BlogdoiPhone claims to have somehow obtained a “pre-GM” version of iOS 5.1 and they discovered some interesting new features. In the screenshot above you can find a new camera slide-button on the homescreen. Normally we have to double tap the homebutton to show the camerabutton, now in the upcoming iOS 5.1 the camera button always shows and can be activated using a slide move. » iOS 5.1 pre-GM Contains Camera Slider & Japanese Siri
iMore reports that Apple is planning to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 and Jim Dalrymple of LoopInsight confirmed the date with a simple “Yep”. iMore also claims that the iPad 3 will feature a 2048×1536 Retina display as well as a quad-core A6 processor and “possibly” 4G LTE networking. » iPad 3 Announcement On March 7th With Quad Core & 4G LTE
Clkoerner (via OSXDaily) put together this graphic above, showing the relative number of pixels offered by various devices, including the rumored iPad 3. Also for reference, he includes a 1920×1080 Full HD screen to show that the new iPads screen may dwarf them all. » iPad 3 “Retina Display” [Comparison Graphic]
It looks like these days iPad 3 parts are easy to find, multipe reports are hitting the web showing “possible” iPad 3 parts. Fix iPhones posted a photo of an iPad 3 rear shell which suggests minor physical changes and a larger battery. In the photo above you can see an comparison between the iPad 2 and iPad 3 rear shell “click here for larger version” which shows minor changes “with one of the most notable being an apparently narrower logic board that could make room for an expanded battery“. » Photos Of iPad 3 Rear Shell & Smart Cover Magnets Show Physical Changes
Macotakara, which is an Japanese Blog, had claimed that Apple would hold an iPad 3 media event in February with product launch in March and is now reporting that the event in February would be a “strange” (or unusual) event rather than the usual product announcement event. » Rumor: iPad 3 Event in March & An Unusual Apple Event in February?
9to5mac received word from a reliable source at Foxconn in China “that indicated last summer that the iPhone 5 was not happening, and that Apple was building the iPhone 4S model instead”, and they are now saying that the iPhone 5 is now gearing for production. “The source said various sample devices are also floating around (they vary slightly from one another), so it is impossible to tell which one will be the final.” Check after the break for more details. » Next iPhone Ready For Production Launched This Summer [rumor]
Jeremy Horwitz from iLounge tweeted multiple details from sources regarding the next iPad. The front camera will reportedly become a FaceTime HD camera and the back camera is supposedly in line with either the iPhone 4 or 4S. 9to5mac heard that Apple was prototyping next-generation iPads with eight megapixel sensors during the last summer, so it probably will be a 5 or 8 megapixel camera. And is rumored to contain a Retina Display. » Rumor: iPad 3 Will Include A FaceTime HD Camera A Improved Back Camera A Retina Display And More