses on similar vendors selling cases for the purported ‘iPhone 5’, which may also have been created based on speculation. Case vendors have been wrong in the past about iPhone’s design, more specifically the rumored tapered design.

Images of the claimed next generation iPhone 5 posted by KitGuru show iPhone design consistent with rumors on the web, including the elongated body, smaller dock connector, new speaker grill, and a headphone jack located at the bottom. Although the photos may appear to be genuine, the rough and unfinished body of the device, as well as the absence of an LCD display show that this may, in fact be a physical mockup based on previous rumors. KitGuru did not specify as to where the images came from, but mentioned that it was seen “in the Far East”.

Numerous parts for the upcoming iPhone 5 have been found, but it is unclear whether many of these claims are genuine, especially when considering that some Chinese vendors and casemakers have been wrong in the past. Apple’s next generation iPhone is expected to be released in October, along with the rumored iPad Mini and the final version of iOS 6.

{via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/chinese-vendors-orders-iphone-5-ahead-official-release-date/feed/ 1 iPad Mini Sample Design Photos Leaked? https://touchreviews.net/ipad-mini-sample-design-photos-leaked/ https://touchreviews.net/ipad-mini-sample-design-photos-leaked/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:05:02 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20536 Read More]]>

Apple’s iPad is one of the leading tablet computers out on the market, and rumors in recent months have suggested that the Cupertino, Calif., company is planning to unveil a smaller “iPad Mini” to take on 7” tablets from other competitors such as Google and Samsung. Gotta Be Mobile has posted images of a physical model of what the iPad Mini may look like. The model looks to be similar in size to the rumored 7.85” display and sports the new smaller dock connector previously seen on leaked parts of the next generation iPhone 5.

The model is not made of materials that would likely appear in the final device, however, it does appear to be a case mold and shows the shape of the rumored device. It is unclear whether this could point to a finalized shape and size, but that could be subject to change based on Apple’s decisions on screen size and technology inside. Case designs are normally accurate but can also provide misleading information as cases can be made entirely off of speculation and based on rumors being reported on the web.

Image Credit: Gotta Be Mobile

The report mentions that in a measure of pixel count from the model, the iPad Mini will be approximately 213 mm by 143 mm, slightly thinner than the full size 9.7 inch iPad which comes in at 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm tall, and 9.39mm thick.

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has a width of 120mm which means that the iPad Mini, if our calculations are close, might be around 23.67mm wider than the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 tablet measures in at 198.5mm high which means that the iPad Mini may be a little taller than Google’s 7-inch tablet.

If rumors about iPad Mini turn out to be true then we could expect the release date to be around October timeframe same as the next generation iPhone 5 and the public release of iOS 6.

{via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/ipad-mini-sample-design-photos-leaked/feed/ 1 Best Buy’s ‘Solution Central’ to Mirror Apple’s Genius Bar Design https://touchreviews.net/best-buy-solution-central-mirror-apple-genius-bar-design/ https://touchreviews.net/best-buy-solution-central-mirror-apple-genius-bar-design/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:53:47 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20481 Read More]]> bestbuy

Apple’s Retail stores are a window of the company to its customers, and a large part of the store’s atmosphere are the Genius’ and the Genius Bar. The efficient setup allows employees to easily help customers and form an orderly process to address issues that customers face with their products.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Best Buy is now changing the design of their Geek Squad Solutions Center to operate similarly to a Genius Bar, with customers sitting in front of a wood table and employees addressing their issues face to face as opposed to taking the device and repairing it behind closed doors.

The company is currently testing a prototype store in Richfield, Minn., with the new Solutions Central table. The prototype stores also allow customers to buy products from employees walking around the store with a device to ring up the sale, similar to Apple’s current checkout process.

Best Buy interim chief executive, Mike Mikan called the newly designed stores, “Best Buy 2.0”. Best Buy, with this new design is attempting to make customers the focal point of the store which it hasn’t really enforced in the past as opposed to stocking as many products as possible.

Best Buy stocks numerous Apple products, including the iPod, iPhone, and iPad as well as MacBooks and sells almost as many devices as Apple does in their own stores. Best Buy’s Apple-like design will attract more customers and surround them with enough knowledge to make a purchase in-store, and not just use the brick and mortar location to test the product and then purchase online. Best Buy has not yet announced when the design will begin to be implemented, but will likely do it if it receives a positive response from the prototype stores.

