Location Sharing is one of latest technologies recently released into the mainstream by Google in the form of Latitude, last year Google tried to put the application on the iPhone but Apple rejected the app, maybe this patent shows the reasoning behind that.
Apple’s method of location sharing involves sending SMS messages between phones. The message would be encoded in such a way that the phone can then extract your current location. Locating sharing is only part of the package — another patent titled ‘position fix indicator’ focuses on ways of displaying the user’s location, and the location of people that you’re connected with.
The diagram also seems to suggest a forward-facing camera, something that was speculated for the iPhone 3GS but turned out false, perhaps meaning the iPhone 4G will have this feature. It’s possible the diagram is just a placeholder (it looks identical to the one used in other patents), but it could be indicative of a forward-facing camera in the iPhone 4G arriving later this year.
iSpazio are showing pictures of the rumoured new iPhone Video using an iChat App.
This shows the frontal camera being used in what appears to be the Camera App showing the interface that has been leaked out by developers who found it in the new iPhone OS 3.0.
This shows a somewhat blurry picture of the new iPhone in a video call, it looks similar to video calling on other devices with a small image of you in the corner and them in the main screen similar to iChat.
This seems quite authentic as previous leaks have shown a frontal camera and that’s mainly what a frontal camera is used for.
Update: Gizmondo have done a side by side comparison of the leaked image and Skype and they match perfectly, however there still is a possibility of a frontal facing camera.
These pictures are from a Canadian store inventory. iSpazio got sent these pictures earlier.
These pictures show the following:
- There are 2 Models: iPhone Video and iPhone Video iChat
- The iPhone 3G 16GB being discontiuned as previously leaked.
- Only the second model can videocall
- 32 GB – 64 GB memory
- The iPhone Video is in Black and White
- The iPhone Video iChat is in various color: White , Black, Orange, Green with Flower, Yellow, Red.
- The price for the iPhone Video is: $139 (32 GB) or $179 (64 GB)
- The price for the iPhone Video iChat is: $179 (32 GB) or $199 (64 GB)
However no 16GB model, which leads me to believe these might not be authentic as all the leaks so far have shown a 16GB model.
Also the multiple different design choices, including flowers and fluffy bunnies just make this seem very fake as Apple likes to keep things simple and Apple have never used flowers or fluffy bunnies on their other devices.
Pictures show that the new iPhone could in fact be two colours.
The speaker has been moved upwards, as other leaks have shown.
The design doesn’t look as nice as the other leaked designs but maybe there will be multiple variations of design?
These are two drawings that show the structure of the new iPhone.
These leaks seem to go along with that of the leak from the Canadian store inventory.