2013-07-31

LCD Screen for Canon EOS 6D Is Available Now

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $119.79

- Repair parts for Canon mobile
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79)
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer
- Compatible with: Canon EOS 6D

2013-07-29

Lens Zoom for Sony S950, S980 is Available Now

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $24.79

- Repair parts for Sony
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned lens zoom part
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79)
- Used product but 100% work guranteer, qualty check before dispatch
- Compatible with:  Sony S950, S980

2013-07-26

If the new Nexus 7 can have a Retina-like screen, why can't the iPad mini?

Article cited from iMore.com by Smartphonebay.net
If the new Nexus 7 can have a Retina-like screen, why can't the iPad mini?
If Asus can get Google's new Nexus 7 to Retina-like densities while retaining its small, 7-inch form factor, why can't Apple do likewise and launch an iPad mini Retina? That's a question that's been asked again and again since Google introduced the Nexus 7 earlier this week. Last fall, when Apple launched the iPad mini, it was with their standard 1024x768 panel at 163ppi. Going to Retina would require the double LED backlighting, quad-core GPU, and power demands that come with it. That meant either shorter battery life or a thicker, heavier body, both non-starters for Apple back in October of 2012. So how could Asus do it now, and what does that mean for Apple?
Well, first lets compare Apple's to Asus':
  • The iPad mini is 7.87- x 5.3- x 0.28-inches and weighs 0.69 lbs. It currently uses the aforementioned 4:3 1024x768 (786,432 pixel), 163ppi screen, and gets 10-hours of battery life.
  • A theoretical iPad mini Retina would need to stick very close to those same size, weight, and batter life measures, but bump up the display to a 4:3 2048x1536 (3,145,728 pixel), 326ppi monster.
  • The Nexus 7 (2013) is 7.87- x 4.49- x 0.34 and weighs 0.64 lbs. It now uses a 16:10 1920x1200 (2,304,000 pixel), 323ppi screen, and gets 9-hours of battery life.
So how close does the new Nexus 7 get to what an iPad mini Retina would need to be? Close but not close enough. It's a little thicker, and more importantly, it has only 3/4 of the amount of pixels an iPad mini Retina would need, and even then at only 9/10 the battery life. In other words, the Nexus 7 (2013) is thicker, has less pixels, and less battery life than a theoretical iPad mini Retina.
While impressive in its own rights, those still aren't the numbers, and certainly not the formula, Apple wants to hit.
Apple, I'm guessing, wants the same or similar thinness - technically lightness, but they use aluminum instead of plastic for the chassis so it needs to be thin to be light - from an iPad mini Retina as the original iPad mini, with four times as many pixels, and with the same battery life. And the devil most certainly is in those details.
There have been advances in LED backlighting, and in display technology, in systems-on-a-chip, and in operating system battery optimization that might let Apple hit all those measures. But they weren't in place last spring when the original iPad mini launched. Whether or not they are in place by this October, the same time this year that the original iPad mini launched last year, we'll have to wait and see. (That's perhaps the reason for the seemingly conflicting rumors of fall 2013 and spring 2014 releases - best possible and fall back windows.)
Much like the first Nexus 7 showed the small tablet form factor has potential, the second Nexus 7 shows the high density small tablet form factor has potential. It wasn't where Apple needed it to be before, but it's coming. Of that, have no doubt.
Comment from Smartphonebay.net:
High Resolution display is absolutely one of the advantage for Nexus 7 in the competition with Apple iPad. The reason why we think Apple do not install high resolution display to iPad may due to the limitation of battery life. One thing for sure is high resolution display panel will consume more energy from the battery. When compared to new iPad mini with Nexus 7, iPad Mini advantage maybe the battery life that is mostly concerned by user these days.

It is so exciting to see which brand will go to the lead of tablet market. Battery life is being concerned more or higher specification is at higher consideration? We are excited to see the choice of customers in the coming competition!!

Battery for iPod Touch 5th Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $16.79

- Capacity: 1000mAh 
- Li-PL battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: 616-0621, LIS1495APPCC

2013-07-24

Motorola Droid Maxx Promises Up to 48 Hours of ‘Typical’ Use Before Needing Recharged

Article cited from http://techland.time.com by Batterybay.net
The Droid Maxx is seen during the Verizon Wireless media event in New York

Believe it or believe it, there are some people out there who care more about smartphone battery life than any other feature.

The Droid Maxx is seen during the Verizon Wireless media event in New York on July 23, 2013.

