Jan 112013
 

Joy Factor has recently launched new iPhone battery and iPad and iPhone waterproof cases, Joy Factory said the battery life is twice than the previous battery, and the battery is priced at $79.99. The waterproof cases are used in the iPhone, iPad and the iPad Mini. If you only need waterproof, you can purchase the aXtion Go, while the aXtion Pro can be waterproof, dustproof and dropproof.

The iPhone aXtion Pro is priced at $ 79, the one for the iPad Mini is $99, and the one for the iPad is $159. The aXtion Go is relatively cheap.

Those products may be sold in February this year, and the specific circumstances are still not sure.

Jan 072013
 

There are reports that Apple is expected to release the updates of its five major products this year, including iPad mini, iPhone 5S, iOS 7 and the 55-inch Apple TV. Since October last year, the media has been discussing the Apple Radio, therefore the time of launching at the beginning of this year is not surprising. This free radio service is expected to be integrated into iTunes, to strongly compete with Pandora.

The Piper Jaffray analyst speculated that this service will be announced synchronously with other news in March. And the iPad mini equipped with Retina display may be launched in March, the current iPad mini display resolution is 1024×768.

By June in 2013, Apple is expected to launch iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S. The iOS 6 removed YouTube and Google Maps app, which makes users very dissatisfied. And the iOS 7 is expected to strengthen the e-money package services Passbook.

The analysts Gene Munster and Douglas Clinton think that, the iPhone 5S will be launched in September. But there are also reports that the fastest in June. The iPhone 5 was launched in September 2012, so was the iPhone 4S (in 2011). The iPhone 5S will look exactly the same with iPhone 5, same size and width of the screen.

In November 2013, Apple may launch the longly legend Apple TV. The analyst believes that Apple TV may range from 42 inches to 55 inches, the price ranges between 1500-2000 U.S. dollars. Samsung, Vizio, and Panasonic has launched the same size TVs, but the prices are all less than $1,000.

Jan 042013
 

According to media reports, Apple is preparing for the launch of different colors and sizes iPhone. So far, the iPhones Apple has launched only have one screen size.

Reported that the next generation iPhone will have different sizes models, which will make Apple better segment the market, and expand market share.

Apple may launch three different sizes iPhone models, including the 3.5-inch trumpet iPhone, 4-inch medium-sized iPhone, as well as the larger screen size iPhone.

The report also said that the next generation iPhone may be introduced at this period in June this year.

At the same time, Apple will provide more iPhone color choices, just as what Apple did to the iPod Touch.

Today, beside Apple, every other smartphone vendor has introducedlarger screen size products than the iPhone, therefore it’s also reasonable for Apple to increase the iPhone’s screen size. The 4-inch iPhone is very good, of course, it will be better if the screen can be larger.

It may bring the developers some trouble to launch different screen sizes iPhone. When Apple to introduce the longer screen size and different proportion iPhone 5, the developers will have to update their applications. Now it is not clear what developers will do when the three screen sizes iPhone are launch, but if the proportion of new iPhone screen is same with iPhone 4, it will be less trouble for developers. Or, Apple can solve this problem with a software solution.

Dec 282012
 

Are you sure this is not an iPad mini? The above figure is an Apple iPad 5 photo that recently explosured on IT media, but it looks exactly the same with the iPad mini that just released less than two months. As there is no reference as comparison, the size of the product in the photo can not be determined, it can only be seen from the photo details that the iPad 5 uses the same aluminum alloy.

It has been reported that iPad 5 may be released in March next year, the time can be exact as Apple released the new iPad in March 2012. The iPad 5 appearance, in addition to be very similar with the iPad mini,¬† it also has the iPhone’s ultra-thin style, the thickness can be 9.4mm or less, which will completely change the trend that two generations of iPad thickness increase.

Although the message is not confirmed, if the message that Japanese media Macotakara reported is true, then Apple should have started to begin preparations for iPad 5 release, even through there are still a few months time, but it is inevitable there will be a variety of real machine parameters and photo leaked during these days.

