Rumours about Apple's projected autumn product launches continue to abound, with images surfacing today purporting to be from inside one of Apple's Chinese factories. Alleging to show an engineering sample of the next-gen smartphone being dubbed the iPhone 5, we can't give away too much in our daily digest, but the images do reveal a considerable amount about the future mobile's design and dimensions.
Rival smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S3 has won top marks from influential US magazine Consumer Reports ahead of its Stateside release, expected to take place later in the month. The present generation smartphone received rave reviews in a number of categories, including overall "usability," but for a more detail synopsis you'll have to click on.
Elsewhere, Apple continues to attract a raft of criticism for withdrawing from the EPEAT green certification scheme. Today, we reported on how government officials and agencies in eco-friendly Californian tech hub San Francisco are prepared to dump Cupertino's products if it fail to assert its environmental credentials. Only in America?
One for those of you with slightly longer train journeys, our expert mobile editor Rob Kerr today ventured his assessment of the new Sony Xperia P smartphone. Despite noticing that it runs on a slightly older OS than would ideal, he gives it good marks overall on the back of its build and the usability of its UI - and, of course since it's an ITPP review, it comes with exclusive hands on photos.
Rounding out a day dominated by exciting mobile-related news, Google began to roll out its latest native OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, to Nexus devices. The Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ handset is first is line to receive the upgrade, while Jelly Bean source code has also been made available for devs.