News tagged ‘design’
Yesterday we published some interesting photos of the early iPad prototype created in the 2002-2004 timeframe. The photos revealed the similar design to the device released in 2010, but the early prototype was 1-inch thicker than the original iPad. As we may see, the prototype also has rounded corners and 4:3 aspect ratio for the display.
Network World’s iOnApple issued a
“My recollection of first seeing it is very hazy, but it was, I'm guessing, sometime between 2002 and 2004, some but it was I remember seeing this and perhaps models similar to this when we were first exploring tablet designs that ultimately became the iPad”.
Operators expect that the iPhone will feature the nano sim in a slimmed down design, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation, and have begun to store millions of the cards in warehouses in anticipation of high demand for Apple’s iPhone. Apple declined to comment.
Mac blog MacOtakara reported on Saturday that their sources from Chinese claimed Apple had started production of the next-generation iPhone. The rumored smartphone will reportedly feature design changes, including the addition of glass to the unit's "uni-body" backplate. Unlike the iPhone 4 and 4S which boast a "glass sandwich" design with tough Gorilla Glass front and back coverings, the upcoming handset will reportedly have a backplate only "partially covered" by the tough material. Other significant change is the 4-inch Retina display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Apple has specified which Macs will support the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion, whose Golden Master build was seeded to developers this week. While the information about machine requirements has been
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
This move, which is reportedly related to the company’s design decisions, may impact Apple’s sales to corporations and governmental organizations. Among the first entities to respond to Apple’s withdrawal is the city of San Francisco that
Apple seeded the Golden Master version of its new OS X Mountain Lion. The Build is 12A269. The Golden Master designation means that this version is planned to be the final version of the software released to the public and there will not be any last-minute issues.
Apple is rumored to prepare a minor iPad update to meet the holiday season. An unverified report claims that the company plans to return to a one-LED backlight module solution instead of the two-LED design used in the current iPad to reduce the heat output. Switching back to the one LED module would not affect "luminosity and clarity" of the iPad display.
An article at the Chinese news website Sina.com discovered by analyst Brian White with Topeka Capital Markets reports that only 30 percent of the battery volumes produced currently meet Apple's standards. One of the Apple’s key suppliers confirmed that report and noted that suppliers might have troubles providing batteries for the next iPhone that could meet Apple’s standards. Noteworthy, the unnamed battery vendor is reportedly working to solve the problem. As far as we heard, Apple planes to release its next-generation iPhone later this year.
This is the latest ruling in the ongoing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple. In the court Apple had accused Samsung of blatantly copying the design of iPhone and iPad and has previously won injunctions against the sale of Galaxy Tab tablet in other countries. Koh wrote in the order: