Thicker iPad 3 Coming In March, Redesigned iPhone 5 Next Summer

The group at iLounge cite a reliable source who has provided details on Apple's product plans for 2012 as it relates to the iPad 3, iPhone 5 and also the upcoming MacBook Pro.The iPad 3 will be 0.7mm thicker than the current iPad 2, this to make room for the twin light bar system needed to provide for a retina display. This new model could be announced as early as January for a March release, which has been the traditional iPad release cycle. This jives with an earlier report from DigiTimes which had Apple leaning towards the dual-bar BLU for the next generation iPad.As for the next iPhone, likely the called the iPhone 5, it will not use the teardrop-shaped design that had been rumored. It will see a new larger 4-inch display and … [Read more...]

the show: 34 – “French Toast”

Join your hosts Marianne Schultz and myself for The Show: 34 - "French Toast". You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast our iPad and iPhone podcast live each week. If you missed the live show, we hope you'll join us next week for live chat and more. Our next show will early next week. Follow @everythingicafe on Twitter for updates on timing. Once the summer ends, we'll do our best to get back on a regular schedule. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in our forums. … [Read more...]

Rumor mill roundup: iPhone 4S and iPad 3 In October, A6 In Testing

Ladies and gentlemen, the musings of the rumor mill. Allow yourself huge, mountainous piles of salt before accepting.Example in the first: Macotakara, which has a decent track record, is claiming that October will see the iPhone 4S and iPad 3 released. According to their sources, the new iPhone is based on the iPhone 4, and it and a new iPad will be manufactured in early September for an early October release — they also claim no information on the iPhone 5.Example in the second: Taiwan Economic Times claims that the A6 chip is already being tested, with plans to enter production in Q1 2012, and release it in Q2.The A6 thing? I can totally believe that, the timing makes sense for a new chip for whatever next year's iPad … [Read more...]

DigiTimes: iPad 3 and iPhone 5 In September

This rumor comes via the way of DigiTimes, so it requires great big pieces of salt, as they're often wrong. Really often wrong. Anyway, according to their supply chain sources, material preparation has begun for the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, both set to launch in October: Taiwan-based companies included in the supply chain for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have begun to prepare materials for the production of the two devices, which are likely to make their debuts in September and to hit the market in October, according to industry sources. We've seen rumors about another iPad this year before, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm pretty sure that it wouldn't be a full-out replacement for the iPad 2, because the 2 is barely into its product cycle. … [Read more...]

the show: 27 – “Whilly-Nilly”

Join your hosts Marianne Schultz and myself for The Show: 27 - "Whilly-Nilly". You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast our iPad and iPhone podcast live each week. If you missed the live show, we hope you'll join us next week for live chat and more. Our next show will be June 2nd at 7pm EST. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in our forums.RSS Feed | Download Direct | iTunes | Zune … [Read more...]

the show: 19 – “Determinator” iPad and iPhone Podcast

Join your hosts Marianne Schultz (http://www.macgirl.net)  and myself for The Show: 19 - "Determinator" iPad and iPhone podcast. You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast live each week. If you missed the live show, we hope you'll join us next week for live chat and more. Our next show will be April 26th at 7pm EST. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in forums.RSS Feed | Download Direct | iTunes | Zune Show Notes: Hosts: Christopher Meinck @meinck Marianne Schultz @emschultzGuide to Topics: 0:00: … [Read more...]

the show: 18 – “Chemistry”

Join your hosts Marianne Schultz (http://www.macgirl.net)  and myself for The Show: 18 - "Chemistry", our weekly iPad and iPhone podcast. You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast live each week. If you missed the live show, we hope you'll join us next week for live chat and more. Our next show will be April 19th at 7pm EST. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in forums.RSS Feed | Download Direct | iTunes | Zune Show Notes: Hosts: Christopher Meinck @meinck Marianne Schultz @emschultzGuide to Topics: 0:00: … [Read more...]

iPad 3 To Come This Year?

Oh boy, the iPad 3 to land in 2011? Say what? Alright everyone, put on your rumor helmets, because this gets into kinda hairy territory. Everyone knows John Gruber, right? In a post talking about the HP TouchPad earlier today, he said: The software looks great, it really does, but:Planned availability this summer.Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they’re not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip until late summer, they might bump up against the release of the iPad 3. iPad 3? This year? From the man most connected to Apple on the planet? Say what? Gruber elaborated in a substantial blog post, saying that this wasn't based on any information he directly had, but that he's actually … [Read more...]

HD iPad Screen Rumors Correct, But For iPad 3?

The rumors of a 2x resolution for the rumored HD iPad keep popping up, but the economics of such a high resolution device don't make sense. A 9-inch screen running at 2048x1536 would completely blow the price of the iPad out of the water. This is what prompted IDC analyst, Tom Mainelli to say that the evidence is strong enough that he thinks such a screen is coming, but not until the iPad 3: I think the Digitimes story probably got the resolution right, but the iPad version wrong. Our sources say Apple has requested that manufacturers begin work on displays with that resolution for the iPad 3. I don't believe anybody is ready to produce that resolution in volumes at this point. And Apple is going to require huge volumes for the iPad … [Read more...]