Believe it or believe it, there are some people out there who couldn’t care less about the speed of a phone’s processor, the resolution of its screen or – perhaps to a lesser extent — its operating system. Today’s smartphones are basically all rectangular slabs with enough computing power to run apps, right? But ask smartphone owners how they feel about the battery life of their phones and you’ll likely hear that it’s either just okay or it never seems to be enough.
Back in January of 2012, Motorola – still trying to re-find its way as a dominant phone maker – trotted out the Droid Razr Maxx. It was a smartphone in a time when the then-newfangled 4G LTE networks were sapping smartphone battery life before lunchtime.
Motorola’s claim was that the Droid Razr Maxx, which had a giant battery the company had managed to stuff in a smartphone without making it look like a brick, would be able to stream video over LTE for up to six hours or provide up to 21 hours of talk time. Our own Jared Newman tested those claims and found the Razr Maxx’s battery life to fall short of the “up-to” times, but concluded that the phone’s battery life was mighty impressive nonetheless. Its screen and software didn’t fare as well, though.
Fast forward to today, and we have the latest in Motorola’s long-battery smartphones: the Droid Maxx. This time around, Motorola is promising “up to 48 hours of use based on typical usage patterns,” according to Verizon’s product page. The fine print reads: “Based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on signal strength, network configuration, features selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.”
So obviously that’s a best-case scenario, but even if the phone is able to manage anywhere north of 36 hours untethered, it has the potential to be a hit with long-talkers, charger-forgetters and anyone else who dreads when the battery icon shows a little red sliver.
Though some high-end Android phones today feature full-HD (1920×1080) screens, the Maxx has a 5-inch screen with a 720p (1280×720) resolution; Motorola almost certainly held back in the interest of maximizing battery life. And as far as thickness goes, we’re looking atabout a third of an inch thick – that’s not too bad considering the big 3,500mAh battery. You’re paying a premium for the battery life, though: The phone is priced at $300 with a two-year contract through Verizon. It will be available August 20.
Verizon trotted out two other new Droids made by Motorola today: the $200 Droid Ultra and the $100 Droid Mini. The Ultra features specs similar to the Maxx (albeit with a smaller battery and half the on-board storage), but sports a thickness of just north of a quarter of an inch– Verizon is marketing it as “the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone.” Like the Maxx, it’ll be available August 20. The Mini sports a 4.3-inch 720p display and will be available August 29. All three phones can be pre-ordered today

Silicone Case for Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, GT-i9200, i9205 Released

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $15.79

- Capdase design this soft silicone case frame for Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, GT-i9200, i9205 
- Soft silicone case offer extra protection for your mobile device from everyday scratch and possible damage
- Zero-dust technology applied, dirt free surface for the silicone case
- Precisely fit as designed by Capdase professional engineer team
- Fine finishing,making this case look more cool
- Exclusively Compatible with: Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, GT-i9200, i9205
- FREE Screen Protector included in the pacakge

2013-07-22

Battery for Samsung GT-I9200, GT-i9205, Galaxy Mega 6.3 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $16.79

- Capacity: 3200mAh 
- Li-ion battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: B700BE, B700BU

2013-07-19

Batterybay.net goes multilingual and multiple currency conversion available site!!


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Silicone Case for Sony Xperia Z, C6603, L36i Released

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $15.79













- Capdase design this soft silicone case frame for Sony Xperia Z, C6603, L36i 
- Soft silicone case offer extra protection for your mobile device from everyday scratch and possible damage
- Zero-dust technology applied, dirt free surface for the silicone case
- Precisely fit as designed by Capdase professional engineer team
- Fine finishing,making this case look more cool
- Exclusively Compatible with: Sony Xperia Z, C6603, L36i
- FREE Screen Protector included in the pacakge

2013-07-18

Extended Battery for Mobistel Cynus T2 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $14.79

- Capacity: 2000mAh 
- Li-ion battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: BTY26180MOBISTEL/STD

2013-07-17

Leaked Android 4.2.2 ROM for Samsung N5110 Galaxy Note 8.0 improves speed and battery life

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launched with Android 4.1 instead of 4.2 like the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 did, but if you want you can flash a leaked version of the official 4.2.2 update. While the update is not rich with new features it reportedly makes the tablet smoother and improves battery life.
The bigger Note 10.1 (which launched with ICS) is still on Android 4.1, so the newer tablet will actually get ahead.
Anyway, you can grab the RAR file you need for the update here, the file is about 1.2GB big. Note that this firmware is for the N5110, the Wi-Fi only version of the Note 8.0 and will not work on the 3G/4G-enabled N5100.
You’ll need Odin 3.07 (it’s included in the file if you don’t have it already). Follow the installationinstructions over at SamMobile and keep in mind that the process will wipe your data, so make a backup first.

