New rumors about today’s media event have it that updated Apple TV J33 model will carry the same $99 price tag and similar prices worldwide. From previous reports we know that it will sport updated hardware including Bluetooth 4.0 Broadcom chip and a more powerful processor capable of working with 1080P video.
While rumors have been widely circulating that Apple is working on a TV set, no direct evidence of this product has emerged. As for the possible name for the product, some have believed that Apple will name the new TV set "Apple TV", while other suggested the company will prefer the "iTV" name despite it raises branding and trademark issues with other companies such as UK-based ITV network.
Apple’s next-generation iPad is set to be unveiled tomorrow, March 7. Reuters reports “a source familiar with the product” confirmed it “will be capable of operating on a high-speed 4G LTE” network:
The newest iPad will be capable of operating on a high-speed 4G “LTE,” or Long-Term Evolution network, according to a source familiar with the product. At speeds roughly 10 times faster than current 3G technology, that may go a long way toward banishing the sometimes shaky video quality of older devices.
iMore has also made made the same prediction. Bloomberg and the WSJ also believe the new iPad will support LTE.
Apple opened its Amsterdam Store to press members on March 1st. For everybody else the store will open March 3rd.
This is the first retail location in The Netherlands and it is very beautiful. OneMoreThing has posted some pictures and a description of the day's events.
In a press release Apple confirms our message that the Amsterdam Apple Store Genius Bar is the longest in the world. 300 employees, 90% from Amsterdam and surrounding areas, assist and advise clients in 14 languages. In addition to generalists the team consists of experienced musicians, filmmakers, photographers and designers.
DigiTimes reports that Apple is going to release a new 8 GB iPad 2 alongside the iPad 3 next week, presumably seeking to cut costs to make the model as affordable as possible while differentiating the model from the iPad 3. Apple used similar strategy for the last generations of iPhones, where it has discontinues 16 GB and 32 GB iPhones being updated and introduced an 8 GB iPhone as a low-end option for users.
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Various iPad 3 parts have leaked in recent weeks, but the front panel of the alleged device has remained unseen until now. Apple.pro points to a posting on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo showing what is claimed to be the front glass and digitizer assembly from the iPad 3.
The part appears nearly identical to that of the iPad 2, with the major distinguishing feature being a relatively long ribbon cable extending up the side of the display as opposed to a shorter cable with a sideways orientation seen in the iPad 2. Other features of the iPad 3 display include the same round home button seen in all iOS devices so far and a hole in the top bezel to accommodate both the front-facing camera and the ambient light sensor.
Just a few hours ago Apple has announced Mac OS X 10.8, dubbed "Mountain Lion," the next major release of its Mac operating system, set to launch on the Mac App Store this summer. Apple has boasted that Mountain Lion packs over 100 new features, including many brought from the iPad and iOS mobile operating system.
New features introduced with Mountain Lion include Messages, which replaces iChat, as well as Notes, Reminders and Game Center for the Mac, Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration, and AirPlay Mirroring. Mountain Lion will also be the first OS X release with iCloud. Apple also adds Gatekeeper, which helps keep users safe from malicious software by giving control over what applications are installed on a Mac.
NPD's Retail and Consumer tracking Services and Mobile Phone Track found that Apple accounted for 19 percent, or nearly one in five, of all U.S. consumer dollars spent on electronics, during the busy holiday shopping season. Apple, consequently, remained the largest consumer electronics brand for the second year in a row.
All of the other top five brands beyond Apple actually saw a year over year decrease in revenue in 2011. HP's sales dropped by 3 percent, third-place while Samsung dipped 6 percent, fourth-place Sony slid 21 percent, and Dell, in fifth, lost 17 percent.
Apple today announced that it would support Paul McCartney's new album release. The company plans to steam a special free video of the live concert on Thursday, February 9 via iTunes on Mac and PC. The video will also be available directly on users' Apple TVs, signalling new efforts by Apple to increase the utility of its set-top box.
To celebrate the release of Paul McCartney's latest album — available now — we're streaming his exclusive performance at Capitol Studios on February 9 at 7 p.m. (PST). Watch the concert on iTunes on your computer, or stream it on your TV using your Apple TV — just choose iTunes Live from the Internet menu.