New iPhone to record video at 720p HD?

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May 052010
 

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While some are exploring the outward functionality of the latest beta of iPhone OS 4, others are slowly picking apart the underlying architecture and mining clues about the potential hardware and functionality of the upcoming iPhone. The most recent discovery teases us with 720p HD recording which is revealed in the following two video presets:

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Apr 092010
 

[via engadget]

iPhone OS 3.2 SDK Reveals New Gestures; References To Video Calls Removed

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Mar 112010
 

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iPhone OS 3.2 SDK Beta 4 for iPad that was released by Apple yesterday has revealed some more interesting details.

9to5Mac reports that Apple has added support for couple of new gestures to the iPhone SDK and has started removing references that had previously hinted at the ability to make video calls on the iPad.

Folks at 9to5Mac report that Apple has added support for “3Tap” and “LongPress” gestures to the iPhone OS 3.2 Beta 4 SDK beta 4.

Apple already makes use of these gestures in the iPhone such as the triple tap gesture to turn the iPhone’s display on and off when using VoiceOver and the long press gesture to activate the copy/paste feature.

But the addition of these gestures to the SDK indicates that developers will also be able to use them in their iPhone apps in the future.

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9to5Mac are also reporting that Apple has removed several video call icons that previously hinted at the ability to make video calls on the iPad. These icons had led to speculations that Apple could release iPad with a front facing camera to make video calls when it goes on sale on April 3 or in the next generation iPad.

We had reported yesterday that Apple has also removed the camera tab from the Photo app in iPad simulator.

So looks like Apple is in the process of removing these references to avoid any further speculations.

[via 9to5Mac]

iPad SDK Support for Front Facing Camera, Camera Flash, Zoom and Video Conferencing

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Feb 232010
 

Unfortunately, we already know how this story ends. Apple introduced the iPad in late January and made no mention of a camera – either on the front or back of the device. So that means no video conferencing or even photos are possible on the first generation device…. and yet, it seems like they had everything in place for it already. For example, the enclosure has an empty space for the camera and the SDK has accept/decline video chat references.

Here are some even more tantalizing pieces of information found in the latest Beta 3 iPad SDK. We’ve been told that if you go digging into Apple’s private framework which controls the camera, the iPad SDK tests for 3 additional camera characteristics that are not found in the iPhone 3.x SDK. For comparison, Erica Sadun has a code listing of iPhone 3.x PLCameraController.h on her site. The Beta 3 iPad SDK version adds these additional test conditions for the device’s capabilities.
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It seems Apple built in API support to test to see if your iPad had a Front Facing Camera, Zoom and a Camera Flash. The front facing camera would, of course, be used for video chat, while Zoom and Camera Flash are often requested features for the iPhone’s camera.

Further investigation even reveals the following icons which clearly show an interface to accept or decline a video chat:

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Given the size of these buttons, they were intended for use on the the iPad’s screen rather than the iPhone. We’re not sure why these features were dropped on the first version of the iPad, but we hope to see it again in future versions of the iPad or even iPhone.

[via macrumors]

Evidence Suggests Video Chat for Next iPhone

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Feb 212010
 

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New evidence found in the iPhone SDK supports the rumor that the next generation iPhone will support video chat.

9to5Mac has found a few icons in the SDK that seem to “indicate that there will be video calling on an iPxxx device.”

Additional evidence was found hidden in the underlying iPhone telephony apps which contain some “VideoChat strings that are equally, if not more, damning evidence of future VideoChatting capabilities.”

Fresh iPhone/iPad SDK Seeded To Developers

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Feb 092010
 

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iPhone SDK 3.2, which includes a full suite of iPad dev tools, has been updated to Beta 2. Bugs. Have. Been. Squashed:

▪ FIXED: Changing an iPhone Executable’s working directory from “Build Products directory” may cause the application not to install properly with the error message “The Info.plist for application at (null) specifies a CFBundleExecutable of (null), which does not exist.”
▪ FIXED: In iPhone SDK 3.2 beta 1, Xcode’s Transition feature did not work correctly if the SDK was installed in a location other than /Developer. In beta 2, the feature will work properly with the SDK installed in any location on your system.
▪ FIXED: In iPhone SDK 3.2 beta 1, some users saw the message “A signed resource has been added, modified or deleted…” when rebuilding their projects. This has been fixed for beta 2.

We’re also getting reports that there was some kind of testing bug with apps created in SDK 3.2 and running on iPhone 3.1.3, which SDK 3.2 Beta 2 fixes. So, minor stuff.

And because we’ve been getting this question a lot, there is a reason developers haven’t been showing off iPad apps in the SDK’s iPad simulator: they’re not allowed to. As with previous versions of the iPhone SDK, developers enter into an NDA with Apple, which explicitly prohibits them from showing off iPad apps, or at least major aspects of the SDK, simulator and development tools, to the public. Anyone who shows us anything more than renders of their iPad apps is asking to get blackballed. The more you know!

[via gizmodo]

Next iPhone codename, new iPod touch in latest SDK and firmware

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Feb 022010
 

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If somehow you’ve become concerned that another iPhone might not be on the way to market, you can now rest easy. Our ingenious tipsters have discovered yet another fascinating factoid deep within the Frameworks of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK, namely: the codename of the next iPhone. Buried way inside the platform simulator lies a set of folders dedicated to specific models of iPhone OS-ready devices, including the iPhone 3GS, second generation iPod touch, something called the “K48” (yep, the codename we were told was the internal name for the iPad), and… the “N89.” Sure, it sounds like a Nokia phone just waiting to happen, but this is — according to our extremely knowledgeable and trusted sources — likely the codename of the next iPhone (previous versions were called the M68, N82, and N88). We can’t take too much away from this beyond the fact that the model exists, though we’re certain that with a little more digging, some detail is sure to rear its head (attention hive-mind). Interestingly, Apple’s just released firmware (3.1.3) also includes another new model, the “N80,” which we’re told will most likely be the next version of the iPod touch. We’re going to keep researching here, so stay tuned for more.

[via engadget]

iPhone OS 3.2 SDK Released: External Display, File Sharing, No Multi-Tasking, No iPhone Support

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Jan 292010
 

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After unveiling the iPad, Apple has released iPhone OS 3.2 SDK beta for developers to develop apps for the iPad.
As you might already be aware, iPhone OS 3.2 currently works only on the iPad and does not support iPhone or iPod touch.
One of the key tools that comes with the SDK is a simulator, which will help developers making apps for iPad simulate the iPad experience on their Mac for easier debugging. You might recall our earlier speculations regarding the availability of such a tool.
This apart, the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK also offers few interesting features:

• External display support for users to connect their iPad to an external monitor with the help of a dock connector.
• Shared file directory that will help in file sharing between your iPad and Mac or between your iPad and PC.
• Support for universal apps that will seamlessly work on both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

In addition to all this, the tools on the SDK have also given rise to speculations surrounding the availability of an external camera along with the final shipment of the iPad. While the iPad does not come equipped with a camera by itself, the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK however appears to support camera based functions. It is not clear if this is an intentional add-on to the SDK or is part of the legacy code carried over from the earlier version, which was built for the iPhone.
As per the official documentation, iPhone OS 3.2 does not support multi-tasking, which is another major drawback of the iPad, other than the lack of camera and Flash support.
With a month to go before the iPad launches, it is believed that a majority of application developers would use the new iPhone SDK to make their apps iPad compatible in this time period. This is specially likely in case of gaming and books related iPhone apps, which are likely to be the most popular apps on the iPad. What do you think?
[via MacRumors]