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[Rumor] Apple To Launch 4G Enabled iPhone & iPad Next Year

In the latest report regarding Apple’s future adoption of LTE/4G for its mobile devices. As reported  by Macotakara on Wednesday, Japane’s Nikkei Business reported that carrier NTT DoCoMo is in talks to release an LTE-capable iPad in the summer of 2012. That would be followed by a new 4G LTE iPhone in the autumn, or one year after the iPhone 4S launched.Executives from NTT DoCoMo reportedly visited Apple in the U.S. this month and met with CEO Tim Cook. Apparently, Apple is looking to release a 4G iPad next year, if this report is to be believed.

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Safari 5.1.2 Released, Fixes Memory Leaks, Improves Stability

Apple has released version 5.1.2 of Safari, now available in a Software Update near you. The new version, according to the notes, increases stability, fixes a few issues that could cause hangs and memory leaks, and fixes an issue that would allow web page to flash to white. No more more freaky strobes when loading up a new URL, hopefully.

The patch also allows web pages to show PDF content right inline with the rest of their web material, which is a nice option for programmers who need to show content that way.  Safari 5.1.2 is a 40.2 MB update, and does require a restart.

iTether: Unlimited Tethering for iPhone

A $15 app by the name of “iTether” lets you have unlimited tethering from your iPhone’s 3G connection to your Mac or Windows computer.

From the App Store description:

Tether is an application that allows your Mac and PC to take advantage of your smartphone’s data plan, providing you access to the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your smartphone.

Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is very cost-effective.

There are literally no settings to configure on either the desktop or iPhone. Simply launch the app on the iPhone, connect the iPhone to a Mac/PC, and start using the internet. You can download the companion app for Mac and Windows to get started.

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Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta To Developers

Apple has given developers a new version of iOS 5 to test out ahead of a release to the public. The new version, named 5.1 represents the first significant update to iOS 5 since its release in mid-October. A supplementary software update that went out earlier this month fixed a number of bugs and security holes, as well as promised to fix poor battery life experienced by some users.

Today BGR posted the full release notes of the software, which developers must sign a nondisclosure agreement to use. The notes do not suggest any major new features in the build, despite anticipation otherwise. A report from German Mac site Macerkopf.de earlier this month suggested that 5.1 would bring extra features to Siri in the form of hardware controls, letting users adjust things like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios through the iPhone 4S voice assistant. As with other pre-release versions of iOS, expect this one to get another beta or two ahead of a public release, though Apple has a history of releasing these minor updates in quick succession.

Last year’s iOS 4.1 update came in September and introduced HD video uploading over Wi-Fi, TV show rentals on iTunes, GameCenter, and the capability to shoot high dynamic range photos on the iPhone’s built-in camera application. That update also addressed a proximity sensor issue, and overall system speed issues for iPhone 3G users.

MacBook Air 15-inch Model Refresh Arriving Early Next Year

Earlier today DigiTimes  reported  that Apple is preparing to launch MacBook Air refresh early next year. Apple is also looking to expand its ultra-thin notebook family. There are also reports from the upstream supply chain that the company will update existing 11.6- and 13.3-inch models and put out a new 15-inch model.

The sources noted that related upstream players have already started pilot production of the MacBook Air models and will add a 15-inch model into the product line to expand its reach in the ultra-thin notebook market.

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Chronic Dev Team Unveils C-Dev Reporter

Chronic Dev Team – the people behind the GreenPoison jailbreaking tool which was used to jailbreakiOS 4.2.1  have announced and released an all new program which permits jailbreaking enthusiasts to send their iOS device crash reports directly to Chronic Dev Team instead of Apple.

News of this new program comes straight from GreenPois0n blog in the form of a blog post in which iPhone hacker Joshua p0sixninja Hill gives an update on iOS 5 jailbreak, and also mentions how Apple finds exploits in iOS and iOS devices, how some of their critical userland exploits were patched as well as how you can now help the  jailbreaking communityin finding exploits so that the long-waiting untethered iOS 5 jailbreak for all devices, including iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, can come sooner rather than later.

The program – which is called C-Dev Reporter - basically sends all crash reports on your device to private, secure Chronic Dev Team servers instead of Apple. These reports are then studied by members of the team and the knowledge they gain is then used to find exploits which eventually will lead to a proper, untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.

The program also disables iTunes’ ability to send crash reports to Apple, so that they would be unable to patch these exploits.

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Sharp To Supply Apple With LCD Screens For iPad 3

According to a recent report from Wall Street Journal  Apple has asked Sharp to supply the LCD displays for the next version of the iPad. This new iPad is expected to launch early next year, with dates from all the way to the beginning of the year to March being floated around. This new iPad is rumored to include a Retina Display – the super clear screen technology that was pioneered in the iPhone 4, as well as a faster processor. Earlier this year, reports claimed that Apple struck a billion dollar deal with Sharp to supply displays for Apple products.

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Apple’s Grand Central Store To Give Thanksgiving Weekend A Slip

Much to the dismay of Apple fans in New York who were thinking of buying Apple products this weekend in the all new Grand Central Terminal store will have to wait for some more time. The store was suppose to open this  week as the holiday shopping season officially kicks into gear but,  a construction worker reportedly confirmed to Mashable yesterday that Apple’s latest store probably won’t open for business until next month.

“It won’t be any time too soon,” the worker told Mashable. “We still have a lot to do, so my guess is that it will be ready in December.”

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