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iPhone 5 leaked pic  (Source: GSM Israel)

Leaked earphones
New mockup spied and headphones leaked

The rumors about the next-generation iPhone continue to build as we near a rumored September launch date for the device. During IFA in Berlin last week, a mockup of the next generation iPhone turned up on video in the hands of DSM Israel's CEO.
 
The video shows an iPhone with an all-metal back and the new heavily rumored smaller dock connector. If true, that smaller dock connector might as well be an annuity for iPhone accessory makers, as everyone will have to buy new accessories such as docks.
 
Rumors continue to point to an official Apple event on September 12 to unveil a new iPhone and the device is expected to start shipping later in the month.
 
In case you're wondering, GSM Israel laid hands on the phone via an unnamed manufacturer of cases and accessories for the iPhone. It would make sense that an accessory company would have early access to mockups of the next-generation iPhone to allow them to have cases ready when the device launches. In fact, in the past the first real glimpses of iPhone mockups or prototypes did in fact come from accessory makers.
 
Another recently leaked image claims to show the new design of the earphones that will ship with the next-generation iPhone. The earphones have an opening on the side and a small slit in the body for sound rather than having a speaker grill on the front of the earphones. It appears the large side port could be some sort of bass expansion port. It also appears that the headphones are made from one piece of plastic rather than multiple pieces.

Sources: GSM Israel, Tinhte



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There it is...
By CZroe on 9/3/2012 1:33:25 PM , Rating: 2
There it is: The big touch pad integrated into the back housing that I keep telling everyone about though no one will listen. It's even the same color as their notebook touch pads!

I have no evidence and am simply trying to deduce from what we all see/know. For example: Apple owns a touch-sensitive bezel patent. The lines on the inside of the panel are not for NFC. The area is the same aspect ratio as the screen. The home button is either wider or has touch sensitivity on either side.




RE: There it is...
By GulWestfale on 9/3/2012 1:40:18 PM , Rating: 2
1- calm down. we don't listen because we generally don't really care, and i'm guessing the people you've been "telling" are tired of you overexcitedly spewing crap in their direction.

2- is this apple "innovation" again? because the PS vita (launched in 2011) has a rear touchpad. it also has a quadcore arm CPU and powerVR grpahics, the same "innovative" hardware apple uses.

3- the back of smartphones always have the same aspect ratio as the front... DUH.


RE: There it is...
By CZroe on 9/9/2012 12:46:48 PM , Rating: 2
1) You seem to think I'm "excited." Nope.

2) The Apple patent was before we ever heard of the Vita feature. Not that I care in any fanboy sense: I dislike both companies.

3) Think about a television set's "aspect ratio." When is the last time a screen's aspect ratio referred to the entire face including screen, speakers, buttons, and other such items? I am saying that the inner rectangular area formed by the white or black bands at the top and bottom matches the aspect ratio of the screen, which makes sense if it is a touch-sensitive area which interacts with the screen.
...
DUH


RE: There it is...
By hankw on 9/3/2012 1:53:58 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure what you're looking at. If there was a touch pad in the back then that case is a failure since it would block access to it.


RE: There it is...
By CZroe on 9/9/2012 12:54:12 PM , Rating: 2
Only the top and bottom of the phone is colored white/black. This forms a large area that I propose is a touchpad.

The case likely would be a failure, but I can use the gamepad on my Xperia PLAY just fine through a textured carbon-fiber skin. Yes, that includes the touch-sensitive approximations the phone has for a gamepad's analog sticks. I also used my iPhone 3G touchscreen just fine behind a clear hard-shell Rocketfish case's rigid screen protector (was not a stick-on protector). They even sell stick-on glass screen protectors.

Touch-through cases and protectors are totally possible and have been around for several years.


RE: There it is...
By Trisped on 9/4/2012 8:29:52 PM , Rating: 2
What you are seeing is an artifact of the early manufacturing process. The iPhone does not have a solid case, the mock up pictured seems to have a two piece case, with the top being the largest, and a small bottom piece which would be attached once the inner circuits have been added.

It is important to remember two things:
1. This case could be a mock up. This would mean that the general shape would be correct but the specific pieces and colors could be changing.
2. It takes a while to (or it has in the past) to get the plastic and metal component colors to match enough that Jobs would be happy. These could be early attempts which still needed tuning.

