Analyst: 6th Generation iPhone Will Be Larger, Release In 2014

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According to a new report from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, it’s rumored that Apple will be increasing the screen real-estate on the 6th generation iPhone, which would be slated to release in 2014. Despite last week’s clarification by Tim Cook that Apple isn’t looking to increase the size of the iPhone, Misek is still standing by his claims. Here’s the scoop, via Financial Post:

Apple Inc. will likely launch a larger screen iPhone 6 in June 2014, according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.

While this may seem like an eternity for fans of the popular smartphone, he explains the wait is due to the time required to transition the device’s display technology.

FP raises the question of why anyone would want to buy an iPhone 5S, when rumors of the iPhone 6 are surfacing. Misek claims that the next-generation iPhone, or iPhone 5S, will bring different color schemes to the device, like the current iPod touches, as well as, a faster processor, likely the A7, and an improved camera.

Again, it seems that Apple’s conference call from last week completely goes against all of Misek’s predictions:

We always strive to create the very best display. Some customers value large screen size. Others value other factors such as resolution, color quality, white balance, reflectivity, power consumption, compatibility of apps, portability.

Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these tradeoffs exist.

Despite all of the rumors and what Apple has said, it’s possible that the 6th-generation iPhone may have a slightly increased screen size, but definitely not something drastic. What are your thoughts? Would you like a slightly bigger iPhone? source

First Look: T-Mobile iPhone 5

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As the T-Mobile iPhone 5 was launched and announced just hours ago, the press has been able to view some demo models available, and has been showing off the device via photos and videos on YouTube and others.

Popular technology website Mashable has posted a video containing the T-Mobile iPhone 5, stating that it has slightly updated antennas to support T-Mobile’s slightly changed network, and of course has the ability to take advantage of HD Voice, this according to an Apple specialist referred to as Stan in the video. It’s also worth noting that T-Mobile’s LTE network will support FaceTime out of the box as well, nothing spectacular, just an added bonus.

Other than that, the iPhone 5 is exactly the same, and of course will be available on April 12th, with preorders launching on April 5th.

T-Mobile iPhone 5: To Be Available April 12th For $99 Down

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As we reported yesterday, T-Mobile has officially announced that it will be carrying Apple’s flagship mobile device, the iPhone 5. The negotiations between Deustche Telekom and Apple have been going on for a while, so it’s nice to see that they panned out. T-Mobile is already home to almost 2 million iPhones, so we’re sure to numbers will grow exponentially.

As part of their new “Uncarrier” plans, T-Mobile stated that the iPhone 5 will be available on April 12th for $99 up front, with a monthly payment of $20 per month for 24 months. The iPhone 4S will follow, for $69.99 up front and $20 per month for 24 months, and the iPhone 4 which will be $14.99 up front and $15 per month for 24 months. The iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order April 5th HERE. In today’s press release, T-Mobile stated:

T-Mobile announced today that qualifying customers can get an iPhone 5 for $99.99 down, plus monthly payments. T-Mobile is the only major U.S. wireless company to offer iPhone 5 with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming-fast nationwide 4G network. And because there are no annual contracts, customers make the decision when to upgrade their devices — not the carrier.

T-Mobile will also allow new plans for the iPhone, starting off with $50 a month for unlimited talk and text and 500MB of data. Unlimited data will be $20 extra. In addition to the new plans, T-Mobile is now increasing LTE capabilities to cities like Houston, Las Vegas and Phoenix to name a few:

With compatibility on T-Mobile’s 4G network, iPhone 5 customers will enjoy a consistently outstanding wireless experience, seamlessly connecting to both T-Mobile’s existing nationwide 4G and growing 4G LTE networks. Today, the company launched 4G LTE service in seven major metropolitan areas, including Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network is expected to reach 100 million people by mid-year and 200 million nationwide by the end of 2013. The company’s 4G HSPA+ network reaches 225 million people in 229 metropolitan areas.

Be sure to check out T-Mobile’s entire press release after the break!

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Apple Debuts Webpage Which Highlights The iPhone’s Success

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Just following the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S IV, Apple has debuted a webpage which highlights the success of their flagship device, the iPhone. The main purpose this page seems to serve, is to explain why anyone should choose iPhone, rather than another smartphone, cough cough Android. Upon heading to the site, Apple immediately touts that it has received eight J.D. Power & Associates awards for customer satisfaction on behalf of the iPhone:

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Olloclip for iPhone 5: Review

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Today, we’ll be bringing you guys a full review of the Olloclip 3-in-1 photo lens for the iPhone 5. The Olloclip photo lens is a detachable lens for your iPhone which gives you an array of effects for your photos, should you use the attachment, such as Fisheye, Wide Angle, and Macro angles that can definitely bring out the wow factor in your photos. But, is this accessory worth a pretty penny? Let’s find out!

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Mophie Releases Juice Pack Air For iPhone 5, Improved Since Helium

Mophie has just released the “Juice Pack Air” battery case for the iPhone 5. This is the second iPhone 5 compatible battery case by Mophie, as the first one was dubbed “Helium”. The Juice Pack Air is set for retail at $99, and seems to have an improved, larger (+200mAh) battery than it’s predecessor that launched nearly a month ago. Black Air’s will begin shipping in 7-10 business days, and the red and white variants will ship around March 22nd.

