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Sept. 10 looks likely for Apple announcements

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iOS 7 is going to give Apple's mobile operating system a complete overhaul.

Apple fans are gearing up for a series of announcements next month. While some hardware announcements are imminent, iOS users have also been anxiously awaiting the public release of the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

iOS 7 was revealed at WWDC in June and developers have been playing with the beta version ever since. According to one developer, iOS 7 will be released in conjunction with the suspected new iPhone(s) on Sept. 10.

As reported by The Verge, Nuance — the company behind sassy Siri's speech recognition — has (allegedly) spilled the beans.

An email from Nuance reads: "As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th."

While Nuance's slip may be enough for some tech news outlets to report a "maybe" story, some are skeptical that Nuance would be clued in on Apple's release date. 

One thing is certain: as soon as Apple's ready to talk, we will be here to show you what the news means for mobile photographers. 

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Total comments: 11
jimoyer

"And I hope the new iPhone will have a better camera now. Not a mediocre camera with sensor smaller than a pinhead. And optical zoom too so we will no longer see horrible trying hard accessories to make it look like a decent phone.

Basically, a phone with larger sensor (similar to PureView), a handgrip, an EVF, an optical zoom lens with which you can attach physical filters not insta-crap filters and 4G and WIFI capability."

So basically you want........a camera instead of a phone. :-)

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jcmarfilph

Ummm... ummmhhh.. yes? And basically, people pathetically trying to use iPhone for photography and even created it's own word/group/name should buy a real camera. =D

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jimjim2111

I took a nice picture of my cat today.

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ConanFuji

Me: SIRI, when will Apple release its next phone and IOS?
SIRI: I don't know sir, but I can Google it for you.

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jcmarfilph

Lol made my day.

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Benarm

I hope a jailbreak will follow shortly after.

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jcmarfilph

And I hope the new iPhone will have a better camera now. Not a mediocre camera with sensor smaller than a pinhead. And optical zoom too so we will no longer see horrible trying hard accessories to make it look like a decent phone.

Basically, a phone with larger sensor (similar to PureView), a handgrip, an EVF, an optical zoom lens with which you can attach physical filters not insta-crap filters and 4G and WIFI capability.

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Menneisyys

"I hope a jailbreak will follow shortly after."

Yup. Unfortunately, the stock Camera app still lacks even basic functionality like separate exposure metering and focus. The Photos app also lacks any kind of photo info.

Consequently, jailbreak and CameraTweak (for the former) and Photo Info (for the latter) are a must.

EDIT: the above also applies to the iOS7 version of the stock Camera / Photos apps.

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Menneisyys

"And I hope the new iPhone will have a better camera now. "

Sorry to disappoint you - no, Apple is no Nokia and the 5S surely won't have a better camera than, say, the GS4. And future iPhone models won't go the Nokia route either - "design over functionality" is Apple's motto...

API (software)-wise, there won't be much new stuff in iOS7 / the 5S either. It will still not support manual modes (ISO / shutter speed / focus), proper bracketing etc - it'll be almost as poor as iOS6.

Where do I know the latter from? I've scrutinized the new iOS7 programming API (and also published several articles on its photo / video-related features: see http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen . Warning: advanced readers / programmers only.)

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jcmarfilph

How disappointing then, you won't get better pictures with an iPhone no matter what OS crap update you do with it. I'd rather use it normally as a phone, may take snapshots just to record the event here and there and resize to 640x480 for FB upload and that's it. Then and buy a proper camera for my photography.

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fishycomics

A lot can be said, and will say thank you Apple.

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