If you want to take better pictures with your phone, something closer to a “real” camera, you could grab the Nokia Lumia, but since it’s a Windows phone, you’d probably have to give up on all the apps you use on a regular basis. And yeah, Samsung is coming out with its own camera with an optical zoom, but Apple could slap a slim zoom lens on an iPhone any day of the week. What they’ve been waiting for apparently is to blow your fucking mind, with a camera that fits into an iPhone with shoot now, focus later technology like a Lytro. And this past week, they were finally granted the patent for such a camera, after filing the paperwork in 2011. Now if we could just get an iPad Pro…
As expected, at today’s big Apple event, there was not one but two new iPhones that hit the red carpet. There’s the iPhone 5S, which will be Apple’s new top of the line iPhone, available in black, silver or gold-champagne, with a fingerprint scanner and some serious guts and the iPhone 5C, a line of candy colored iPhones that are available for $100 with a contract. Also, iOS 7 will be released on September 18.
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The idea that the iPhone would come with a fingerprint sensor for unlocking and other etcs started before the iPhone 5 appeared, as there seemed to be good evidence to support the idea. With the iPhone 5S coming out later this year, it looks like that might finally happen. Also, in addition to coming in black or white, Apple appears to be adding a gold color option called “champagne”.
While it hasn’t been officially announced by Apple, for the fifth anniversary of the App Store, many of the best and best-selling games and apps for iOS are free right now. Yes, free!
Apple has been hanging on to Apple TV for years, while Apple TV owners and fans keep waiting patiently for the company to open the box up to developers, games and apps, but Apple hasn’t done it yet. Expectations were high this year during WWDC that Apple TV would finally get its due, but again, it didn’t happen.
Calling it the biggest change to the iPhone since the launch of the iPhone, Apple today unveiled the highly anticipated iOS7. Not only does the whole thing have a new, sleek, minimalistic look, but all kinds of functions have been added, borrowed, improved or modified to improve the iOS experience.
Right now, Apple is giving its WWDC 2013 keynote, where it’s showing off some new stuff for the year. Before they get to iOS 7, Apple was proud to show off the new version of OS X, which eschews the cat naming convention for… Top Gun? Or something. The new OS X will be called “Mavericks”, though Tim Cook did joke that it was going to be “Sea Lion”. Dammit, I want my operating systems named after sea animals.
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.