A large number of news outlets and companies alike are pretty confident that we'll be seeing the next iPhone in September, and it seems they're getting more confident by the day. Today German carrier Mobilcom Debitel sent out a bulletin to its subscribers claiming that the iPhone 5 go on sale in September.
According to the latest word from the rumor mill, mobile giant Verizon Wireless has apparently begun scheduling a vacation blackout, in which retail store employees are restricted from taking vacations on certain days. Why is this important? Well, the blackout is taking place from September 21st to September 30th, starting on the day that the next generation iPhone is expected to launch.
Skype, the popular video calling service has issued an update iPhone and iPad users (version 4.1). Of course the update contains the usual bug fixes, but users are also getting a pretty cool new feature as well. Head inside to check out the changelog and a look at the new photo sharing feature.
The folks over at Tap Magazine have put together an awesome infographic to show us just how big Apple’s iOS platform really is. My favorite little tidbit in the infographic is the fact that Apple has sold enough iPhones and iPad to stretch around the earth if laid end to end. That’s simply remarkable.
Head inside to check the graph out for more little fun facts about our favorite company:
Leaks of the upcoming iPhone 5 continue to make the rounds, as another image of the next-generation iPhone’s front panel was found in the wild over the weekend. We’re likely less than a month away from the announcement day, but the leaks have definitely not slowed down.
Today, the folks over at RazorianFly came across a 3D rendering video of the iPhone 5 being compared to Samsungs Galaxy S III. The iPhone’s design in the video is apparently based on the recent reports and rumors that we’ve seen in the past couple of months. Everything from the elongated body to the smaller dock connector is shown off in the rendering, and boy does it look good. Check it out:
Walmart is currently doing an awesome little back to school sale, knocking $20.00 off of its $100 digital iTunes gift cards! You can now head over to the Walmart website and purchase an iTunes gift card worth $100 for only $80...
Leaks of the iPhone 5 have been all the talk the last couple of months and at the peak of production, new parts are bound to show up at any time. These mentioned parts just showed up over the weekend, and are apparently now on sale for $199. What exactly are you buying? A 1136x640 LCD and digitizer said to be from the upcoming iPhone 5.
It's rumored and widely accepted that the next iPhone (and possibly all future devices) will feature a smaller dock connector. It isn't known just how small this new dock connector will be, but recent rumors have suggested a 9-pin, which these mock ups are based upon. If this is true, Apple will almost certainly release an adapter for the new connector, allowing it to work with current 30-pin accessories.