CDMA iPhone rumored for India

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Oct 132010
 

More fuel for the CDMA iPhone fire today. The Wall Street Journal says that Apple is in talks with both Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices to bring a CDMA version of its iPhone — the one it again says will be on sale at Verizon early next year — to India. The discussions have apparently been ongoing for four or five months according to one WSJ source.

This comes out as news of iPhone exclusivity arrangements are ending in both Germany and The Netherlands. In Germany, Deutsche Telekom loses its exclusive now that both O2 and Vodafone will be offering Apple’s finest before the holidays. In Holland, T-Mobile just lost its exclusive arrangement as both KPN and Vodafone have announced plans to carry the iPhone — no specific dates were mentioned though, like Germany, in time for the holidays is a pretty good guess.

[via engadget]

Is Apple Working On 5th-Gen iPhone With Smaller or Larger Screens?

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Oct 072010
 

Ever since the arrival of the first generation iPhone, there were rumours about Apple planning a smaller, nano version of the iPhone. These rumours eventually died a silent death after Apple showed no interest in tweaking the iPhone or to make it available in smaller versions. Apple had also clarified back in 2009 that they are least interested in making a nano version of the iPhone. We remember the then acting CEO of Apple, Tim Cook saying:

“You know us, we’re not going to play in the low-end voice phone business. That’s not who we are. That’s not why we’re here. We’ll let somebody do that, our goal is not to be the unit share leader in the phone industry. It is to build the best phone” Apple’s philosophy was simple. Make one device. Build it so well, most people won’t require another version. This strategy seems to have succeeded quite well and Apple did not think of having different versions of the iPhone – until now. Continue reading »

Apple Patents show new features for Next Gen iPad, Dual Dock Connectors, Front Facing Camera, Smart Bezel & More

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Sep 272010
 

Patently Apple has discovered new Apple patent applications in China that provides some interesting details of the design changes that we can probably expect in the next generation iPad.

According to one of the patents, future iPads will also be able to dock in landscape in addition to the portrait mode that is possible currently. Continue reading »

Sep 132010
 

Apple Insider has received information from a “person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans” that Apple will soon be introducing FaceTime/video-chat capable iPads.

(image via sgmitch)

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Chinese Carrier to Sell Jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPad 3G with Free Cases to its Customers

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Aug 302010
 

China Unicom, which happens to be the only official and authorized carrier in the world’s largest cellphone market (China) for iPhones and iPads is going to provide full service to its customers, which includes jailbreaking, converting SIM Card to Micro-SIM, installation of 10 of the most popular apps from Cydia, and a free case on every new purchase of iPhone 4 and iPad 3G. This was spotted by a Chinese citizen on a large advertising banners outside some of the China Unicom’s stores, as can be seen in the images below.

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Next-generation iPod touch and nano accessories and rumors continue to surface

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Aug 302010
 

We’re but a few days away from Apple’s music-related “special event,” and naturally the bloody rumors are being tossed into the water, frothing up into quite a feeding frenzy. Last week came talk of new iPod touch and nano models, and now we have even more cases and accessories that seem to back up the belief that there’s a fourth-generation touch and a sixth-generation nano coming. The nano is rumored to have a 3 x 3cm touchscreen (presumably this one) and room on the bottom for a proper dock connector, ensuring compatibility with the millions of iPod cradles and whatnot out there. The new cases we’re seeing certainly back up that idea, with a dock-sized cut-out along with room for what’s said to be a headphone jack, volume controls, a hold button, and a clip ’round the back. At the moment we know rather less about the new touch, but we can hazard a guess as to what it’ll look like.

[via engadget]

iMac Touch Shows Up in a New Patent Filing by Apple

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Aug 252010
 

Not so long ago, we covered about Apple’s rumored plans to launch a new iMac with a multitouch display which will run a iOS 4 layer on top of OS X to use touchscreen capabilities. Well it looks like we are finally going to see a touchscreen computer from Apple after all. A new interesting patent has just popped up which shows a touchscreen capable iMac dubbed as the “Apple iMac Touch”.

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Apple holding a media event September 7, says Bloomberg

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Aug 252010
 

Not sure how exactly this slipped our neural net, perhaps it was added in a later update, but yesterday’s Bloomberg revelation about a potential Apple TV show rental service now also includes the following tip: Steve Jobs et al plan on hosting an event in San Francisco on September 7. This just so happens to be on a Tuesday and meshes perfectly with Apple’s annual Mac plus iPod touch promotion (which ends on the same day). Of course, we could’ve told you Apple would be holding an early September iPod refresh event this time last year — the real question is what else might be revealed during the keynote?

[via engadget]

Next Generation iPod Touch LCD Display And Front Panel Assembly Leaked?

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Aug 232010
 

An iPhone parts supplier has put up a next generation iPod Touch panel for sale on a Chinese website. The pictures of the unit confirm earlier rumors about the next generation device carrying a front-facing camera to support FaceTime video calling.

According to reports on M.I.C Gadget, the parts are currently on sale at $95 and is said to have been procured via a “special channel”. This is the second instance this month for an iPhone Continue reading »

iOS 4.1 Will Fix Proximity Sensor And Bluetooth Problems?

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Aug 232010
 

AppleInsider is reporting that iOS 4.1, which is currently in its third beta includes fixes for the proximity sensor and Bluetooth problems reported by iPhone 4 users.

We had also reported yesterday that iOS 4.1 might also fix the performance issue observed by iPhone 3G users after upgrading to iOS 4.

Some of our readers have been complaining that there is a problem with the proximity sensor in iPhone 4. Continue reading »