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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.

iPhone 5 in September With A5 Chip, 8MP Camera. iPad 3 to Get Higher Resolution Display

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

A new report by Bloomberg has backed up rumors from the past few months and says that Apple’s upcoming fifth-generation iPhone will make its debut in September and will boast a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera and will closely resmeble the current iPhone 4 unlike many reports that hinted about a teardrop shaped build, The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4.

Apple is also said to be testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4. The screen resolution on Apple’s new iPad would be about one-third higher than that of the iPad 2 and will sport a more responsive touchscreen.

The new iPhone will also come preloaded with iOS 5, which features Notification Center, new camera features, Twitter integration, iCloud support, an updated mail application, a location-based reminders application, iMessages, and much more. iOS 5 previewed earlier in WWDC and will be a unified OS for all Apple mobile devices:

The new phone will run the iOS 5 operating system Apple previewed at a developer’s conference earlier this month. Codenamed “Telluride,” it will feature already-announced features such as improved messaging and photo-sharing, one person said. It’s also designed to run on all of Apple’s mobile devices, this person said. Until late last year, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches used slightly different versions of iOS.

And the idea of a cheaper iPhone version seems to be valid after all:

Apple is also working to finish a cheaper version of the iPhone aimed at attracting customers in developing countries, the people said. This device would use chips and displays of similar quality to today’s iPhone 4, the people said. Apple’s work on a smaller, lower-priced version of the device was discussed by people familiar with the matter in February.

The next generation iPhone is expected to pack a new cellular chip from the Qualcomm that can support both GSM and CDMA networks.

iOS 5 is Jailbroken Already

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, iPad, iPhone, Jailbreak, News, Rants & Raves

Apple has released the next iteration of their Mobile software, iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday at the WWDC conference. The new version comes with more than 200 new features, including a new notification system, Newsstand, which is an iBook like but for magazines and Newspaper subscription, Twitter integration, Safari Reader and Reading List, Reminders, Camera and Image editing Capabilities, Mail updates, iOS-wide built-in dictionary, PC-free for syncing, updating wirelessly, Delta OTA software updates, and iMessage.

MuscleNerd one of key members of the Dev Team has confirmed via his twitter the possibility of jailbreak future on iOS 5, and no matter the fact that it will be a tethered solution at least initially, but the Jailbreak community will love to have their hands on it.

iOS 5 beta is available for developers, with public release planned for this fall.

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