It’s all but confirmed that Apple will announce the next iPhone on September 10. And it’s all but confirmed that most of the changes on that phone, which the press has dubbed the iPhone 5S, won’t be on the outside.
It seems like Apple will continue its pattern of releasing an “S” model phone as it does every other year. The “S” models always look like the last model but have some internal improvements like a faster processor and better camera. Don’t expect a radical new design or a larger screen.
But we already know what the biggest change will be. In a few weeks, all iPhones will get an operating system update called iOS 7. The new version is the most radical cosmetic change to iOS since the iPhone first launched six years ago.
Much too often, I get a phone call with a plea for help that goes something like this recent one:
I dropped my iPhone and now it’s broken. I can’t get to the Home screen or launch apps or anything. I took the phone to an Apple Store and they said the phone can’t be repaired. I need to get a replacement phone. But that means I will lose all the stuff that’s on the iPhone now, including over a thousand photos. Isn’t there something I can do to save my stuff?
After asking the person a few questions, I confirm what I had already suspected. There is very little hope of data recovery. Certainly there’s not any fast and easy solution. Which is too bad, because it could have been soooo simple.
The results are in, folks. The winners of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards were announced earlier today, capturing an insanely impressive collection of snapshots taken with a smart phone device.
No, this is not your average photography contest. Prepare for your mind to be blown.