Suppliers already shipped between 400,000 and 500,000 units of Apple’s refreshed MacBook Air in June, and shipments aren’t expected to slow anytime soon according to DigiTimes. Reportedly, the high volume of shipments is expected to remain just as strong in July and August, and “series sales” could top 14 million units this year. Apple officially took the wraps off of its updated MacBook Air on Wednesday. It has the same form factor as previous models, but it now offers a Thunderbolt I/O port, Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors, a backlit keyboard, and runs Apple’s new OS X Lion operating system. More →
Here’s the scenario: Two guys hit the streets of Hong Kong at 3AM in their sports car and snapped a bunch of pics of the yet-to-be-announced third generation iPhone. Sure it sounds crazy, but crazier things have certainly happened. The shots of the next generation iPhone purportedly show off the auto-focus feature of the camera, shown above (note the blue box), which can apparently be fine-tuned by touching the object of interest on the screen. Also shown is the compass application, the new battery meter with percentage, the option to copy items and the ability to send an MMS. There are no actual pictures of the phone and everything is a bit blurry which, according to the poster, was a requirement for him to be able to get his hands on this yet-to-be-released handset. Hmm. Is this a bit of trickery or are these blurrycam shots really real? You be the judge — sound off below with your critiques/comments and hit the jump for more shots.
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No, it’s not exactly a mystery that the world can expect Apple to release the third iteration of its iPhone this Summer. A little hint of confirmation here and there never hurt anyone however, and it looks like Macrumors dug up a nice little morsel present in 2.2.1 and even earlier builds of 2.x firmware. A string of code refers to a new iPhone model, iPhone2,1, and identifies the new handset with product ID 4756 and vendor ID 1452. The current iPhone 3G is referred to as iPhone1,2 in firmware so this is clearly a different beast. Is this really worth mentioning, you might ask? Well, you may recall back in July when mention of a new iPod Touch was discovered in much the same way – that panned out pretty well and you can expect this to do the same. Beyond the mention in Apple’s firmware, an anonymous iPhone developer using PinchMedia to serve ads noticed a new category, iPhone2,1, in a recent report. We expect plenty more light to be shed on Apple’s upcoming third-generation iPhone before its release in June or July, but it’s always nice to be reminded that it’s on the way. Other than copy/paste, what are you guys looking forward to most from a new iPhone? Hit the jump for the PinchMedia chart showing the iPhone2,1 as being among the handsets viewing ads.