Rumors are piling up for what the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote event will entail this Monday. The first is a double-hitter from AppleInsider regarding Mac OS X Lion and iCloud. Rumor has it that the purchase of Mac OS X Lion will include access to a certain tier of iCloud,
Apple recently posted job listings for several positions hinting that the next iPhone might have more advanced 3.5G data capabilities. Listings for performance engineers in the areas of both analysis and testing that specialize in High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) have been posted.
Since Imagination Technologies revealed that Apple was their mysterious client, and that they are the ones making the chips for the iPhone and iPod touch, there has been a lot of speculation as to what it could possibly mean for the future of the iPhone and iPod touch. Now, they have posted some job openings that might point to OpenCL acceleration in future models.
Atif Shamim, a PhD student at Carleton University in Canada, has stumbled on what appears to be a breakthrough in the energy efficiency of mobile devices. He created a module that replaces all of the wires connecting a phone's electrical circuits and the antennae, making them communicate wirelessly. What's so fascinating about this is that it makes the device's efficiency 12 times over, drastically improving battery life.