It has been speculated that iMessage may soon be added to OSX either as a separate program or integrated somehow into the existing iChat program, although just a rumor the arrival of this coding does suggest Apple is working on something.
The news of the device has sparked the imaginations of many, including Guilherme M. Schasiepen who has created a fantastic concept design for what he believes an Apple Television should look like. The concept is named the “iTV” and features a super-thin, minimalistic styling that is decisively Apple-esque. According to the concept the device would offer abilities such as Siri Voice Control, multi-touch, FaceTime HD, AirPlay, and no-glasses 3D technology.
Apple’s MacBook Air ultraportable notebooks have been incredibly popular, but are only available in 11 and 13-inch models.
Last year it was rumored that Apple acquired C3 Technologies, an advanced 3D mapping company. Perhaps you use Google maps and their 3D map modules which is available exclusively on Android OS. Since Google does not willingly give this technology to iOS devices.
Not surprisingly, the jailbreak solution comes to us from the iPhone Dev Team, the same people that did Yellowsn0w, Redsn0w, and all the other sn0w jailbreaks for previous iDevices.
There is a distinct difference between a tethered and an untethered jailbreak for iDevices. With the former, you get stuck at the Apple logo every time that you reboot your iPhone or iPad unless you plug it back into a PC. That’s not the case with an untethered jailbreak. So, what exactly is a “semi-tethered” jailbreak then?
In terms of hardware, the iPhone 4S isn’t exactly a quantum leap from the iPhone 4. Yes, it has an upgraded processor and a better camera, but Siri is the real star of the show. And now the man behind Siri is done with all things Cupertino… at least for now.
It has been 18 since Apple ventured into the handheld electronics world. They kicked it off with devices like the Newton Message Pad and now we have the advanced iPhone 4 with iOS 5. You can do almost anything on your smartphone these days and the advent of smartphones like Android devices and iPhone iterations, and most recently tablets have spelled the demise of the PDA.
Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White has been making his way through the factories in China and Taiwan. During his journeys with the component makers, he’s heard more than a few rumblings about the possibility of an iPad mini.
Apple has something in store for you so there is no need to worry. On Tuesday, the company unveiled one of its newest apps, Cards during a media event. Cards is an official Apple product that lets you send greeting cards to your relatives and loved ones all around the world.
After months of hearsay, rumors, and conjecture, it’s finally official. Apple did not announce a new iPhone 5 this morning. Instead, it followed in the tradition started by the 3GS by revealing the new Apple iPhone 4S to the world.
The media invitation specifically says, “Let’s talk iPhone,” so at least that’s a certain level of confirmation for us. The assumption is that iOS 5 and iCloud will be discussed at the same event, finally putting months of rumors, leaks, and hearsay to rest.
In a conventional modern war, you want to arm yourself with guns, tanks, and fighter jets. In the war between Apple and Google, the ammunition comes in the form of patents and let’s just say that Google has been busy with some stockpiling.
From the British iDevice repair service iPatch comes the new iPhone 4 mod, which sets your phone’s Apple logo aglow whenever the screen lights up. This is very much similar to the MacBook logo which also lights up when opened. According to the director of iPatch, Andy Smith, the new feature is a “complete secret” and “very tricky to replicate.” He also added that it is impossible to imitate at home unless you have special equipment.
Port LaunchPort inductive charger for the iPad 2 has been announced and it’s looking simplistically sweet. Like other inductive charging solutions, you don’t need a physical cable to connect to your iPad in order to top up its battery. Instead, you simply place it on the charging base and it will magnetically align, juicing up that battery with no wires attached.
Nicholas Allegra, known as Comex to the iPhone world, will be starting an internship with Apple in early September. Comex announced on Twitterthat he will start the internship “the week after next.” He gained notoriety last year when he released a web-based JailbreakMe exploit for the iPhone 4 while a member of the iPhone Dev Team.
We all knew this day was coming eventually, but it’s always still a surprise when it finally arrives. No, this is not a rumor. Steve Jobs has officially resigned from the position of Apple CEO. He sent out an official letter to the “Apple Community” and this letter is copied below.
Apparently, Apple has started to order some of the key components from suppliers in Asia for development and production of the iPad3. These include sourcing parts like the chips and display panels. With an “early 2012” release window rumored, the iPad 3 will reportedly get quadruple the resolution of the current iPad 2, bumping up to 2048×1536.
Earlier today we were told that the leaked picture above was the battery and the camera module of the iPhone 5. Internal components like these may not be too exciting to most, but they do reveal something quite interesting. Now it’s been revealed by Kyle Wiens from iFixit that the photo is actually of an iPhone 4 module, not the iPhone 5, and was recognized as such by the iPhone 4 upon connection and usage. Still, Apple could be using the same camera for the iPhone 5.
Apple is embroiled in many lawsuits, but this time a class-action lawsuit in South Korea could hit the company hard. With over 27,000 signatures of people on a petition seeking co-complainants for a class-action suit designed to “protect privacy rights” it could involve more than pocket change for Apple.
Maybe this is one of the (potentially many) reasons the iPhone 5 has been delayed several times. It’s not about white paint. Instead, we’re hearing that a version of the upcoming iPhone 5 is being tested with some 4G LTE capabilities. That’d make it pretty different from the current iPhone 4, wouldn’t you say?
Well, that’s mildly passive aggressive of Steve Jobs, don’t you think? By now, you’ve surely heard about all the patent infringement lawsuits that Apple has launched against companies like Samsung, but it looks like the real target isn’t these manufacturers at all: it’s Google.
