Apple has managed to excite a lot of its fans with all the features it has added to iOS 5. Mac fans also have got a lot to chew on with Mac OS Lion making its debut shortly. But many folks still want to see Apple release a new iPhone this year. According to a report published on Bloomberg, a new faster iPhone will become available to consumers in September.
The new iPhone will have A5 processor inside with a 8 MP camera on-board. Codenamed “Telluride,” it will run the all new iOS 5. Of course, this is not a new rumor by any means. We have heard this exact rumor for a few months already. Bloomberg suggests that an iPhone-lite product could be in the works for the developing countries with chips and a display similar in quality to iPhone 4’s.
Digitimes, which seems to always have a new rumor or two on Apple products, suggests that iPhone 5 may have dual-LED flash. Apple has switched its flash product orders to Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology. Having dual flash on iPhone will make it easier for users to capture higher quality photos in low light conditions.
Once the next generation iPhone is released to the market, fans are going to turn their focus on iPad 3. It is no surprise that Apple did not deliver a retina display with iPad 2. iPad 3 is expected to be a major upgrade over its predecessor. Will it have a true retina display? DisplayMate is certainly not sold on the idea:
The next generation iPad will quadruple the number of screen pixels with a resolution of 2048×1536. This would undoubtedly be a great marketing move but it’s technically an overkill and comes with a large penalty in cost and performance – requiring significantly more processing power, more memory and battery power, plus lowering the display brightness efficiency. Hopefully display pixels will not follow the same path as the camera Mega Pixel wars – because like them more pixels lowers performance after reaching a certain point. Apple had to double the resolution on the iPhone 3GS because its 480×320 resolution was very low. The iPad is starting with a much higher 1024×768 so Apps hard coded for the iPad 1 and 2 can be rescaled easily by the OS up to the new iPad 3 resolution.30+ must see flexible iPhone mounts & stands
Will Apple avoid a true retina display for iPad 3 due to performance issues? That could depend on what its competitors in the tablet market come up with.