PC World is reporting that Apple may release a new iPad in December. According to the report this new iPad will include a 7 inch touch screen “iPad mini?”. The report comes from a Taiwanese Economic Daily News financial newspaper that also correctly reported that Apple was making the original iPad. Now they claim Taiwanese companies starting to assemble a 7-inch iPad for Apple. The report also says that Apple has tapped Compal Electronics to assemble the new iPad, Compal Electronics is one of the largest contract laptop computer makers in the world. » Rumor: New iPad Coming This December?
Lately there are a lot of problems in the iDevice world, take the iPhone 3GS for example. If you have iOS 4 installed, you maybe already noticed that it isn’t working as it supposed to be. A lot of iPhone 3GS devices with firmware iOS 4, will execute a reset while making phone calls “mostly when the phone call is longer than 5 minutes”. It looks like the issue is caused by multitasking. To prevent you iDevice from rebooting automatically, you can try to turn of all the applications that have multitasking enabled. You can read about it on the Apple Discussion Forum. » iPhone 3GS With iOS 4 Automatically Reboots When Making Phone Calls
Apple will bring a major update “very soon” to their site which will add way more social aspects to the site. Till now you can only fill out some basic profile information, but after the update you will be able to edit your user profile, biographies, user images, the ability to personalize your homepage, select your preferences and add widgets.
Apple: “Very soon a major change will be taking place here at Apple Discussions. To help you prepare we have created some documents to give some insight and instructions on this major upgrade,” Apple informs on its website.
These communities seem set to be a lot more social, with user profile, biographies, user images and the ability to “Personalize your homepage, select your preferences, add widgets.” » Major Change: Apple Discussions is becoming Apple Support Communities
KT Corporation said it would start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 this week before its official launch next month. “We hope the iPhone 4 will draw a hot response from clients as the iPhone 3 did” KT Corp. rep said on Monday. Already more than 850,000 iPhones has been sold in South Korea since the iPhone hit the local market nine months ago. KT will open its stores and online shops this Wednesday to receive orders for the iPhone 4. Check out the Korea Commercial after the break. » South Korea iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Will Start This Week
Gartner reported that the worldwide sales of the Android OS has passed the iPhone sales in Q2 of this year. There are 10.6 million phones running Android OS which is a 17.2% market share, against 8.7 million phones running iOS which is a 14.2% market share. Of course Symbian is still the big number one with a market share of 41.2%.
We told you about Camera+ who created an update which included the new feature called VolumeSnap. VolumeSnap makes it possible to use the volume buttons as a shutter button, unfortunately for us Apple rejected this update.
A little later tap tap tap “which is the developer of Camera+” posted instructions on Twitter that allowed users to enable the VolumeSnap feature via a back door workaround. All you need to do is simple go to camplus://enablevolumesnap in your Safari browser to enable VolumeSnap and go to camplus://disablevolumesnap to disable it.
Apple probably found out because Camera+ “which is the top-rated photography app” has been removed from the App Store. » Apple Pulled Camera+ From The App Store
John Gruber, the owner of the Daring Fireball is well known when it goes about predicting features of upcoming Apple products. In one of his last stories he wrote the next sentence “if you wait a few weeks to buy the Touch, you’ll get one with a Retina Display and dual cameras.”. It does not really sound impossible, because there are already a lot of rumors going around the web telling the next gen iPod Touch can make FaceTime calls using registered email address. So does this mean the next gen iPod Touch will be like the iPhone 4 without the Phone app? Guess we will find out within the next couple of weeks.