Catch up iPhone 5, iPad Mini Event Online

Apple will reportedly be launching iPhone 5 and iPad Mini on September 12. The event is really important for Apple since they have not released a major update to the iPhone 4 and have yet to enter the 7″ tablet market where Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire are currently going strong.

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/.

You can also follow the live updates from the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini event at Engadget Live or The Verge. Mac Rumors will also cover the press conference live and you can view the updates at http://www.macrumorslive.com/. In addition to that GDGT also cover the event at http://live.gdgt.com/.

Audio streams for the iPhone 4 press conference will be available at http://live.twit.tv/, you can also follow the updates on Twitter by following @macrumorslive.

We will update this post when more streams for the event are available online.

Apple to Announce iPad 3 in First Week of March

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:

iPad:

Announced: Jan 27, 2010
Released: Mar 5, 2010

iPad 2:

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 supports AllThingsD‘s claim with a “Yep.”

Rumor Regarding Apple Event in February Debunked

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 Macotakara reported 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:

iPad:

Announced: Jan 27, 2010
Released: Mar 5, 2010

iPad 2:

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.

Rumor: Apple’s January Media Event to Involve Digital Textbooks and Education

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.

iPad iBooks

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.

Apple’s January Event Reportedly About Publishing and iBooks

iPad iBooks

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, TechCrunch reports 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.

 

Rumor: Apple Planning ‘Media-Related’ Event in New York This Month?

Eddy Cue

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 — but not large-scale — 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.  

 

iPad 2 Event Details and Timings

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 tablet which is an upgrade to the iPad.

Apple_iPad_2

Though there have been several new tablets launched this year including the and 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.

If there are no videos you can always follow the iPad 2 announcements and updates at Engadget Live. Mac Rumors will also cover the press conference live and you can view the updates at http://www.macrumorslive.com/. In addition to that GDGT also cover the event at http://live.gdgt.com/.

Audio streams for the iPhone 4 press conference will be available at http://live.twit.tv/, you can also follow the updates on Twitter by following @macrumorslive.

Rest aside the 2 might just blow out the competition aside so mark your calendars and don’t forget to tune into to us for insights and announcement details.

Update: You will find a live stream of the video at http://bambuser.com/channel/mikebutcher/broadcast/1465264

iPad 2 Coming On March 2?

Looks like the rumors of the  arriving in April were not true after all. Kara Swisher from All Things Digital just posted a new scoop from trusted Apple sources that an iPad event will be held on March 2nd, 2011.

Apple iPad

iPad 2 rumors have been doing the rounds for few months now. Though the actual specifications are not know, it will most likely sport a camera, have Retina Display and also support FaceTime. There have also been rumors that Apple will unveil a smaller version of the iPad, but those are just rumors yet.

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.

Exciting Announcement For iTunes Tomorrow From Apple

Close on the heels of a huge  announcement 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.

Apple's Exciting iTunes Announcement

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.

Source: Mac Stories

Apple To Unveil Mac OS X Lion At "Back to the Mac" on October 20?

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.

Apple Back to the Mac Event

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.

(Source: BGR)