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Key Advantages:
· Enable an Apple iPod Touch with phone features
· iPhone or Android phones can become dual SIM phones
· iPad or Android Pads can surf the net anywhere, anytime
· Gmate is small and hidden away so you can use it discreetly

For iPod Touch Users

Users of iPod Touch can connect to Gmate, and automatically enable iTouch with all of iPhone’s features with the addition of voice calls, sms, and Internet access via Gmate’s GPRS/EDGE. An iPod Touch cost much less than an iPhone, and in most cases users will never need to sign a contract with a carrier. Simply insert any GSM SIM card and turn your iPod Touch into an iPhone.
For iPhone or Android Phone Users

Users of iPhone and Android Phones (HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc) already have a SIM card inside, but all these phones can only accommodate one SIM card. With many users traveling frequently who need to swap with local SIMs or carry an extra phone, users can now enjoy dual SIM features by inserting the 2nd SIM into Gmate, therefore enjoying two numbers on their favorite smart phone, while maintaining only a single phone book, sms, and call logs… It’s as simple as that!
For iPad or Android Pad Users

Users of Apple iPad and numerous Android Pads, such as Xoom or Galaxy, can link with Gmate with voice, sms, and also Internet access. Most Pad users buy with only the WiFi option, since getting a 3G costs much more. But WiFi Pads cannot be used everywhere such as subways, buses, parks, etc. Now with Gmate, all Pad users can enjoy the Internet anywhere,anytime… and you can make phone calls/sms too.

Gmate Product Specification:
GSM Quad Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
1 Push-Push SIM Card Slot
Micro USB
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Standby Time: 96 Hours, Talk Time: 4 Hours
Physical Size: 82mm x 46mm x 14mm
Weight: 48.2g
Color: Black, White, Orange
iOS Support: iPod Touch 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad2


The iPhone 5 will make its debut in the fall, at least according to Japanese blog Macotakara.

Pointing to a scoop from an “Asian reliable source”, the site says that Apple will unveil its next iPhone in September or October and maintain that same launch cycle for years.

In the past Apple has traditionally released its latest iPhone in the early summer, with the iPhone 4 and 3GS reaching customers in June and the3G in early July. But last year the company broke the mold by delaying the debut of the iPhone 4S until October.

Macotakara’s information contradicts opinions from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster and other Apple watchers that the iPhone 5 would reach consumers midsummer. The report itself was short and sweet, with no explanation given as to why Apple would permanently alter the release cycle. But if Macotakara’s source is on the level, there are a few reasons why the company might keep the fall timeframe.

Apple has typically held an iPod event in the fall. But iPod sales now account for a much smaller piece of Apple’s pie, notes Apple Insider.

The 2010 iPod lineup, including the iPod touch, shuffle, nano, and classic, sported few changes from the previous generation, so the focus last October was clearly on the new iPhone.

Launching the iPhone 4S in October just ahead of the holiday season also helped Apple ring in a record quarteras eager shoppers scooped up the new phone for themselves and as gifts. Even further, with iPhone 4S sales going gangbusters, it seems unlikely Apple would release a new iPhone less than a year after the current model.

For now, we’ll have to add this latest report to the rumor list.  


Apple swayed from its traditional June unveiling for the iPhone 4S, choosing instead to hold the official launch at a dedicated “Let’s Talk iPhone” event in October. But we may not have to wait until this upcoming October to get a glimpse of the iPhone 5.

According to a report, the sixth-generation Apple smartphone will get back to its traditional June announcement at Apple’s Worldwide Developers conference.

The report comes from Daiwa Securities, which claims that Apple’s iPhone 5 will see the same WWDC unveiling that given to the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4. Furthermore, the company says the device will utilize “glass to glass” touch panel technology that will be supplied by TPK Holdings and Wintek.

To most people this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Many reports circulating before the launch of the iPhone 4S last year claimed that 2010′s iPhone event was simply delayed so that Apple could perfect its iPhone 5 which was postponed at the last minute and substituted for the iPhone 4S.

Apple has yet to announce the date of its WWDC event for 2012, but a previously leaked calendar suggests that it could happen between June 10 and June 15.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has come up with a set of tips and advices to help iPhone 4S’ users “squeeze more out of each charge”.

1. Readjust screen brightness (Settings > Brightness): the default settings are practical when the iPhone used outdoors, otherwise, the screen light can be dimmed.

2. Auto-Lock the screen (Settings > General > Auto-Lock): To conserve the battery life, you can turn off the screen after a short while of standby. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes suggests one minute or two.

3. Adjust connectivity settings (Settings > General > Network / Settings > General > Bluetooth / Settings > WiFi.): enable just what you need. While adjusting WiFi, don’t forget to turn off Ask to Join Networks. You can enable this feature again when necessary.

4. Switch to Airplane Mode (Settings): the easiest way to disable all the radios at once. With this mode active, you can selectively turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, if needed.

