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iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048×1536 Screen Resolution

February 17th, 2012 02:16 admin View Comments

Displays

bonch writes “After months of reporting on photos of iPad 3 screen parts, MacRumors finally obtained one for themselves and examined it under a microscope, confirming that the new screens will have twice the linear resolution of the iPad 2, with a whopping 2048×1536 pixel density. Hints of the new display’s resolution were found in iBooks 2, which contains hi-DPI versions of its artwork. The iPad 3 is rumored to be launching in early March.”

Source: iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048×1536 Screen Resolution

Start Up Beats Microsoft In Releasing Office iPad App

January 3rd, 2012 01:00 admin View Comments

cloudon.jpegA low-profile Silicon Valley startup beat Microsoft in delivering an application that allows users to access MS Office documents on their iPads.

CloudOn launched its eponymous iPad app Tuesday. Working in conjunction with DropBox, CloudOn lets users access and create MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on their tablets. Unlike CitirixReceiver and other desktop access apps, CloudOn is designed to work specifically and only with Office.

Microsoft originally said it would try to take on Apple’s iWork suite of productivity applications by developing an iPad app when the device was first introduced. By the time the original iPad was launched in 2010, however, Microsoft had put those plans on hold. In November, citing unnamed sources, The Daily reported that Microsoft planned to launch an iPad Office app in the first half of 2012.

We haven’t had a chance to review CloudOn’s app just yet, but screen shots on the Web site show the familiar MS Office toolbar. In its limited test of CloudOn, MacRumors said it functioned “as advertised” and included “a significant number of tools and functions.”

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“Given the constraints of operating on an iPad and via a cloud-based interface, however, there are some limitations such as an inability to insert outside images into a document via the interface,” MacRumors concluded.

CloudOn, formerly known as AppToU, was formed in 2009 by several former Cisco employees. The company, which has a sparse Web site, has attracted several rounds of financing.

Source: Start Up Beats Microsoft In Releasing Office iPad App

AT&T And Sprint Report Record iPhone 4S Sales

October 15th, 2011 10:12 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

AT&T and Sprint have both reported that they have seen record activations for Apple’s new iPhone 4S yesterday, it’s official launch day.

Last week, AT&T had announced that iPhone 4S was the most successful iPhone launch they’ve ever had. The high demand also seems to have caused activation issues for some iPhone 4S users.

AT&T reported (via MacRumors):

As of 4:30 pm ET today, AT&T had already activated a record number of iPhones on our network – and is on-track to double our previous record for activations on a single day. These record volumes may produce slower activations for some customers, though our systems continue to run at record levels.

This is impressive when you consider than iPhone 4S is the first iPhone to be available on Sprint and Verizon’s network.

Meanwhile, Sprint also announced that iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 recorded the best best ever day of sales for a device family in Sprint history. They reported:

Sprint today reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. We reached this milestone at approximately noon CT/1pm ET. The response to this device by current and new customers has surpassed our expectations and validates our customers’ desire for a truly unlimited data pricing plan.

Sprint attributed iPhone 4S’ successful launch to the unlimited data plans.

Verizon – the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and Apple’s third iPhone launch partner has been surprisingly quite.

Source: AT&T And Sprint Report Record iPhone 4S Sales

AT&T And Sprint Report Record iPhone 4S Sales

October 15th, 2011 10:12 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

AT&T and Sprint have both reported that they have seen record activations for Apple’s new iPhone 4S yesterday, it’s official launch day.

Last week, AT&T had announced that iPhone 4S was the most successful iPhone launch they’ve ever had. The high demand also seems to have caused activation issues for some iPhone 4S users.

AT&T reported (via MacRumors):

As of 4:30 pm ET today, AT&T had already activated a record number of iPhones on our network – and is on-track to double our previous record for activations on a single day. These record volumes may produce slower activations for some customers, though our systems continue to run at record levels.

This is impressive when you consider than iPhone 4S is the first iPhone to be available on Sprint and Verizon’s network.