{via AppleInsider}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/best-buy-solution-central-mirror-apple-genius-bar-design/feed/ 0 Prototype iPad with Dual Dock Connectors Surfaces on eBay https://touchreviews.net/prototype-ipad-dual-dock-connectors-surfaces-ebay/ https://touchreviews.net/prototype-ipad-dual-dock-connectors-surfaces-ebay/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 20:47:46 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=20227 Read More]]>

The iPad draws many of its features from the iPhone and iPod touch, and with its introduction in January of 2010, took on the iOS software, the capacitative touchscreen, and the famous 30 pin dock connector in portrait mode. Since then, the dock connector has been the focal point of numerous complaints, suggesting that the iPad is hard to use in landscape mode when the iPad is charging in portrait orientation. Rumors and even photos of iPad shells with dual dock connectors began to appear several months after the original iPad was introduced, and now there is tangible evidence to support that claim.

On Monday, a prototype of what appears to be a first generation iPad with dual dock connectors surfaced in an eBay listing. The iPad is a 16GB model with dock connectors in both landscape and portrait orientation, proving that Apple was indeed testing a number of iPad models with two dock connectors to make charging simpler when a user switches orientation.

The iPad being sold is close to being functional, aside from a number of minor issues such as the touch screen not being fully operational. Upon further inspection of all documentation for the iPad, it was confirmed that this could in fact, be a genuine Apple prototype. A number of pieces are labeled with Apple part numbers and as mentioned in the listing, comes with Apple’s Switchboard software.

Apple uses Switchboard to test all parts of the iPad, from checking the WiFi to ambient light sensors. As with many of Apple’s prototypes, the “iPad” name is not branded on the rear shell and is instead marked with an ID number and a series of X’s where the battery and FCC ratings would go. The eBay listing for the iPad started at $4,850 and was sold for $10,200. It is unclear exactly how the eBay seller acquired the prototype, or if Apple will attempt to confiscate the device, but it is up for sale and one person will own a prototype of a device that was assumed didn’t exist.

{via MacRumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/prototype-ipad-dual-dock-connectors-surfaces-ebay/feed/ 1 iPhone 5 to Use Gorilla Glass 2. “Smart Case” for iPad 3? https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-gorilla-glass-2-ipad-3-smart-case/ https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-gorilla-glass-2-ipad-3-smart-case/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:35:13 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=19697 Read More]]>

Apple’s new iPad 3 is only one day away from being announced to the public and new details about what to expect tomorrow are still being leaked. On Monday, iLounge editor, Jeremy Horowitz published a report on two Apple products that he believes that Apple will change or retain. Horowitz reported that Apple is working on a new iPad 3 “Smart Case” and new “glass back” iPhone 5.

The report claims that Apple is experimenting with “Glass and ceramic rear shells” for a future iPhone, probably iPhone 5. Although rumors of a aluminum back iPhone 5 have been floating around on the web, sources of the publication indicated that Apple is planning to use Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2, unveiled at CES 2012. The Gorilla Glass 2 will allow the iPhone 5 to be thinner and stronger than previous models and may even arrive without the addition of the 30 pin dock connector.

The report also pointed at the possibility of a larger screen display. Recently, Apple identified Corning as a supplier of screens for previous generations of iPhone, saying that “Corning employees in Kentucky and New York…create the majority of the glass for iPhone.”

iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S all glass design has been a huge success for Apple. Stronger glass could address issues of the device being very fragile. It will be interesting to see if Apple introduces yet another glass based design or goes with aluminum for the fifth-gen iPhone.

Said to be similar to Incase’s Magazine Jacket (and a host of subsequent alternatives that have appeared for the iPad 2), this new case has a folding magnetized Smart Cover on the front, and a rear shell made from fiberglass covered with PU/bicast leather. It’s unclear whether this case will be solely for the thicker new iPad or include backwards compatibility for the iPad 2.

The “Smart Case” for iPad 3 was described to be something similar to Incase’s Magazine Jacket because it will now feature a back cover. The iPad 2 Smart Cover only protected the from screen from scratches and scuffs and will now work in tandem with the back cover in a folio style encasement.

{via 9to5 Mac}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-gorilla-glass-2-ipad-3-smart-case/feed/ 10 Apple’s Next Gen iPod nano to have a 1.3MP camera? https://touchreviews.net/apple-next-8th-gen-ipod-nano-1-3-mp-camera/ https://touchreviews.net/apple-next-8th-gen-ipod-nano-1-3-mp-camera/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:50:07 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=19354 Read More]]>

Last year in April according to the rumor mill Apple was planning to release a new iPod Nano with a 1.3 MP camera, however, this rumor failed to come to fruition after Apple released the same 6th generation design in September 2011, updating the software and lowering the pricing on the 8 GB and 16 GB models.

