Posted by unlocker under News on Monday Feb 14, 2011
Piergiorgio Zambrini or also as Zibri said that Apple is planning to use wireless chipset manufacturer Qualcomm’s baseband for iPhone 5 and iPad 2. He discovered these through his references with the latest version of iTunes.
Zibri developed the ZiPhone, which is an extremely popular jailbreak and unlock application for iPhones with iOS firmware 1.x.
According to one of Zibri’s blogposts: “Tired of all rumors and “undisclosed sources” of the last week roll of blog posts around the web, I decided to dig the matter to get a definitive answer. In the picture above you see a “chunk” of code from the latest iTunes. Maybe, for the most of you, names like “partition.mbn” or “AMSS.MBN” means little or nothing. For me and a few others that means only one thing: QUALCOMM. Those files are the building blocks of any Qualcomm baseband. So I can tell you that the next wave of iProducts will be using a QUALCOMM baseband. Which one I don’t know… maybe the iPad2, maybe the iPhone5 most probably all of them. What is clear is that they are testing them using the same iTunes you have on your hard drives.”
Zibri also added that pple may be planning to use Qualcomm’s baseband for the CDMA iPhone and iPad. There have been a lot of rumors that tell that Apple may use the dual GSM/CDMA chipsets produced by Qualcomm in the next generation iPhone instead of the Infineon chipset used in the GSM iPhone 4. Through this technology, Apple can support both Verizon and AT&T compatibility in the same iPhone model rather than producing two different models to support GSM and CDMA networks respectively.
Posted by unlocker under iPad on Tuesday Feb 8, 2011
We already reported about the possible inception of iPad’s second generation. We also heard a lot of speculations and rumors regarding the Retina Display of the gadget. iPad 2 is expected to be released on the end of March and April.
MacRumors found new graphics in iBooks application that are in need of higher resolution suggesting that iPad 2 may come with a display with twice the resolution of the first iPad. Thus, iPad 2 will have 048×1536 screen resolution at 260 DPI compared to current iPad’s 1024×768 screen resolution at 132 DPI.
MacRumors released a statement saying that, “Based on Apple’s marketing efforts for the original “Retina” display, it would suggest a DPI (dots per inch) greater than 300 to exceed the abilities of the human eye. A more practical approach would simply be doubling the resolution of the current iPad (1024×768) to 2048×1536 at a 260 DPI. While not quite a “Retina” display, it would follow with Apple’s efforts to avoid fragmenting their product line. From a developer’s perspective, the doubling of an existing resolution is much easier to support. Apple similarly doubled the iPhone’s resolution from 480×320 to 960×640 when they introduced the iPhone 4. Like on the iPhone 4, older apps can simply run pixel-doubled while native apps will take advantage of the full resolution of the new screens.”
MacRumor also adds that, “The “Retina” definition is based on a specific distance the device is being held from your eye. Since an iPad display would likely be held farther from your face, it would require a lower DPI to achieve the same effect.” This could also be the reason why Apple is planning to use the next generation GPU in future iOS devices and Cortex A9-based multicore processor.