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Representatives of Apple's iPhone public relations team are reportedly contacting British journalists in an effort to get them to attend the company's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote in early June.

According to a report by UK blog ElectricPig, Apple has been "approaching journalists from major publications" to encourage their attendance, ostensibly evidence that Apple plans to release new iPhone hardware.

The site speculates that Apple will release an interim iPhone 4S "as a stop-gap before the appearance of a true, &%!*, theyve done it again! game-changer next year."

However, the fact that Apple has postponed its customary March or April unveiling of its next iOS release, which has historically been followed by an actual release alongside new hardware about three months later, and instead appears poised to announce iOS 5 at WWDC in June strongly suggests that Apple will actually release the new software and new hardware to run it around September this year.

Without any current standout in smartphone competition for iPhone 4, Apple appears interested in promoting new advances in iOS 5, which is expected to include improved MobileMe services supplying a cloud locker for personal music, photos and videos as well as voice integration with user assistance services based on the acquired Siri product.

The WWDC keynote on June 6 will deliver "a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X," Apple suggests on its event webpage. In addition to iOS 5, the company is expected to detail more about the upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and the Server software it now incorporates.
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It just struck me that June 6 is pretty soon.
Inviting the press.. Isn't that what they always do for a keynote?
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"ostensibly evidence"

You used an adverb before a noun. It should be "ostensibly evidencing" or "ostensible evidence" or something like that...
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"ostensibly evidence"

You used an adverb before a noun. It should be "ostensibly evidencing" or "ostensible evidence" or something like that...

Uh oh, grammar-nazi alert. Actually, i believe its correct, and is accepted shorthand for 'this is ostensibly evidence that....'.

Another example: "Paul found another man's underwear in his girlfriend's bed, ostensibly evidence that she'd been unfaithful."

I mean, i'm not saying its totally 100% correct grammar, but I think its pretty standard.
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"ostensibly evidence"

You used an adverb before a noun. It should be "ostensibly evidencing" or "ostensible evidence" or something like that...

This is nitpicking. AI has terrible copy editing generally, this is the least of their sins! lol
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I don't see why it is any indication of a new iPhone that the British press are being invited by the iPhone PR team. We are expecting an overview of iOS5, which is clearly the domain of the iPhone PR team regardless of whether or not there will be new hardware.
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This might just be the first time I will skip a generation of iPhone.

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Uh oh, grammar-nazi alert. Actually, i believe its correct, and is accepted shorthand for 'this is ostensibly evidence that....'.

Another example: "Paul found another man's underwear in his girlfriend's bed, ostensibly evidence that she'd been unfaithful."

I mean, i'm not saying its totally 100% correct grammar, but I think its pretty standard.

It's also pretty standard to use an apostrophe when shortening 'it is'.
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Uh oh, grammar-nazi alert. Actually, i believe its correct, and is accepted shorthand for 'this is ostensibly evidence that....'.

Another example: "Paul found another man's underwear in his girlfriend's bed, ostensibly evidence that she'd been unfaithful."

I feel sorry for Paul he must be

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Without any current standout in smartphone competition for iPhone 4

I'm sure the fandroids are going to start posting soon challenging that statement.

I skipped iP4 so am hoping for a iP4S or iP5 with the same specs as the iPad2 64GB 3G+WiFi model.
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Uh oh, grammar-nazi alert. Actually, i believe its correct, and is accepted shorthand for 'this is ostensibly evidence that....'.

Another example: "Paul found another man's underwear in his girlfriend's bed, ostensibly evidence that she'd been unfaithful."

I mean, i'm not saying its totally 100% correct grammar, but I think its pretty standard.

Twice (see your follow up post) you have used "its" when you mean "it's", the contraction which translates as "it is". Correct grammar does not equate with Nazism or Fascism merely a modicum of intelligence and education as well as a desire to not sound as if one is a boorish clod.
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Could be RFID related, as in the last couple of weeks there have been loads of places pushing the contactless payment system..

Orange in the UK is now actively promoting it... albeit with a Samsung hanset


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Without any current standout in smartphone competition for iPhone 4


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I'm sure the fandroids are going to start posting soon challenging that statement.


Happy to oblige.

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Twice (see your follow up post) you have used "its" when you mean "it's", the contraction which translates as "it is". Correct grammar does not equate with Nazism or Fascism merely a modicum of intelligence and education as well as a desire to not sound as if one is a boorish clod.

oh yeah. and a certain element of professionalism. it's not like these guys are thirteen year-old fanboys "writing" from their mom's basement. (are they?)

if you want to be taken seriously, ai, then you might want to invest in a proof-reader fanboy-friend or the equivalent. i'm amazed that this crap (and sometimes it is crap) gets aggregated on the bigger sites.