On Wednesday, new reports surfaced that indicate Apple is indeed planning an iPod Nano refresh, with the addition of a 1.3 MP camera attached behind the clip. Rumors of the new iPod Nano revived in November following a May 2010 patent application on speaker designs that appeared to show a hole in the iPod nano’s clip in the same location as the leaked pictures.

Apple.pro now reports [Google translation] that a series of new photos have surfaced, revealing further details on the proposed 8th gen iPod Nano, with images of the casing as well as an almost identical housing and clip-on design. The new iPod Nano appears to be housing a camera outside of the body of the device, as opposed to inside where the battery is located.

The camera module would be placed directly underneath the clip, allowing it to stay within the overall envelope. Apple’s plans to add a camera isn’t surprising, as they removed a video-only camera on the fifth generation iPod Nano in order to accommodate the 1.57” multi touch screen, hard volume buttons, and the new clip, adopted from the iPod Shuffle.

An Apple patent application in 2009 suggested that Apple was looking to add a camera to the current iPod Nano form factor and it is very likely that these photos may be of a prototype that Apple developed in-house to test out the different camera capabilities and limitations.

Whether this model of the iPod Nano will see the daylight is unclear, however, there is no doubt that this product is attempting to make up for the reduction in features from the 5th generation to the 6th. It does seem very Apple like to do something like this, and appears almost identical to the previous model, ruling out any possible fakes.

{via Mac Rumors}

]]> https://touchreviews.net/apple-next-8th-gen-ipod-nano-1-3-mp-camera/feed/ 2 iPhone 5 Parts Haven’t Even Been Ordered By Apple https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-parts-ordered-apple/ https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-parts-ordered-apple/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:06:10 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=15365 Read More]]>

The latest rumors surrounding Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone suggest that the device won’t feature at this year’s WWDC ready for a summer 2011 launch, and a report published today by Japanese blog Macotakara.jp seems to back up these claims. Citing sources from the Chinese supply chain, Macotakara.jp says that Apple hasn’t even begun ordering components for the iPhone 5 yet, and that the company is currently focused on attracting new customers to its CDMA handset instead.

The iPhone 4 launched in February on the Verizon Wireless network in the U.S., and minor changes were made to the device to update components, redesign the antenna, and introduce a dual-band wireless chip. It seems that rather than introducing a brand new iPhone just months later, Apple will instead hold out until October of this year – possibly even later – before launching the next-generation device. It’s expected the iPhone 5 will contribute to Apple’s fiscal 2012, as opposed to its fiscal 2011 year, which ends on September 24th.

Macotakara also had something to say about the iPhones 5’s rumored aluminium back in their report; claiming that although Apple have toyed with the idea of replacing the current glass back, it has not yet made a decision on whether to change it for the fifth-generation device.

Previous reports regarding the device have revealed that Apple may currently be working on three iPhone 5 prototypes, one of which features a physical slide-out keyboard. Another is similar to the iPhone 4’s design but boasts a larger ‘edge-to-edge’ screen, a better battery, and an upgraded camera.

One of the reasons Apple has chosen to delay its launch of the iPhone 5 could be related to the white iPhone 4 the company has been promising since the device’s launch. It’s now expected that the device will come during the spring, however, it’s sure to be largely unsuccessful if a brand new device is announced just several weeks later.

[via AppleInsider] ]]> https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-parts-ordered-apple/feed/ 0 Foxconn Leaks iPhone 4 with 64GB Storage, Sign of Things to Come in iPhone 5? https://touchreviews.net/foxconn-leaks-iphone-4-64gb-storage-sign-iphone-5/ https://touchreviews.net/foxconn-leaks-iphone-4-64gb-storage-sign-iphone-5/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:19:01 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=14787 Read More]]> A recently discovered iPhone 4 prototype, purportedly leaked from Foxconn and available on the Chinese “grey market,” is packed with 64 gigabytes of storage capacity, and could be a sign of things to come in the fifth-generation iPhone. The prototype is marked with “XXGB” on its rear casing, as well as “XXXXX” as its model number, which both point to an Apple prototype.

An M.I.C. Gadget report says:

This suspicious 64GB model has started selling in Sin Tak, the greatest grey market in Hong Kong, and one of the sellers claimed that these are engineered models and available in small quantity. Interestingly, the back on the phone states iPhone XXGB! That reminds us the leaked prototype last year, the one Gizmodo bought it. It also states the Model no. as XXXXX, and the FCC ID as BCG-XXXXXX. On the screen, you can see is indeed a 64GB capacity and the model is 955-6049LL. And the phone is not locked!

