Starting with September 1st, Hawaiian Airlines will be using 1,500 iPad minis for inflight entertainment on its Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
Bluebox Avionics as been contacted by the airline to introduce the tablets on 14 B767 aircraft serving 14 routes between Hawai‘i and the U.S. Mainland, Asia and South Pacific. So all current portable entertainment systems of Hawaiian Airlines’ B767 routes will be replaced by the iPad minis.
“Hawaiian Airlines’ signature on-board hospitality is already very popular with travelers, but we wanted to go even further to ensure our customers’ travel experience is more enjoyable,” said Blaine Miyasato, Hawaiian Airlines vice president of product development. “With the help of Bluebox Avionics, we’re building on our acclaimed inflight service by incorporating the latest in popular consumer tech products to enhance our in-flight entertainment options.”
As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.
Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.
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Apple is most likely to present the new iPhone 5S on September 10th. So if you want to purchase a new Apple device, wait till then.
The new iPhone 5S is rumored to boast a better camera, a faster processor, increased storage capacity, a fingerprint scanner, and come in four different colors.
Sonny Dickson has
Apple's graphite iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2 first look and unboxing video. Both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will reportedly be unveiled on September 10th, 2013 during an exclusive media event and released on September 20th.
Dickson has already published a gallery of grey iPhone images at the beginning of the week. So it is rumored that Apple is likely to release the iPhone 5S in four colours.
Google Maps app for iOS got the update on August 28th to give all the users the ability to share their favourite places trough Google+. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes.
Twitter app for iOS has been updated recently with the new look of conversations. Now it is much easier to create, find and join them.
Nokia will show us its new Windows RT tablet very soon. The device will be thinner and lighter than the current iPad, apart from that, it will look similar to the Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. On top of that, it may get a bunch of new useful features, The Verge reports.
Apple has updated Siri recently with the ability to give smart responses to those who mock it with a command 'Okay Glass', which is originally used to control Google Glass. From now on, each time Siri hears these two words, it will reply with one of such phrases:
- "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
- "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
- "I think that glass is half empty."
- "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
- "Very funny. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
- "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."
If you have nothing better to do, check whether you have the latest version of Siri virtual assistant installed on your device and try to play with it on your own.
As predicted before, the photos state that the bezel is narrower similar to the one iPad mini boasts. It is rumored that Apple is mostly likely to unveil the new iPad in October, rather than on September 10th event, where new iPhones will be presented.
Now enjoy the photos below.
According to information provided by Bloomberg, Apple will unveil both iPhones and new iPads on September 10th. Previously it was widely believed that the iPads will be presented on a special event in October.
Apple, based in Cupertino, California, plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said, and the company promised “several more game changers” in the product pipeline as it tries to fend off Samsung Electronics Co. and Chinese makers selling cheaper handsets.
However, the information was provided in a report concerning Apple opening it first retail store in Tokyo since 2005. Thus it may not be true. Recent reports state that Apple is not likely to prepare iOS 7 for iPad, so its release will be held in October.
Although Apple has yet to confirm what iPhone handsets it will launch next, the meetings are a sign of how Apple may be preparing to launch new, possibly cheaper devices, to revisit a market that has seen demand for its products, but also one where it has faced challenges working with carriers, the presence of a crazily-priced grey market and, according to eager distributors, short supply issues that do not meet demand.
Apple will be sending its top executives to have a meeting with retailers in Russia. No details of the topics to be discussed are known.