"professionalism isn't dead; ai is."
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Be patient the best is yet to come. We all know Apple and the wait is usually worth the product
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Happy to oblige.

Samsung Galaxy S 2

That’s a nice Android phone but I can’t agree with it being the best smartphone. I’d rather go for a WP&-based device over Android if I couldn’t have an iPhone.

It’s interesting how Samsung measures their device. It’s thickness (i.e., depth) is being measured at the thinnest part to claim the crown of the thinnest smartphone, yet the entire bottom portion is as thick as the iPhone 4. Apple’s 2nd and 3rd iPhone were thicker at apex than the original iPhone which had a flat back but they didn’t say it was mostly thinner. They just listed the thickest part.

They have a 960x540 resolution OLED display which is pretty close to the iPhone 4. However, it’s a 4.3” display which brings the pixels down to 218ppi compared to the 326ppi of the iPhone 4. I wonder how that affects the look? Can you make out the pixels? Is that resolution based on sub-pixels or true pixels?

The HW specs look good but I’ll wait until a thorough testing can be done. A site like AnandTech, not End gadget. They didn’t even do a battery of tests on the battery… which I think is a very important aspect for a smartphone.

I know there is only the iPhone 4 in which to measure new smartphones but I think we should expect an A5 in the next iPhone which may completely blow past any new Android phones if the Motorola Xoom compared to the iPad 2 is any consideration of a potential trend.

edit: The 3 million pre-orders is impressive. What’s the price? I can’t find it. The best I can find is a UK price of $966.
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Nah, we have Olympic next year so I presume whatever related to iOS or iPhone must be a 'a dead useful - why don't anybody think of that' set of features possibly advance contactless payment, event booking and navigationally-influence OS backbone at root level.
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Without any standout competitor to IP4? I don't know about that.

New Android phones support LTE and duo-core will become the norm before the start of 2012. 5MP cameras are so yesterday. Apple may want the world to believe it's not all about technical specs. But perception is 90% of the battle. If Android phone makers can create the perception that iP4 or iP4S is notably slower on multiple fronts, Apple will have a serious problem.

Furthermore, Ice Cream Sandwich and duo-core processors will allow more and more Android phones to play Flash smoothly. This will guarantee a larger % of smartphone market will stay away from Apple just because of such technical reasons.

All to say, not only is there serious competition emerging for iP4, it is in fact on the verge of falling significantly behind. 4S or 5, the A5 processor needs to be there. As does a higher resolution camera. If they don't change the look in some way, those who don't like the current glass back, or those who distrust the antenna will stay away, in droves.
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It just struck me that June 6 is pretty soon.
Inviting the press.. Isn't that what they always do for a keynote?

Not exactly. For these events, they typically invite a filtered list of Apple-friendly tech journalists and bloggers. If this story has merit (90% of the time, it's hot air), then Apple is expanding that circle for a special reason.
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Twice (see your follow up post) you have used "its" when you mean "it's", the contraction which translates as "it is". Correct grammar does not equate with Nazism or Fascism merely a modicum of intelligence and education as well as a desire to not sound as if one is a boorish clod.

Well, if we're nitpicking, let's not forget a bit of punctuation.
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...If they don't change the look in some way, those who don't like the current glass back....

The iPhone 5 will be cut from of a single block of glass, the way Apple cuts a Macbook out of a block of aluminum.
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oh yeah. and a certain element of professionalism. it's not like these guys are thirteen year-old fanboys "writing" from their mom's basement. (are they?)

if you want to be taken seriously, ai, then you might want to invest in a proof-reader fanboy-friend or the equivalent. i'm amazed that this crap (and sometimes it is crap) gets aggregated on the bigger sites.

"professionalism isn't dead; ai is."

And apparently so are uppercase letters at the beginning of sentences.
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Twice (see your follow up post) you have used "its" when you mean "it's", the contraction which translates as "it is". Correct grammar does not equate with Nazism or Fascism merely a modicum of intelligence and education as well as a desire to not sound as if one is a boorish clod.

My iPhone must be lacking intelligence because something's it autocorrects the wrong way almost 100% of the time. Does that make me a boorish clod when I mis those mistakes? Especially in the context of posting in an on line forum like this!
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And apparently so are uppercase letters at the beginning of sentences.

While I do expect a lot more out of articles composed for the AI web site I don't expect precision in grammar in the forums. For one this is a substitute for verbal communications as such correcting people's communications here is about as polite as correcting somebody that you are having a normal conversation with.
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They have a 960x540 resolution OLED display which is pretty close to the iPhone 4.

I'm not sure that is the true pixels. Just listening to Thisismynext podcast and they're discussing this and they all seemed to agree that it's not the true pixels.
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5MP cameras are so yesterday.

