Posts Tagged ‘rumors’

Apple Rumored to Unveil Revamped 3D Maps in iOS 6

Written by Gradly on . Posted in 3D, Apple, blog, Rants & Raves, Rumors, Tech.

Apple Rumored to Unveil Revamped 3D Maps in iOS 6

Apple Rumored to Unveil Revamped 3D Maps in iOS 6

Apple is expected to introduce a revamped Maps application in the next major update iOS 6, ditching Google Maps service as a backend to provide its proprietary solution that will feature 3D mapping technology.

AllThingsD reported that the new feature is expected to be unveiled at Apple’s WWDC which will be held June 11 through 15 in San Francisco

“Sources describe the new Maps app as a forthcoming tent-pole feature of iOS that will, in the words of one, ‘blow your head off,'” Paczkowski wrote. “I’m not quite sure what that means, and the source in question declined to elaborate, but it’s likely a reference to the photorealistic 3-D mapping tech Apple acquired when it purchased C3 Technologies.”

Apple’s proprietary mapping solution has been a long time in the making after the company acquired Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9.

The most important thing in the new Maps application is a powerful new 3D mode provided by C3 Technologies:

C3 Technologies is the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, offering photo-realistic models of the world for search, navigation and geographic information systems. Since 2007 when it was spun out of the aerospace and defense company Saab AB, venture-backed C3 has redefined mapping by applying previously classified image processing technology to the development of 3D maps as a platform for new social and commercial applications. The Sweden-based company’s automated software and advanced algorithms enable C3 to rapidly assemble extremely precise 3D models, and seamlessly integrate them with traditional 2D maps, satellite images, street level photography and user generated images, that together are forever changing how people use maps and explore the world.

The New iPhone to Come in a Sleek Unibody, Featuring a 4-inch Screen

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPhone, Rumors

The New iPhone to Come in a Sleek Unibody, Featuring a 4-inch Screen

The New iPhone to Come in a Sleek Unibody, Featuring a 4-inch Screen

It seems like Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone in the third quarter of the year with a 4-inch display and sleek unibody case, the news comes from Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.

“The buzz around the new iPhone 5 is growing in Asia and speculation around the timing of the launch has begun,” White said in a note to investors.

“In our view, this will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a Unibody case,” White added. “This new, sleek look will be the most important reason that consumers decide to upgrade to the iPhone 5, while we believe the addition of 4G will also attract buyers of the new device. We believe the iPhone 5 ramp for the December quarter could be extraordinary, dwarfing previous launches and driving the stock closer to our $1,001 price target.”

The analyst expects the new iPhone is set to launch in August or September with LTE connectivity.

[via BGR]

iPad 3 to Feature Senseg’s E-Sense Touch Technology?

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPad, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors, Tech.

iPad 3 to Feature Senseg’s E-Sense Touch Technology?

iPad 3 to Feature Senseg’s E-Sense Touch Technology?

When we first get the next-gen iPad (iPad 3 or iPad HD) event invitation, every body’s attention went to “We have something you really have to see.” which was translated instantly as the company might have attached a Retina Display to their new iPad which is a big possibility. But the invitation text goes with another words that – “And touch.”? Which in turn could be a reference to a new technology adopted by Apple.

According to reports by The Guardian, unlike Apple’s existing iPad display, next-gen iPad screen may be textured and actually you may feel rough, smooth, curved, flat, sticky, and slippery sensations by just touching the screen surface.

“Apple never uses words in its invitations without them meaning something,” said Carolina Milanesi, smartphones and tablets analyst for the research company Gartner. As she pointed out, the invitation for Apple’s previous event in October had a picture of some app icons, a “1″ against the iPhone, and the phrase “Let’s talk iPhone” – in retrospect, a pun on the planned introduction of the single iPhone 4S, with the Siri voice-driven “assistant” software.

Milanesi thinks similar analysis will pay dividends: “Saying you have to ‘see’ it obviously refers to the retina display. As for ‘touch’, my first thought was that they have done something to the back of the iPad.”

But the Guardian believes that the “touch” refers to a technology from Senseg, a Finnish startup which has developed a system called E-Sense which appears to give texture to a touchscreen.

The technology comes from a Finnish company called Senseg and it uses things called “tixels,” generated by electric fields from elements embedded around the screen, to provide a texture on the display that can change just like its pixels.

[via cultofmac]

iPad 3 with Quad-core A6, Retina Display, LTE to be announced on March 7th

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, iPad, Rumors

iPad 3 next to iPad 2

iPad 3 next to iPad 2

According to several sources, Apple is gearing up to announce their next-generation iPad, probably dubbed, iPad 3, on Wednesday March 7th. Taking into account that this day is still open for events at San Fransisco’s Yerba Buena Center where Apple introduced both iPad and iPad 2.

The iPad 3 is expected to feature Apple’s A6 quad-core processor2048×1536 Retina display at 264PPI, upgraded camera, and more

Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon and AT&T will carry the iPad 3 LTE noting that Apple will hold their media event to unveil the iPad 3 during the first week of March.

Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up.

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