Posts Tagged ‘smaller’
Apple TV's new, smaller A5 processor could be quietly momentous update Earlier this year, Apple filed some paperwork with the FCC that pointed to a revised version of the Apple TV. Early speculation suggested a slightly smaller version of the set-top box that used an upgraded Apple A5X system-on-a-chip (SoC), but a rare … Read more on Ars Technica
Tweaked Apple TV Contains Die-Shrunk A5 Chip, Not A5X appletv32_a5 Back in late January, an update to the Apple TV software revealed a new "AppleTV3,2", with FCC documents for the device showing up the following day. By digging into the software files for this new device, it was discovered that the device … Read more on Mac Rumors
The Apple TV Receives A Small, Make That Smaller Update Apple does release mid-cycle updates to their products, but they come without the fanfare that “special” events provide. The Apple TV has just received one of those updates, according to MacRumors. The Apple TV model now hitting stores includes a new … Read more on AppAdviceRelated Posts:
Apple iMac 21.5-inch review: The smaller iMac Windows PCs can pick on The good: Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking Apple iMac. The bad: Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$ 1,400 price range. The bottom line: The 21.5-inch iMac will be a … Read more on CNET
Review: 27-inch iMac mixes advancements, compromises Apple's largest all-in-one desktop computer, the 27-inch iMac, was recently updated with a long list of under-the-hood changes, but it's the strikingly thin design that people notice first. And while the 5mm edge on the new iMac is certainly impressive … Read more on Macworld (blog)
Lab Tested: New 27-inch iMac speed results Our $ 1999 iMac has a Western Digital WD10EALX Caviar Blue drive with 32MB of cache. Our $ 1799 iMac has a Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 hard drive with 64MB of cache—twice the cache of the WD, and the advantage of the larger cache is evident … Read more on MacworldRelated Posts:
On the heels of a legal victory in the U.S., HTC also won a court decision in the U.K. on Wednesday, where a judge ruled that HTC’s devices do not infringe on four Apple patents related to touchscreen technology.
Pictures claiming to show the back panel of an unreleased iPhone suggest Apple’s next-generation handset could feature an aluminum back, a new, smaller dock connector, and a relocated headphone jack.
As expected, this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off with a keynote presentation, scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, June 11.
A collection of blurry photos claim to reveal Apple’s redesigned Maps application, expected to be a major component of the anticipated iOS 6 update for iPhone and iPad.
A smaller version of the iPad? Rumors still swirling about Apple's plans Jeff Chiu/AP The iPad's '10-inch screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps,' Apple founder Steve Jobs said in 2010. As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more on Austin American-Statesman
For today's IT professional, the iPad is an addition, not a replacement By John C. Welch | Published April 22, 2012 8:00 PM It may not replace everything, but the iPad belongs in an IT professional's tool belt. When I think about the iPad as a sysadmin's tool, I don't think about it in terms of can/can't. Read more on Ars Technica
Rare Materials Keep iPad Manufacturing in China By Ashleigh Allsopp, Macworld-UK The reason Apple makes its iPad in China is not just because of cheap labor, but also because rare earth elements used in the tablet can only be found there, according to reports. The New York Times reports that China … Read more on PCWorldRelated Posts:
France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard said in a recent interview that Apple has agreed on a compromise with wireless carriers to use a smaller SIM card instead of an e-SIM in order to make the next-generation iPhone even smaller and thinner.
Speaking at a developer forum in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed plans for a 2012 launch of the “next generation of Windows systems,” which will include Windows 8 slates and tablets.
Apple has recorded the receipt of over 200 patents and patent pending applications from Freescale Semiconductor, most of which pertain to computer hardware and wireless devices.Related Posts:
Well, that’s that. I kind of had my hopes up for an iPad “suite” including a smaller and larger device, but no less a personage than Steve Jobs himself has dismissed any idea of there being a smaller iPad than the one currently on the market. Or rather, he suggested that they’ll work fine if they come with sandpaper to file your fingers down to the size needed to make a 7″ tablet usable. Tell us how you really feel, Steve.
Yes, he had less than kind words for the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which he derided as “tweeners,” criticism echoing my own from before the iPad’s debut. Their limited app selection also came under fire, and the conclusion was that these tablets will be “DOA.” I couldn’t agree more, though considering the many valid criticisms of the iPad, I would phrase it perhaps as Churchill might have: “The iPad is the worst tablet available, except for all other on the market.”
I mean honestly, the iPad’s competition is a rabble, beneath notice, a mishmash of compromise devices running an OS not intended for large or even medium-sized screens. You know this is true, even of the top-tier ones like the Galaxy Tab. That said, the next few months will bring Android 3.0, webOS, Windows 7 tablets, and more, which will provide actual competition for Apple. The coalescing of Android under 2.2 and 3.0 will be a solidifying for for everyone’s favorite fragmented OS.
Jobs stressed the idea that “integrated will trump fragmented every time,” and it’s true that Apple has done quite a good job of keeping iOS and OS X versions tightly grouped, though the resolution thing is starting to look like trouble. That was actually one of the theoretical benefits of transitioning the iPad platform to a 16:9 aspect ratio — but apparently the trade-offs in usability were too great for Apple to sign off on it. I have my suspicions about what’s in the cards for this come OS X 10.7, but all that can wait until Wednesday.
So does this mean that for Apple displays, 3.5 inches is a hard ceiling, and 10.1 inches a hard floor? I’d say yes, if only because Jobs would look like a chump if they did anything else, as they’ve made such a big deal about how these are the two Goldilocks zones for mobile and tablet forms. Personally, I think they’re pretty good sizes, so apart from new OSes, improvements to weight, durability, and other portability metrics will be the principal improvements to the tablet platform for now.
With all that being said, this week’s OS X event may enlighten us a bit more as to Apple’s roadmap for iOS devices. We’ll be covering that live, of course, so tune in Wednesday morning and find out as we do.
Remember Antennagate? You probably do, but no one seems to talk about it anymore. Since Apple held a press conference to address the iPhone 4′s attenuation issues in July, undoubtedly millions more units have been sold. More units, more problems, right? Maybe not.
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Apple just revealed the 6th generation iPod nano, with a radical new redesign. The clickwheel is gone, replaced with a touchscreen interface and a shuffle-like square form factor. It’s 46 percent smaller and 42 percent lighter. Like I said, radical.
There are volume buttons on the side and a clip on the back as well as that multitouch touchscreen. You can expect 24 hours of audio playback. Seven color options will be available, including a Product RED option, with prices set at $149 for 8GB or $179 for 16GB.
Pre-orders start today.
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Biz Break: Apple iPod speculation: New iPod touch? Even smaller nano? Today: Apple could be introducing new iPods this week, according to several tech blogs. Plus: Intel is buying Infineon’s smartphone chip unit. Global chip sales were up in July. HP plans to buy billions of dollars worth of its stock.Related Posts: