New iPhone+ Concept Restores My Faith in Concepts

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After 2 horrible iPhone concepts I started to lose my faith. Then out of no where ADR Studio saves the day! The iPhone+ is full of features and let’s face it looks absolutely amazing. However the specs might not be correct they are pretty good and something I would love to see! Specs include:

– Liquidmetal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed;
– Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass;
– 4.3″ Retina Display with In-Cell technology;
– A6 Quad Core processor;
– Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 frame/s;
– Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s;
– Rear motion sensor;
– Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces;
– Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile;
– New slim-dock connector;
– Fully Capacitive Home Button;

Let’s face it this concept is great. I would love to take one of these home with a few tweaks. ADR Studios: You have restored my faith in iPhone concepts. Thank You ~Matthew Jagiela

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[Report] iPhone nano might be coming this Fall

Every year there is talk about Apple releasing a smaller iPhone or a lower cost. Ever sense the original in 2007. However these have never come to be with Apple keeping the older iPhone as the low end cheep model. However China times reports Apple could once again be working on a so called iPhone nano to compete with the top level Android phones with a smaller price point. The 3Gs is reportedly too pricey at $375 (I thought it was free) to compete with the newer android models. However the iPhone’s have always been the best sellers of all the major US carriers so I don’t see a need for this to happen. Even if the phone is older it is a good piece of equipment making me say this is just another rumor that will not see the light of day… For a while anyways

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[Report] Apple Preparing 7.85-inch Mini iPads to Cost $250-$300

Kokatu translates a Chinese report on the once again iPad mini tablet:

Chinese net portal, NetEase, has a story on a rumored new mini Apple tablet. NetEaseclaimed that the device will be released around the third quarter of this year to “counter attack” the upcoming Windows tablets. The report further claims that the devices will cost anywhere from US$249 to $299 and that there will be an initial 6 million units ready for launch.

This would be of course to compete with the other smaller tablets on the market such as the Amazon fire. However I don’t see a need for a smaller iPad. I can see why some people would want one though. However apps would be a hassle. Developers would have to make a 3rd version of their apps and that’s a pain for developers and consumers. I don’t see a need for it but others would disagree with me.

This is one of the worst iPhone concepts I have ever seen… [EDIT]

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[Edit: If you where to take the back disk of the phone off the concept would be amazing! I love everything except what they think it would have and the disk on the back… Along with the stupid attachments as well.]

A while back I posted the iPhone concept that was inspired by the magic mouse. I said it was the worst concept I had ever seen. That is still true but this one is tied with it…

The concept you see here has a 4.5 inch screen (yeah not going to happen) a 1.2 megapixel camera with 3D shooting (HA no…) and a removable hard drive (ha can we even call this an iPhone concept anymore?). The disk on the back can have attachments such as lenses attached to it along with a projector. However the lenses are giant and the projector is too. You wouldn’t want to carry around the lenses to take a decent photo. Also Apple would NEVER have a removable hard drive. The camera would never get a downgrade to a 1.2 megapixel camera. That’s worse than the original iPhone launched back in 2007. It is an all out stupid concept but I thought I would share it.

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AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones Sunday

Today AT&T announced that starting Sunday will unlock off contract iPhones in response to complaints from Apple and iPhone users. This is great if you want to go to T-Mobile or are going to be leaving the country and don’t want to pay AT&T’s high international costs. Here is the official statement (via 9to5mac)

“Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.”

So there you have it.

[9to5mac]