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White iPhone 4 might be available starting from Feb 27th





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White iPhone 4 will be available starting February 27th according to Best Buy inventory system and Vodaphone Europe. Rumors say that both 16 GB and 32 GB model will be present.

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011. 23:09

Safari and iTunes to Merge Into Single Application



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Some rumors claim that Apple is working to merge its iTunes application into its Safari browser later this year. As a result the company will create a single application for browsing web and media content. The move to merge Safari and iTunes into one software solution appears long in the works, which may arrive this fall at Apple's usual iPod special event. Оne reason for the push is to boost Safari's market share among Internet browsers, where Apple has yet to crack the 5% mark. Perhaps, Safari will be the only browser able to access iTunes, as iTunes is built into the browser itself. "Moving iTunes organizational side-bar into Safari isn't a monumental task" claimed a source, adding "Safari would skyrocket in use as a result of integrating the software titles together."




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011. 15:44

Apple expected to pack ultrafast dual core SGX543 graphics into iPad 2 and iPhone 5



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With the rumors of a 2048x1536 high resolution screen for the iPad 2, one question that has emerged is what graphics processing unit (GPU) can adequately power the device. AppleInsider claims that the new iPad and iPhone 5 will use a dual-core SGX543 GPU from Imagination Technologies. The company will not only be upgrading its video core, but also going to multiple cores. The most likely configuration of Apple's next custom chip is reportedly the SGX543MP2, which pairs two SGX543 cores to work as one, offering around four times the capability of the previous A4 in graphics and video tasks. We had previously revealed that the latest iOS 4.3 beta SDK had drivers for the new SGX543 GPU, so it should be no surprise that it is the most likely contender to be the next GPU for the iPad.




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Three New iPad SKUs Appear in Best Buy's Database



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Three new iPad offerings appeared on Best Buy's site. All three models described as "APPLE COMPUTER INC. - APPLE IPAD SKU WIFI" and availability listed as "coming soon". Two of the models carry price tags of $599.99, while the third comes in at $699.99. No other information beyond the scant details included on the product pages is available, and thus it is unclear if these listings are intended to reflect second-generation iPad models, some sort of internal SKU shift on existing models, or perhaps simply an error on Best Buy's part.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, January 16th, 2011. 14:10

iOS 4.3 Supports New More Powerful Graphics Processor



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New driver has been found in the first beta SDK for iOS 4.3, which allows system to support Imagination Technologies' POWERVR SGX543 GPU. All the iOS devices starting from iPhone 3GS sport POWERVR SGX535 graphics processor that appears to be a predecessor of SGX543.

POWERVR SGX543 was introduced in January 2009 and only now has reached mobile devices. The benefits of the SGX543 were described by MacRumors:

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 17:05

Next-gen iPad, iPhone and Apple TV will get new CPU and some other improvements



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Yesterday Engadget has revealed new information from its reliable sources on the next generation of Apple devices. While we can't be sure whether its true, many of these suggestions support previous rumors. So, here is what Engadget reported:

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta to Developers



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Yesterday Apple released the first beta of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. iOS 4.3 brings new multi-touch gestures built specifically for the iPad, including 4- and 5-finger gestures. The new beta reportedly allows users to pinch to access the home screen, to swipe up to reveal the multitasking tray, and swipe left and right to switch between open applications. The new update also reportedly adds the ability to change the functionality of the iPad hardware switch. The new beta confirms rumors that Apple would add its new Personal Hotspot feature to existing GSM iPhones with iOS 4.3. The functionality allows users to share their 3G data connection with up to five devices over Wi-Fi. Those reports claimed that Apple plans to publicly release iOS 4.3 in March.




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Apple to Release Verizon-Compatible iPad Models



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A couple of days ago Apple released the iPhone 4 for Verizon. And now Bloomberg reports that that a version of the iPad directly compatible with CDMA network is set to follow suit. Verizon Wireless will sell a version of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer that can connect directly to its network.


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CDMA-enabled iPhone 4 May Appear In India And China



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Yesterday analyst Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley released another note for investors where she forecasted that Apple will sell 72 million iPhones 4 in current calendar year. Wall Street analysts in turn expect only 60-65 million Apple's handsets will be actually sold in 2011.

Katy is optimistic about the appearance of Verizon iPhone and notes that according to the proprietary Morgan Stanley survey, this year the largest network of the US will be increased by 7-8 million iPhone users, while totally there will be "10-11 million incremental shipments, including those who switch to Verizon".

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iPhone 4 Coming to Verizon on Feb. 10



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Today Apple has finally announced that the iPhone 4 will come to Verizon on Feb. 10 with a new two year customer agreement at a price of 199$ for 16GB version and $299 in case you'd like to have 32Gb model.

The phone may be preordered starting from Feb. 3, and a week later it will appear both in Verizon and Apple stores. That was reported at Tuesday's press conference in New York City, where Verizon COO Lowell McAdam was happy to declare the beginning of collaboration with Apple:

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Verizon iPhone may appear on Feb. 3



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According to a source ‘close to Apple’, the latter prohibited its retail employees to take vacations between Feb.3 and Feb. 6, Boy Genius Report revealed yesterday. That allows to suggest that the company prepares to unveil its Verizon iPhone on Feb. 3. Previously AppleInsider had also received information that Apple will not allow to take vacations for some retail employees in the last week of January and first half of February.

Though the iPhone 4 was also unveiled on a Thursday (June 24, 2010), the date of the new iPhone launch isn’t confirmed yet.

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Geohot To Release Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak



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Last week we reported that the well-known hacker Geohot might call his next jailbreak tool rubyra1n. Now guts from Dev Team hit that they know something about Geohot’s effort to bring a proper untethered jailbreak to iOS 4.2.1.

A recent tweet from MuscleNerd confirms the rumors: "I hear geohot does have an untether actually! Though not for all devices".




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Holiday sales of Apple's products are stronger than expected



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Another note to investors was posted by Chris Whitmore from Deutsche Bank, where he indicates that Apple had sold more iPads and Macs than it was previously expected. The demand for the iPhone didn't also slow down, though rumors on CDMA-enabled version of the device could cause that.

These holidays Deutsche Bank visited more than fifty stores to find that there were lines and crowds of people who would like to buy the latest iPhone, and Apple was prepared for that.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011. 22:07

What to expect in 2011 from iPad



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The second generation version of the Apple iPad is expected to hit stores in April 2011, following Apple’s tradition of yearly releases. But, will the device be worth buying? What could change?

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A variety of rumors stating the iPad 2 will come with a front-facing camera. In 2010, Apple introduced FaceTime. Obviously, Apple is pushing FaceTime for more and more devices. So, it would make sense if, in 2011, FaceTime moved to the iPad.


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Is Rubyra1n Geohot’s Next Jailbreak Tool?



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May be soon we will jailbreak our devices with a new tool from George Hotz (better known as Geohot) called Rubyra1n. On March 27, 2010 George Hotz registered two domains limera1n.com and blackra1n.com, another jailbreak tool Hotz released last year. The new rubyra1n, however, doesn’t share the same data with limera1n.com — an app released in October to jailbreak iOS 4.1. Geohot doesn’t comment these rumors anyhow, but we, obviously, wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him coming out with his own iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak for all devices.




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