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Ten New Rumors on the Apple iTablet





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Want to know some more about Apple’s upcoming iTablet device? There are many rumor names (iTablet, iPad, MacBook Touch, etc), but not much details. Site ilounge claim to receive some new rumors from a reliable source:

  1. Apple has created at least three separate prototypes of its tablet computer.
  2. Version 1 was designed with a 7” screen, which was judged to be too small. The latest version has a 10.7” screen.
  3. It runs iPhone OS.
  4. There have been reports that it looks like an iPhone. They’re sort of true. It looks like an iPhone 3G, complete with a curved back.
  5. It will come in two different variations: one with 3G networking capabilities, and one without 3G networking capabilities. Think of the 3G version as a bigscreen iPhone 3GS, and the non-3G version as a bigscreen iPod touch.
  6. Screen resolutions will obviously jump considerably from the iPhone and iPod touch 480x320-pixel displays, enabling easy reading of full-sized book and magazine pages, plus cropped newspaper pages. Expect something like 5-6 times the resolution of an iPod touch or iPhone screen (720p or thereabouts) and 7 times the touchable surface area.
  7. It is designed to expand the iPhone and iPod touch media concept to its next potential level: as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines, plus all of the media, gaming, app, and web functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch.
  8. It is not meant to compete with netbooks. It’s an iPhone OS media player and light communication device.
  9. Apple is currently planning to announce it on or before January 19, 2010, and to use an iPhone-like hype buildup period to start selling it in May or June.
  10. It is apparently awaiting a final green light from Steve Jobs; chances of it appearing in the market are believed to be 80% at this point.

Not bad. But still this is unofficial..




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Apple Surpasses 2 Billion App Store Downloads



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Apple today announced that its App Store has surpassed two billion downloads. The company also noted that there are now over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch customers, 85,000 applications on the App Store, and 125,000 registered iPhone developers. App Store is available in 77 countries. There are over 20 categories of applications to choose from.

via macrumors




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Monday, September 28th, 2009. 18:56

More Apple iTablet Rumors



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Taiwan Economic News reports new rumors about Apple iTablet (MacBook Touch).

The tablet PC features a 9.6-inch screen, finger-touch function and built-in HSPDA (high speed download packet access) module, built-in 3G wireless connectivity, adopts a P.A. SEMI processor chip and long lasting battery pack. The expected price is between US$799 and US$999.

The report claims that DynaPack International Technology Corp. will make up to 300,000 'long lasting' battery for the Tablet per month. Wanshih Electronic Co., Ltd. will be supplying the mini coaxial cables. Layers Scientific-Technics Co., Ltd. and Wintek Corp. will be supplying the Power Chokes and the lovely 9.7 incher Touch Panel.

iTablet will probably appear some time in February 2010.




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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. 16:29

AT&T Announces iPhone MMS Launch Date: September 25



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AT&T has issued a press release today announcing that MMS will become active for iPhone users on September 25.

We've been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience with MMS when it launches - and that launch date is: September 25 for iPhone 3G and 3GS customers. MMS will be enabled through a software update on that day.

AT&T points to the need for the company to build out its network infrastructure to handle the demands of heavy MMS messaging volumes as the primary reason for the delay in launching the service compared to carriers in other countries that have offered MMS since the launch of iPhone OS 3.0 in June.

As announced in June, MMS messaging will be included at no additional cost to users with an iPhone text messaging plan.

via macrumors




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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009. 23:38

Firmware 3.1 arrives September 17?



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Playing with the latest beta software for iPhone, one of iH8sn0w employees (firmware 3.1 beta 3 jailbreak utility), found that the expiry date for latest firmware is September 18.

Firmware 3.1 will be probably released 1 or 2 days before the expiration of the beta. This means that Apple might perform a release during the Apple event in September. However this event is dedicated to the music, so we cannot be sure.

The only certain knowledge is that by the middle of next month we will see either 3.1 beta 4 or 3.1 release.




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Apple is Developing 10″, 13″ and 15″ iTablets



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While most recent rumors have been swirling around Apple developing a 10" iTablet that would basically look like an oversized iPod touch, Gizmodo has a source, said to have been 100% reliable in the past, who’s telling them Apple is also planning 13" and 15" tablets, one of which… will run Mac OS X:

This source claims that the two touchscreen prototypes—made of aluminum, but on the shape of big iPhones—were in a factory in Shenzuen, China. One of them “was running Mac OS X 10.5.” When I asked, the source didn’t know if these were built for demonstration purposes, or if they were preproduction units. The company has a tight relation with Apple but “it’s not FoxConn.”

So maybe Apple is making small iPhone-like tablets and larger MacBook-like tablets.

via gizmodo theiphoneblog




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VoIP app from Vonage



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Vontge company is known to it's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. Recently Vonage has submitted an iPhone application to Apple. The application's approval has been delayed by minor technical issues with the application.