Meanwhile, Sprint also announced that iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 recorded the best best ever day of sales for a device family in Sprint history. They reported:

Sprint today reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. We reached this milestone at approximately noon CT/1pm ET. The response to this device by current and new customers has surpassed our expectations and validates our customers’ desire for a truly unlimited data pricing plan.

Sprint attributed iPhone 4S’ successful launch to the unlimited data plans.

Verizon – the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and Apple’s third iPhone launch partner has been surprisingly quite.

Source: AT&T And Sprint Report Record iPhone 4S Sales

AT&T’s iPhone 4S Customers Complain Of Activation Issues

October 14th, 2011 10:37 admin View Comments

AT&T 3G iPhone

It seems AT&T customers have been having problems with their iPhone 4S activation according to MacRumors. With the launch of the iPhone 4S today, AT&T’s servers have been overloaded causing many unhappy users to go home with a phone that doesn’t work.

With the worldwide release of the iPhone 4S earlier today, Apple stores and carrier stores everywhere have been busy during this peak period of activations. This proved to be a problem for AT&T, as evidenced by the numerous Twitter complaints, comments, and blog posts around the web.

iPhone 4S Activation Error

According to one of TUAW’s reader complained that AT&T refused to help him because he bought his iPhone 4S from Apple:

My AT&T store refused to help me with the activation saying they had word from on high that they couldn’t help people who bought their phones through Apple.

AT&T has had similar problems with iPhone launches in the past, such as the iPhone 3GS activation delays in 2009. Japanese carrier Softbank also had problems with their registration, which hampered the iPhone 4S launch in Japan.

Did you have any activation issues? Have you been able to successfully activate your iPhone 4S? Discuss your experiences below!

[via MacRumors, TUAW]

Source: AT&T’s iPhone 4S Customers Complain Of Activation Issues

Speed Test: iPhone 4S Vs. iPhone 4

October 14th, 2011 10:54 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S comes with Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor, which offers up to twice the power and up to seven times graphics performance.

Initial benchmark results of iPhone 4S have revealed that it is approximately 70% faster than iPhone 4 when it comes to using Mobile Safari. So how fast is it when it comes to opening apps.

MacRumors points us to a comparison video posted by YouTube user Eurosausage, which highlights how much faster, the iPhone 4S is compared to iPhone 4 at launching apps.

In the comparison video, Eurosausage opens quite a few apps and games. As you can see iPhone 4S launches apps noticeably faster than iPhone 4.

Source: Speed Test: iPhone 4S Vs. iPhone 4

iPhone 4S Lines Have Started

October 13th, 2011 10:01 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S lines have started with less than 24 hours to go for official launch.

As we mentioned earlier, with shipping estimates for iPhone 4S pre-orders slipping to 1-2 weeks, one of the only ways to get your hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S is to stand in line outside the Apple Store.

The lines outside Apple Stores in Japan are already quite long, which will be the first to open for iPhone 4S in a few hours from now. Guillaume Erard reports that there were over 100 people in line at Apple’s Shibuya retail store in Tokyo. He has also posted the following video:

MacRumors reports that lines have also started outside Apple Stores in London. Here are some photographs:

Macrecord reports that there are more than 150 people are outside in line at the Opéra retail store in Paris:

Meanwhile things seem to be quite in U.S as of now. MacRumors reports:

Things still appear to be relatively quiet in the United States and Canada nearly 17 hours before the first launches, as we’ve been receiving scattered reports of lines beginning to form but with only a handful of people encamped at most of the stores from which we’ve received reports. 

However, it looks like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is reportedly the first and only person in line so far at the Los Gatos retail store in California.

Some of you might call this crazy but Robert Scoble had aptly put it“waiting in line for an Apple product is glorious, even if it is idiotic.” Have you pre-ordered your iPhone 4S? Are you getting it delivered or planning to pick it up from the Apple Store? Or are you planning to join to be the first to get the iPhone 4S?

Source: iPhone 4S Lines Have Started

Unprecedented Demand For iOS 5 And iCloud Almost Broke The Internet – How Did It Go For You?

