The annual Consumer Electronics Show will invade Las Vegas this week, running from Thursday, January 6 through Sunday, January 9. Although Apple historically doesn’t attend this four-day showcase of digital delight, that doesn’t mean that the rumor mills aren’t churning round the clock leading up to the big event just the same.
If you’re like us, you’re already sick to death of hearing about (or waiting for) the iPhone to come to Verizon. Much like The Beatles on iTunes, it doesn’t seem to be a matter of if, but rather when, with a new report claiming it won’t be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
Ah, it's that time of the year when the biggest of holidays are past and all that remains are parties, parties, and, of course, Apple Rumors. And since the line up calendar has the iPad up next, that's where the rumor scuttlebutt has landed. And so it begins.
Take this with a grain of salt, but a new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has raised their global shipment goal for the iPhone from 19 million units in the first quarter of 2011 to 20-21 million units, which could include the fabled Verizon model.
With the debut of a front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 back in June and Apple’s big push for video calling with FaceTime, many have speculated when a major VoIP service such as Skype will take advantage of it. It seems the stars may be aligning for CES in January, as some clues have started to pop up this month.
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.
As 2010 winds to a close, speculation has already turned to what new hardware Apple might bless us with in 2011. As it turns out, there’s a decent chance we’ll see upgrades to the iMac as well as the MacBook Pro in the first half of next year.
Rumors broke out on Monday that Apple would be partnering with Toshiba to work on new display technology for mobile devices, including Cupertino adopting AMOLED screen technology. Now, Toshiba has come forward to debunk those rumors.
Remember those recent reports claiming that the Mac App Store would open prior to the Christmas holiday, say around December 13? A new report says yeah, not so much -- look for the doors to swing wide open as originally planned in January.
So um, remember how it was possibly thought that the upcoming iPad 2 might possibly use an AMOLED display? According to Digitimes, not so much. Apple has ordered the back light units for the next edition of the magical device, and they will reportedly be used in conjunction with LCD displays built by LG and Chimei Innolux.