Leaked Schematics Of The Next-gen iPhone

Schematic of the rumored next generation iPhone with a 4-inch screen appears to have been leaked to various blogs like iLab and Cydia Blog. The schematic shows measurements of various components found on the iPhone’s front panel including the the widely rumored larger display.

The “active area mask,” or the portion which houses the display, measures 3.55 inches vertically and 2.02 inches horizontally, according to the schematic.

By applying the Pythagoras theorem, we arrive at a diagonal length of approximately 4.08 inches. Although this is slightly larger than 4 inches, the display opening is known to measure a bit more than the screen itself.

This means that the display might end up measuring exactly 4 inches diagonally, with a 16:9 aspect ratio, corroborating earlier speculation and the recent front panel leak.

The schematic also suggests that the front facing camera would be moved to above the earpiece. The bottom placement of the headphone jack and the smaller dock connector are also reflected in the schematic.

MacRumors adds:

The schematic does not show an exact total height for the part in question, but calculations based on pixel counts and the known height of the display mask area suggest that the overall height of the part is roughly 122 mm, approximately 7 mm taller than the overall height of the iPhone 4S.

What are your thoughts on a 4-inch display?

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Next iPhone to have Flexible OLED Display?

Oh! Look an iPhone user, just great! We won’t even be allowed to hold his phone, since he certainly will be scared that we might scratch or drop it… just great.

Have you heard this a lot? Well certainly I have, as a matter of fact I’m so protective about my phone that even while in a restaurant I keep a tissue under my phone and then set it on the table. (If you are thinking why I don’t use a case, that is because cases make the phone bulky and they don’t feel good in the hand.)

But well, if you hear this a lot then you would be quite happy to know that the next iPhone might be adopting those flexible OLED screens that we have seen in various concept photos/videos. Well the phone won’t be as bendy as you expect but it will be good enough to sustain injuries by falling down etc.

This technology will be coming from Samsung (just like the Retina display). I personally hate the fact Apple has to partner with Samsung for stuff like this because then the credit is shared and Samsung tries to dethrone Apple, which they know they won’t be able to. (Spoken like a true fan boy, huh?)

Anyway getting back to the news, Samsung’s Kwon Oh-hyun said, ” We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant.” Though Kwon did not mention any company, Apple is certainly one of them according to a U.S based analyst saying, “Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine that Apple doesn’t have something to with it.”

I believe the sixth-gen iPhone will be a kicker and will dethrone Samsung and Nokia (specifically Lumia 900, other models suck) permanently.

What are your thoughts on the next iPhone?

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Source ( The Korea Times via Macworld )

New iPhone 5 parts surface….

iPhone parts supplier sw-box has gained access to few more replacement parts for next generation iPhone device. This time its the Earphone Jack, Ear Speaker and WIFI Cable. The internals of the next iPhone as of now seem to be completely different from the previous generation of iPhones.

These new parts join the likenesses of the possible SIM tray and Home Button which were leaked previously.

Here is the image of the newly leaked Earphone Jack, Ear Speaker and WIFI Cable:

What are your thoughts on the upcoming iPhone?

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Source ( MacRumors )

Rumor: The next iPhone to have SIM Tray similar to the iPhone 4S’

iPhone part supplier sw-box has now gained access to iPhone 5 SIM card tray. The parts, however, have striking resemblance with the iPhone 4/4S SIM tray. The part clearly pinpoints that the next iteration of iPhone will retain the flat-edged form factor of the existing model debunking earlier claims that that the next generation iPhone will sport a tapered or rounded-edge design and that it will accommodate smaller nano-SIM.

Last week, Chinese parts supplier TVC-Mall posted iPhone 5 home buttons for sale in both black and white but later pulled them down for an unknown reason. Even those parts look legitimate enough to warrant attention. The new home buttons were rounded square shape resembling much like iOS app icons.

What could be the expected upgrades in the iPhone 5 is still sketchy. Most of the technology pundits claims that the sixth generation iPhone will adopt liquidmetal featuring 4.6-inch retina display with bigger screen, thinner display, dual-core A5X processor, and a rubber bezel.

Since Apple has long been notoriously secretive about its unreleased products and always keeps its future plans under wraps, expect more information in coming weeks through un-official channels. Fresh rumors about iPhone 5 are likely to increase over the next few weeks as we get closer to September-October timeframe.

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The iPhone 5: From Glass to Liquidmetal

Korean website ETNews claims that Apple is planning to use new “liquid metal” alloys in the next iPhone to make it thinner and lighter and more resistant to damage. Apple acquired the rights to Liquidmetal Technologies’ “amorphous metal alloys” in August 2010 and was soon spotted hiring engineers to work on the materials.

Also somewhere  in the mid-2011, I remember coming across an article saying that Apple is going to manufacture the iPhone in various colors just like the iPods. At first this just seemed ridiculous but now that I come to think of it, the iPods are made of liquid metal and it is easier to electro-plate liquid metal, this same process was allegedly used in the manufacture of colored iPods (initially).

ETNews further report:

According to industry sources, the next flagship phones of the companies are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main bodies, that is, ceramic for the Galaxy S3 and liquid metal for iPhone5, both being thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts. In the meantime, iPhone5 is likely to take liquid metal, an alloy of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper and so forth having an outer surface smooth like liquid. The new iPhone is expected to make its debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco in June.

The Rancho Santa Margarita, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies says these amorphous alloys are:

unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to retain a random structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries.

As ETNews reports, the iPhone 5 is set to launch this June at the World Wide Developers Conference, but the usually accurate Japanese blog Macotakara has called for a Fall launch.

What are your thoughts on the Liquidmetal-based iPhone 5? Do you think we will be seeing it?

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