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iPhone 5 - What will the shock be?

With Apple's expected iPhone 5 announcement around the corner, Grizzly Analytics wants to join the predictions game. Apple is brilliant at misdirection, with a flair for announcing features that noone expected.

Here are some predictions that we haven't seen floating around:

Waterproof: Apple was rumored to be in talks with HzO, maker of thin-film nanotechnology for device waterproofing.  We saw several waterproofing technologies at MWC (HzO's is shown here), and HzO appears to be most oriented towards waterproofing entire product lines during manufacturing. That said, Apple could also work with P2i, Liquipel, Ross, or others.NFC: This is an obvious one - 'nuff said.Projector: This is a far-out prediction, but Apple wants to gamble on a potential revolution, as it used to, this is one way to. If they come out with an iPhone with a projector, within 4 months, we'll either see teenagers watching movies together on buses and under trees, giving Apple a huge market boost…

Consulting on indoor location technologies

Grizzly Analytics was the first mobile industry analysis firm to focus on indoor location technologies. We first reported on them in May 2011 and released our first dedicated report on the area in December 2011. Our latest revised report covers R&D by over 20 major mobile companies and over 30 start-ups.

The reason that we were first in the area is that we focus on R&D in progress at major technology vendors and start-up companies, rather than focusing on technology already in the market.  Our Chief Analyst is a Computer Science PhD, not an MBA.  Our reports review over a hundred patent filings and dozens of research reports and presentations.  We've spoken directly to dozens of start-up companies in the area, and seen a lot of their technology with our own eyes (such as here and here). We've been quoted in numerous articles on the subject of indoor location, such as here and here.

Besides selling reports to technology vendors and other major companies world-wide, we&#…