Friday, January 13, 2012

Reports and Rumors of the iPhone 5

With the coming of the New Year, it seems that reports and rumors about the iPhone 5 has gradually increased. 

One of the more interesting reports on the upcoming version of the smartphone from Apple is the possible release date of the device. According to earlier reports, it may be possible for the iPhone 5 to enter the market this coming fall.. This was revealed earlier by an analyst from Travis McCourt, Morgan Keegan, in a research note that was released recently.

This pronouncement by Keegan was based on the release of the iPhone 4S late last year. Whether this prediction will come true or not remains uncertain. It will only become certain once Apple will officially announce its arrival into the market. Until then, we’ll have to wait and see.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Reports Hint at February Release of iPad 3

The release date of the Apple iPad 3 remains uncertain at this date although there are already rumblings on a possible launch date of the next generation tablet offering of Apple on the birthday of the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs, the main architect behind the success of Apple, passed away on October 5 last year. On February 24, he would have been 57 years old. Some observers consider the possible release of the iPad 3 on this date as a tribute to the man served as an inspiration to gadget enthusiasts around the world.

This reported launch date for the successor of the Apple iPad 2 was based on reports that the supply partners of Apple in Asia are already working on the preparation of the components of the iPad 3. A Citi analyst had also hinted in earlier reports that the iPad 3 will be released into the market sometime in February, which is consistent with the supposed February 24 launch date of the device.

However it should also be noted that the launch dates of the previous version of the device were released around the month of April.

Other reports have also revealed that the iPad 3 may be released sometime in January during a Macworld/iWorld event. However, this was quickly shot down as Apple had announced years ago that it will not participate in the Macworld Expo anymore. Other observers have also noted that the source of the report on the possible January launch of the iPad 3 was a website that has a less-than-admirable record in the accuracy of its reports on Apple products.

Whether or not the iPad 3 will be released on the birthday of the late Steve Jobs remains to be seen although it will definitely be a fitting tribute to the main who made a number of contributions in the tech world.

Potential Features of the Apple iPad 3

It seems that the Apple iPad 3 has been hitting the headlines more often lately. These reports have initially focused on the possible features of this upcoming tablet offering of Apple.

Some reports have speculated on the Retina Display for the iPad 3. Currently the Retina Display is being utilized on the iPhone offerings of the company. With the  Retina Display, the image quality of the iPad 3 will be enhanced although this would also require a dual-bar LED lighting to increase the  brightness of  the LCD panels.

Initially reports have indicated that this will affect the thickness of the device and would compel the company to make the iPad 3 thicker. Should this happen, it will go against the policy of the company in offering slimmer and smaller devices to its users.

However this was reportedly dealt with as reports have indicated that the iPad 3 will be using the indium gallium zinc oxide or the IGZO LCD screen which will effectively enhance the image of the device without requiring the dual-bar LED lighting.

Another possible feature that the iPad 3 will reportedly come with is the A6 quad-core processor which will give the tablet optimum performance. However it remains to be seen if the upcoming iPad will feature this particular processor once it is released into the market.

However among the more notable reports that emerged recently is the possibility that the iPad 3 will not be alone when it will enter the market. Reports have indicated that a smaller and cheaper version of the device in order for Apple to counter the recent gains that the Amazon Kindle Fire was able to achieve in the  tablet market.

These are just some of the reports that emerged in the last few weeks in connection to the upcoming release of iPad 3 of Apple.