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Next-generation iPhone backplates  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)

Next-generation iPhone frame  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)

Next-generation iPhone front glass  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)
The next generation iPhone is expected to make an appearance in the fall along with iOS 6

New photos of the next-generation iPhone have hit the web, and it looks like Apple fans have plenty of new changes to look forward to when it arrives.

Earlier today, 9 to 5 Mac got its hands on the backplates and frames of the upcoming next-generation iPhone. From the images posted, it seems Apple is making some external and internal changes.

As with the iPhone 4 and 4S, the next-generation iPhone will be available in black and white. Both the black and white versions have backplates that are made of metal, with the plastic trim at the top and bottom. The metal antenna is molded into these metal backplates, likely as a way of making a unibody enclosure for stronger, yet thinner and lighter gadgets.

The new backplates and frames also show that the next-generation iPhone will be the same width, but it will be longer. The screen will reportedly be longer with a size of 3.999 inches diagonally and will have a resolution of 1136 x 640.

Other notable changes that are apparent from the backplates and frames are a smaller dock connector, redesigned speaker grills, a new opening between the camera lens and the LED flash (which is where a second microphone may be placed for better audio when recording video), the earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom corner of the iPhone, and the front camera lens has become centered above the earpiece. 

It also appears that Apple will not feature edge-to-edge technology in this version of the iPhone, but the possibility of Micro-SIM technology (or maybe even no SIMs at all) is pretty strong. LTE and a better processor are a few other add-ons that are expected in the next-generation iPhone.

The next generation iPhone is expected to make an appearance in the fall along with iOS 6.

In addition to next-gen iPhone spec leaks, it was also rumored last week that Apple will release a Mini iPad later this year. The Mini version of Apple's famous tablet is rumored to be 7-inches.

Speaking of Apple prototypes, an original iPad with two dock connectors sold on eBay for $10,200 yesterday. Apple never formally released an iPad with two dock connectors, where one was designed for portrait and the other for landscape, but that rare gadget made its way onto eBay for an expensive Memorial Day bidding war.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac



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RE: Meh
By 91TTZ on 5/30/2012 10:33:05 AM , Rating: 2
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Did you know that you can double tap the home button and see a list of all the apps currently open at the bottom of the screen? If that isn't multi-tasking I don't know what is.


That's not really multi-tasking. I just tried that on my iPhone 4S and it shows you the list of all your apps, even ones that aren't running and I haven't used in months. For instance it shows the camera but I'm not currently taking pictures or recording anything.

When you move focus off an app it saves the settings and stops running, it does not continue running in the background. This isn't multi-tasking. That would be a bad idea for power reasons. Imagine if you hit the home button to get out of the maps app and it continued to use the GPS. Your battery would run down in no time. If you hit the home button and got out of the camera app but it continued to activate the camera, it would also run down the power in no time. Or if you had a dynamically changing webpage open in the background in Safari, it would run the battery down.

The only times that the iPhone really multi-tasks is when it shows it flashing at the top of the screen such as when you're in a phone call and you go to look at another app. You'll see a green bar at the top showing that you're still in a phone call. Then it's multi-tasking. It does the same thing with the voice recorder app. If you hit record and exit out, you'll see a red bar at the top letting you know that it's still running in the background, recording.


RE: Meh
By testerguy on 5/31/2012 9:49:36 AM , Rating: 2
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When you move focus off an app it saves the settings and stops running, it does not continue running in the background. This isn't multi-tasking.


A distinction without a difference. What would be different if that app in the background was wasting resources in the background? Nothing.

Furthermore you're actually fundamentally incorrect, apps which are in the taskbar there CAN continue running if they have a need to. Any app.

The task switcher is NOT a list of 'all your apps' at all - you probably have all of them listed because you have opened them all and not closed them (going back to home page doesn't close them). It wouldn't make sense for you to be taking pictures if you weren't looking at what was on screen, but when you resume the camera app it has the power to resume at whichever point you were, such as photographing, or editing a photo, etc. The same way which would be no different in any multi tasking system. The fact that leaving the app 'running' would be so inefficient is precisely why Android is so flawed, and why Apples solution is in fact the best way of multi tasking.

Your analysis of the 'only times' when an iPhone multi tasks is also ridiculous. You can download any number of apps which have a legitimate use for multi tasking, such as listening to music, downloading news feeds, updating GPS for directions - if they are allowed to run in the background they will - many GPS apps do just this by the way, making your comment on GPS even more laughable. Every single feature you would ever need to achieve any desired outcome with multi tasking.


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