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iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7 what did we get

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On Tuesday of this week, Sept. 10th, Apple held their event. We speculated on what we would get and talked about the other questions that still remained to be answered. Well now we have our answers. The iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7 were shown off so what did we get? Well we’re going to cover some of the details and also talk about some of the questions that are now created about where do they go form here. The video of the keynote is now available on the Apple site, go watch it. So to go through what we got to see at the keynote, there was the iPhone 5c (Android Free) The iPhone everyone thought was going to be cheap turned out to be “less expensive” instead. No one should have been surprised since Apple doesn’t do cheap and yet they were. When netbooks proliferated the computer landscape Apple did the MacBook Air. It was far from cheap but “less expensive” than a MacBook Pro. The iPhone 5c is the same. It is far from cheap but at $99 for a 16GB model on a 2 Year contract(US) it’s cheap enough that it becomes a throwaway phone. …

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Apple Event today!

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I know it’s been awhile since there has been any activity here on T3kd. Matt put up a very eloquent farewell speech but the Apple event today has brought me out of hiding. Matt is still just as busy as he was before so it will probably be mainly me for the next little while discussing everything tech. However I’m sure when time allows Matt will pop in and bless us with a few articles. Anyway lets get down to business here, today is the day, it is Apple’s September 10th event. So let’s talk a little about this event, what to expect and where you can get coverage. We haven’t been invited to the event so we wont be covering it live. However many sites in the blogosphere will have live coverage. You can find a few at the following places: iMore Engadget Ars Technica AllthingsD MacWorld So tune in to any one of those places to get live, or as close to it as possible, coverage of the event. Now what’s going to be announced? You know it’s funny I’ve been talking to a few of my friends about the iPhone 5s and 5c leaks that have happened …

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iPhone 5s dual flash or red eye reduction?

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iOS 7 is coming out this fall and along with it most likely the launch of the iPhone 5s. In recent days different blogs have shown some hardware leaks of the purported iPhone 5s. One in particular caught my eye, MacRumors post had pictures of the iPhone 5s prototype, one picture in particular shows what they claim is dual flash. The iPhone is a very popular camera. On photo site Flickr it bested the Nikon D90 DSLR in popularity. Low light pictures however has always been one of it’s weaknesses and we can obviously see the dual LED in this prototype. My question, “Is it dual flash?” or is it something else. One of the things my friends hate is the zombie like pictures created by the red eye in pictures taken with the flash on iPhones. Unlike the top LED in the flash unit on the prototype the bottom LED is more red looking. I think there is more of a chance that the bottom LED is for “red eye reduction” a feature that is standard on run of the mill point and shoot cameras. Cameras whose lunches the iPhone has been eating for a long time now. So …

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Do you really want a bigger iPhone?

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Yesterday I was reading a Gizmodo post “Battery Life Is the Only Spec That Matters” which had some valid points and others that were assumptions. However there was one good point, we are possibly to blame for the thinner iPhone 5. The reason I bring it up is because it is pretty much a common idea now that most people would have rather had a thicker iPhone 5. But although we say that and think why did Apple make it “Lighter” and “Thinner”? Perhaps we are the ones to blame. So ask yourself “Do you really want a bigger iPhone?” Confused now well just bear with me and it will all make sense. So the new argument is that the size and heft of the iPhone 4/4s was great. So with the new machining process and materials used for the iPhone 5 having it at the same size and weight would have resulted in more battery. More battery would have resulted in phenomenal battery life and we would have all been over the moon. But would we? have been over the moon that is. It is easy to say it in hindsight but with competitors hot on the heels of …

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Blackberry calling the kettle black

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The CEO of the company formerly known as RIM, now Blackberry, Thorsten Heins claims that Apple is trailing when it comes to innovation. He also basically called iOS the Operating System(OS) that iDevices(iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc) run on old. Now to me aint that a little like the Blackberry calling the kettle black. Yes pun intended, but really it wasn’t very long ago that Blackberry was on the brink of destruction as their marketshare in the mobile space eroded with their dated offerings. So if anyone should know about old, outdated and quickly becoming irrelevant it would be Blackberry. The new BBX isn’t even a smash success yet so does Mr. Heins really feel justified in talking about a competitor whose device has more market share and makes more profit than his company does right now? You can read more about what the Blackberry CEO had to say to The Australian Financial Review in this iMore post. Now before anyone claims that I’m getting deffensive because of my Apple Fanboyism. Go back and listen to some of the old T3kd podcasts where we argue and wax poetic about RIM and it’s future. I have been a supporter of them turning …

