AT&T Sells 200,000 iPhone 4S In 12 Hours

When Apple announced the iPhone 4S last week, it wasn’t actually met with the response you would expect for a new iPhone announcement, with many people expecting a new iPhone 5, lots of people,l including many technology sites seemed disappointed with the announcement.

It would appear that Apple fans don’t feel the same, as AT&T has announced that they have received over 200,000 pre-orders of the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours since it went on sale, and it seems that demand has been similar direct from Apple and also mobile carriers here in the UK.

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New Dual Core A5 Apple TV Discovered In iOS 5

Apple’s next version of its mobile OS, iOS 5 will be released this week, on Wednesday the 12th of October, and the guys over at 9 to 5 Mac have been doing some digging around in iOS 5 and have discovered a reference to a version of Apple’s set top box, the Apple TV.

According to the report, a reference has been found to an Apple TV 3,1, the model number for the current Apple TV is 2,1, and we could possibly see the new Apple TV launch with an A5 processor which is found in the iPad 2 and the new iPhone 4S which goes on sale later this week.

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Apple Files Patent For In App Purchases

Some of our readers will remember the company called Lodsys, who is suing a wide range of developers for ‘in app purchases’ on both Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform, as the company holds a number of patents relating to in app purchases.

Apple already has an agreement in place with Lodsys to use the patents, but the reason Lodsys is suing the individual developers is that the company claims this agreement doesn’t cover them.

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Will Apple’s iMessage Hurt Mobile Carriers?

On Wednesday the 12th of October Apple will launch the latest version of its mobile OS, iOS 5, and one of the major new features in iOS 5 is iMessage, which is basically a cost free replacement for text messages.

There are already a number of different mobile apps that let you communicate with your friends without having to pay a fee like you do for a text message with your mobile carrier, and we suspect Apple’s iMessage is going to be very popular and could end up replacing text messages on the iPhone.

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire Spun Off Into New “Seesaw” Company

Amazon announced its first Android tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire recently, and now it would appear that Amazon is spinning of its Kindle Fire tablet into a separate company called Seesaw LLC.

The guys over at Fusible have discovered that the trademark application for the Kindle Fire brand have been filed under Seesaw LLC, and the filing has been made by Purvi J. Patel of Haynes and Boone, LLP, the same attorney that has filed Amazon’s previous trademarks.

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Romo Smartphone Robot is Cute and Cool (Video)

Kickstarter is a great place to run across some very interesting projects that might actually make it to production. It’s also a great place for people with good ideas to raise the money they need to build their device and sell them to the public. One of the coolest projects I have seen in a long time on Kickstarter is the cute little Romo smartphone robot.

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Dual Core Processors And LTE Headed To Windows Phone Next Year

Microsoft recently released its latest version of its Windows Phone mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and now it would appear that Microsoft has a few things planned for 2012.

The guys over at All Things D have been speaking to Andy Lees at Microsoft, and according to the report Microsoft intends to introduce dual core Windows Phone smartphones next year, along with devices which are compatible for LTE.

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Fear The Tablet Claw, Weapon Of Doom (Video)

What? Relax. The Tablet Claw is totally totally harmless. Trust us.

According to its creators, the Tablet Claw came about after repeated observations of people wielding tablets. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that a slim tablet isn’t the most ergonomic of devices. Sure it’s great for a lot of things, but handling? So enter the Tablet Claw. Yeah, the name is a bit too ominous for comfort.

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Panasonic Outs Shampoo Robot That Is Not Sexy (Video)

If you ever had your hair done someplace, this new ‘washing robot’ isn’t an exotic surprise. That’s the problem with robotics these days. The technology is available for programming complex tasks, but the machines that perform them look like appliances. Hasn’t Star Wars taught humankind anything?

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SpaceX Working Like Mad On Reusable Launch Rocket

Thank you SpaceX, for keeping the final frontier exciting. SpaceX’s CTO Elon Musk recently¬†announced¬†at a recent press conference that his organization has finally designed a viable launch vehicle that’s extremely cost-effective. For now, let it be called the Reusable Launch vehicle or RLV.

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