Singapore is either technologically-advanced or just likes to keep up with the mass-consumer market. Either way, the Singapore Ministry of Defense recently purchased 8,000 iPad 2 tablets to be used by the country’s military, navy, and air force beginning in November. That is quite an investment, especially considering how the
Australian Apple rumor website MacTalk has been sent a cease and desist order demanding they remove the leaked information of the 16GB iPhone being declared "end of life" by Vodafone supplier Brightpoint. While the order could have been issued by any of the companies, it as good as confirms it as accurate, as the rumor has already made it to most of the blogs. [via Macworld]
Further evidence of a new iPhone has allegedly been uncovered. TUAW has received anonymous tip saying that the new iPhone will soon be entered into AT&T's support website with the name "iPhone Video". Presumably this will be due to the announced video recording and rumored video chatting capabilities. Screenshot after the break.
With WWDC just days away, Financial Times reports that they are confident of the announcement of a "cut-price" version of the iPhone on Monday. They predict a price cut of either 50$ or 100$, which they say could stimulate their sales by as much as 100%, increasing their marketshare among web-capable mobile devices.
The Wall Street Journal just reported that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on his way to returning from his six month medical leave of absence later this month. According to the report, certain Apple executives were receiving weekly updates on his health from his physician, and now he is on his way to recovery. They also say he'll be bringing a new iPhone with him.
Engadget spotted an interesting statement in Walt Mossberg's recent Palm Pre review that is pretty surprising. In all honesty, if there's a non-Apple civilian out there who already has an iPhone that we don't know about, it's probably Mossberg. He has before, and he's usually very good at keeping it a secret. However, one statement from his Palm Pre review yesterday may have blown his cover.
One of BGR's "ninjas" has captured pictures of what they describe as Fido's "entire roadmap for the rest of 2009". The pictures include, among other things, information on a 4GB iPhone 3G with quad-band EDGE, tri-band HSDPA, a 2-megapixel camera and (drumroll please) iChat video calling. Picture after the break.
Engadget reports to have it from a "trusted source" that models of the next generation of iPhone have been approved by the PCS Type Review Certification Board in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities for use on some carriers. This adds further credability to the rumors of a new iPhone launch some time around (or possibly after) WWDC.
Word has it that Best Buy has issued an internal memo to staff saying that supplies of the iPhone 3G are running low, stating that some store locations may end up with no iPhones to sell by later this month. There is a good chance this is a sign that Apple is preparing to launch a new iPhone within the next few months, which is consistent with the rumors we've been hearing lately. [via AppleInsider]
Yesterday we broke news that screenshots showing a few unannounced features in iPhone OS 3.0 had been posted, but Google's language translation from Chinese to English was pretty difficult to understand. Now a 9to5Mac reader has provided a manual translation of the blog post that makes a lot more sense to read. It looks like we interpreted the important parts correctly, but it's a much easier read.