Tii - iTem 0242 - Tim Cooks Letter

 

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Apple - Press Info - iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean user base grew 1,500% in two months | Android Community

Early adopters experiencing issues with Apple’s iPhone 5

iPhone 5 defective camera thread (purple flare) - AnandTech Forums

The Weirdest Thing People Hate About the iPhone 5

Verizon: Our iPhone 5 SIM Slot Will Never Be Carrier Locked

Apple - iPhone 5 - View all the technical specifications.

Verizon Leaving iPhone 5 SIM Slots Unlocked as Required by FCC 

iPhone 5 clears first regulatory obstacle in China | ZDNet

iPhone 5 Teardown - iFixit

Apple CEO Tim Cook's letter: "We fell short"

Apple - A letter from Tim Cook on Maps

Apple-Google Maps Talks Crashed Over Voice-Guided Directions

3 Reason Not To Downgrade iOS 6 To 5.1.x

iPhone 5/iOS 6 can stop advertisers tracking you

Thousands brawl at Foxconn factory in China

Chinese electronics factory closed after 2,000 riot 

Foxconn factory reopens after brawl 

AnandTech - The iPhone 5 Performance Preview

iPhone 5 Zips Past Galaxy S III in Speed Test

iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3, Which Is Faster?

iPhone 5 S III Display Shoot-Out

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Drop Test

SquareTrade's iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Face

How to transfer your most important data from Android to iPhone

 

 

 

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iPad Mini Event - Wed October 17th.  Invites will be going out Tuesday Morning October 9th.

 

However looks like Friday November 16th is when it will go on sale and ship out to customers. 

 

All exclusive to Today in iOS. 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT
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Apple had a press release today titled "iPhone 5 Weekend Sales Top Five Million".  But that was not the big news from this weekend or even from that press release.  And no it had nothing to do with Maps or Youtube apps or where you find your podcasts.  Nope the big news from this past weekend and week was the number of devices now running iOS 6 - 100 Million!!!!

 

Don't get me wrong 5 Million iPhones sold in the first 3 days was very impressive - the only launch close was last years iPhone 4S launch.  But that 4 Million sold in the first weekend logistically was not nearly as impressive as this years 5 Million.  And Apple said they could have sold more if they had more iPhone 5's to sell.  Why I think logistically it is more impressive this year.  Last year the iPhone 4S had the luxury of using some of the same components as the iPhone 4.  This year the metal case is brand new, as is the screen both in size and technology.  There is even a new dock connector (don't get me started on that). This time around Apple's supply chain did not have the advantage of a previous generations device to borrow capacity from.  This time it was from zero to 5 million units and components for said units at launch.  That is pretty impressive.  Congrats to Apple and its suppliers for pulling that off - even if it was still not up to demand.

 

But again to me the biggest news was not about the aforementioned 5 Million iPhone 5's - nope - it was about the 100 Million iOS devices that are now running iOS 6 after just 5 days.  To compare that to last year - when iOS 5 launched last year Apple announced only 25 Million devices had upgraded.  A 4X increase year over year is really impressive and great news to devcelopers of iOS Apps.

 

If you want to see how big a deal this is vs say Android.  Jelly bean - aka Android 4.1 launched in early July.  Through early September - over 2 months after the launch of Jelly Bean - Android had 1.47% adoption. (And Android fan boys thought that was good news - Yikes!!).  Working out the numbers 1.46% of about 450 Mil Android devices is about 6.6 Million Android devices in 60 days that have been able to be updated to the latest version of their OS vs over 100 Million iOS devices in just 5 days now running the lastest version of iOS.  This is again why it is so important if you are a developer to develop first for iOS.  You can be assured that when you are developing for the latest version - there is actually an audience for your app. 