Even if Apple added a touch pad to the back of the phone, there would not be a color discrepancy as there are in the photo. Also, what good would it do? You could use blue tooth to connect it to your Mac and use it as a touch pad? Any idea I can come up with would be better served by the touch screen on the front of the device.


RE: There it is...
By CZroe on 9/9/2012 1:07:46 PM , Rating: 2
The phone rear is indisputably two-tone for both the black and the white phones. Look at the so-called white phone above: Did you miss the GIANT silver area between the tiny white areas? That's a two-tone design and not an artifact. I'm not talking about a small strip.

If I need to be more specific: It's the obvious area dominating the rear every bit as much as the screen dominates the front. You know: the one with the big "iPhone" text and all regulatory and certification info. That.

Uses:
Scrolling without accidentally interacting with page/screen elements/objects.
Cursor movement and insertion point placement in text boxes.
Precision pointing in apps that use it.
A "grip sensor" for automatic orientation.


Problem
By Gondor on 9/3/2012 2:38:17 PM , Rating: 2
OK wtf happened with DT ? As of recently I cannot rate Tony Swash down anymore even though the site says I have certain number of votes (larger tahn 0) left for this article.

Yes, I'm logged in, yes I'm using trhe same login info I always have, yes I'm still using same web browser, yes I have tried it in other articles as wel ... it's just not working.

Do I really need to create a new account just to be able to vote again ?




RE: Problem
By Cheesew1z69 on 9/3/2012 2:53:37 PM , Rating: 2
Same here too...can't rate anyone at all.


RE: Problem
By Tony Swash on 9/3/12, Rating: 0
RE: Problem
By Samus on 9/4/2012 1:50:59 AM , Rating: 2
I can vote, but won't let me go under -1 for Tony Swash. Mod please fix.


RE: Problem
By drycrust3 on 9/3/2012 5:30:04 PM , Rating: 2
No, you just need to refresh after voting.
I use Ubuntu as my operating system and use Firefox and did use Opera, although I've had to temporarily remove Opera as it was hindering updates (yeah, I know, sounds bizarre, but that's another story), and I had found the same thing. I think Opera was affected more than Firefox.
My guess is Daily Tech does work perfectly with whatever browser it considers as the default browser.
Anyway, vote, then refresh. At least we can still post comments.


RE: Problem
By Cheesew1z69 on 9/4/2012 9:20:45 AM , Rating: 2
Nothing has changed 1 bit on my end and I can't either, if I refresh the page, the voting options go away even without posting. Something is wrong with the site and has been since it had issues last week.


RE: Problem
By Moishe on 9/4/2012 3:02:13 PM , Rating: 2
My experience (since last week) is that someone effed up the ajax that updates the buttons and rating count for the posts or the mozilla update is incompatible with it.

So when you click, it seems that the rating is recorded, but the count is not updated and the rate up/down buttons do not go away. When you refresh, you find your rating was applied and you may not have any more available ratings.

At least that's what it seems to be.


RE: Problem
By Trisped on 9/4/2012 8:21:52 PM , Rating: 2
Similar issue/solution with Chrome.

If I really cared I would open the developer tools and see if there were any exceptions being thrown or the AJAX/JSON call backs were being received.


picture your life
By FITCamaro on 9/3/2012 11:42:51 PM , Rating: 3
nexus 7
By faizyab2 on 9/3/2012 5:00:58 PM , Rating: 1
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By GulWestfale on 9/3/2012 1:35:42 PM , Rating: 1
well they finally are getting rid of the huge, always falling out button headphones... good for them. and then they'll sue all the other companies that have been making in-ear headphones for years, right?

i had an iphone once, i'm much happier with android now. cheaper phones with superior performance, the freedom to choose any wireless plan a like because sony doesn't take a cut off your phonebill like apple does, apps from multiple sources etc etc... but there's enough sheep left for apple to make this a huge seller again. sad.


By GulWestfale on 9/3/2012 1:52:50 PM , Rating: 1
which is why there are dozens of android models to choose from, not just one. and yes, it makes me sad when i see someone throw their money away and then he believes that he is somehow "better" than the rest of us, because he gave his cash to a corporation. kinda like scientologists or christians, they make me sad, too.


By GulWestfale on 9/3/2012 3:13:36 PM , Rating: 1
um, you are the one responding to this thread, so everything you just said applies to you. :)
i'm going to stop feeding the troll/paid apple poster now. got other things to do on this beautiful day.


