iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Third party case of rumoured “iPad Pro” again hints at larger iPad Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:49:17 +0000 Read More]]> Apple is rumoured to be working on a new iPad, popularly being referred to as the “iPad Pro”. This new iPad is expected to be larger that the existing iPad Air 2, featuring a 12.2 inches screen. It is believed that the iPad Pro will not replace the iPad Air however, it will be an addition to the current line-up for tablets offered by Apple.

A larger iPad with a screen size of about 12.2 inches could potentially compete with the MacBook Air. While Apple has never shown any interest in developing a touch compatible version of OS X, it remains unclear if the iPad Pro will run iOS or a modified version of OS X. Apple has been known to be working on screen splitting on iOS and it’s possible that iPad Pro may introduce this feature if it runs iOS.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could also be working on a stylus for the iPad Pro which would probably be an optional accessory as opposed to being a required accessory to use the device.

The photo of the purported third-party case of the iPad Pro certainly appears to be significantly larger than the cases of iPad Air 2 and also shows four cut-outs for the rumoured stereo speakers.

Apple’s current line-up of tablets offer both 7.9 inch and 9.7 inch screen options. Making the iPad Pro just larger probably won’t be the only differentiating factor that Apple is looking at. For the “Pro” moniker the company could be looking at offering significant differences to the features of the existing line-up. At this time not much is known about the rumoured device. The new device could feature a more powerful A9 processor and more RAM.

Release date of iPad Pro is being speculated to be sometime this year. Apple is on schedule to release Apple Watch in April. So we can expect an Apple media event in September / October.

What do you think about the possibility of the iPad Pro. Will you buy one based on the features being rumoured? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

]]> 1 Apple Posts “Colors” TV Ad for 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:26:51 +0000 Read More]]> 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

During Apple’s media event in San Jose this past Tuesday, the company announced a new 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Alongside the arrival of the Retina Display, Apple has also eliminated the optical drive and slimmed down the device, also including flash storage instead of a traditional hard drive.

On Wednesday, Apple posted the first television ad for the device, called “Colors” on the company website as well as the company’s YouTube account. The ad was originally shown off during the Apple media event, and showed off some of the apps that can be run on the device, including Mail, Final Cut Pro, Aperture, and iTunes. The ad begins with a hand moving quickly through the apps, and working on different projects. The narrator then reads:

Introducing the new 13″ MacBook Pro.

With the stunning Retina display.

For the pro in all of us.

]]> 0 Apple to hold “Media-Related” Event Later this Month? Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:14:09 +0000 Read More]]> According to a new report published by AllThingsD, Apple may be planning to hold a “media-related” event towards the end of January. Apple hasn’t sent out any official invitation to the media however, rumors suggest that this event is not about iPad 3 launch.

According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important — but not large-scale — event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement.

Per the usual caveat, the tech giant is well known for moving around their public show-and-tells, so this could certainly change at any moment.

Apart from organizing major media events Apple has participated in other events in the past such as Verizon iPhone launch and the unveiling of The Daily app for the iPad. Based on the fact that the event is New York based it is being speculated that it might be about Apple’s advertising business, iAd. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, is rumored to play an important role during the event.

The January event is expected to be a “media” only event which suggests that no new hardware will be announced. Apple has been struggling to see substantial success in mobile advertising  and with the recent news about the company hiring Adobe’s executive this event could possibly be about iAd.

]]> 0 New iPod Touch 4G and iPod Nano Cases? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:32:16 +0000 Read More]]> iPod touch 4G case

Everyone is excited about Apple’s upcoming media event on the 1st of September. From the invite it certainly looks as if the focus is on music. Steve Jobs is widely expected to finally reveal the new iPod touch 4G and the new iPod line up during the live live keynote presentation.

You may remember that a while ago we theorized that a shot of a leaked Apple component may give us some idea of Apple’s plans for an updated iPod Shuffle.

iLounge have got hold of some images of what looks a little like an iPhone Bumper style case with a clear back. Perhaps for the new iPod Touch 4G. The back of the case clearly has holes for a camera, and is curved slightly suggesting that new iPods will keep a similar design to earlier models, rather than follow the new iPhone 4 hard lines.

Alongside those they have a small square case which almost perfectly matches the form factor of the 1.8 inch x 1.8 inch screen that some theorise is the screen for an updated iPod Nano.

Could we see this at the September 1st event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

]]> 1 iPod touch 4 and Apple TV Set To Be Launched September 1? Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:14:23 +0000 Read More]]> If all the noise in the blogosphere is to be believed then a new Apple TV is arriving alongside Retina Display and FaceTime capable iPod touch 4 at Apple’s upcoming September 1st Media Event…

By now it seems to be a given that Apple will be introducing a new iPod Touch (4th Gen) that will match many of the features found in their flagship smartphone, the iPhone 4. A front facing camera offering FaceTime video calling all on a new higher resolution screen is all but guaranteed. And perhaps we might even see a rear facing camera, if slightly cut down from the 5MP one found in the iPhone 4.

But Apple’s plans for Apple TV (or iTV) are less clear. Even Steve Jobs is said to have his doubts about the success of the new Apple TV. And it seems that Apple’s foray into TV is set to remain a hobby for a little while longer.

It is rumored that Apple are in last minute talks to bring the likes of FOX, ABC and other US networks on board to allow Apple TV users to download their favourite TV programs for 99 cents each. But this alone is not going to make any new Apple TV a success – even in the US, which is likely the only place that Apple has any traditional TV companies firmly onboard to provide content at the moment.

The possibility that the new Apple TV will not have a Hard Drive has been discussed often. And that it is likely to be ARM based and running iOS also seems to make sense. But without a significant network to support streaming downloads, and the backing of a vast array of media companies it is unlikely to penetrate very far into consumers sitting rooms… yet.

So it seems likely that *if* a new Apple TV is rolled out next month it will likely be as a tasty extra aimed initially at hard core Apple TV enthusiasts. Apple’s plan is then clear, to us anyway. They will slowly grow the Apple TV’s media portfolio both domestically and abroad, much as they did with the iPod and iTunes in the 12 – 18 months after its launch.

Ultimately Apple do aim to be in the living room as a set-top box supplier, backed by an expansive array of diverse media. But they are likely to have to take some time to get other companies on board, and build their own support infrastructure to make this all happen…

2011 should be an interesting year for TV.

Do you think we’ll see a new Apple TV next month? If so, how advanced do you think Apple’s plans are? Have your say in the comments…

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