News@8pm: iPhone 5 release date in August and iPad 3 pics
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Pictures of an iPad 3 concept appeared online today, hinting at a new slimmer form factor for the tablet. The concept design also suggested a possible iPhone 4 inspired aesthetic. Further talk of Apple's next tablet sparked after industry expert John Gruber posted a blog predicting the Cupertino company is to pack the iPad 3 with a 2048 × 1536p retina display. In other Apple new the mooted iPhone 5 release date has once again been pegged as August.
The .XXX adult industry domain suffix has been causing a stir, as large companies rush to buy up their respective domain names to avoid brand embarrassment. Elsewhere on the web, LulzSec rose again to take on The Sun newspaper of News International, hacking the website and publishing a false story about the death of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Research in Motion, maker of the Blackberry devices, has denied rumours that it plans to axe the Wi-Fi only version of its Blackberry Playbook in favour of new 3G and 4G models. Sony also spoke out about its tablet range today, as they released the company’s third teaser trailer for the upcoming S1 and S2 tablet devices. The video reveals some of the entertainment and multimedia capabilities of the S1 and S2 Android tablets.
A new app from Sky will offer a new, more efficient way for customers to get content on-demand. Sky Go is available for subscribers to download in the Apple App Store from today, with paid access to non-Sky customers on the way. Also bursting on to the app scene is the Official Star Wars iOS app; this fanboy's delight comes packed with the best bits from 40 hours of bonus footage that will be fully available with the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray.