Both the iPhone 5C and 5S went on sale September 20th, just 3 days ago, in Canada, U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Puetro Rico, and Singapore.
Already hitting 9 million sales, a new record for Apple, The iPhone 5S and 5C are sold out well into the coming weeks. If you haven’t picked up your new Apple phone yet, you might be waiting quite awhile.
Apple has also seen success in the just-released iOS 7, receiving over 200 million downloads less then one week in. Although iOS 7 has received many complaints, the iOS has also been praised by several sites and continues to showcase the iPhone as a functional yet simple device.
The first major redesign to apple’s iOS since it practically launched will be available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch next week on September 18th.
A few nifty features that come along with the update are a slew of new colorful icons and typography, a new control center for quick access to your device’s settings, an updated safari web browser, enhanced notifications and multitasking similar in fashion to that found on Android, Air Drop, and finally, my favorite, automatic app updating.
The new OS will also include a new camera app that will have built-in filters and the option to adjust your picture ratio on the fly. Photos taken will now automatically group into categories such as locations and dates in the camera roll, allowing for an easier experience when you go searching for your pics.
iOS 7 and the hundreds of new additions that come with it will only be available to those devices starting with the iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad mini, and 5th generation iPod touch.
Sonny Dickson has leaked multiple photos of a supposed iPad 5, and new iPad Mini model.
The overall design of the iPads has remained the same, if these pictures prove to be true – however the iPad 5 features a slightly slimmer build then the iPad 4. (Or “iPad with Retina Display”)
The iPad Mini appears to be almost identical, so expect Apple to come out with a higher resolution screen above anything else.
Sonny Dickson has proved to be a pretty reliable source for leaks in the past, so we will see if they can uphold their reputation.
Hopefully tomorrows heavily anticipated Apple event will contain more information on the new iPads as well as iPhone(s).
Clayton Morris, anchor at Fox news, has been told by unnamed sources that the iPhone 5S A7 chip will run 31% faster then the A6. Considering how fast the iPhone 5 is, that’ll change things quite a bit.
All will be revealed (apparently) on September 10th for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Only 15 days!
Apple seems to be having a disputed over some sort of patent every week. Being the Giant of the smartphone and tablet market, Apple has a lot of rivals – and their work is certainly cut out for them.
Samsung filed with the ITC(International Trade Commission) to have an import ban for AT&T Models of the iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, and iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G models. the ITC has banned Apple from importing the models, however did not agree that Apple had violated several patents in Samsung’s complaint, the ITC claimed Apple did not have a strong enough defense against the complaint of the ’348 patent. The White House holds the power to veto the ITC’s decision within 60 days of being made.
According to The Verge, Apple plans to appeal the case (Quote from Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet)
We are disappointed that the Commission has overturned an earlier ruling and we plan to appeal. Today’s decision has no impact on the availability of Apple products in the United States.
Samsung is using a strategy which has been rejected by courts and regulators around the world. They’ve admitted that it’s against the interests of consumers in Europe and elsewhere, yet here in the United States Samsung continues to try to block the sale of Apple products by using patents they agreed to license to anyone for a reasonable fee.”
Of course, this all comes out after Barack Obama’s announced plan to cut down on ‘Patent-trolling’.
Would you download the game again for your iPad? It seems as if Mac Publisher, Aspyr Media, has confirmed the existence of the game for the Apple tablet via a newsletter saying ”The critically-acclaimed Star Wars RPG is now available on iPad.”
Nothing has been officially confirmed though yet and neither has anything else come out regarding the game.
Stay tuned for more info as it comes out!
Apple has been rumored to be ‘Over hauling’ the iOS for the next big update. According to IGN, this may cause some delays. A Collaboration between Cupetino’s Engineers and designers will have an impact on the release date of iOS 7. Apple’s hope at the moment is to get iOS 7 out for September, when a rumored new iPhone will be coming out. Although The talks of an ‘Overhaul’ has been said, Apple’s Overhauls are simply polishing up an already good product. Hopefully we can see some big innovations with the newest iOS.
According to 9to5 Mac, Apple has been working with several car dealers to create a more… Apple experience. The VW iBeetle debuted in Shanghai recently, giving the Beetle a more sleek, Apple like feel. The Beetle holds your iPhone in place – but thats about it.
With iOS 7 expected to release this year, many rumors have surfaced including a complete overhaul for the iOS (Bearing in mind when Apple ‘Redesigns things’ they usually make it more square, add a better camera and walk away thinking a job well done.)
Although the design for more car integration (Which is simply allowing Apple Maps to appear on the large display included in most cars now) is based around iOS 7, it may take awhile to be released to the public.
Apple has been using the same iOS design since the beginning of the iPhone, Although their has been changes leading up to iOS 7.
However, according to IGN, the Latest rumors are saying the iOS Could have a massive overhaul as far as the User Interface (UI) goes
Apple has been known for keeping their products the same, besides minor upgrades. the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and even the Nano are all running on the same type of iOS. Apple has a big market in the older generation, getting parents easily into their products – and sometimes even grandparents. Although the changes will be interesting to see, hopefully Apple remembers that they don’t always have the most keen-to-learn audience.