Posted on 15 October 2013.
According to reports on Tuesday, Apple will waste little time getting new MacBook Pros into the hands of eager consumers if, as expected, it revamps the high-end laptop range next week.
The company is likely to reveal new versions of its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display machines at an event on October 22.
French site MacG.co is under the impression Apple will make the devices available for sale later that week on October 24 or 25.
There’s nothing concrete in the report, or leaked store inventories or anything like that, but the site does claim to have received the information from the same source that tipped it off about a recent iPod revamp. Make of that what you will.
Mac Pro D-Day
However, that’s not all MacG’s report has in store. It also claimed to know the release date for the eagerly-anticipated Mac Pro desktop tower, which boasts an intriguing cylindrical design and a wealth of power.
So far, Apple has only committed to a “Fall 2013″ release window, but the French site has pinpointed November 17 as D-Day.
Additionally the site is touting the expected iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 release date as October 31.
Posted in Computing, Mobile Phones, Wireless
Posted on 10 September 2013.
Apple laid out some figures during its multi-national event today, revealing that next month sales of iOS devices will reach 700 million.
That’s 700 million iOS devices sold – a massive figure but unsurprising given what Apple’s achieved since the iPhone launched all those years ago.
The company also predicted that hundreds of millions of people will download iOS 7 when it launches on Sept. 18.
That’s right – Apple also revealed the iOS 7 release date, and the long-awaited (it seems like it, at least) OS update will arrive soon.
More to follow…
Posted in Computing, Wireless
Posted on 30 July 2013.
A new rumour suggests that Asus is planning to put out an ultra slim slab that will put all others to shame.
The tablet that Asus is said to be planning will be 6mm thin, which would make it slimmer than the 8.2mm Windows-running Samsung Ativ Tab 3 and the 6.9mm Android-packing Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
This means that if it actually exists, the new Asus tablet would be the thinnest on the market, assuming no one pips it to the post.
Is it a tablet… or is it a load of nonsense?
But with actual information thin on the ground, this could also be nothing more than the weird fever dreams of an Asus super fan. There’s not even a mention of whether it will be running Android or Windows.
And let’s not forget that something that thin is surely going to be more prone to breakages – not exactly something you can just toss in your bag.
But TechRadar loves a bit of action from Asus chairman Jonney Shih and, if this super thin tablet rumour is true, we can’t wait to see what he cooks up for his big announcement speech.
He’ll have pull something truly spectacular out of the bag to out-do this classic:
YouTube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqjoRMHyYQc
Posted in Computing, Wireless
Posted on 19 July 2013.
The Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth has stumbled onto the scene, bleary eyed from the night before and missing a shoe, as the Chinese firm looks to flog the 7-inch tablet market for everything it’s got.
We’ve already seen the MediaPad 7, MediaPad 7 Vogue and MediaPad 7 Lite launched by Huawei, but it’s clearly not content with its output and this time it has the “connected generation” in its sights – in other words, the teen and young adult sectors.
In terms of what the MediaPad 7 Youth has to offer you’ll find a 7-inch display, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 4100mAh battery.
We are young
It will come in a couple of guises, with the choice between Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G on the cards which will not only allow you to access internet on the go, but also make phone calls and send text messages – it’s all very Asus FonePad.
At 350g it’s a touch heavier than the FonePad and Nexus 7, but its brushed aluminium unibody is an acceptable trade off for an additional 10g – plus it’ll be thinner than both at 9.9mm in depth.
When it comes to a MediaPad 7 Youth release date, Huawei has pegged the slate for a Q3 arrival, so sometime between July and September, and it’s confirmed it will be landing in Russia, China, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe.
We are waiting to hear back from Hauwei on whether the MediaPad 7 Youth will make its way to UK and Australian shores, and the price is also unknown at this point but considering the market we expect it to be pretty cheap.
Posted in Computing, Internet, Software, Wireless
Posted on 26 June 2013.
No sooner had Sony revealed its new Xperia Z Ultra device than UK network Three announced it would be carrying the device.
However, judging by Sony’s pricing in the Netherlands, the new phablet may cost a pretty penny when it comes to UK shores sometime later this year.
According to the Sony’s official communications in the Land of Orange, the device will cost a substantial €719 to buy SIM-free, which equates to about £610 at today’s exchange rate.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note-bothering device is likely to be much cheaper (if not free) on contract, but that’s a hefty sum for an unlocked device.
Premium specs? Premium price
In its blog post on Tuesday, Three didn’t mention a release date or UK price for the device, only that it would be coming soon.
However, the specs would seem to justify an inflated price tag compared to the highly-rated Xperia Z smartphone.
Beyond the 1080p. 6.4-inch screen, which boasts the same Triluminous tech used in the company’s Bravia TVs, the Z Ultra also has a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, clocked at 2.2GHz.
There’s an 8-megapixel camera and, like its smartphone predecessor, it’s also waterproof and dustproof to a certain degree and comes packing Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
Check back soon for more news on an official UK price and release date, but in the meantime, check out our own Gareth Beavis’ hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.