Apple is still interested in improving Bluetooth power consumption in its portable devices when converting streaming media to a compatible format. This week AppleInsider discovered a patent application filed in December of 2008. The application is entitled "Data Format Conversion for Electronic Devices" and notes that converting data to a new format can be a power-hungry process.
"The format conversion performed by the portable electronic device may quickly drain the energy stored in its battery," Apple's filing reads. "Therefore, it would be desirable to provide an energy-efficient technique for converting data to a Bluetooth-compatible format."
This Friday he asked Dan Benjamin if there is "any chance" that Apple will get rid of the Mac Pro, Dalrymple simply replied, "No." After a few seconds of silence, Benjamin followed up by asking "You're really confident in that? You feel good about that?" Dalrymple responded by laughing. "Good, that's what I want to hear," Benjamin said before moving on.
Earlier today the repair firm iLab Factory has posted what is claimed to be a design schematic for a next-generation iPhone front panel part. The schematic matches up closely with leaked part photos, showing a taller display and the FaceTime camera above the device's earpiece.
Evidence of the purchase has been revealed in the weekly bulletin of Italy’s antitrust regulatory body AGCM. The most relevant portion of the bulletin published on May 28 said (English translation):
Apple's secrecy surrounding its product line is legendary. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs even identified secrecy as one of the specific tenets at Apple that has been responsible for its success. And now Apple plans to become even more protective going forward, the company's chief executive said in an interview to the All Things D.
Questioned by journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, Cook revealed that Apple plans to "double down" on product security and secrecy. "We're going to double down on secrecy," Cook said Tuesday. "I'm very serious about this. Double down."
Here's some clips of the jailbreak dream team presenting at HITBSecConf last week posted by JailbreakCon.
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9to5mac site have received more images of iPhone 5 body parts that are high-resolution. New shots showcase both black and white versions of the next-generation iPhone 5 back. Both are made out of metal and look quite cool.
These photos also show some of the features of the next-generation iPhone.
Another repair firm uBreakiFix has also received photos of what may be the back part of iPhone 5 in white. This one looks a bit suspicious, f.e. there is looser spacing between the letters. But otherwise the part appears identical to the previously-posted part. Both parts show similar look, a smaller dock connector and a headphone jack at the bottom of the device.
The iPhone repair experts from iFixyouri have forwarded 9to5mac site a new part that entered their catalog. It could be the aluminium back plate for the upcoming new iPhone 5 or one of the early prototypes. The Chinese parts supplier is claimed to be a reliable one and that they are actually selling these parts.
The full conference schedule has now been posted
Apple is reportedly testing its 3D technology in build 10A314 of iOS 6. The renderings are quite accurate, from what the sources say. From what we've heard the 3D icon only exists on the iPad version.
RBC’s analyst Amit Daryanani issued predictions that Apple would revamp its MacBook portables later this quarter and release a new iPhone in September or October, echoing expectations for Apple's near-term plans.
The iPhone is the company's "flagship product". 43 percent of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2011 came to iPhone. Apple's apparent two-year design cycle could cause "increased seasonality" as consumers catch on to it and hold off on purchases. That explains just 21 percent growth in iPhone shipments year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 91 percent growth in Q4 2010.
The New York Times claims that Facebook is drawing upon former Apple engineers and has hired "more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone" to develop its own phone. The New York Times’ report also said that Facebook is interested in buying a smartphone company. It raised $16 billion during its recent IPO, enough to purchase either Research in Motion or HTC.
One tipster suggested that the current effort is the company's third attempt to build a smartphone. People who reportedly worked on the first attempt told the Times that the project fell apart because it proved to be more difficult than expected. As a result, Facebook is believed to have realized that it needs industry-experienced veterans to develop hardware, specifically Apple alumni.