Really cool article from iphone5latest.com. The past few weeks have been full of iPhone 5 rumors, with reported NFC capabilityand a ridiculously fast A6 processor among some of the mentioned features for the new iPhone. We’ve even heard that the iPhone 5 will be coming out in June to coincide with Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). But what we haven’t heard much about lately is the actual look of the iPhone 5. That is, until this week. You see, even though the WWDC is still four months away, iPhone 5 Latest has received images that may very well show the iPhone 5. It appears that the iPhone images have leaked.
First Look at the iPhone 5?
This week we received an email from an Faiz Aly of A.One, a team that focuses on researching and finding leaks, as well as other information, concerning upcoming Apple products. Faiz Aly and A.One were kind enough to provide us with two images that they believe were leaked from Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote presentation.
Of course, we cannot say for sure that this is what the iPhone 5 will look like as many iPhone images have leaked in the past that ultimately didn’t pan out. However, our source has gotten it right before and already has information on the upcoming iPad 3, which will likely be released in March. So we’re inclined to believe that the iPhone 5 images have leaked and that the iPhone 5 might just look like the iPhone seen in these images:
Let’s start with the obvious: based on these pictures, it appears that the iPhone 5 will, in fact, come with 4G. This has been rumored for many months and was even previously reported on iPhone 5 Latest. What’s not obvious, however, is whether this will be plain 4G or 4G LTE–and, yes, there is a difference between the two. The difference between the two is simple: 4G LTE is considerably faster than 4G (we’re talking 12mbps download rate versus 5-6mbps download rate).
Perhaps even more noticeable than the beautiful 4G icon in the iPhone 5?s taskbar is the size of the device. In looking at the first picture, the bigger size isn’t that noticeable; however, when you see picture 2, it’s obvious that the iPhone 5 is bigger than the previous iPhone models. How much bigger? We don’t know yet, but judging by the pictures, we’re betting that the iPhone 5 is probably sporting at least a 3.7 to 4.3? display.
Beyond these two big differences, we can also see that the receiver on the iPhone 5 is slightly bigger than it was on other iPhones. This is likely due to the bigger overall size of the device. It also appears that the front-facing camera is slightly bigger. Could this mean a better front-camera for the iPhone 5? We don’t know yet, but it is possible.
Judging by these pictures, the iPhone 5 will have a slightly curvier design than the flat, rectangular shaped iPhone 4 and 4S. However, overall, it seems like the button design of the device is similar to the 4 and 4S. The home button, front camera, receiver, volume, lock, and silencer buttons all appear to be in the same place as previous models.
It also looks like the iPhone 5 will be running the same iOS5 software as the 4S. We don’t have images of the back of the iPhone 5 yet, but we’re guessing the camera will also be in the same position as previous models and will possibly be either the same 8MP camera as found in the 4S or perhaps a 10MP or higher one.
iPhone 5 Latest is constantly receiving more information from our source, Faiz Aly of A.One, and will be reporting more information on the iPhone 5?s specs in Sunday (2/12)’s article, so be sure to check back here often for more information on the iPhone 5 leak.
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
The iPhone 5 may be months away from its release, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about what apps you may want to download for the device. While we’ve pointed out the ways that Apple can improve the iPhone 5‘s camera and photo editing capabilities, there’s no way Apple will be able to implement every possible photography feature that iPhone 5 owners want. Luckily, the iPhone App Store is home to over 500,000 apps, many of which are photo taking and editing apps. We’ll cover five iPhone 5 photography apps worth downloading.
When selecting the apps on this list, we looked at three things: price, reviews, and features/design. Although there are thousands of iPhone photography apps, we feel that these are some of the best ones you can download for your iPhone 5.
If you take the iPhone’s stock camera application and add the ability to tweak a lot of the camera’s settings, you end up with an app like Camera+. Camera+ currently is one of the most downloaded photography apps in the iPhone app store, and it’s for good reason: the Camera+ is capable of taking some very impressive pictures on the iPhone 4S, and it’s sure to do the same on the iPhone 5. Camera+ users have the ability to zoom in up to 6x and post images to Twitter/Facebook from within the app.
