New iOS leaks include more photos of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 casings, purported iPhone 5C videoAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
We may not even be halfway through September quite yet, but this month has already been pretty crazy in the mobile world. In addition to IFA 2013 and the slew of new hardware that came with it, Microsoft purchased Nokia's Devices & Services division and Google took many folks by surprise with its announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat. Things will be kicked up another notch tomorrow with an Apple event, but we don't have to wait that long for a taste at some new iOS hardware.
Sonny Dickson, who has been responsible for several recent leaks, has taken to his personal blog to share new images of what's said to be the front and rear panels of both the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. Just as in previous leaks, the new full-size iPad is sporting an iPad mini-like design with thinner side bezels, curved edges and a slightly smaller overall footprint. The purported iPad mini 2 shell shown in Dickson's photos looks fairly similar to the model that's currently available.
Moving on to something a bit smaller, a new video has been posted by CTech that claims to show the iPhone 5C in action. The brief clip features what looks to be a light blue version of Apple's oft-rumored lower-cost iPhone running iOS 7 without issue. While there's not really any new information about the iPhone 5C or iOS 7 revealed in the video, it does give us another look at one of the devices that Apple is expected to introduce at its event tomorrow.
Rounding out the latest batch of iOS leaks is a new camera feature that's purportedly in the works. A report from 9to5Mac details a camera mode referred to as "Mogul" that will allow iPhone users to capture slow motion video at a rate of 120fps. References to the new feature are said to be buried within iOS 7. Unfortunately, it's not yet clear if the Mogul feature will launch with the new iPhones, and attempts to enable it on the iPhone 5 were unsuccessful because the device lacks the hardware support necessary to carry out the functionality.
Apple's event kicks off tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. The company hasn't said exactly what it's got planned for the big gathering, but several reports have suggested that we'll see an iPhone 5S with a better camera, dual-LED flash and improved processor along with the aforementioned lower-cost iPhone 5C. We'll also likely find out when all of us regular folk will get access to iOS 7. As usual, you can bet that PhoneDog will be bringing you all of the news uttered by Tim Cook and Co. as it happens, so keep it locked here for more.