Dec 272012
 

Message from the supply chain that Apple is researching Bluetooth smart watches, it’s designed by Intel and it is expected to be listed in the first half of next year. The supply chain said Intel is designing Bluetooth smart watches for Apple, this product uses RiTdisplay 1.5-inch OLED screen, rhenium ocean OGS and Encore indium tin oxide transparent conductive glass.

The news that this product will use together with the iPhone, and the listing date is selected in the first half of next year. After the listing of this product, it will enter¬† into Apple’s global store in the next year.

In fact, the Bluetooth Smart Watch is not a fresh product, and it is a product that can interconnect with smartphone. Sony has launched a similar product, and it’s named as SmartWatch.

Sony Smart Watch is unable to answer the call with the watch. According to insiders, Apple’s smart watches will be able to answer the phone and directly interconnect with the iPhone. The reason why it can achieve this instruction is that most of the smart phones have voice Assistant function, such as Apple’s Siri.

Dec 212012
 

As we all know, the early produced Apple 27-inch iMac supports to install Apple’s Boot Camp software. But recently, the latest 3TB hybrid hard drive version of the iMac can’t install Boot Camp on their computers.

Boot Camp is a software that allows users to use Windows 7 installation disk to install Windows 7 on Intel processor-based Mac system, after the installation users can run the “dual system” on their Mac computers and select different operating systems in different cases.

In fact, even if you can not use the Windows system, there are many applications that can perfectly substitute for the Windows system software in the Mac, the only troublesome thing is that some games can’t run in Mac system.

In fact, Apple has made a description on its iMac page, the current 3TB version iMac computer can not use Boot Camp. It is hoped that Apple can resume 3TB version iMac support on Boot Camp as soon as possible, because most high-end users really have the demand to have both 3TB and Boot Camp.

Dec 202012
 

According to media reports, the US Patent and Trademark Office this week approved a patent application filed by Apple in 2007, which is for Apple’s first generation iPhone design patent, Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs and the chief designer Jony Ivy had been involved in the design.

This U.S. Patent No. is No.D672769, and the patent name is “electronic device”. The design patent also attached with the picture of the first generation iPhone.

The first-generation iPhone uses the aluminum backplane, the iPhone 5 Apple released this year again uses this design, the iPhone 5 is also equipped with a metal backplane. The products between the first-generation iPhone and iPhone 5 are with other materials backplane, among which the iPhone 3G and 3GS use plastic backplane, while the iPhone 4 and 4S uses glass back.

The basic design of the first generation is also very similar with the latest version iPhone. Each generation iPhone is equipped with a homepage button at the bottom of the screen, headphone jack is at the top, volume control is designed in the left side, the lock screen button is at the right side of the top, the camera is in the real, while the speaker, microphone, and data/charging ports are at the bottom.

The first generation iPhone was released in January 2007 by Steve Jobs at Macworld show, and eventually began selling in June the same year.

Since then, each generation iPhone has achieved good sales performance, Apple’s sales continue to break the previous record. Now, Apple releases a new iPhone every year. And the IPhone 5 released this year for the first time to extend the display to 4 inches.

Dec 182012
 

 

What kind of performance will there be for Apple in 2012? There following are the top five forecasts the American CNET made.

1. The advent of 1.Apple TV

Same with the IPad and iPhone, the Apple TV has had a lot of rumors before the launch. As the saying goes, where there is smoke there is fire, the launch of Apple TV will become a hot topic in 2013.

It remains uncertain that what the Apple TV will look like. Apple has produced its own set-top boxes, but it does not fit to plug in cable television cable. On the contrary, its main purpose is to connect Apple’s digital stores and third-party streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. In 2013, Apple is expected to launch a full-fledged Apple TV, but the premise is to create a better set-top box which is able to receive television programs and have basic control functions.

2. To live in peace with competitors

The 2012 is an unrest year for Apple, while the 2013 will be the year of peace, which we have seen between Apple and HTC. Then, such peace, of course, can also be implemented in Apple and other competitors (especially Samsung and Google).

