UPDATE: Eagle eye reader meyou has pointed out that the iPhone was showing the “iPod” icon. On iOS 5, the “iPod” icon is now replaced with “Music”. Looks like it was the iPhone 4, not the iPhone 4S that was blended.
Original Post:The iPhone 4S is virtually identical to the iPhone 4 in appearance, so we know how this is going to end.
On a side note, Mr. Tom Blendtec didn’t actually talk to Siri in the video, so the phone you see could be just another iPhone 4. Then again, apart from slight repositioning of the volume and mute buttons on the left side of the device, there is almost nothing to tell the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S apart.
The video could just be a stunt to promote Blentec’s just released iOS app. iTunes link here.
Now, can someone please ask Siri “will you blend?”
Nokia has released the Nokia 603, which also runs on their latest Symbian Belle. Like the earlier Nokia trio – Nokia 600, 700 and 701, the new Nokia 603 is powered by a 1GHz processor and it is also NFC enabled.
The device measures 113.5mm x 57.1mm x 12.7mm and it weighs 106.7g. Compared to the Nokia 600, it is slightly taller and wider due to its larger 3.5″ Clear Black Display but it is slimmer by 0.3mm. The screen offers a nHD resolution of 640×360. There’s a 5MP at the back which supports 720p HD video recording. In terms of connectivity, it supports the usual Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and 3G HSDPA with download speeds up to 14.4Mbps.
The Nokia 603 is available in both Black and White colours with back covers that comes in a variety of 6 colours. It is priced at about €200 before tax which is approximately RM867.
Head after the break for promo video and details.
9to5Mac has done just that and they have ported it over. From the video, it appears to be very sluggish and the commands doesn’t seem to work at the moment. There are 2 possibilities, one being a processor limitation or perhaps the lack of drivers required for Siri to work as an integrated part of the iPhone 4 OS. While both are running iOS 5, Apple normally strips some functionality and features on older devices.
On actual usage, it doesn’t help right now since Apple servers are only authenticating Siri requests sent from iPhone 4S devices only. Technically, Siri should be able to work on previous iOS devices as it was originally a standalone app.
Since the iPad 2 has a dual core A5 processor, we wonder why didn’t Apple extend Siri for tablet users.
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Solving Rubik’s Cube is challenging, at least for us. With the powerful processor on smart phones, solving them could be an easy task. Just check out the video above where a Samsung Galaxy S II is paired with a bunch of Lego Mindstorm NXT kits to create an awesome Rubik’s Cube solver. It was able to solve a random cube in 5.35 seconds.
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The iPhone 4S has finally gotten its innards expose with iFixit professional tear down. Apart from the new processor, 8MP camera and dual CDMA/GSM support, we are able to find out what else is new on this model compared to the previous iPhone 4.
First is the RAM which was earlier said to be either 512MB or 1GB. From the tear down, it is finally confirmed that the iPhone 4S offers 512MB which is the same capacity as the previous model. This was identified from the marking on the A5 chip.
Another surprise is the battery which has a slightly higher capacity of 5.3Whr. This is 0.05Whr more than the original iPhone 4 which is rated at 5.25Whr. For those that are used to mAh battery capacity rating, that’s an extra 14mAh. The vibrator is using the one found on the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 which is reported to be quieter and softer than the previous version.
Head after the break for step by step tear down and video.
The iPhone 4S is release today in the US and several markets. While many can’t wait to unbox and play around with the latest iPhone, somebody just couldn’t wait to destroy it with a drop test.
To make things more dramatic, the drop test is done right outside AT&T in front of others that are still lining up. You can say some people are just wasteful but this video is more of a promo for repair service that specialise on iPhones. Was the damage worth it? That depends if the number of views generated is worth the damage. Since they are repair guys, this could be a small price to pay.