The next iPhone will be called simply “iPhone” if this pic is to be believed. Published by iPhonenieuwsblog.nl, the image is reportedly of the next, ahem, new iPhone’s packaging fresh off a massive printing press. And within, clear as day, is the new iPhone with five vertical rows of icons and the wording “The New iPhone.” Gone is the numerical designation that’s been with the iPhone for the last four generations. Apple is making it as simple as possible with the next iPhone — and this will likely be confusing to a lot of people.
The next iPhone is actually the sixth generation but the Internet has taken to call it the iPhone 5. Even Apple played with that naming a bit in the invite for the new iPhone’s launch. But it’s been speculated that Apple would drop the version number on the iPhone ever since it did so with the new iPad.
iPhone 5? iPhone 6? The rumor mill never really decided on what to call the next iPhone, but with Apple announcing the next iPhone next week, it really doesn’t matter at this point. Plus, logic dictates that this image likely tells the truth.
The iPhone was the lone product in Apple’s lineup to feature a version designation ever since the latest iPad launched. Throughout several major redesigns, the iMac has always been just the iMac. The Mac Pro is just the Mac Pro. The Apple TV has always been the Apple TV even when Apple completely revamped the product.
If this image is legit, Apple is blazing forward into unknown territories. Cell phones are selling at bulk commodity levels. Year over year, this simple naming scheme could be confusing as more models come out. That said, keeping it simple is what Apple does best.
Of course this pic could be easily faked. Anyone with a $ 100k printing press could run a job and have their girlfriend hold up the results. Because that’s what sane people do.Related Posts:
The Overmind leaves Kerrigan behind on Char to hunt down the ever elusive Tassadar and Zeratul while he takes the broods to assault Aiur, the Protoss Homeworld. The Khaydarin Crystal is one of the Protoss’s breath of creation, before the Overmind spreads terror and mayhem to this Protoss’s Jungle Homeland, the Drone must harvest the Khaydarin Crystal and bring it to the Zerg beacon. Additional Tags: Zerg Hive Defiler Mound Protoss Nexus Pylon Gateway Assimilator Forge Photon Cannon Shield Battery Cybernetics Core Citadel of Adun Templar Archives Robotics Facility Robotics Support Bay Observatory Stargate Fleet Beacon Arbiter TribunalRelated Posts:
Hot on the heels of HTC confirming a Jelly Bean upgrade for select handsets, ASUS released a statement today assuring tablet owners that all of the company’s new models, at least, will be upgraded to 4.1. So far, the outfit is committing to updating the Transformer Prime, along with the Transformer Pads TF300 and TF700. Though ASUS is careful to say it’s considering other devices, it’s patently not promising to upgrade the original Transformer or the Eee Pad Slider. No word, exactly, on when Android 4.1 will make its way onto those devices, except that it should happen within “the coming months.” Hopefully, of course, that’s just an outside figure: after all, ASUS isn’t known for saddling its tablets with heavily customized skins.
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Our week in the Southeast gave us plenty of memorable moments, but perhaps my favorite of the entire trip was when I stumbled upon the Elf — a pedal-solar electric hybrid vehicle from Organic Transit in Durham, NC. It’s one of those products that — given the right financing and marketing — could be completely disruptive in Urban areas.
The vehicles come in two models currently, The Elf which can hold up to 150lbs, and the TruckIt, which can handle an 800lb payload. Both have solar charged batteries that can last for 30 miles before switching to pedaling mode, and they have turn signals, brake lights and front headlights. They even have side mirrors.
I stole away Rob Cotter, CEO at Organic Transit, to tell us a little more about what I like to call “sunbikes.” He said that Organic Transit vehicles can go anywhere a bike can go (like a bike lane, or bike trail) and “depending on what state you’re in” you can go about 30 mph. The Elf weighs 95 lbs and gets the equivalent of 1,800 miles per gallon.
For insurance purposes, I wasn’t allowed to use the throttle on a prototype, but even pedaling that bad boy around was a pleasure. So if you’re interested, head over to Organic Transit’s website and pre-order. Even at $ 3,900 for the Elf, Cotter reports over 340 orders so far.Related Posts:
This is a video from a submersible surveying underwater cable routes a half-mile beneath the ocean’s surface when it spots Batman. Well, not Batman himself, probably just the latest Bat-Sub that Lucius Fox designed for him. What’s he doing down there? Your guess is as good as mine. Unless you guessed banging mermaids, in which case yours is better (mine was crabbing).
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The BBC’s iPlayer video on demand service has been released on a variety of platforms over the last few months, including iOS and the Xbox 360, and now it’s reportedly set to hit Windows Phone soon. According to The Inquirer, a Nokia representative confirmed that the app will show up in the WIndows Phone Marketplace “in the next few weeks.” Microsoft had previously confirmed that the iPlayer would come to Windows Phone eventually, but now we have at least a rough timeline as to when the app will debut. While a Nokia representative was the one who tipped off The Inquirer to the iPlayer’s impending launch, it doesn’t sound like it’ll be an exclusive to Nokia handsets, unlike a number of other Windows Phone apps the company recently…
In our MWC interview with Stephen Elop, the Nokia CEO told us he’s a huge fan of Microsoft’s “Smoked by Windows Phone” marketing campaign, so it’s no surprise to see his company now recreating it with something it calls “the Lumia Challenge.” The premise is basically the same: a few Nokia reps have taken to the streets of London challenging random users of other smartphones to a race against the Lumia 800. Unlike Microsoft’s generous offer of a whole Windows laptop for any lucky winners, Nokia’s taken the budget option and offered up only £10 to anyone able to outpace the Lumia. There aren’t any winners in the video posted to Nokia’s YouTube account, but the participants did at least get a £50 voucher to go toward the purchase of a new…
This is a stop motion LEGO video about a ninja that has to fight off a whole band of bad guys all by himself because that’s how true heroes do it — ALONE. “You’re just saying that because you don’t have any friends.” Friends? I don’t even have an acquaintance.
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Microsoft is teaming up with Lionsgate this week to promote The Hunger Games. Due to hit theatres on Friday, The Hunger Games tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers are selected from districts of Panem (where North America once existed) to compete in a battle of survival. Microsoft has partnered with Lionsgate to build a special HTML5 version of The Hunger Games. The site incorporates some of the latest HTML5 techniques to produce movie-like effects such as stream, lens flare, and video projections.
Visitors can sign-in using a Twitter or Facebook account to have their friends faces placed on banners and walls throughout the site, providing a somewhat creepy but familiar social experience. Although the site works in…
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