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5 iPad 2 Plus Rumors   Leave a comment

Everything seems to be growing by increments these days.  First you have Google, then you get Google Plus.  Now, Apple has joined the game with rumors that the next iPad will not be the iPad 3 but rather the” iPad 2 Plus.”
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Here is a compilation of the rumors that are floating about regarding the iPad 2 Plus:
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1. Release date.  According to recent rumors, the iPad 2 Plus will be released in the third or fourth quarter of 2011.  This means that the release date of the iPad 3 will probably be pushed back until 2012.
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2. HD screen.  The iPad 2 Plus is rumored to have the HD retina screen that was rumored to come with the iPad 3.
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3. New supplier.  Apple is rumored to have obtained a new supplier for the iPad 2 Plus in addition to current supplier Foxconn Electronics.  Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology are being indicated as the potential contenders for the possible orders.  Insiders say that Pegatron is the likely winner because it already has reportedly received orders for the iPhone 5.
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4. Geared for pro users.  The focus of the iPad 2 Plus will reportedly be pro users who will most be attracted by the HD display.
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5.  Pro apps.  Another rumor is that the iPad 2 Plus will be accompanied by pro versions of popular photo and video apps like aperture and final cut.
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Posted July 11, 2011 by deboraplehn in Apple, iPad

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5 iPhone 5 Rumors   Leave a comment

In my last post I talked about rumors surrounding the upcoming iPad 3.  There are just as many rumors flying around regarding the iPhone 5.  Here are just some of them:

1.  Better camera.  The iPhone 5 is rumored to have an 8 megapixel camera.  The iPhone 4 comes equipped with only a 5 megapixel camera, so this is quite an improvement.

2.  Slimmer and lighter.  Apple is rumored to continue trying to make its products sleeker and lighter, and the iPhone 5 is no exception.  There are rumors of a complete redesign.

3.  Aluminum backing.  The iPhone 5 is rumored to come with aluminum backing, instead of the glass backing and the exterior antenna of the iPhone 4.  This may be a way of avoiding the well-publicized problems that the iPhone 4 had with reception due to its exterior antenna.

4.  No Home button.  Steve Jobs reportedly never wanted the iPhone to have any physical buttons, and his dream is rumored to have come true for the iPhone 5, which will reportedly lack a Home button.

5.  Qualcomm’s wireless chips.  The iPhone 5 is rumored to come equipped with Qualcomm’s wireless chips rather than with the current Infineon chips that most versions of the iPhone 4 are provided with.  A version of the iPhone 4 that is carried by Verizon currently uses Qualcomm’s wireless chips.

Whatever the new iPhone 5 looks like, Apple hopes to ship 25 million units by the end of the year.  The launch may occur as early as in September, and as late as in 2012.  Are you planning on getting the new iPhone 5 when it goes on sale?

Posted July 7, 2011 by deboraplehn in Apple, iPhone

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