Exclusive:Apple to announce iPad 2 next week!

We all know that the rumors suggest that the iPad 2 shall launch in April(2/9) but rumors just never seem to end and the rumors are even more intense when it’s an Apple product.

According to a brand new rumor from some iPad accessory manufacturing company the iPad 2 will launch next week.

Some people are supporting the rumor keeping in mind that Apple is hurrying with the beta releases of the iOS 4.3(In an attempt to launch in-app subscription for the magazine The Daily).People who are supporting the rumor believe that Apple will launch iPad 2 very very soon after the iOS 4.3 is launched.Some also believe that Apple might launch iPad 2 at the developers event itself.

As far as Firstain is concerned we believe that iPad 2 will launch in April only because iPad 2 is a very big thing to be launched at the developers event.Also Apple does not announce any huge product at the developers event.

Anyways lets wait and watch.In the meanwhile check out some more iPad 2 news here.

Also have a look at some of the mockups of the iPad 2 here


Secret iOS Developer Summit to be held by Apple next week

Secret iOS Developer Summit to be held by Apple next week. It will probably start on Tuesday and should last a few days. It will happen in California. Other details are yet not known. And the main question on why this is happening is yet to be known but we have some assumptions

1.Apple is not happy with the work done by mot developers. Apple thinks they need better support

2. A new iOS 4.2 is going to launch soon. Maybe Apple want’ws developers to learn about exploiting the amazing new features of the new iOS 4.2 which include Airplay,Airprint and a lot more

3.The Apple iPad has very few apps when you compare it with the Apple iPhone.Maybe Apple wants developers to focus a little more on the iPad.

4. With the growing Android Market Apple want’s to professionally train Developers so that they can create better apps and Apple can have an edge over Android.

5.Help Developers solve their doubts or some problems

6.Get more interaction between Apple Engineers and the developers.

Lets wait and see what it is.

Preparing for life without Flash . . .

About 75% of the total video content on the web is based on Flash, yet we are preparing ourselves for life without Flash!

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), more and more developers are giving up Flash because clients want their sites to run on Apple’s revolutionary product iPad and also on the all time Apple favorite – the iPhone. And with the emergence of HTML 5, things are really not looking bright for Adobe.

“Since the iPad came out we’ve had a lot of clients say that they just don’t want Flash on their sites,” Chantelle Simoes, vice president at Ninth Degree Inc., told the WSJ.

To sum up, majority of the clients today are starting to look for alternatives to Flash as Apple remains stubborn to not allow Flash in it’s devices, and clients are adamant they’d rather feature on Apple devices than use Flash. In fact, Sports Illustrated says it is looking to use technologies which work on the widest number of devices!

HTML5 is here!

Day one of the Google I/O saw demonstrations of the digital edition of Sports Illustrated done completely in HTML5. HTML5 is surely the next big thing and its benefits were clearly identified.  Instead of building separate Apps for iPad, Android, etc, developers can build it once and users can view it anywhere.  This saves a lot of time and rather than creating duplicate Apps for every platform, one global all-platform App can be created. And the fact that it can be cached for offline viewing is an icing on the cake!

iPad Apps might require large storage space

The size of iPad apps might be larger than the iPhone apps

We were somewhat expecting this and now it’s almost sure that it is going to happen. So what are we talking about?

With it’s latest announcement, Apple has just proved that its iPad applications will be data hungry. They have announced the upping of the over-the-air 3G app download limit from 10MB to 20MB. Victory for users and developers, but is AT&T panicking?

Applications written for the iPad were always likely to require more storage space than typical iPhone apps, partly because of the larger screen, which demands bigger and more complex graphics. But the iPad itself, by virtue of having a significantly more powerful processor and a larger form factor enables far more sophisticated software like the iPad-tweaked multi-touch versions of the iWorks suite.

However, the larger average size of the apps posed an immediate problem for the whole App Store ecosystem. Apple’s size limit was set at 10MB to buffer cell-phone networks from massive traffic moving to iPhones. Clearly many iPad apps would have surpassed this limit, which would quite possibly impact on app sales (often a spontaneous purchase, given their low cost).

So Apple’s just raised the barrier to 20MB. This is confirmation that the iPad apps will be more complex than the iPhone apps and that the utility of the iPad itself will probably be much higher.

IPad app developers (and iPhone app writers, too) can expect a small increase in sales as mobile users are now able to buy many of the larger apps during the times they’re most likely interacting with their mobile devices. The only group for whom the news will sound terrible is the cell phone networks. AT&T, in particular, with its reliability and reputation already tarnished in the largest U.S. cities, may well be very worried.

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