The new iPad will be unleashed upon the public tomorrow! We hope, anyway. As we wait in the bleachers with anticipation for tomorrow morning's event, we're recapping the last bit of rumors to make our own score of what might be in store at Apple's iPad 3 event.
Here's a recap of what we think we know. After all, nothing you hear counts until it's confirmed during a keynote.
Word around the campfire has it that Apple's March 7 press event in San Francisco will mark the debut of a third-generation iPad. Given the nature of the event's marketing artwork, it's a sure bet that Tim Cook and his crew will definitely be talking tablets. That said, does anyone have a handle on what we'll see unveiled next week? Nope, but that's never kept anyone from speculating about what Cupertino has in store for the masses in the past, has it?
Ah, the tech media are such a fickle beast. The recent contacts privacy “oops” with the Path app has turned many members of the media against each other, and now it appears that The New York Times may have fallen from Apple’s graces after its exposé on working conditions at its Chinese factories.
On Monday, Apple announced that the Fair Labor Association will begin conducting voluntary inspections of the company’s suppliers in China, specifically noting Foxconn as one of them. The news comes as a surprise to Apple supplier Pegatron, however, who claims they haven’t been informed of any such inspections.
What a week! Apple is swimming in more cash than they know what to do with, the Macworld/iWorld show is winding down in San Francisco and the EFF is working overtime to keep jailbreaking legal. What’s that? You didn’t hear about that? Why, you’ve come to the right place, then… step right up and have a heaping handful of the best and brightest news for this Friday, January 27, 2012.
You’ve almost gotta feel bad for the tech companies who have to announce quarterly financial results in the wake of Apple’s gangbuster $46.33 billion fiscal first quarter. Case in point: Nokia, the onetime giant of the cell phone business, whose fortunes have gone the other way in the last quarter, with a $1.3 billion loss. Hang in there, Nokia… it’s almost Friday, and the weekend is sure to be kinder on you than the last three months. Meanwhile, let’s have a peek at what else is making news on this Thursday, January 26, 2012.
We’re all familiar with the expression “what goes up, must come down” -- but apparently that means nothing to the folks at Apple Inc., who continue to soar ever-higher with their quarterly financial results. Tuesday was no exception, with first quarter revenue of $46.33 billion and net profit of $13.06 billion. Is there any end in sight for this runaway money-making freight train?
It’s been something of a long week, especially for those trotting around in the Las Vegas desert for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, which wraps up today. As we sit back and reflect on the week’s events, let’s take in a few more tidbits of news from the last 24 hours, including the troubled launch of the iPhone 4S in mainland China, kudos for Tiffen at CES, Apple’s supplier responsibility report and more for this fine Friday, January 13, 2012. Watch out for those ladders and black cats, folks!
Apple hasn’t introduced anything radically new since the original iPad almost two years ago, and even that was viewed by many at the time as simply a “bigger iPod touch.” While Cupertino continues to incrementally advance the Mac and its iOS platforms, the recent release of the iPhone 4S disappointed many who were looking for something totally new and exciting. Which got us thinking: What will Apple think of next?
There may not have been a new iPhone this past summer, but Apple continued to ride high in its fiscal fourth quarter anyway, reporting record sales of the Mac and iPad product lines as well as the company’s highest September quarter revenue and earnings ever -- but go figure, the analysts are looking at the glass as half empty anyway.