Even though there are rumors the next iPhone will have 8 MP sensor I still think the existing sensor is fine as it is. the pictures is already tough to upload or send via e-mail at full resolution. The 8 MP is just for bragging.
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My iPhone must be lacking intelligence because something's it autocorrects the wrong way almost 100% of the time. Does that make me a boorish clod when I mis those mistakes? Especially in the context of posting in an on line forum like this!

U mean like:

"I'll be in and out of cunt all day"

"Court! I meant court!"

damnyouautocorrect.com

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I'm interested in ios5 and lion more than a new iPhone. Since I got my iPad 2 wifi+3G I barely touch the iPhone 4 for anything other than phone calls. I am actually getting 3 days between charges as it is used so infrequently.

My contract is now up so I can upgrade at any point (I have 2 iPhone contracts 1 year apart) if the iPhone released is a 4s then I might pickup a wp7 handset to play around with then get the iPhone 5 next summer.
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I'm not sure that is the true pixels. Just listening to Thisismynext podcast and they're discussing this and they all seemed to agree that it's not the true pixels.

Must be like the first plasma tv's that were 1024x768 but displayed 720p
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While I do expect a lot more out of articles composed for the AI web site I don't expect precision in grammar in the forums. For one this is a substitute for verbal communications as such correcting people's communications here is about as polite as correcting somebody that you are having a normal conversation with.

Hear, hear. Thank you wizard69 for being the voice of reasonableness, which I tried - and failed - to be earlier.
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This might just be the first time I will skip a generation of iPhone.

This might just be the first time I buy one.
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This might just be the first time I will skip a generation of iPhone.

This might be the second time I skip a generation. I let the first iPhone slide, as many did.

But then I chased the iPhone 3G to the ends of the earth, got it, then a year later won an iPhone 3GS in a competition (which was also fraught with frustration due to lack of stock, the telco wouldn't give me the prize for several months).

iPhone4 was a wait-and-see because of the "issues" so I was late to that party (also because of having to wait for a local official launch). I just got my iPhone 4 about half a year ago so I've got a long way to go on my two-year contract. I sincerely hope they release an iPhone 4S not iPhone 5 for selfish reasons.

In any case as I mentioned my useless telco will not fix iPhone4s for months, so I'm pretty much sick of telcos. I just wish I could buy the phone from Apple directly, unfortunately in this country... well you know the rest. No official Apple Stores, etc.

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Even though there are rumors the next iPhone will have 8 MP sensor I still think the existing sensor is fine as it is. the pictures is already tough to upload or send via e-mail at full resolution. The 8 MP is just for bragging.

Red eye reduction and a better sensor would be more important than 8MP. My issue is the current iPhone4 shutter speed always is a little slower than I would like, resulting in blurry pictures in cloudy sunlight. 720p video recording is excellent, though.

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U mean like:

"I'll be in and out of cunt all day"

"Court! I meant court!"

damnyouautocorrect.com

Cheers,
Phil

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They have a 960x540 resolution OLED display which is pretty close to the iPhone 4. However, its a 4.3 display which brings the pixels down to 218ppi compared to the 326ppi of the iPhone 4. I wonder how that affects the look? Can you make out the pixels? Is that resolution based on sub-pixels or true pixels?

A friend has one and it looks great. OLED displays tend to look less pixelated than traditional LCDs in general. The fact that the screen is bigger only gives it more of a wow-factor. Samsung are fast overtaking HTC as the Android manufacturer of choice.

I'd never buy one personally though. I've got too much invested in the Apple ecosystem.
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The display in the Samsung Galaxy S2 is Super AMOLED+. The "+" part refers to the true RGB sub-pixel arrangement, not the RGBG pentile arrangement they used in the original Galaxy S.

http://www.oled-info.com/super-amole...tion-explained

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According to a report by UK blog ElectricPig, Apple has been "approaching journalists from major publications" to encourage their attendance, ostensibly evidence that Apple plans to release new iPhone hardware.

Or it means that they would like the press to be as worldwide as the developers. The software they are talking about is huge and it would be great to have the world as excited as the US. ANd perhaps not feeding the coffers of US blog sites to find out what's going on.

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U mean like:

"I'll be in and out of cunt all day"

"Court! I meant court!"

damnyouautocorrect.com

Cheers,
Phil

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Not exactly. For these events, they typically invite a filtered list of Apple-friendly tech journalists and bloggers. If this story has merit (90% of the time, it's hot air), then Apple is expanding that circle for a special reason.

I believe the UK is Apple's second largest market outside of the US, and perhaps it has something to do with NFC payment systems with the looming 2012 Olympics.
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