Lost amidst the flurry of new product announcements last Wednesday is another new feature for the fourth-generation iPod touch: Vibration, similar to what is offered in the iPhone. Meanwhile, Apple’s own product pages contain icons that shouldn’t be on the new media player.
If you thought a trendy new Apple product like the Magic Trackpad would escape the attention of those disassemblers at iFixIt, you’re sadly mistaken. Barely a couple days in the retail world, and already they’ve taken one apart and have the pictures to prove it.
UBM TechInsights, an information services provider for technology companies, has concluded that the iPhone 4's pairing of the gyroscope with the A4 processor could very well mean that the iPad will share these same components in the future.
TechInsight's senior analyst Steve Bitton speculates that the next-generation iPad will get the gyroscope because of the presence of an empty slot next to the processor. Additionally, the iPad also has an accelerometer, which combined with a gyroscope could be the perfect bait for game developers.
What a crazy couple of weeks it’s been for the iPhone 4. No sooner has the device been officially announced by Apple, but would-be owners trip over themselves (and AT&T’s servers) to be the first to pre-order, only to have a few handsets arrive a couple of days early. One of those has fallen into the hands of iFixit, who has completed an early teardown of America’s new mobile darling.