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iPad 2 might have Samsung Super PLS display





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Rumors say that display of future iPad 2 will be updated to Super PLS. It does not mean it will have a better resolution. iPad 2 will utilize the same 1024 x 768 display as the current iPad, Super PLS is just a different technology and it is better.

Current iPad, as well as the iPhone 4, use a technology called IPS. It provides outstanding viewing angles. However Samsung’s PLS technology is even better. The viewing angles provided by PLS are improved. In addition to that Super PLS display is generally 10% brighter than the IPS technology. And the best part is that they cost around 15% less to manufacture than IPS displays.

iPad 2 is expected to launch sometime this quarter.




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MacBook Air 'Sandy Bridge' Update in June



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Recent rumors claim that Apple plans to update its MacBook Air line with Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors. The company is going to replace the Core 2 Duo chip, found in the current generation of MacBook Air, which is two generations behind Intel's processor. So it will be a significant upgrade for Apple's MacBook Air. The refreshed is expected in June, sometime during the WWDC 2011. Remind you that last fall the MacBook Air was already updated. It received a new, thinner design, and flash memory drive.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, February 12th, 2011. 22:17

Apple plans to sell iPhone Nano for $200 without contract



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New iPhone Nano rumors! Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone. The prototype is about one-third smaller than the iPhone 4. Rumors say it will be sold without any contract for just $200.

This sounds more like a fairy tale. Currently iPhone 4 costs approximately $600 without a contract.




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Saturday, February 12th, 2011. 19:09

HP TouchPad vs Apple iPad vs Motorola Xoom vs BlackBerry PlayBook



Engadget have posed a very interesting comparison table of the most interesting tablets that are known today. Have a look at specifications for HP TouchPad, Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom and BlackBerry PlayBook. Unfortunately there is no Apple iPad 2 in this table, becasue iPad 2 specs are all just rumors for now.

HP
TouchPad

Apple
iPad

Motorola
Xoom
BlackBerry PlayBook


Platform webOS 3.0 iOS 4.2.1 Android 3.0 BB Tablet OS (QNX)
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
dual-CPU APQ8060
1GHz Apple A4, PowerVR SGX 535 GPU 1GHz NVIDIA
Tegra 2
1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core
Display 9.7-inch 9.7-inch
LED-backlit
IPS LCD
10.1-inch 7-inch LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 1024 x 600
Memory 1GB RAM 256MB DRAM 1GB DDR2 RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front camera 1.3 megapixel none 2 megapixel 3 megapixel
Rear camera none none 5 megapixel with
4x digital zoom, AF, dual-LED flash,
720p 30fps video
5 megapixel,
720p video
Cellular radio "3G and 4G variants" UMTS / HSDPA /
GSM / EDGE
EVDO Rev. A 3G and 4G
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR
Gyroscope Yes No Yes --
Accelerometer Yes 3-axis 3-axis Yes
Battery capacity 6,300 mAh 6,600 mAH (approx.) -- 5,300 mAH
Weight 740g 680g (WiFI),
730g (WiFi + 3G)
730g 400g




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Apple to Eliminate Retail Box Software Inventory



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MacRumors has reported that Apple is planning to eliminate boxed software, which only takes up retail space that could be used for higher profit items such as iPad or iPhone accessories. Apple is going to distribute their software through the Mac App Store, strongly believing that the future of software sales will be digital distribution. But how Apple will deal with software which is not available through the Mac App Store? It's not clear now. Though, the idea of total elimination of boxed software also sounds unreal. Perhaps Apple will replace such software with USB software installers.  It may make more sense; nevertheless, such replacement doesn’t appear to be quick.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. 14:37

Apple plans to unveil second-gen iPad at iOS event next week



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A new rumor about release of the next-generation iPad hit the web. The rumor claims that Apple is going to announce the new device during a special event which will be held to introduce in-app subscriptions with iOS 4.3 next week. MacNotes.de reported yesterday that the second-generation iPad could be presented as the famous "one more thing" at the end of the event. Moreover, one more thing proving that suggestion is that the iOS 4.3 is currently being tested with developers and has reached the beta 3 status, which may lead to a release of a GM seed next week. Rumors of Apple's second-generation iPad have spread up in recent weeks, as Apple approaches the one-year mark since the device was launched in April 2010.




