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Magical Holographic iPhone Concept Makes You Drool For the Future [Video]

Although holographic displays on smartphones is way far-fetched for the time being, it’s still a concept that we love to dream about. We have 3D, and it’s great, but holograms take magic to the next level.

Designer Michael Ko put together an absolutely beautiful concept video showing off what futuristic iPhones could be like with holographic capabilities. The 3D objects literally pop out from the screen to bring something phenomenal to the viewer.

Of coarse, we won’t see anything like this hit the streets anytime soon. But there’s nothing wrong with dreaming…

“Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” coming back to theaters on May 11th

Weeks after Late CEO of Apple Steve Jobs passed away, never before seen footage titled “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” hit select theaters. Well, if you missed it then, you’ll be able to catch it at Landmark Theatres on May 11th!

Magnolia Pictures has confirmed that it will be bringing the 70-minute documentary back to the big screen one more time and will also be releasing it on DVD later this summer. The interview is from 17 years ago when Apple was about to acquire NeXT. However, the footage was apparently lost during shipping, and finally recovered many years later. Check out a few clips from the interview in the video below:

Just how big is Apple? [infographic]

Just how big is Apple? Well, the folks over at BestComputerSceinceDegrees have put together an awesome infographic with cool facts about the company. Head inside to check it out:

Walmart denies offering huge sales on iPhones [Updated]

UPDATE: Walmart’s iPhone sales was apparently a mistake, a company spokesperson told 9to5Mac:

"Walmart just responded to 9to5Mac’s inquiry and said the retail chain “experienced a pricing error in limited stores” yesterday. The company spokesperson said the issue has been addressed and normal prices are now in effect: 16GB iPhone 4S for $188, iPhone 4 for $88, and iPhone 3GS for $0.97."

Walmart is known for its low prices and has been selling our beloved iPhone 4S (16GB) for only $188 since last November. But, according to Cult of Mac, prices are about to get a whole lot cheaper…

Apparently, Walmart will be slashing prices on the latest AT&T iPhone models down to $114 with a two-year contract. The iPhone 4 is also getting some love, with the 8GB model being cut down to only $34!

New iPad 2 comes with improved A5 chip that adds 2 hours additional battery life

Although the obvious choice between an iPad 2 and a new iPad is the latter, the expensive price tag on Apple’s latest tablet may push some customers to get the iPad 2 instead. Well, there’s good news for anyone interested in picking up a new iPad 2, as Apple has just begun shipping them with the company’s new 32nm A5 chip. The new chip boasts 2 hours of additional battery life compared to the 45nm A5 chip that the ipad 2 originally came with.

According to testing done by AnandTech, the new chip saves 15.8 when browsing the web, 18% for video playback and an impressive 29% for intense gaming. There is, however, one problem for buyers who are looking to get their hands on the new iPad 2. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell whether the iPad 2 you’re purchasing will carry the original or new 32nm chip. The new iPad 2s are being reffered to as “iPad 2,4” but there is no official labeling or anything on the package that would give it off.

JP Morgan: Apple won’t release an HDTV set until 2014

There has been a lot of talk about a rumored Apple TV set for the past couple of months now. Apple hasn’t officially announced anything yet but it seems as if the whole world is anticipating this mysterious HDTV set. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster has claimed that Apple is indeed working on the rumored product, but an analyst from JP Morgan seems to disagree.

In an a note to investors this morning, JP Morgan’s Mark Moskowitz said that he doesn’t believe the economic conditions are good enough for Apple to release a TV set this year. Furthermore, he believes that the climate won’t be right until sometime in 2014...

pod2g now running iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 4

Famous iOS hacker pod2g has just announced that he has a fully working iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 4! We reported earlier this week that pod2g had made great progress on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak over the weekend, and now it looks like we’re that much closer to seeing it.

There is, however, still a lot of work to be done for A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2). But, it’s good to see that the hacker is continuing his work on the jailbreak. He recently posted a poll asking what jailbreakers thought: to continue work on iOS 5.1 jailbreak or to save exploits for iOS 6. Well, the majority of jailbreakers voted that they wanted the iOS 5.1 jailbreak now, and it looks like they might get it.

It’s important to note that it takes a lot of time to package and prepare the jailbreak for mass distribution so it may still take a while before we see it, even for A4 devices. Nonetheless, at least we know it’s possible, and coming soon….

Creator of Liquidmetal says it probably won’t be on the next iPhone

Rumors of the next iPhone being made out of liquidmetal have flooded the blogosphere over the past couple of weeks. Excitement around this rumor has really built up and many are expecting to see the new technology in the next-gen idevices. However, according to the Liquidmetal’s creator, that actually may not be the case.

In an interview with Business Insider, Atakan Parker (the man behind the new technology) said that Apple will eventually implement Liquidmetal into its products, but not just yet…

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