Posts tagged with: iOS 6
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    Apple kicked-off November with the release of not just iOS 6.0.1, but the first beta version of iOS 6.1 for its developer community. Now, less than two weeks later, Apple is follow that up with the second iOS 6.1 beta, going out to developers today. It may be a little while before we learn about just what's changed in this new beta, and find out about any new features Apple's been working on, but we're already hearing reports about some of what's new. There's a new design for the Passport card that explains just what the app can do, featuring one condensed block of text rather than a ...

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    Demand for the iPhone 5 has been high and initial figures indicated that Apple's latest smartphone is selling very well, with five million units over the first availability weekend -- and two million units in the first 24 hours of pre-orders. Foxconn, the company responsible for building the phones, has been struggling with quality issues in the beginnings which might have led to a slower production rate but now we're hearing that increased demand is also a problem for the Chinese assembler. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said that "it's not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of ...

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    You know the drill: another week, another overload of tech news for three geeky guys to talk about. On this exiciting episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, though, things are a little different: in addition to the usual news from the three big mobile platforms, Michael, Anton, and Joe discuss issues of major import for the industry in our broadcast's new preshow segment. Today's "Thought Thread" covers the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its impact on smartphones and tablets, as well as a little invention called CommBadge that has the potential to bring voice interface back into the ...

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    Following Apple's release of iOS 6 with its new, underwhelming Maps app, we spent a good deal of time talking about Google's role in all this, including the possibility for seeing it release a stand-alone Google Maps app for iOS. Those rumors have run the gamut from very likely to not at all. Today, a new report cites sources from within Google as suggesting that while such an app is well into development, Apple may not end up approving it for release in its App Store. Supposedly, Google could be ready to go with such an app before the end of the year. According to these Google insiders, ...

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    We've just seen Apple's new iOS 6.0.1 update arrive largely as a collection of bugfixes, especially those focusing on the iPhone 5. Beyond that news, we also learned that Apple was seeding the iOS 6.1 beta to its developer community. Details on just what would be new for iOS 6.1 have been sparse, and all we had to go on last week were claims of new map-related search abilities. Now, the full story on iOS 6.1 continues to get fleshed out, upon us hearing about new features like Siri helping you purchase movie tickets. Asking Siri to find you tickets to a film will pull up a list of upcoming ...

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    Despite of the fact that there were initial reports about shorter lines (or none) at one point at isolated locations that sell the iPad mini -- which is available since yesterday morning -- according to new information Apple ran out of iPad mini initial stock at various store around the world. Reports are coming in of the iPad mini selling out in less than three hours at the Fifth Avenue New York City store, as well as other locations throughout the US, with varying sell-out times. United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada and other locations are also reported to have no more iPad mini stock. It ...

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    If you've got an iPad 3, you might be curious (and also frustrated by the early release of) the iPad 4, which adds a new CPU and the lightning charging port. The most notable feature, certainly, is the faster CPU, which Apple claims to provide double the performance than the A5x, found inside the iPad 3. In our review of the iPad 3, we charged that it was not significantly faster than the iPad 2, offering up occasional lag and stutters. The A6 chip, making its debut in the iPhone 5, is much more promising than was the A5. It's a 32nm CPU that provides increased performance and lower ...

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    It's here! Well, they're here. That is, the iPad 4 (going by the new of "iPad with Retina Display") and iPad mini are in the house. Both iPads, in a way, try to fix what's wrong with the current iPad: it's thick and heavy, and it's laggy at times. The iPad 4 addresses the latter problem by including the Apple A6x CPU, which is a dual-core, quad-core GPU chip that is supposed to be twice as fast as the iPad 3. And the iPad mini addresses the former issue by being super thin and super light. In this video we cover a few first impressions:   First impressions for the iPad mini: The ...

