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iPhone5 bendable display powered by iOS5/6? IPhone5 rumors is once again alive and reverberating in all corners of the tech world. No one knows what Apple is really planning up to this time. The company is so tight-lip on what to expect on iPhone5/iPad3-the next gen smartphone/tablet that could be another game changer for the tech industry. But there are so many indicators from various sources that Apple is thinking of a completely new design concept on the company’s forthcoming mobile devices be it iPhone5 or iPad3.

a picture of a bendable iPhone5


Bendable iPhone5


Perhaps, a mounting pressure is cooking-up for Apple’s developers as competitors from all fronts is trying to snatch its number one slot domination of Apple’s products in the market today. So what’s the buzz? Well, for one I made mentioned above about a bendable device capable of twisting in all directions. Bend downward and you see the display zoom or scroll, twist and you change the music tracks, in gaming twist and you turn the car left or right etc. The bendable action can also be use for gestures.  Wow, isn’t that amazing?


Apple in its grand plan to completely overhaul its product line-ups, has asked two of its suppliers TPK Holdings and Wintek, to develop flat panel modules and LED light bars for two iPad prototypes, codenamed J1 and J2, sources revealed.


Another source, General Manager at the China Mobile Research Institute Bill Huang predicts that the next iphone iteration will support LTE technology. But this model will not only support one but two emerging communication connectivity- both the the unpaired TDD and the paired FDD versions of LTE spectrum. If this become feasible iPhone5 will have the broadest range, the clearest and the fastest connectivity among its class of smartphones.


A confirmed reports that Apple last year acquired rights to most of the intellectual property of LiquidMetal Technologies, for use in consumer electronics. The company in involve in the creation of  liquidmetal alloys which yields high performance advantages which is more than twice the tensile strength of conventional titanium alloys. And some of its properties are:


High Yield Strength

High Hardness

Superior Strength/Weight Ratio

Superior Elastic Limit

High Corrosion Resistance

High Wear-Resistance

Unique Acoustical Properties

Low shrinkage rate


And one of its major unique property is its the superior elastic limit; i.e., the ability to retain its original shape (memory) after undergoing very high loads and stresses. Furthermore, the Liquidmetal alloys have much higher corrosion and wear resistance than their conventional (crystalline) counterparts due to the unique atomic structure. Why did I mention about this. If my guess is right, this material is perfect for a new form factor design for both iPhone5 and iPad3 which again could be a game changer on this vertical.

For iPad3 a widespread believe a retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 is already in production. A denser pixels means a brighter viewing pleasure for the users especially for game enthusiast. Another worth mentioning is the recent patent filing of Apple wherein a user will be able to perform gestures on a future version of an iPad display that will directly or indirectly manipulate, control, modify, move, actuate, initiate or generally affect graphical elements such as cursors, icons, media files, lists, text, all or portions of images, or the like within the GUI.


a schematic diagram of an iPad Gesture


Schematic Diagram of An iPad Gesture


A gesture could be characterized by, but is not limited to a pinching, sliding, swiping, rotating, flexing, dragging, or tapping motion between or with any other finger or fingers. A single gesture could be performed with one or more hands, by one or more users, or any combination thereof. Remember a gesture is not only limited to hand manipulation but could be integrated into some capturing technology as well ( e.g. camera or sound capturing technology) which could translate in some form of command.

One of the many reasons why Apple purposely delayed the rollout of the highly anticipated iPhone5 as well as iPad3, I guess is the fact that Apple felt though that the technology needed to run these cutting-edge mobile devices is not yet ready or isn’t put in place yet. Now that we see an advance maturity of LTE technology (4G) Apple is making its move based on some undisclosed sources. Hopefully this coming year (2012) will have an influx of new design concepts from all digital manufacturers and Apple being one of the premier proponent of innovations will showcase their much-talked about products- iPhone5 and iPad3 toe-to-toe with their competitors.


Iris for Android vs Siri for iPhone4S – automobile club of missouri

Voice control apps was a huge success for iPhone4S, a new feature that save the day for the latest smartphone released by Apple Incorporation. Apple developers fondly called it, Siri. The new technology is rather a radical departure from our traditional interface, touch screen and qwerty keying. Siri is a voice activated command control apps that responds to human voice queries and commands.

a image photo of Siri develop by Apple


An Image Photo of Siri


Upon learning how to interact with Siri consumers began to welcome it with an open arms. Early adopters were vocal in giving their avalanche of praises and tonnage of comments of appreciations. Naturally this noise certainly gave a wake- up call for any competitor also wanting to get a big chunk of consumers. And to be able to catch up, competing brands should in one way or another either creates an all new technology surpassing Siri’s capabilities or develop a similar copycat adaptations.


And in no wonder Android development team Dexetra came up with something that is directly on head-0n collision with Siri, a twisted-tongue humorous reversal they called, “Iris”- Intelligent Rival Imitation of Siri. Its creation time took only eight hours a feat suitable for submission to Guinness Book. Like any other apps speedy construction, Iris, needs a lot of fine tuning and refinement to be called worthy challenger to iPhone’s Siri.


Apple on the other hand perhaps alarmed by this immediate development on Android silently responded back by releasing “Vlingo”, a free iPhone app with a voice-controlled personal assistant that can look up information or perform simple actions similar to both Siri and Iris.


Rest assured that Google will develop a very similar or even an altogether new voice command app with an even more sophisticated capabilities that we, consumers have never seen or use before. Android 4.0 is already out and integration in ICS – Ice Cream Sandwich, is a breeze considering that Iris is already ready for download for early eager users on Android powered mobile machine.