iPhone 5 Completely Redesigned, New Chipsets and Apple TV 1080p Support

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According to Engadget's well placed sources, Apple's new devices will start using Qualcomm chipsets and this will start with the Verizon iPhone. The AT&T iPhone 4 currently uses an Infineon chipset. The sources also claim that the iPad 2, which has been rumored to launch early this year, is not close to being launched. This comes as good news for those who picked up the iPad as a holiday gift. Estimates have the iPad 2 on track for an April launch, which is the one year anniversary of the launch of the current generation iPad. The new iPad 2 will feature a new super high resolution display. While not the retina display on the iPhone 4, it will be include improvements over the current generation. They also expect a thinner, sleeker body … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs Criticizes 7-Inch Tablets, No iPad Mini?

In today's quarterly earnings call, Steve Jobs took time to comment on the avalanche of oncoming Android tablets, which he called "only a trickle." He commented that the 7-inch screens that most of them use have only 45% of the screen area of the 10-inch ones, which is too small for most users, and not big enough to make great apps. He thinks that increasing the resolution to make up the difference wouldn't be enough, "unless you include sandpaper so users can sand down their fingers." Since most tablet users also have a smartphone, he doesn't think that giving up space on the tablet to increase portability is worth it. This appears to be a pretty obvious refutation of the rumored 7-inch iPad, as Steve Jobs seems pretty clear that he … [Read more...]

Jim Dalrymple: 7-Inch iPad Already Here

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Jim Dalrymple has made a very interesting news post over at The Loop, he's claiming that a smaller iPad isn't in the works, Apple developed in in tandem with the current 9-inch model, but only the larger model was released. This comes on the back of analysts predicting 45 million in sales for the device, and that a smaller Retina Display version will be launched in 2011. Here's what Dalrymple has to say on the matter: The fact is, Apple already has a 7-inch iPad. They have had one of the smaller devices since they started making the 9.7-inch iPad that we have now. To be clearer, the two devices were developed at the same time. They have pretty much the same specs, except, of course, the 9.7-inch model has a higher density screen than … [Read more...]

New iPods, iPad, iPhone and Bumpers Rumored

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iLounge's resident tipster has hooked them up with a bunch of new rumors, which vary from reasonably believable, to not so much. iPods: Three new models, somewhere between this month and September. The rumor says there will be a new nano, a new touch, and something they're not sure about — possibly the weird touchscreen shuffle we've heard some rumors of in months past. iPad: A seven-inch iPad mini, for announcement in late 2010/early 2011. 9 to 5 Mac has a source that's telling them it will be seven inches, but will use a Retina Display, and have 1590x1900 resolution, and a front-facing camera. iPhone: Apparently, Apple has pushed forward the release for the iPhone 5 to next January, due to the antennae brouhaha. It might be a … [Read more...]

Apple Looking To Hire Camera Engineer For iPad

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Adding more fuel to the fire that the second gen iPad will have a camera, an Apple job opening is looking for someone who knows a bit about cameras to work on the iPad. The job listing says: The Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the media and graphics foundation across all of Apple's innovative products, including iPhone, iPad, apple TV, iPod, iTunes, and Mac OS. Combining cutting-edge software techniques with next-generation hardware, IMG takes the media experience to the next level. The Media Systems team is looking for a software quality engineer with a strong technical background to test still, video and audio capture and playback frameworks. Build on your QA experience and knowledge of digital camera technology (still and … [Read more...]