Apple announced iOS 6 earlier at WWDC 2012, the most recent update to its renowned operating system. The team at Cupertino has reportedly made around 200 changes including alterations to the way Siri functions with the phone. Not only did she get smarter in terms of restaurant, sports and movie times, but Siri is also set to be introduced to the iPad. Furthermore, an integration of Facebook into the operating system itself will be seen as with Twitter for iOS 5. A new “Do Not Disturb” setting has been added also, as well as the ability to send pre-made text messages and set location-based reminder notifications. Modifications to FaceTime were also made; cellular networks will now be able to support the function. Some details are offered below: Read the rest of this entry
Introduced yesterday by Incase is a special set of cases produced in conjunction with Marc by Marc Jacobs. Featuring the brand’s signature Snap Case, the collection sees the plastic iPhone 4S protection decorated in four different Marc by Marc Jacobs all-over prints, each style available in an array of colorways. Retailing for $40 USD each, the hardshell cases are available exclusively at Apple’s own flagship stores and will be available through the Apple online store come June 12.
To celebrate the launch of Une Bobine on Kickstarter, [Fuse]chicken created some iPhone 5 concepts for your enjoyment. Read the rest of this entry
Today we come across new information that Apple will actually release a 7-inch version of the its popular iPad table computer in October 2012. Apparently the new smaller version will be identical to its current version, will feature a Retina display, and will be priced at 200-250 USD.
“Apple will be going forward with the 7-inch iPad, currently targeting an October 2012 release alongside the new iPhone, and — here’s the killer — at a $200 to $250 price point. According to our source, which has proven reliable in the past, the reason for such aggressive pricing is to do to the tablet market what Apple did to the MP3 market in 2004 with the expansion of the iPod product line — leave absolutely no space for competitors.”
We have absolutely no doubt, that a 7-inch iPad will be a hit on the market. Now, let’s just hope it becomes reality. This latest report sounds to be pretty sure. (Via iMore)
AT&T plans to soon begin unlocking iPhones for customers with accounts in good standing who request that their devices be unlocked. Unlocking a handset allows the device to operate on any GSM network rather than just the network for which it was purchased, and AT&T does not currently provide customers customers with unlock codes for Apple’s iPhone. Engadget reported on Friday that the carrier was planning to amend its policy beginning this Sunday, and BGR was able to confirm the news with an AT&T spokesperson. ”Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.”
Today Apple announced the new iPad and it is not the iPad 3, it is the iPad HD. It comes with a beautiful 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display, an A5X processor, which includes a quad-core graphics module, is 4G LTE ready and also includes a new 5 megapixel camera that is also capable of capturing 1080p video.
The new iPad HD launches on March 16th. The price is $499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. If you want 4G LTE, you will have to spend $629, $729, and $829.
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As the technology landscape continues to change on a daily basis, it seems that new and innovative devices pose either a potential demise or an opportunity for software and electronics companies alike. Adapting its brand positioning to the changing climate, Akai debuts its MPC Fly for the iPad 2. Combining 16 backlit MPC pads into its built-in iPad 2 case, the MPC Fly is completed with an integrated iOS app that boasts an array of effects, a four-track mixer, sound library, sample editing and an EQ. Weighing in at just over two pounds, the MPC Fly – although not the most convenient iPad case – packs a lot of punch within its relatively small size.
Spotted at HYPEBEAST
In tribute to Steve Jobs and in vain hope that his concepts might get picked up on by someone more influential than a professional blogger, Antonia De Rosa of ADR Studios has designed yet another concept. His previous two, the iCam camera attachment for iPhone and the TV control/tablet were not particularly practical. However, this iPhone concept really caught my attention.
BGR has learned a number of details surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone from a close source. For starters, we can now confidently say that Apple’s next iPhone will launch in the fall next year, around the same time that this year’s iPhone 4S launched. We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material — similar to the material used in the company’s bumper cases — that will be built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone (like the iPhone 3GS bezel) and it will serve two purposes. First, it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum without having to use a large plastic insert above the antennas as the company does on its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. Earlier reports suggested that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature an aluminum case similar to the one found on the iPad 2, as well as a larger display around 4 inches.