Liveside has discovered code and assets hidden on the SkyDrive website that indicate a new web-based music interface could be on its way. The code refers to a “MusicPlayer” function, while the assets clearly show controls in line with Microsoft’s current aesthetic.
When we first reported that Microsoft was planning a new cloud-based music service, we heard that the company had bigger plans for it than have officially been announced. As well as revealing the now-confirmed iOS and Android clients and cloud music locker, sources told us that Xbox Music would be accessible from a browser without any additional plugins. This may not be that service, but with “archive” functionality coming to Outlook, and a newly-refreshed Office web app…
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) has leaked out onto the web ahead of its expected debut. Chinese site WPXAP has posted links to download the SDK and accompanying documents that provide additional details into the development options for Windows Phone 8. We’re digging into the documents right now, but it appears that the leak is a preview version of the SDK, indicating that Microsoft may be planning to release this kit officially in the coming weeks.
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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview has unearthed a new edition of Windows 8, adding to Microsoft’s long list of existing Windows SKUs. References to a “Professional Plus” version of Windows 8 can be found in the registry of the recently released Consumer Preview, the first time Microsoft has used such naming for its operating system software. Office 2010 introduced the idea of a Professional Plus edition, and it appears this could be making its way to Windows along with the following SKUs:
- Windows 8 Starter edition
- Windows 8 Home Basic Edition
- Windows 8 Home Premium edition
- Windows 8 Professional edition
- Windows 8 Professional Plus edition
- Windows 8 Enterprise Edition
- Windows 8 Ultimate edition
- Windows 8 ARM edition
The iPad is out, and the staff has been locked in the bowels of the Orbiting HQ until our review is finished. In the meantime, folks are already digging into configuration files hidden deep inside the iPad-only 3.2 version of iPhone OS and turning up references to Apple’s next-generation mobile hardware.
Now included in the growing collection of hardware supported in
USBDeviceConfiguration.plist are two new fourth-generation iPhone models,
iPhone3,3. These are in addition to the
iPhone3,1 model that was previously referenced, and suggests that Apple plans to have multiple versions of fourth-gen hardware. This may be another clue that Apple will make a CDMA-compatible model that rumors have long indicated is destined for Verizon’s network.
A third hardware item could suggest a WiMAX-compatible model, which could be offered on Sprint’s network. Most bets are hedged on the expectation that Apple will wait for LTE to be rolled out before building a 4G compatible iPhone. Alternately, it could be the other long-rumored iPhone variant, the “iPhone nano.” Of course, it could be something that no one has even guessed at yet.
(A quick note for those not familiar with Apple’s naming pattern: Apple uses a
ProductNameX,Y pattern for product IDs. The first number,
X, is the main product revision, while
Y is a minor variant. While the iPhone 3G is considered the second-generation iPhone hardware, Apple labeled it
iPhone1,2 since most of the changes were minor compared to the original iPhone. The iPhone 3GS, the 3rd-gen iPhone hardware, has a product ID of
Also in the list is
iPod4,1, the first reference we’ve seen to fourth-gen iPod touch hardware. That would most likely be revealed in the fall—the typical iPod launch window—after the fourth-gen iPhone hardware is released in the summer.
Finally, the updated list includes
iProd2,1. References to
iProd0,0 turned up in late 2008, and it was suspected to be a prototype Apple tablet. iPhone OS 3.1 revealed a reference to
iProd1,1, and that was later confirmed to be the iPad. So
iProd2,1 is most likely the next major iPad hardware revision. When that hardware is ready for release is anyone’s guess—we wouldn’t bet on it happening before 2011—though we aren’t really surprised that Apple is already working on it.
iFPGA is still listed as well. Chances are good that this some kind of test bed or prototyping board, as FPGA stands for field programmable gate array. An FPGA is a chip that can be “programmed” to perform specialized operations as needed, and is often used in hardware development work.
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