2013-07-16

Silicone Case for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, GT-i9082 (Black)

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $15.79




- Capdase design this soft silicone case frame for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, GT-i9082 
- Soft silicone case offer extra protection for your mobile device from everyday scratch and possible damage
- Zero-dust technology applied, dirt free surface for the silicone case
- Precisely fit as designed by Capdase professional engineer team
- Fine finishing,making this case look more cool
- Exclusively Compatible with: Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, GT-i9082
- FREE Screen Protector included in the pacakge


2013-07-15

Exploding Samsung Galaxy phone leaves teenager with third degree burns and smelling like a 'burnt pig'

  • - Fanny Schlatter's Samsung S3 is thought to have set fire in her pocket
  • - The flames caused third and second degree burns to 18-year-old's thigh
  • - She is now launching a criminal complaint against Samsung 
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Article cited from dailymail.co.uk by Batterybay.net

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2359281/Exploding-Samsung-Galaxy-phone-leaves-teenager-degree-burns-smelling-like-burnt-pig.html#ixzz2Z6mIUl00
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A Swiss teenager suffered second and third degree burns when her smartphone apparently exploded in her pocket.
Fanny Schlatter, 18, was injured when the Samsung Galaxy S3 allegedly blew up in her trouser pocket.
She claims to have been left with no feeling in her right thigh and said she will be launching a criminal complaint against Samsung.


Fanny Schlatter, 18, pictured, from Switzerland suffered second and third degree burns when her Samsung Galaxy S3, shown here, exploded in her pocket
The fire-damage on the Samsung S3 phone, pictured, is thought to have been caused when the battery exploded.
The fire damage to the Samsung S3 phone, pictured, is thought to have been caused when the battery exploded. Samsung said it will launch a 'thorough examination to determine the exact cause'
French language paper Le Matin reported that Ms Schlatter was working as an painting apprentice when she heard a large bang.
She told the paper: ‘All of a sudden I heard the sound of an explosion – like a firecracker. 
'Then I noticed a strange chemical smell and my work trousers began to catch fire.’
By the time Ms Schlatter’s boss, Stephane Kubler, had come to her assistance, the flames had reached her shoulders.
According to reports in the French-language Le Matin newspaper, 18-year-old Miss Schlatter was working as an apprentice painter when her smartphone exploded in the pocket of her work trousers, pictured
According to reports in the French-language Le Matin newspaper, 18-year-old Ms Schlatter was working as an apprentice painter when her smartphone exploded in the pocket of her work trousers, pictured
The exploding phone caused a fire in Miss Schlatter's trousers, pictured, that then spread to her shoulders
The exploding Samsung handset caused a fire in Ms Schlatter's trousers, pictured, and the flames then spread to her shoulders
She was rushed into the nearest bathroom where colleagues doused the flames before driving her to hospital.
Ms Schlatter explained: ‘Luckily my hair was tied up and my sweater didn’t have time to catch fire.’
However, she added that her burns were severe enough to make her smell like a ‘burnt pig’.
The burns have left Ms Schlatter with no feeling in her right thigh and the teenager has been signed off work until 15 August.  
She now plans to file a legal complaint against the Korean phone maker. 
In a statement, a Samsung spokesperson told the MailOnline: 'Once we have gotten hold of the product in question, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine the exact cause of this incident. 
'We would like to assure our customers that we have always employed strict quality control and safety standards to ensure a safe and pleasant user experience.'
This is not the first time a Samsung Galaxy S3 battery has supposedly exploded.
In May this year, Reddit user Vizionx1208 posted pictures of his destroyed Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, claiming he was 'awoken by a loud noise and a weird squeaking sound.'
He states the phone was on the verge of setting alight and his bedroom had filled with smoke and had a 'pungent smell.'
Miss Schlatter claims she has been left with no feeling in her right thigh following the fire and is launching a criminal complaint against the Korean phone maker Samung
Ms Schlatter claims she has been left with no feeling in her right thigh following the fire and is launching a criminal complaint against Korean phone maker Samsung
He was able to put out the smouldering phone by chucking a glass of water over it but the phone had already burnt his mattress cover and left a small burn on his finger.
Last year, an Irish Samsung S3 owner claimed his handset burst into flames as he was driving his car. 
However, it was later discovered, following tests by the Fire Investigations UK (FIUK) team, that the phone had been previously placed in the microwave to remove water damage and this may have been the cause of the fire.
It isn't just the S3 model that has this supposed fault either.
In South Korea in 2011, the battery from a Samsung Galaxy Note allegedly exploded in a man's pocket as he walked along the street. 
The explosion caused second degree burns and a one-inch wound to his thigh.
The Swiss teenager has been signed off work until 15 August because of the injuries on her right thigh, pictured
Miss Schlatter's thigh suffered second and third degree burns when the phone exploded in her pocket.
Miss Schlatter's thigh suffered second and third degree burns when the phone exploded in her pocket. She said the burns were severe enough to make her smell like a 'burnt pig'
It was the second time that year a battery from the Galaxy Note was said to have exploded in South Korea. 
Elsewhere, a phone battery spontaneously caught fire in a man's back pocket at the Defcon hacking conference in the U.S in 2010, and in 2009, a man was killed when his exploding phone severed his neck artery. 
Last month, a fire in a Peterborough house was thought to have been caused by an exploding phone battery after a handset was left on charge overnight. 
The fire crews did not release what make or model the battery came from but said damage was caused to the bedroom, where the phone was on charge, including the bed, furniture and serious smoke damage to the walls.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2359281/Exploding-Samsung-Galaxy-phone-leaves-teenager-degree-burns-smelling-like-burnt-pig.html#ixzz2Z6mBPs4t
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Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 LTE, GT-I9500, GT-i9502, GT-i9505 (With Flip Leather Cover)

