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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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iPhone 5S Said to Feature Upgraded Rear Camera, iPad Mini Update Targeted for October




Following up on his report from earlier today about Apple's plans for the full-size iPad and iPhone, iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has a new article sharing additional information on Apple's mobile device plans. The information comes from a "trusted source" and discloses product code names for the various devices as well as plans for an upgrade to the rear camera system for the iPhone 5S.
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The iPhone 5S is still months away from mass production, but our source suspects that the star feature will be an upgraded rear camera--perhaps featuring Sony's 13-Megapixel sensor, plus the aforementioned flash upgrade--along with a processor bump. Current prototypes are codenamed N51 and N53, with July mentioned as the target date.
The source indicates that the code name for the fifth-generation iPad is J72, while the second-generation iPad mini has a code name of J85.

The report indicates that the second-generation iPad mini is unlikely to appear until October of this year, roughly the same timeframe as for the next full-size iPad. Sources have scant information on the actual device, but suggest that it is likely to retain essentially the same form factor as the current model and add a Retina display. A move to a Retina display without increasing the physical size of the device would almost certainly necessitate a change in the display technology such as the adoption of new IGZO panels.

Some previous reports had indicated that the iPad and iPad mini could see updates as soon as March as part of an effort to accelerate the product development cycle, but iLounge's claims of an October launch are more in line with a recent report from frequently accurate KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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I find it hard to believe that we will have nothing new in March or April and Apple back ends everything in Sept and Oct with their 3 major products (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini)
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:18 PM   #5
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Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
So it is more advanced because it doesn't look boring? Or where you being sarcastic?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
No offense but are you, like, 12? Is your mom paying for your phone and plan also?

How about that? Impossible for that not to sound offensive.

Seriously though, don't you love your mother? Why shouldn't she have the best phone experience. If you can convince her to go to Ubuntu or BB based on their inherent superiority, good for you. However, I suspect you will get a reality check on ease of use, apps she owns, and the general putzing around required when you change a tech ecosystem. If you try to get her to switch I would like to hear how it goes - especially if she agrees with you and switches.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
Apple has tried to cater to the less sophisticated user.
"The computer for the rest of us" crowd.
Hence, it's expected that your Mom could use it and want to use it.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:30 AM   #9
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Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
Interesting criteria for determining an operating system. I think applications, hardware, and customer support would be important but I guess not/ [/sarcasm]

You look like a bandwagon OS adopter...whatever's the next cool thing is what you'll be using...good riddance.
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Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
That's the point, foolish child. If your idea of exciting and "advanced" is clunky and difficult to use, be our guest and move on. The rest of us will be content with our "boring" iOS, which is reliable and easy to use.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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O.M.G. must buy the same phone again just to get better rear facing camera...take my $$$
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:22 PM   #12
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Just make it so it doesn't bend into a "U" shape so easily.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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No quad-core upgrade? I doubt Apple would release a new model w/ only a rear camera upgrade.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:24 PM   #14
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I don't think for one minute that the camera will be the only difference.

However, for me iOS7 > hardware.

So what if Apple does a 1080P 4.5" phone. If the software doesn't make the most of the new hardware capabilities there is no point.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:20 PM   #15
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O.M.G. must buy the same phone again just to get better rear facing camera...take my $$$
Well said and so true.

I'm done upgrading iphone until a substantial upgrade happens. It is amazing how many people do spend big dollars to simply upgrade small features. I guess that's what apple are counting on.

But I think that model isn't going to work forever. It's clear that people are shifting away to other brand phones already.

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This! Shut up and take my money!
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I find it hard to believe that we will have nothing new in March or April and Apple back ends everything in Sept and Oct with their 3 major products (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini)
I agree, that's too long to wait while the Android Camp will be rolling out lots of new offerings in the coming months.
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I find it hard to believe that we will have nothing new in March or April and Apple back ends everything in Sept and Oct with their 3 major products (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini)
Invitations for iOS 7 event in March/April . Presentation in May . iPhone with iOS 7 launch July
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:39 PM   #19
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Invitations for iOS 7 event in March/April . Presentation in May . iPhone with iOS 7 launch July
Yeah, but sort of boring when Apple releases their entire product line all at once. Products launches throughout the year are better.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:54 PM   #21
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I find it hard to believe that we will have nothing new in March or April and Apple back ends everything in Sept and Oct with their 3 major products (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini)
If they release the iPhone 5S in summer, makes me think we'll see the beta of iOS 7 revealed in the March keynote.
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It doesn't matter how many megapixels the camera is - the sensor and lens are still tiny. Great for snaps out and about (and obviously social media), but I'm more concerned about things that actually affect userbility, such as screen glare and, cough, iOS.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:24 PM   #24
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Ya know, just today I was thinking, if Apple updated the rear camera on the iphone soon, then I'll upgrade to the iphone 5s instead of the samsung galaxy 2 in a few weeks. Now that's innovation.

And Apple wonders why their stock is in free-fall.
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Ya know, just today I was thinking, if Apple updated the rear camera on the iphone soon, then I'll upgrade to the iphone 5s instead of the samsung galaxy 2 in a few weeks. Now that's innovation.

And Apple wonders why their stock is in free-fall.
People that actually know about stocks know to look at the bigger picture: Yahoo! Finance graph of Apple's stock price over the past 24 months

If you bought at the peak a few months ago (September 2012), then yeah - the short-term news is grim. But buying then would've been foolish, so hopefully you didn't do that. However if you bought two or more years ago...
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