Apple event confirmed: 10th September 2013

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Apple will hold its next iPhont event on the 10th of September 2013 according to many sources and recently confirmed by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop (who is always right btw).

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 successor, the iPhone 5S with the likelihood of a fingerprint sensor home button and the official launch of iOS7.The iPhone 5S would probably have the same design as the iPhone 5S which actually makes the fingerprint sensor home button more doubtful. We still think that it will only come with the iPhone 6. Not the 5S. Alongside the iPhone 5S, Apple is also expected to launch a lower cost, plastic, multi-colored iPhone 5C targeted for the lower-end and emerging markets.

A new iPad which will look like a bigger iPad mini will also be announced alongside with a retina display iPad mini. But we are still doubtful that Apple will announce so many devices in one event. Probably they are going to hold another event sometime later for the iPads. We will see.

In the other hand, OS X Mavericks will probably not show up on this event. Or it will. Lets see.

Mark your calender and hope Apple will deliver yet another awesome event this time around.

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Roundup on Apple’s iPhone 5 Event!

The Apple iPhone 5 event was packed with juicy stuffs and we are sure Apple fans will be very happy with the new iPhone 5. Yes, the iPhone 5 is announced together with lots of other stuffs. Although most of the things announced about the iPhone 5 was leaked in a way or another, this is still very exciting. Here is a highlights and list of info round up you want to know.

Here’s everything that Apple announced at today’s keynote:

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

iPhone 5

  • New4-inch 326ppi Retina display, with 1136×640 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Same width, but slightly taller
  • A6 CPU is 2x faster than iPhone 4S A5 CPU
  • New 8-pin Lightning sync-cable replaces old 30-pin connector
  • LTE, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA cellular data and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wifi
  • Battery life has been improved to 8 hours of 3G/LTE talk time
  • Camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixel sensor, with hybrid IR filter, five element lens, and f/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama feature can create 28megapixel photos
  • Screen has 44% more color saturation and improved integrated touch sensors
  • Three new microphones on the iPhone 5 and Enhanced Audio
  • It’s 7.6mm thin which is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S
  • At 112 grams it’s also 20% lighter than iPhone 4S
  • Comes in black and white at 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB
  • Price is the same as iPhone 4S when it is first announced (expected to be RM2199)
  • Pre-orders start September 14th, and ship on September 21st (Singapore will be getting it on 21st September, expect Malaysia to get it on October 2012)

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

Lightning Connector

  • New 8-pin Lightning sync-cable replaces old 30-pin connector
  • 80% smaller than the old iPod cables
  • Improved durability
  • An adapter will be available so you can still use old accessories with the iPhone 5

New iPods

  • iPod Nano has been redesigned with a 2.5inch display
  • iPod Nano now has Bluetooth, Lightning port, widescreen video, and longer battery life
  • Lightning port and FM Tuner integrated to iPod Nano and it comes in 7 different colors
  • New iPod Touch now comes with same 4inch display as the iPhone 5, an A5 processor, and Lightning port.
  • iPod Touch battery life last 40 hours, and it’s got the same iPhone 5 iSight camera, and is only 6.1mm thin
  • There’s a new iPod Touch Loop accessory so you can wrap it around your wrist and not drop it
  • Siri and AirPlay mirroring comes to the iPod Touch now, along with improvements for wireless across the board
  • Siri is now available on the iPod Touch
  • 2GB iPod Shuffle, RM169, 16GB iPod Nano, RM529, and new 32GB iPod Touch, RM1049 , 64GB version for RM1399, available in October.

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

New EarPods

  • Apple spent 3-years designing new headphones they’re calling EarPods
  • The EarPods are supposed to fit almost everyone’s ear and direct sound into the eardrum
  • They have the same inline mic and volume control point
  • They will be included with iPhone 5, iPod Touch and iPod and are available now.

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

New iTunes

  • iTunes for Mac has iCloud built-in
  • New edge to edge design features an album view that expands when you click on individual albums
  • Split screen view lets you browse your full library will adding songs to a playlist
  • Select “play next” to add songs to the new “Up Next” queue feature
  • Search has been improved for inline viewing
  • iTunes for iOS has been redesigned, runs across all stores, books, music and video.
  • iTunes for Mac store now looks similar to iOS counterpart
  • Facebook likes integrated into every entry
  • Available in late October

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

iOS 6

  • Maps search engine now finds points of interest and has 3D flyover views of cities
  • From Notification Center you can tap to Tweet or Post to Facebook
  • Safari now has fullscreen mode so it can use the entire display
  • PhotoStream lets users share photos, like, and comment on them, but it’s not integrated with Facebook
  • Siri has been upgraded to know more about sports, movies, restaurant reviews, Facebook integration, etc.
  • Apps not optimized for 16:9 aspect ratio are centered with black bars so they work as intended
  • Release date – September 19th (So everyone iDevices, get updated soon!!)

