Spogo and the iPhone

As painful as it is for me to be writing my second straight Apple-related blog post (those close to me know how stubborn I still am about staying loyal to my PC), we at Spogo would be remiss if we didn’t write a post today about the announcement of the iPhone 5.

For those who aren’t so tech savvy, the major upgrades for this newest rendition of the iPhone include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Taller, thinner and a metal back – 18% thinner, 20% lighter and a screen that is 0.5 inches longer than the iPhone 4S
  • LTE – the iPhone 5 supports 4G LTE, a significant boost in network speed when not connected to WiFi for 3G users looking to upgrade
  • Faster processor and longer battery life – the A6 chip (two times faster than the current A5 chip) will give the iPhone 5 speedier performance and Apple also promises longer battery life
  • Smaller dock connector – Dubbed “Lightning”, the dock connector (to charge the phone and plug into other devices) is now 80% smaller, meaning if you want to continue using current speaker docks, accessories and charger/syncing cables, you’ll have to buy an adapter cable
  • iOS 6 – Apple’s new operating system will debut with the iPhone 5 – highlights include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook (digital wallet/payment system), shared photo streams, updates to Siri, and FaceTime that does not require WiFi

The iPhone 4 vs. the iPhone 5

Now, while I clearly plagiarized the specs of the new iPhone from CNET (thanks, James Martin!), the main point of this is to review this new technology through a Spogo lens.  While the app hasn’t yet launched, there are a few important takeaways for Team Spogo pertaining to the new specs and features of the iPhone 5.

  • The screen size is going to be bigger.  We’ll ensure that the application is compatible with all iPhones, so for any early adopters of the iPhone 5, you can still play Spogo this football season.
  • 4G LTE is a great thing for Spogo.  For those Spogo users sitting at the bar and not connected to WiFi, connecting to the 4G network will minimize any lag-time related to making wagers, receiving questions or following live game scores.
  • The faster processor  means the iPhone 5 will offer the quickest, smoothest, best-looking Spogo-playing experience a user can have.

The iPhone 5 will be available September 21.  Well, that just about wraps up David’s first tech-talk.  Readers, please don’t tell James Martin what I did.

Evolution of the iPhone

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Co-Founder, Spogo

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