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Front Facing Camera on iPad 2
by on January 20, 2011

With the Apple iPad 2 looming closer to launch, the release of the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 in the developer’s release is providing us with a bit more information as to what we should expect.

Comparing the pictures of the home screen from the current iOS 4.2 to the 4.3 Beta, there are several tweaks. The addition of a FaceTime App icon, as well as a PhotoBooth icon provides visual evidence … Read More

iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Hints At Automatic Screen Lock On iPad 2

With the recent iOS Beta 2 release, the next generation iPad may include an automatic locking and unlocking system based on the presence of a case cover.

Found in the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 code for the Settings.app, two strings of code, and their associated value descriptions, indicate the following:

Description: “iPad Cover Lock / Unlock,”
Description: “Automatically lock and unlock your iPad when you close and open the iPad … Read More

Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 Beta 2, New iPad Gestures Removed?
by on January 19, 2011

Today, Apple seeded the second beta (8F5153d) of iOS 4.3 for iPad and other iOS devices. As many know, iOS 4.3 is the anticipated release of the next iOS firmware rumored to be due in March 2011.

So far, Beta 2 has not revealed many new features or enhancements. The settings toggle for the silent/rotation lock is still available, as are the new font options, but there … Read More

Second Generation iPad Camera App Revealed?
by on January 14, 2011

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

Next Generation iPad Models Found In iOS 4.3
by on January 13, 2011

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

iOS 4.3 References Camera Photo & Video Capabilities

The release of iOS 4.3 Beta 1 for iPad has revealed new device features but also some hidden features.

The latest iOS SDK has revealed some interesting files referencing camera photo and video capabilities for the iPad. This is undoubtedly referencing the next generation iPad.

The camera files also reveal the same shutter screen as found on the iPhone and iPod touch and also the camera roll icons for videos and pictures.

It’s … Read More

iOS 4.3 Brings Settings Toggle For Rotation/Mute Switch On iPad

With the release of iOS 4.3, the iPad has now gained a new settings toggle allowing users to toggle between Mute or Lock Rotation for the side button on iPad.

Coming up to the iPad launch date, the side switch was originally going to be a mute switch but that changed before launch day. With the launch of the iPad, the side switch became an rotation lock for when users are … Read More

Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 Beta 1 With New iPad Gestures

Yesterday, Apple unexpectedly seeded the first beta (8F5148b) of iOS 4.3 for iPad and other iOS devices. As many know, iOS 4.3 is the anticipated release of the next iOS firmware rumored to be due in March 2011.

iOS 4.3 is also expected to bring the new “Personal Hotspot” to the iPhone and maybe also to the iPad.

So far, there have been some minor changes in iOS … Read More

iOS 4.2 For iPad Now Available For Download In iTunes
by on November 22, 2010

iOS 4.2 for iPad is now available for download in iTunes. Plug in your iPad and click on “Check for Update” as the update has now been rolled out to all!

Download speeds are crawling but remember that the download servers are under a huge load. This should clear up later in the day.

Also remember, if your iPad is jailbroken, stay away from iOS 4.2 until further notice if … Read More

iOS 4.2 Released Today, ‘Find My iPhone/iPad’ Now Free

Today, Apple announced that iOS 4.2 will be released at 10AM PST for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. This is particularly important for the iPad as the device is finally receiving iOS 4 features.

Apple today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from … Read More