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IZGO Tech Saves Sharp

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Someone at Sharp is probably getting the raise of a lifetime out of this. After receiving a $112 million direct injection of capital, Sharp has officially landed themselves back on the spectrum of gadget investors and chief executives alike. The company, which used to dominate TV sales back in the 90’s and early 2000’s, has been flailing in recent years, ever since they were overtaken in the flatscreen market by technology giants like Samsung and Toshiba. However, those who went to CES this year were afforded the privilege of getting an eyes-on view of a prototype screen based off IZGO technology, or indium-gallium-zinc-oxide for those of us out of the loop on the latest lingo. At a shrouded station off the beaten path of the show floor, a screen containing jaw-droppingly gorgeous images was beaming outward to whoever happened to walk by and show some interest. The IZGO tech is said to pack over four times as many pixels in the same amount of space traditional LCDs, and draws about ⅔ of the total power to light them all up. For anyone keeping score at home, 4 X 1080p equals 4K resolution, which is where most analysts see the HD market …

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Rumour Roundup: Apple’s iPhone 5S

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iPhone has been one of my favorite devices since it launched even though there has been increasing concerns by everyone from analysts to power users who say that the iPhone is no longer the top phone in terms of features and innovation. I personally believe that the Apple iPhone is a smart phone for the masses unlike android which is for the power users. So, the expected launch of the next edition of the iPhone which will probably be called – iPhone 5s in August has me really excited! The rumor mill on iphone 5s features is already churning and in this post, I will round up a few things the internet expects about the iPhone 5s when it launches later this year. Let’s begin!

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More Rumors Leak on iPhone 5S

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According to reports released Tuesday,  an analyst at KGI Securities name Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted we will see two new iPhones this year. He believes both handsets will be released by summer. A “5S”, that will come with a new A7 chip built on the back of the 28nm process, and a cheaper, less sleek version of the 5 we’ve already seen before that still has yet to be named. When on a conference call with investors, Tim Cook accidentally let it slip that they were excited to bring the “iPod model” to the iPhone line. Up until now the ecosystem has been dependent on one release happening after the other, much like it was back when the iPod first came out. After the line had branched off into enough variants however, the releases started piling on top of each other and we’d see a new Classic, iTouch, and Nano all released on the same day at completely different price points. It’s this release schedule which has led the rumor mill to the idea that the iPhone 5S and “cheaper iPhone 5” will follow the same path. One will take the lead with screaming specs and a price point to …

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iPhone 5s Rumors

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I was reading this “analyst”, read fortune teller’s, speculation at what the next iPhone will include and when it will debut. It’s too bad that the T3kd site went down and lost all my posts. When the iPhone 5 and the fifth generation(Gen.) iPod Touch launched. I surmised that Apple may be bringing different colors to the iPhone 5s. When the iPad Mini launched along with the fourth Gen. iPad this fall I speculated that Apple might go back to a spring/summer release for the iPhone. As for the 128GB storage capacity I have posted about that possibility before the iPhone 4 was announced. It is guaranteed that Apple will release an iPhone 5s. Just as sure as the fact there will be an 5th generation iPad and a 2nd generation iPad Mini. So let’s discuss the iPhone 5s rumors why don’t we. So now this analyst makes these “predictions” and gets coverage about it. I have often maintained that I should be a damn analyst, come on one of you big banks hire me. Anyway I do think having different colors on the iPhone is a possibility especially because of the appeal to a younger audience. As I said …

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Will Apple Ever Make a Bigger iPhone?

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With the iPhone 5 Apple introduced a “bigger” screen. My English teacher always said to start any argumentative writing with the opposition’s argument. Apple introduced the iPhone 5 with a 4″ screen, however instead of truly making the screen bigger they just added a few pixels to the top of the screen. The question now is, will Apple ever make a bigger iPhone? Why Do I Want A Bigger iPhone? I want a bigger iPhone because I want it to be as easy to type on an iPhone as it is on an Android device. So Apple made the screen bigger last year, what they didn’t do was make it easier to type. To do that they would have had to make the screen wider, which they didn’t want to do because it would have caused even more inconvenience for developers. My first big screened device was the Motorola Atrix. It, like the iPhone, had a 4 inch screen. Unlike the iPhone, the 4 inches was used to make the device both wider and longer. This made it a dream to type on. I thought at that point that I had found the perfect size for a phone. I could reach all four corners with …

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