It has begun! The quest for iPhone 4 specs! Wee hours after WSJ’s not-so-bad leak. Let’s start with the rumored, possibly phoney, fake, and unreal, or maybe the real, confirmed, and true specs. Straight up from scary-accurate John Gruber at Daring Fireball: a 960×640 display, front facing camera, and multitasking. Finally! Remember that the screen resolution would be way better than the Nexus One’s 800×480. And now we’ll go back to proper grammar, where it doesn’t seem that we’re out of breath. Okay? Got it.
Source: Daring Fireball
Apple has just updated the Developer Center with the new GM build of 7B367 (the shipping OS for retail units) as well as the new SDK to go with it. Can’t you tell Saturday is really getting closer? Have fun, until then Apple devs. The entire download is 456.8MB.
Straight from the Wall Street Journal is some pretty major news regarding the new iPhone, usually due every summer. In the report, the WSJ revealed that Apple is “developing a new iPhone to debut this summer,” and is also “working on another model for US mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless.” For the moment, the sources and proof are nowhere to be found, only adding to the anger if this turns out to be a sour leak, but that’s a risk we gadget blogs take everyday (and the reader, too).
But to further attempt to confirm their findings, the WSJ states that the “next iPhone is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry,” which is essentially FoxConn, while the Verizon CDMA version would be produced by Pegatron Technology this September, long ahead of the purported Tuesday June 22nd press conference/announcement.
Let’s put some more flames on the inferno? The new iPhone is believed to have the name “iPhone HD”, possibly meaning that the screen will have a higher-res to combat with the likes of the Nexus One, EVO 4G, and HTC HD2 (all of the latter produced by HTC). So who’s willing to hope for the AT&T grip on the iPhone to end and some new “iPhone HD” leaks to roll along? You bet we are, and we’re willing and ready to break some of them. Got that, tipsters?
Source: WSJ, Engadget
Is this overkill? Nah. While there has been extremely little iPad video action going on (there’s Steve Job’s keynote, a couple of minutes of bloggers hands-on videos, and a commercial), Apple has brought to mind that with April 3rd creeping closer every hour, it’s about time we see an iPad that is alive. Presenting, iPad Guided Tours. All sorts of tours for everything: Mail, Safari, iBooks, YouTube, iTunes, you name it, it’s there. Unfortunately, none of them can be posted here, because Apple’s videos are un-embeddable, so you’ll have to hand over Apple some pageviews to look at them. Why not? Click on the source link buckaroo.
Source: Apple iPad Guided Tours
That’s right! You want an iPad? Then come and fetch it! At least that’s what Best Buy and Apple are saying.
Officially confirmed by Apple, the iPad will be on sale at “most” (probably all) Best Buy locations on April 3rd, also the official launch date for iPads coming directly through Apple. You should wake up at 8:00 AM to try and seal your place in line early, or you can stay at the back of the line in eternal misery. Just saying, early bird gets the iPad.
Oh and here’s a price recap: Wi-Fi versions at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. Upcoming Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April at $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.
In a recent gaffe supposedly by a someone managing the Zune website, a dead link to a 64GB capacity Zune HD appeared. While there’s no direct info as to when it might show up, or if this is just a trick remains to be seen, otherwise having a Zune HD with 64GB of storage space to stuff junk into is quite an interesting fantasy, no?
Look, look! Look at the headline in this post! Yeah, that! Due to some hard work by some Russian developers from who-knows-where, Windows Phone 7 Series is officially running on the HTC HD2. To further excite your cravings for some WP7 action, htcpedia is claiming that Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and nearly everything else is working, except the graphics driver, which is causing some lag. But if this can emerge into a beta, then there will be some serious hacking going around. In fact, the projected release for “Windows Phone 7 on your HD2″ could be well before the official launch on devices that meet official qualifications. Video after the jump, full content at the source link.
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You might have noticed that late last night your Blackberry was strangely quiet, and was not picking up messages or email; it might have been that it was sleeping. Actually, it was downloading the BIS 3.0 update. The Blackberry Internet Service 3.0 brings some improvements, none of which are groundbreaking. Strangely the major Gmail improvements haven’t shown up yet, but you could probably expect them tonight. Full changelog after the “read more” link.
Source: Blackberry North America
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There’s no doubt about it: Android, our favorite little brown robot, means serious business. In Las Vegas, the perfect place to lose all your money (or make some of it playing blackjack), CTIA 2010 steamrolled all other smartphone competitors with the Sprint EVO 4G, Samsung Galaxy S, Dell Aero, and the PTT-based Motorola i1. And of course, there’s Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt not stabbing each other at a cafe, some new reviews, and more….
If you’re extremely unpatient till April 3rd, then this should quell your desires for a little longer. iPad App Store screenshots have been leaked, and basically everything is just — bigger. Bigger icons, bigger pages, and bigger looking apps. As for the apps, it looks like the way you’ll be able to tell iPhone from iPad app is simple. All iPad-ready apps will be marked “HD”; and programs like OmniGraffle, which is priced at $49.99, are probably priced like that because they’re closer to the desktop counterparts — a great sign that iPad apps are really upgraded in terms of functionality. One more shot of the new iPad App Store is continued on the second part of this post.
Source: App Annie
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