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As noted by CNET , Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo made a comment during ...
Verizon Executive Potentially Hints at iPhone Launch in Fourth Quarter 2012
Rendering of next-generation iPhone based on leaked parts and rumors
As noted by CNET, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo made a comment during today's earnings release conference call that many are interpreting as a hint that the next-generation iPhone will be launching in the fourth quarter of this year.
Apple's next iteration of the iPhone could drop in the fourth quarter.
That's according to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo, who hinted at the possible timing during the company's quarterly conference call today with a vague reference to a major phone the carrier expects to launch in the fourth quarter.
When asked what might have held customers back from upgrading their devices in Q2, Shammo said that "of course there's always that, uh, rumor mill out there with a new phone coming out there in the fourth quarter, so people may be waiting." While there's a chance that he was referring to the next Nexus phone, this felt more like a thinly-veiled reference to the oft-rumored "new iPhone."
Rumors have been pegging the launch of the next-generation iPhone for the September/October timeframe, but with Verizon's fourth quarter not starting until October 1, Shammo's comment would point toward the latter half of the rumored timeframe.
The NEW iPhone 5 Renderings Concepts Based on Leaked Parts! (version 2.0)
Shammo could pass his comments off as simply an acknowledgment of the circulating rumors with no inside information coloring his perspective, but observers searching for any hints of Apple's plans are clearly wondering whether the timeframe mentioned by Shammo was indeed based on Apple's schedule.
Last year, Shammo spoke out several times on Apple's iPhone plans, confirming that what became the iPhone 4S would be a world-mode phone capable of operating on both GSM and CDMA networks and noting that Verizon would launch the device simultaneously with AT&T despite Verizon having launched the iPhone 4 midway through its lifecycle.
iPhone 5 Demand ‘Easily Dwarfs’ That Of Any Previous iPhone [Report]
The new iPhone will be huge for Apple this fall.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III has gotten off to a great start, and according to one company executive, it has already sold 10 million units. But it’s the upcoming iPhone that the majority of us are waiting for, according to a new survey. Demand for the iPhone 5 is “strikingly higher” that that of any other iPhone, and when smartphone sales hit an all-time high this fall, Apple will be the number one beneficiary.
A new ChangeWave survey, which looked at the current demand for Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone among 4,042 North American consumers, has found that Samsung is showing major momentum once again, largely thanks to its new Galaxy S III.
The Korean company registered a six-point surge in planned buying since March, according to ChangeWave, which represents nearly a four-fold intend to buy a Samsung smartphone over the past three quarters. 2% of respondents said they’re “very likely” to buy a Galaxy S III, while 7% said that they are “somewhat likely.”
The only smartphone that achieved better results that this is the new iPhone. 14% of consumers said they’re “very likely to buy Apple’s upcoming handset, and 17% said they are “somewhat likely.” When you compare these results to those received by the iPhone 4S, it shows just how big demand for the iPhone 5 actually is.
[...] a similar question on future demand for the iPhone 4S, taken at the time of its October 2011 launch, showed 10% Very Likely and 11.5% Somewhat Likely to purchase the device. Moreover, the iPhone 4S is currently considered the most successful smart phone release in history.
While the Galaxy S III may be making its mark for now, then, the iPhone 5 is the one to watch.
According to ChangeWave, this “unprecedented level of advance demand” for the device “easily dwarfs the advance demand of any previous iPhone.”
Pictures of “iPhone 5″ Surface, Show Larger Display & Metallic Backplate
Pictures claiming to be an assembled next-generation black iPhone have surfaced through Japanese mobile repair shop iLabFactory (their website is currently down, but 9to5mac has posted all images).
The device shown has similar styling to an iPhone 4/4S but with an elongated chasis to accomodate the larger 4″ screen, and what looks like a dark aluminum backplate rather than glass. The photos closely match the appearance of past images discovered a few months ago, and also demonstrate the rumored smaller Dock connector and the headphone port relocated to the bottom of the device.
It’s unclear whether the next iPhone will be called iPhone 5 or simply “the new iPhone”, but whatever it’s called it is assumed to have a fall release schedule alongside iOS 6.
Verizon Blackout Confirms iPhone 5 Will Launch On September 21st
The iPhone 5 is coming. Maybe it won’t be called the iPhone 5, but it’s coming, and it’s almost a sure bet that it will launch on Friday, September 21st.
A new report claims that Verizon has issued an all-staff vacation blackout from September 21st till September 30th so that all Verizon retail staff will be working to cover the launch.
TechCrunch received a tip from an employee at Verizon who informed them of the blackout on September 21st, which was the already rumored launch date of the new iPhone. The announcement for the next iPhone is expected to happen on September 12th.
Verizon wireless is one of the major carriers for the iPhone, so it makes sense that Apple would tell them in advance when iPhone 5 will launch so they can ensure that all of their retail staff will be on hand to support the demand.
This Video Showing How Tough The iPhone 5’s Screen Will Be Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Although Apple has never officially promoted it, every iPhone and iPad’s screen resilience is thanks to Gorilla Glass, an ultra-strong, chemically treated glass made by Corning right here in the United States. At CES this year, though, Corning unveiled the stronger and much tougher sequel to Gorilla Glass, Gorilla Glass 2, and it’s this technology that is in all probability a shoo-in for the next iPhone and upcoming iPad mini.
We’ve already heard reports that the next iPhone will have the toughest and most scratch resistant display yet, but how tough will it be, really? This promotional video by Corning for Gorilla Glass 2 puts it all in perspective, proving not only that glass can be really cool, but that the next iPhone will likely be pretty much scratch and shatter-proof unless you let a real gorilla take a sledgehammer to it.
At the very least, stay for the flex test. It’ll make your jaw drop.
