Apple’s first quarter fiscal year 2011 financial results conference call didn’t feature many surprises, but one tidbit from COO Tim Cook alluded to a $3.9 billion investment in “long-term commitments with three companies,” which many are speculating could be the LCD displays used in the company’s mobile products.
iOS 4.3 betas continue to bring forth interesting evidence of what Apple’s next iPad may introduce -- and thanks to an image file tucked away, it appears that camera-related apps such as FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth are on deck for iPad 2.
For the last week or so, the rumor mill has been in overdrive on the subject of the iPad 2 and what kind of higher-resolution display it might have. According to one pundit, those of you waiting for something awesome might be disappointed.
Apple’s custom A4 chip introduced with the iPad a year ago was certainly impressive -- but let’s face it, that’s so 2010. The stars are aligning and they seem to indicate that this year’s iDevices will be taking a major step forward with a dual-core A5 processor.
On the heels of speculation about the iPad 2 getting double the resolution and a dual-core GPU, a few other tidbits leaked out over the weekend involving parts already on sale for the unannounced device as well as three mysterious SKUs for the iPad that have landed in Best Buy’s database.
She may not be much to look at judging from the images here, but this could be your first glimpse at the long-awaited iPad 2 Camera app (or at least the bottom half of it, anyway) -- but don’t get too excited, the evidence seems to indicate that the tablet may be keeping its current screen resolution.
What a difference one night makes! Only hours after Apple released a beta version of iOS 4.3 for developers, a veritable flood of rumors and leaks have hit the blogosphere. One of the wildest is that the next iPad and iPhone will come sans home button, taking advantage of the new multitouch gestures in the software to replace its functionality.
Ever wished you could get some of that awesome Genius Bar TLC that you get at an Apple Store, but don't have an Apple Store nearby? Well, according to an anonymous Best Buy employee, the features of the Genius Bar could be soon coming to a Best Buy near you.
So this is an odd way to end the week -- Twitter is exploding with a gaggle of invitations to a Verizon event behind held next Tuesday, January 11, and the leading speculation is the carrier may introduce a CDMA iPhone at long last.
Only in the Apple world, can we get excited that others won't get time off. Sources that are familiar with Apple's retail plans say that Apple has issued a "blackout" period spanning three weeks, meaning retail employees without seniority will not be allowed to go on vacation. The timeframe is said to span from the last week of January and continue into the first half of February. New products on the way, perhaps?