It has been revealed that the next installment to the iMac series could pack in the pixels, bringing the super-sharp screen we’ve grown to love on the iPhone and iPad. Given the sheer size of the iMac’s screen, we’re talking serious sharpness and quality which will likely stun even those enjoying the resolution of the two month old iPad.
A Wall Street Journal report suggests Tim Cook’s company is about to take the wraps off a refreshed iCloud service at this year’s WWDC, which will place more emphasis on the social aspect of storing images. The new and improved service will allow images and photos to be shared, while also offering the ability for users to comment.
Rumors of a 7-inch iPad mini have been around since just after the launch of the original iPad in 2010, Apple is reportedly targeting October 2012 for its release.
Rumor has it that the new MacBook Air will arrive in Q3 of this year for the very reasonable price of $799. The Air has progressed fantastically during the past three years, and its position as a game-changing device has been affirmed by the number of slim Windows notebooks – or ultrabooks, as they are known – that have surfaced as a result of its success. Before the device was first introduced, any thin and light portable computer scrimped on features, but the Air offers a smooth and powerful experience – despite boasting a form factor no thicker than 50 sheets of paper.
According to analyst, a mobile payment service incorporating NFC technology will be implemented into both the iPad and iPhone in the not-so-distant future.
Of course, since it’s all analysis, evidence is more circumstantial than concrete, yet JP Morgan’s Mark Moskowitz, seems optimistic that Apple is preparing a mobile payment service of some description. His better judgment reckons the service to be called iPay.
Analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies – a global securities and investment banking group – has increased his price target for AAPL to $800, on the basis that a TV set from Apple is to materialize in the fourth quarter of this year. Misek has “enough confidence” that the product – which he describes as “far more than a TV,” will launch in Q4 2012 – just in time for the holiday season. He also reckons the name “iPanel” would be better suited than the rumored “iTV,” since “TV,” by name, automatically gives limiting connotations.
Although Apple has made no official announcement regarding the specifications of the new desktops, it has been widely reported in the last week or so that the popular desktop machines will run on Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, reportedly the Intel 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge.
A recruiter for Foxconn has been recorded on a Japanese-language TV program stating the Cupertino-based company will release its next-gen iPhone as early as June.
The latest in Apple related gossip reckons the fruit company to be working on a brand new mobile device, complete with a five-inch Retina display. Larger iPod touch? Smaller iPad? Surely not, you might dismiss.
Besides reiterating a call for an updated Apple TV tomorrow, The Verge has some new information on the upcoming iPad processors and configurations: