Why you shouldn’t be depressed if there is only an iPhone 4s Tomorrow

As the current rumor has it there will only be one iPhone tomorrow which is the iPhone 4s. The iPhone 4 design with some better hardware inside it. Some fanboys are calling this crazy but if you think about it it makes some sense and I’ll explain why.

iOS

Apple doesn’t think that the hardware isn’t the most important thing for a phone to sell well. Well they do but they think the operating system iOS is the more important reason why the phone sells well. Why else would the spend so much time on it? Apple thinks that iOS drives the sales of the iPhone the iPad and the iPod touch. So a new design wouldn’t be the top priority for the next iPhone making the hardware a little better but making iOS work better with the updated hardware would be the top priority.

The iPhone 4 design is great

Alright some people are going to call me out as a complete Apple fanboy but that’s fine. I think that the iPhone 4 design is great. The best design I have seen and trust me I have used and seen a TON of phones. The iPhone 4 design makes me just say “Wow this is a beautiful design.” The only way I can see the design of the current iPhone being improved is by adding an aluminum back like they had with the original iPhone which I have been dying to get on a newer phone.

The design will work with all your iPhone 4 cases

One of the great things about having the same iPhone 4 design with the next generation is all your accessories and cases will work with it! YOU WILL SAVE MONEY!

Remember the 3Gs?

Apple did the same thing with the 3Gs keeping the design from the iPhone 3G around for another year and it did great! It is still one of the best selling phones of all time! So even though all you fanboys want the iPhone 5 and a new design don’t be to bummed if you don’t get it.

What to expect from Tuesdays event

All of these things are making me completely insane. iPhone 5 or not? Well up to this point anyways I had believed there would be a new iPhone 5 that would be completely redesigned. Now it seems those chances are slimming day by day. I still believe Apple is messing with all of our heads like they did with the original iPhone before it was announced. After all this has been the longest time between iPhone models but that doesn’t mean they have spent the time redesigning the iPhone. Remember the iPhone 3Gs looked EXACTLY like the iPhone 3G just with bumped internals. Remember the iPhone 4 has a great design one that I personally love and it wouldn’t be the worst thing to keep the same design. Yes we have seen some proof of the iPhone 5 leaked cases, leaked websites with it, and even inventory and case arrivals at AT&T but nothing in iTunes. I honestly thing Apple is messing with us and we will see an iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4s is just a place holder in iTunes with the CDMA iPhone look to keep people from knowing the truth and the iPhone 4 will be the low budget model. Either way don’t expect the iPhone 5 on tuesday because if it doesn’t happen… You’ll be disappointed.

Google+ Updates with Hangouts, Messenger, More [Apps]

Well after I reviewed Google+ for iPhone and the service basically in general they pushed an update to the iPhone app to reflect some changes on the site itself and some things that some people will be happy too. Here is the full change log!

  • Join hangouts from the mobile app
  • Huddle is now Messenger
  • Send photos in Messenger
  • +1 on comments
  • Reliability improvements in Messenger
  • Granular push notification settings
  • Map view in profile for places you’ve lived
  • improved +mention support
  • Share a post with individuals
  • Improved public search for people
  • Various bug and performance improvements

Now just to be clear you can only join hangouts you can not make one… At least not yet and you need an iPhone 4, an iPod touch 4, or an iPad 2 to join hangouts I’m sure because you need to use the front camera. The app seems to be stable which is more than I can say for the Facebook app.

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iPhone 4S Photos confirm A5 processer

Here is something that just will not quit. The rumor of the iPhone 4S having a new processor which is basically the only change in the iPhone 4s has a picture and that is what you see above. You can see everything is the same as the iPhone 4 but it has an A5 instead of the iPhone 4’s A4 processor. Maybe now we can lay this rumors to rest until the unveiling.

Here is a higher res photo:

iMessage to be supported in MAC OS X Lions iChat?

Well here is something that might be unexpected to some but not me. Mac Rumors has found some hidden iChat code showing that iMessage a service that allows iPods, iPhones, and iPads to communicate over the web to the messages app will be coming to the Mac as well in the form of iChat.

