Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 Can Use iPhone’s GPS When Tethered

One of the downsides – although there aren’t many of them – to Apple’s new iPad 2 is that if you purchase one of the Wi-Fi only models, it doesn’t come equipped with a GPS chip to pinpoint your location. So, if you purchased a pricey navigation application to use as a big, beautiful sat-nav on your iPad, you’re not … Read More

iPhone 5 Won’t Feature NFC or “E-Wallet” Payments, Apple Tells Carriers

Despite recent rumors, a report in The Independent today, which cites sources with mobile carriers in the U.K., says that Apple has abandoned plans to debut near-field communications (NFC) technology in its forthcoming iPhone 5. In a meeting with British operators, Apple explained that it was concerned with a lack of clear standard for NFC services across the mobile industry. … Read More

Apple Could Sell 600,000 iPad 2s Over Launch Weekend

Several industry analysts have predicted that the second-generation iPad will be a huge success over its launch weekend, with Apple shifting a whopping 600,000 units. Bloomberg reports that Gleacher & Co analyst Brian Marshall expects the iPad 2 to “outpace” the original model, which racked up 300,000 sales in its first weekend, and was one of the most successful product … Read More

GarageBand and iMovie Now Available for iPad 2

GarageBand iPad Screenshot 2

Although it hasn’t quite been released yet, iMovie and Garageband – two of the most exciting applications so far for Apple’s second-generation iPad – are now available for download through the App Store at $4.99 each. Both applications are available on the Mac as part of the iLife software suite, but their iOS counterparts look a little more fun! iMovie … Read More

iOS 4.3 : Personal Hotspot, Faster Safari, iTunes Home Sharing and More

iOS 4.3 Software Update Photo

After teasing us with its new features at the iPad 2 event early this month, Apple has finally made iOS 4.3 available for public release, introducing some new features to the operating system that are well worth the update. Along with enabling the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers – and those signed up to other carriers worldwide – iOS … Read More

Foxconn Leaks iPhone 4 with 64GB Storage, Sign of Things to Come in iPhone 5?

A recently discovered iPhone 4 prototype, purportedly leaked from Foxconn and available on the Chinese “grey market,” is packed with 64 gigabytes of storage capacity, and could be a sign of things to come in the fifth-generation iPhone. The prototype is marked with “XXGB” on its rear casing, as well as “XXXXX” as its model number, which both point to … Read More

iOS 5 and Revamped MobileMe to be Announced at Early April Apple Event?

A source for the German Mac blog Macerkopf.de claims that Apple is to hold a media event in the first or second week of April to introduce the iOS 5 software for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, as well as reveal the changes and improvements made to the MobileMe service. This date fits in nicely with similar Apple events … Read More

Photo Booth, Garageband, iMovie Coming to iPad

Steve Jobs announced at the iPad 2 keynote earlier today that the Photo Booth application would finally make its debut in iOS in the 4.3 release of the software, while Garageband and iMovie are also coming to the iPad. Photo Booth With the introduction of a front-facing camera in Apple’s second-generation iPad, the company is finally bringing Photo Booth to … Read More

iOS 4.3 to Bring Personal Hotspot, iTunes Home Sharing, Customizable iPad Switch

At Apple’s iPad 2 keynote today Steve Jobs announced some of the features that will be introduced to our iOS devices when Apple launches its iOS 4.3 software, which will ship with the second-generation tablet on March 11th, and will presumably be available for other devices around the same date. Firstly, Apple has made some improvements to Safari, which it … Read More

iPad 2 Accessories: 1080p HDMI Dock Connector & Magnetic Covers in 10 Colors!

Just after announcing Apple’s iPad 2 at a media keynote today, Steve Jobs went on to talk about some of the accessories that will be available for Apple’s second-generation iPad, including a dock connector that enables HDMI output, and new magnetic covers available in 10 colors. The HDMI accessory plugs into the iPad 2’s dock connector and provides a mirrored … Read More

iPad 2: A5 Chip, Faster Graphics, Thinner, Lighter, White and More!

Steve Jobs just announced Apple’s second-generation iPad at a media keynote in San Francisco, and here’s everything you need to know about the iPad 2 before its release on March 11th: The processor has been upgraded from Apple’s A4 chip to its new dual-core A5, which runs at 1.2GHz as opposed to the 1GHz of the current iPad, but still … Read More

Steve Jobs Talks About iPad’s Success & Domination at Today’s Keynote

If you’ve been following our coverage of Apple’s keynote this morning, you’ll already know that rumors Steve Jobs would present the event are true. And the first thing on Steve’s agenda, as is common at these events, is to talk about Apple’s success, noting that its iPad has over 90% of the market share and has generated $9.5 billion in … Read More

iPhone 5 to Have Same 30-Pin Dock Connector, Slide-Out Keyboard?

Taiwanese Mac blog Apple.pro published a photo earlier today of what is claimed to be a dock connector for the upcoming iPhone 5, along with details that suggest the fifth-generation device could also be available with a slide-out keyboard. Contrary to earlier belief that Apple could soon be moving away from its current dock connector, this new part features the … Read More

iPhone 5 to Have Larger Screen, Thinner Bezel According to New Parts

A Chinese reseller that specializes in parts for Apple devices has listed on its website what is claimed to be a glass digitiser panel for the upcoming iPhone 5’s touch screen, and suggests the device will feature a larger screen and a thinner bezel.  There aren’t currently any measurements for the cutout in this part, however, it could tie in … Read More