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $29.79

- Capacity: 5200mAh 
- Li-ion battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: B600BE, B600BU, EB-B600BUB

2013-07-10

Battery for ZTE U790, Authentic, Verizon Jetpack 890L Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $14.79


- Capacity: 1500mAh 
- Li-ion battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: Li3717T42P3h654458


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2013-07-09

Journalism changed by Google Glass: What the First Arrest Captured on Google Glass Really Means???

Youtube: @chrisbarrett
On July 4th, documentary filmmaker named Chris Barrett took his newly acquired pair of Google Glasses out for a stroll on the very busy, proudly recovered Jersey Shore boardwalk. What happened next was either something extraordinary, or something completely innocuous, depending on how much hyperbole you like to put behind things that happen on Google Glass. 
Newt wore them. There was a wedding proposal captured on its video recorder. A crazy man took a picture of himself wearing Google Glass in the shower. We know what it's like to play basketball while wearing Google Glass. What I'm getting at is there were very few barriers left for this medium to cross, besides the obvious unseemly one, before Barrett went out and captured the first fight and subsequent arrest using the extended video recording option. And no, this isn't a video of the person wearing Google Glass getting beat up. (Though we're sure that will happen soon.)
"I wanted to test Glass out, so I filmed some fireworks, getting a very cool first-person perspective. About 10 minutes after the fireworks, we were walking back to our car, and I just decided to try it out on the boardwalk," Barrett told VentureBeat on Friday. There's very little pugilism in the actual video. No one yells "World Star!" like every other fight video on the internet. You can see some scuffling over a shoulder or two, but there are no visible punches thrown. Just the immediate, tense, enraptured crowd, and the required shirtless sweaty bros, that come after a fight among a drunken throng of people. Eventually the authorities step in and arrest a a few of the sane, surely sober young men who decided to celebrate their independence with a scrap. Here's what Barrett wrote about the scene on his YouTube video: 
Tonight, I was testing out the extended video recording option with Google Glass on the Boardwalk of Wildwood, New Jersey. I walked right into the tail end of a fight happening on Jersey Shore boardwalk and filmed the first arrest through the lens of my Google Glass.
This video is proof that Google Glass will change citizen journalism forever.
Well, that is certainly a claim one can make about the first arrest captured on Google Glass. As with everything that happens on these glasses, the significance of the event must now be debated and, sure enough, that discussion has already started. Some people don't think this video means very much, and it certainly won't change journalism in any way. "Because if human nature has taught me anything," writes Ashley Burns at Uproxx, "it’s that more people will spend $1,500 on Google Glass with the hopes of catching a nip slip or their dog doing something hilarious than they will Edward Snowden eating biscuits and gravy at a Cracker Barrel. But of course I hope I’m wrong."
But others are more optimistic about how Google Glass change our life in new and creative ways, or something. Christophe Gevrey, the Global Head of Editorial Solutions for Thompson Reuters, writes on his personal website that the video does signal something significant: "More notable than the video itself is the ease at which it was captured without the knowledge of those in the middle of the melee," he says. "His footage foreshadows the rapidly approaching future where everything can be filmed serendipitously by folks wearing devices like Google Glass without the knowledge of the parties involved." If the NSA is big brother, Glassholes are the new little brother.
Who knows if that will actually happen. Google Glass can do plenty of things and, yes, record video is one of them. But this video is everything people are afraid of when it comes to Google Glass's popularity. Oh well! Just wait until someone wearing Google Glass gets beat up. That's the video I want to see.