@interface IMMessage : NSObject
{
IMHandle *_sender;
IMHandle *_subject;
NSAttributedString *_text;
NSString *_plainBody;
NSDate *_time;
NSDate *_timeDelivered;
NSDate *_timeRead;

The code you see above is the framework in iChat. The code shows the “time delivered” and “time read” which is in the current iMessage. Honestly I think this would be a great idea as you can have all your messages well now everywhere granted it isn’t an SMS and is an iMessage and well everyone I know uses an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or a Mac or all of those so this would be a great idea and I can’t wait to see it become a reality. It may even come with iOS 5 public release which is rumored to be October 10th. iMessage is still in developer preview and has not been released to the public but it does work very well for me.

[ VIA Macrumors]

Could this be the iPhone 5 home button?

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The image you see above made its way onto cultofmac and it is told to be the home button for the iPhone 5. Now if this is true then the rumors of the new capacitive home button is surely dead and that might just kill the capacitive volume buttons as well. Now you see above the little battery snapped circle? Yes that is the same as the iPhone through the iPhone 4 it makes sure the little plastic button comes back up so you can click it again to make start multitasking. Now if this is what the iPhone 5 home button is than it confuses me. You see if Apple were to keep the home button then why not make it the same one that has been on the iPhone for around 4-5 years now. It makes sense to keep the same home button and honestly it looks kinda stupid. I don’t know why they would get rid of the circle for sort of half circle if you want to call it that which makes me think it is a fake and someone once again is trying to make money of a product that hasn’t even been released yet. I don’t think Apple would make the home button look like that ever especially giving the fact that leaked supposed iPhone 5 image found in photo stream has a sort of oval home button or touch area makes me think this is even more fake. I could be wrong. Only time will tell.
[VIA cultofmac]
[iPhone 5 photo stream]

Apple News Update [9/2/11]

Well here we go my first Apple News update! Lets get started!

confirmed: naunce speech ios 5 is being tested.

A little bit of an interesting story 9to5mac has confirmed that Apple is testing NAUNCE Speech To Text in iOS 5. It isn’t available for anyone but Apple’s testers but if all goes well then it should make it’s way to us this fall hopefully with the iPhone 5.

[9to5mac]

iPhone 4 in supposed iPhone 5 case shows big changes.

The image you see above is what is an alleged iPhone 5 case and an iPhone 4 sitting in it and it does look like if thats an accurate case there are some big differences. Now as you can see it seems to be a lot thinner and I mean a lot thinner. It is also wider probably for what is rumored to be the bigger and better 4 inch screen of the upcoming iPhone and if you look to the left you see the whole for the mute switch but nothing for the buttons. Does this add to the rumor of the buttons all going capacitive? We’ll find out.

iPhone 5 investigators could have been Apple employees.

Remember the iPhone 5 story we had about someone leaving the iPhone 5 in a bar? Well it seems that the police who went looking for the prototype might not have been actually police but instead have been Apple employee’s or one of them anyways. Now Calderón the man who found the iPhone reports this to SFWeekly:

Calderón said that at about 6 p.m six people – four men and two women – wearing badges of some kind showed up at his door. “They said, ‘ Hey Sergio we’re from the San Francisco Police Department.'” He said they asked him whether he had been at the Cava 22 over the weekend (He had) and told them they traced an iPhone to his home using GPS.”

After a search of the man’s property with no successful find the intruders allegedly offered $300 for the return of the device and left a phone number when called leaded to Apple Senior investigator who is a former San Jose police officer. Anthony Colon deleted his linkedin profile which is what you see above… So I don’t know about this one but it is very interesting to read. Check out this link for more information.

[Gizmodo]

iPhone 5 now has an fcc number

What you see above is the FCC number for the upcoming iPhone 5. So it seems the FCC has confirmed it and it should be coming to us soon. The number for the device is BCG-E2430A compared to the GSM iPhone 4’s “BCG-E2380A” FCC ID and CDMA iPhone 4’s “BCG-E2422A” FCC ID. Usually Apple devices don’t get a number until they are announced. This just shows that Apple is getting closer to announcing the iPhone 5.

Apple Seeds MAC OS X 10.7.2 to developers iCloud beta 10

Apple is continuing to push iOS software and Mac software by them today releasing Mac OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud beta 10 to Mac Developers. So go and get it!

[Mac Developer Portal]

So that is all the news that happened when I was in school it took me a little past 4 to do it but there was a lot to do and I think I did well. All new information will be in a new post.