We already reported that the upcoming Apple iPad 5 will be unveiled during a special event named ‘Original Passion, New Ideas’, on June 29 this year. But a source claims that the tablet won’t be launched in that event. The production of the upcoming Apple iPad 5 will reportedly be starting from July or August this year. So, it is expected that it will likely be unveiled in the second half of Q3 only.
The display of the device could be supplied by LG Display and Sharp. Touch panel assembly will be performed by TPK, and Nitto Denko and Teijin will supply the ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) thin film of the Apple iPad 5.
Coming to the specs of the iPad 5, we already reported that a leaked picture showing a prototype back piece for the iPad 5 with a 9.7-inch display was spotted online and revealed that the image seems to be a prototype for an LTE version of the upcoming iPad 5. The iPad 5 will be thinner and lighter than the existing Apple iPad 4 and it will sport a slim bezel design. The screen resolution of the device will likely be 2048×1536 pixels with a quad-core Processor and 2GB of RAM.
Here, you can note that the upcoming smartphone, the Apple iPhone 5S is also already expected to be unveiled at that Special Event. We’ll keep you posted.
Production of Apple iPad 5 starting in July or August this year is a post from: Gadgetian
In a notice posted yesterday on Apple’s Developer Center, the company has officially announced that they will begin rejecting any newly submitted or updated apps that require access to a device’s UDID, after warning developers against using the old identifier system for nearly a full year. They’ll also begin rejecting any new app or update that lacks support for the iPhone 5′s 4-inch Retina display.
From the Developer Center:
Using Identifiers in Your Apps
Starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs. Please update your apps and servers to associate users with the Vendor or Advertising identifiers introduced in iOS 6. You can find more details in the UIDevice Class Reference.
Make Your Apps Look Great on the Retina Display and iPhone 5
Starting May 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built for iOS devices with Retina display and iPhone apps must also support the 4-inch display on iPhone 5. Learn about preparing your apps by reviewing the iOS Human Interface Guidelines.
Instead of using iOS device UDIDs, developers that require the ability to track apps to specific devices must use Apple’s new Advertising Identifier system introduced with iOS 6. The Advertising Identifier system provides the same functionality as a UDID for developers, but does not attach personal information to your device, as the UDID does.
While the change is anything but unexpected, TheNextWeb notes that it comes with an unfortunate side effect: Older iOS devices that don’t support iOS 6 will not be able to download and use newly submitted or updated apps after May 1st. I suppose it had to happen sooner or later – but it is unfortunate for people that still rely on older iOS devices!
Last week, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet which is powered by Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Today the pre-order of the device has been started at Germany.
Now German Amazon is taking pre-order for the device in two variants. One is Wi-Fi only version and another is both Wi-Fi + 3G version. Both the variants will be priced at €549. In addition to Amazon, other two German online retailers, cyberport and notebooksbilliger are also accepting pre-order for the Wi-Fi only version at €499.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 sports a 8.0-inch Super clear LCD display on the front with 1280 X 800 pixels of resolution, a 2GB RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper to make video calls, 16GB or 32GB of internal flash memory, and a microSD slot to expand the storage memory. The smartphone is packed with a 1.6GHz Exynos quad-core processor, a micro USB 2.0, 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 4,600mAh battery to run the device.
Even though the device is now being pre-ordered, any retailer did not reveal when the device will be released as of now. But we hope that it will be available very soon. Last month, we reported that the smartphone will be heading to Europe by the end of March and the Wi-Fi version of the device will be priced at 699 lev ($ 480) and 3G variant of the tablet will also be available for 869 lev ($ 595). In Asia, most likely in Korean market, the tablet will be available very soon since.
Pre-order from Amazon (1) (2), Cyberport, notebooksbilliger
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 up for Pre-order in Germany starting €499 is a post from: Gadgetian
Remember that iPhone you purchased for hundreds of dollars? It’s your legal property to do with as you wish, right? Wrong. Thanks to a new ruling by The Librarian of Congress, unlocking your smartphone will become illegal in the U.S. starting tomorrow, January 26, 2013.
The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out.
In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on January 26.
The ruling stems from a set of restrictions determined in October of last year, which states that performing certain types of involving a mobile violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act – the same act that once held jailbreaking to be illegal (which thankfully didn’t stick). A 90-day window was put into effect, during which consumers could still legally purchase and unlock a phone.
Carriers often lock the phones that they sell in order to prevent consumers from using them on their competitor’s networks – although many devices purchased outside of a contract are already unlocked. Customers who have fulfilled their contracts can request that the carrier unlock their device – but unfortunately, all of the power lies with the carrier.
While I’m sure AT&T and Verizon executives are jumping for joy over the situation, I cannot help but view it as yet another failure of the U.S. legal system – and one which harms consumers and violates property rights when all is said and done.
Welcome to the United States of America – the Land of the “Free” (unless the alternative is more convenient).