Here you go again. Samsung has just aired a new Samsung Galaxy S4 ad, which not surprisingly pokes fun at Apple’s iPhone.
The ad shows people at a graduation pool party with Samsung Galaxy S4 users showing off features such as air gestures and air view that lets you take calls and preview text message without touching the screen, S Beam that allows you to share photos wirelessly between phones by bumping them and some camera features, which are not available on iPhone 5.
Just like the previous ads, the ad also tries to portray iPhone 5 as uncool by showing older people using them.
Check out the ad below and let us know what you think in the comments.
A Chinese news agency, Shanghai Evening Post, has sent an experienced journalist to slip into the Foxconn Tai Yuan factory and pretended as a new worker, his mission is to find out how the new iPhone 5 is produced. The Chinese journalist precisely recorded his 10 days of working experience in the factory and published a dairy to disclose the inside story of manufacturing the iPhone 5. The Tai Yuan Foxconn factory is recently well-known for it’s large-scale workers strike which took place during March. Back then the factory urgently needs 20,000 more workers because Foxconn has received orders for the production of iPhone 5. The plants needs to produce 57 million iPhone 5 for each year. Apparently, the journalist only stayed inside the Foxconn factory for 10 days due to the undesirable working conditions. He has undergone mean training during the first 7 days and finally got the chance to take part the producing of iPhone 5 on the 8th day …
UPDATE SEPT 24 – Part 1: Taiyuan Foxconn has gone strike !
UPDATE SEPT 24 – Part 2: We have got in touch with the undercover journalist.
Editor note: If you have no patience to read his orientation experience over at Foxconn, please skip to day 8 section for the detail on iPhone 5 manufacturing, that is… »
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who actually has a pretty good track record in predicting Apple’s product plans, has some bad news for Apple fans. In a note issued to clients Thursday, he basically wrote that Apple’s next batch of iDevice upgrades may hit the market later than originally expected due to a number of “technical challenges” related to the inclusion of fingerprint sensor beneath the Home button.
The rumored budget iPhone may be delayed because its slimmer-than-usual polycarbonate casing is proving harder nut to crack, while the second-generation iPad mini continues to face challenges with its high-resolution Retina panels. Jump past the fold for the full disclosure…
According to Kuo’s note, obtained by AppleInsider, he’s no loner expecting July/September shipments of the FDD/TDD new iPhone version, nor does he see the iPhone 5S, budget iPhone and iPad mini 2 in July, July and August:
In light of publicly available information and our knowledge of technological trends, we now think all three products will begin shipments later than our previous expectation and market consensus.
Apple’s decision to encase its less-pricey iPhone into a plastic shell that’s slimmer than these things regularly are is a manufacturing… »
iPad 4 Teardown
Teardowns provide a look inside ipad 4 device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
Author: Eric Chen; Difficulty: Difficult
We got our hands on the fourth generation of iPad; we shall call it iPad 4. The iPad 4 is kind of like a fourth book added on to a trilogy: its release was a bit sudden and unexpected, but it's a part of the group, nonetheless. This fourth iteration of iPad shares a lot of similarities with the previous version, so instead of our traditional, exploratory teardown, we're going to play "spot the differences" by illustrating all the changes from the last generation.
iPad 4 Teardown 13 steps
Step 1 — iPad 4 TeardownWelcome, ladies and gentlemen.Apple has stunned the tech world once again. A mere 7 months after the announcement of the iPad 3, the iPad 4 was introduced on October 23, 2012.
Dual-core A6X processor with quad-core GPU
9.7 inch LCD, backlit in-plane switching LED with 2048×1536 pixel Retina display
16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory (at launch)
5 MP rear-facing camera
Step 2One of the major differences between the 3rd and 4th generation iPads is the connector. The 3rd gen (top) has the 30-pin dock connector,… »
The next iPhone is very likely just a few short months away so little wonder that slowly but surely first pieces of the puzzle are beginning to surface.
iOS hacker iH8sn0w today tweeted that future-generation iOS gadgets could add a new 128GB model, twice as much as today’s top-of-the-line iPhones, iPads and iPods.
And on Friday, the usually credible iLounge posted a bunch of interesting tidbits pointing to a fifth-gen Pad with iPad mini-like design and a 13-megapixel back camera being the star feature of the iPhone 5S, among other goodies.
That’s all hearsay, but now a leaked part has come our way, purportedly representing a speaker assembly for future-generation iPhones…
NoWhereElse, the French blog, has republished what it believes is a pair of speaker components belonging to two future iPhone models, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. The components are “supposedly manufactured for Apple” by a company where the site’s source works.
The publication Photoshop’d an iPhone 5 speaker component from iFixit on the leaked image to give us a better indication of how the block speaker for future-generation iPhones might have changed versus that inside the iPhone 5.
The source also claims that the iPhone 5S will launch between… »
Part leaks for Apple’s next-generation smartphone, rumored to be the iPhone 5S, have thus far been hard to come by. Back in January a purported speaker assembly for future iPhones popped up, but that’s been pretty much the gist of it.
Until today, that is. A Japanese electronics parts vendor claims to have gotten its hands on a couple of 5S components. The first is a Home button, which looks a bit different from its predecessor. And the second appears to be a vibrator…
French blog Nowhereelse.fr points to the photos of the parts, noting that their serial numbers look similar to those on authentic Apple parts. Notice how on the back of the iPhone 5 Home button, the serial number begins with an ’821.’
So assuming these components are the real deal, what do they tell us about the iPhone 5S? For starters, look at the differences in the Home buttons. The 5S button has a much longer flex cable, which appears to be fit for different internals.
The second part is said to be a 5S vibrator motor, with a flex cable that looks like it connects to its volume rocker and mute switch. While there’s no image for us to compare it to, MacRumors says the cable is more compact than its predecessor.
Overall, these pieces seem to line up with… »
Talk of Apple’s next-generation iPhone has really begun to pick up over the past few days, with two reports coming within the last 24 hours claiming that the company is set to roll out its new handset this summer.
And that continues to be the consensus, as another report has surfaced this evening corroborating the theory. Japanese blog Macotakara is claiming Foxconn has begun ramping up production of the iPhone 5S…
Citing ‘reliable sources,’ the blog reports that multiple Foxconn factories have begun producing Apple’s next-gen handset. It notes that because it’s so similar to its predecessor, almost no retooling was necessary to begin.
If true, this lines up with Jefferies analyst Peter Misek’s predictions from January, where he estimated that production of the 5S would begin in March ahead of a summer launch. He also called for a budget handset.
In fact, a number of reports have pointed to the iPhone 5S landing somewhere between June and August, alongside a cheaper iPhone model. So both the timeframe and the low cost device are seeming more and more likely.
Additionally, Macotakara says that NTT DoCoMo has begun reducing orders for Android-based smartphones for the fall. This has caused speculation that Japan’s largest… »