This time last year, the Internet was in overdrive speculating about Apple’s as-yet-unannounced tablet. Flash-forward to a year later, and we’re now distilling rumors about the followup to that groundbreaking device.
Google wasn’t content to end their Tuesday with the unveiling of Chrome OS and the Chrome Web Store -- they slipped a Google Latitude app for the iPhone past the goalie, as it were. But don’t go looking for it, because it’s already gone.
iAds have had their ups and downs in the US, leaving many developers skeptical, but many are still hopeful after Apple started rolling out the in-app advertisements worldwide. Apple recently announced that iAds will be rolling out to Japan. With the help of The Dentsu Group, developers will be able to target iAd-based applications to the Japanese app market.
The Japanese government has twisted Apple’s arm, and now Cupertino will be forced to replace first-generation iPod nanos sold in that country which were found to have a potentially serious overheating defect.
The iPhone is clearly a huge hit for Apple judging from Cupertino’s quarterly results released this week -- particularly in The Land of the Rising Sun, where the device now accounts for a whopping 72 percent of all smartphones shipped there.