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As far as leaked Apple devices go, the upcoming plastic so-called iPhone 5C isn’t quite as compelling as a hot next-gen device would be, but because the rumored device represents Apple’s first foray into selling a non-premium iPhone, everyone wants a peak. Chinese site iApps.im first posted photos showing a pile of pink iPhone 5Cs with color-matched wallpapers, as well as a table full of blue and yellow models with one nice, clear closeup of a blue handset. (The photos have been removed, but 9to5Mac snagged them first.) Credit: iApps.im via 9to5Mac The phones don’t look terrible,... Read more...
A pair of enterprising fellows are raising cash for a device called Poppy that purports to turn your iPhone into a 3D camera, which is the prototypical sort of Kickstarter project: interesting, quirky, and just a bit outside the lines of what the average consumer might want to buy. You can slot in an Apple iPhone 5, 4S, or 4, or a 5th-generation iPod touch, and anything you view will be in 3D. If that sounds like a grown-up version of the legendary Viewmaster toy, that’s because it is. Poppy’s creators are actually attempting to recreate that effect, only with a smartphone camera. The... Read more...
You know that little strip in the iPhone that changes color to indicate when there’s been water damage? And how Apple avoided abiding by its warranties by noting that your iPhone showed water damage, even though you swore that you didn’t remember when or where it could have gotten wet? You weren’t the only one to feel screwed by Apple on that front, and you won’t be the only one to receive a cash settlement as a result. According to a leaked PDF acquired by Wired, Apple has agreed to pay a $53 million class action settlement for its failure to honor those warranties. The... Read more...
Apple perfected a vertical market when it developed the iPhone, iOS, and the App Store, effectively walling off the garden, as it were. In fact, the only real loophole for evading the standards and practices of the App Store was the Safari Web browser, which of course flung open the doors to the Internet with a single tap. Amazon has now taken that loophole and exploited it in a major way by making its entire 22 million-song MP3 library available for purchase on iOS devices. The Amazon MP3 Store's mobile website for the aforementioned iOS devices has been optimized using HTML5, thus enabling purchases... Read more...
There was much anticipation for the iPhone 5 announcement today, but many probably forgot that Apple’s iPod line would see a refresh, too. The new iPod nano is even thinner than the previous version at just 5.4mm thick, but that slimness belies a large 2.5-inch multitouch screen. In addition to volume controls and play/pause/track advance controls, this nano also has a home button, and the device enjoys the new Lightning connector unveiled today. There’s a built-in FM tuner with DVR-like pause and rewind capabilities, and for the workout warriors among us, the nano has a built-in pedometer.... Read more...
As was the case with every iOS release before it, Apple is promising some fairly major enhancements and new features with iOS 6. iOS 5 was a major release in its own right, but a year has past, and at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, the veil was removed from iOS 6. Apple apparently has a thing for offering "200 new features" in their operating systems; iOS 6 seems to be following Mountain Lion in that regard. 200 tweaks may sound like a lot (and it is), but there are a few key additions, updates and changes with iOS 6 that deserve a closer look... Apple's... Read more...
As was the case with every iOS release before it, Apple is promising some fairly major enhancements and new features with iOS 6. iOS 5 was a major release in its own right, bringing Siri -- a voice-controlled assistant -- to the mix and yet again raising the bar in mobile operating systems. It also introduced a drop-down Notification shade, similar to that which was already a part of Android. But a year has come and gone, and at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this past week, the veil was removed from iOS 6. The beta version actually became available for devs... Read more...
Not content simply to launch a new iPad today, Apple announced various other new, slightly less exciting but certainly noteworthy items, as well. First off, Siri now speaks more languages; with iOS 5.1, she now supports English, French, German, and Japanese. The upgrade is available stateside today and will roll out to Japan in the coming weeks. Apple TV has a simpler, icon- based interface and now includes support for 1080p HD content from all your favorite sources, including iTunes, Netflix, and Vimeo. With iCloud as a hub and with AirPlay integration, it’s easy to acquire and stream content... Read more...