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iPhone 5 leads the annual ranking of the best gadget 2012 by Time magazine. According to Times magazine iPhone 5 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing devices in the world. Features of Apple iPhone 5 includes extra-large display, high-quality camera and the relatively low cost of service contracts provided by wireless network providers.
Nintendo Wii U took the second place in the list. The gaming console become very popular.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels was appointed to the third place.
15-inch Apple MacBookPro with high resolution Retina display also has been selected as one of the top 10 gadgets of 2012.
Here is the list of top 10 gadgets of 2012:
1) iPhone 5;
2) Nintendo Wii U;
3) Sony Cyber-shot RX100;
4) Raspberry Pi Model B;
6) 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina-display;
7) Microsoft Surface on Windows RT platform;
Samsung Galaxy Note II;
There were a lot of rumors last days before the presentations of the next generation of Apple smartphone – iPhone 5. Various sources were describing design and technical details of the new coming gadget. In general the majority of rumors were true. IPhone 5 got large 4-inch screen, powerful A6 processor and new 9-pin port. The resolution of iPad display is 960×1136 pixels. Although the resolution of iPhone 5 is slightly lower than the top-end Android-devices, the density of 326 dpi of iPhone 5 display is slightly higher. For comparison, a 4.8-inch screen of the flagship Samsung smartphone Galaxy S III has density of 306 dpi.
Design of the new model is significantly different from the iPhone 4 and 4S, although it still preserves the continuity. Monolithic back cover is made of metal and used as an antenna for cellular and LTE networks. Individual glass elements on the cover still remained, apparently to increase the efficiency of an integrated antenna.
The device is 20% lighter and 18% thinner than iPhone 4S. The battery was also slightly improved providing 10 hours while playing video, 8 hours of talk time via 3G and keep iPhone 5 in standby mode for up to 225 hours on a single charge.
Apple has updated all regular iOS applications as well as applications that the company developed and promoted through the App Store, such as word processor Pages and Passbook applications. According to experts Apple Passbook took a giant step toward electronic wallet. The application allows to keep all personal, banking, air tickets and similar information in iPhone 5.
New generation of SIN-cards nano-SIM was also introduced with iPhone 5. iPhone 5 is the first iPhone that supports LTE-networks. The smarthone works with LTE providers not only in North America but also in different parts of the world including U.S., Canada, Europe and South-East Asia.
Apple accept orders on iPhone 5 starting from September 14. The sales of iPhone 5 will start on September 21 in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Apple iPhone 5 -LTE support
The most of readers of IT news are well aware about the major scandal that arose shortly after the start of sales of the new Apple iPad 3. Authorities of the UK, Australia and other countries were concerned about misleading original name of the tablet – new iPad WiFi + 4G. The name of the tablet could lead to misunderstanding because it makes impression of support LTE networks on potential users. In order to resolve such concerns Apple changed the name of the new iPad WiFi + 4G on the new iPad WiFi + Cellular. According to some internet sources the next generation of Apple smartphone – Apple iPhone 5 will fully support LTE networks.
Apple iPhone 5 will be able to work in LTE networks in the U.S., Europe and Asia. However, industry experts believe that the iPhone 5 is unlikely to be able to work with networks of all LTE operators. There are about 36 various frequency bands of LTE including 22 in 3G. For universal LTE support all of them should be supported by the smartphone chip. This is a challenge for hardware designers.
It is hard to imagine, but a year ago Apple did not have a single patent on LTE-technology, while Samsung is the largest owner of such patents. Current situation has changed radically – Apple has developed 44 patents and purchased 274 patents from Nortel and Freescale. In addition 116 LTE related patents Apple owns jointly with Bidco Rockstar. This makes Apple one of the top ten holders of LTE-patents. The company is well prepared for possible patent claims by Samsung.
Android smartphones with support of LTE currently available in 11 countries and the most of LTE-subscribers are customers of Verizon Wireless.
Apple iPad mini vs iPhone 5
According to the recent research of CouponCodes4u the presentation of both iPhone 5 and iPad mini at the same time may have serious negative consequences for sales of the next generation of Apple smartphone. There were a lot of rumors in regards of the release date of new Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The most of sources believe that both devices will be presented on the special event in October.
CouponCodes4u interviewed 1873 Americans and ask them to choose what would they spend their money for iPad mini or iPhone 5. 78% of them choose iPad mini dispute the fact that the majority of them (77%) are already own Apple iPhone and instead of upgrading the Apple iPhone they decided to go with the new iPad mini. The main reason for choosing iPad mini was too little difference between iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S.
20% of people who choose iPhone 5 were saying that iPad mini is completely useless and they would use iPhone more often even if they had both devices available at the same time.
CouponCodes4u survey clearly shows that Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini compete each other and releasing them at the same time may have negative impact on sales of both Apple gadgets.
According to the analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chih Kuo the next generation of Apple smartphone iPhone 5 is expected in September. Apple iPhone sales are unlikely to increase significantly in the current quarter because of the limited availability of components and coming sales of the new model of Apple iPhone. Potential customers may postpone the purchase until the release of Apple iPhone 5.
Apple iPhone 5 comes with bigger touch screen and featured by a new in-cell technology. Mass production of such displays may take some time and therefore production volumes of Apple iPhone 5 may be limited at the beginning of sales.
Although sales in the third quarter are unlikely to be a record, Kuo believes that Apple is waiting for a brilliant fourth quarter, mainly due to release of new models of iPhone and iPad. The analyst believes that in the fourth quarter of 2012 Apple will sell 55 million iPhone smartphones and almost 24 million iPad tablets.
In addition, there are some expectations on redesigned new models of Apple iPod touch media player and Apple iPod nano. Kuo said that next generation Apple devices will be featured by new technologies such as in-sell large displays as well as well by known components such as A5 processor currently used in Apple iPhone 4S.