M.I.C. Gadget later managed to get their hands on one of these devices, and are confident that it’s a genuine Apple prototype. Although it would seem too late for the company to introduce a 64GB iPhone 4 at this time, there’s a good possibility the iPhone 5 could be available with 64GB of storage when it launches. M.I.C.’s source for the prototype says the device was leaked from Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen, China, and that he’s heard the next iPhone will bring 64GB of storage capacity to all users.

The discovery of this device, and its 64GB storage chip, could also spell changes to Apple’s iPod touch. To offer more storage capacity, the iPod touch has two storage chips inside, as opposed to just one like the iPhone. If Apple is now using a 64GB flash module, it would imply that its iPod touch could soon be available with 128GB of storage, and Cult of Mac suggests that this could mean the end is nigh for the iPod classic.

Personally, I can’t get enough storage on my iDevices, and in a bid to prolong the life of my Apple purchases, I always try to grab as much storage as I can from day one. A 64GB iPhone would certainly be a welcome introduction; with the opportunity to store more apps, more games, more music, and more movies. But will all of this storage be necessary if the rumored cloud-storage service from Apple materializes?

If Apple is soon to introduce a cloud-based storage service allowing users to stream their content to their iOS devices as reported, we can access every single one of our songs, TV shows and movies without taking up a single gigabyte of storage on our iOS device. The downside of that, of course, is if you don’t have data access, you don’t have access to your cloud and your content stored within it.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/foxconn-leaks-iphone-4-64gb-storage-sign-iphone-5/feed/ 9 iPhone 5 With Slide-Out Keyboard One of Three Prototypes Being Tested by Apple https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-slide-out-keyboard-three-prototype-apple/ https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-slide-out-keyboard-three-prototype-apple/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:27:00 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=14304 Read More]]> According to a report today from Taiwanese site Apple.pro, Apple is currently testing three prototypes for its upcoming iPhone 5, one of which features a slide-out physical keyboard similar to that on the HTC 7 Pro. The other prototypes are said to be not too dissimilar to the iPhone 4 – the current generation device – but with an improved battery and an 8-megapixel camera.

Apart from the prototype carrying the slide-out keyboard, the differences between the other two fifth-generation devices and the iPhone 4 seem to be mostly internal, with the same design on the outside. The report notes that the transition from fourth- to fifth-generation iPhone will resemble that between the 3G and the 3GS – although the devices will look identical, the improvements will be all on the inside.

Unfortunately the Engligh isn’t too great because it’s taken from a Google translation of the Taiwanese report, but the report reads:

There are three iPhone5 prototype
one is a sliding cover which
Is the introduction of the keyboard after the side cover

Although the suggestion of a physical keyboard seems to go against Apple’s devotion to multi-touch, MacRumors notes that Apple.pro has a good track record of providing leaked information on upcoming Apple devices, and that suggestions in their reports shouldn’t just be dismissed. The site recently published photos of a small Apple-branded touch screen that was introduced a few months later in the latest iPod nano.

Similarities in physical design between the current iPhone 4 and the fifth-generation device are to be expected when the device is announced this summer. The release of the Verizon iPhone 4 earlier this month – just months before the announcement of the iPhone 5 – suggests that Apple will stick with the form factor of the current device. Unsurprisingly there will be a large number of Verizon customers who are unhappy with their new device if it’s replaced by a significantly different model so soon after their purchase.

With regards to a physical keyboard, I’m not so sure. If Apple is looking to increase its iPhone user base even more then a physical keyboard could certainly persuade the likes of BlackBerry users, who are used to their hard keys, to make the move to the iPhone. However, Apple is very enthusiastic about multi-touch, and the introduction of a slide-out keyboard would go against its previous commitment to touch screens.

Apple.pro does emphasize in its report that these are just prototypes, and that the model which features a slide-out keyboard could simply be a device but together to test functionality and different form factors.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/iphone-5-slide-out-keyboard-three-prototype-apple/feed/ 3 iPod touch 4 LCD Display and Front Panel Assembly Video https://touchreviews.net/ipod-touch-4-lcd-display-video/ https://touchreviews.net/ipod-touch-4-lcd-display-video/#comments Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:11:05 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=9169 Read More]]> iPod touch 4g

We recently reported that Apple sent out invitations for its Annual music event to the media today and it has been confirmed to be held on September 1.

There have been many rumors which suggest that the new iPod touch with feature a front-facing camera to enable FaceTime video calls. We’ve also reported that iOS 4 SDK had evidences which suggest that next gen iPod touch could feature LED flash and now videos and images of iPod touch 4 LCD display have started appearing on the web.

