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Siri to support Mandarin, Japanese and Russian in March?

According to rumors internal testing for the Chinese version of Siri is already underway (machine translation) and that the service will be capable of "understanding" and "speaking" Mandarin when it launches next month, though Cantonese-speaking Chinese users will have to wait for a future update.

Siri's new language support would serve about 850 million of the approximately 1.4 billion people living in mainland China who speak Mandarin, however the over 30 million residents of Hong Kong and Taiwan would be left out as they speak either a different dialect of the country's official language or Cantonese.

Japanese and Russian support are also said to be coming in the supposed March rollout.

Previously Siri is only limited to English, French and German, though Apple promised support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Spanish would come in 2012.

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Apple Online Store One Day Event Tomorrow!

The Apple Online Store is offering a special one-day event for this Friday 6th January 2011. Usually Apple one day events offer various discounts on their products. If you're looking for a gift for yourself or that special someone, this is the time.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Happy New Year! What an end to the year 2011. Any New Year's Resolution Yet? Retina Display resolution of 2048 x 1536, maybe?

Here's a nice little light show to end 2011 with.

Next-gen iPad in First Quarter of '12, Expect Retina Display

According to DigiTimes, Apple manufacturing partners have already begun delivering parts and components for the third-generation iPad to OEM contractors. The production of the 'iPad 3' could reach 9.5-9.8 million units next quarter, expected to arrive within 3 to 4 months.

The next-gen 'iPad 3' is widely believed to include a display with Retina Display-like quality. It was reported in Wall Street Journal that Apple has invested in a Sharp factory for production of LCD panels that is rumored to utilize IGZO (indium, gallium, zinc) technology to help provide a thinner design while improving battery life for the next iPad.

Source : Digitimes | WSJ

Merry X'Mas, Everybody!


Hope you have a wonderful X'Mas and a Happy New Year! Here's a cute little ad from Apple:

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