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Last minute whispers: iPhone 4S pricing and October 14th launch date? ตุลาคม 4, 2011

Filed under: IT News — dajimdream @ 3:30 am

The following are two uncorroborated – yet likely reliable – whispers we’ve heard on the eve of the Apple October 4th iPhone-focused media event.

iPhone 4S pricing:

We’ve got international pricing for the iPhone 4S (N94) that Apple is announcing tomorrow. The conversion to U.S. subsidized equivalents is obviously not clear cut math, but we think we may have figured it out. According to our source, the price of the unlocked 64GB iPhone 4S will replace the price of the current 32GB iPhone 4. In addition, the price of the new 32GB iPhone 4S will replace the price of the current 16GB iPhone 4.

With this knowledge, we think it’s highly likely that the 64GB iPhone 4S will cost $299, the 32GB will cost $199, and the 16GB will drop down to $99 in the United States. The 8GB iPhone 4 (N90A)will most likely cost $49, which will replace the current $49 iPhone 3GS price point. MacRumorsreports that Apple will soon begin sales of an unlocked iPhone 3GS. A free iPhone 3GS on contract seems to make sense here.

October 14th launch date, Apple Stores to open at 7AM and some to close at midnight:

We’re now hearing that Apple is preparing their retail stores for an October 14th iPhone launch. This phone will of course be the iPhone 4S with an A5 processor, the breakthrough Assistant feature, an eight megapixel camera, Nuance speech-to-text, and 1GB of RAM. Apple Stores are also planning overnights for October 13th. We’ve also heard that stores will open at 7AM for the crowds on that Friday. Certain locations will even be open until midnight to help meet demand.

 

Credit : 9to5mac

 

‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany ตุลาคม 3, 2011

Filed under: IT News — dajimdream @ 9:05 am

Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports of next generation iPhone models appear in various inventories. Both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5″ entries, fueling speculation that Apple might actually release a phone called “iPhone 5″ at Tuesday’s event.

We said in our breakdown of possible outcomes that we generally don’t put too much faith in these inventory listings. The entries are believed to be placeholders based on the same rumors that we are all reading.

But here’s a new finding via iPhone-Ticker.de that is slightly more interesting. German mobile carrier Vodafone.de is now listing new iPhones on their website that line up to circulating rumors quite nicely.


In several of their accessory pages, Vodafone.de now lists several new iPhone models under compatibility requirements. The new models include (note weiß and schwarz translate to white and black):

- iPhone 4 Black (8GB)
- iPhone 4 White (8GB)
- iPhone 4S White (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
- iPhone 4S Black (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)

This particular composited screenshot (above) comes from the iPhone 4 Bumper Vodafone shop page which claims compatibility with all these devices. But even the Elgato TV receiver lists the same models with no “iPhone 5″ in sight.

While there’s still a chance that these could represent best-guess placeholder entries, they line up nicely with our current expectations: a lower cost 8GB iPhone 4, and three iPhone 4S models. Additionally, Vodafone is an Apple partner and sells the iPhone 4 in Germany. Finally, we know Apple has also had inventory listings that line up with this same rough configurations.

Apple is hosting a media event on October 4th and is expected to announce the next iPhone.

 

Credit : macrumors

 

หลุดล่าสุด iPhone5 มีความจุ 64 GB กันยายน 9, 2011

Filed under: IT News — dajimdream @ 12:33 am

จากเมื่อวันสองวันนี้ มีภาพที่คาดว่ามาจาก iPhone5 ที่มีความละเอียด 8 ล้านพิคเซล

วันนี้มีภาพหลุดอีกแล้ว ภาพที่เห็นคือความจุของ iPhone5 ที่มีถึง 64 GB

แต่ยังไงเสียก็ยังคงต้องรอลุ้นกันต่อไปเมื่อถึงวันเปิดตัวอย่างเป็นทางการ

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เปิดจองก่อนประเทศเจ้าของเครื่อง !!! Deutsche Telekom confirms iPhone 5 reservations กันยายน 6, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — dajimdream @ 12:55 am

German-language Focus.de is reporting (Google translation) that T-Mobile customers in the country are now allowed to reserve Apple’s unreleased handset, the iPhone 5, since this morning. The iPhoneblog.de first broke the story and 9to5Mac has also received several tips from our readers confirming that the Deutsche Telekom-owned wireless operators has in fact begun issuing so-called Premieren Ticket. These are basically support tickets – one per customer – for early adopters and informed buyers who couldn’t be otherwise convinced into buying the existing iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS.

Those coupons will eventually let folks claim their handset, when it arrives, on a first-come-first-served basis. Only the carrier’s customers are eligible and only upon contacting sales representatives in one of the carrier-owned brick-and-mortar stores or by calling customer support. As you could imagine, Deutsche Telekom is pretty low-key about the initiative and thus shuns from advertising it apart from a rather cryptic hint on their website. Shortly after the report was published, Bloomberg was able to verify it with a company spokesperson, who said:

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) will allow customers to reserve the next generation of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone as of today in anticipation of supply bottlenecks for the device, spokesman Alexander von Schmettow said by phone. The operator will hand out coupons to people who expressly request the successor model to the iPhone 4, without providing the name or release details of the device, he said.

