As the iPad mini announcement inches closer, we do believe the design of the invitation has a significance beyond alluding to a "little" tablet. If our hunches are right, Apple is planning to offer another product lineup that will give users options to personalize their iPad mini much more so than the current iPad. What exactly do we mean?
I understand that maybe Apple was a bit bold in still hanging on to the same overall, external design of the iPhone 4 and by really not adding much to be desired, but there are still some who consider the 4S a worthy upgrade. Regardless of you owing a 3GS
You all probably don’t believe any of these circulating rumors anymore, and I don’t blame you. After all, there are a whole plethora of them floating around, of which one or none materialize. But Boy Genius Reports urges you to believe this one from “an incredibly solid source” stating that
Even though the FCC didn't bother to test the radiation output of the device, they apparently found the time to perform a fairly extensive teardown of the iPad and post a full photo gallery. Unfortunately the specific chips are covered, so if you're interested in getting a close look at them, you'll have to wait for iFixit's teardown (assuming they do one).
Update: Our pals at MacRumors have discovered that the obscured portions of the photos were actually blacked out using a layer embedded in the original PDF. The layer has since been removed, exposing chip details. iFixit is currently analyzing the photos for chip details.
Updated photo gallery after the break!
Everyone's got an iPhone app, even the Federal Communications Commission. Per Switched, the FCC has created its own FCC Broadband Test app [App Store, Free], which is designed to probe network latencies and download speeds on your home connection or mobile device.
The app, when finished, will furnish the FCC will useful data to show the discrepancy between advertised and real world broadband speeds, and will also serve as a way for users to directly compare network performance in particular areas.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said that due to the high demand devices like the iPhone create for wireless spectrum, they will need to consider changing the way they allocate spectrum and auction it off. He described the problem as a "spectrum gap".
Wireless carrier AT&T, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the U.S., has spoken out against recent statements by the Federal Communications Commission chairman in favor of Net neutrality. Per AppleInsider, while AT&T supports the principles outlined Monday by Chairman Julius Genachowski for broadband access, the carrier reportedly does not have the same feeling for the cellphone market, an Genachowski also mentioned in his speech on Monday.
Google released their response to the FCC letter that was sent out to Google, AT&T and Apple regarding the Google Voice application being rejected from the App Store. Interestingly, Google's statement directly contradicts that of Apple's claim that the app wasn't officially rejected, saying that Apple had informed them that it was rejected during a phone conversation.
In an unexpected twist, Apple has published their statement to the FCC regarding the alleged "banning" of Google Voice from the App Store. As it turns out, they say they haven't denied the official Google Voice app submitted by Google yet, and that it hasn't been approved because it is still being reviewed. Apple says that the app hasn't been approved because: