The crew at BGR is breaking the news that Apple is preparing a new iPhone release in the Fall of 2012 (about the same time that this year’s 4S released).
BGR has learned a number of details surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone from a close source. For starters, we can now confidently say that Apple’s next iPhone will launch in the fall next year, around the same time that this year’s iPhone 4S launched. We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material — similar to the material used in the company’s bumper cases — that will be built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone (like the iPhone 3GS bezel) and it will serve two purposes. First, it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum without having to use a large plastic insert above the antennas as the company does on its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. Earlier reports suggested that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature an aluminum case similar to the one found on the iPad 2, as well as a larger display around 4 inches.
Steve Jobs may have passed away but his innovation and his brilliant company, Apple, continues to live on through his spirit. As the iPhone 4S pre-orders continue to heat up this week, Apple released their new operating system dubbed iOS 5 yesterday. Lots of iPhone users were frustrated with slow downloading times to upgrade the software but once they got through they were blessed with a new Notification Center, Newsstand, Twitter, Camera, Photos, and the ability to sync via wireless. Check out a brief breakdown on each of the new features:
- Notification Center – new email, texts, friend requests, and more all in one convenient location via one quick and easy swipe.
- Newstand – organize your magazine and newspaper subscriptions in a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily.
- Twitter – Apple’s new Twitter app. I still prefer Echofon. But I’m not taking UberSocial out of the running as they just created an iPhone app (they’re the creators of the great UberTwitter for Blackberry).
- Camera – open the Camera app right from the Lock screen. Use grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus and exposure locks to compose a picture on the fly. Then press the volume-up button to snap your photo in the nick of time.
- Photos – Crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye without leaving the Photos app.
- Wireless Sync – exactly what it says it does. No more USB cords…
Moving on to the iPhone 4S, one of the main new selling points was the new feature called Siri. Many people are still left out on what Siri exactly is so check this video out to learn more.
Just a simple thanks from Verizon to their loyal customers who waited around and had faith that the red check would be able to have the prestigious Apple iPhone (4) on their network one day…