On the Apple front, Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, believes that a redesigned iPhone 5 could appear in mid-2012. Such a handset could bring in features that Apple fans have long waited for like the introduction of 4G LTE technology. It takes an analyst to come up with that?
We gave you the details this past weekend that there was an iOS 5 jailbreak in the works from Pod2g (Chronic Dev-team) and MuscleNerd from (iPhone Dev-team). Well, low and behold, today the group has released Redsn0w 0.9.9b9b, adding native support for iOS 5.0.1 but still unable to crack the iPhone 4s and iPad 2.
More rumors are surfacing about a smaller iPad that could be released in Q3 of 2012. Part suppliers are allegedly informing Digitimes sources about the new model, just like previous rumors of an iPad 3 sporting a 2048×1536 display.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval to use iPads during all stages of flight for the passenger planes of American Airlines.
Call it bad week for Apple’s legal teams worldwide. First, A German court has issued a ruling in a patent case between Motorola and Apple which could lead to a temporary ban on sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.
The iStation isn’t just a dock that holds your iPad and bluetooth keyboard in place for some serious desktop-style work, it is also a nod back to classic machines like the Apple II and the Apple I (with the woodgrain model).
Loytr, the developer behind the popular MyPad for Facebook app, has decided to take Timelines to a new level with his iPad app dedicated to browsing through these new profiles.
I’m writing the review of a device I am writing about using the device I am writing about. If it wasn’t such a painful experience this review may have been a bit more positive, but since I have chosen to write the review from the very device I am testing you’re going to get a raw insight in to how it performs.
A Press Release for a new iPod accessory called the GameChanger triumphantly proclaims, “The evolution of the board game is upon us!” Some of you might remember a similar song and dance was made for the Magnavox Odyssey 2 game console, which combined gaming with an actual board as well. Since you don’t really see anyone playing “Quest for the Ring” these days, or any iterations thereof, it’s safe to say that this didn’t work out for Magnavox.
Microsoft never had any real place in the tablet PC market. The project Microsoft Courier project was their greatest hope, and even that was canceled for some strange reason. From the very beginning it was not clear if the Courier was ever going to reach a real life product, because it is one of many Microsoft’s working prototypes that never end up going anywhere. But everyone’s response to the Courier should have drove them to making that thing a reality.
They noticed that anamorphosis can be used to project data onto a 3D object, by placing a 3D object on a 2D data, this is how they developed this interactive system. Unlike an ordinary mirror anamorphosis, in this system, you rotate a cylindrical mirror on the iPad so that objects reflected in the mirror also rotate.
Not surprisingly, the jailbreak solution comes to us from the iPhone Dev Team, the same people that did Yellowsn0w, Redsn0w, and all the other sn0w jailbreaks for previous iDevices.
The iPad is mostly perceived as just a toy. It’s something you use to play Angry Birds and update your Facebook status. However, there appears to be a very special place for it in the classroom, particularly when it comes to children with special needs.
Want the iPad look but can’t afford the iPad price? There is certainly no shortage of knockoffs and clones coming out of China, but many of them can be spotted as fakes from miles away. That’s not completely the case with this iPad 2 knockoff from Grefu.
Ruh-roh. You thought that your iPad was reasonably secure because you set a passcode on a lock screen? Think again.
Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White has been making his way through the factories in China and Taiwan. During his journeys with the component makers, he’s heard more than a few rumblings about the possibility of an iPad mini.
I think we all know that the Apple iPad is the current dominating force in the world of tablets. That much is obvious, but I don’t think too many of us thought that the proportions were this far out of whack.
Pronounced like “every,” Evri is an app that aggregates the various news sources from the around the Internet, as well as stuff happening in the social sphere.
Media tablet shipments have increased worldwide by almost 90 per cent on a sequential basis, and year over year by about 300 per cent in the second calendar quarter of 2011 to 13.6 million units. Because of the strong performance that leads to a positive outlook for the gadget for the second half of the year, IDC made a forecast of 62.5 million units being shipped all over the world. The iPad is driving this growth.
A factory in Brazil will be manufacturing iPads. To add to this surprise, they will be shipped in Brazil starting in December of this year. Mercadante explained that despite all the doubts, the new iPad factory will be making the gadgets for the first time outside of Chinese territory.
Ah, old school gaming. How to reconcile with an iPad? Well, Atari worked with ThinkGeek who outsourced to ION to create the iCade. This project started out as a joke but due to the high levels of interest, the development of the product became a reality, much to gamers’ delight. Now, Discovery Bay Games’ Atari Arcade hopes to achieve the same arcade feel when it comes to your iPad, and it will probably cost half as much as the iCade at $50.
Port LaunchPort inductive charger for the iPad 2 has been announced and it’s looking simplistically sweet. Like other inductive charging solutions, you don’t need a physical cable to connect to your iPad in order to top up its battery. Instead, you simply place it on the charging base and it will magnetically align, juicing up that battery with no wires attached.