3. “IRadio” streaming music service launched

It has been years since the rumor that Apple will launch iRadio streaming music services, but there has been no more information. At the same time, competitors such as Spotify and Rdio have already significantly been ahead in the field.

Apple products have been to act as a platform in the past few years to allow many companies sell their application. BUt Apple slowly increase more functionality for iTunes through iCloud.

Sources told CNET, Apple with three major record companies trading negotiations still “nowhere near enough.” However, this does not rule out the possibility that Apple use its huge cash reserves in the next year, the possibility of completing the transaction.

4. Apple map improvement

In 2012, the launch of the Apple Maps application and mistakes bring great embarrassment to Apple. In 2013, Apple map must have some improvements, but please do not expect it to completely change overnight.

5. Siri mature

It has been more than a year since Apple introduced Siri. But Apple still has some tough work to do about Siri. In IOS6 system, Apple has added some new tricks to Siri. Next, Apple will greatly enhance the speed of Siri, and integrates more third-party applications and services. In addition, there are indications that Apple will have more products equipped with Siri, such as Mac and Apple TV.

Dec 142012
 


Google released the 2012 search list, from the list we can see in this year’s consumer electronics search results that the third-generation iPad equipped with retina screen ranks the first, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Microsoft Surface are among the top ten. Every year, Google releases Zeitgeist list, and this year is no exception. The company obtained the various categories of the search list through the analysis of the 1.2 trillion search requests in 2012.

The following is top ten consumer electronic products with the most search range on Google in 2012:

1, the third-generation iPad

The retina screen brings amazing ultra-high resolution for the iPad. The clarity and brightness of games and movies are outstanding, and it brings new vitality to the boring Tablet PC display market.

2, Samsung Galaxy S III

The phone seems to be the standard of the Android camp, even been honoured as iPhone in Android family.

3, iPad mini

The 7.9-inch iPad mini has become the most cared Tablet PC this year. Its function is identical with the full size iPad, just slightly smaller.

4, Google Nexus 7

As Google’s first tablet computer, the Nexus emulated the Amazon Kindle Fire strategy. However, Google cooperated with Asus closely and personally involved in the design and then launched such a Google 7-inch device that truly meets the requirements.

5, Samsung Galaxy Note II

It is a tablet computer and mobile phone hybrid product. And it is definitely the best choice for people who like big-screen phone.

6, Sony’s new PlayStation 3

Sony has slimmed the PlayStation 3, and lowered the price. Itis not easy to keep the heat and competitiveness on such a game system released six years ago.

7, iPad 4

It is the latest full-size iPad, the configuration is upgraded and the retina screen is retained. This product also uses the latest lightning interfaces, so the original cable can not be used, which makes a lot of people unhappy.

8, Microsoft Surface

Microsoft enters the Tablet PC market this year by virtue of Surface, due to the use of the latest Windows RT system, it becomes the first choice for users who concerns the office and portable.

9, Kindle Fire HD

As an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD price is from $299, with a clear price advantage compared to the $499 iPad. With Amazon’s huge content library, the product has become a real competitor for the iPad. In addition, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD starts at just $199.

10, Nokia Lumia 920

Lumia 920, released earlier this year, is a flagship Windows Phone device. It is elegant, the camera is also improved, and it’s even with wireless charging function.

Dec 132012
 

The news from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently testing the Apple TV set design. The company has Apple TV “Hockey puck” device, which allows the content of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer displayed on the screen in the home, and there are a wide variety of services.

It seems to get closer and closer, “although it is not an official product, it’s in the early stages of the test.” According to insiders, Foxconn invested and portfolio Sharp big screen factory in Japan SAKAI city.

Sharp factories is mainly for the 60 inches or more large screen size manufacturing, Foxconn investson it and gives half of the orders for large-size screen support. For example, Foxconn has assembled Vizio 60-inch big screens, so they also have a TV production experience, and we all know it has been in production of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer, so at this point, Apple is likely to have Foxconn to produce Apple TV.

It is reported that a few years ago Apple has been doing tests on TV products, but rumors and pressure did not as ferocious as this time, the authenticity of the message still needs to be examined further, but we expect to see the birth of the Apple TV .