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Apple has just released iOS 6, making it available to users of the latest iPad, iPhone and iPod touch models. To get updates, you need to connect your device to iTunes and click "check for updates" or using the menu: Settings-General-> Software update. However, the update can take several minutes to propagate to all users.
About 200 new features have been added in iOS 6, including Maps from Apple, Facebook integration, improved Siri, Passbook e-wallet program from Apple and more.
iOS 6 is compatible with the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod touch. The operating system will be preinstalled on the iPhone 5 to be released on Friday, and the fifth-generation iPod touch models set for the release next month.
Apple has announced the grand opening of five new retail stores in support of the iPhone 5 launch this Friday. The first opening set for Thursday and the first new store at the Rio Shopping mall will open its doors in the Spanish city Valladolid. The Thursday opening is unusual due to the fact that a brand-new Rio Shopping center also opens this day.
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Lower is better, so the iPhone 5 with the score of 914.7ms outstripped all other devices measured in the test. Moreover, it is the fastest SunSpider test for a smartphone they have ever recorded. The new iPhone is more than twice as fast as the iPhone 4S that scored 2250ms and significantly faster than the Galaxy S III that scored 1442.9-1824.9ms.
Back in late June,early purchasers of Apple's Retina MacBook Pro reported on the image persistence caused by some production issues. Having used a device for a certain period of time, they noticed its screen became vaguely and left traces of previous images.
Apple replaced the defective devices. DisplayMate’s Ray Soneira has mentioned the persistence was caused by early production issue, but three months later, users still complain of the released product’s “ghosting” issue. A lot of messages were posted on MacRumors' forums and at Apple Support Communities which are largely reported on the issues related to the LG displays and experienced by the manufacturer. Samsung Displays were not affected by the issue.
Apple seems to be adding the final touches on the revamped App Store ahead of the iOS 6 public release this week. As of today, a new page promotes Apple’s own free apps, offering an easy way for first-time users to “get the most out of” their device.
Following Apple announcement made earlier today that it received two million pre-orders for new iPhone in the first day of its availability, analyst from Piper Jaffray Gene Munster has issued a new research note forecasting that Apple will sale from 6 to 10 million units during the launch weekend. He bases his estimates on impressive pre-order numbers and comparison with last year’s pre-orders for the iPhone 4S. He noted:
First third-party 30-pin Lightning adapters just
New aerial photos captured by WCNC-TV and published by GigaOm this week demonstrate that Apple's massive solar farm set to power its North Carolina data center is almost finished. The new expansive facility locates adjacent to Apple's data center in Maiden, N.C.
Last year, the first batch of iPhone 4S devices sold out after about a day of pre-orders. Either supplies of the iPhone 5 are less or its selling incredibly well.
UPDATE: Now it is 2-3 weeks.
We spoke with several Apple Store customer service representatives today, who informed us that US customers won't be able to sign up for the unlocked variant of Apple's new flagship phone when pre-orders start early tomorrow morning. The unlocked version also won't be available from either the US online or brick-and-mortar Apple Stores when the iPhone 5 launches on September 21st.