Category Archives: hardware rumors

I Don’t Expect to See an iWatch or a 12.9″ iPad Maxi This Year

12_9_ipad_ipad_4_mini_light-800x450[1]A new round of rumors are circulating today concerning Apple’s long-rumored iWatch and 12.9″ iPad. While I usually don’t comment on implausible and unsubstantiated hardware rumors, I’m going to break with my rule against reporting on rumors and point out just how implausible the latest rumors really are. Continue reading

Unlabeled Diagram, Random Chunks of Metal Show up Online, Bloggers Proclaim it the Next iPhone

In the Springiphone6_molds_die2-800x528[1] a tech blogger’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of – new Apple gadgets.

A new set of photos has shown up on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, and in spite of any provenance to show that this has any relation to Apple many bloggers are already calling this an iPhone leak. Continue reading

Amazon’s Rumored Set-Top Box to Ship With Netflix, Hulu Apps

No one amazon-tv[1]knows for sure whether Amazon’s rumored set-top box is going to be launching this Spring, but if it does show up a new rumor says that it will have Hulu and Netflix apps.

GigaOm reported late last night that the set top box, which they describe as a Roku competitor, will ship with apps for not one but two of Amazon’s competitor’s: Continue reading

I Seriously Doubt that the next Kindle Paperwhite will have a High-Res Flexible E-ink Screen

There’s Kindle_Paperwhite_35438287_35437744_35438313_35438312_02_620x433[1]a rumor going around today about the next Kindle Paperwhite:

The entire e-reader will be lighter than previous models, have higher resolution and incorporate a flexible display.

The Kindle Paperwhite 3 will be using screen technology that was developed by e Ink and Sony called Mobius. Mobius uses a TFT technology that will enable the development of much lighter and rugged products. Mobius displays can weigh less than 50% of an equivalent glass based TFT. This is particularly important for mobile products requiring larger display areas. Continue reading

B&N Reportedly Fires Nook Hardware Engineering Staff

Business nook hd touch glowInsider is reporting that Nook Media saw massive layoffs late last week:

Barnes & Noble laid off its Nook hardware engineers, according to a source that tipped Business Insider.  The engineers were let go last Thursday, according to our source. This follows Barnes & Noble dismissing the VP of Hardware, Bill Saperstein in January. Continue reading