Posted April 10, 2013 By David
Apple is poised for a possible US release (June-September) of the it’s next iPhone.
It’s uncertain whether it will be the iPhone 5S.
Apple is also reportedly working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win it some market share in developing countries.
The iPhone 5 costs around $US600, and while Apple maintains older iPhones in production, even those aren’t cheap enough to compete effectively against low-end smartphones running Google’s Android software. Read the remainder of this entry »
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Posted April 4, 2013 By David
Dropping your iPhone onto the floor and finding a cracked screen may become a thing of the past, according to Apple.
Apple has been working on a system that will turn around a falling iPhone so that it will land face up instead of screen down.
Plans have been filed by Apple to the US Patent Office.
The patent application for a ”protective mechanism for an electronic device” says it aims to prevent some or all of the damage to any electronic device with a processor, such as a tablet or a laptop, but specifically mentions the iPhone.
A number of solutions are proposed to position the phone on landing: the movement of a weighted mass within the device; aeroplane-like foils that extend out from the surface of the device; and a thrust mechanism such as a small gas-propulsion device. Read the remainder of this entry »