By DJ Brandon on 9/3/2012 8:33:24 PM , Rating: 2
I do believe you can tell how intelligent someone is based off their insults.

SERIOUSLY QUIT WITH THE TROLL CRAP. It is the dumbest thing on the net. Let alone the biggest trend. How about some originality.


By kingmotley on 9/4/2012 1:04:20 AM , Rating: 2
I wish people would stop responding to google employees posting an all apple stories. Go away troll.


By retrospooty on 9/3/2012 3:43:35 PM , Rating: 4
"You on the other hand you seem to have a self image that's so fragile that you can only feel happy if anyone doing anything different to what you are doing are somehow making an irrational mistake"

Yet look at the amount of time you spend on the internet championing the Apple cause. Have I mentioned Apple is a company? Not a loved one, not a person, not even something as enamored as a sports team or musical group. Its a company. At that, it is a company that is not worthy of your admiration, much less your devotion. In spite of what you said above, you sure seem to worry an aweful lot about what others buy. LOL. Doof.

"Personally I think most Android handsets are not very good"

Sure, if you buy an iPhone and dont see touch or use any Android on top of having an unhealthy woddy for one particular company you might think that. Or you might keep an opened mind.

But lets seriously look at the pros of each platform.

Todays phones with Android advantages:
- Larger Screens
- Higher resolution screens
- Faster CPU
- 4G
- Better battery life (while powering larger screens)
- Better OS
- Better UI
- Prettier OS
- Faster Voice search (with more features to boot)
- Flexibility in OS (Tons of Custom ROM's, etc)
- Flexibility in hardware (qwerty models, removable batteries, larger models, smaller models, high end models, mid range models, cheap models)
- Micro SD card
- Micro USB (Like every other phone made by every other manufacturer on planet Earth for hte past for years, except of course, Apple)
- Plug and play as a flash drive to copy files (FFS Apple, its 2012, why cant you plug in an iPhone to any PC and copy files directly to it?)

Todays iPhone Advantages
- Better App store/developer support
- More consistent OS updates (although, from OS 3 to OS6 is not much of a change)


By BSMonitor on 9/4/2012 10:39:28 AM , Rating: 3
LMAO

"Todays phones with Android advantages:
- Larger Screens
- Higher resolution screens
- Faster CPU
- 4G
- Better battery life (while powering larger screens)
- Better OS
- Better UI
- Prettier OS
- Faster Voice search (with more features to boot)
- Flexibility in OS (Tons of Custom ROM's, etc)
- Flexibility in hardware (qwerty models, removable batteries, larger models, smaller models, high end models, mid range models, cheap models)
- Micro SD card
- Micro USB (Like every other phone made by every other manufacturer on planet Earth for hte past for years, except of course, Apple)
- Plug and play as a flash drive to copy files (FFS Apple, its 2012, why cant you plug in an iPhone to any PC and copy files directly to it?)"

YAWN! Better OS?? Give me a break. Better UI. As defined by whom? Better battery life?? Total BS. Faster Voice Search?? Not even comparable to SIRI and the context driven voice commands. Flexibility in blah blah blah, normal humans do not spend endless hours "tweaking" their phone. Micro SD?? They still make those?? Micro USB, really? The charging cable??

Your only valid points are larger screen with higher resolutions. However at what price? Kills battery, bigger footprint.. If you want that, there are droids..

Faster CPU, yes, but still, Yawn.. Not compressing ZIP files on our phones.

4G .. Hah! How about AT&T and VW get 3G everywhere first.


By retrospooty on 9/4/2012 11:29:41 AM , Rating: 2
Uh... Ya, every bit of that is correct.

I think you need to take another look at the year 2012, and leave your 2 years ago impression of Android behind. You seem to have no clue what you are talking about, which is ironic considering your online handle. Android caught up and then surpassed IOS.


By BSMonitor on 9/4/2012 12:30:18 PM , Rating: 2
"Android caught up and then surpassed IOS"

Yet another bland statement of opinion.

If I followed the Android does "this" better than iOS model for upgrading my phone, I'd be on my 5th smart phone in 2 years instead of 2 phones in 4 years... I prefer significant upgrades rather than blah, marketing Yawns. AT&T and Verizon already get enough of my money.