Hints have been multiplying since last week that Apple could be close to unveiling a fifth-generation iPhone. Apple store employees have received their iOS 5 and iCloud training material and internal Best Buy documents have pointed to a Sprint iPhone 5 launch in the first week of October. Both nuggets confirm 9to5Mac’s discovery from July that Sprint would get iPhone 5, based on an April job posting seeking cellular engineers in the Kansas City region, right in the neighborhood of Sprint’s headquarters. 9to5Mac also originally broke the news that Apple would begin accepting iPhone 5 pre-orders in early September, gearing up for an early October launch. Also…

 

…This past Saturday, Japanese blog Macotakara wrote (Google translation) that contract manufacturers Pegatron Technology and Foxconn have begun assembling iPhone 5 at a rate of 85 percent and 15 percent, respectively. The blog notes that the units are not yet being packaged in boxes until Apple iOS 5 is ready for prime time. With so much clues out in the open, it’s safe to assume that invites for an Apple media event are ready and that it is now up to Apple’s marketing and CEO Tim Cook to hit the Launch button.

 

Credit : 9to5mac

 

iPhone 5 Very Likely To Feature A 4-inch Display According To Analysis Of iPhone 5 Cases กันยายน 5, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — dajimdream @ 4:21 am

Recently we have reported a comparison between an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5 case that showed a thinner and wider design of the iPhone 5. Now an analysis of the cases have been made that showed that the next iPhone may feature a 4-inch display.

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The analysis was made by MacRumors who bought a couple of iPhone 5 cases and made a comparison between them and the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch A lot of measurements were taken to consider the accuracy of the third-party cases. The results indicated that the iPhone 5 will have a 4 inch or slightly smaller display of 3.5″ to 3.7″.

Do you think that the iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch display or not ?

 

Credit : MacRumors

 

Is Microsoft planning to hand out a Samsung Windows 8 slate at BUILD?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dajimdream @ 3:15 am

Microsoft may be planning to give away a Samsung tablet at its BUILD conference later this month.

Speculation on Microsoft’s BUILD conference giveaway kicked off last month after Microsoft employees Jeff Johnson and Patrick Hevesi showed off some new Windows powered slate devices during the “Come and see the latest and greatest in Windows Devices” presentation at Tech-Ed New Zealand. One particular device caught the world’s attention after the presenters claimed it was a Quad Core Slate that will be given out at an upcoming Microsoft event.

The Slate in question could be manufactured by Samsung. Thanks to some impressive detective work by Long Zheng, it’s clear that the device shown at Tech-Ed New Zealand is almost identical to the recently announced Samsung Series 7 Slate. Zheng points out that the side buttons and rear camera are in identical locations and the overall look of the device is near-identical. The exhaust grill and SIM slot are different. Either way, it appears the device that was shown at Tech-Ed was manufactured by Samsung.

Samsung Slate?

Microsoft is expected to supply all BUILD attendees with an ARM-based Windows 8 tablet. Microsoft previously revealed its ARM support inside Windows 8 at CES 2011. The company will supply ARM builds of Windows 8 strictly through an OEM program once Windows 8 is final. The BUILD tablet for attendees will be one of the latest and greatest Windows devices, equipped with the hardware sensors that Windows 8 will take advantage of.

Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 8 to the world at its BUILD conference later this month. Stay tuned to WinRumors for live coverage and reaction to the next-generation of Windows.

Image Credit: Long Zheng (edited photo from Alan Burchill and This is my next)

Is Microsoft planning to hand out a Samsung Windows 8 slate at BUILD? originally appeared atWinRumors.com.

 

Rumor: Best Buy preparing for Oct. launch of Apple’s iPhone 5

Filed under: IT News — dajimdream @ 2:10 am
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A pair of new reports claim retailer Best Buy is preparing for an October launch of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, though they conflict on potential launch dates.

A leaked document from the retailer provided to Boy Genius Report suggests that the iPhone will launch the first week of October. The note to employees also claims that Sprint will offer Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone at launch, aligning with a recent rumor that it would become the third carrier in the U.S. to offer the iPhone.

The memo suggests that pre-sales for the new iPhone could begin soon, with an “expected” launch in the first week of October. However, the note also cautions that launch dates are “subject to change.”

Separately, This is my next also reported on Sunday that Best Buy is scheduled to have an “Apple fixture” installed at its retail stores on Friday, Oct. 21, a few weeks after the memo implies the next iPhone will launch.

“To be clear, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill installation for the big box — our tipster tells us that the request that a manager be on-hand at 6AM is out of the ordinary (they usually show up at 7AM for inventory), and that a similar arrangement was scheduled for the iPhone 4 launch,” the report said.

It also added that Best Buy Mobile managers are scheduled to have a meeting to discuss release dates for major new products.

iPhone 5

Both reports come on the heels of a rumor from Japan which claims that two manufacturers have begun assembling the so-called “iPhone 5.” Foxconn is said to be responsible for 85 percent of the assembly, while Pegatron has a 15 percent share.

That report suggested that the next iPhone will arrive by early October in the U.S., with other territories to follow.

iPhone 5

AppleInsider reported in August that Apple’s long-time advertising agency TBWA/Chiat Day has begun work on a television spots for the smartphone, which will reportedly finish up in early October. Several other reports have also pointed to an October release.

The next iPhone is expected to sport the same A5 processor found in the iPad 2, as well as a new high-resolution 8-megapixel camera. Some third party cases have suggested the device will be thinner with curved sides and a flat back.

Credit : appleinsider

 

 
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