The 2011 Christmas holiday will be just a memory in a few days’ time, and our thoughts then turn to the new year and what 2012 might bring. For those of us covering the Apple beat, those ruminations include the first full year without Steve Jobs and what kind of new wonderment the team left in his wake might bring us -- some of which might still have involved his magic touch.
It's the Halloween weekend and while some people we know will be out waiting for the Great Pumpkin, we'll be inside gaming our scared little butts off, shooting zombies and trying to escape the minions of evil. And we'll be sitting down with a nice cup of steaming hot apple cider because this week was full of hot Apple stories. And there was tons of scoring hot game news this week. See ya on the flipside.
Last month rumors began swirling that Apple and LG were going to release an Apple 55-inch OLED display capable of streaming music, movies and TV shows. LG reported in July that such a device would be released sometime in 2012.
Today, however, reports are in that if the rumored device does come to market, it will not use OLED after all.
Despite recent rumblings about an iPad 3 swinging into stores this fall alongside iOS 5 and the next iPhone, it appears more likely that we’ll see it in early 2012, which is more in line with Apple’s annual update schedule. The good news is, that so-called “Retina Display” rumor continues to persist.
Apple has cancelled pending orders for a new iPad that was to be released this fall because of issues with the Retina display, according to the latest rumors.
Apparently, Apple planned to produce a new version of this new iPad, with Retina display, during the second half of this year; allegedly almost 2 million units were slated for the the third quarter and up to 6 million units were scheduled for the the fourth quarter. Those rumored orders, however, are now rumored to be cancelled.
Demand for the iPad 2 is just now beginning to stabilize and already we're clamoring about the next iPad 3. Even iPhone 5 rumors are out of control, and that's no thanks to the companies that make the components for these devices, who are already working several models ahead of us and feeling the heat to keep the wow factor high with each new launch.
According to a new report, display makers are stuggling to keep up with the industry's appetite for innovation.
According to a report from The Korea Times, Apple began testing a new iPad screen manufactured by LG, as well as with longtime frenemy Samsung. The screen, reportedly capable of supporting quad extended graphics (QXGA) with a monster screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, would certainly continue to differentiate the iPad from its would-be competitors. But that Samsung is also a part of the deal makes us scratch our heads just a little, especially because the two are in major competitors.
Just when you thought you’d gotten nice and cozy with your iPad 2, along comes all of these nasty rumors about an iPad 3/iPad HD that might come flying into stores later this year -- which may require Apple taking on a second manufacturer to keep up with demand.
The Mobile Safari web browser Apple includes with every iOS device is quite fine indeed, but some simply want the freedom of choice we enjoy on desktop platforms. Now that the popular Opera Mini browser is making the leap onto the iPad, we have more choices than ever.
By this date on the calendar, we’d usually be within spitting distance of a new iPhone -- but that’s all changing this year, with rumblings that an iPhone 5 won’t appear until September. But that can’t stop us from collecting the best and brightest of the rumors we’ve heard so far and presenting them to our readers.