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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;
A group of American designers leading by Adrienn Harrington developed unique case that turns the fourth generation of iPod touch to “almost” iPhone.
The case is equipped with a microphone and speaker and allows owners of iPod touch to make calls over the Internet via Wi-Fi. The case was named MorphCase by designers.
It is widely known that iPod touch functionality is almost identical with iPhone except the ability of making and receiving calls. Adrienn Harrington and group of designers decided to expand the functionality of iPod touch and make it as closer to iPhone as possible.
MorphCase plugs into the headphone jack. According to developers of the case there is no need to download and install any additional software for iPod touch in order to make MorpCase work. The case works as soon as plugged in and requires internet connection only.
At present the project is at the stage of fundraising. Expected price of MorthCase is $35. There are also plans to release the case for the recently released latest generations of iPod touch and iPhone. The device will be available in black and white colors.
Traditionally, Apple does not disclose detailed performance characteristics as well as manufacturers of the components of their new devices. iPhone 5 was not an exception. There was no information regarding performance of the smartphone available. Some information about the performance of Apple iPhone 5 was recently published in several internet sources. The information is based on Geekbench benchmark. The benchmark is designed for identifying performance details of testing devices.
According to the test the iPhone 5 A6 processor has two cores with frequency of 1.02GHz. The RAM of iPhone 5 is 1GB. iPhone 5 got 1601 points in Geekbench test. For comparison, smartphone iPhone 4S got 630 points, and third-generation iPad 3 tablet got between 768 to 794 points. Such data confirm Apple announcement that iPhone 5 has almost twice better performance than the previous model iPhone 4S.
Apple mobile devices never before gain more the 800 points in Geekbench tests. So the figure in 1601 is a tremendous result. For comparison the most powerful computer of 2004 Power Mac G5 got 1571 points.
According to the test Apple iPhone 5 performs better then all Android mobile devices.Quad-core Google Nexus 7 got 1591 points and Galaxy S3 got 1560 points in the test.
AnandTech reported that according the part number the iPhone 5 A6 processor manufactured by Samsung. The processor is manufactured using 32-nanometer technology.
iPhone 5 was announced on September 12 and sales of new Apple smartphones should start on September 21. Therefore the published results of Geekbench test could be incorrect because the test was performed before the official start of sales on unknown device.
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 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.