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

Quick Stats

  • 83 million people visit the Apple store every quarter.
  • 7 Million copies of Mountain Lion have been downloaded so far
  • Apple is No. 1 in U.S. market share for notebooks for last three months
  • 17 million iPads were sold between April and June
  • The iPad commands 68% of the tablet market share, but 91% of all tablet web traffic
  • 350 million iPods have been sold to date
  • Apple has sold 600 million earbuds over the years
  • Along with 380 retail stores, Apple opened up a new store in Barcelona. It’s awesome and has gorgeous limestone.

Price Drops

  • iPhone 4 (8GB) should be priced at RM1199 contract free
  • iPhone 4S (16GB) should be RM1799 contract free
  • iPhone 3GS is no longer for sale, goodbye!

So will you get the new iPhone 5? or any of the gorgeous iPods? I am so very tempted!
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10 things you should expect/know about iPhone 5

If you are reading this and you still don’t know anything about the iPhone 5, we are not sure which hole are you from. Rumors and news about iPhone 5 are all over the internet and everyone is talking about it. Most people might already know or guessed how the next iPhone might look like exactly but this is a list of the 10 things you should know/expect about the iPhone 5.

1. It will be unveiled on the 12th of September 2012 (that is around 1am local time on 13th September 2012). And you can follow the the live blog from engadget.com for the most updated news during the event. Or you can also visit littlegeeko for everything about the event.

2. It will probably be called the iPhone 5. Frankly, we do not expect it to be called the iPhone 5. We expect it to be called simply the new iPhone like what Apple did with the new iPad. But from the invitation Apple sent out with a huge “12” with the shadow of the 12 being a number “5”. This will definitely point to the next iPhone being named as the iPhone 5.

3. Like it or not, it is going to have the home button. Home button is a must for iDevices. It is like the thing that define an iProduct. And it is really not bad. So why not just have it there. Some videos and article says that the home button will have fingerprint scanner but we doubt that will be the real case. So expect an ordinary home button that millions of people love.

4. It is going look different with larger screen. Everyone know that the next iPhone will be a redesign and many predictions or leaks are all over the internet and the one design that are the most convincing at the moment is the elongated screen iPhone design. We are more convinced about this design when the latest Apple banner for the 12th September event does have a hidden hint. At first, most people thought that the colorful banner hints that the iPhone might come in many different colors for the first time. After thorough investigation, people starts to realize that the splash of colors are actually the colors of all the iOS’s icons stretched, hinting that the next iPhone will have a stretched or elongated screen. We really hope this is true and but we are kinda sure that the iPhone will surely have a larger screen.

5. It will come with smaller dock connector and uses nano-SIM.

6. It will be faster! Packing with at least an A5X chip (like the one in the new iPad) or maybe hopefully the A6 chip. We hope it will be the A6 but we sort of like doubt Apple will put the A6 into the iPhone 5 because that is usually not the way Apple do things.

7. It will ship with iOS6 pre installed. YAY! Cant wait for iOS6.

8. It will have 4G connectivity and some sort of mobile payment solutions like NFC.

9. It will have an improved camera. HOPEFULLY!

10. It will have an improved battery. But do not expect a huge improvement. But I am sure everyone will be happy even with a small improvement on the battery life.

These are the 10 things you should expect/know about the iPhone 5. People have high expectation of the iPhone 5, especially when the iPhone 4S does not have a huge improvement over the iPhone 4 so people expect the iPhone 5 to be awesome. Let’s hope it does not disappoint!

Stay tuned for more about the iPhone 5 and the updates of the iPhone 5 event.

We also expect new iPod touches and iMacs to be unveiled on the same event. But the iPad mini will be announced sometime in October 2012.

Tell us what do you think in the comment below.

Next Generation iPhone will be released on Sept/Oct 2012 [Rumor]

A Japanese site Macotakara reported that a “reliable source” claims that Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will be released in either September or October of this year.

Apple always have at least 1-year before announcing a new product of the same category each year except for last year with the iPhone 4S where it was announced only after 1 year and 3 months after iPhone 4. So a September or October release for the next iPhone is very possible.

But we cannot really predict the release date of the iPhone because Apple have once broken the rules with the iPhone 4S release.

BGR reported last December that Apple was set to release a “completely redesigned” iPhone in the fall of 2012. Other sources, including iMore’s recent report that pegged the upcoming iPad 3 announcement, have also suggested an iPhone announcement during the same timeframe.

We are sure it will be a different device in terms of both design and internal hardwares including the software but we have no idea how will it look like. But we will be very happy to have something like the concept picture above.

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