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New iPhone announcement rumored for September 10

We know that iOS 7 is equipped with a number of new photocentric features, including a square format option. But will you be able to shoot slow motion videos with the new operating system? And, do you care?

As summer winds down, rumors about when and what Apple will announce in the coming weeks are heating up, especially after this morning's post by AllThingsD's Ina Fried. With a solid track record in these types of things, Fried reports that sources indicate Apple will announce its next generation iPhone on September 10. That's almost a year to the day after the iPhone 5 was launched (September 12, 2012). However, in the past, Apple hasn't followed the same type of predictable cycle that, for example, Adobe does with its software releases. But the iPhone 4S was announced in October, 2011, so a September 10th press event is pretty close.

Of course, there are many more questions than answers about the new iPhone, including whether or not Apple will offer a second, lower cost, plastic model currently dubbed the iPhone 5C. There is also speculation about a fingerprint reader, among other features.

Earlier this summer, Apple previewed iOS 7. As we noted in July, iOS 7 may offer slow motion video; you can read more about the new iOS 7 features here, as well. 

We'll have to wait until Apple unveils the new iPhone(s). Meanwhile, what's your wish list for the next iPhone and, if your wishes come true, are you ready to upgrade?  


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"But will you be able to shoot slow motion videos with the new operating system? "

You will - albeit, when it comes to current models, at a severely reduced quality (the 720p60 mode uses pixel binning, which essentially halves the resolution in both dimensions).

The hardware would certainly be able to record 720p60 video without horizontal binning (it WAS able to do so under iOS5) - it's just that Apple

- either isn't aware of this
- or can't be bothered (the resulting quality is deemed "good enough" for the casual users - after all, this is why their camera tech could never compete with that of Nokia)

- or want to deliberately make "older" models much inferior to the iPhone 5S and this is why they went with the inferior quality. As they have done so many times in the past with previous models / previous major iOS version bumps...

There is a full article on all this:

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Could do with a bigger phone, that would give potential buyers a bigger selection like Samsung does.

Please don't write and say that YOU don't need a bigger phone, as some of us do.


Will it be able to make phone calls and not lose signal.....

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I'll buy it if it has at least 1/1.7" sensor and an optical zoom up to 120mm so I will not be forced to use lousy filters and apps. Otherwise, i'll just carry my travelzoom cam.

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Unfortunately, iOS7 will add little to the camera programmer's repertoire.

We still won't have
- proper exposure compensation setting
- manual focus
- manual shutter speed
- manual ISO

This is particularly painful as, for example, the first and the last are supported by every single competing operating system, and the second/third by Nokia's Camera Pro on WP8, in addition.

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