It’s been awhile.. Well, it’s been years since I posted here. It was long enough that there’s already a new 10th anniversary iPhone.
I’ve been a switcher to Plus size iPhone since the 6 Plus. Right now I’m using the 7 Plus which I got early this year and was fairly new from September of 2016. But Apple just decided to have a special edition iPhone this year which is now called the iPhone X. The iPhone X is thinner and shorter than the Plus and a little bit taller and wider against the iPhone 6, 7 and 8 models.
I just can’t hide the fact that it’s an interesting phone for an upgrade path in the far future (hopefully I can hold on). So with some extra time and quick compositing, I took the actual photos from Apple’s comparison page and made this overlay mock-ups.
Based from the mock-up above, I can say that if you are accustomed by the actual frame size of the iPhone 6, 7 and 8 you will love the X model with a bonus of bigger screen and higher resolution. And if you love the Plus size models just like me, you will be tempted because the (tad) narrower screen could be a good compromise for a better hand holdable / pocketable experience.
As of this writing, I’m really not looking forward on upgrading to it anytime but the 4K 60fps video is tempting since I use my iPhone 7 Plus sometimes for video work as our C / B cam. Other than that, I can live with my 7 Plus for the meantime.
Note: I hope Apple’s photos are in the same ratio of each of the models so that this mock-up will give us a near accurate estimate of the size differences.
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Hong Kong and Singapore are the countries to be included in the first batch of iPhone 5 release this September 21 and these countries are the only ones who sell factory unlocked units among Asian countries. There are no prices yet posted on Apple Store Hong Kong site so I headed to Apple Store Singapore to check. Here are the prices without GST.
Conversion rate at $SG1 = Php33.90 (Singaporean dollars converted to Philippine pesos)
- 16GB – Php 32,140
- 32GB – Php 36,886
- 64GB – Php 41,972
I suspect an October release of the iPhone 5 here in the Philippines because both Globe and Smart made some teaser on their websites.
Source: Apple Singapore
Wall of Video provides an easy way playing thru a wall of movie and TV posters. It’s a clever idea because many times we remember the poster art work than the movie titles. Obviously Wall of Video library comes from Apple because when you click on the download button it directs you to the iTunes Store.
This app is available on both iPhone and iPad as a universal app.
UPDATE: Not all of the videos comes from Apple
I’ve waited for many hours (1:00am PH time) just to hear and see the 2009 WWDC Keynote.
Some of the interesting announcements made today.
New Improved MacBook Pro Family
- Speed bumps
- Longer Battery life up to 7 hours
- SD Slot
- No more MacBook Unibody
- Digital compass
- 3mp camera
- Camera: AF, AWB and VGA Video recording
- Slightly increased battery life
- Many more software enhancements via iPhone OS 3.0
- 2x speed improvement
- Data tethering
Save the dates and prepare your deposit slips
Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be available in September. Upgrade will be $29 only
iPhone 3G 8GB will now be the low-end iPhone selling it for $99 with carrier contracts
iPhone OS 3.0 will be available on June 17 $9.95 for upgrade
iPhone 3Gs will be on sale on June 19 $199 16GB, $299 32GB
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