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Apple considering 3D camera technology for the iPhone?

AppleInsider has discovered patent applications showing that APple may be interested in including dual rear-facing cameras and additional sensors for a new 3D image technology in mobile devices such as the iPhone.

The hardware-based system would be an improvement over recent Android devices that include 3D camera technology due to software that takes "guesses" at how to conduct stereo disparity compensation on 3D images. The more guesses needed to process these images result in loss of quality and artifacts.

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Apple to include system-wide, artificial intelligence-powered voice control in iOS 5?

TechCrunch has been told that Apple will be integrating system-wide voice control technology into iOS 5 derived from their purchase of Siri last year. Apple is reportedly putting the finishing touches on the feature which will be demoed at WWDC in June.

A year ago, Apple bought Siri, a virtual personal assistant startup that had released a very cool iPhone app. The Siri team and technology are now said to be a big part of iOS 5.

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iOS 4.3.1 coming within 2 weeks?

Boy Genius Report, which has gotten good information on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software updates in the past, is hearing from their sources that iOS 4.3.1 will be pushed out sometime within the next week or two and will address:

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Expect white iPhone 4 when you see it...

Getting tired of white iPhone 4 rumors yet? How about white iPhone 4 rumors from analysts? No? Well then AppleInsider is reporting on comments from a securities analyst who claims Apple will begin ramping up production of the white iPhone 4 for a possible release in early April.

Apple is expected to begin production of its long-awaited iPhone 4 sometime this month, with shipments no later than early April, according to one analyst's checks.

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UPDATED: iOS 4.3 coming today? 3-device personal hotspot limit up to carriers?

BGR is hearing from their sources that Apple might just release iOS 4.3 as early as today. Apple previously announced they'd be releasing iOS 4.3 on Friday alongside iPad 2 so take it with a Cupertino-sized grain of salt, however Apple has staggered release days previously to avoid everyone hitting their servers all at once. If it does come today expect the usual 10am PT/1pm ET start time.

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Apple seeding iOS 4.3 beta 3 to developers today?

Could iOS 4.3 beta 3 arrive for developers today? BGR claims their sources say it is so and build 8F5166b no less. There was only a week between beta 1 and beta 2 which is faster than Apple's usual 2 week pace but there was no new beta last week.

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iPad 2 screen and a vibrating motor listed on parts suppliers website

Parts supplier Global Direct Parts has listings on its site for a replacement LCD screen for the iPad 2 and a vibrating motor. There is not much information on either item however the price of the LCD panel is rather interesting. The iPad 2 LCD is listed at a price of $218.19. When you compare this to the current iPad LCD price on the same site at a cost $69.99, this starts to make you wonder all sorts of things. Higher resolution displays anyone?

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UPDATED: Verizon iPhone event scheduled for Jan 11

Despite massive press conferences and announcements here at CES, Verizon has gone ahead and scheduled a surprise media event in New York for next week -- which immediately launches yet another round of Verizon iPhone speculation.

UPDATE: Based on the guest list, the answer is yes. Mark your calendars folks, looks like January, 11, 2011 Verizon iPhone is a go.

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iPad 2 to be smaller and have better audio [rumor]

According to an anonymous Chinese source, iPad 2 will be slightly smaller, but will retain the 9.7” LCD panel. This basically means that Apple has reduced the size of the bezel surrounding the screen to decrease the overall size. The source claims the new dimensions will be 238mm x 186mm against 242.8mm x 189.7mm dimensions of the current iPad. The rear of the iPad 2 will also be flatter and similar in styling to the latest iPod Touch.

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iPad 2 to ship by the end of February 2011?

Digitimes is claiming that the Foxconn Electronics plant in Shenzhen will start shipping iPad 2 in 100 days. They claim initial shipments should reach 400,000 - 600,000 units. The rumor comes from Taiwan based component makers but has not been confirmed in any way by Foxconn.

The sources claim that the iPad 2 will ship by the end of February 2011. Apple had planned to start mass manufacturing of the iPad 2 in January however the device’s firmware is still in the testing stage and this has now been delayed by Apple.

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