Friday, August 24, 2012

iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup [Ep 3]

This week the Apple Vs Samsung trial ends with both side's closing statement. Now it is up to the jury to decide and the decision will be announced next week. This week Apple also became the world's most valuable company with a market cap of $620 billion and a stock price of $665.15, this value slowly dropped after they reached the high market cap. Enough about that, this week we start the iPhone 5 news with yet another leak of the iPhone 5 flexible cable but this time the dock connector gets a close up treatment and reveals 8 pins in the dock. Two days after that the iPhone 5 display assembly was leaked and it shows the larger screen as well as most of the rumored specs of the screen. The following day there was a parody video which shows the iPhone 5 being a professional camera which is used to take pictures and food. In the same time iResQ took the leaked iPhone 5 parts and placed them in the frame of the iPhone 5 and it fits nicely. On the same day more iPhone 5 parts were leaked but most of the images leaked were blurry so not much can be concluded from it. On the following day a german carrier announced that a new iPhone is coming in September, so readers get ready for the iPhone 5 launch next month. Then a iPhone 5 3D render appeared on YouTube and the dimensions are based on the rumors circulating. In the video the iPhone 5 is compare side by side with the Galaxy S III. On wednesday a chinese company offered to rent iPhone 5 parts for $7,900 USD, so if you want to play around with it go and contact the company to rent several iPhone 5 parts. On thursday the new dock connector cable was spotted and it sports the smaller connector and looks like the ones leaked last week. Then just yesterday LG is allegedly having some manufacturing problems with the new in cell touch panels which is going to be implemented on the iPhone 5. Then today some reports say that due to the manufacturing problems of the in cell touch panels the total first batch shipments might be lesser than what is expected. Not only that, Foxconn is also said to have trouble to get enough materials for the new dock connector and the total first batch shipments has been lessened to 15 million from the 20 million which Apple requested. After all this is just some rumors and might not be true, if this is true it could potentially delay the launch of the iPhone 5 or shortages will happen. Previous Week iPhone 5 Rumor Roundups:
iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup [Ep 1]
iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup [Ep 2] 

iPhone 5 Rumors List (Confirmed:8/15):
  1. iOS 6 Confirmed
  2. 4" Display  Confirmed
  3. Bigger Screen Confirmed
  4. NFC
  5. 5th Row Of Apps
  6. Smaller Dock Connector
  7. 9 Pin Dock Connector
  8. 8 Pin Dock Connector
  9. 19 Pin Dock Connector 
  10. 4G LTE  Confirmed
  11. 8 MP Camera
  12. Quad Core Processor
  13. Nano SIM Card  Confirmed
  14. September 12 Unveiling  Confirmed
  15. September 21 Launch On AT&T  Confirmed
  16. In Cell Touch Panel  Confirmed
iPhone 5 Rumors/News For This Week (Lower is Older News):