There may not be a new iPhone this month, but that doesn’t mean Apple is sitting on their thumbs basking in the warm glow of summer. A new report claims that the company is slowing orders for iPhone 4 components, which can mean only one thing: New models ahoy!
If you can’t beat ‘em, get crazy with ‘em -- that seems to be the philosophy of ASUS, the maker of inexpensive netbooks and now iPad-challenging tablets such as the sold-out everywhere Eee Pad Transformer. On Monday, the company announced their craziest tablet product yet.
Now that iPad 2 supplies are finally easing up and the tablet is continuing its dominance around the world, the floodgates are finally set to open on Friday, May 27, with Apple’s slab of glass and silicon landing in a record number of new countries.
We all know that Apple frequently giveth and Apple often taketh away -- such was the case with the rear camera on the iPod nano, which disappeared from last year’s diminutive model. A new photo leaked online appears to bring it back again, at the expense of a clip to attach the media player to your clothes.
Securing a contract to provide Apple components for its iOS devices is only half the battle -- you’ve got to keep pushing the envelope or Cupertino might look elsewhere. That appears to be the case with the iPhone’s ambient light sensor, according to reports out of the Far East.
Remember those rumors about a Retina Display-equipped iPad 3 coming later this year? Well, just walk on by, nothing to see here -- as it turns out, component suppliers are now saying that such talk is much ado about nothing.
A new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has cornered much of the market for touch panel components -- nearly 60 percent. with the intention of using them to meet internal goals of shipping 40 million iPads in 2011.
As rumors of a new, smaller “iPhone nano” swirl across the pipes, a report from Taiwan indicates that Apple may choose to go in the other direction for the next iPhone -- essentially keeping the same form factor but increasing the screen size to four inches to better compete with Android smartphones.
If you think that Apple’s only hot market is in iOS mobile devices, think again -- a new report from Taiwan claims that the company is one of two major notebook computer manufacturers who are increasing production, while the others are sliding downward.
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.