IPhone | The Apple Daily - Part 10


[Rumor] iPhone 4S to Launch in India on 24th Nov

iPhone 4S


Since the launch of the iPhone 4S in the United States, people all around the world have been impatiently waiting to get their hands on it. Due to the huge demand for iPhone 4S, Apple launches it gradually across the world at about 15days interval.

India, although not considered a potential market by Apple, still have a huge fan following and have people waiting eagerly for the iPhone 4S.

Well there’s some good news for them now. According to BGR.in, Apple will launch the iPhone 4S in India on November 24th!

The iPhone 4S will be initially brought to India by Aircel and Airtel.

The cost of iPhone 4 is rumored to still cost above 30k and the iPhone 4S 64Gb top model could cost anywhere around 50k!



Slide To Unlock Gesture Patent Awarded to Apple

Apple is well known for filing patents after patents for latest innovations in the tech world mostly for their iDevices the iPhones the iPads and the iPod Touches and also for the latest suing fiasco against Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Now to add one more to that Apple has bagged yet another patent for Slide-To-Unlock Gesture that is “Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image” courtesy US Patent and Trademark Office  .The patent was filed in 2009 invented by Chaudhri Imran (San Francisco, CA), Ording Bas (San Francisco, CA), Anzures Freddy Allen (San Francisco, CA), Van Os Marcel (San Francisco, CA), Lemay Stephen O. (San Francisco, CA), Forstall Scott (Mountain View, CA), Christie Greg (San Jose, CA).

The patent Abscract reads,

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iPhone 4S To Support New Bluetooth Standard ‘Bluetooth Smart Ready’

Recently, in a press release The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that  ‘Bluetooth 4.0′  will now be rebranded as “Bluetooth Smart Ready” and “Bluetooth Smart” to create “awareness around compatibility for new devices” (such as the iPhone 4S) that support the standard.

The press release explains:

“The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced two new brand extensions to its globally recognized logo today in an effort to create consumer awareness around compatibility for new devices implementing Bluetooth v4.0 – the Bluetooth Smart Ready trademark and the Bluetooth Smart trademark. Bluetooth Smart Ready devices are phones, tablets, PCs and TVs that sit at the center of a consumer’s connected world and implement a Bluetooth v4.0 dual mode radio. Bluetooth Smart devices are sensor-type devices like heart-rate monitors or pedometers that run on button-cell batteries and were built to collect a specific piece of information. Bluetooth Smart devices include only a single-mode low energy Bluetooth v4.0 radio.”

So in other words, the “Bluetooth Smart Ready” trademark signifies a device such as the iPhone 4S, that is ready to interact with “Bluetooth Smart” peripherals such as heart-rate monitor or smart watch.

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4G LTE iPhone expected Next Year

As many of the biggies like HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG are already on the latest LTE 4G enabled devices under their belt, it was only a matter of time till we see the big brother of them all iPhone to hit the gold with their phones joining the big family.

Though people were a bit disappointed when iPhone 4S was launched without the LTE label albeit with faux-4G, we are just months away from the first true 4G LTE iPhone from apple if the digitimes sources are to be believed.

As some of the biggies like Nokia who is all set to release their first Windows Phone, they are also eying the LTE market come next year, it puts iPhone LTE version pretty much on the cards as carriers around the world are preparing their own LTE networks as the number of LTE networks is expected to hit a century next year.

CobraToys iHelicopter out with iPhone Control for Missile

We have already seen that few iPhone controlled helicopters appearing over last few years, but newly introduced iHelicopter is taking it to new level. From the current news its clear that new iHelicopter can deliver a missile which is loaded on its both sides, now talking about the range of missile, it’s quite impressive two meters & all just you need to do is aim & fire.

This App is now available as a free download & is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.

This App also offers three channels of communication which enable to control 3 iHelicopters at a time. so guys get ready to play air battle with your friends & buddies.

The iHelicopter comes with a price of $69.95 with added cost of shipping.

If you’re excited by hearing the news, you’ll be even more excited to watch this video below showing the iHelicopter in action:

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iPhone 4S’s Siri Cofounder Dag Kittlaus Leaves Apple

One of the most talked about and most appreciated feature of the iPhone 4S is Siri the voice based Artificial Intelligence system.
Though that feature became an instant hit we’ve got news coming from AllthingsD, earlier today Dag Kittlaus co-founder of Siri and also the CEO of the company which created Siri is no more working with Apple and will be taking a time off for his family which lives in Chicago and also exploring his entrepreneurial plans for the coming future.

Before working for Apple, Dag also worked at Motorola and was an entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Research Institute.

Though Dag left from Apple after the iPhone 4S launch, it’s believed that the other executives who are currently working on Siri will stay at Apple.

UBS Estimates Over 42 million iPhone Sells This Quarter

We already knew that iPhone 4S was off to a flyer with over 1million preorders within First 24hours and over 4 million sells within first 3 days of it’s launch!

So the stage is already set for a record sells of the iPhone units to hit yet another milestone and as the iPhone 4S launches in 22 more countries on 28th October, the expected sells of the iPhone market would cross 42million as surveyed earlier by UBS bank.

“While the timing of the 70 (of 105) country launches could have some impact on sales ahead of the launch, the split, and hence, our estimates look conservative,” Um said.

Though Siri currently only supports few languages, analysts believe the initial 28 million unit estimate to be conservative.

With the rumors of iPhone 4S being launched in India and other countries those estimates looks quite achievable.

[via - AppleInsider]

[How to] Upgrade iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 to iOS 5 Without Upgrading and Preserving your Baseband

A lot of current iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 users are using a Carrier locked device, having unlocked it using Ultrasn0w want to try out iOS5.

iOS 5 will upgrade your current Baseband thereby leading you to lose your Unlock.

Fear not, the latest build of Redsn0w will allow you to easily preserve your Baseband while still upgrading the Operating System to iOS 5.

The steps are fairly simple. Follow the guide below:

Things you’ll require:


1. Open up Redsn0w and Click on Extras.

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