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iOS 4.3 is coming to us by Feb 28th?

iOS 4.3 has been rumored to be available to all by Feb 14th, but it did not. The newest rumored date is 28.02.2011, because of the trial end date on The Daily App. Yes, it is not really relevant, but it is a date we can look forward to.

What are we getting on iOS 4.3?

Of course the top most interesting feature we will be getting on iOS 4.3 is the Wireless Mobile HotSpot! Meaning you can broadcast a wireless hotspot with your iPhone or iPad to any other device like your Macbook or iPod Touch. It will be very useful with you don’t have your iPhone cable with you, but you need your iPod Touch to access the web without Wifi in the area.

Please note that if you are holding a Verizon phone, you will experience your hotspot to lose connective if there are incoming calls.


iPhone Nano is really coming?

Rumors is high that Apple is planning to launch a new series of iPhone, iPhone “Nano” which is smaller and more affordable alongside the main stream iPhone 4. Wall Street Journal also reported that MobileMe will be getting a major revamp in June, which will allow users to not only store data, but most data and media in the the cloud.

This revamp of the MobileMe will allow Apple to reduce the size of the memory in the upcoming iPhone “nano” which will only have memory just enough the buffer data from the cloud. It works like what AppleTV is currently doing, having just enough memory to buffer the streams from cloud. When iPhone users buy media from iTunes, it will be kept in Apple’s Cloud, and can be stream from the cloud like Lala.com which they have recently bought over.

Of course, all this are just rumors for now!


Apple iPad 2 will be announced on Feb 9?

Most of Apple’s products screen shot will bave 27 January, but this time round we saw iPad’s screen shot to be on February 9. So are we really seeing Apple to announce their new iPad on early February as hinted by Kevin Rose? Who knows, but of course the earlier the better, as who don’t want a better, lighter and faster iPad?


iPad 2 [Pic] has 2 cameras, high-res screen plus SD Slot and A5 Chip?

Kevin Rose mentioned in his blog post that iPad 2 will be coming out by February, but according to Engadget, it might not be so soon. iPad 2 is rumored to launch by April. So what will we be seeing in the new iPad 2?

Of course iPad 2 will have 2 Camera, front and rear, which you will be able to take photo and HD video with. Better High Resolution Screen as confirmed by Kevin, and maybe a bump to the A4 processor to A5! What is new is that the slot behind the iPad 2 might not be larger speaker by a SD Slot! So we will be seeing the disappearing of camera kit for iPad? Honestly if you ask me, I will really prefer a USB port compare to SD slot, as there are more possibility for expansion.


Kevin Rose – Founder of Digg says iPad 2 is coming real soon

Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com said that iPad 2 is coming really soon, in 2-3 weeks time. We all knows that iPad 2 is coming, but Kevin is saying it will be announce by early february, which is really soon.

So according to his blog post, he mention that iPad 2 will come with a better screen, front and rear facing camera, and he is telling us not to buy iPad if you are planning to buy now as iPad 2 is coming!

I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next “3-4 weeks”, possibly Tuesday February 1st. The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.

If you’re thinking of buying an iPad, hold off for now.

So guys, if it is Kevin telling to you hold off, you got to hold off as he is always quite accurate with Apple’s news.


iPad 2 Cases Video – iPad 2 with larger speaker and maybe USB Port?

iPad will be having its refresh very soon, rumored to be end of February. So what will we be getting from the new iPad?

Based on the video of the iPad 2 Cases, iPad 2 will most likely have a much larger speaker, which will be reach all the way back into the back of iPad. Rear Facing Camera, with no flash and the size of the iPad seems to remain around the same, although the design definitely have changes as they don’t fit nicely to the current iPad.

Check out the video to see what you will be most likely getting, although I still hope iPad 2 will have a smaller version.


Apple’s Plans for Year 2011 – iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbooks

Do you wanna know what’s Apple’s Plan for Year 2011? Computerworld‘s Jonny Evans have made a very good guess/predictions on what’s Apple’s plan on 2011. It looks like a very good guess… I’m sure most of the period are quite straightforward, but looking at the guess, Apple will be having a very very busy year.

I hope we can see Lion OS earlier, best if it can be launch before the iMac/Macbook refresh so we can have Lion on the new iMac and Macbooks, and not after it.

January

* Mac App Store opens for business
* Apple introduces the iPad 2.0 — faster, thinner, new cameras, shipping “by April”.
* Apple reports Q1 results — confirm huge Mac sales growth, stellar iPad sales and extremely strong iPhone statistics.
* iWork 11 makes App Store debut.
* News Corp. ships ‘The Daily’ magazine

February

* Aperture upgraded
* First million apps downloaded from Mac App Store, iWork and a variety of free gaming apps see huge success.
* iAds spring partners unveiled, though Apple skips discussion of revenue.
* iTunes update brings TV show streaming and subscription services. Cable company shares take a dive.

