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Latest Apple Tablet rumors: 2 photos and 2 videos





There is only one day left until Apple's event on Jan 27, where Apple Tablet is expected to be presented. The number of rumors thow grow rapidly. There are discussions about the name, the price, specifications and much more.

Here are two images published on TechCrunch:

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The photos are really well done. In previous rumors we have heard that the tablet should have a shape similar to that of the iPhone and a Home button. How Apple Tablet will actually look like? Nobody knows yet.

In addition to the photos here are couple videos, which look like fake, but a very good one.

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DevTeam releases redsn0w 0.9b3



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Redsn0w is a cross-platform jailbreaking, unlocking, and customizing tool for iPhone and iPod Touch. New version redsn0w 0.9b3 supports the latest firmware 3.1.2. The most recent release before this one was redsn0w 0.8, which targeted Apple firmware 3.0/3.0.1.

redsn0w 0.9 beta3 supports:

  • All iPhones and iPod touches except the iPod touch 3G
  • Windows and Mac OSX (x86)
  • Apple firmwares 3.0-3.1.2

When it's out of beta, it will support the iPod touch 3G, PPC OSX, and Linux.

If you need a carrier unlock, redsn0w will handle iPhone 2G by itself (by installing the BootNeuter utility). For the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS use Cydia after you're jailbroken to install ultrasn0w (baseband 04.26) or blacksn0w (baseband 05.11).

If you have a late-model iPhone 3GS, or if you have an iPod touch 2G whose serial number begins with “MC” (newer than week 40 of last year), you can use redsn0w to jailbreak but you are currently restricted to “tethered” rebooting. That means you need to connect your device to a computer each time you boot it - so just try no to reboot.

You can download redsn0w 0.9b3 here.




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The Fastest Text Input Test: Laptop, iPhone, Pen, Palm or Newton?



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In this test one man writes a long paragraph on several different devices (including pen and paper) to test the speed. The results may surprise you.

The contestants are:

  • Apple iPhone 3G’s software QWERTY keyboard (2009)
  • Apple Newton MessagePad 2100’s handwriting recognition (1997)
  • Palm Treo 650’s hardware QWERTY keyboard (2004)
  • Palm VX Graffiti handwriting recognition software (1999)
  • MacBook full-size QWERTY keyboard
  • pen and paper

The test is not completely fair, since with handheld keyboards the speed greatly depends on how often you use them. The tester has been using an iPhone as his main handheld for 18 months.

The tester used an article with 221 words. Here are the results:


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Apple's Tablet Might Be Called the iPad



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A lot has been said about the rumored Apple Tablet, and after evidence was discovered that Apple was interested in the name "iSlate", many have adopted that as the most likely name for Apple's new device. New evidence however has revealed that Apple may, in fact, be positioning "iPad" as the name for the imminent tablet device.

A search in the trademark databases reveals that several companies applied for a trademark "iPad" in Canada, Australis, New Zealand, Europe and Hong Kong. The filing dates for most of these trademark applications are July 2009, the latest ones are January 15th, 2010.

We believe that Apple is behind these trademark applications for iPad and that it may be the name for Apple's new tablet device to be revealed next week.




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Apple Issues Invitations for January 27th Media Event



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Apple has issued invitations for a media event scheduled for 10:00 AM Pacific Time on January 27th. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and the invitation's tag line reads "Come see our latest creation.".

Apple certainly will present a new product. This might be iTablet, iPhone 4.0, iPhone HD… or something completely different. Stay tuned!

Here is how invitations to such events looked like in the past:


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iPhone Wins Touchscreen Performance Tests Against Moto Droid, Nexus One and Others



MOTO Development has posted results of a DIY touchscreen analysis for the Apple iPhone, Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Eris, and Google Nexus One.

MOTO evaluated the resolution and accuracy of each touchscreen device. They used a very simple technique that anyone can perform at home. The results are very interesting. The iPhone’s touch sensor showed the most linear tracking with the least amount of stair-stepping. The Droid Eris and Nexus One tied for second with only faint wiggling – but actually performed best at the edge of the screen. Last in the line-up was the Motorola Droid, which demonstrated significant wavy artifacts or “stair-stepping.

You can find a chart with the results and a video below:

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Here is a video:

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PwnageTool Will Be Ported to Windows and Linux



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In addition to announcing a new version of Redsn0w, MuscleNerd has announced a PwnageTool port to Windows and Linux:

When asked about PwnageTool, MuscleNerd said via twitter "they can compile now for wxwidgets for redsn0w 0.9, so pwnagetool port can be based on this", "and so that means, pwnagetool port for windows and linux. For OSX it's all on @wizdaz of course :) "

PwnageTool lets you build custom ipsw files which can include personalized boot logos as well as automatic installation of applications. There is also project called Sn0wBreeze, a port of PwnageTool to Windows. However a port from DevTeam is of course more preferrable.

