The CES 2013 show floor doesn't open until Tuesday but Sunday saw CES Unveiled. There was an incredibly diverse range of product, which is great, but unfortunately that also means there wasn't too much iOS specific. Still, iMore was on hand to take a look. Tomorrow brings Mobile Focus, so hopefully there'll be more iPhone and iPad goodness around the corner.
I'm sitting at Montreal's Trudeau (formerly Dorval) Airport at Air Canada gate C74 waiting for my flight to Las Vegas. It's the new year, and that means it's time for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), one of the largest, most insane trade shows in North America. I'll be there along with our how-to editor, Ally Kazmucha, and our Mobile Nations cohorts, Kevin Michaluk and Remik Szul of CrackBerry, Daniel Rubino of Windows Phone, Derek Kessler of webOS Nation, and Phil Nickinson, Alex Dobie, Anndrew Vacca, and Andrew Martonik of Android Central. We'll also have Simon Sage, our games editor, Ashley Esqueda of the Monday Brief, James Falconer, our community manager, our good friend Mickey Papillon of The Cell Phone Junkie, Chris Kingree and Joel Martin from our accessories stores, and Marcus Adolfsson and Andrew Carton, our publishers along for the ride.
Yeah, we're rolling smart deep.
Apple, of course, doesn't do CES, and nor does Google, the company formerly known as Palm, or even Microsoft anymore. I' not sure if RIM will even have a formal presence. Like most years, the big news for iOS will be accessories and peripherals, and Ally, Simon, Ashley and I'll check out as many as we can for you. With Macworld|iWorld less than a month away, however, it'll strictly be the highlights for us at CES.
You can check out the podcast up top for a preview of what we're expecting (and not expecting) at the show (sorry again for the video quality, we had a major technical failure during the show!). And if you want to catch all the behind-the-scenses shenanigans of Mobile Nations gone wild, your best bet is to follow us all on Twitter.
Apple has apparently sent a few high-level employees to CES to scout out the competition and see how other companies present future products.
Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) famously avoids the biggest event on the tech industry calendar, and given the traffic on Paradise Road this morning you can’t exactly blame them. But that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t scouting the competition in person at CES 2012.
Zagg SparqCase may just be the dream accessory for everyone complaining about their iPhone battery life since their upgrade to iOS5 or the iPhone 4S. Understanding that people like additional power while on the go Zagg has created the SparqCase, a battery case for the iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S that stands out from the rest for one major reason -- it has a removable battery.
iHome is working on bringing three new iPhone docks to its already large portfolio of accessories. The new docks are set to be revealed at CES 2012 which starts next week. Three models will be introduced in total; one will even include AirPlay.
BEHRINGER sent us a release about their latest creation -- the world’s biggest and most powerful iPhone dock. The dock, which it has appropriately named iNuke stands at over eight feet wide, four feet tall and weighs in at a massive 700 pounds. The sound output from this beast is said to be around 10,000 watts.
Looks like Engadget has discovered a mockup iPad 2 case at CES. The screen above also seems to contain a mock iPad 2 as well. As the iPad 2 announcement grows even closer, the normal mockups and leaks are ramping up. This case seems to fit in line with most of the others. It has camera cutouts in the front and back and a much larger speaker cut-out.
This case and mockup comes from Dexim. Besides having the mythical iPad 2 mockup, it looks like a pretty neat case concept in itself with a pretty ingenious design for a Bluetooth keyboard. It also confirms what all the rest have when it comes to size. The iPad 2 will most likely be slimmer than the current generation.
We're on the ground for CES 2011, looking for iPhone and iPad apps, games, accessories, and general awesomeness. Tonight is CES unveiled, and we're going to keep running from there. So if you want to see all the new stuff that's coming your way in 2011.