Last year, Apple had revealed the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. However, both these devices did not see major changes from their predecessor versions. With the release of Samsung Galaxy S III, the mobile market has really taken off and Apple definitely needs to pull off some magic with their next device.
Rumor also suggests that Apple may also launch a 7″ version of the iPad. However, this device may actually eat into Apple’s own profit and compete more with the iPod Touch than other devices. However, Apple has always managed to pull out surprises, so the September 12 event for the rumored launch of iPhone 5 and iPad Mini will definitely be very interesting.
While live videos of the events are not usually available, you can always watch the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini event live at Apple later on at http://www.apple.com/apple-events/.
It should come as no surprise, but it is that time of the year again. The time of the year where media goes all crazy over iPad 3 rumors and reports on every single one, but luckily there are still a few sane reports that come out. Just last week, a rumor regarding an iPad 3 event in February was debunked. Today, AllThingsD, which has an accurate history in revealing information regarding Apple’s new product media events, reports that Apple will hold an event to the launch the iPad 3 in the first week of March. The report also suggests that the iPad 3 will be available for purchase within a week or so after the event. If we take a look back at history, this can very well be true:
Announced: Jan 27, 2010
Released: Mar 5, 2010
Announced Mar 2, 2011
Released: Mar 11, 2011
In addition, the report also reemphasizes some of the rumors around the iPad 3, claiming that it will feature a much “faster chip”, improved graphics capabilities, and a much higher resolution display. This justifies what I predicted a month ago even more. You can read my thoughts here.
The Loop’s well-connected Jim Dalrymple also supportsAllThingsD‘s claim with a “Yep.”
Yup, it is that time of the year again. The time of the year where media goes all crazy over iPad 3 rumors and reports on every single one, but luckily there are still a few sane reports that come out. A few hours ago, a Japanese blog Macotakarareported that Apple would be holding a “strange” type of event in early February for the iPad 3. The author was unable to provide further details on what exactly a strange event would entail.
When I first read this, it drove me nuts. “Strange” type of event? WTF was that even supposed to mean? I knew it was nonsense right off the bat, but luckily a more credible journalist thought the same way too. The Loop’s well-connected Jim Dalrymple reported a few hours after that Apple won’t be holding an event in February. Dalrymple has been reporting on Apple for over 20 years. Not only is he right, but if you take a look a back at history we can conclude that his sources are accurate:
Announced: Jan 27, 2010
Released: Mar 5, 2010
Announced Mar 2, 2011
Released: Mar 11, 2011
So indeed, it does look like an iPad 3 event will be held in March with it also becoming available in March. My thoughts regarding what we can expect with the iPad 3 can be read here.
Oh boy, rumors regarding Apple’s January Media Event seem to be showing up by the day. Just yesterday, it was reported that Apple is planning a special event in New York for the end of this month. The event is reported to be for a media-related announcement and not for the iPad 3 or an Apple television set.
Then, just a few hours after that rumor appeared, TechCrunch reported that the event would focus on publishing and eBooks (which are sold through Apple’s iBooks platform) rather than iAds. TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis also noted that attendance would be more publishing industry-oriented than consumer-focused.Now, journalist Clayton Morris of Fox News suggests that Apple will in fact hold a media event in New York later this month. This location was chosen because it is “more centrally located for textbook and publishing.”
He also said that the event was originally scheduled for late fall of 2011, but was postponed. Wait a second, how can something not announced to the public be considered as “delayed?” According to the report, the press conference will be regarding iTunes U. iTunes U is an easy and fantastic way for students to access educational content for free.
Morris also said that event will feature “a big announcement in a demure space.” He expects “at least two large project announcements as they relate to Apple in education.”
Here is what I know from sources involved:
– This event will focus on iTunes University and Apple in education
– I learned of the event back in September when it was originally scheduled for late Fall in New York but it was eventually postponed.
– The event will be in New York rather than in the Silicon Valley because New York is more centrally located for textbook and publishing.
– This initiative has been in the making for years.
– The announcement will be small in size but large in scope: a big announcement in a demure space.
– I expect at least two large project announcements as they relate to Apple in education.
– Steve Jobs was intinimately [sic] involved with this project before his passing. He gave a hat tip to the textbook side of this project in the Isaacson biography.
