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iPhone 5 smaller dock dubbed Lightning and new earphones dubbed Earpods

The iPhone 5 was previously reported to sport a smaller dock connector and new earphones. Now we have a new name for the smaller dock and earphones. The dock connector has been dubbed Lightning and the earphones have been dubbed Earpods.

According to previous reports, the new iPhone will sport a smaller 9-pin dock connector, which is smaller compared to the 30-pin connector found on the iPhone 4S. This will allow Apple to move the headphone jack to the bottom of the handset and free space for more components such as a 4G chip and a bigger battery. This also allows the Cupertino firm to make the iPhone 5 slimmer.

According to 9to5Mac, Lightning matches Thunderbolt, which is the lightning-fast connectors found on Macs. Thunderbolt can transfer large amounts of data, which is more than what is required by the iPad or iPhone. However, they can transfer larger video and photo files compared to the 30-pin dock connector. This suggests that the Lightning on the iPhone 5 will transfer data to your computer and vice versa at lightning-speeds. We’re also hoping that it charges the battery faster.

True, having a faster connector presents a number of advantages. However, there is a downside. The smaller dock connector means that current cables and docks will be incompatible with the new device. Apple is said to be making two different adaptors for the iPhone 5 to work on current kits.

The new earphones have been dubbed the Earpods. They will cost the same as current earphones. We’re hoping the new earphones will be more comfortable compared to the current version.

Apple is set to officially unveil the iPhone 5 at 6pm tonight. Are you excited to finally get to see the new iPhone? Can’t wait to use the faster Lightning and the new Earpods? Let us know through a comment.

Vodafone accidentally reveals iPhone 5 nano-SIM

It seems Apple’s iPhone 5 will be landing in stores sooner than expected, since network operators are already stocking up on the handset’s new nano-SIMs.

Unlike the iPhone 4S’ micro-SIM, the new iPhone will sport Apple’s new nano-SIM. In a blog post, Vodafone has revealed the new SIM. The network operator has quickly removed the post, but apparently wasn’t quick enough. Images of the nano-SIM have been circulated in the internet.

According to Vodafone, it has stockpiled 500,000 nano-SIMs for the iPhone 5. The new iPhone is set to be officially announced this evening. Vodafone having this many nano-SIM cards suggest that Apple will be making their new handset available soon after its official unveiling.

The nano-SIM measures 12.3×8.8mm, which makes it 40% smaller compared to the micro-SIM. According to Vodafone, it is “So slim and tiny you might only be able to handle them with tweezers.”

The nano-SIM is not the only component that has shrunken down in size. According to previous reports, leaked images show the iPhone 5 sporting a smaller dock connector. Shrinking these components down allows Apple to cram in a better battery and things like a 4G chip into a slimmer profile. It seems just a few minor adjustments here and there make s a big difference in enhancing the performance of phones.

Another rumour suggests that the iPhone 5 will sport a slimmer display. According to leaked images, the new iPhone will come with a 16:9 widescreen display, which is ideal for watching movies or videos when turned sideways.

Apple will be officially unveiling the iPhone 5 this evening, which means we’ll finally get to see the hotly-anticipated smartphone. This also means that you’ll get your hands on the new iPhone soon.

Can’t wait to get your hands on the Apple iPhone 5? Let us know through a comment.

Apple getting Yerba Buena Center ready for iPhone 5 unveiling

As we wait for the unveiling of the hotly-anticipated iPhone 5, Apple is hard at work prepping the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco for the launch of its new iPhone.

Sadly, nothing much is revealed during the preparations. All we see is workers setting up a huge white Apple logo with a multicoloured background. Fortunately, the Cupertino firm did hint the launching of the iPhone 4S’ successor in its invite.

Apple’s invite says “It’s almost here.” It also shows the number ‘12’ with the number ‘5’ as a shadow. This suggests that we will finally see the iPhone 5 in Apple’s event, which will be kicking off on the 12th of September.

Can’t wait to finally see the iPhone 5? We’ll keep you posted once more news unfolds.

iPhone 5 leaked in video – is it the real deal?

Apple is scheduled to unveil the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 on the 12th of September. This, however, has not stopped the device from being leaked on the internet.  A new video shows the device in action.

Vgooo, a Chinese site, claims the video was recorded within Foxconn, the factory tasked to manufacture the new iPhone. It shows the rumoured device side-by-side with the iPhone 4S. They are also shown booting up, with the iPhone 5 booting up slightly faster.

Although the device looks to be the unreleased device in action, there is one thing that will have you scratching your head. An onscreen message reads, “We’re unable to complete you.”

Other than the onscreen message, the device does show us how it compares to the iPhone 4S in terms of shape and size. It does show a taller device. Previous leaks claimed that the new iPhone will sport a 4-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Do you think this is the iPhone 5 in action? Share your opinion through a comment.

Apple confirms iPhone 5 unveiling on the 12th of September

Apple has confirmed that it will be unveiling a new device on the 12th of September. Although the iPad maker has not revealed the device it will be launching next week, it did leave a few clues hinting the iPhone 5 is the device to be launched at the event.

On Apple’s invitation, the number “12” is shown with “It’s almost here” on top. The shadow forms the number “5”, which suggests that the iPhone 5 will be the device unveiled at the event.

Apple’s event on the 12th of September will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. The event will be kicking off at 10am, which is 6pm next Wednesday in the UK.

Can’t wait to finally see the iPhone 5 on the 12th of September? Share your thoughts.