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT
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Tii - iTem 0241 - iOS 6.0

 

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Apple - Press Info - Apple Introduces iPhone 5

Small Carriers Nab the iPhone 5

AnandTech - iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed

AnandTech - The iPhone 5's A6 SoC

iPhone 5 Benchmarks Appear in Geekbench

AnandTech - iPhone 5/A6 SunSpider Performance

iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon

iPhone 5 won't support simultaneous voice and data on Sprint

Apple's iPhone 5 puts Europe in 4G slow lane

AT&T: iPhone 4S users won't get discounted pricing for the iPhone 5

iPhone 5 Unlocked U.S. Pricing

Apple iPhone shipment dates slip on first day of presales

Apple says it's 'blown away' by iPhone 5 preorders

Apple: iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2M in 24 hours

iPhone 5: Review Roundup

Video: Fox News Thinks The iPhone 5 Has Laser Keyboard

RJCooper

Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters are on the way

Third-party Lightning to 30-pin adapters

AT&T - eligibility requirements for unlocking iPhone

Waiting for Apple's China Play

China Unicom to have iPhone 5 by end of 2012

iControlPad 2 — Kickstarter

iExpander — Kickstarter

MARTIAN – Voice Command Watches

Apple's iPod touch pricing doesn't leave space for the iPad mini

This is How Apple Planned Its Global LTE Reach

That didn't take long: iOS 6 already jailbroken

Google Maps War With Apple Is Over - Google Won

The Amazing iOS 6 Maps

This Carrier Wants the iPhone Tomorrow

T-Mobile Awaits iPhone 5 Nano SIM Card Addition

Google acquires Apple’s favorite iPad app

Jimmy Kimmel Trick

Apple Fans Turn Samsung's iPhone 5 Attack Ad on Its Head

Chinese Blog Leaks iPad Mini Photos.

Does Podcasts App Suck Cellular Data

 

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This page will be a round up of Rumors about the iPhone 2013 - the 7th generation of the iPhone. 

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Rumor - Apple to trial production of iPhone 5S soon.  

Rumor Monger - Digitimes

Date - November 12th 2012

Jist of Rumor - The "iPhone 5S" (7th gen iPhone) is expected to start volume production in Q1 2013.  There might even be some initiai production in December 2012. 

Beliveability of Rumor - None - it is from Digitimes.  

Those Re-reporting as possible: 

MacRumors

ComputerWorld

The Washington Post

Slashgear

Detrioit Free Press

eWeek

Cnet

9to5Mac

PCMag

Mashable

Appadvice

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 6:00am EDT
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Last year when the iPhone 4S was first announced the Talking heads bemoaned how small an update the 4S was.  Which to me seemed way off the mark.  So I went and compared the new features to the iPhone 4 vs new features for the 4S.  You can see that comparison here.  But in a nutshell what I found was the iPhone 4S was just as big an upgrade from the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4 was from the iPhone 3GS.  And essentially just because it was called iPhone 4S and not iPhone 5 - many thought it was an incremental update at best.  They were wrong.  

 

Fast forward 11 months and how does the iPhone 5 upgrade from the iPhone 4S measure up.  After all Apple said it was the biggest upgrade ever.  Well per the below chart you can see all the new key features for the iPhone 5, 4S and 4.  

 

Larger version here

 

At initial glance it seems to be a major upgrade - at "initial glance" that is.  But when you really look closely what I think you will see is that the iPhone 5 is really a smaller update than what we had with the iPhone 4S.  Blasphemy you say - well let me take this one step further.

 

Lets assign a score to each new feature.  And lets rate them as a +1 or +2 or +3 depending on if they are a minor, mid or major upgrade to the UI for the end user.  So for example with the iPhone 4 - the Retina display would be a +3, the 720p Video recording would be a +2 and the 4 element lens would be a +1.  By going through all the new updates for that version of the iPhone vs the previous - you get the results in the chart below. 

 


Larger version here

 

The iPhone 4's new features vs the 3GS give a score of +30.  The iPhone 4S's new features vs the iPhone give a score of +29.  This is very much in line with what we said a year ago - that the iPhone 4S was just as big an upgrade vs the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4 was vs the iPhone 3GS.  

 

But when we look at the iPhone 5 - well it scores just a +25.  And that is giving a 0 score for the new 9 pin dock connector.  If you are someone coming from another iOS device - this likely would be looked at as a -2 or -3.  And then there is the movement of the headphone jack from the top of the device to the bottom.  Again this is not scorred - but if it was - it would be a -2 or -3 as well.  Wait until try to plug your headphones in and put it in a dock on your desk.  Yeah - that is going to suck.  So if you add in the minuses - what you are looking at is a score of +20 for the iPhone 5 vs +29 for the iPhone 4S and a +30 for the iPhone 4.  

