Jim Dalrymple, the well-known Apple journalist, reported in his blog on Thursday that Apple may be preparing to debut a next-gen iPhone and 'iPad mini' at two separate media events. Apple is widely expected to debut the sixth-generation iPhone at a special event on September 12, at which time pre-orders are said to begin. Further rumors point to a U.S. rollout starting September 21. Almost nothing is known of the iPad mini. Different report suggests that the smaller iPad will debut at either the same iPhone event or at a later date.
The protective third-party cases allegedly designed to fit Apple's rumored "iPad mini" were discovered and highlighted on Friday by Giz-China.com. The cases show a space on the back for a rear-facing camera at the top left of the device that suggests that like all other portable iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPod touch, the smaller iPad will feature a rear-facing camera.
Unfortunately, the quality of the photos make it difficult to glean any information from them; however, the source claims that board uses the A5X chip found in the iPad 3.
As you can see, the iPhone 5 front glass panel is slightly taller than the current iPhone 4/4S. However, it still remains the same width. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 5 will have a smaller display area in both width and height. We're not sure why Apple decided to only make it taller and not wider, but I'm sure Mr. Cook will explain it at the upcoming Apple Event. The other major component is the 8-pin dock connector. It does look like Apple has moved away from their traditional 30-pin dock connector to a new, and much smaller, 8-pin dock connector. It is still unknown if they will provide some type of adapter for those out there with 30-pin dock connector accessories. It will be very interesting to see how Apple handles this issue.
The cable includes a scannable code and some text on its USB connector part, but the final version of the cable will almost certainly not include these features.
Recently it was revealed that last month, Steve Jobs's house was robbed. The thief broke into the house, which was in disrepair and stole property valued $ 60.000, including several iMacs and iPads, Tiffany jewelry and wallet of Steve Jobs in dollar in it. The San Jose Mercury News reports that one of the stolen iPad fell into the hands of "Kenny the Clown", a local clown that performs shows for children and tourists in the Bay Area. Kenny got the iPad from a friend Kariem McFarlin, the thief who confessed to his crimes.
The latest version of Valve’s flagship game Counter-Strike – one of the best-selling gaming titles for PC – has
“Supply volume of Apple's 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to sources from the upstream supply chain”.
Following the two openings of Canadian retail stores this weekend in
According to Bloomberg’s
According to the report, Apple wants to make the device that would allow viewers to watch any TV show at any moment through a cloud-based DVR service that would store shows online. This service would allow viewers to stream a show within minutes after it started airing live.
“Another significant feature of the Apple set-top device is likely to be its user interface, which could resemble the navigation icons on Apple's iPad. While the design may change, the interface is expected to be easier for people to use than existing cable on-screen menus, widely viewed as clunky.
Apple's device also may create space on the TV screen for social media features, such as sharing TV shows through services like Twitter Inc., the people said”.
Also Apple wants that users can transfer content from the device on iPhones, iPads and other Apple products.
The WSJ says that Apple has been in negotiations with cable providers like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, and with companies that control TV content. The report notes that terms of existing agreements between content and cable companies might not allow them to seal a deal for using Apple’s devices without permission of content owners.
In February Apple announced its plans to construct a new data center on a lot of 160 acres in Prinviille, Oregon, and in April it was reported that Apple agreed to invest $250 million in the facilities.
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