Battery for ZTE N986 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $14.79

- Capacity: 1800mAh 
- Li-ion battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: Li3823T43P3h735350

2013-07-08

Unboxing and first look at Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Video



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Battery for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, GT-P7100 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $30.79

- Capacity: 6860mAh 
- Li-PL battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: SP4175A3A, SP4175A3A(1S2P)

2013-07-05

Four things iOS 7 tells us about Apple's next iPhone

Article cited from CNet.com by Smartphonebay.net
iOS 7
iOS 7 has a few secrets to spill about the coming iPhone.
Apple has played the game long enough to keep its secrets heavily guarded, but a close look at some of iOS 7's lesser-known features hints at a few hardware changes we should count on (or not) for the next iPhone -- and maybe for the next iPads, too.
Camera enhancements
It doesn't take an OS upgrade to guess that Apple will improve its camera's still-life and video capture hardware. That's a given.
Now here's a little evidence: iOS 7 supports 60fps video capture, while 30fps is the smartphone standard.
That means that the next iPhone could capture twice the information in the same span of time; I'm thinking at a resolution of 1080p HD.
That would make videos even smoother and less jerky than before, especially when you're shooting moving objects or panning the camera. Videos captured at 60fps are also much more ideal for producing slow-motion videos.
iOS 7 features slide from WWDC 2013
Apple flashed slides of features included in iOS 7 that the company didn't highlight during WWDC, including 60fps video capture.
(Credit: James Martin/CNET)
Beyond video capture, there are also implications for shooting burst mode at a rate of 60 frames for each second you hold down the shutter. Apple might not support that kind of burst mode, but the capability would be there.
The hardware significance in all this comes down to an image processor. While the iPhone 5 might be able to technically handle the uptick in speed requirements for shooting at double the frame-rate, a more finely tuned image processor could conserve battery life with all the image huffing and puffing.
As long as Apple is making changes, it'll probably also continue its forward march on the camera sensor, which would boost image quality to really take video performance a step forward.
Taken together, these background changes could add up to create some neat camera app options and tricks.
New sensor
We know that iOS 7 supports an inclinometer, which is a tool to measure a slope, elevation, or declines, especially in relation to gravity.
What's less clear is if Apple is adding a new physical sensor the way that Samsung did with theGalaxy S4's barometer and humidity sensors, or if it's compiling data measured from existing sensors.

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Let's say for the sake of argument that it's a physical sensor. Gauging your phone's real-time incline could be interesting in a variety of applications, say changing the perspective on a 3D map, or maybe tracking your altitude shift over time on an outdoor fitness app.
There could be an added benefit in gaming, as well, particularly for augmented reality games that depend on precise knowledge of your spatial location to plot your surroundings or next move.
Read also: Sensors and smartphone innovation
New toggle button
iOS has long included cylindrical buttons for onscreen toggles, which you can find in such locations as the Settings menu. iOS 7 changes the shape, making them shorter.
It's more than possible that Apple will redesign the iPhone's hardware sound toggle on the left spine to match the OS design. There's a hardware precedent for this, too. That's the exact same horizontally sliding design we see in the iPad Mini tablet.
Close up on the iPad Mini's toggle
Note the iPad Mini's rounded toggle.
(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)
No NFC
We didn't see support for NFC, or near field communications, in the iPhone 5, and if Apple's investment in its wireless AirDrop protocol is any indication, I doubt we'll see it in the phone's next generation, either.
Apple has so far chosen to dodge NFC's physical tapping for mobile payment and content-sharing by leaning on software solutions: Passbook for payments and tickets, and AirDrop for sharing photos and video.
To drive the point home, Craig Federighi, the man now overseeing iOS, pumped up AirDrop atWWDC by saying, "There's no need to walk around the room, you know, bumping phones." Those aren't words you'd hear from a company scrambling to add NFC.
Even more iOS 7 features from WWDC 2013.
Even more iOS 7 features.
(Credit: James Martin/CNET)
Other hardware rumors
Whatever the next iPhone has, iOS 7 will play a major role in bringing the phone to life. Here are a few other items that Apple could implement, according to the rumors:
Which other hardware enhancements make your personal features wish list for the iPhone, iPad, or iPad Mini? Pipe up in the comments below.