Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apple's iPhone In Japan - Latest News And Rumors

As the Japanese release of the iPhone probably gets closer and closer, what are the latest of what may seem to escape the device? By pooling the news you can begin to have a clear idea of ​​what it will look like, and as my past predictions can be made.

3G. 3G, or high-speed data transmission speed is absolutely essential in Japan for the iPhone. This seems a safe bet that the rumors of existing stocks of 2G sold at fire sale prices and growing quickly sold in the UK. However, with many eyes looking at the website of the FCC and their counterparts in many other countries, no one has seen the Apple device approval they seek. The approval process can take up to three months, which seems to be fall before consumers will really be able to get your paws on Applied iPhone in Japan or any other country in the world. My hypothesis is that there must be some kind of battery life and other problems delayed the release because there is no specific rumors of production orders for additional third-party hardware requirements needed to operate a 3G iPhone.

Japanese input. With the iPhone v2.0 software from Apple next, perhaps to be announced at Apple WWDC in June, many developers have gotten their hands on the beta versions of software and are more than willing to give details of what they are finding. MacRumors, for example, has announced that the handwriting recognition software for Chinese, not Japanese. Although Japanese kanji and Chinese hanzi are very similar and in fact the Japanese have a much smaller set of characters in common use, the lack of Japanese calligraphy can only be down to licensing issues, if that means you have not yet reached an agreement has not been able to close one, or simply not bothering anyone knows.

However, the interesting news that confirms one of the requirements for Apple's iPhone in Japan, previously specified, that is, the iPhone has, for compatibility with standard numeric keypad on most phones, introduced a soft kana keyboard. This means that to enter, for example, Apple Japan, APPURU writing, rather than using a QWERTY keyboard to type then press a key APPURU conversion to switch to katakana, kana press a key once the key support technique six times to scroll through technical assistance-TSU-CHI-TE-A-small TSU (TA or three times and then the key-small), the key three times to HA HI-FU, the key rendaku (same as the previously mentioned small key composition, according to the screenshot) twice to BU-PU, then go three RI-RU AR. Finally, a key conversion allows the final selection of katakana. Despite this kana keyboard requires 16 keystrokes instead of 7 in this example, a larger landing area for each key, even the fattest thumbs will have trouble writing, and there will be almost no curve necessary learning.

That said, singing the praises of their foresight, the screenshot I saw had the famous dictionary function HELLOWEEN have Sony-Ericsson mobile phones! Haro type in Japanese, and the input prediction suggests Helloween as one of the top four choices. In fact, the input prediction all seemed too willing to suggest any word that might vaguely resemble what you write, regardless of any frequency weighting of each word. True, this is still a beta, but behavior like that will not ingratiate iPhone to the Japanese.

Thus, some small pieces of press about a move to the East, but it seems that their eyes are on China, Japan see when Apple's iPhone?