For several minutes the first Apple Special Event of 2012 starts. In the past week, Apple sent out invitations to selected U.S. media representatives today for a special event. “Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple” was on the invitation card, the background was the New York skyline, including the Apple logo visible. From 16 clock Apple announced today at the Guggenheim Museum, the first news of the year.
The invitation card to indicate it already. Apple does anything in the “education” in the shields. The only question is “what?”. In recent days there have been rumors that Apple might introduce. Fueled by statements in the official Steve Jobs biography, shot himself in the rumor mill quickly to the issue of school books. Several sources, including the Wal Street Journal, as supplemented, that developer tools for the creation and distribution of textbooks will be presented. A collaboration has been named among other things, McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Eddy Cue, and Roger Rosner should be represented on stage by Apple.
@techmeme A little birdie told me that Roger Rosner will announce Pages '12, iBooks 2 (with Lion support) and textbook rentals in NYC today.
Shortly before closing gates throws Jason D. O’Grady a few rumors in the room, which he claims to have heard just before the event. He announced via Twitter that he had a little bird twittered that 12 pages, 2 iBooks will be presented today (with the support of OS X Lion) and textbooks on loan in New York.
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Apple Education Event on Thursday in New York is expected to produce only minor announcements. But already the beginning of February, Apple could invite the press again in the Yerba Buene Center for the Arts in San Francisco in order to present the new iPad. The shelves of the dealers come to the successor of the iPad 2 but only about a month later.
So at least the claim of the Japanese Mac blogs Macotakara who relies on information the Asian suppliers. The long waiting period between the announcement and publication Macotakara explained with the Chinese New Year, as some factories suspend production during the celebrations.
However, this assumption is made that would elapse between the announcement and publication of a full month. During the first iPad was delivered only two months after the keynote, Apple was able to bring the iPad 2 already after two days with the customer. macrumors.com speculated that Apple could postpone the lengthy approval procedures, so as to keep details about the new iPad under lock until the official announcement can.
The U.S. mobile provider Verizon Wireless can be heard at CES 2012 that all its future must support the sales included in the networks of the fourth-generation smartphone, the LTE standard. Between the lines of this notice is withdrawn, bringing the iPhone 5 with 4G.
A larger screen, a curved instrument design, NFC and LTE support – everything was in the rumor mill from the iPhone 5 was expected, before Tim Cook in October 2011, the iPhone 4S with Siri presented that confirmed any of the previous speculation.
At the Consumer Electronics Show, now aroused a statement of the provider Verizon attention, the media attention a year ago, the iPhone CDMA recorded in his program. As a big proponent of the LTE standard and leader of the infrastructural development of this fourth-generation mobile networks will be required as a “hard requirement” virtually unconditionally by the smartphone manufacturers to jump on the LTE train.
There is no reason to believe that Verizon, the business will miss out voluntarily with the popular iPhone due to the above mentioned product policy, whether for the iPhone 5, which supposedly last great project of Steve Jobs to reckon with the implementation of the faster wireless standard LTE , Cnet speculates not without reason.
As first reported by The Loop, Apple sent out invites today for a special media event held in New York City next Thursday, Jan. 19. The invitation’s graphic shows the familiar New York skyscraper motif, adorned with the Apple logo silhouette and the tagline:
Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple.
The invite arrives following a flurry of speculation pertaining to the nature of the event, which was first hinted by AllThingsD. The publication reported on Jan. 2 that Apple’s presser will not be huge —at least not compared to the company’s splashy theatrical announcements—nor will it cover any iPad or Apple TV hardware news.
Instead, it will focus on iBooks, another report said. With education the focus, this leaves iBooks and perhaps textbooks, another market Jobs wanted to disrupt, as the main attraction. The presser is said to involve Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, whose recently expanded responsibilities now include the App Store, iTunes Store, iAd, iCloud and iBooks.
A new report today claimed Apple is gearing up to release a next-generation “iPad 3″ with a “full HD display” in March, followed by an “iPad 4″ in October. The report came from Asian supply chain watcher DigiTimes who cited Taiwanese industry sources again.
According to the report, iPad 3 will sport a QXGA display (1,536 x 2,048 pixel) and improved battery life, but otherwise hardware specifications will remain largely unchanged. The launch of iPad 3 in March will apparently see the current generation iPad 2 receive a price cut to $399:
The iPad 3 will come with a QXGA (1,536×2,048 pixels) display and longer battery life although its other hardware specifications may not be so amazing as expected, said the sources. But Apple will take the advantage of the iPad 3 launch to slash the price of its iPad 2 to US$399, the sources claimed.
DigiTimes claimed that Apple will drop another 9.7-inch iPad dubbed “iPad 4″ by October. The device is expected to have “killer applications,” all-around upgraded hardware specifications, and “integrated applications so as to compete with an array of Android-, Wintel- or WoA (Windows on ARM)-based tablet PCs.” Previously the publication claimed Apple had a 7.85-inch iPad in the works for a late 2012 launch, which their sources later claimed would no longer be happening.
As of latest reports from last month, DigiTimes said the next-generation iPad is expected to double its current battery capacity to approximately 14,000mAH. The report also backs up the upgraded resolution mentioned today.
Actually, out of season delivers the design studio ADR from Italy, a new vision of the iPhone. Inspired by Steve Jobs is the model itself and therefore carries hisname as an abbreviation expansion. The “iPhone SJ” would be made of glass and polycarbonate, it would offer and A6-CPU and a 10 Megapixel camera.
Not yet presented the mobile processor and the slight turning of the screw of the camera resolution are of course only an accessory of this design study. Will be presented in this gallery is primarily an ultra-slim device that can otherwise be immediately identified as an iPhone.
Repeatedly presenting the ADR studio more or less new ideas, who think the design of Cupertino even further – Italian style last ADR had brought the world the iCam, which is to bring as an attachment for the iPhone 5 is a higher quality photographic experience . For this would-be product sets De Rosa, currently even the photo series of a virtual ceremony after unpacking.
Citi analyst Richard Gardner practices as a killjoy for Apple’s holiday shopping season, which is still disputed with the iPad 2: “Multiple sources” had assured him that was to be expected with the iPad 3 as early as next February.
This is iPad 3 have a higher resolution than the iPad 2 and according to the analysts, there is no significant technical difficulties. He contradicts various rumors in which at least from a technical challenge was mentioned – namely, all major display manufacturers introduced small displays with high resolution, but with the next iPad would first go into mass production.
By changing the resolution, it is not unlikely that elapse between the announcement and publication of the next iPads a few weeks to adjust to the higher resolution apps. At least Apple is aware that some graphics, such as background images, were prepared for an iPad with higher resolution.
Earlier rumors that Apple sometime in the coming year, a controlled-Siri and present with the icloud linked television. According to an analyst at Wedge Partners, however, Apple could simply expand its existing technology with TV capabilities. The result: a combination of TV and iMac.
Living-iMac: iTV: If the next-generation iMac for the first Apple TV?
According to analyst Brian Blair, this would imply that Apple in the near future to compete with conventional televisions iMacs could offer with a screen size of up to 140 centimeters. The step for Apple would be an advantage, since the iMac’s production process is already routine. Only the software provided by Apple would have to be adjusted.
One possibility would be for example, the integrated software similar to Apple TV Front Row in the system. Argues against the theory, however, on the one hand, compared to other TVs thick design of iMacs, on the other hand, requires significantly less computing power a television set as itself a computer – the iMac in hardware would be built so more than being challenged.