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What we might see in Apple’s WWDC2011

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2011 is just round the corner. Apple for the past few WWDC has been very focus on showing and telling the developers what is up and coming for the year. But they also did not forget the consumers, and always take the chance to introduce new products.

So what will we see in this year’s WWDC?

  • iOS 5 – Yes, Finally we will have a preview of what iOS 5 will be. It might be more tabletish, having more multi-tasking features, more features to make use of the screen real estate of iPad.
  • Lion OS – Lion has been one of the main focus for the past 2 conference Apple held. This will be the final one, showing us the final product of what Lion will look like.
  • iPhone 4S – I think iPhone 4S will not ship so soon, because White iPhone 4 just launched not long ago, but who knows Apple might surprise us with a new iPhone
  • Macbook Air – MBA has been a success, and it is close to its refresh period. Thus we might see a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge
  • Mac Pro – Apple recently killed XServe, and Mac Pro is the “replacement”. I’m thinking Apple will redesign Mac Pro to be “mountable” so as to better used in Data Center

Let’s hope we will have a exciting WWDC2011!

 


Explosion at Foxconn’s Apple iPad 2 Plant

Exploision at Apple's iPad 2 Plant in China

An Explosion happened at Foxconn’s Chengdu Manufacturing Plant, this plant is where Apple’s iPad 2 is made. It is reported that the explosion happened inside an “operation room”, but we are not sure what do they do in the room.

There’s no confirmation on what cause the explosion, and how many casualties, but more than 10 fire engines, ambulances and police car were seen.

The factory is now sealed off by police, and no reporters are allowed to go near the plant as it is still not safe, and might have a possibility for a second explosion.

Hopefully no one is seriously injured, and hopefully no death.

Check out the video of explosion scene:


M1, SingTel and Starhub iPad 2 Plan Comparison

M1, SingTel and Starhub now carry iPad 2!

Finally all 3 Teleco are having their very own iPad 2 Plan! So how different or similar are the plans between the 3 companies?

To my surprise, SingTel this time round is having one of the most affordable plans among them. Although both Starhub and M1 are providing unlimited data bundle, whereas SingTel only provides 50GB of Data. But honestly, I doubt anyone can finish up 50Gb in a month, unless you are downloading constantly  on your iPad, or you are using the Mobile Broadband as your main home network.

Check out the chart below and you will find out that all 3 carriers’ iPad 2for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB are priced the same at $399,$499 and $599. So there ain’t much to compare other than the monthly subscription cost and Data Bundle.

So do check out M1, SingTel or Starhub if you wish to purchase your iPad 2 from Teleco and enjoy the discounted price. Else you can also buy iPad 2 directly from Apple through its Apple Store.

M1, SingTel and Starhub iPad 2 Plan Comparision


Apple repairs damaged devices in Japan Disasters for free!

Remember when Japan was hit with Tsunami, Apple Japan changed their main page to dedicate to the victims and did not display their newly launched iPad 2. Later on they help raise funds through iTunes for Red Cross, let victims charge their iPads and iPhones in the store and even let them surf web with their WiFi and even their Macs in stores.

Lots of respect to Apple Japan in organizing so much for the victims of Japan Disasters, and no they did not stop. Now they are offering free repairs to damaged devices from Apple at no cost for all victims of the Tsunami. Honestly this news touched my heart and I love them even more for the effort that they put in.


Enlarge your iPad’s disk space with Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite

Segate GoFlex Satellite wireless storage for iOS devices!

Seagate is launching a brand new range of GoFlex called Satellite, a battery powered mobile hard drive with Wi-Fi which you can connect up with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It is reported that the disk’s standby battery life can last up to 25 hours or 4 hours of continuous video streaming. What’s cool is that you can still hook up your hard disk via USB 3.0 incase the battery went flat.

Apple’s accessories currently do not really support USB 3.0, although you can still connect via USB 2.0. But imagine now you have a 500GB hard disk that you can bring around with you, copying files, videos, music and photos from laptops to it. When you want to watch video or listen to music, you can just stream it from your portable hard disk via Wi-Fi. To be honest, it is very cool and useful.

Read up more of it over at Seagate

 


iPad survive getting run over by car inside the G-Form iPad Case

iPad survive getting run over by car inside G-Form Extreme Sleeve Case

Sorry if you are already sick of me reporting on G-Form case, but they are really too amazing to ignore. Previously we have posted on dropping a bowling ball onto the iPad sleeve, and throwing your precious 13″ Macbook Pro from second level of your house. So, how about running over your iPad with a car?

Mobile Syrup have recently done a review on the iPad G-Form Sleeve, and what they did was getting a car to go over the case with an iPad inside! Surprising it survived! Everything seems to function as per normal, and we can’t see any scratches on the iPad 2!

Check out the video review:


iPad leading Tablet Market, causing netbook to lose ground

Nielsen have done a survey on why people are so interested in using tablet devices like iPad. Main reasons are Easy to carry, ease of interface and fast start up and off. I’m sure before tablet, netbook is also easy to carry about, but it lacks the ease of use and fast start up and off. Thus we are now seeing a up trend of tablets and the slow death of netbooks.

Check out the chart below:

Looking the survey result above, tablet devices are not killing just netbooks, but desktop and laptops! Steve Jobs mention when he first launch iPad, he says that iPad is the class of devices between Mac and iPhones. Although all of us are still using our desktop and laptops, but we are using less of them…

So who’s the leader? Of course its iPad –

iPad is the clear winner, and all other competitors are really no where near Apple’s iPad. Got to praise Steve Jobs on his vision, but tablet market is still very new, so we will still be the winner in the next year?



It sounds like they are building iPad on 1994 [Video]

Ideas don’t just come to us overnight. It seems like people have been looking at tablets even during 1994, and what they have been designing sounds very similar to what we have now in our iPad.

Of course we know that Steve Jobs has been wanting to build iPad from the first day he starts his company, but technology is just now there. All computers are just too bulky and no way to pack them into such a slim device like iPad.  But it is just pure amazing that people has been toying around the idea for so long.


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