March 3, 2012

Apple TV Stock Shortage Indicate Imminent New Model

There have been rumors going around that Apple will introduce new Apple TV with the launch of new iPad 3. And now many Apple Stores and other Apple retail partners show that the Apple TV is out of stock indicating that Apple TV update is imminent.

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March 2, 2012

iPad 3 Will Have Home Button and Might be Called iPad HD

Two days back iPad picture on Apple’s March 7th press event invite started a rumor that next generation iPad won’t have the Home button. However, Repair Labs have gotten their hands on front glass and digitizer assembly in both black and white color, which they claim is for upcoming iPad 3. The assembly looks almost similar to current iPad 2 part, but the ribbon cable is different indicating that the part is indeed for a newer model.

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March 1, 2012

DigiTimes Wrongly Claims Slow Ramp Up of iPad 3 Production Could Cause Supply Problems at Launch

In past two days, DigiTimes has posted many Apple related rumors with some of these rumors being almost laughable. One of such rumors that DigiTimes posted today is Apple won’t be able to ramp up supply of iPad 3 until Q2 2012. Siu Han wrote:

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iPad 3 will be Accompanied by 8GB iPad 2 and Apple to Start Production of 7.85-inch iPad in Q3 2012

DigiTimes is reporting that along with two iPad 3 models, Apple will also unveil an 8GB iPad 2 model at Wednesday’s Apple event. Aaron Lee wrote on DigiTimes:
As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models - a 16GB version and 32GB version.
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Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC 2012

Microsoft released the first public beta of upcoming next generation OS Windows 8 last year and today the company announced the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, available for download now for anyone trying out the new OS. Microsoft showcased Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC) in Barcelona.

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February 29, 2012

New MacBook Pro Coming in April and Apple Considering 14-inch MacBook Air

We have been hearing about MacBook Pro getting a complete design refresh sometime this year. And now DigiTimes is reporting that the new thinner and lighter design will come in April and create significant threat against other notebooks players. Aaron Lee wrote:

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Sony Unveils Four New Rugged Ultrathin Cyber-Shot Cameras

Sony today introduced rugged ultrathin line of Cyber-Shot cameras that are designed to deliver impressive, high-resolution images while underwater, outside or inside, during both day and night. Four new models announced today include the DSC-WX150, DSC-W690, DSC-TX66 and DSC-TX20 models.

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February 28, 2012

iPad 3 Rumors: 0.8mm Thicker, Three Versions, and No Home Button

Even with an event like Mobile World Congress 2012 going on, today’s tech news has been all about iPad 3. Apple’s March 7th press event announcement has started a slew of iPad 3 rumors ranging from size of the upcoming tablet to design changes on iPad 3.

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Apple Invites Media for iPad 3 Press Event on Wednesday, March 7th

Apple today sent out invites for their upcoming event to various media houses. The Invite shows a finger touching Calendar app with Wednesday 7 on it. And it says:

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February 27, 2012

MWC 2012: Intel Announces New Chips, Products and Partners for Smartphones

Though we haven’t seen any major Intel based smartphone in the market yet, the company today expanded its smartphone portfolio with new chips, products, services and partners at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. At Intel’s news conference, CEO Paul Otellini highlighted plans to expand smartphone SoC and communications product roadmaps for the performance and value smartphone market segments.

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MWC 2012: Nokia Reveals 808 PureView Smartphone with 41-Megapixel Camera

One of the most interesting announcements at Mobile World Congress (MWC) came from Nokia today in form of 808 PureView handset with astonishing 41-megapixel camera. Yes, you read it right, it’s not 5, 8 or 13-megapixel, it’s 41 MEGAPIXEL… Nokia explains:

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MWC 2012: HTC Introduces Quad Core Smartphone One X, Coming to AT&T

HTC today announced their new top-of-the-line One series of smartphones, including the One X, One S and One V handsets. And the flagship model of the one series is One X that comes with 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz quad core Tegra 3 processor and 8-megapixel camera with f2.0 lens and backside illuminated sensor.

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February 26, 2012

iPad 3 Shipment from Foxconn Already Started, And Apple Working on Two New Chips for iOS Devices

Many Chinese websites have posted images of cargo being loaded on an Airplane and shipping documents of highly secured cargos. The shipping documents are for a new product that has start shipping today (February 26) from Foxconn to various major cities in US. Details about these highly secured cargos were posted on Chinese website Weibo and WeiPhone, and were translated by a 9to5mac reader:

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