The latest version of PwnageTool 3.14 can be downloaded here.




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RedSnOw 0.9 will support firmware 3.1.2



MuscleNerd, the member of DevTeam, started working on a new version of redsn0w. The update will add support of the latest firmware 3.1.2:

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Redsn0w is an easy to use, multi-platform, multi-device jailbreaking tool for the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (old iBoot) and iPod touch (first and second generation). It is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. You can download redsn0w utility here.




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According to WSJ Apple Tablet will start shipping in March and will cost $1000



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The Wall Street Journal reports, that Apple will begin shipping its rumored tablet in March for about $1000.

While the shipping time hasn't been finalized and could change, people briefed on the matter said the new tablet device will come with a 10- to 11-inch touch screen. One of the people briefed on the matter added that Apple was working on two different material finishes for the tablet, though it was unclear whether the Cupertino, Calif., company was just testing them or planning to come out with multiple versions of the device at different prices.

Analysts say thatthis price might include a subscription to a nationwide Wi-Fi wireless service.




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Apple continues new firmware 4.0 testing



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We published several news about new firmware 4.0 and even new iPhone 4 hardware. Recently one more iPhone developer has noted a single instance of iPhone OS 4.0 being used in their Pinch Media analytics. While such data can still be faked, it seems less likely to be. Testing of iPhone OS 4.0 may correspond with reports of new iPhone hardware also being tested. Any new iPhone would require a new version of the iPhone operating system to support the new hardware.

We can not yet imagine the features of this new OS or the new device. Apple is widely expected to release a new iPhone in the summer around WWDC 2010.




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iFhone 3GS: The best Chinese iPhone clone available for $123



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All iPhones are manufactured in China. Probably that's why users can find so many iPhone clones. Here is the latest arrival: iFhone 3GS - one of the best iPhone clones ever.

The device is identical, however there is no Apple logo. Take a look at these interesting features:

  • 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • accelerometer
  • WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • 230MB of memory expandable to 15GB with a memory card
  • VGA camera
  • Java for games and apps
  • Audio and Video support (MP3/3GP/MP4/JPG/TXT)
  • Built-in FM Radio Tuner
  • Voice recording

Even the interface of the springboard and the various applications is very similar to the original iPhone.

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The box is identical, complete with Apple logo. Included: stylus, headphones, USB cable and an extra battery to attach to the dock. All this costs $123 without shipping charges.

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Apple started iPhone firmware 3.1.3 and 4.0 testing



TheBoyGenius report that they have found some very interesting data while analyzing the access statistics to their web site:

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We can see that this data is related to the new iPhone firmware 3.1.3 and 4.0!

The iPhone OS 3.1.3 should only be a minor update over the current version and could be released even in several days. Firmware 4.0 will probably be released after testing phase and several private beta versions for developers. Rumors say this new version 4.0 will be released together with iPhone 4 some time in June or July next year.




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Apple iTablet video demonstartion



Magazine publishers seem to already be getting on board with the concept of a media tablet even based on just the possibility that Apple will enter the market in the near future. The latest concept design comes from Time Inc who developed this design prototype to show off their plans. They think that digital magazines will replicate the print version, including advertising, and will include add-ons like multimedia and links to the Web. The publisher imagines that it will port all its titles into the new format, which it says will be ready for primetime by the middle of next year or sooner.

The ultimate design is planned to run on "whatever tablet Apple or any[one] else has up their sleeves" according to All Things Digital:




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Square Enables iPhone to Handle Credit Card Purchases



Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, launched the new service named Square (still in beta) that allows you to make or take payments using your iPhone.

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All this happens through an accessory able to process credit cards that is connected to the the device.

User just need to enter the amount, the security code and the signature directly on the touchscreen. There are no charges of any kind, except a U.S. cent on every transition, which is donated to charity.

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The system is able to display a bill with lots of information: the map, the amount, the number of times that we used this system of payments in that particular store, and much more.

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The system is currently being tested in the US. Maybe one day we will all use it everywhere.




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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009. 17:55

Apple has begun testing the next model of iPhone (3.1)



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iPhone developer Pandav informed MacRumors that they, thanks to the scripts of statistics included in their application, have managed to record tracks for a new iPhone model, not yet released.

PinchMedia, which offers a system of statistics and analysis on the use of software, has noticed the same thing and the new device is identified with the code iPhone3,1. The last iPhone released to the public was the iPhone 3GS which carries the identification string iPhone2,1. Apple similarly began testing the iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1) back in October of 2008 about 8 months ahead of its launch.

The next generation iPhone might include a multi-core processor and Verizon compatibility. It might be released as early as mid 2010.




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