Feeds

HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE

Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Apple is preparing to turn its relatively humble fondleslab into a monster hand advertising billboard.

The fruity firm has opened up its new iAd platform to developers, giving them the ability to show full-screen adverts on the iPhone, iPad and any future devices that use Apple's iOS.

These imposing corporate messages could prove to be bigger than any ever seen on an Apple mobile device, if rumours that Cupertino is designing a 12.9-inch fondleslab turn out to be true.

"Now you can deliver highly engaging ads from leading brands. Optimized for your app, pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads are now available on iOS," Apple announced.

Here are the sizes of advert available to fruity developers, which we've taken from a document called Implementing iAds In Your iOS App.

There is also some chance that the new fondleslab could employ Liquidmetal in some capacity.

Apple has been granted two new patents, one of which pertains to the act of "continuous amorphous feedstock skull melting".

Just like LiquidMetal itself, this patent sounds exciting but is really rather dull, involving the trapping and melting of metallic glass. The other patent is called "Optimized multi-stage inductive melting of amorphous alloys" and involves a similar process.

Previously, LiquidMetal has been used in – wait for it – a SIM card ejector, although it features in other patents.

Sadly, there is no word on whether Apple wants to build a shapeshifting robot in a bid to travel back in time and kill Arnold Schwarzenegger (if we're remembering the plot of Terminator 2 correctly). But hey, at least your SIM won't do an Arnie and say "I'll be back" when you really want it to stay inside your phone. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD TO DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US
Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness
We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.