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The Verge has confirmed that the Verizon version of the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data. The AT&T iPhone has supported simultaneous talk and data since the iPhone 3G was released because of the GSM network it uses. Verizon gave this statement to MacRumors : iPhone 5 was designed to allow simultaneous voice calling on the Verizon Wireless network while browsing the Internet over WiFi. This is no different from the current iPhone 4S
Late last month, a photo surfaced showing what was claimed to be the iPhone 5 logic board with an A6 chip prominently displayed. There were some questions about the validity of the photo, but now a new pair of photos posted by HDblog.it [ Google translation ] show in greater detail not only the A6 chip but also other chips included on the logic board.
9to5Mac shares some new details about Apple’s updates planned for today, outlining some of the marketing terms the company appears to be using for aspects of its new devices. Among the details: First, Apple is said to have been referring to its new dock connector as “Lightning” internally, and that branding is now said to be the public name for the feature as well. The term is suggestive of speed, and it seems possible that the cables may allow for faster data transfer than existing hardware. Apple is also said to be introducing several variations of the adapter for using new devices with cables and accessories bearing the old dock connector standard, including a direct clip-on adapter and one with a short cable. The second item relates to new headphones that appeared earlier this month in a leaked video, and today’s report indicates that they will carry an “Earpod” name.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a last-minute research report outlining his expectations for the updated iPod touch said to be being introduced today alongside the iPhone 5. Calling the 2012 version of the iPod touch the “biggest upgrade ever” for the device, Kuo outlines a number of features he expects the new model to offer. – New colors : Beyond the traditional black model and the white model added last year, Kuo expects new colors for the iPod touch in order to attract younger customers. Speculation based on part numbers has already suggested that new colors could be in the mix.
Fast Company reports on ongoing internal strife at Apple over the company’s use of software skeuomorphism, the inclusion of certain ornamental elements in a product that are carried over from previous tools addressing the same task for which the elements were required for functionality. Daring Fireball ‘s John Gruber has linked to the article, noting that he has heard similar word of an “internal political divide” over the issue. One of the most frequently-cited examples of questionable skeuomorphism in Apple’s software is the company’s set of calendar apps, which have recently used a stitched leather design reminiscent of physical desktop calendars, complete with the remnants of torn-off pages visible near the binding. Game Center, which is presented as a gaming table complete with wood grain and green felt, is another oft-cited example.
In addition to his disclosure that the updated iPhone and iPod touch are likely to support a panorama photo mode, developer Will Strafach has also posted several Tweets sharing hardware details on the updated iPod touch. According to Strafach , the updated iPod touch will carry a taller 1136×640 display, the same dimensions said to be coming to the iPhone 5 and in line with leaked photos from May said to show the iPod touch’s taller front panel. Strafach also says that the new iPod touch carries an internal code name of N78AP.
iOS developer Will Strafach posted a Tweet a few minutes ago stating that the iPhone 5 and the updated iPod touch reportedly due for introduction at tomorrow’s media event will support a new panorama photo mode that will enable users to capture multiple photos that can be automatically stitched together into a single panoramic image. [iPod touch] also has that Panoramic photo feature enabled as far as I know. I think the new iPhone does as well. Strafach has since deleted his Tweet, but says that he deleted it because the information was already known, not because it was inaccurate.
Instapaper developer Marco Arment has spotted two new iPad device codes in his logs that he believes represents the long rumored “iPad mini”. The new identifiers found were “iPad2,5″ and “iPad2,6″. As Arment notes, the iPad2,1 through iPad 2,3 designations are known to represent the iPad 2′s WiFi, GSM and CDMA models. The iPad2,4 represents a die-shrunk/cheaper version of the iPad 2 that was released alongside the 3rd generation iPad. Finally, the 3rd Generation iPad carries a designation of iPad3,x.
Reuters reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have been participating in active discussions to address patent issues relating to the two companies, “keeping the lines of communication open” as patent battles between Apple on one side and Google and its Android hardware partners on the other side continue to rage. Google Inc CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes conversations about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent disputes between the companies, according to people familiar with the matter. The two chief executives had a phone conversation last week, the sources said. Discussions involving lower-level officials of the two companies are also ongoing. The two executives and their associates have reportedly been discussing some sort of settlement truce addressing some of the more minor issues that have been included in the disputes between the two companies
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.