October 13th, 2011 10:21 admin View Comments

iOS 5

Yesterday was probably Apple’s biggest days when it comes to software launches with the release of iCloud – its new cloud based services and iOS 5 – its next generation mobile operating system.

Unfortunately, it also meant that there was unprecedented interest from users to download iOS 5 and migrate from MobileMe to iCloud services.

It seems to have also exceeded Apple’s expectations as things didn’t go off that well for Apple, many users had trouble upgrading to iOS 5 and were hitting error 3200 due to the high load on Apple’s servers.

The Next Web reports that the traffic due to Apple’s software updates was so high that it was just not Apple but even the entire internet infrastructure was experiencing difficulties under the load.

The traffic at the LONAP (LONAP is a London Neutral Internet Exchange Point where Internet and content providers exchange traffic) increased from a normal peak of around 18Gb/s to around 28Gb/s.

Andy Davidson, Director of another London-based network exchange, LONAP, told Cult of Mac:

The traffic last night was around twice what we would see on a typical Wednesday evening. There was as much traffic as we would see for a major sporting event (such as England playing in the World or European cups). Such volumes have never been seen before for a software upgrade.

Apple also had issues coping with the migration requests coming from users who wanted to move their data from MobileMe to iCloud. They eventually had to limit the number of migrations and requested customers to come back later:

Due to high demand, we are temporarily limiting the number of users moving from MobileMe to iCloud. Please try again later. We apologize for any inconvenience.

It looks like most of the traffic and with it issues have settled down today, but MacRumors reports that some users are reporting that iCloud mail has been down for some users.

This obviously brings back memories of 2007 when Apple launched MobileMe. Let’s hope that things settle down quickly.

Let us know how was your experience in updating your iOS device/s to iOS 5 and migrating from MobileMe to iCloud.

Source: Unprecedented Demand For iOS 5 And iCloud Almost Broke The Internet – How Did It Go For You?

iTunes In The Cloud Goes Live For International Users

October 12th, 2011 10:36 admin View Comments

iTunes in the CLoud

MacRumors reports that Apple has started rolling out iTunes in the Cloud features to international users, ahead of today’s iCloud launch.

Apple had released the Automatic Downloads and Purchase history – two features of iTunes in the Cloud immediately after it was announced at the WWDC 2011 Keynote address to users in the US. 

MacRumors reports:

With the full iCloud service set to launch today, we have begun receiving reports from international users that iTunes in the Cloud has already begun going live for them. Reports have come in from Canada and the United Kingdom so far, but it is unclear whether additional countries will be included in the initial round of launches.

Here’s a brief description of the two features:

  • Automatic Downloads: Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
  • Download Previous Purchases: Download your past music purchases again at no additional cost. Your purchases are available in the iTunes Store on your Mac or in the iTunes app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.

MacRumros that these features that iTunes in the Cloud being live from the following additional countries: Australia, France, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, and Spain.

The wait for iOS 5 continues. We’re hearing reports that Apple could release its highly anticipated next generation mobile operating system at around 10:00 am PST or 1:00 pm EST.

Source: iTunes In The Cloud Goes Live For International Users

iPhone 4S Hands-On Video Reveals Benchmarks; Siri Settings

October 10th, 2011 10:54 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

Folks at Japanese site – AppVV.com have published what appears to be a hands-on video with iPhone 4S. It is not clear how they managed to get their hands of Apple’s new iPhone.

The video reveals some early benchmark results of iPhone 4S and the Settings available for Siri – the intelligent personal assistant, which is one of the major features of iPhone 4S.

MacRumors reports:

Early Sunspider marks show a total score of 2222.1ms and a BrowserMark score of 89567. For comparison, it appears that the BrowserMark score for an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 is 44856, so the new iPhone 4S benches twice as fast in the browser.

As you might have noticed in the video, Siri’s Setting screen allows you to turn Siri On/Off, change Language Settings, Voice feedback, My Info and enable Raise to Speak.

[AppVV via MacRumors]

Source: iPhone 4S Hands-On Video Reveals Benchmarks; Siri Settings

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