Al the launch event of the next generation iPad, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just declared that about 76% of Apple 2011 revenues came from the “three post PC products”. The iPhone, the iPod and the iPad made up for most of their income streams. Lets see what the iPad 3 does for the company.
“iPhone, iPad, iPod touch are all based on iOS and we have now sold an astonishing 315 million ?devices through last year, 62 million in Q4 2011.”- Tim Cook
With just hours from the launch of Apple’s next-gen iPad, what features do you want Apple to include?
We for one would like the following
Higher Resolution Screen Higher Resolution Cameras More gestures in iOS
Whats on your list of features you would like to see on the iPad 3, and what do you think the name will be : Apple iPad HD, Apple iPad 3 or Simply iPad 2Sdrop in a comment!
While Apple has limited Siri usage to just the iPhone 4S, iOS hackers Grant Paul (aka chpwn), Steven Troughton-Smith and Ryan Petrich have initiated a download of Siri using Spire Installer on any Jailbroken iPads, iPhone 4, iPod touches and the iPhone 3GS considering that the device runs on iOS 5 (Interesting since an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 just came out). The Installer legally downloads a 100MB Siri installation directly from Apple and this is all legal mind you.
The Siri port to run however requires a proxy iPhone 4S with instructions available on the link below. The team reports that once iPhone 4S is [...]
The iPad 3 Rumors are starting to our in and flaring over what is said to be the next iPad slated for a early 2012 release. Here is what the inter webs are discussing:Launch Date
The iPad 3 is supposedly set to be launched in around the end of January with sale beginning on 24th Feb 2012 (Steve Jobs’ Birthday)Processor
If Apple is launching a new iPad we can expect a spec bump, Rumors point to a dual core A6 chipset clocked at 2GHz with enhanced Graphics processing equivalent to gaming consoles.Display
Apple is also said to be working on a [...]
Speaking at Le Web in Paris Google CEO, spoke about why Apps were first written for iOS and then ported over to Android. The response was one that would not surprise any Android user, Schmidt claims ” In about 6 months its going to be the other way round.” He predicts that the new OS Ice Cream Sandwich will remove the device fragmentation and lead people closer to the OS, making it a preferred choice of developers.
[Le Web (YouTube)]
Apple has started seeding the next beta of iOS 5 to developers, the iOS 5.1 is meant to bring some major fixes to the OS. Many are also hoping for a fix to the major battery drain faced in the current version of the OS.
But thats not the only news surrounding this release, a new product iD has been found in the release dubbed “iPad 2,4”, which is hinting at the next generation of the iPad said to be coming in the next couple months. Rumors have been pointing at Retina/ high res display along with better cameras. The chipset may or may not be bumped up to the next revision. The product iD only increases [...]
A new twist of development has taken place in porting Siri to other Apple devices. A new exploit found would allow users that already own a iPhone 4S to enjoy the exploits of Siri on other iDevices. Sure a unique identifier could be formed but Apple would easily find it and ban it for abuse.
The best thing here is that this may actually hold possibility for Siri to be ported over to Android and other platforms. But the situation will always remain same. You will need an identified for the software to work with Apple’s servers.
So, its time to really see if the friend with an [...]
Apple has finally started selling unlocked iPhone 4S in the US, this is also the first ever officially Unlocked iPhone to be ever made available in the US. The prices 16GB model going for $649 (34,000 INR), a 32GB model for $749 (37,500 INR) and a 64GB variant for $849. (42,500 INR).
The Unlocked phones work worldwide and support all GSM carriers, are are essentially like the ones Bharat Unboxed for you lovely people.
Ready for the first OTA iOS update ever? The iOS 5.0.1 as promised by Apple is already being pushed out. The new update fixes the battery life problems as seen in the existing version of iOS aka iOS 5. This update will also enable app swatting gestures on the iPad which were earlier available only to developers. The best part about it is that you can now get a OTA of just 44.7 MB instead of opting for a 700+MB download on iTunes.
Google’s Eric Schmidttold a Senate subcommittee recently that he believes Apple’s Siri technology poses a threat to Google in the search market.
As I noted this past June, my statement last September was clearly wrong. The Internet is dynamic and has changed significantly. The importance of social networking to consumers’ online experience has changed remarkably-even over the past year. Consumers are looking for answers when they conduct searches online, and social search has become a serious competitor in helping people find those answers online. Similarly, Apple’s Siri is a significant development-a [...]
Troughton-Smith has been able to successfully port Siri to the iPhone 4 along with a full connection to Apple Servers. The video below not only shows the Siri functionality on an iPhone 4, but is in depth and shows a side-to-side comparison against its newer, faster sibling, the iPhone 4S. The port proves that the software can easily be enabled on the older device and hence points a finger at Apple for not doing so.
Smith did use a jailbroken iPhone 4s to port the necessary files to the older iPhone 4 which was also jailbroken. When asked if he would seed Siri as a package on Cydia he replied
No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package [...]
Before the journey, Here are the major and upcoming smartphones of India in a spec by spec battle.
Sure there are others and we will continue to add them.
Price TBD TBD INR : 28500 TBD Processor Dual-core Apple A5 1.2GHz dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exyno Dual core, Qualcomm 8260, 1500 MHz Display 3.5 inches, 960 x 640IPS LCD 4.65-inch curved glassHD Super AMOLED1280 x 720 4.3 inch , 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus 4.3 Inch, 540 x 960 SLCD Primary Camera 8 megapixel AF, f2.4 lens, BSI sensor, LED flash 5 megapixel with zeroshutter lag 8 megapixel AF, LED flash 8 megapixel AF, LED flash Front [...]