It’s a new year and there’s a lot of buzz going on about the brilliant new developments that will come over the next 12 months, which promise more fun, power and everyday benefits.
The New iPad3
Rumor has it that Apple is planning to launch the iPad3 sometime during the fourth quarter of this year, according to the Taiwanese site Economic Daily. Though any solid information will have to come directly from the company when they officially unveil it, there have been some popular rumors and hopes. Retina display, better rear camera and even thinner than the iPad2, pushing the boundaries of thinness. Can they go thinner than Samsungs Galaxy Tab 10.1? We’ll wait and see.
Samsung Galaxy S III
Speaking of Samsung, there was a leak through a supposed employee connected to the company in Russia. Yes, we need to take this with a grain of salt, but think of the possibilities. A phone that would work on both Android and Bada OS, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a quad core 1.5GHz processor? Wow. Follow that up with a 5-inch screen, 9mm thick, a 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and a front two megapixel camera in a metal case and USB 3.0.
Expected to hit the Apple stores in October of 2012, the iPhone5 is going to have to hit the market hard with some amazing features if it hopes to knock back Google’s Android from taking the lead. What does the rumor mill say? Try being the first 4G (LTE) phone on all three US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon), an entire front face screen, growing from 3.5 inches to 4 inches, wireless, inductive charging, but putting the phone on a mat—which could be placed anywhere you might set the iPhone down. Data sharing is available through the air via iOS5, so this feature alone could make the iPhone 100% cordless. A faster chip, better display materials and technology, more memory, improved battery and new antenna design advancements will round out the brilliance.
Apple seems positioned to dominate the year with technological advancements as it also includes the long rumor iTV release. Taiwanese publications claimed Apple is setting up production of Apple TV sets, starting with a screen product line. But analysts aren’t worried about Apple being able to deliver the technology so much as the content deals needed to make it a success. iTunes is great for downloads, but people will be expecting live broadcasts. Cable and satellite may work, but it doesn’t fit Apple’s revolutionary style—which might lean towards Internet or IPTV. Throw in the high probability of voice control and you have another killer gadget to look forward to this year.
Look for some amazing jumps in game play this year as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo bring it to the table:
- Xbox 720 rumors include a cutting edge AMD Fusion chip, Avatar-style graphics, improved artificial intelligence, more computing horsepower, and a new ecosystem of both apps and games to work between Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox 720.
- Sony’s PS4 will be hot on the heels of Microsoft, unwilling to let the Xbox grab the victory over next-gen consoles. Taking a good look at the shortcomings of PS3, the future PS4 will finally get the company back on track to what customers and developers wanted all along. This starts with recycling the Cell processor, ungraded chipsets, reduced sized, improved cooling, a massive hard disk, brilliant new graphics processor and a jump in onboard memory.
- Wii U sports a new touch screen controller, precision motion controls and awesome, full HD graphics on a 6.2 inch screen. Nintendo may hit a home run with this more services oriented console which includes a rumor of eReader abilities. Wii U is redefining how the TV, the internet and your game console work and interact together.
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