Sunday, August 28, 2011

New leaks hint at thinner profile, tweaked button layout and high-res camera for Apple’s next iPhone




Greek-language site Greek-iPhone.com published (Google translate) a set of photos claiming to represent a high-resolution camera module with LED flash, presumably for iPhone 5. The site, whose track record in the Apple reporting biz has not been fully established, claims the module on show is “quite different” compared to that on the iPhone 4. It is round, a little thinner and appears to have more megapixels, the site informs. The part is labeled 00094 C6/11291 BB.

Gadgets DNA notes these are the same parts leaked yesterday – and they do appear to be similar – but there is no way to tell that for a fact. Meanwhile, Giz-China.com points to Lead-mall.com, a Chinese supplier of iPhone parts which lists the eight-megapixel camera module for nine bucks, which is the same asking price for the iPhone 5′s supposed front camera with cables.

Now, Greek-iPhone.com did discover in February that Mac OS X Lion would support Yahoo! accounts for chat, audio and video conferencing. However, you’re advised to take their report with skepticism and treat the images included here not as a definite evidence. It has become difficult to predict anything about Apple’s next handset with any degree of certainty due to a number of conflicting reports that polluted the blogosphere.

The site also leaked an audio cable which appears to confirm a little design change with the iPhone 5 buttons, included below the fold.






The below image shows the audio cable with the headphone jack, as well as connections for the mute/vibrate switch and the volume up and down buttons. Notice anything strange? The volume buttons are positioned on the right rather than on the left side. This design tweak also conflicts a previous case leak which basically indicated the next iPhone could have a ringer switch on the opposite side of the volume keys. Note it’s also possible this particular part could be for a redesigned iPod touch. Alternatively, it could as well be for a rumored smaller iPhone model, apparently code-named N97. That device is said to be smaller than the iPhone 4 while featuring an edge-to-edge display, per this Wall Street Journal story.

The latest tidbit regarding iPhone 5 parts came yesterday when DigiTimes and MacPost.net both chimed in with information and leaked parts which would have you believe that one or more future iPhones would have an iPhone 4-sized display and metal chassis on the back instead of the reinforced-glass. Per our report, Apple could be gearing up to launch iPhone 5 on October 7, with pre-orders beginning September 30, although that date could (and probably will) change. As for the iPhone 5′s camera, Apple is thought to have cut a deal with Sony, which will reportedly supply the company with eight-megapixel camera modules for the handset. Apple’s long-standing supplier OmniVision is also expected to provide camera parts, industry publication DigiTimes wrote back in June. Limerain first reported that Sony might supply rival Apple with cameras for iPhones, maybe even iPods, back in April of this year.


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Sprint tells employees not to discuss upcoming iPhone 5 launch




While it may seem obvious, Sprint is telling its dealers not to discuss the possibility of an upcoming iPhone 5 according to SprintFeed.

If the nation’s third largest carrier wasn’t getting the iPhone, would they put in such harsh lockdown measures? Why not instruct employees to tell customers to look at a nice Blackberry or Android instead? Color us skeptical.

Earlier this month, the WSJ reported that Sprint would be getting the iPhone 5 at launch. That followed our report a month earlier that Sprint engineers were preparing for the iPhone 5. In May, an Engineering job had been advertised for an iPhone technician to work in Sprint’s HQ city, Kansas City.

T-Mobile is also likely to get access to the iPhone 5 later this year, though they already have 1 million iPhones on their network.

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Steve Jobs’ biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, gets profiled




Abdulfattah John Jandali – Steve Jobs’ Biological Father

In the tumult following Steve Jobs’ resignation, the New York Post and others (here’s a good one translated from Arabic) have been digging up interviews with Steve Jobs’ biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, who is a Syrian-born Vice President of a casino in Reno, Nevada. He’s an 80-year old workaholic who is trying to avoid retirement at all costs (sounds familiar).

The Syrian immigrant says he is overcome with guilt for his treatment of Jobs and only learned recently that the child he gave up for adoption was the famous CEO. “This might sound strange, though, but I am not prepared, even if either of us was on our deathbeds, to pick up the phone to call him,” Jandali said. “Steve will have to do that, as the Syrian pride in me does not want him ever to think I am after his fortune,” he said. “Now I just live in hope that, before it is too late, he will reach out to me, because even to have just one coffee with him just once would make me a very happy man,” he said. Jandali says although he was in love with his now ex-wife Joanne, her father was a tyrant and would not allow her to marry him since he was from Syria. Joanne then upped and moved to San Francisco to give birth to Jobs without her family or Jandali knowing. “She did not want to bring shame onto the family and thought this was the best for everyone.”
It is a pretty emotional story overall. The short of it is that they’ve never talked and, although he has sent Jobs a few emails (haven’t we all?), he’s afraid to call Jobs. Because of this, he fears they never will communicate.

It was our natural inclination to see what this guy looked like but Google images didn’t return anything. Therefore, we decided to dig a little deeper.

Without trying to offend anyone, below are some more public pictures of Jobs’ biological father we found on the net. There is definitely a resemblance!

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