Apple Unhappy with iPhone 4’s Ambient Light Sensor – Seeking New Supplier

A new DigiTimes report claims Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently looking for a new supplier to provide ambient light sensors for the iPhone. Industry sources claim that Apple is currently in talks with Capella Microsystems – the manufacturer who supplies over one million ambient light sensors to HTC every month – to become the new component supplier. Capella has reportedly delivered … Read More

Job Listing Reveals Apple is Revamping Maps App for iOS

A new job listing on Apple’s website reveals the Cupertino company is currently revamping its Maps application for iOS. The listing is for an iOS Maps Application Developer who will “develop sophisticated user interfaces” and “add new and innovative features.” The Maps application that comes built-in to iOS has been begging for an update for some time. While it has … Read More

Apple Testing New LED Backlight for iPad 2

A DigiTimes report published today reveals that Apple is testing new LED backlight products designed to be used in devices like the iPad. LED chip packaging company Everlight Electronics has supplied the Cupertino company with samples of its products for validation, according to the Chinese-language Commecial Times. Everlight has been supplying Taiwan-based companies with its tablet backlighting LEDs – which boast … Read More

Apple to Sell 45 Million iPads During 2011?

In a new report from Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White cites sources with Asian component suppliers, who believe Apple could sell a staggering 45 million units of the iPad during 2011. Apple sold 15 million iPads in 2010, but the device was only on sale for around nine months – 2011 will be the first full year of availability for the … Read More

First Reviews Don’t Look Good for the BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook is RIM’s answer to Apple’s iPad – a 7.6-inch tablet that boasts a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and two high-resolution cameras. It’s received bucket loads of hype since it was announced, with the tech world dying to get their hands on the device and establish whether it gives the iPad 2 anything to worry about. Well, … Read More

Apple India iPad 2 Page Goes From ‘Buy Now’ To ‘Notify Me’

Apple iPad 2 Buy Now

If you’re in India and haven’t bought Apple’s iPad 2 from the grey market and still waiting for the official launch then you might have to wait longer than you thought. Apple hasn’t announced any official launch date for its second gen tablet in the Indian markets and the first gen tablet which was released in early January this year, … Read More

Nintendo 3DS Will Be a Success, But it Won’t Beat Apple Devices

A new report from DigiTimes published on Monday reveals that while Nintendo’s 3DS will be a huge success for the company, it won’t be as big as the previous generation DS handheld thanks to growing competition from devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones. Research from IHS iSuppli Screen Digest forecasts 11.6 million 3DS consoles will be … Read More

iPhone 5 to Begin Production in September?

A new analyst report from Avian Securities today cites a component supplier in the iPhone 5 supply chain who claims production of the fifth generation iPhone will begin this September. In a note to investors, Avian revealed Apple’s plans to start production towards the end of this year, and noted that the information was “consistent” with other recent evidence that … Read More

Apple Unhappy With Best Buy Over iPad 2 Sales Technique?

A new report from CrunchGear published today has revealed that Apple may be unhappy with Best Buy for holding back stock of the iPad 2 after reaching their daily sales quota. Despite the overwhelming demand for the second generation device, and the difficult consumers are having with trying to acquire one, the retailer refused to sell more than they needed … Read More

5th Generation iPod touch Caught On Camera?

Leaked photos of a prototype 5th generation iPod touch, complete with DVT-1 designation were recently reported by MacRumors. According to the anonymous tipster iPod touch 5G sports 128GB of internal storage and a single volume rocker. If these photos are legitimate the fifth gen iPod touch (and presumably iPhone 5) could do away with the current hardware home button in favour of a capacitive … Read More

Future Apple Devices to Boast Interactive Bezel?

A new patent published by Patently Apple today reveals Apple’s plans to create a smart, interactive bezel for iOS devices, which would make those wasted areas around touch screens incredibly useful. The patent illustrates a bezel that lights up to display words or icons when required. It will be touch capacitive allowing users to interact with its messages, and opens … Read More

BlackBerry PlayBook Release Delay Caused By Apple’s iPad 2?

According to reports, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook may have been delayed by up to a month due to parts being used for Apple’s iPad 2. Taiwanese site DigiTimes claims Apple bought up so many touch panels that its Canadian competitor just couldn’t get its tablet built in time. Having originally been slated for a release in the first quarter … Read More

Toys R Us Preparing to sell Apple’s iPad 2?

Toys R Us iPad 2

Apple’s iPad 2 has proved to be a huge success for the Cupertino, Calif. based company and has a promising future as analysts are predicting 30 Million units to be sold by the end of 2011. The demand for the second gen tablet continues to rise as Apple is trying its best to ship as many tablets as they can. In a … Read More