SmartPhoneMedic recently published a video on YouTube which compares the LCD display and front panel assembly of the unannounced iPod touch 4 with iPhone 4 and iPod touch 3rd gen. The new iPod touch 4 appears to be larger than the previous version and also has a hole on the front panel which indicates that it will certainly feature a front-facing camera.

It is interesting to note that the leaked images and videos (in April and May) of the prototype iPod touch model with “DVT-1”  and “DVT-2” labels had no reference of a front-facing camera and only mentioned a 2MP rear-facing camera.

This week will be interesting as we anticipate Apple’s “Special Event” and look forward to the live keynote by Steve Jobs.

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]]> https://touchreviews.net/ipod-touch-4-lcd-display-video/feed/ 2 New iPod Shuffle or Apple iWatch? (Rumor) https://touchreviews.net/ipod-shuffle-apple-iwatch-rumor/ https://touchreviews.net/ipod-shuffle-apple-iwatch-rumor/#comments Sat, 10 Jul 2010 16:32:04 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=7759 Read More]]> iWatch Apple

A 3cm by 3cm display marked as an Apple component is causing some excitement on the internet.

The web site tw.apple.pro, perviously responsible for accurate discoveries of components for the iPhone 4, claims to have received this component from a reliable source. And the Apple branding on the part suggests that at least it is an Apple prototype part.

Guesses so far for what this component could be for range from an iRemote with a touch display for the rumored new AppleTV, an iWatch, or a revised iPod Shuffle “Touch” with a display.

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9TO5Mac have a great little concept sketch from one of their readers.

What do you think a 3cm x 3cm LCD panel could be for? Let us know your best guess in the comments.

iWatch

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]]> https://touchreviews.net/ipod-shuffle-apple-iwatch-rumor/feed/ 8 New iPhone 4G / HD Video Calls Evidence Revealed https://touchreviews.net/iphone-4g-hd-video-calls-evidence-revealed/ https://touchreviews.net/iphone-4g-hd-video-calls-evidence-revealed/#comments Sat, 22 May 2010 22:57:03 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=6769 Read More]]> iPhone 4G video calls

Apple’s new iPhone 4G / HD is rumored to include an improved rear-facing camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera for video calls. The teardown of  fourth gen prototype by Vietnamese website Tinhte confirmed that iPhone 4G will run on Apple’s custom designed A4 processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz (similar to iPads processor).

The new iPhone 4G will undoubtedly be must faster and battery efficient and the evidence of front-facing camera is enough to convince us about video call capability in the next iPhone.

Boy Genius Report today published new leaked images of an iPhone field testing unit which shows “Video Calls Debugging” options in the setting menu. They claim that one of their “Apple guys” sent them these shots of the “field test firmware of the new iPhone HD”

We hope this is true and video conferencing is finally demoed by Steve Jobs during WWDC 2010!

iPhone 4G video calls iPhone_4g_video_conferencing [BGR] ]]> https://touchreviews.net/iphone-4g-hd-video-calls-evidence-revealed/feed/ 1 White iPhone 4G / HD Looking Good https://touchreviews.net/white-iphone-4g-hd/ https://touchreviews.net/white-iphone-4g-hd/#comments Fri, 21 May 2010 21:42:30 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=6743 Read More]]> White iPhone HD

Earlier this week we reported on rumors about Apple introducing new iPhone 4G / HD in white and black color options. A Taiwanese website had managed to get hold of spare parts of the iPhone 4G prototype and published images of the white color front panel of the new iPhone.

There have many reports which state that the fourth gen iPhone leak by Gizmodo has proved to be a major loss for Apple in terms of iPhone 3GS sales however, it is worth noting that almost every year around WWDC speculation about Apple’s new products and services reach a new high. So, the actual impact of fourth gen iPhone leak would probably have little or no impact on actual sales. Any person who follows or has studied Apple’s yearly product timelines would wait for the Worldwide Developers Conference official announcements. When David Pogue questioned Phil Schiller about Apple’s withdrawal from Macworld Expo in 2009 he noted:

He noted that Apple marches to certain annual product cycles: the holiday season (Novemberish), the educational buying season (late summer), the iPod product cycle (October), the iLife development cycle (usually March), the iPhone cycle (June).

We have seen many fancy concept pictures of Apple products in the past but this time the details about iPhone 4G are clearly perceptible. Italian website iSpazio recently published their concept pictures of the white color iPhone 4G (or HD) and it certainly looks stunning.

Do you like the white color iPhone HD or would you like to see more color options? Let us know in the comments section.

White iPhone HD (Concept Pictures)

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