"They submitted an application for review," said Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris told Tech Trader Daily. "There are some technical issues [with the code they submitted] that hopefully can be resolved." Kerris did not elaborate on the nature of the issues with Vonage's application.
In an update to the article, Vonage reported that it has fixed the issue and resubmitted the application to Apple for approval.

"We can confirm that one of our prospective applications is for the iPhone. They identified one issue stating that it is 'simple to fix.' The issue is cosmetic and relates to the labeling of an icon. We've made the requested change and resubmitted the application for approval earlier today."

Anyway this app will be restricted to Wi-Fi only for voip phone calls once it appears in the App Store.

via macrumors




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Thursday, August 27th, 2009. 16:24

New Apple ads: "Top of the Line" and "Surprise" [Video]



The new ad called Top of the Line features actor Patrick Warburton who is best known for his portrayal of David Puddy from the Seinfeld sitcom. It focuses on potential viruses and other "headaches" that may affect PCs, but not Macs. A second ad called Surprise was also posted today delivering a similar message:


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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009. 14:42

TomTom appeared in many other AppStores



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After starting with New Zealand a few hours ago, the iTunes App Store is now populated with region specific TomTom apps. Here’re the US ones:

Each European App Store is also carrying a fifth TomTom application offering a more narrowly localized version for the respective countries at a lower (~$30-40) price than the complete Western Europe version.

  • Benelux (iTunes link): offered in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and covers those three countries
  • D-A-CH (iTunes link): Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • France (iTunes link): France and covers France, Monaco and Corsica
  • Iberia (iTunes link): Spain and Portugal and covers Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar, the major islands of the Balearic and Canary Island groups.
  • Italy (iTunes link): Italy, San Marino and Vatican City
  • Nordic (iTunes link): Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden and covers those four countries
  • U.K. & Ireland (iTunes link) - the U.K. and Ireland

Take a look at video demo.

via engadget, macrumors




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Apple Tablet Image Leaked. Fake?



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This not yet avaliable device has many names: Apple iTablet, MacBook Touch, Apple Tablet PC. Recently we wrote about possible specifications. Today we have a photo! French site posted this photo, suggesting it could be Apple's tablet computer. It looks like an Apple Tablet - a big iPod Touch. But, of course, could easily be fake.


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CoPilot Live: Turn-by-Turn GPS App Debuts in App Store



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Another developer has just entered the North American turn-by-turn GPS fray, joining Navigon, Sygic, iGO and others in providing an alternative to help iPhone 3GS and 3G users get where they need to go. CoPilot Live North America by ALK Technologies, Ltd. made it to the App Store earlier today and joins previously-published versions of the app for the United Kingdom and Europe.

CoPilot Live has all standart features: turn-by-turn navigation, route optimization, pre-trip planning, an automatic day/night mode and more. CoPilot Live North America is currently priced aggressively relative to competing apps at $34.99. The North American navigation apps by Navigon, Sygic, and iGO are currently priced at $69.99, $79.99, and $79.99 respectively.

CoPilot Live North America App Store link

via macrumors




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More news about the Apple iTablet



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Apple iTablet is a rumor codename for Apple Tablet PC, notebook with a sensor display. Some name it Apple MacBook Touch. Gizmodo claims to have received some information about Apple iTablet. Here it is:

  • 10 inch screen
  • Looks just like a big iPhone (though that may change)
  • 2 versions: with webcam and without (for education?)
  • $700 - $900 price tag
  • May function as secondary touchpad/screen for Macs
  • OS is still big question mark
  • Super-secret product code name.

via theiphoneblog gizmodo




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Friday, August 14th, 2009. 19:47

Apple iTablet UI Goes YouTube [Video]



Some don't believe the first video of this Apple Tablet OS UI vid is real. Anyway this is a cool concept.

Let's watch the video:

via theiphoneblog




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Apple Keynote Event Scheduled for Early September



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MediaMemo reports on claims from music industry sources that Apple is planning a keynote event for the week of September 7th. Rumors say that some expected topics are Snow Leopard , iTunes 9 and new iPod Touch with camera and microphone.

Apple has traditionally held media-focused keynote event each September to introduce new iTunes features and iPod updates:

  • 2008: "Let's Rock" - iTunes 8 and new iPod touch, nano, and shuffle models.
  • 2007: "The Beat Goes On" - original iPod touch, updates to the iPod line, iTunes 7.4 update, iPhone price drops.
  • 2006: "It's Showtime" - iTunes 7 and iPod updates, Apple TV.
  • 2005: "Here We Go Again" - Motorola ROKR mobile phone with iTunes support, the release of iTunes 5, introduction of the original iPod nano to replace the iPod mini.

via ispazio and macrumors




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Duke Nukem 3D Now Available in App Store [Video]



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Duke Nukem 3D for the iPhone has just made its debut in the App Store. This version of the popular first person shooter game first appeared in 1996 for the PC, with subsequent ports to other platforms along with multiple expansion packs and add-ons made available in the years since.

This app appears to be a rather full implementation of the PC original though there are some on-screen analog control issues that hamper gameplay.

Let's watch the video from TouchArcade:


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Thursday, August 13th, 2009. 18:12