Over the past few weeks there has been quite a back and forth discussion on the possible inclusion of a Retina or high resolution display on the iPad 2. Facts seemed to solidify when Engadget ran an article suggesting the second-generation iPad would have a high resolution display, though they did not specify the exact resolution. But then John Gruber yesterday seemed to disagree with that suggestion citing cost issues, uncovered UI graphics of an iPad camera app that are not optimized for a high resolution display and his own sources.
So why has there been so much doubt and to and fro-ing over whether the iPad 2’s display is high resolution? Well put simply, because there are so many barriers that would have to be overcome and issues that Apple would have to resolve. Click through to read the full article.
If you’ve ever wished to charge your precious iPhone 4 wirelessly without the need of plugging that ugly white cable into Ive’s metal washed in unicorn tears, heck – you need a PowerMat.
This $59.99 charging pad / case for iPhone indeed charges the device without any cables. It’s magical, I heard ‘em say. Or maybe it’s just the progress of science. Who knows.
You can go get a PowerMat here, and check out the pics below. [PowerMat via Gizmodo] (more…)
There are many websites out there that offer iPhone-optimized views. But I bet you haven’t seen anything like Steve Streza’s latest creation, Swearch. (more…)
With the announcement of the iPhone 4 and increased production of iPads this year, it makes me wonder what bragging rights AT&T will continue to have? Hmm, where would AT&T be without Apple – probably right there with Sprint, ouch. (more…)
Last night the Dev-Team finally flipped the switch on ultrasn0w for iPhone, the unlock tool that enables you to use different SIMs on locked devices. It’s a pretty big deal for US users.To install the tool, you have to add the repo666.ultrasn0w.com repository in Cydia – of course you have to be on a jailbroken device first.
Version 1.0-1 of ultrasn0w works for:
iPhone4 baseband 01.59
3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04
Check out the how-to video after the break.
As the white iPhone 4 continues to be delayed, the next big Apple question is, “What could possibly go wrong with the same exact phone that’s just a different color?” That’s the million dollar question (or if you’re Apple: answer) that’s yet to be unveiled. I still think Apple is being a little too picky over their pretty white coats, and it could be too that if Apple and suppliers are struggling to meet demand with black iPhones, they’ve decided not to focus on white ones. Some suggest that Apple may release an exclusive white iPhone on Verizon as rumors get louder, but that would be too shady.
Apple and related smartphone manufacturers probably aren’t happy with this one. The Library of Congress has announced new anti-circumvention exceptions to the DMCA policies that legally allow people to jailbreak or root their phones.
Today I have designated six classes of works. Persons who circumvent access controls in order to engage in noninfringing uses of works in these six classes will not be subject to the statutory prohibition against circumvention.
Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset.
Engadget has linked to the full press release at the source link below.
[Copyright.gov via Engadget]
iPhone 4 will launch in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland this Friday.
[via Ars Technica]
I’m still waiting for someone to one-up the whole iPad iDish thing, but this comes pretty close. We’ve learned that eating off of gadgets can be a pretty sensual experience, but sometimes our techno-lust can lead to unpredictable cravings that can only be solved by bacon. If the thought of a Retina Display infused in your morning slice of bacon doesn’t excite those tingling taste buds, then just wait until you see what Japan has in store for us this time.