Over the weekend, a pair of reports from Apple-watching industry blogs delivered tantalizing news to the iPhone-obessed, both involving details of new mobile devices. One report claims a T-Mobile iPhone is in the works, and it will also include the powerful new A5 processor, a fast, dual-core chip designed to outperform its predecessor, the A4, especially when it comes to mobile gaming.
Another report out now claims that the seemingly mythical white iPhone is due to launch this week.
Apple's next-generation iPhone 5 may not begin production until September 2011, or so say the analysts at Avian Securities. The firm recently released a research note saying that its supply chain checks seem to indicate that Apple is planning to launch this new iPhone later than usual - possibly late 2011, or even early 2012.
The analysts said they uncovered evidence of a "lower-cost, lower-spec" iPhone as well.
As the iPad 2 wraps up its launch weekend, it sounds like analysts are revising their predictions about this being a successful launch to this being a very successful launch. No sales figures are in, although Apple was anticipated to sell half a million iPad 2s this weekend.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on February 26, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Oh no, please tell us this isn't the start of another "antennagate," but it appears that Consumer Reports is again making headlines for throwing the iPhone 4 under the proverbial bus. "The Verizon iPhone 4 has a problem that could cause the phone to drop calls," notes the American product reviews publication. That's not a huge surprise, considering that the Verizon iPhone is pretty much the same device as AT&T's version, the only external difference being slightly displaced volume buttons and mute switch.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on February 14, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
There have been a number of published rumors in the last week, including those in Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that Apple plans to launch a smaller, more affordable iPhone - an iPhone Nano, if you will. According to yesterday's story in the Wall Street Journal, the new iPhone - codename N97 - will be available some time this year for about half the cost of the current iPhone 4.Continue
We’re getting used to having remote workers tied into a centralized office phone system, thanks to some of the many VoIP options available. But while these systems can sometimes be reconfigured on the fly, most of the control panels require a full Internet browser to navigate.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 27, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
The life of a technomad cyclist (that's me) can be hard on an iPhone and a couple weeks back, my phone had had enough. With the case coming apart at the seams and the on/off button no longer functioning, I trod to the Apple store in search of a quick fix. Luckily, I'd only had the device for one month shy of a year, so the nice folks at Apple promptly handed me a new one.
Recommended by elsterama on January 25, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
The next generation iPhone and iPad will contain Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology enabling the devices to become your wallet, according to a report today in Bloomberg.
NFC is a short-range, high-frequency wireless technology which lets devices - primarily mobile phones - communicate with other NFC devices. This can be utilized in a number of applications including mobile ticketing, mobile money, and smart billboards.Continue