News tagged ‘iOS’
Like every Sunday, I’d like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s start.
Ahead of the long-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off on Monday, the guys from Cupertino showed us a large OS X 10.10 banner. This may indicate that aside from iOS 8, at WWDC Apple will officially unveil the new version of the operating system for Macs. And that's great, I must say.
According to the latest report from research firm Chitika Insights, iOS 7 adoption rate has recently reached 89.7%. Such figure is based on the data about web traffic generated by North American iPhone users.
Apple has reportedly filed trademarks for several apps and features from the upcoming iOS 8, namely, Healthbook, HealthKit, iResearch and some other. Apart from the filings related directly to Healthbook, there're some that deal with other iOS features. One of those is the Apple CarPlay trademark, which was filed in February.
A concept designer named Jay Machalani has recently created an iOS 8 concept, which allows you to expand icons into special widget blocks. These blocks look pretty similar to Android's Widgets and Microsoft's Live Tiles.
You may take a look at the video showing iOS concept below.
According to the latest rumors, the guys from Cupertino are seriously thinking about their own mobile payment service. In fact, they have even begun negotiations with several retail store chains concerning the possibility to launch such a service in near future, insiders claim.
As you already know, Apple’s long-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, where the guys from Cupertino may announce their new iOS 8 and “Smart Home” software platform, is set to start next Monday. That is why the guys from Cupertino have begun putting the promotional banners in the Moscone center.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has recently confirmed that the guys from Cupertino are planning to equip each handset and tablet launching this year and later with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This means that both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and both next-generation iPad and iPad mini will get one. The prediction is based on the data concerning fingerprint sensor shipments, which have reportedly increased lately.
If you’re interested in how this app works and if you can’t wait, you may take a look at the demo created by a designer named Jayaprasad Mohanan. This demo is compatible with iOS 7, so you can even run it on your iPhone.
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Apple may launch a new software platform called “Smart Home” at the Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off next week. The new system will allow iPhone users to control their home security system, lights etc. directly from their smartphone.
The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like it’s time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s start.
Good news for all jailbreakers: i0n1c has just posted a video showing his new utility for untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. It is called Cyberelevat0r and according to its creator, to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 it uses a recently discovered kernel bug. Nobody knows for sure if the hacker plans to release Cyberelevat0r to public or not. Anyway, let’s take a look at how it works.
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The jailbreak, which has not yet been released, is unique in that it uses a kernel bug which is hidden inside functionality that can be easily reached, even from within the iOS application sandbox.
I honestly hope that i0n1c will release its untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. However, I don’t think that the release will take place before the release of Apple’s iOS 8. You see, the hackers need to make sure that the bug used for jailbreak remains unpatched.
Apple is expected to announce its iOS 8 at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is set to take place in June. The jailbreak may be released after the conference.
As you probably know, Apple is expected to unveil its iOS 8 at Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts in June. Many experts believed that iOS 7.1.1 will become the last version before the release of iOS 8. As it turns out, the experts were wrong.