With the launch of Apple's next iPhone fast approaching, speculation about its new features is mounting. The latest rumor comes courtesy of iResQ, which has fitted several of the leaked components to the iPhone 5's case.
The result gives previous rumors more credence, including Apple's smaller 9-pin dock connector as well as the new location for the headphone jack on the underside of the handset. iResQ noted that both components fitted the case perfectly, with the screw holes lining up correctly.
If the pictures reflect the final design, it offers a preview for the first time of both the current and upcoming iPhone devices side by side. The new model is clearly taller than its predecessor, which will provide additional space for a 4.0-inch display. It also looks slightly thinner, though it's hard to tell for certain without the rear cover fitted.
This backs up last month's prototype leak. iResQ noted that besides additional gaskets and componentry missing, the device it has on-hand appears to use the same speaker arrangement. "From what this looks like, the speaker will fit inside of the new iPhone similar to the iPhone 4 and 4S. Because of this, we expect the new iPhone to have just one speaker like the current models."
Apple is expected to hold a media event on September 12, with the next-generation iPhone and an iPad Mini widely expected to be unveiled. Apple reportedly intends to begin shipping the devices nine days later.
The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is equipped with a third generation Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, 256GB of flash storage, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and a built-in FaceTime HD camera. It sports a SDXC card reader, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, MagSafe 2 power connector and a dual Thunderbolt ports.
The MacBook Air sports a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor that Turbo Boosts up to 2.8GHz, 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM, 128GB of flash storage and integrated Intel graphics. It is still extremely thin and lightweight at only 0.68-inches at the thickest part and 2.96 pounds. The MacBook Air carries a 13.3-inch diagonal LED backlit display, operating at 1440 x 900 with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
The Apple iPad (3rd-gen) includes a Retina Display operating at a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Powering the new iPad is a dual-core A5X processor with quad-core graphics, it also gets upgraded optics in the form of a 5MP backside illuminated sensor that features a 5-element lens, IR filter and ISP built into the A5X chip. Apple claims The new iPad is good for 10 hours of battery life and nine hours when using 4G LTE.
The iPhone 4S looks identical to last year's model but comes in a new 64GB flavor and upgrades the camera to include an 8-megapixel sensor with improved low-light performance and 1080p video capture. In terms of performance the new iPhone is reportedly up to 2x faster and is also capable of running on faster HSPA+ networks, reaching theoretical download speeds of up to 14.4Mbps.
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