Posted on 05 October 2011 by yizhan
Apple has finally make public its next-generation smartphone and, as imagine in previous leaks, hail it the iPhone 4S. It has the same looks in the outside and all the new advantage are located inside.
The iPhone 4s attributes a faster Apple Dual Core A5 chip that’s already featured on the iPad 2, an 8MP autofocus camera with 1080p video recording efficiency and a dual-core graphics that promises up 7x better performance.
The most intriguing part is that the iPhone 4S supports both GSM and CDMA networks. No more separate versions for different networks.
Battery life is impressive too ranging at 10 hours on video playback same as the iPad.
Well, for the price — it’s $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB.
Apple iPhone 4s specs:
- 3.5″ display @ 960×640 pixels
- Apple 1GHz A5 dual-core chip
- 16GB, 32GB & 64GB internal storage
- HSDPA, EVDO 14.4Mbps
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n
- GPS w/ aGPS
- 8MP camera with LED flash
- 1080p video recording
- 2nd front-facing camera
- 2 mics w/ noise-canceling
- Bluetooth 4.0
- iOS 5
Here in the Philippines, expect the iPhone 4S to be priced just like the same as the iPhone 4 — Php37k for the 16GB and Php42kfor the 32GB mark with the 64GB possibly pricing at Php47k . Pre-order starts on October 7 and release is on October 14 but that’s for the US. It’s still unknown when it will be release in the Philippines but Singapore is getting it on October 28.
It’s now also HSDPA capable up to 14.4Mbps and EVDO-capable as well so it will definitely be able to maximize the HSPA+ networks of Globe and Smart but my guess is, it will still be exclusive to Globe again.
The bad news is, there is no iPhone 5.
Posted on 22 October 2010 by yizhan
Apple introduces their latest notebook and to be their smallest one. It is the MacBook Air available in 11.6 and 13.3 inches with the starting price of $999
Much lighter and thinner, it has a weight of 2.3 pounds (1.06 kg) for the 11.6 inches and 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg) for the 13.3 inches models.
11.6 inches model
- 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
- 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache; or optional 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache
- 800MHz frontside bus
- 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
- Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
- Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
- Stereo speakers
- Omnidirectional microphone
- Headphone minijack
- Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
- USB 2.0AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking4 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
- Built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
You can get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model.
Posted on 24 September 2010 by yizhan
News scattered in the net about the most awaited iPhone 4 will be officially available in the Philippines this September 26, 2010. For those who want to avail of the iPhone 4 prepaid kits, you can avail the iPhone 4 16Gb Black version for the price of ₱37,499.00 and ₱43,699.00 for the 32Gb Black version.
The Pricing for the some Globe Plans featuring the Black iPhone 4
||LAP 250 – Plan 499
||Plan 500 – Plan 799
||Plan 800 – Plan 1199
||Plan 1200 – Plan 1798
|iPhone 4 16GB
|iPhone 4 32GB
||Plan 1799 – Plan 2498
||Plan 2499 – Plan 3499
||Plan 3500 – Plan 4999
|iPhone 4 16GB
|iPhone 4 32GB
hopefully the price of the iPhone 4 will decrease in a few months, so lets just wait and see.
Posted on 29 June 2010 by yizhan
The problem with the iPhone4’s antenna, loosing signal while gripping lower portion which we seldom do when we are making a call, has been a problem since the day it was released in the public. almost everybody noticed this problem. Well Apple responded on this issue and said.
“Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.”
I’ve read some articles from other blogs and found out that by just putting a bumper ( new product by apple for the iPhone 4) it will solve the issue of the antenna problem. The bumper is a plastic strips that wraps around the iPhone 4 and comes up with different colors that gives stylish look for your iPhone 4. The bumper cost $29.00 and only pits with the iPhone 4
As Apple mention, by avoiding to grip the lower left corner of the iPhone 4 or by just putting a protective casing,signal strength will not drop. Well in this case putting a bumper to your iPhone 4 will resolve the issue. hmm… looks like a good investment to me.
Posted on 05 April 2010 by yizhan
Many among us has experience the stunning style and beauty of apple’s products iPod, iPhone and Mac Pc. And now, Apple computers released their latest in multi touch screen gadget, the iPad. I we compare, iPad is different from a laptop its more like a slate or other people called a tablet because unlike a laptop, an iPad doesn’t have a keyboard. one more difference is that the way you type and navigate through files and photos on the iPad, you use the touch screen just like in an iPhone or iPod touch, well we can also see that feature in some laptop but not many.
iPad’s multi touch-screen is the same as the one they are using on iPhone, Apple re-engineered the technology for iPad’s larger surface, makes it more precise and responsive. I has an incredible accuracy when it comes in zooming map, sliding your photos and opening and deleting your emails.
iPad comes with a 9.7 inches diagonally measured screen and its very thin and light smaller than a magazine. With the weight of 1.5 pounds and 0.5 inches tin, you could use it almost anywhere. And an additional slight curves at the back that makes it easy to pick up and comfortable to hold. One of the best feature of iPad that I like most is the battery life, an iPad can last for 10 hours while surfing the web of Wi-Fi, watching video, surfing via 3g networks and listening to music. They used the same lithium-polymer battery, its a technology they developed for Mac notebooks computers and applied it to the iPad.
Wireless capability includes a built-in 802.11n, that takes the advantage of the fastest Wi-Fi networks. It its also equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, it lets you connect to some wireless device like wireless headphone or the Apple wireless keyboard.
iPad uses the A4 chip it was design for an extreme performance yet extremely power efficient. It has a performance that you’ve never seen on a touch-screen based device. And it has a storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB big enough for your photos, movies, music, apps, and more. Sound performance is also good, with the built-in speakers that produces rich, full sound perfect for watching movies or listening to music. It also comes with the built-in microphone and a headphone jack.