– This will not be a hardware-related announcement.
So from these rumors so far we can conclude the following:
Chances of an event happening at the end of the month is likely
No new products will be announced
The event will be regarding iBooks/iTunes U, but it will also be considered to be a big announcement.
Just a few hours ago, it was reported that Apple is planning a special event in New York for the end of this month. The event is reported to be for a media-related announcementand not for the iPad 3 or an Apple television set.
Now, TechCrunchreports that a source had independently confirmed plans for the end-of-January event, which was first reported by AllThingsD. According to this new report, the event will focus on publishing and eBooks (which are sold through Apple’s iBooks platform) rather than iAds. TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis’s also noted that attendance would be “more publishing industry-oriented than consumer-focused.”
According to the source the event will not involve any hardware at all and instead will focus on publishing and eBooks (sold through Apple’s iBooks platform) rather than iAds. Attendance will also be more publishing industry-oriented than consumer-focused.
The source also said Apple would reveal new improvements to its iBooks platform at the event, though the tipster described the announcement as not “major.” In addition, due to the original report suggesting that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue will play a role in the event, rumors suggested that the event would be related to either advertising or publishing. I guess we are all in for a surprise.
The new year has just begun and apparently rumors related to Apple have already started to appear. Today, AllThingsD reports that Apple is planning a special event in New York for the end of this month. The event is reported to be for a “media-related announcement” and not for the iPad 3 or an Apple television set. If this is the case, then I’m guessing some sort of partnership will be announced.
According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important â€” but not large-scale â€” event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement.
Per the usual caveat, the tech giant is well known for moving around their public show-and-tells, so this could certainly change at any moment.
According the to the report, the New York location makes it possible that the announcement has something to do with advertising or publishing. It should be noted that many of Apple’s media and advertising operations under senior vice president Eddy Cue have significant presences in New York City. For example, last year, Apple expanded its New York office space for iAds and business projects. Eddy Cue is also said to play a role in the event.
Last year, Apple participated in a couple of New York-based media event, although other companies mainly hosted both of these events: the Verizon iPhone announcement and the launch of The Daily.
Apple has confirmed an iPad 2 event for March 2, 2011. The event is highly anticipated and will be followed by millions of users. Apple will be unveiling the iPad 2 tablet which is an upgrade to the iPad.
Though there have been several new tablets launched this year including the Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the iPad 2 will definitely be something magical, as Steve Jobs always says. You are better off holding on buying any tablet till at-least March or April when many of the tablets will be coming out.
Last time Apple had streamed an event live online, hopefully they will also stream the event live this time too. You can try and watch the live videos online at http://www.apple.com/apple-events/.
The iPad 2 event will start at 10AM Pacific Time or 1PM Eastern Time on March 2. You can visit this link to see the local timings in your country/location.
Nevertheless, it is definitely an exciting day for Apple fans who have been waiting for a refresh for the iPad and have been probably saving up to get their hands on the device.
The iPad 2 event is invitation only and will be held in California on March 2. However, there are no official invitations being sent out right now and the venue and the timing of the event is still unknown. It is also unknown whether Steve Jobs will be attending the event or not. We’ll keep you posted on further updates about the event.
Close on the heels of a huge Facebookannouncement today, which is getting more and more obvious with regards to it being about Facebook email, Apple has updated their website to say that something exciting about iTunes will be dropping tomorrow.
When you visit Apple.com you see a message as seen in the screenshot above. It says that "Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget". So what could be so exciting about iTunes, maybe cloud storage, apps sync or more? Well, there is no point in speculating what it could be, so we’ll tune in tomorrow at 10AM ET / 7AM PT to see what this hoopla is all about.
Apple has sent out press invites to some high profile sites for their new "Back to the Mac" event to be held on October 20, 2010.
The invite has a Lion around the Apple logo and would discuss the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7. It is not known yet what the OS might be called, but from the looks of it, it would be named as Mac OS X Lion.
Previous Mac versions have been called Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Panther, Jaguar, Puma, Cheetah and Kodiak. So will Apple be unleashing the Lion out of the bag on the coming Wednesday? Only time will tell. Keep tuned in for regular updates from us.
