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iPad 2 to go carbon fiber. Maybe. (See footnote.)

Daring Fireball's John Gruber has added some carefully hedged speculation about the iPad 2 going carbon fiber to the mix:

I could publish things I’m only half-sure about, like the iPad 2 switching from aluminum to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, but I don’t, because I’m only half-sure and I’ve only heard about it from second-hand sources who themselves are unsure about it. And even if I were to off-handedly mention such speculation, I’d do so in a footnote and take pains to emphasize the uncertain nature of the information and the second-hand status of the sources thereof.

He also weighed in on some of the back and forth iPad 2 rumors, saying the hi-res display was never on the table and wagering SD wasn't either, so they couldn't have been "cut".

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Tiny Wings now in App Store

In Tiny Wings, you are a bird who dreams to fly but whose wings are too little to be successful at such. You must use hills as jumps in order to have brief, yet joyous, moments of flapping your wings and flying. Don't give up on your dream of flying!

  • simple but skillfull "one button" (ok... maybe "one touch") arcade game about the dream of flying
  • the world is changing every day - so procedural generated graphics will make "tiny wings" look different every day you play
  • upgrade your nest by fulfilling tasks
  • every big jump over the ocean will bring you to new adventures on a new island
  • runs smoothly at 60fps even on older devices
  • OpenFeint enabled with 27 tricky achievements
  • cloudtouches for everyone

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think!

Check out the video after the break!

[$0.99 - iTunes link]

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MyGreatFest - The iPhone, iPad community convention

MyGreatFest is the World’s first iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad community convention, that is to be held on the 17th Sept 2011 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, UK.

Our mission is to become the largest jailbreak/(i)community convention for coders, themers, hackers, developers or any other mobile device user. To leave others with the better understanding of what jailbreaking actually means to us, and that it does not stand for piracy.

Cydia Developer, Jay "Saurik" Freeman, has been confirmed to be attending the event as a keynote speaker.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, February 25 [Give away!]

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • GeoRing - instant ringtone shuffle: Change your ringtone to any song in your iTunes library or create a Ringtone Playlist of your favorite songs and hear a new ringtone every time. [$1.99 - iTunes link

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UPDATED: iPad 2 to go carbon fiber, get iOS 5 preview?

Engagdet is updating their previous iPad 2 rumors, saying the SD card and hi-res display didn't make the cut but the sleeker, slimmer form factor did -- along with an iOS 5 preview?

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Will AirDrop for Mac OS X Lion be coming to iOS?

AirDrop is a new feature Apple will be including in Mac OS X Lion that will allow you to wirelessly transfer files to anyone around you as long as they're also running OS X Lion with AirDrop. Here's a quick description of how AirDrop will work:

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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs!

What do you get for the man who mainstreamed the command-line with the Apple II, the GUI with the Mac, multitouch with iPhone, the tablet with iPad, digital music with iTunes, MP3 players with iPod, 3D animation with Pixar, etc. etc. incredibly etc.?

Our thanks and best wishes on the occasion of his 56th birthday. He's wishing Steve Jobs peace, prosperity, health and happiness!

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Apple starting preparations for the iPad 2 launch event

Apple has already started preparations for the highly anticipated iPad 2 launch event. The event takes place next Wednesday, March 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

This is the same location that Apple used for the first unveiling of the iPad last year; the theme being used this time is very similar too with splashes of color on a white background.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, February 24

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • SpeechTrans Ultimate Powered By Nuance: Magically speak and understand different languages within a matter of seconds with 99% speech recognition accuracy and even have Facebook chat translated! [$19.99 - iTunes link]

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iOS 4.3 GM seed incoming, general release next week?

BGR, who was accurately tipped about the last iOS 4.3 beta release data and build, has heard that the Gold Master release for iOS 4.3 (8F190) is done and could go out to developers at any time, with the full release version possible for next week's iPad 2 event.

Certainly sounds reasonable. We'll know the first part when the GM hits, and the second part when Apple execs take the stage on Wednesday.

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