 

If you are someone with an iPhone 4S - I just don't see how you can be as excited about upgrading to the iPhone 5 - as you were when upgrading from the iPhone 4.  Now that all said - if you are coming from the iPhone 4 or earlier or from an Android device - the difference will be that between Heaven and Hades - to pull a quote from a Samsung Executive.  

 

Calling it the iPhone 5 will cause many bloggers to report it as a bigger upgrade than it was - just like they belittled the iPhone 4S last year becasue it was called the iPhone 4S.   Isn't it amazing how much power there is in a name.  

 

 

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT
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Tii - iTem 0240 - iPhone 5 its official

 

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Software Company: iPhone And iPad IDs Were Swiped From Us

AT&T Customer Device Unlock form

AT&T Reportedly Unlocking On-Contract iPhones

Court rules iPad tracking is not trespassing

How Apple Sabotaged Copycat Google And Made Them “Late” To Tablets

Everpurse — Kickstarter

iKid - Kickstarter

YouTube launches new iPhone app ahead of iOS 6 release 

Apple’s new iPods: Various new iPod touches, new iPod nano, tweaked iPod shuffle

Will the new iPhone be China Mobile compatible? 

Sprint preps 100 more cities for LTE rollout

4G Reality Check: Here’s Where a 4G LTE iPhone Would Actually Matter

New Apple iPhone to Support LTE Around the World

iPhone 5 - View all the technical specifications.

iPhone 5 - Compare specifications between iPhone models.

 

 

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iPhone 2012 - Rumor Bingo Card

Per Tradition here is the iPhone 2012 Rumor Bingo Card.

I do not expect to see all or even most of these - these are just a collection of the most spread rumors about the iPhone 2012.  

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT
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Tii - iTem 0239 - Why is there a 5 on that invite

 

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Ready for iPhone 2012? Apple announces event next week - CNN.com

Next-Generation iPhone Box Art Surfaces, Hints The New iPhone, Not iPhone 5

'iPhone 2012,' 'iPad mini' among 8 new Apple products coming before end of 2012

Apple warns Genius Bars of low iPhone 3GS stock

First Video of an iPhone 2012 Booting Up

Report claims next-gen iPhone to come with redesigned headphones

The new Apple iPhone 2012 may face a ban on event launch day

Chomp-powered App Store update may be coming with iOS 6

TOUCH TIME — Kickstarter

iKid — Kickstarter

FBI laptop containing Apple users' info hacked by AntiSec? 

AntiSec Leaks 1 Million Apple Device IDs 

Check If Your Apple Device Has Been Compromised by the AntiSec

Instamail Photo for iOS offers unlimited photo attachments | TUAW

Nokia's new PureView ad is amazing, too bad it's faked

World’s first Voice over LTE launches in Korea

Jury foreman in Apple v. Samsung

Even Amazon Gets The Samsung Galaxy S II And The iPhone Confused

Hall of Infamy: Sites that charge for reviews | AppyNation

 

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Tii - iTem 0238 - Confirmed Quote Unquote

 

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iPhone trade-in roundup

Another Sign Of A New iPhone? 

iPhone 2012 : De nouvelles photos

iPhone 2012 Rumor Breakdown

More new iPhone parts

Rumor: NFC chip spotted in photos

Apple's next iPhone not expected to feature NFC

Apple Will Debut iPad Mini at October Event

iPad Mini Name Confirmed

iPad mini

DailyTech - Verizon, AT&T to Launch Voice over LTE 

Apple's iPad Will Finally See Competition this fall

Apple's Top Hardware Engineer Decides Not to Retire

CruxSKUNK - Kickstarter

Foundation Dock - Kickstarter

SmartThings - Kickstarter

Review: Lantronix xPrintServer Home Edition

Leaked Cases Reveal The iPod Touch Might Be Getting A Serious Upgrade This Year

Apple, Qualcomm Bids Spurned for Exclusive

T-Mobile Training Employees For “Selling Against The iPhone”

Your Smartphone's So Smart It Takes 14 Gadgets to Match It

 

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