Tech News Today 278

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Episode 278

Tech News Today 278: Skype In A JAR

People really pay for Hulu, Facebook dismisses Google+, 40 million iPhones or bust, and more.

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RUMOUR MILL

  • Next iPhone: 25 million by year's end says WSJ
  • WSJ: next iPhone to be "thinner and lighter" than iPhone 4
  • Will Sprint Get an iPhone for the Holidays?
  • Apple may launch iPad 2 Plus in 2011, says analyst
  • Joy of Tech nails it
    • Building on yesterday's DigiTimes rumour, WSJ reports Apple is asking Foxconn to build 25 million new iPhones by end of year
    • Apple requests a "few million" be ready in August for September release, though could be delayed since it is "complicated and difficult to assemble"
    • reported to be thinner and lighter than iPhone 4, 8 mpxl rear-facing camera and qualcomm baseband processor
    • Citadel Securities analyst Shing Yin believes Sprint will get the iPhone by the end of the year
    • FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger said today in the International Business Times said Apple has sent out requests for quotes to different suppliers for a new tablet, though no specific schedule for production has been confirmed.
    • Display for an iPad 2 Plus could be anywhere from 250 to 300 pixels per inch (ppi) compared with the current iPad 2's 132-ppi resolution. Could launch in fall? Berger isn't even confirming.


Discussion Stories

  • Nintendo Nixes Future iPhone, Android Games Despite Pokemon Title
    • Earlier this week news broke that Nintendo would bring Pokemon to iOS. Pokemon Say Tap? BW is a timing game that has you tapping Pokemon cards to music. The free game is due out this summer.
    • Speaking with Bloomberg, a spokesman said that Nintendo's decision to only develop games for its own hardware "hasn't changed and won't change."
    • Pokemon is only 32% owned by Nintendo

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