Not a day goes by that we don’t hear about Apple suing this company or Apple suing that company, but now the Cupertino-based company is on the receiving end of the latest fatent infringment lawsuit and it has to do with the fast-booting operation in OS X.
Uh oh. Up until now, the tradition has been for Steve Jobs to take the stage and launch a new version of the popular iPhone every June. This year, it looked like the next iteration — which could be called the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5 — would get pushed until September. Now, it’s looking like anyone waiting will have to keep waiting until some time in October.
We all knew this day was coming. It was inevitable. And now it is here. Apple has jumped ahead of the crowd and landed itself on top of the heap as the largest smartphone maker in the world based on volume. And it does this by releasing just one new model each year.
Gone are the days of in-app book and music purchases thanks to new rules from Apple. The scheme, which came into effect this month, deducts 30 per cent of each in-app sale – say, ebooks, mp3s or extra levels in game apps. The decision has led Amazon, Kobo, Rhapsody and various other companies to remove the ability to shop from within their apps. And it drove ebookstore and reader app iFlow out of business.
By now, you’ve surely heard about the unofficial and completely unauthorized Apple Stores that popped up in places like Kunming in the Yunnan province in China. They looked like real Apple Stores, complete with the same kinds of product displays and employees in blue shirts. Well, at least two of them have now been closed.
I wouldn’t go quite as far as Retrovo in saying that an Android tablet from Amazon is the biggest threat to the iPad, but it goes to show you that the public would definitely be interested in one. When looking at the survey results, 55% of those who responded said that they would seriously consider buying a tablet from Amazon.
We’re hearing that Apple Stores in both the UK and the US are ramping up their staffing needs for August through to October. Yes, this could just be for the back to school rush. That being said, the September timeframe is also when we are expecting to see the announcement and subsequent launch of the next iPhone model.
HTC chief financial officer Winston Yung has a message for Apple. He says that they “have to sit down and figure it out,” continuing on to say that HTC is, “open to having discussions… as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable.” Based on the ITC rulings in the past month, both parties have scored some minor victories.
Since the release of the Galaxy S II in May, Samsung is estimated to have sold between 18 and 21 million smartphones globally, compared to Apple’s 20.3 million iPhones, the report says.
You won’t be able to jailbreak the iPad 2 a nymore, as a new update from Apple patches up a security hole related to the PDF exploit. That’s the exact same exploit that JailbreakMe.com uses to jailbreak your iPad 2, as well as your iPhone, iPad 1, and iPod touch. This is what is known as an “injection” jailbreak.
People are saying an Amazon-branded tablet device is being geared for October. The irony is that Amazon could very well go with Android for its tablet… considering Google just stepped into its turf with the Story HD and, even before that, the rise of Google Books.
With the next iPad, it’s reasonable to expect a higher resolution screen and a more powerful processor, but it’s possible that we could be getting a hefty dose of augmented reality when it comes to the next-gen tablet too. Apple recently filed a few patents and they seem to outline at least two interesting propositions.
It was a cheer heard ’round the world: the iPad 2 jailbreak had arrived by way of Comex. However, it looks like Apple might be patching up the security hole that allows the new JailBreakMe.com to work in the first place. Yes, already.
Let’s preface this by saying that,this mockup is highly unofficial and will most probably not even nearly represent what the final third-generation tablet from Apple will look like. That said, it is in line with several of the possible rumors for the iPad 3, including an edge-to-edge display that could be similar to the edge-to-edge we’re hearing for the iPhone 5.
The month of June is almost coming to an end, which will also mark the end of a recent tradition of June iPhone launches. Even so, we’ve got some juicy new rumors for the iPhone 5 for you to devour in the meantime. First, the new iPhone may not continue the iPhone 4 aesthetic.
And so it was done. The Israeli government pressured Apple to remove an Arabic-language app called “ThirdIntifada” from the App Store because it encourages a Palestinian uprising. In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the app passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.
This week Apple has updated its guidelines for approving apps. The guidelines targets apps that promote drunk driving, like the DUI Dodger app, which notifies you where checkpoints have been set up to catch drunk drivers. According to the new guidelines, apps that reveal DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected.
Rumours are floating around that Apple will preview its cloud service as early as June at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Three people briefed on Apple’s private talks that didn’t want to be named told BusinessWeek that Apple will be able to scan customers’ digital music libraries in iTunes and quickly mirror their collections on its own servers. If the sound quality of a particular song on a user’s hard drive isn’t good enough, Apple will be able to replace it with a higher-quality version.
Looks like the rumors keep flip-flopping back and forth on this issue. Will the next iPhone (whether it’s called the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S) have NFC or won’t it? The newest reports are pushing us in the direction of yes.
Oops. As beautiful as the Apple iPhone 4 may be, it’s not exactly the prettiest thing in the world when you’ve accidentally cracked up that glorious glass back. Maybe you sat on it. Maybe you dropped it. Thankfully, all is not lost and the Geniuses are there to help.
It’s not often we see a response from Apple on controversial topics like privacy, but their latest Q&A press release is a bit like a slap in the face to anyone with an IQ above 50 and contradicts the very essence of a secure operating system environment.
Everyone and their grandmother (almost literally) is sitting on pins and needles waiting for Steve Jobs to cross the stage yet once again to reveal how he’s changing smartphones all over again with the iPhone 5. The latest rumors point toward a September launch, so until then, we have conjecture and hearsay. We also have the latest mockup of the iPhone 5, based on the most recent and most accurate information available.
We already know that Steve Jobs and the rest of the team at Apple have no problem generating that other kind of green, but how are they faring when it comes to taking better care of our planet? Earth Day is tomorrow, so it’s oddly appropriate to take a look at how green the iPhone is.