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* iPhone Dock Connector: What Going to a 19-Pin Connector Means
* iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to be unveiled September 12: rumor
* iPhone 5 release date: September 12, reports claim
* Apple says documents prove Samsung copied iPhone
* Apple’s Next iPhone: The Complete Rumor Roundup
* Apple designer: iPhone crafters are “maniacal”
* Apple claims Samsung made iPhone knockoffs
* The Fate of the iPhone 5
Apple’s Next iPhone: The Complete Rumor Roundup
Apple’s Next iPhone: The Complete Rumor Roundup There’s been so muchrumor-hawking and speculation the past few weeks that whether you’re readyor not, we’re squarely in the middle of iPhone season.
So here’s a quick rundown of everything we think …
Full story : Gizmodo
Apple designer: iPhone crafters are “maniacal”
Apple Inc’s celebrated industrial design team is a group of around 16 “maniacal” individuals from all over the world who spend a lot of time brainstorming around a kitchen table.
The world’s most valuable technology corporation on Tuesday allowed a rare glimpse into a zealously guarded internal hardware design process that has produced some of the world’s most celebrated consumer electronics.
Full story : Chicago Tribune
iPhone Dock Connector: What Going to a 19-Pin Connector Means
The next version of the iPhone is expected to have a 19-pin dock connector, a drastic change that could disrupt the accessories market that caters to the 30-pin connector that is currently found on the iPhone.
The 30-pin connector has been around for a decade, so it makes sense for Apple to move to a new connector. To make the new iPhone thinner and fit a 4G radio as well, Apple would have to use a smaller dock connector. Currently, the bottom of the iPhone is fully occupied by the 30-pin plug and the speaker grills. But this design has some issues.
Full story : PCWorld (blog)
Apple says documents prove Samsung copied iPhone
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd told jurors that its products are not copycats of Apple Inc’s iPhone but rather an example of legitimate American-style competition from the South Korean company.
Lawyers for both tech giants faced off on Tuesday for opening statements in the highly anticipated U.S. patent trial, where Apple has accused Samsung of stealing iPhone features like scrolling and multi-touch.
Full story : NBCNews.com
The Fate of the iPhone 5
According to rumors, a new iPhone and a smaller iPad are set to launch in September. The iPad, if anything like Google’s Nexus 7, will be anticlimactic and scrutinized to an extreme. The iPhone 5 will be Apple’s only shot at regaining the mindshare that has been leaking from the iconic brand since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note and the other large Android phones.
This is now Apple’s game to win or lose. It will all be determined by the initial reviews and whether or not Apple can muster lines of customers around the block outside the Apple stores days in advance of the sale.
Full story : PC Magazine
iPhone 5 release date: September 12, reports claim
Apple [AAPL] plans a September 12 special event during which it is expected to at last reveal its new iPhone, also known as the iPhone 5 according to a series of reputable reports with the product set to ship 9 days later.
It is no secret the company has held a special event at around this time each year since the October iPod launch back in 2001. Traditionally this has seen the company introduce the latest iterations of its music products.
Full story : Computerworld (blog)
iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to be unveiled September 12: rumor
Hot on the heels of more iPhone 5 component leaks, the rumor mill has now churned up a date for the release of both the highly anticipated iPhone 5 and an entirely new device — the iPad Mini.
According to iMore — and supported by AllThingsD and The Verge — Apple has picked Wednesday, September 12th as the date that the Cupertino giant will unveil the new iPhone to the world.
Full story : ZDNet
Apple claims Samsung made iPhone knockoffs
An attorney for Apple told a jury Tuesday that bitter rival Samsung faced two options to compete in the booming cellphone market after Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to critical acclaim in 2007: Innovate or copy. Samsung chose to copy, making its smartphones and computer tablets illegal knockoffs of Apple’s popular products, attorney Harold McElhinny claimed.
Samsung “has copied the entire design and user experience” of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, McElhinny told a jury during his opening statement at the patent trial involving the world’s two largest makers of cellphones.
Full story : CBS News
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