The next full-sized iPad will adopt the same GF2 DITO display technology that Apple introduced in the iPad mini, sources claim. The new thin-film process will allow Apple to make significant reductions to the thickness and weight of the forthcoming fifth-generation iPad.
New information found in an iOS 6 beta and in retailer inventory logs indicates that Apple may soon release a new 128 GB capacity model of the fourth-generation iPad. With no word on pricing or release date, the move may be seen as a temporary measure to keep interest in the iPad high until the comapny can launch fifth-generation devices later this year.
The latest iPhone rumor to rear its head claims Apple is prepping to release a new model dubbed "iPhone Math" sometime in 2013. The Math model will allegedly have a bigger screen, falling in the awkward size range between the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, along with an awkward and very un-Apple like name.
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iPhone Math? Even if Apple goes with an awkward and unlikely 4.8-inch screen size, we can only hope there was something lost in translation and that the name is totally wrong.
With Apple set to hold its crucial quarterly results call next week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that iPhone and iPad sales will outperform expectations, but that poor sales in other areas will lead to a conservative quarter for the Cupertino company.
The majority of new Apple products in 2013 will launch in the third quarter of the year, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, rumors of a spring update for the iPhone and iPad are incorrect and Apple will refresh almost its entire product line later in the year.
Sources claim that Apple is gearing up to open a research and development facility in Beijing, China as well as establish a new data center in the country to serve the Asian market.
Rumors of a new low cost iPhone model have been gaining traction recently, and now a new report is adding even more fuel to that fire by claiming the cheap iPhone will sport a plastic body, much like the iPhone 3GS. This latest rumor has taken off despite Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller's assertion that the cheap smartphone will "never be the future of Apple."
Apple will launch an updated fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini this March, establishing a new six-month product cycle for the tablet line, according a report Friday from Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. Apple's decision was based on a need to keep up with rapid changes in the tablet market.
Amazon may soon offer an "auto rip" service that will automatically add music from physical disc purchases to a user's Amazon Cloud Drive. The service will give users the advantages of iTunes Match plus the better quality and backup that a physical disc provides, and may put pressure on Apple to increase the value of content on its iTunes Store.
Following Tuesday's report of production issues that were causing delays for Apple's new iMac, new information late Wednesday suggests that the holdup is caused by screen lamination problems experienced by Apple supplier LG Display. Sources claim that the problems will be solved by February, enabling much higher yields that will ease supply constraints.
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