Remember when the iPod Classic first arrived and we waited what seemed like an age for the next generation? Moore’s Law (we’ll get to that in another entry!) means we’re now producing technology at the fastest rate in the entire history of man/machine and plug socket! Although the big boys like Apple still need to improve things like battery life (please! more than a day!), there are loads of great new releases we could see within the next few years that’ll have you heading for our iPad trade in page faster than a Nokia 7110 can pop you into the Matrix!
iPhones and Blackberries aside, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Skin we can’t wait to meet. As far as phone gimmicks go, a flexible screen has to be pretty high on the list. In January 2011 Samsung-loving design students presented a bunch of crazy-looking concept handsets, but the new Skin design demonstrates some fairly sensible qualities like high res 800 x 400 screen and 1.2GHz processor. Aside from having a slightly unpleasant-sounding name, the Skin could boost our smartphone and iPad recycle service as fans scrabble for upgrades.
Although not confirmed, we’re very excited about the rumour that along with 2012’s iPad 3, something resembling an iPad Mini could be arriving in Apple stores. Initial intel from component suppliers also shows the iPad 3 internal layout could alter significantly. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see…
When new devices are released into the market, don’t forget to visit us and see what an old iPad could net you in terms of funding those tantalising upgrades!