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Late News: Free O2 Wi-Fi at McDonalds, JP Morgan: 70 Million iPads to Sell in 2012, Foxconn Recruiter: iPhone 5 Coming in June

O2 has just announced a five year deal to provide free wi-fi to McDonald's restaurants up and down the country. In total, there are 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in the UK which O2 will be supplying with wi-fi this summer, before the Olympics comes to town. The fast food chain already boasts wi-fi, and has done since 2007 - however, this will be a change of provider, from The Cloud to O2.

The European Commission has launched a pair of antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility to see if the company used its patents to unfairly hinder the competition in the European market - something that would breach EU antitrust rules. This all comes following complaints by both Apple and Microsoft, who aren't happy with the action Motorola has taken in attempting to enforce injunctions against the iPhone and iPad, along with the Xbox and Windows.

The Irish government has announced that it will invest 1.2 million Euros in a new research programme which aims to put the country on the cutting edge of cloud technology. The launch of the Cloud Computing Technology Research Centre was announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.

JP Morgan, the well-reputed investment bank responsible for Apple's business endeavours, has made predictions about the top iOS devices. According to a note to investors obtained by an Apple Insider, JP Morgan points to a "major upside potential" of Apple sales. Previously, analysts predicted that iPhones and iPads would exceed the performance of its competitors within the smart devices market than originally expected.

According to new information dug up by Japanese website Macotakara, Foxconn is gearing up to empower the next generation iPhones with high speed functionality. The rumoured "iPhone 5" is expected to be introduced to the market sometime in June, if we are to believe the anonymous recruiter from Foxconn who let slip this information.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.