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The iPhone 5 wasn’t released all that long ago, but increasingly reports are saying a follow-up could come sooner rather than later. Today, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek said in a report that his supply chain checks anticipate a launch in June/July with a March production start date. The report backs up an earlier claim from Topeka analyst Brian White, who said at the start of January that an iPhone 5S will begin production in March or April for a May/June launch.
These reports are still just analyst predictions, based on research culled from supply chain sources and other channels but generally not sourced from Apple directly, but the fact that they agree so closely on the anticipated timeframe for launch is an indicator that there could be more here than just idle speculation. Misek had previously predicted that an iPhone 5S could launch sometime in mid-year 2013, though at the time he didn’t discuss any more specific timeframe than that. Misek added that he has seen info that points to two iPhone 5S prototypes being tested, but thinks that one could in fact represent a new low-cost device, like the one that was reported as in development by the Wall Street Journal last week.
In terms of device specific, Misek didn’t have much to add, except to clarify that he’s no longer seeing evidence of a 4.8-inch screen on the upcoming device, as he mentioned in his report last month. It’s probably a safe bet to assume that if Apple is planning a mid-year refresh, it won’t go messing around with screen resolution, if only to make the issue of developer fragmentation less acute than it already is.
Analyst predictions are far from consistently accurate, but the fact that at least two are now receiving similar info about a potential iPhone 5S is noteworthy. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the yearly update cycle might no longer be an adequate way to operate in the smartphone market, given the increase in competition from Samsung and its much more varied product line. A mid-season update makes a lot of sense, but it’s early days yet to be counting any chickens.
The iPhone 5 wasn ’ t released all that long ago, however increasingly reports are stating a follow-up can come faster as opposed to later. Today, Jeffries expert Peter Misek stated in a report that his supply chain checks anticipate a launch in June/July with a March production start date. The report backs up an earlier claim from Topeka analyst Brian White, who said at the beginning of January that an iPhone 5S will begin production in March or April for a May/June launch.
These reports are still simply analyst prophecies, based on research culled from supply chain sources and other networks but typically not sourced from Apple straight, however the reality that they agree so closely on the expected timeframe for launch is a sign that there can be more right here than just idle speculation. Misek had formerly predicted that an iPhone 5S could possibly launch sometime in mid-year 2013, though at the time he didn ’ t talk about any even more particular timeframe than that. Misek included that he has actually seen information that points to two iPhone 5S prototypes being checked, however thinks that one could possibly in reality represent a brand-new inexpensive device, like the one that was reported as in advancement by the Exchange Diary last week.
In terms of gadget specific, Misek didn ’ t have much to add, except to clarify that he ’ s not seeing evidence of a 4.8-inch screen on the approaching gadget, as he discussed in his report last month. It ’ s probably a safe wager to assume that if Apple is planning a mid-year refresh, it gained ’ t go messing around with screen resolution, if just to make the concern of developer fragmentation less acute than it already is.
Expert forecasts are far from consistently exact, however the reality that a minimum of 2 are now getting comparable details about a potential iPhone 5S is noteworthy. As I ’ ve mentioned in previous posts, the annual update cycle might not be an appropriate way to run in the smartphone market, provided the increase in competition from Samsung and its a lot more varied item line. A mid-season update makes a great deal of sense, however it ’ s early days yet to be counting any chickens.
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Appears like simply a few days ago that Greatest Buy unintentionally outed its pricing of the Lumia 920. While the business at some point pulled its listing, its pricing for the upcoming Windows Phone is looking a lot more strong than ever. You see, a shopper in Naples, Fla., was lately able to snag a picture of an in-store show that as soon as again pegs the Lumia 920 at $ 150 with a two-year contract or $ 600 outright. Remember that Best Buy’s rates could not be the exact same as AT&T’s very own offering, however it’s worth placing this on your radar in the buildup to its debut– especially if the Smurf shirt crew manages to come in cheaper.
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Windows 8 tablets have had their specifications bandied about for months, but their rates have continued to remain off the radar. Now, nonetheless, a purported ASUS holiday roadmap sent to ZDNet may give us a glimpse about exactly how terribly checking account might be impacted this fall. According to the slide, the ASUS Vivo Tab will certainly carry a $ 799 rate tag and its Windows RT equivalent will certainly come in at $ 599, which matches the previously stated price distinction between slates running Redmond’s latest OS with Intel and AMD processors. The ASUS Taichi dual-screen notebook / tablet hybrid is said to ring up at a heftier $ 1,299. As for the firm’s Transformer Book, it will supposedly set purchasers back $ 1,399. If these rates are any sort of sign of what we can easily expect from additional OEMs, Microsoft’s Area could be pricier than hoped.
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Get your salt shakers, buddies. The always singing trade publication, DigiTimes, is stating that Apple is preparing for an October release of a Retina-equipped iMac following a spec bump this July. This arguments with previous reports mentioning Apple managers saying redesigned iMacs would certainly hit next year.
It ’ s totally possible that Apple will certainly pack a Retina display within the current iMac, then in turn, launch a redesigned design next year like previous reports suggest. As demonstrated by the MacBook Pro with Retina Display ’ s price, the ultra high-resolution display is a costly component. Apple is likely holding out until LCD producers can increase their production yield, for that reason dropping the price of the units. A Retina-equipped iMac is all however ensured; Apple merely requires to make certain the model is priced right.