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    The holiday period is always a busy one, but when you've got industry-defining products launching from literally every major manufacturer and platform-maker, it's a special Q4 indeed. That's what we're looking at with this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: from Microsoft's new Surface RT and Windows Phones, to Google's new Nexus family, to Apple's iPad Mini, there's a lot to cover. Throw in a lot of Windows 8 and Android commentary, the typically awesome helping of listener mail, and the fact that two-thirds of the podcast team have bad head colds, and you get a sweet -if stuffy- hour and a ...

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    Apple introduced both the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad at its keynote on October 23. Pre-orders were available staring October 25 and both items seem to have sold more than the initial stock, with the iPad mini selling out first, followed by the New iPad with Retina Display. Pre-orders should arrive at owners' doorsteps today, November 2, which also marks the brick-and-mortar store availability. And, since the Earth is round and we're lucky to have time zones, New Zealanders have already managed to grab their own units. If you want to grab your own tablet you should note that ...

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    After Apple's shift in management that removes Scott Forstall from the team and puts Sir Jonathan Ive in a leading and directing position for human interfaces, many have wondered what impact will this move have on software. Ive is equally known for his iconic industrial designs in all of Apple's hardware as well as for being a strong voice against the visual representations of real-life things and textures within the software (skeuomorphs in general), according to unnamed past and present Apple employees. According to a still employed designer at Apple who remained unnamed we can be sure ...

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    We just saw Apple release the iOS 6.0.1 update, and in discussing that release, we mentioned some rumors from last month that discussed the update's pending arrival. In addition to 6.0.1, those rumors also mentioned work on iOS 6.1 being well underway, but we lacked any sort of details on what changes that might bring, and didn't have much of a sense for when the update might arrive. We get a little closer to those answers today, upon the release of the first iOS 6.1 beta for developers. So far, we're not hearing about much that's new in this release, though that's sure to change as we get ...

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    Android 4.2 may have just been confirmed earlier this week, and Windows Phone 8 finally got its official launch, but they're not the only games in town with changes on the way for their mobile platforms. Apple has just started distribution of iOS 6.0.1, addressing a number of bugs in the operating system. Last month, we heard some rumors about the pending iOS 6.0.1 release, which was supposedly still undergoing testing. We heard a little at the time about some of the fixes that might be included, and today we're able to confirm just what's new. First off, there's a bug with the iPhone 5 ...

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    Judging from past iPad releases, we'll admit we found it weird to see an iPad launch where the product didn't sell out on the first couple of hours. The Fourth-Generation iPad launched its pre-order at the same time as the iPad mini, and still, only certain units of the iPad mini sold out on the first couple of hours. As of today its, if you're after the 9.7-inch Retina Display iPad, orders will ship a week's delay. You can obviously just go to the store on November 2nd and make a line to get your own, but we know many of you prefer to take the simple route. The LTE version of the iPad ...

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    Apple has announced some major changes in its management with some of the executives getting expanded and additional responsibilities while Scott Forstall is preparing to leave the company as of next year; until then he will serve as the CEO's, Tim Cook's advisor. Also leaving the company is John Browett, ex senior vice president of retail; until the company finds a replacement the retail team will report directly to the CEO, Tim Cook. Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, will take over Siri and Apple's own maps as the company is now placing all online ...

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    Our apologies for the late upload, YouTube has been under maintenance all night. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Nexus 4, 7 and 10 announcement, pricing and availability. We also talk about Android 4.2 and all the benefits to come. We later go through Microsoft's Launch of Windows Phone 8 and our full review coverage. Then we talk about our initial review coverage of HTC's Windows Phone 8X along with our first impressions. We end today's show talking about Apple's recent announcement that Scott Forstall will no longer work for Apple as of the end of the year. All ...

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    I'll admit I've been waiting for Windows Phone 8 for a long time. Not just this year, but for those of you who remember the codename Photon, you'll understand what I mean. Windows Mobile 7 was supposed to bring Windows Mobile to this next decade, and instead what we got was Windows Phone 7. On the positive side, if you came from Pocket PC 2000 like I did, and had to withstand the torture of what Windows Mobile 5 and beyond were like, then you'd know how refreshing it was to give Windows Phone 7 a try. Its speed and fluidity made it feel like a finished OS when compared to the Frankenstein ...