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Saturday, February 5th, 2011. 12:54

Apple Posts iOS 4.2.6 Firmware for Verizon iPhone



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Apple today has posted iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone on its servers for public download, where it listed as for iPhone 3,3, the identifier for the CDMA version of iPhone 4. The version checks in as Build 8E200. Possibly the firmware was launched for journalists who have reportedly received the devices to write reviews. The Verizon iPhone carried iOS 4.2.5 when it was demoed at the media event introducing the device earlier this month, so it appears that Apple has made some additional tweaks since that time. Those who hoping that iPhone 4 for Verizon would be released with the iOS 4.3 will no doubt be disappointed. Though, it is pretty likely that 4.3 is going to be ready quickly after launch of the device.

Direct link to iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone




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Apple's tablet market share decreased from 95% to 77%



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Yesterday research firm Strategy Analytics has reported that in the December quarter iPad rivals started to conquer the tablet market, which caused Apple's tablet market share to drop from 95% to 77%.

In the Q4 of 2010 Apple sold record 7.3 million iPads and thus represented 95% of the market. Android shipments in turn increased from 100,000 units to 2.1 million, which eventually significantly changed the situation on the market, the director of Strategy Analytics Neil Mawston told.

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White iPhone 4 issues resolved with new type of paint



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As reported, Apple teamed up with an unnamed Japanese company finally developed a new process for controlling the uniform application of white paint to the iPhone 4. As rumors, appeared due to delay of the white iPhone 4, claimed, the device wasn’t launched in time because of problems with the paint being used, which led  to light leaking through the painted surfaces. According to iLounge, “the new material allows for the thickness of the painted layer to be specified prior to application, which apparently results in better yields and fewer defective products”. With this new material, Apple has apparently been able to successfully manufacture white iPhone 4. Though, it remains unclear whether the white iPhone 4 is in fact on track for a spring release.




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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. 14:02

The Fifth Generation iPhone Rumor Roundup



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The iPhone 4 was launched more than seven months ago. So it’s time for rumors about the next-generation Apple’s handset. Let’s imagine what we may expect from iPhone 5:


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Apple iPhone 5 may be launched “during summer at the earliest”



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New rumors about the next-generation iPhone claim that Apple may launch the iPhone 5 “during summer at the earliest”.  In October, rumors suggested the iPhone 5 had hit the engineering verification testing stage. Moreover the company has also added new suppliers to the iPhone 5 production chain. Foxconn is said to become the new earphone supplier. Foxlink will produce earphone jack sockets for the iPhone 5. GCE will be added as a HDI board supplier.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011. 19:25

iPad 2 May Get a Proximity Sensor



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This week another blog about iPhones called blogdoiphone.com found a mention of a proximity sensor in the beta-version of iOS 4.3. Its developer build includes two strings entitled "PAD_CASE_LOCK_FOOTER" and "PAD_CASE_LOCK".

Both of them were found in the Settings application for the iPad. They allow user to enable or disable a new feature, which is described in description:

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First Verizon iPhone Commercial: It Begins



Verizon has posted its first iPhone TV commercial conforming that after years of speculation and rumors, Verizon will be launching the iPhone 4 to the general public on February 10, 2011. Existing Verizon customers will be able to preorder the device on February 3rd with general availability on February 10th. The commercial stars with shots of various clocks ticking, building anticipation for what is revealed to be the simple text of “iPhone 4,” accompanied by an Apple logo without depiction of the iPhone 4, followed by the Verizon logo in red, “it begins,” and  “2.10.11.” Check the video above!




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 21st, 2011. 13:11

iOS 4.3 Multi-Touch Gestures For iPhone



The iOS 4.3 first beta revealed Multi-touch gestures for iPad but they also fit for the iPhone and iPod touch. Although Apple already announced that Multi-Touch won’t actually be available to the public with the iOS 4.3 release, some rumors claim that the company may be willing to  implement the multitasking gestures both on the iPad and iPhone. Somebody believes that they could even replace a Home button on the next-gen iPhone and iPad. But such four and five-finger gestures on the iPhone’s screen look a little bit troublesome, as your hand easily covers the entire screen. Watch the video proof above!




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 21st, 2011. 11:35

Steve Jobs Reassured Customer Concerned for Mac OS X Server's Future



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Yesterday we reported that Apple might discontinue some of its server-relating products at the end of this month and cut Mac OS X Server from Apple’s lineup. One of MacRumors readers emailed Steve Lobs to let know if the serve might be discontinued.

MacRumors’ reader: “If you are abandoning enterprise solutions by eliminating the Xserve, does that mean OS X Server is not far behind? It seems that way. I would hate to see that because I like the product.”

Steve Job’s answer: “No”

His response might mean that Mac OS X Server is not under the danger. Though, Jobs always addresses questions selectively and in rather clever way.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011. 16:57