Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC
Apple As expected, Apple announced its new iPhone tonight, dubbed the iPhone 5. The rumours and leaks nailed it, with the most prominent feature being the move from 3.5" to 4" (1136x640). Due to the way iOS handles resolutions, applications need to be adapted for this new display, and if they are not, they will be letterboxed (black bars). It has a faster processor, better camera, LTE, and several other improvements, while the. As always, Apple does it right: shipping 21 September in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore - the rest of the world will follow later.
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Not really big news
by CavemanGR on Wed 12th Sep 2012 21:06 UTC
CavemanGR
Member since:
2011-08-11

No wireless charging?
No unbreakable glass?
No standard connector?
No coffee machine?
Where have been all the kill-em-all features we were promised by the apple zealots???

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RE: Not really big news
by darknexus on Thu 13th Sep 2012 01:38 in reply to "Not really big news"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No wireless charging?


Speaking for myself, I can't imagine why I would want wireless charging (which, btw, isn't exactly wireless as that charging dock has to hook up to some electric current via wires after all). I'm on an important business call and my phone battery goes low. At the moment I just plug my charging cord in and keep on moving. If phones have only wireless charging in the future, I'd be pretty screwed in that situation wouldn't I? Just because it's new doesn't mean it's better.

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RE[2]: Not really big news
by MOS6510 on Thu 13th Sep 2012 04:27 in reply to "RE: Not really big news"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You could put it on speaker phone or use a (Bluetooth) headset.

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RE[2]: Not really big news
by Neolander on Thu 13th Sep 2012 07:24 in reply to "RE: Not really big news"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Don't you want induction charging that would work in a ten foot omnidirectional range ? Gotta love the smell of roasted pacemekers in the morning ;)

P.S : Is it me or are the earphones that no one talks about potentially the most exciting part of this announcement, if they truly have received the attention that Apple claims they have ? I mean, truly good earphones bundled with a tech product -- that would be some news.

Edited 2012-09-13 07:30 UTC

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