News tagged ‘design’
The University of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against Apple. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) accuses the company from Cupertino of violating the patent for a new technology that improves the efficiency of modern processors. The university researchers claim that Apple used their technology in the latest 64-bit A7 processor found in iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.
According to SocketSite, the new Apple Store in San Francisco will boast two gigantic glass sliding doors. They will be over 44 feet tall and 23 feet wide.
Another set of renderings of the redesigned Post Street façade for Apple's proposed flagship store on Union Square which now features two full-height sliding glass doors, each measuring 23 feet wide and 44.5 feet tall, allowing the store to be opened to the street: Note the regular sized all-glass doors in the non-sliding bays which would act as the primary access points for the store when the full-height doors are closed.
The proposed retail store has already been redesigned for several times. At first, Apple was planning to destroy a historic fountain. However, due to growing complaints the designers developed a project of the fountain relocation. Another addition is an 8-foot wide glass window located on the side wall.
You can find the render below.
After purchasing a music player, smartphone or tablet many users think of buying new headphones to replace original ones. Indeed some people just want a better sound quality and user experience, others search for a replacement of already broken ones. We have been able to take a look at Hitz MA2600 headphones from Creative.
First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz MA2600 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is bright and modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz MA2600 can be used to make calls as well. Two options for color - black and white. Official web page positions Hitz MA2600 as a premium headset for music and calls. We are sure it is also good for movies and games.
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.