News tagged ‘design’
According to the recently updated App Store support page for developers, iOS 7 is now running on at least 80% of smartphones and tablets, which have access to the App Store. What that means is that the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system shows the highest level of adoption, even though at first many users refused to upgrade to it saying the new design was ugly and inconvenient.
It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.
Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 3 to developers for testing. As to the improvements, this version looks pretty much the same as the one released about a week ago. Apple asks developers to focus on SMB2, Mail, Messages, Graphics Drivers, VoiceOver, and VPN.
Looks like Apple has finally finalized the design of its iPhone 6 that is expected to be released this year. It will get a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. At least this is what one of the Wall Street experts claims. I must say that such predictions seem to be quite plausible.
Todd Hamilton has recently created another iWatch concept. It looks like a Nike Fuelband with iOS 7 user interface. And you know what? I like such combination and the whole concept more than the other ones.
Alex Casabò, an industrial designer, has recently created a beautiful and incredibly realistic concept of the next-generation iPhone. It looks pretty much the same as the current iPhone 5s; at the same time, it can boast of larger and better screen and a number of minor improvements.
Following Apple’s example, its South Korean rival decided to split the Samsung Galaxy S5 lineup into two models - metal and plastic. These models, of course, will get different price tags: the smartphone with metal housing is expected to be sold for €800 ($1,093), while the model with all-plastic body - for €650 ($889).
Many people don’t like iOS 7 and this has been proven by thousands or even millions of users who complain and ask Apple to bring back the old school design. Quite obvious, nobody will do that, so the only way to make your iOS 7 device look more like the iOS 6 gadget is to jailbreak it and use various Cydia tweaks to adjust the look of the operating system.
Ahead of the purported iWatch launch, Martin Hajek has created and posted two new concepts of what he calls iWatch[S] and iWatch[C]. Both wearable gadgets feature a small touch screen and a leather (iWatch[S]) or plastic (iWatch[C]) band.
Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 to developers. It contains a number of improvements that deal mostly with the design of the operating system. At the same time, many users report that this beta is full of various bugs, so be sure you backed up all the important data from your phone or tablet.
South Korean sources report that the next-generation iPhone 6 will be released in September. This will happen after the iPhone ‘Phablet’ launch in May. The device, called probably iPhone Air, is said to be only 6 mm thin. Apart from that, insiders expect the new handset to be made of metal and feature the design similar to the current iPhone 5s.
According to the latest rumors from anonymous Asian sources, the company from Cupertino is seriously planning to launch two new iPhones this year. These devices are supposed to be equipped with larger displays. Does this mean that Apple will create an iPhone designed to be operated with two hands, not with one, as usual? Who knows.
Apple is expected to release a 12-13-inch “hybrid” iPad this year and as noted by Patrick Wang of Evercore Partners, this device is sure to change the laptop market. According to analyst’s sources, the iPad with such a large screen is designed specifically for enterprise market.
SET Solution has recently posted a video showing an iPhone 6C concept. What is interesting about this concept is that it features a curved display - “C” stands for “Curve”. Below you may take a look at the video and read its description.
The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.