Four years after the debut of the original iPhone, one of the biggest markets in the world still isn’t being fully served by Apple’s iconic device. With 896 million mobile phone users in China, 106 million served by China Telecom may finally get some relief by the end of 2011.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! A new report claims that Apple has placed an initial manufacturing order for 15 million iPhone 5 units and they’re set to start shipping in September, likely alongside the release of iOS 5 and iCloud.
Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese tech website is back with a pair of rumors claiming that favored Apple manufacturer Foxconn is getting hit with a double whammy of both component and labor shortages which are creating headaches for supplying iPhones and iPads alike.
It may be iPad 2 day, but that doesn’t mean that speculation about the next iPhone can’t also be newsworthy. If recently released engineering diagrams are to be believed, the iPhone 5 may indeed have a larger, edge-to-edge screen.
Oh come on, don’t look so surprised -- you didn’t really think we’d make it all the way to an Apple product announcement today without at least one last-minute leaked photo, did you? No one is saying this is the real next-gen iPad, but feel free to savor the flavor while we wait for the real deal anyway.
Never mind the fact that Apple has yet to start selling a white iPhone 4 -- a part leak from China seems to indicate that it isn’t stopping the company from possibly offering the next iPad in white as well.
Although the screen resolution of the next iPad continues to be the subject of much debate, a new batch of photos from a Chinese repair shop appear to show that the iPad 2 display will, at the very least, be thinner and lighter than the original model.
Perhaps in an effort to lend further legitimacy to the YouTube video that popped up earlier this week showing off parts from a next-generation iPhone, design sketches which appear to be quite similar have now appeared online.
Oh, come on -- you can’t say you didn’t see this one coming. A Chinese manufacturer is exhibiting at CES 2011 and showing off a next-generation iPad 2 case, complete with a mockup of what everyone thinks Apple’s sequel will look like.