The Juice Pack Air provides the following:

Talk Time
Up to additional 8 hours on 3G

Internet Use
Up to additional 8 hours on 3G
Up to additional 8 hours on LTE
Up to additional 10 hours on WiFi

Audio Playback
Up to 40 hours

Video Playback
Up to 10 hours

The Air’s extra juice is a $20 premium over the Helium’s $79 price point.

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iOS 6.1.2 To Arrive Soon, Fix Exchange And Lockscreen Flaws

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Have you been using iOS 6.1.x, and are frustrated with the slew of bugs it contains? Don’t worry, Apple is on the rescue! Apple is allegedly prepping iOS 6.1.2 to fix issues with use of Microsoft Exchange via the native Mail application, as well as that rather annoying lockscreen vulnerability that we heard about yesterday.

According to German blog iFun, Apple is slated to release iOS 6.1.2 sometime before next Wednesday, February 20. iFun also notes that this information was from a source whom predicted iOS 6.1.1′s release.

Apple addressed the lockscreen issue yesterday stating, “Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.” in an exclusive statement to AllThingsD.

iOS 6.1 Introduces Lockscreen Bug, Apple Claims Fix In The Works

Last night, a story blew up on Twitter that iOS 6.1 contained a new lockscreen/emergency call flaw, that compromises your contacts, photos (via Add Photo for Contacts), as well as basically your entire MobilePhone.app. Thankfully for those of you who have iPod touches, and iPads, this bug is likely not susceptible to you. The flaw is basically like the ones we’ve seen in the past. While locked, you head over to emergency call, tinker around with the lock + unlock, dial 112, press Cancel, and Voila! It’s actually a fairly sophisticated hack, but it’s nothing but a few steps. The Verge and AppleInsider were both able to test the flaw’s authenticity on a UK and AT&T iPhone 5. As you can see from above, it does take a little bit:

• lock your iPhone by pressing the Sleep/Wake button
• press the Home button to wake the device and then perform the slide-to-unlock gesture
• tap the Emergency Call button
• now hold the Sleep/Wake button until the power down slider appears
• tap Cancel
• when the status bar turns blue, punch in ’911′ or your emergency number
• tap the Call button and then immediately cancel the call
• hit the Sleep/Wake button to lock your iPhone
• turn it back on by pressing the Home button
• now perform the slide-to-unlock gesture again
• hold the Sleep/Wake button and after 3 seconds tap the Emergency Call button

Apple has addressed this flaw, and responds to AllThingsD in a short statement:

Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.

If you have an iPhone running iOS 6.1, try it out. It took me almost two tries to actually open up the MobilePhone.app. What are your thoughts on this flaw? Too much time? Let us know!

Evasi0n 1.1 Released: Fix For Weather Application And Long Reboot Issues

Shortly after our own Phil Synowiec did a long tutorial on how to fix your Weather application after utilizing the evasi0n iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak, the evad3rs team decided to release the first incremental update to the evasi0n jailbreak which fixes the issue with the Weather application, and issues with long reboots. Better luck next time, Phil.

However, if you’re one who already has their device jailbroken, just head over to Cydia -> Changes, and update to the new “evasi0n 6.0-6.1 untether” which will fix the files for the issues. Other than that, the update does nothing else. However, you can view a video tutorial above!

Release notes:

Version 1.1
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- prevent Weather app from appearing on iPads.
- mitigated the long reboot issue.
- fix issue with not working after connecting multiple iOS devices
- fix blinking of the jailbreak instructions on OS X.
- codesigned Mac app.

Need to download evasi0n? Windows | Mac | Linux

Developer Predicts And Backs Up Larger iPhone Theory

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This past month, rumors of an iPhone with a larger-screen have run amuck, and it seems that “iPhone Math” is an idea that’s popular amongst developers, well at least by Marco Arment of Instapaper. The “iPhone Math”, or now “iPhone Plus”, has been a crazy idea, one that would make actually no sense without actually hearing the logistics. For us fans, it wouldn’t sound normal if Apple released a device with such a big improvement in the matter of less than a year from its predecessor’s launch.

However, due to some recent thinking, Arment took to his blog to express his crazy theory of a larger-sized iPhone, and it actually makes sense:

The recently rumored, larger-screened “iPhone Math”, or more likely “iPhone Plus”, is plausible as an additional model (not a replacement) alongside the 4” iPhone. And there’s a good chance that it would have a 4.94”, 16:9 screen.

The theory is easy to understand: perform John Gruber’s Mini-predicting mathbackwards. The iPad Mini uses iPhone 3GS-density screens at iPad resolution. What if an iPhone Plus used Retina iPad screens with iPhone 5 resolution, keeping the rest of the design sized like an iPhone 5?

Its 640 × 1136, 264 DPI screen would measure 4.94” diagonally,

Arment’s ideology also proves that the iPhone Plus could have a bigger screen, yet developers wouldn’t even have to resize their applications to be compatible with the device. It’s pretty crazy hearing all of this, and you can read the entirety of his ideas here. What are your thoughts? If Apple ever released a bigger iPhone, I would definitely get one, considering I’m a fan of the Samsung Galaxy S/Note formfactor.