Any phone manufacturers with the headphone slot at the bottom?
Maybe they can sue Apple for infringing on their design patents.
A Japanese Apple fan has created a proto-iPhone 5 by fixing together parts of the screen and casing which he claims were sourced from the iPhone supply chain. The results – posted on the blog iLab.cc – show a phone shaped like the iPhone 4 and 4S but with new features, in particular a silvered plaque across the back panel and …
Your all forgetting prior art means zip in this game.
Bits of paper ffs....
Will be interesting to see how the new port affects sales if true, how its sold too, if true of course.
Veering off slightly.. Bigger screens on smart phones are now null in the face of shrinking tablets tho surely? Just another black mirror slab.
Where's the things we promised in Earth Final Conflict?
Nothing to shout about. Won't stop the iSheep claiming it to be the best thing since conception.
Looks pretty bland, not much different from the *yak* glass/steel of the last one.
See the back isn't glass this time. Suppose they've realised just how much of a bad idea that was.
Lets hope iOS6 looks nicer than sick splashed over ice.
The last update gave the sad excuse for a feature Siri, lets see what crap Apple comeout with next.
If you think that the article might bore you, don't read it. That is what the sub heading is for, to give you an idea of what the article is about.
On occasions when 8/10 articles might be about a specific product, some blog websites (such as Engadget) give you the option to read their site with all 'new Apple product' stories hidden.
And though I've never played with it, I believe there is something called RSS that allows to you only read the stories you are interested in. But don't quote me on this.
I hope the above helps you.
It is true and I do agree with your points.
I think this was more a ill placed protest as the main front page of the reg was plastered with apple related stories. But this is nothing new for the reg, they used to do that with M$. Now it's apple. Next it will be someone else I dislike.
So I should probably just quit my jibber-jabber and stop verging on trolling! If nothing nice to say then don't say it I guess..
I think all manfacturers should put a micro USB and headphone socket at the bottom of the phone in a standard pattern.
That way all docks would be compatible and also when the phone is charging / transferring and you are using headphones, the connectors can be at the top and out of the way.
What is the standard? the standard seems to be multiple ports in various locations.
If you want to have a device you can drop into a dock on a hifi or alarm clock the connector needs to be on the bottom. It needs to support remote control, needs to supply power, needs to have connections for audio and video out.
Give me the details of the "standard" connector that does that. It's a combination of headphone port remote, micro USB and HDMI output on non-Apple phones. It's not exactly nice to have to insert three cables when you can just use one.
>all manfacturers should put a micro USB and headphone socket at the bottom
Is a nice thought, but i can't see it happening- there is no motive for Apple, whose products are already supported, dock-wise.
The closest we can hope for is for Android manufacturers to knock their heads together, or maybe more support for 'USB Audio' - I'm not exactly sure what it is, but it is featured in Android Jelly Bean. Seems to require an external DAC though.
(A silly situation I encountered the other day was a Sony stereo system with an integrated iPod dock on top, and no means of connecting a Sony audio player with a 3.5mm > phono 'Y' cable. Still, it worked well in the iPod-owing household in which it sat)
All docks would be compatible - yeah you actually wrote that?? The connector is one part - the size / weight and shape of the device is another. Apple are actually better than most - they did a universal dock and you could get replacement inserts when you changed device (some devices actually shipped with the relevant part).
There's no real need for a standardised dock connector. What we need is for someone to sort bluetooth out so that you can control a media player nicely. I'm talking being able to browse a library of Artists/songs/albums etc. With transfer of track information and album artwork during playback.
Then sort out wireless charging and you're sorted. Just stick your phone on top of your dock and some sort of NFC initiated pairing happens and you're docked.
Recently I've found myself using my phone to playback audio in the car more than my ipod. Problem is that choosing music is a pain on the phone whilst driving where as the ipod is controlled by the car stereo.
This is little more than a bloke mocking up a fake to get website hits. Maybe he makes money from every hit or from a certain number of hits. So a million Koolaid drinkers just went to his site to see the info and be as disappointed as I was from seeing this article and others on the same topic. An elongated iPhone 4 design with a smaller docking port, audio port on the bottom and a different back. BLAH. If this is the new iPhone 4G, Moto Photon Q, here I come!!!!