Dan Thompson with Claris Networks visited WBIR and Fox 43 this week to chat about the Apple announcement. Watch the video below or read the recap on the new smartphone here.
What’s new about the iPhone 5?
Everything is smaller (18% thinner and 20% lighter), everything is faster (processor upgrades and 4G integration), and Apple has spent all their efforts to refine the iPhone as extensively as possible. The screen is larger and there is a new, smaller adapter called “Lightning” (because Apple has to name everything). The smaller Lightning adapter will make all your old devices that connect to the iPhone obsolete without an adapter. However, the adapter seems a little clunky, honestly. The new iOS6 was also a big announcement. There is a new Map app, a new panoramic photo feature, an update to Siri, and even an update to the iPod line. There has also been an update to Apple’s standard headphones, now called EarPods, which are intended to provide a much higher sound quality than its predecessor.
Yes you read that correctly. Buttons are going to be the next great innovation to take over the touch screen scene. Tactus Technology, based in Fremont, CA, specializes in one thing and one thing only, bringing buttons to the touchscreen.
When Tactus says they are making buttons for the touchscreen, they don’t mean that they are improving the touchscreen to make more precise selections or anything like that. They truly intend to create physical, tangible buttons that rise up off of the screen. Tactus’ patented Tactile Layer uses microfluidic technology to raise buttons on a touchscreen.
Who thought that glass would be the game changer for top of the line technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft? Currently a smartphone or tablet screen is made of a hard durable plastic, but it is still plastic. It tends to scratch and glare much easier than any glass. The reason this plastic is still in use though is because of it doesn’t shatter as easily as glass and because of its touch screen capabilities.
There is good news though: a new type of durable, glare-proof, and best of touch screen sensitive glass called Gorilla Glass. This glass gives smartphone companies the ability to create the next generations of phones with better technology AND a screen that you don’t have to cover with a new screen protector every two months.
By: Philip Icuss
For a few months now there has been a lot of talk about Verizon releasing their newest edition of the data plan. It is a family share-based plan that allows family members to work off of one allotment of data GB’s each month. This allows for a family to save money on data and to better manage their cell phone expenses because there is only one fee to deal with rather than multiple (as it is currently).
-By: Philip Icuss
No Apple did not release their newest iPhone or tablet yet, but they did make great updates to the MacBook Air/ Pro and their operating systems for the desktop, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad. Let’s break these down in to categories and summarize each of them.