Archive for January, 2011
Apple released their first beta of the latest iOS to developers earlier this week, guaranteeing some new features including Wireless Hotspot for the iPhone, AirPlay support for 3rd party apps and 5-Finger multi-touch support on the iPad.
Naturally, this got me thinking about how Apple intends to direct their iOS devices for the foreseeable future. Looking through the feature list, one thing pops out – that Apple wants to better tie … Read More
A new iPad 2 case this week from Chinese accessory manufacturers reveal two additional ports on the second-generation device. We have seen new ports by way of the larger speaker, but nothing like this.
The image, as seen below, showcases a left-upper slot and a top-middle slot that have not been seen before on previous iPad 2 case designs.
Recent reports have indicated that the iPad 2 will have an SD card … Read More
A few months ahead of the iPad 2 launch, it seems that some parts for the second-generation device are already available for sale online.
GlobalDirectParts, a recent source that leaked the design parts for the new Verizon iPhone 4 a few weeks ahead of the official release, has posted some new parts reportedly from the iPad 2.
The first part is labeled as ”iPad 2 LCD Screen” which is currently “out of stock” … Read More
This week, Apple has launched a new 10 Billion App Countdown promotion to mark the upcoming 10 Billionth downloaded App! The app download tracker can be viewed on Apple.ca and as of this writing, almost 9.81 billion apps have been downloaded.
Along with the online tracker, Apple has also launched a contest. The user who downloads the 10 billionth app gets a $10,000 iTunes gift card!
As of today, nearly 10 billion apps … Read More
More juicy second-generation iPad display rumors have surfaced!
Until now, the majority of rumors state that the second-generation iPad will not feature a ‘Retina’ display but instead may feature a display of higher resolution than the current iPad. In other words, it has been mostly unclear what the next iPad resolution may be.
The rumor mill states that it would not make sense from a production standpoint to use Retina displays in … Read More
The last few weeks have been filled with many second-generation iPad rumors and this next report is added to the bunch.
Engadget claims to have details about the upcoming second-generation iPad, reporting that the new device will include a “super high resolution” screen, which not to be confused with a ‘Retina’ display, that is similar to the display on the iPhone 4.
As for screen size, 9.7-inches is reportedly to remain for … Read More
There is a rumour going around that the next generation iPad will be loosing the Home button and be replaced by a multi finger gesture as seen in the iOS 4.3 developer release.
The original article is readable at: http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/12/exclusive-apple-will-remove-home-button-on-next-ipad-and-iphone-photo-booth-and-ilife-coming
I am not sure if I like the idea or not yet. I guess I will have to judge when it actually happens and I get my hands on one … Read More
And iOS 4.3 just keeps revealing more juicy details about the second-generation iPad!
New screenshots reveal what could very well be the camera app in the second-generation iPad. As seen below, the app resembles that of the iPhone and iPod touch, only with wider buttons and a “cancel” selection.
Another interesting find is that the screenshots are 1024×768. This indicates that the second-generation iPad may have the same screen resolution as the … Read More
Today a report from MacNotes.de indicates that the second-generation iPad is scheduled for launch in the United States on either April 2nd or April 9th. In other words, either of the two first Saturdays in the month.
As for the release of the second-generation iPad, if history is a guide, the device may closely follow that of the first iPad, releasing first in the USA for about a month before hitting … Read More
With the release of iOS 4.3 Beta 1, the Internet has been digging into the new firmware. Aside from the new features, reports have come in that indicate references of the next generation iPad located in iOS 4.3.
As seen below, the model numbers reference to yet unreleased iPhone and iPad devices. The designations include:
As a reference, the current iPad is marked as “iPad1,1″ while the current GSM iPhone … Read More