When Jony Ives took over as the lead UI designer for iOS last year after Scott Forstall got the boot, most people were automatically thinking of a massive graphical overhaul for the next version of iOS, and it sounds like that’s the case. The launch of iOS 7 is being pushed back until September as Ives replaces the familiar pseudo-realistic page tears and stitches with a more modern, minimal and flat, almost Windows Metro-like design.
Once upon a time, a guy named Dom had his Macbook laptop and his iPad stolen in London. He never found the iPad, but his laptop had tracking software installed that would alert him of its whereabouts when it connected to the internet.
In non-April Fool’s Day related news, it looks like that Apple some time ago filed a patent for an iPhone that would have a curved, wrap-around display that uses both the front and back of the phone. We already know, as Apple has already said, that they’re working on a curved glass display for an iWatch, so this technology could be an extension of that.
Smart watches are coming and it won’t be long before they’re everywhere. The two big smartphone companies, Apple and Samsung are both working hard on smart watches and there will be imitators. If you think it’s silly, there are lots of good reasons to have the smart watch of the future, and you’ll probably wonder how you lived without one.
After the death of Steve Jobs, his official biography sold like hotcakes, and people are drawn to his life and the story of his success. But a sexy manga version? Of course. Because Japan turns everything into manga.
While Steve Jobs said that he only wanted one size of iPhone, it’s inevitable that as the market grows, people will want different sizes and different prices. With the iPad mini doing really well, many think it’s inevitable that Apple might come out with a “phablet”, a 5” device that’s bigger than most smartphones, smaller than a tablet. And this is what it might look like.
Some email services have more aggressive spam filters than others, but recently, it looks like Apple has been insta-deleting any email sent with the phrase “barely legal teen”. Obviously, this is an attempt to try and nip people networking for kiddie porn, but they’ll just use a new phrase if they use that phrase already in their emails to each other. I don’t even want to think about those emails. Gaaah my brain.
By now, everyone knows that Apple is working on its own smart TV, but new-ish in the Apple rumor mill is that the company is also working on an iPod nano inspired iWatch that would consist mainly of a curved glass touch surface.
Well, the reason is clear— Apple just wants to continue to diversify its iPad line, but does anyone really need a 128gb iPad right now? A large capacity phone is one thing, for carrying around all your music and photos and videos, but Apple wants you to store most of that shit in the cloud anyway. Plus, at a price of $800 for WiFi or $930 for 3G, you’re starting to get into MacBook Air territory anyway. But hey… a 128gb iPad now exists.
Saying that customers shouldn’t have to choose between price and having the latest gadgets, Walmart announced yesterday that it would be adding the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 to its stupidly cheap pre-paid plan. Since it’s a pre-paid plan, you’ll have to buy the phones up front, but after that it’s just $45/mo for unlimited everything.
As Parisians were counting down to midnight on New Year’s Eve and while much of the Paris police force was out doing crowd control, a group of armed robbers went to an Apple store and carefully looted around $1.5 million in Apple merchandise.