Apple Event is now live underway, however, Apple is blocking the streams for Windows users even if they have Safari and QuickTime installed on their PC. There are of course alternatives for Windows and Linux users to watch the Apple Event.
However, the best alternative that would work on virtually any PC (Mac, Windows or Linux) is using Flash streaming. There are couple of options available to watch the Apple September Special Event through a flash video, here is an embedded video courtesy the Gizmodo live stream.
So if you have a Windows or Linux PC, this is the best way you can watch the Apple September event live /
Though Apple has suggested that the protocol they are using is an industry standard, only a few companies have implemented it, so you have a very small chance of being able to watch it on Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome on Windows 7 or Linux.
If you have a Windows or Linux based PC you will not be able to watch the videos, however, there are a few workarounds for them.
If you are a Windows user, you can download Safari for Windows from here http://www.apple.com/safari/ and load this streaming video sample in it to see if you are able to watch it. If you are, then you are all set and can watch the live streaming of the Apple September 1 event on your PC.
If you are not able to do it then Mac Rumors suggests using VLC Player. To use VLC to watch the Apple event you will have to insert the stream URL as a playlist into VLC. For that Go to "View -> Playlist" and click on the "+" button and select "Advanced Open" from the options.
Once you do that, select the Network tab and add the Apple Event stream URL into the available textbox and click on "Enqueue" button. This will enable you to view the Apple September Event live on Windows or Linux. We will try and find more solutions to watch this Apple September Event in Windows and Linux and post it here.
Update: Apple is explicitly blocking the live broadcasting on Apple.com even if you have both Safari and QuickTime installed. You could use the Firefox user agent switcher, however, you will still require QuickTime. Alternatively you could also use the embedded video below to watch the event live.
Apple will be holding an Apple Event on September 1 about music where they might possibly unveil the next generation of iPod Touch and iTV in addition to several other announcements. The Apple Music event is scheduled for 10AM PT/1PM ET at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts Theatre in San Francisco.
Unlike other Apple events, Apple will be broadcasting today’s event live to millions of users across the world. The event will be available live at 10PM at Apple.com. Users can visit Apple.com to view the live broadcast and keynotes online.
Apple is breaking their norm of not broadcasting their events live across the world. This time around Apple’s September 1 event, where there might be an introduction of the new iTV and iPod Touch 4G, will be broadcast live at Apple.com. To know where to catch up on live feeds and updates visit this link.
No more hunting for live feeds and updates, just head over to Apple.com and you will be able to view the live streaming video of the Apple September Music event.
According to the press release, Apple will be broadcasting its September 1 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Sarcastically, Apple suggests that the event can only be viewed using Safari on a Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. There is no mention of being able to view the live broadcast on Windows or any other browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Opera.
Nevertheless, you will definitely be able to watch the live broadcast on Windows too, at-least if you use Safari. The Apple September 1 music event will be broadcast live at Apple.com at 10AM PDT/1PM EST.
This is the 4th big event Apple is holding this year where they either announced a new device in the form of the iPad, iPhone 4 or free bumpers for iPhone 4 users. And come September 1st, 2010 Apple will be holding a special music press event. The music or rock and roll event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts Theatre in San Francisco at 10 AM Pacific time.
Thanks to the secretive nature of Apple, it is not really clear what will be unveiled or said at this September 1 event, however, it is rumored that Apple will unveil new features in iTunes and also unleash the next-generation Apple TV dubbed iTV. Apple may also unveil the new iPod Touch 4G which is rumored that the iPod Touch 4G may have a 5MP camera and support FaceTime.
Most of the Apple events do not allow live streaming so it almost impossible to know what’s really going on without you being there. However, there are several press people who will be there for the event and update people about it live as the event unfolds.
Lucky folks from Engadget get to attend the conference live, which you can follow at Engadget Live. Mac Rumors may also cover the press conference live and you can view the updates at http://www.macrumorslive.com/. In addition to that our favorite site GDGT may also cover the event which you can view updates for at http://live.gdgt.com/
Audio streams for the Apple Music press conference will be available at http://live.twit.tv/, you can also follow the updates on Twitter by following @macrumorslive.
More options to get updates on the Apple iPhone 4 press conference will be added once they become available, we will also try to add some video streams if they are available later on.