There’s a price to be paid when you want to do the antique thing, even if it’s not really an antique at all. What you see here is the iVictrola, a modern day interpretation of the original Victrola record players. The key difference, of course, is that it doesn’t play vinyl; instead, it plays music from your iPad.
The iPad 2 is not really meant to replace your professional camcorder, but that hasn’t stopped some people from trying to achieve YouTube fame through videos shot on the iPad. Now they can step up production a notch or two with the Makayama Movie Mount for the iPad 2.
This is really preliminary stuff at the moment, but it looks like you will soon be able to run a version of Linux on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPad. You might even get it on the iPad 2, but for now, the image shows Linux booting up on a first-gen iTablet. This could also pave the way for the Google Android operating system to work on newer iDevices too.
Logitech has come up with a Fold-Up Keyboard that works in tandem with Apple’s tablet. The core functionality really is no different than any other Bluetooth keyboard. You pair it up with the iPad and start typing away at those documents and e-mails. What makes this product different is its fold-up nature.
The Style-iT stylus from the folks at Bracketron is a “dual function” stylus in that one end is designed to poke at your iPad (or other capacitive touchscreen device), while the other end is a conventional ballpoint pen. That way, you can scribble on both your virtual notepad and your actual paper one using the same product.
Connecting your professional audio and studio equipment to a much smaller, consumer-oriented device like the Apple iPad doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Alesis has stepped into this arena with the announcement of its iO Dock, aiming to find that bridge between the audio apps on the tablet and the audio equipment in your recording studio.
Apparently, Apple has started to order some of the key components from suppliers in Asia for development and production of the iPad3. These include sourcing parts like the chips and display panels. With an “early 2012” release window rumored, the iPad 3 will reportedly get quadruple the resolution of the current iPad 2, bumping up to 2048×1536.
We’re hearing that internal testing at HP led to the loading of webOS onto an Apple iPad and, well, it blew the TouchPad out of the water. The precise details are quite scarce, but we’re hearing that webOS ran “twice as fast” on the Apple iPad hardware than it did on the HP TouchPad. This leads us to believe that it’s the hardware, and not the software, that led to the ultimate demise of webOS at HP.
Sure, it’s fun with all this new technology around us, but don’t you miss the old days of Nintendo? Well, for those of you who want to mix the new and the old, and also combine protection and nostalgia, Lootiful is working on the perfect solution: a retro case for your iPad 2 that looks like the classic Gameboy handheld.
No matter how enjoyable your iPad experience may be, if there is one thing that could be changed about the tablet is that it’s not going to compare to your home theatre when watching movies. And who wants to hold it in their hands for a two hour movie? Well, if you have $169.99 kicking around
Despite some increased competition, Skype remains as the de facto VoIP and video-chat platform. The app for the iPad was released and pulled a while ago, but now it’s back in the App Store and ready to let you chat it up with your friends around the world again.
Easily one of my favorite arcade games of all time is Time Crisis. There were other on-rails shooting games, to be sure, but Time Crisis revolutionized the genre by adding in that pedal for duck-and-cover action. Now, you can have a similar experience when you pair your iPhone with your iPad and make use of the new iGunCon app.
I wouldn’t go quite as far as Retrovo in saying that an Android tablet from Amazon is the biggest threat to the iPad, but it goes to show you that the public would definitely be interested in one. When looking at the survey results, 55% of those who responded said that they would seriously consider buying a tablet from Amazon.
Ladies looking for a practical and stylish way to store their iPad, or gentlemen looking for a gift for their Apple fangirl, should check out Versetta handbags from Scott Creations. They are built to incorporate the iPad or iPad 2 into the frame. This allows you to easily access all ports and controls.
People are saying an Amazon-branded tablet device is being geared for October. The irony is that Amazon could very well go with Android for its tablet… considering Google just stepped into its turf with the Story HD and, even before that, the rise of Google Books.
You’re out on the road, doing your thing, and then you whip out your portable device only to discover that it’s out of juice. If you’ve got an iPad, Element5 has you covered. The Mini L Solarbag is exactly what you think it is; it’s a bag with a solar panel on it. The carrying bag is clearly designed with the Apple iPad in mind, but the dock connector on the inside will work with any variety of iOS devices.
It’s not quite an iPad 3, and probably won’t be rocking some sort of quad-core A6 processor, but the so-called “iPad 2 Plus” could be hitting an Apple Store shelf near you before the end of this year. That is, if analyst Craig Berger of FBR Capital Markets is to be believed.
Let’s preface this by saying that,this mockup is highly unofficial and will most probably not even nearly represent what the final third-generation tablet from Apple will look like. That said, it is in line with several of the possible rumors for the iPad 3, including an edge-to-edge display that could be similar to the edge-to-edge we’re hearing for the iPhone 5.
Save you’re jailbreak searching fingers, the iPad 2 Jailbreak that was recently leaked by a “beta tester” is just a buggy version that may even give you more trouble than its worth. The leak was done to push Comex to release something soon, as said @Comex “Congratulations, some moron used a dictionary attack(?) to leak a buggy version and put me on a useless time limit.”