So it looks like the next iPhone will feature a longer screen. With all these convenient leaks — on the launch day of the Samsung Galaxy S III — it’s got to be true, right?
When I first caught glimpse of these rumors, I couldn’t believe it. A longer screen? It makes ergonomic sense, but I couldn’t picture how it would look like without being ridiculous.
After looking at these newly leaked screens, it doesn’t look so bad. By keeping the width of the phone in check I’m almost convinced that this is the correct move for Apple. It will keep it a one handed friendly phone which isn’t something all those 4″+ phones could pull off.
I’m considering the upgrade to a bonafide smartphone, but I haven’t made the decision on which phone yet.
These iPad 3 rumors sounding awfully familiar. Last year’s rumors are resurfacing and I would be shocked if none of it comes true.
MacRumors got their hands a screen supposedly destined for the iPad 3. The resolution for this screen is 2048×1536 and — according to iFixit – a teensy bit lighter than the iPad 2′s screen.
The system on a chip powering the iPad 3 will need to be substantially more powerful to drive content running at that native resolution. I doubt many apps will be running at the screen’s native resolution, but Apple still needs to beef up the processor.
The question is: will it be quad-core or dual-core? Or maybe even both?
According to Bloomberg, Apple will be powering the iPad 3 with a quad-core SoC. However, we’ve also seen and read reports that the next iPad will feature an SoC with an A5X label — which leads credence to the idea that the iPad 3′s SoC will be faster, but not drastically different than the current A5.
Oh, look! A leaked Dead Space 2 trailer for us all to enjoy!
There isn’t anything mind blowing in this trailer, but I have to say, I was giddy after seeing Isaac’s new helmet. For those of you who noticed the funky gibberish characters near the end of the trailer, it translates to:
“REBORN AS ONE 614″
Internet detectives on NeoGAF were quick to point out that June 14th is around E3 time. So expect to see more of Dead Space 2 there.
The “Valhalla” motherboard leak is actually a few days old, but it’s still worth talking about for those who are looking forward to a potential Xbox 360. Aside from the obvious physical motherboard size reduction, the most significant change seems to be the one package GPU and CPU chip. These reductions will obviously help Microsoft’s bottom line, but it could also mean price cuts for consumers as well.
Following the “360 slim” rumor comes a presentation slide indicating Microsoft’s plans to include USB storage support in their upcoming Spring 2010 Dashboard system update. According to the slide, we’ll be able to use our own reasonably priced USB storage devices and store up to 16GB of Xbox 360 related data.
Did you know you can’t pre-order Modern Warfare 2: Hardened Edition anymore? Apparently they’ve filled their quota. Bummer? Not for me. My bro is, but then I showed him these leaked videos which showcase a bit of the single player campaign and the new Spec Ops co-op mode.
These videos were captured from the recent GameCrazy Manager meetup thing. You know, when they get together to see what’s coming out for the holiday season.
Its existence was confirmed for awhile now, but Microsoft was tight lipped about the pricing until now.
Microsoft have confirmed that the Windows 7 Family Pack will offer three Home Premium upgraded licenses for just $149.99 USD/$199.99 CAD. It will be available on October 22nd, 2009 “until supplies last”.
Using today’s exchange rate, Canadians are being charged approximately $30 CAD more for the pack. Thankfully, Amazon.com have begun shipping software to Canada at reasonable rates (depending on where you live it seems). If you’re lucky, you may be able to take advantage of the strong Canadian dollar and save.
In other news, that leaked Windows 7 Ultimate Lenovo key was blacklisted by Microsoft. Microsoft can blacklist the key now since PCs with those keys installed haven’t been distributed yet. But what will happen if an OEM key is leaked once thousands of people have said OEM keys installed? That’ll be interesting.