iPhone 5 News & Updates


7 Apr 2011
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Will Samsung Get Its Hands on an iPad 3? An iPhone 5?

Continuing the tit-for-tat war in the courtroom between Apple and Samsung, the latter has filed a motion to get its hands on Apple's iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as part of the discovery process in an ongoing patent dispute. The problem? The iPhone 5 and iPad 3 don't exist yet.
Or, at least, they don't exist in the sense that Apple has announced absolutely nothing about either device. Samsung still wants its hands on samples of the products, however, in hopes that giving them the once-over will allow Samsung to "prepare its defense against any preliminary injunction motion brought against Samsung by Apple for trademark or trade dress infringement."

The idea wasn't necessarily Samsung's to begin with: Apple last week asked a California district court to order Samsung to turn over a variety of its devices, including the to-be-released Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The court agreed, but imposed the condition that only Apple's external lawyers would be allowed access to any of Samsung's pre-production products.

The entire point of the exercise was to allow Apple to determine whether additional Samsung products should be added to a lawsuit the company filed April 15, in which the company alleged that that Samsung "chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products." That includes everything from the features of Apple's iPad and iPhone all the way down the devices boxes and packaging.

Apple has not yet filed for a preliminary injunction to bar Samsung from selling the corresponding devices–including its Galaxy S phones and tablets, Epic 4G, and Nexus S–nor does it plan to do so anytime soon.

Nevertheless, "the design and appearance of Samsung's forthcoming products and packaging are directly relevant to Apple's trademark, trade dress, and design claims. Because these claims are subject to consumer confusion and 'ordinary observer' standards, the products themselves and the packaging in which they are sold are likely to be central to any motion for preliminary injunction," said federal judge Lucy Koh in her mid-May ruling.

So what's the likelihood that Samsung's lawyers will be able to see Apple's to-be-announced (if they exist) devices? Samsung's lawyers call the issue one of "fundamental fairness" in their request–more a good faith gesture by the court than a legally enforceable principle per se. Or to borrow another phrase, "I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours."

However, Apple's maintained that any preliminary injunction–were one to come–would be based on Apple products that are currently available for purchase. As well, Samsung doesn't actually have any knowledge that Apple's planning to release either the iPhone 5 or iPad 3. Apple, on the other hand, knew Samsung's product lineup based on the company's press releases, photographs, and other released material surrounding the devices.
Apple starts ordering iPhone 5 and iPad 3 parts


If you believe all the rumors that have been appearing over the past few months then we can expect several phones and an iPad 3 in September out of Cupertino. On the other hand, there might not even be another Apple hardware release this year.

With Apple refusing to say anything before it is ready to launch, our best bet for realistic information is the companies that supply Apple with the components used in its gadgets. Apparently a number of them are confirming off the record that Apple has started ordering materials for both the iPhone 5 and iPad 3.

When we say materials, we mean the final shipping parts required for the devices. That means the design of a device has been finalized and Apple wants the gadgets assembled.

Apple uses several manufacturing companies for the construction of each device. They include Foxconn, Simplo Technologies, Dynapack, TPK Holding, Wintek, Catcher, and Largan Precision. All are thought to have been given supply orders beginning in August and increasing numbers of parts will be required through the rest of the year.

Based on these orders it is expected that Apple is only shipping one iPhone 5 model, backing up the claims it will be world phone. But more surprisingly the iPad 3 materials shipments ramp up at the same time as the iPhone 5 suggesting we are going to see it release this year.

Foxconn is Apple’s main partner for constructing iDevices, so parts coming from the other companies will likely ship there so as to allow assembly. With shipments starting in August, it is expected that Apple will have enough stock of new phones and tablets ready to start selling them at some point in October.
Apple loses iPhone 5 prototype in a San Francisco bar?

It seems like it's deja vu all over again! Apple has lost another prototype iPhone. Cnet reports that an Apple employee misplaced the prototype iPhone, perhaps the much-awaited iPhone 5, at a bar in San Francisco in late July. The report further reveals that the phone was misplaced at the bar Cava 22, which is a tequila bar in Mission District. The ambiguity over the identity of the phone prevails as Cnet neither confirms nor furnishes images to vindicate the report.
Cnet's Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh published an exclusive story on the incident. Here's an excerpt from Cnet's report on the incident:
“Last year, an iPhone 4 prototype was bought by a gadget blog that paid $5,000 in cash. This year's lost phone seems to have taken a more mundane path: it was taken from a Mexican restaurant and bar and may have been sold on Craigslist for $200. Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS operating system it was running, and what it looks like.”
According to the Cnet report, Apple sought police help in tracing the misplac ed phone and even named “Cava 22” bar as the location for it. However, police have not yet found the device. It's notable that Apple have not file a formal police report. Moreover, Apple has declined to officially confirm the incident.
“A day or two after the phone was lost at San Francisco's Cava 22, which describes itself as a "tequila lounge" that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche, Apple representatives contacted San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate to secure its safe return, the source said.”
The entire incident sounds like a complete rehash of things that took place last year, when an iPhone 4 prototype was misplaced in a bar. Gizmodo had published numerous photos and videos of the prototype after purchasing it for $5,000.
If this story is true it would certainly be a serious jolt to Apple's reputation as it is said to be based on “confidential” nature. With all sorts of speculations swirling around the iPhone 5, it's very surprising that no credible images have hit Internet yet!

Source : Digit
Apple iPhone 5 Releasing today

Apple’s iPhone 5 buzz hits high before event
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Iphone 5 Specification

now the Iphone 5 is going to introduce, and the specification of the iphone is bellow

* 8 megapixel camera
* Home button removed
* 4 to 5 inches bigger screen
* 40% better resolution
* 60% better design
* To be available in black and white colors
* Although it’s very unlikely, but there can be a physical keyboard.
* 64 GB internal storage
* 3D display
* Improved battery time
* Dual SIM
* 512 RAM
* iCloud integrated, so is likely to be low cost if there’s no internal storage.
* Enhanced voice controls
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