5. Turn off location services you don’t need (Settings > General > Location Services). The Location Services brought by iOS 5 “uses GPS along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations to determine your approximate location”, as Apple announces. You can imagine the effect on battery.

6. Manage Notifications (Settings > Notifications). ZDNet reviewer recommends two steps for doing that. First you should switch off Notification Center, then switch off View in Lock Screen to control apps visible on Lock Screen.

7. Disable diagnostics (Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage). The setting on this should be “Don’t send”.

8. Avoid the cloud (Settings > iCloud). Yes, this is a sacrifice but synchronizing to iCloud eats a lot of battery life, keep it to the minimum with only the apps you are actually use.

9. Manage apps. Is a well known fact that the more apps are running in the background the more power is drained. Be merciless; kill whatever apps you don’t need on regular basis.

10. The toughest step of all: turn the handset off. Press and hold the top button until the “Slide to power off: instruction appears, then slide to power off.

The release date for the iPad 3 is all but confirmed by Apple as many reports point towards a March 7th release date. The 7th of March is a very possible date as it fits within the report released last week from All Things D which cited an early March release. It also fits with the release schedule of previous Apple iPads. Several sources including iMore and The Loop are in agreement on the release date being set for March 7th, both being prominent sources for previous Apple leaks.

If previous sales are to repeat themselves the iPad 3 should be announced on the 7th and then be found in store in the US by March 16, a Friday. It would then become available for sales Internationally by March 30th. The details on the specs of the iPad 3 are of course up in the air. Many reports are saying that the Retina Display has been included with this release. However other reports are pointing to the previous CES iPad 3 sighting, and reporting that there are no big changes in line for the iPad 3. Some are saying that the iPad 3 is almost an iPad 2S and may in fact be named as such.

There are also still rumors of the possible release of an iPad with a smaller 7″ display. This would be a lower end model which would include a smaller price tag. This unit would be sold to compete directly with the popular Kindle Fire. There are no major rumors that this is what Apple’s big announcement will be on March 7th. It wouldn’t be the first time however that everyone expected something (the iPad 3) from Apple and received something totally different at the Apple announcement.

We here at iPad 3 News would not be surprised with any announcement made by Apple on March 7th. An iPad 3 without a Retina Display would make total sense as rumors lead us to believe Apple had issues sourcing these items. However by releasing a device with other upgrades they could cash in on the many waiting for a new iPad. The iPad Mini or other named 7″ iPad also makes total sense. This is obviously a growing segment of the market, and Apple is currently unable to compete with this form factor or price range. Of course our fingers are crossed for what almost everyone wants. That is an iPad 3 that includes the new A6 processor, a better battery and camera, and of course the Retina Display. We would rather see Apple’s big announcement to be the iPad Mini over a lackluster upgrade to the iPad 2.


It never fails… you’re expecting an important call when you realize that your iPhone battery is nearly dead! How do you keep your battery running longer? The secrets are here…

One thing Apple has become infamous for is the implementation of a built-in battery in the iPhone and iPod. This means that when the battery finally passes away you are not just in the market for a new power source, but instead an entirely new piece of hardware requiring a hefty fee. The best way to avoid this is to take special care to extend the life of your internal battery.

Avoiding Heat

The battery itself is a lithium-ion battery designed to be repeatedly recharged. One of the biggest enemies of this type of battery is excessive exposure to hot temperatures. This does not mean you should leave it at home when going for a day in the sun, but try not to leave it in sweltering locations. When it is at home try and keep it in a cool place, not in direct sunlight from a window or near warm appliances in a bathroom or kitchen.

Use Proper Chargers

Only use official Apple chargers. Apple has successfully marketed itself to a point where it has a monopoly on anything to do with Apple central products. Avoid car chargers and after market devices for your phone. Since the phone itself should come with a charger you should be fine, and any iPod charger will do as well.

Don’t Overuse the Battery

Overuse can also drain the battery consistently, wearing it out prematurely. The more devices you have running, the faster your battery will drain. Try shutting down the 3G network, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi when you are not using it. Also try locking it and putting it into sleep mode to lower the consistent battery tap.


It is important to follow other maintenance guidelines to help lengthen the life of your original battery. Keep your iPhone clean and do not let it accumulate too much residue. Obviously it is critical to avoid any major damage to the device as this can further attack the battery (dropping it on pavement or in the toilet is a no-no). Keep unused applications out of the phone and make sure the operating system is updated consistently.

Battery Replacement Option

Though it is expensive and quite a hassle, there is an option for when it inevitably dies. You can purchase a battery replacement from Apple. Fair warning, if you wait too long to replace it, you may get to the point where the battery is too weak to power your phone at all.

Apple has stated that only twenty percent of the batteries permanent life is used after “400 charge cycles,” which would equal out to being over five years without a needed battery replacement. I wonder if it’s even possible to reach that amount of time without buying a new product, but try these tips and see how close you get. If you have any additional tips, or if you’ve gone 5 years without a replacement, please share in the comments.