[gadg3t] How Apple Should Fix the Antenna Issue on iPhone 4

8 07 2010

Just don’t hold it by the antenna!

[ Flickr via Gizmodo ]


[youtube] iPhone 4’s Gyroscope Demo

28 06 2010

iPhone 4 -Retina Display Advertising Trickery

9 06 2010

According to the nonprofit think tank Digital Society, former ZDNet technical director George Ou used a series of pictures and rendering to extablish that Apple used images to fake a pixel density improvement twice as good as actual. Although Retina Display will deliver twice the resolution (now at 326 pixel per inch vs 163 pixels per inch before), the images used in the advertisement above represents an approximately 4X improvement as seen in the illustration below:

People can always argue about good advertising, but just be sure advertise accurately, else put a disclaimer. Be honest. That’s my take.

[ DigitalSociety via Gawker ]

[gadg3t] iPhone 4 Revealed… officially

8 06 2010

But what is really new in iPhone 4 that we have not already known?From the comparison table below from Engadget, nothing much in terms of the hardware: micro SIM, longer talktime, A4 processor, high resolution display, secondary camera & gyroscope.

Price (on contract) $199 16GB, $299 32GB $99 8GB
Processor Apple A4 600MHz, Cortex-A8 architecture
Display 3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640 3.5-inch 480 x 320, no IPS
Primary camera 5 megapixel AF with flash 3 megapixel AF
Secondary camera VGA No
Video recording 720p at 30fps, optional iMovie VGA at 30fps, basic editing capabilities built-in
Cellular Quadband GSM, pentaband HSPA Quadband GSM, triband HSPA
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g
Orientation sensing Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope Accelerometer, compass
FaceTime video calling Yes No
SIM standard Micro SIM SIM
Battery life Up to 7 hours talk time on 3G, 14 hours on 2G

Up to 10 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Up to 5 hours talk time / data on 3G, 12 hours on 2G

Up to 9 hours data on WiFi

Up to 30 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Weight 137 grams / 4.8 oz. 135 grams / 4.76 oz.
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm

Even so, i believe iPhone 4’s true magic will be in the software. With a more powerful processor & gryroscope, apps developers out there will have a lot to play with, along with the promise of multi-tasking, the possibilities are endless.

[ Engadget & Gizmodo ]