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    As announced with the occasion of the special event where Apple introduced the fourth generation iPad and the iPad mini, pre-orders are now available for those who want to grab one of Apple's new tablets. Visit your country's Apple Online store for your local prices (for the remainder of this post, we'll talk about US prices which will differ from your local ones). The fourth generation iPad is available in black and white, as follows: - 16GB WiFi only: $499, delivers November 2 - 32GB WiFi only: $599, delivers November 2 - 64GB WiFi only: $699, delivers November 2 - 16GB WiFi + ...

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    Apple unveiled the iPad mini, it's own take on the seven-inch form factor (which more of an eight-inch than a seven-inch slate), and we've tried to analyze and react to the announcement in every possible way, covering all angles, including the price. The general consensus seems to be that the iPad mini is overpriced (at $329) even if Apple's own Phil Schiller disagrees. However, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz still believes that Apple's small tablet will capture sales from lower-priced rivals, like Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 or Amazon's own Kindle Fire HD. While being impressed by the ...

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    Anyone who has used and seen an iPad noticed that however you hold it there is enough bezel to rest your thumbs on while holding on to the tablet. Apple changed this with the new iPad mini which, while it has enough bezel at the top and bottom, has a reduced edge on the sides with the display going closer to the edges. Typically, in such a setup and with normal usage, accidental taps should be a problem because, want it or not, your thumb will interact with the screen. However, Apple seems to have thought of that, and instead of making the device bigger by adding to the side bezels they ...

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    Apple is known for not streaming or allowing for a stream of their past events but they usually make the recordings available on their website and iTunes a couple of hours later. This seems to change with today's event, starting at 10a PST, and if you check out the screenshot above, you'll understand why. If you have an Apple TV you will be able to watch Tim Cook live on stage. However, if you don't, Apple will be streaming the event live on their webpage for the first time. Make sure to bookmark the source below if you want to check out, in real time, everything that will happen. Source: ...

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    If you've seen (or know all about) the iPhone 5 event then you know that Apple's new iTunes version 11 was slated for an October release. There's little to no doubt that today will be the day and the company itself seems to be teasing the next generation all-in-one application. "Get ready for the new iTunes" is the title of the document which doesn't miss the opportunity to let you know that "the arrival of a new version of iTunes presents a good opportunity to spruce up your library for its new surroundings". The new version of the application will not only bring new features but it will ...

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    We're exactly 24 hours away from Apple's press event that's dubbed "We've got a little more to show you". Sure there are tons of rumors of Macs that'll be released, but what we care about here is the iPad Mini. It's completely dominated the rumors in the last couple of weeks, and it's easy to know why. The iPad is still the most popular tablet in the world, and it's understandable that a smaller, more affordable iPad will be well received by the public. Some of us aren't expecting just a smaller iPad though. That would've made sense two years ago. The benchmark is pretty high this year ...

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    When putting together our dossier on what we know and what we don't about the iPad mini and Apple's plans for tomorrow's event, we mentioned what the shindig might mean for iOS. It would be characteristic of Apple to release an update alongside a product launch like this, but just how significant might it be? Some new rumors attempt to detail just what Apple's planning, and what changes we might hope to see in the next iOS. Supposedly, iOS 6.0.1 is just over the horizon, already undergoing carrier testing. It should feature a number of bugfixes, correcting some of the iOS 6 issues we've ...

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    Birds are chirping that alongside the iPad mini Apple will also introduce some sort of iPad flavor. It will purportedly feature the new Lightning port and some other probable spec bumps (or not). The image above is allegedly a shell for this refreshed iPad and, as you can see, the only difference compared to the New iPad is the port at the bottom. There is no further information to back this up so treat it accordingly together with the rest of the rumors at this time. On a different note we've recently seen a picture claimed to be originating from an inventory that lists a lot of iPad mini ...

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