A Retina iMac would certainly have spectacular display resolutions. A 21.5-inch style would likely have a resolution around 3840 × 2160, double that of the present 1920 × 1080 screen. The 27-inch already has a 2560 × 1440 display; a Retina-level screen could have a resolution around a staggering 5120 × 2880.
Apple is relatively attempting to make use of the retina display to stand apart from additional COMPUTER makers. It started with the iPhone and at some point hit the iPad. Now, with the most recent MacBook Pro, Apple is charging forward with the Retina display. All that ’ s missing out on is an iMac and Apple Display with a Retina display.
We’ve seen some pretty clear indications that the Kindle Fire was rapidly gaining market share among Android tablets, and ComScore is now out with a new report that indicates it recently crossed a big milestone. According to the research firm, the Fire’s market share fully doubled from December to February, with it standing at 54.4 percent as of the end of the month. Counted together, the Galaxy Tab family sits in second at 15.4 percent, while the Motorola Xoom and Asus Transformer come in at 7 and 6.3 percent, respectively. Of course, the Kindle Fire isn’t quite your ordinary Android tablet, so this is likely better news for Amazon than Google. In addition to that, ComScore also looked at the browsing habits of tablet users, and unsurprisingly found that larger screens tended to lead to more content consumption, with 10-inch tablets boasting a 39 percent higher consumption rate than 7-inch devices. You can find all the numbers at the source link below.
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Could it be? Are the rumors true? If this screenshot, apparently culled from Radio Shack’s inventory system, is any indication, Sprint will indeed be among the carriers offering the iPhone 5. That lines up just right with previous reports from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, slating the phone to hit the Now Network in mid-October. There’s no indication of actual dates at this point, but if Sprint’s getting Apple’s next-gen iPhone, we’re guessing we’ll hear more about it on Tuesday.
Star Wars is finally getting released on Blu-ray. That’s a fact, jack. Sometime in September is what the initial announcement stated. Now, Amazon is listing the actual date as September 27. You know what this means? It’s time dig out the trusty Travel John and camp out in front of Best Buy. [Amazon via Engadget
Remember when Nintendo said it’d release its release date for the 3DS autostereoscopic portable game system on the 29th of this month? We may already have the magic number — depending on how you interpret a few Japanese words. You see, a supposed video game accessory designer by the handle “nocchisan” recently tweeted that eleven Nintendo 3DS accessories will be released on November 11th, and asked his or her followers to kindly buy them up… while purportedly remarking that the 3DS itself will arrive at the same time. While the tweets in question can certainly be read that way, and it makes a certain amount of sense for accessories to appear at launch, our admittedly limited grasp of Japanese suggests an alternative translation: that it’s the accessories themselves (and not the 3DS) that will all arrive at the same time. There’s also the little matter of nocchisan himself, whose Twitter account has already disappeared — we have nothing actually connecting him to the accessory company except a link in his tweet.
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The original MoviePeg stand for the iPhone was a pocket wonder. The little chunk of plastic had a notch chopped from one edge into which could you insert your iPhone. The MoviePeg would then form a kickstand, firmly propping up the phone for movie-watching duties. Even our ever fussy NYC Bureau Chief, John C Abell, bought one and continues to use it.
The new MoviePeg for iPad has a tougher job. Not only does it have to deal with a much bigger, heavier iDevice, it has to work in four different orientations, either upright or laid-back in both landscape and portrait formats. For the most part, it does a good job. In one area it shines, and in another it hardly works at all.
The new MoviePeg comes in two parts made from thermo plastic elastomer. They join together by male and female circles in the flat edge, which lock firmly in place. Pull them apart and then slip the iPad into the slots for a firm fit. Well, almost.
Because of the compound curve that is the iPad’s back, the slots only match the shapes when in the correct spot. Put them too near to the corners and they work, but the contact isn’t snug. An inch or so in from the edge is enough. The MoviePeg also seems to limber up after a little use, gripping better after the first few hours. Maybe they need to grab a little finger-grease to get started?
The MoviePeg is outstanding for typing. It holds the iPad very firmly at around 30-degrees and you can tap away in comfort, or easily read at the breakfast table. Slide the pegs down and tip the iPad a little steeper and it remains firm, perfectly good for movie-watching and more than adequate for poking the screen without knocking it over. In landscape mode, then, the MoviePeg does great.
Switch into portrait orientation and things quickly wobble out of control. Laid-back, it is fine, but try to prop the iPad upright and the stand just can’t cope. So unstable is it that I actually blew it over from over a foot away.
There are a few other quirks. It may be good for typing, but if you want to do this on your lap the unstable base of your flabby legs means things will soon shake loose. Also, grabbing the iPad to move to another room is annoying. You either have to to dismantle to setup, or hope that the pegs don’t drop off as you walk (they will).
If you type or use your iPad on a table, and need a stand that is light and small, the MoviePeg is great. If you watch movies in bed, or need something semi permanent from which grabbing your iPad is easy, or if you do any work in portrait format, it doesn’t work so well. On the other hand, it is so portable and so cheap (Â£13, or $20) that it’s good to buy and toss in your bag.
Available now, in black and limited-edition Clockwork Orange.
MoviePeg product page [MoviePeg. Thanks, Paul and Kate!]
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Hands-On With the MoviePeg for iPad