For years now, Adobe’s Photoshop program has been known as one of the best photo editing tools available. While the iPhone version of Adobe Photoshop can’t hold a candle to the computer version, it is still pretty good. Photoshop Express is a must-have photography app for your iPhone 5 because it is so easy to use. Effects can be added to pictures and pictures can be cropped by tapping just a couple buttons. What’s perhaps even better is the cost of Photoshop Express: free.
The iPhone 5 camera will be able to do many things, but one thing it probably won’t be able to do out of the box is take panoramic photos. For those who don’t know, panoramic photos are comprised of 3 different photos that are stitched together to provide a large photo of a big area that cannot be captured by a single camera shot. AutoStitch allows users to take panoramic photos with their iPhone 5, 4S, 4, and 3GS. The photos are effortlessly and quickly stitched together. In our experience, AutoStitch does a great job of creating nice panoramic images. If you’re planning on taking a lot of photos with your iPhone 5, this is definitely an app that you should have.
Remember how we mentioned that Adobe’s Photoshop Express iPhone app can’t hold a candle to the computer version of Photoshop Express? Well, there is one iPhone 5 app that can give Photoshop a run for its money: Snapseed. Snapseed is a robust iPhone app that enables both amateur and professional iPhone photographers to tweak photos to their heart’s desire. Images can be cropped, straightened, sharpened, structured, and even tilted or shifted. Snapseed comes with a bunch of photo filters and other adjustment features, too. Simply put: Snapseed can help you make even your worst iPhone 5 photo look good.
We can’t have an iPhone 5 photography apps list without mentioning the most popular photo app, Instagram. Instagram first took the world by storm in 2010 and has since been downloaded over 15 million times from the App Store. Instagram is popular for one reason: it’s extremely simple to use and to share photos. Instagram works by applying specific filters to photos to give the photos a unique, elegant look. While Instagram certainly isn’t as good at photo editing as the other apps we mentioned, it’s still a photography app worth having on deck on your iPhone 5.
FEBRUARY 19, 2012
Although it’s been less than six months since Apple’s iOS5 debuted on the iPhone 4S, many are speculating that iOS6 is just around the corner–and may in fact debut on the new iPhone 5. We don’t know yet if the iPhone 5 will be coming with iOS6 pre-installed or if it will be an updated version of iOS 5 (perhaps 5.1?), but one thing is for certain: we want to see even more improvements and new features in the iPhone 5 iOS. Continuing on our focus this week of going in depth with all things related to the iPhone 5, we’ve compiled a list of things we’d like to see in the iPhone 5?s operating system.
For years, many iPhone owners complained about the lack of widgets. Widgets, of course, are small applications found on the dashboard of the device. Android devices allow widgets to be placed on the main screen of the website. With iOS5, Apple allowed iPhone users to have widgets displayed on the notifications drag-down menu. Unfortunately, Apple currently only allows the weather and stock widgets to be displayed. We’d like to see Apple expand this functionality by allowing 3rd party widgets into the app store for the iPhone 5. It would be kinda cool to have a Twitter widget that displays recent tweets on the iPhone 5, after all.
We love the iPhone’s keyboard. It seems to be ideal for typing with small and medium sized hands, and it’s quite accurate. That having been said, it would be nice to have other options for the keyboard. As with widgets, Android allows users to install alternate keyboards such as Swype (which involves drawing or tracing words) and others that may better fit the user’s needs. It’s a bit of a long shot to expect the iPhone 5 (or really, any iPhone for the next few years) to support the installation of different iOS keyboards, but it would be nice.
Look at the bottom of your iPhone screen and you’ll see four shortcut icons for quick launching of your most used applications. While you can change the icons to whatever you want, you cannot have any more than four. For iPhone users who have more than four commonly used applications, this is a problem. Those who have jailbroken their iPhone know that, through jailbreaking, it’s possible to have more than four quick launch shortcuts. If Apple were to implement this with the iPhone 5, there would be a lot more happy iPhone 5 owners, we think.
Imagine this: your iPhone is charging and you’re at your computer. You’d like to send messages through your iPhone from your computer. Currently, you can’t do this. However, if Apple listens to what many people have been wanting for years, this could be a reality on the iPhone 5. We’d like to see, at a minimum, the option to read and send text messages through the iPhone 5 from the computer, but it would be even cooler if the iPhone 5 let us actually see the full iPhone screen on our computer (essentially, it would be like remote desktop, except it would be remote iPhone).