iPhone 5 Coming This September ?

Good news for iPhone freaks! If popular rumors are to be believed, we’ll be having iPhone 5 in the early September. The leaked report says that Apple plans to produce 4 million units of the device globally and will be making 400,000 test devices.

This leak comes from a report published in China Times, one of the leading newspapers in China. It says that Apple may launch its best product during this fall when it will host its annual iPod music event. If Apple does so, it will not come of as a big surprise as it has a tradition of launching its new products at its annual programs.

It is also rumored that Apple will be launching its new iPad some time prior to thanksgiving. It will give Apple an advantage of launching two of its best products simultaneously.

Apple already has announced that it will launch iOS 5 in this fall. If it really is going to launch its iPhone 5 during that same period, it will prove best for its sales as users will rush to get their hands on both the device and its new OS.

It is going to be very exciting to see iPhone 5 amidst all the Android sets that have flooded the market.

What do you think? Could Apple’s beast beat its predecessor?

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Facebook App For The iPad Already There?

The long awaited Facebook app for the iPad might be already in the market. This app has not been officially released yet but it has been found in the code of its iPhone version.

According to TechCrunch, the iPad version of Facebook app was stealthily coded into its iPhone counterpart. This app can be used by anyone who has an iPad but there are slight modifications that the user will have to make in order to use this app.

It has long been said that Facebook is planning to launch an app for the iPad but Facebook has never provided a comment on this issue.

Whenever an app for any Apple product has to be launched, it is first submitted to Apple Inc.

Apple then takes some time in reviewing that app and finally that app is made available for the users. Usually, this whole process takes a lot of time because Apple doesn’t specify the time period of its revisionary process.

Even if the claims of TechCrunch are genuine, this app would require jailbreaking your device to use it and that thing is illegal and Apple will not provide you any warranty if your OS gets malfunctioned in this process.

Our take at this news is that the users should wait a while for the launch of the official app. If you cannot wait, there are hell lot of apps available to access Facebook that don’t need tampering with your device.

We’ll keep you informed regarding this app.

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Fake Apple Stores Raided By Chinese Authorities

Fake Apple stores were raided by Chinese authorities following a cry out in news forums about fake Apple stores being operated in China. These stores resemble real ones so much that a large number of customers were purchasing their items.

Some of these stores claim that though they are not real outlets of Apple Inc., their products are real and are bought from genuine Apple dealers.

Officials found that there were 5 fake Apple stores being operated in a city called Kunming. Authorities banned two of them to operate and the remaining were allowed to sell their products as no fake Apple products were found in their stores.

These fake stores were being reported since the last week in various news forums. Officials claim that they have inspected around 500 stores in the district and only 5 were found to violate the Apple norms.

Chinese retailers have often been alleged with piracy issues. China is the world’s largest electronic goods manufacturer as well as consumer. Each and every single electronic item has a cheap replica available in China.

Now, Apple has not commented on any of these news. But seeing Apple’s past experience with piracy issues, it is almost certain that it will take a strict action against such stores.

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Google+ App For The iPhone Is Now Available

Good news for the iPhone users! You guys can now access Google+ with an official app available in the app store from your iPhone. This app was being awaited since the launch of Google+ at the end of previous month.

Though, at the launch of Google+, Google said in a blog that iOS app was on its way but since Apple never provides time-line for its app approval proceedings, the final release date was not announced at that time. Now at last, our wait is over.

When Google initially presented the app to Apple, there were rumors that Apple may not approve it. These rumors were based on the fact that Apple has rejected some products in the past that it thinks can pose threat to the iOS and the iDevices.

We already know that Google+ has more than 10 million active users and that too in just two weeks. Now, by adding an iOS app, the number will increase for sure. Till now, only Android users could enjoy Google+ on their phones.

According to Vic Gundotra, the head of google’s social division, “This app may not be available immediately to everyone because of the high nymber of requests from users.”

We’ll keep you updated on this as soon as an update arrives.

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