According to the latest rumours, Apple is currently testing larger screens for iPhone and iPad. The Wall Street Journal claims the company from Cupertino ordered several prototypes from its Asian suppliers several months ago.
On July 24th Google is holding an event in San Francisco, where it is likely to show an upgraded NExus 7 tablet. It was rumored that the tablet will cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. Retailers are about to get stock of the device on July 20th and they are offering sales on the current versions.
Thanks for 9to5Google, the photos of the next Nexus 7 tablet are revealed. It is claimed that the manufacturer of the device is ASUS and it comes in 16GB and 32GB models. The tablet has two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear made by Chicony. Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft released its Outlook Web App a couple of days ago. However, you need to have the latest update of Office 365 for business to use this application. Well, I must say this is a kind of ‘Microsoft-style’ release - the one with lots of conditions and requirements for the user.
iPad mini second generation launch will be delayed due to shortage of Retina displays. The company was planning to introduce the device at the end of 2013, to cover the Christmas shopping period. However, now the launch is put off till early 2014.
It is also rumored that Apple will be offering both Retina and non-Retina iPad mini second generation. However, it is still uncertain how the price will differ.
Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 firmware for developers. it is not known yet what's changed, however it probably includes bug fixes and performances enhancements (what's new is available here).
iOS 7 beta 3 is available for all devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch 5G, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4. Developers can update via Software Update or download in the developer center.
Update: The update is safe for non-developers without a UDID using the 'update' trick. Tutorial is here.
iPad was reportedly ranked as the best device on South Korean market. According to South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, Apple tablets are more preferred among the customers than the Samsung and LG ones.
The detailed rankings were published by Kim Tae Woo (BetaNews) soon after the official release, made by South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, which runs the whole research program.
French site Nowhereelse.fr posted leaked schematics for the upcoming fifth generation iPad. Now we know new width, height, and thickness.
As you can see in the photos below the thickness is expressly stated as 7.9mm. Unfortunately, the other photo is less clear; however, Nowhereelse compared it to previous schematic plans for the iPad and calculated a width of 178.5mm and a height of 232mm. That's a reduction of 1.5mm in thickness, 9.3 mm in length, and 7.3mm in width.
Apple today launched its online store in Russia. The move had been expected for quite some time. Reports from last year revealed that the Apple had registered a new company in Russia with intentions to launch direct sales in the country.
In order to expand into Russian territory, Apple as registered a company called Apple Rus and assigned Vitaly Morozk, the company's local legal advisor as its director general. It is alleged that Apple executives travelled to Moscow in 2011 to find premises for an Apple store but did not find anything suitable. Apple opened the iTunes Store online in 2009.
It's unclear when or whether the company intends to open any physical Apple Retail Stores in the country.
DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has issued a note predicting that the new iPad mini will not feature the Retina display many are expecting.
Apple is expected to refresh its iPad mini in the second half of the year. The new iPad mini will continue to use a 7.9-inch display with a 1024×768 resolution, but it will use the iOS 7 operating system and an A6 processor, in a slimmer design than the current generation. Another iPad mini is also planned for production but not until early 2014. That device is expected to feature a QXGA (2048×1536) resolution display and the iOS 7 operating system.