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Forget the iPad 2--let's talk iPad 3!Let's not get too ahead of ourselves, but the chatter for the next "next iPad" has already begun. Our Valentine's Day edition is filled with love, including the Apple TV bringing games, Google's Translate app, and an iPad case giveaway from Mophie.
-What's up? I'm Brian Tong and welcome to The Apple Byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. I guess you'd call our Valentine's Day edition because love is in the air or not. Now, let's get to the show. We've talked about the iPad 2 being spotted in the wild last week and the Wall Street Journal is reporting a lot of what we covered. They said the new iPad is in production with a thinner and lighter design at least 1 camera that is front-facing, the resolution will be the same 1024 x 768 with more memory and a more powerful graphics processor, but guess what? That might not be the only iPad release this year. [unk] in a rumor that is speaking up more and more steam, the Daring Fireball blog is that HP's recently announced TouchPad is said to come out this summer, which looks great, might I add, might bump up against the release of wait for it, the iPad 3 then TechCrunch said their sources claimed there will be a fall surprise and it's related to the iPad 3. Now, I've checked with my own specific Apple component suppliers who said based on their knowledge, hitting that timeframe would be very, very tight and they do not see it happening, but iPad 3 talked, before the iPad 2 has even been released, yeah, it's getting that bad. Now this might bring us some all of Apple TV Owners. Engadget reports that the latest IOS 4.3 beta hints at the Apple TV supporting online gaming. There are references to ATV games and ATV thunder that showed connection of controller and some sort of game standings. We all have been waiting for apps on the platform and this could indicate something is happening in the near future. Now the Verizon iPhone is out in stores and a whopping 10 people braved the 20-degree weather in New York City. Those guys are troopers, but sites like iLaunch still wanna prove to us that Antennagate exist with the death grip on the Verizon iPhone. Yes, we know it exists and it's a way overblown, but in their Wi-Fi demo, who really clutches their phone with both hands and squeezes it until their knuckles turn white. No one except you guys iLaunch. Alright, let's take a break with our iPhone app of the week. This week's app is the Google Translate App for the iPhone. It's free and it accepts voice inputs for 15 languages. Why don't you play with my pet draggin? And then translates your word or phrase into 1 of more than 50 languages. You can also listen to your translation spoken out loud in 1 of 23 languages -[unk] spielen -But I'm more concerned if it translates the universal language of love. Hey, Jamie, check this out. Anata ga sareru watashi no barentain. -Wow, that's Japanese. I'm Chinese and I speak English. -No, no, no, it's all good baby. You know, I just thought you wanna a little Asian [unk] you know [unk] things all good. -See guys, works like a charm. Now, we've got a bonus app of the week for you and it's called the Sex Personal Trainer app. It measures your length, strength, and intensity. I did a demo of my own, so let's just roll the tape. -Brain, I don't think I'm gonna roll the tape. -What do you mean? You're supposed to roll the tape. Do your job, dude. -You don't want me to roll the tape. -No, no, no. Roll-- roll the tape. Roll the tape. -Brian, it takes only about 8 seconds long. -Yeah, I know, we don't, we don't wanna show that okay. Onto the Quick Bites. If you guys are planning a trip out to Apple's worldwide developer conference of the potential iPhone 5 announcement, San Francisco's Moscone Center has a placeholder for a corporate meeting from June 5th to 9th. That can prove to be WWDC. The second half of June is already completely booked, so this could be it. Adobe's flash player 10.2 is available now and its stage video technology now takes advantage of hardware acceleration for the MAC for smoother video playback and CPU usage from 1 to 15%, so may be just may be Steve will finally throw a little love there away and Skype fans will be hardened the ability to now use your iPhone Skype app to talk to television sets with Skype capability on set ups from Panasonic and Samsung and in a follow up to the delay of Intel Sandy Bridge processors from MacBook, Intel announced a fix version of their chipset. It'll ship mid February, which means Apple's latest refresh probably won't be delayed by much. Now, nothing says I love you more than a free give away, so our friends at Mophie are hooking us up with 5 of their Mophie workbooks for the iPad. It's a leather case with a built in stand for your iPad and I love leather. Just e-mail me with the first tech toy you ever fell in love with. The cornier the story, the better and we will send out the five cases to you and finally, you guys show us a lot of love, so we've got to give it right back, big props to our Apple Bite buddies, Edward, Caleb, Steven, and Derek from the Association Of Computing Machinery at UC Riverside, and Kelsey, if you're still watching, Caleb still loves you and that melts in my heart like sweat marshmallows. Alright, that's gonna do for this week's show. Send us your e-mails to the firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching and we will see you guys next week for another bite for the apple.