Step out of the anti-Apple bubble. Of all that crap you named, what is a MUST have that should have pushed me to spend $$ to upgrade from an iPhone 4 or comparable Droid of the time.

Maybe battery life, but your statement on that varies wildly based on the model and manufacturer of said Droid phones.


By retrospooty on 9/4/2012 12:54:44 PM , Rating: 2
"Yet another bland statement of opinion."

I am going to take a leap and guess that you have not actually picked up an Android 4 phone and used it for more than a few seconds. It's pretty obviously better, but agrgeed, it could be called opinion. It's most people's opinion that it is better.

"Step out of the anti-Apple bubble. Of all that crap you named, what is a MUST have that should have pushed me to spend $$ to upgrade from an iPhone 4 or comparable Droid of the time."

It's not an anti-apple bubble, nor is it a list of reasons to upgrade your iPhone. It's a pro list for each platform and it is VERY valid... Not necessarily every item is important to every buyer, but the list is valid.

To answer a few of your points above, yes, SD card expansion is a huge plus. With an iPhone, you are stuck with whatever limit you bought. Its 2012, and not difficult to incorporate expansion into a phone. Hell Palm was doing it in 2003. Expandability for storage is a good thing. The fact that you try to spin it off as bad shows some sort of an agenda. And yes, Micro USB is huge. How can you not see teh advantage of being charge compatible with every other phone made on planet Earth for the past 4 years (except Apple of course). Not only for charging, for data as well. If I am on a trip and dont carry my charger, I know everyone else has one and I can plug right in. I can also unplug my Micro-USB mouse and plug in my phone without needing to find a cable. It reads as a flash drive and I can copy files to it. Again, in 2012 its not hard to accomplish. Apple us really lagging with that aspect.

I really dont give a rats arse about Google as a company. I love smartphones and I buy the best product available at a reasonable price every year. If it has a Google, MS or Apple OS makes no difference to me, I care about what it gives me. At this point in time, Apples IOS and iPhone platform is lagging behind Android in a major way. I dont think anyone could objectively look at both platforms today and come to any other conclusion. If you have been using IOS and have lots of apps and are just comfortable with the platform, then it probably is the best for you. Ultimately both accomplish the same levels of funtionality and both do pretty much everything that 99% of people need them to do. Android is just doing it better these days. If that changes, so would my list. Based on IOS6 and what is assumed to be a 4 inch 4G iPhone5, it's not going to be good enough. MAybe IOS7 and the iPhone6 will have something new to show us next year. We'll have to wait and see.


By DJ Brandon on 9/6/2012 12:03:55 AM , Rating: 2
People throw 4g around as if it's better. When the 4G in most areas doesn't even match AT&T's 3g speed. So ya let them keep their 4G :)

The better battery is laughable. Clearly no idea what he is talking about.


By GulWestfale on 9/3/2012 1:41:43 PM , Rating: 5
yes, buy an iphone and enjoy the same hardware android users have had since last year, for only $600!!! isn't that a steal?


By retrospooty on 9/3/2012 3:46:05 PM , Rating: 3
Actually, we have had 4+inch screens and 4G for over two years now... But, Welcome to 2010 Apple. Good thing we are copying you 2 years later than you, otherwise it might look bad.


By mocyd on 9/4/2012 1:28:03 PM , Rating: 2
We live in an era where CEO's can retroactively retire.

Why shouldn't Apple be able to proactively claim that everyone is copying ideas and technologies they themselves haven't yet conceived or implemented?


By retrospooty on 9/4/2012 1:53:52 PM , Rating: 1
"Why shouldn't Apple be able to proactively claim that everyone is copying ideas and technologies they themselves haven't yet conceived or implemented?"

Wait for it, I am sure they are already working on that tech now. ;)


By kmmatney on 9/4/2012 2:33:27 AM , Rating: 1
My last iPhone was almost free. I sold my old 16GB 3GS for $250 (added value as it had the older bootrom), and bought a 32GB 4S for $299. It's jailbroken, and I have all the freedom to install just about whatever I want. I get free tethering as well (in fact I'm posting this through MyWi). Does that make you sad? I'm a little sad that I'll have to wait for the Jailbreak for iOS 6 to come out before I can upgrade the OS. There, were both sad now.


By elleehswon on 9/4/2012 12:12:06 PM , Rating: 2
you should install a custom rom then...


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