Besides reiterating a call for an updated Apple TV tomorrow, The Verge has some new information on the upcoming iPad processors and configurations:
You’ve heard all the rumors, and now Apple has finally confirmed the details of its next iPad launch event. It will take place on Wednesday, March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The company is keeping things suitably vague beyond that, of course, promising only that it has “something you really have to see. And touch.” You can be sure we’ll be there live to find out exactly what that might be.
Looking at the image in the invite, it appears that Apple is already giving us a sneak peak at the iPad 3’s Retina Display.
Andrew Liu – jailbreak app developer who unofficially ported Swype – the most popular alternative keyboard for Android devices to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has released a new beta version of his jailbreak app on Cydia.
Yesterday, Swype Inc CEO Mike McSherry had said that the jailbreak app didn’t appear to be a port, as some of the key features such as the blue tracer line are missing.
He was right, Andrew Liu has revealed that he has written his own code to bring Swype like experience to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, rather than porting Swype to iOS as the code for the official version is not open source. Liu plans to rename the jailbreak app so that users don’t get confused with Swype.
New design, brushed metal back, sliding keyboard, larger screen, contactless payments, etc … The more serious the most outrageous rumors about the iPhone 5 are already many and it becomes difficult to sort among all the brouhaha … In order to simplify the task and as I already did last year, I decided to synthesize all these rumors in the form a computer graphics, computer graphics and how! …
Good news, iPad 3G owners. If you were lucky enough to snag one of those coveted unlimited data plans with your original AT&T iPad, you won’t have to toss it when upgrading next week. The carrier has confirmed to us that those who currently have the aforementioned plan will be able to keep it on their account when upgrading to the iPad 2, which in turns gives you no reason whatsoever to turn down the opportunity. Except for the lack of a USB port, SD card slot and a screen that touts the exact same resolution as the first model, of course.
Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only magazine The Daily, once described as “The New York Post Goes to College,” is now a go. Launched at a New York event this morning, it pledges to offer “the best of traditional journalism” with “the best of contemporary technology” like 360 degree photos and, naturally, lots of fancy multimedia content that is all pushed directly to the iPad every day. It’s priced at $.99 per week or $39.99 annually and launches today, unsurprisingly with Egypt taking the “cover” image. The team behind the new-age zine showed off plenty of that technology, including a magazine-like reading interface, letting you flip through pages, and a “carousel,” that gives you a higher-level view of the pages for easier browsing.
It was just last month that Skyfire released its Skyfire Web Browser app for iPhone and iPod Touch. As you might be already aware, one of the most interesting aspects about browser app is its ability to run Adobe Flash videos – specially when you consider Apple’s stand against the multimedia platform.
Folks at Skyfire have been working on the iPad app and it looks like it will be available shortly as they’ve submitted it to Apple for approval.
You didn’t think Verizon would start selling its iPad / MiFi bundle without an ad blitz, did you? Big Red’s running a new commercial called “Breakaway” that features a dude using the combo to tear down the walls of his unfurnished home and wind up sitting alone on a bluff in a plastic chair. The magic of iPad, the power and reliability of Verizon. Video after the break.
You didn’t forget did you? Today’s the day that the WiFi-only iPad makes its inaugural appearance at Verizon. Whether it’s the beginning of better days between the two US giants remains to be seen. As a reminder, Verizon’s offer bundles a MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot with your choice of 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), or 64GB ($829) iPads and 1GB ($20), 3GB ($35), or 5GB ($50) of data per month without contractual commitment.