March

* iPhone hits Verizon
* White iPhone ships, but supplies deeply constrained
* iBookstore update brings the Web to books
* iBookstore/iTunes Extra title creation tool revealed, will this be part of future iLife suite?

April

* Apple upgrades MacBook Pro range, some models lose optical drives and gain SSD as standard. “We said this is where mobile computing is going, we still believe this,” says Jobs.
* Apple reports Q2 results
* iPad 2.0 hits retail for the first time, over a million sold on day one.
* Final Cut Studio upgrade is 64-bit and integrates powerful iAd and virtual environment creation features.
* iMac update now ships with Magic Trackpad as standard.

May

* iPad 2.0 achieves six million sales in first two months.
* Logic Studio upgrade ships, now offers additional features for live performance mixing, including automated level controls for live desk recording.

June

* Steve Jobs keynotes WWDC
* iPhone 5 debuts at WWDC
* WWDC sees beta release of OS X Lion to developers.
* Safari 6 offers improved Flash support — Flash now an optional extra.
* OpenJDK Project announces first fully-tested public beta of Java for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard systems.
* iOS 5 offers plethora of features, including new mapping and location-sensing tools. Apple focuses its pitch on easy-to-use and understand privacy controls for location and usage information.

July

* iPhone 5, iPad 2.0 reaches new countries
* Apple reports Q3 results
* Apple desktop products upgraded, now ship with Magic Trackpad as standard. Mac Pro now boasts LightPeak connectivity.

August

* Apple hosts special music event, introduces new products which ship in September (see below).
* Apple introduces Android emulator for iPhone, “There’s some good apps on Android, now iPhone users can run them on their iPhone, unless they use Flash,” says Jobs.
* Hell freezes over, iTunes app lets Android users purchase music from their favorite music store.

September

* iTunes 11 ships, offers cloud-based music locker service. “We’ve been working on this for a while,” admits Steve Jobs as he introduces the service.
* New iPod touch ships, chassis is more like the iPhone 4, capacity increased.
* iPad nano replaced by iPhone nano, worn like a watch and equipped with an A4 processor and the capacity for voice calls, this smaller cheaper iPhone is feature-limited but lets you Tweet, Facebook and email on the move.
* iPod classic gets speed bump.
* Apple TV gains latest (A5?) processor.

October

* Mac OS X ‘Lion’ ships
* iOS 5.1 debuts, extends iOS/OS X integration.
* iLife 12 appears, equipped with additional ‘cloud’-based features this is the first version of iLife to be made available exclusively via the App Store.
* Apple reports Q4 results.

November

* iOS 5.2 upgrade ships

December

* App Store downloads now reach 5 billion
* Mac App Store downloads reach 100 million
* Apple confirms 5 million iPhone nano sales, cuts price for Christmas market.


iPad Mini Rumors

iPad Mini leaked?

Taiwanese Pop Star Jimmy Lin, posted a picture of himself holding an iPad and a “iPad Mini” lookalike. He claims it to be a iPad Mini, but we all know it is not possible as Steve won’t let leaks be posted like this. Not especially when iPhone 4 have been leaked out just recently.

Jimmy, is not only Pop Star, but also a Racing Driver and a Tech Firm Founder might be able to get prototype like this, although it might not be Apple’s iPad, but some iPad Clones. Nevertheless, I feel that a slightly smaller and lighter iPad will be better as it will be easier to hold and use.

It is also rumored that iPad 2 will be coming to us by end of February 2011, which is close to the 1 year mark when iPad first launch.


Tim Cook presented keynote at Apple’s Singapore HQ

Folks from Apple Singapore told 9to5mac that Apple’s COO Tim Cook made an appearance to talk about about Apple’s future in Apple Singapore HQ.

No details was told as Apple employees are not allowed to take notes, picture during the keynote. Tim Cook don’t come to Singapore very often, so we are very curios what is actually coming. Hope it will be huge and interesting for us people in Singapore!

Some of my wish list for Singapore is to have iTunes Store, so Singaporeans can actually download movies and music directly from iTunes. AppleTV 2G will be lacking if there is no iTunes Store in Singapore.

[9to5mac]


iPad 4.2 Beta shows new App-Switching Animation

Apple just released iPad’s iOS 4.2 Beta for Developer and 9to5mac found out Apple have introduced a new App-Switching Animation!

I don’t know about you guys, but I kind of prefer the current iOS 4.1’s version. But nevertheless we are not sure it will be official change for iOS 4.2 when they release it.