Rumor: NFC chip spotted in photos of purported next-gen iPhone front assembly
New images thought to be of the front assembly for Apple's next-generation iPhone show a component never seen before in the company's handsets, prompting some to speculate the mystery part is a near field communication device.
It should be noted that AppleInsider cannot verify the unknown part's origin or intended use, and offers the following information solely for purposes of discussion.
The photos found on Sunday by Chinese site Apple.pro reportedly show a fully-assembled next-generation iPhone front assembly, and come from a Photobucket account that previously some of the first shots of the purported handset's front plate.
At first glance the images appear to be similar to those of a semi-assembled front panel published earlier this month, however closer inspection reveals more parts are present, including what could be a near field communication chip located next to the unit's front-facing camera. As noted by Japanese Apple blog MacOtakara, the square component covered by EMI shielding is in line with the dimensions of currently available NFC packages like NXP's 5 millimeter-by-5 millimeter solution.
In previous "leaked" photos, Apple was shown to have swapped the locations of the rumored handset's front-facing camera and IR proximity sensor, thus leaving a sizable space to the left of the earpiece.
The NFC standard uses RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to allow two electronic devices to communicate when in close proximity to each other. A number of companies are starting to adopt the standard as a means of payment with services like Google Wallet leading the way.
By storing credit card, bank, or other digital payment information on a device, NFC can securely conduct transactions with other authorized devices. The system is already in use in countries such as Japan, but has yet to gain footing in the U.S.
Apple's intentions to utilize NFC are murky at best, but rumors have persisted that the company is looking to integrate NFC payments into the iPhone sometime soon. Fueling speculation is the upcoming Passbook app, slated to make its debut when iOS 6 rolls out this fall. On launch, the program is not expected to have transaction capabilities, and will be limited to storing data for tickets, store membership cards, and airplane boarding passes. That could change, however, if and when Apple decides to enter the mobile payment market. With millions of installed credit card holders already using iTunes, the company stands to make a significant impact if it chooses to link the online media store with an NFC solution.
While the Apple remains mum on Passbook's future, CEO Tim Cook said during the company's conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2012 that the app is a "very key feature" in iOS, but declined to elaborate.
Also making an appearance in Sunday's photos were the previously reported protective display shielding as well as an installed home button and camera.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the sixth-generation iPhone on Sept. 12, with a U.S. release to follow on Sept. 21. Adding further evidence to the launch date rumors are alleged Verizon and AT&T employee vacation blackout dates scheduled between Sept. 21 and Sept. 30.
iPhone 5 Mod Receives Takedown Notice From Apple, Will Stop Selling In 48 Hours
Just as we had predicted, the iPhone mod that aims to turn your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S into an iPhone 5 — which we told you about yesterday — has been pulled by Apple. The site selling the kit has received a letter from a third-party who is “authorized to send notice and takedowns on behalf of Apple,” and it will stop selling in 48 hours.
Despite the takedown notice, new customers still have a chance to get their order in, and all orders placed before the mod is pulled will be shipped.
It’s a shame the mod kit will be pulled, but it did seem inevitable. After all, it uses Apple’s logo and the iPhone branding, which the Cupertino company does not accept. As soon as these things get attention and start making their way around the web, Apple’s legal team acts pretty quickly.
Here’s the letter sent to iPhone5Mod.com:
We are authorized to send notice and takedowns on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Apple”), the owner of the federally registered Apple logo trademark (among others) hereinafter referred to as the Apple Trademark(s).
We are writing to request your assistance with a website hosted by xxx INC that is violating Apple’s intellectual property rights.
Pursuant to xxx INC’s policies and the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), please note the following:
1. Signature of the undersigned is set forth below.
2. The website, Products – iPhone5mod - Just another WordPress site, is offering for sale counterfeit Apple merchandise. The offer for sale and the sale of counterfeit merchandise is prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, 15 U.S.C. Ã‚Â§ 1114 et seq. and 18 U.S.C. Ã‚Â§ 2320.
3. xxx INC’s servers will be able to accurately locate the infringing content at:
5. and 6. I state UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that I am the Account Manager at OpSec Security Inc., the agent authorized to send notice and takedowns on behalf of Apple, the owner of certain intellectual property rights. I have a good faith belief that the website, Products – iPhone5mod - Just another WordPress site, offers items that are not authorized by Apple, its agent, or the law, and therefore infringe Apple’s rights.
The information in this notice is accurate. Please act expeditiously to have the infringing items removed from the website.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we await a response from you or your counsel.
Video Demo of What a 4" iPhone Screen Looks Like in Action
The biggest change in the rumored new iPhone is the increase in screen size from 3.5" to 4". As we've seen in numerous part leaks, the new iPhone screen will be taller, but not wider. This will give the new device a resolution of 1136x640 and provide apps with more vertical space to use. In fact, it's been found that iOS 6's home screen already supports this larger size to display an extra row of app icons.
In order to provide a better demonstration of what a 4" iPhone screen would feel like, MacRumors has had this video created to show it in action:
The video shows how the new 4" Home Screen would look. The extra space would naturally allow for larger app folder sizes. Games and other apps would have to be modified to take advantage of the extra real estate. We imagined, however, that existing apps would be "letterboxed", simply leaving empty black space at the top and bottom of the larger screen. Apple used a similar approach when supporting iPhone apps on the iPad.
The new 1136x640 resolution is almost exactly the same 16:9 ratio found on many widescreen monitors and televisions. This will fit many widescreen movies more naturally.
Some of the behavior in the video is speculative, but we believe it is likely representative of how a 4" iPhone would work. The evidence of such a screen has been overwhelming with part leaks and evidence of iOS support. Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone on September 12th.