It's been over one month since we published our last iPhone 5 rumour so here's something to feed fan-boys' appetites. Apple will launch two new iPhones next month; an improved specification iPhone 4 and a new "tear-drop" shaped iPhone 5.
The Apple Store has been down for two hours, almost certainly signaling the arrival of Mac OS X Lion, Apple's latest version of their desktop operating system, and possibly a refreshed MacBook Air, later today.
Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have inadvertently admitted that Sony image sensors will be used in the iPhone 5. In an interview with Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal the Sony chief stated, possibly accidentally, that image sensors manufactured in Sony’s Japanese factories on their way to Apple may be delayed as a result of last month’s massive earthquake and tsunami.
Apple is expected to debut the iPad’s successor, dubbed the iPad 2, next week, Wednesday March 2, at an event in San Francisco according to All Things Digital. Although no official invites have been sent out yet, it’s rumoured that the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will be the likely venue.
Apple will announce details of the iPad2 on Valentine’s day, ahead of an April 2011 release, if rumors reported by the Apple fan blog Apple Insider are true. According to Apple Insider, Apple will announce details of the pending release of the second generation iPad at a special event next week. The event has apparently been called to formally launch iOS 4.3 and its new in-app subscription model.
A bit like Area 52, Apple’s iPad2 doesn’t officially exist; even though, at this stage, we have all seen the pictures of it. Going one better the guys over at the iPhone blog published a video of a, supposedly accurate dummy, iPad2.
Rumours have started to surface that Facebook is secretly building a phone. Similar to the iPhone and Google’s Nexus One, it is understood that Facebook may be planning to develop the OS and employ a third party to manufacture its hardware.