Tech Today: iPhone 4S the most popular Apple phone yet

With news that, despite its somewhat underwhelming arrival, the iPhone 4S might be more popular than any of its predecessors and word on Nokia's first Windows Phone effort, here's the tech news that broke when you logged-off

Mac OS X users to get iCloud before iOS users?
According to Japanese Apple blog Macotakaaa, Mac and iTunes users may receive iCloud-enabling software updates before iOS 5 arrives on October 12th (Next Wednesday). That means we may see iCloud unleashed as soon as today. For the record, Apple has not stated that any software update will be necessary to use iCloud.
Link: AppleInsider


Apple iPhone 4S the most successful launch ever?
According to US network AT&T, which has sold the iPhone since its first arrival in 2007, the fifth generation iPhone is the most successful launch ever. The network claims it took over 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours. In the UK, Apple has updated its site to offer delivery within 1-2 weeks rather than guarantee shipping on October 14th.
Link: Daily Mail

Nokia Sun revealed on Orange France site
The Nokia device, previously known as Sea Ray has been detailed on Orange's French site, ahead of a November relaunch. The Windows Phone device, which may well be the first device of the Nokia-Microsoft hook-up will apparently boast a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a 1.4GHz processor and  16GB of internal storage.
Link:Gizmodo


Farmville: The Movie. Seriously.
IGN is reporting that the writers of Toy Story are in talks with Zynga to create a movie based on the hit Facebook game Farmville. In an interview, the writers said: "So, yes, we will continue writing movies. We are also working on several new and very exciting opportunities. We're in conversations with Zynga to do something with one of their brands. Can't really say too much on that front yet, but 'Old MacDonald' didn't have a factory, if you get our drift." Oh dear.
Link: IGN

Apple has 1,000 engineers working on chips, says report
The sheer scale of Apple's efforts to be the at the cutting edge of processor design has been revealed by reports this weekend. TechCrunch is reporting that 5 per cent of the entire Apple workforce focuses its efforts on producing chips like the A5 featured in the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. Apple only began producing its own processors in house in 2009.
Link:TechCrunch

 

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