Some iPhone 5s owners report about a "Blue Screen of Death" that reboots their devices each time they use Apple’s iWork suite. People began complaining about such a bug in September - right after the iWork apps became available for everyone.
Apple has greatly improved the multitasking switcher in iOS 7.
Multitasking has always been a smart way to switch between apps. Now it’s even smarter. Because iOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and can update your content before you launch them. So if you tend to check your favorite social app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you. That’s multitasking in iOS 7. It knows what you want to do before you do.
A smarter way to multitask.
Press the Home button twice to see preview screens of the apps you have open. To quit an app, just swipe it up and out of preview.
Intelligently scheduled updates.
iOS schedules updates during power-efficient times. Like when your device is on and connected to Wi-Fi. So your battery isn’t drained unnecessarily.
Apple is currently asking its developers to submit iOS 7 compatible app updates to the App Store. This is the email that has been sent by the company from Cupertino:
iOS 7 will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of customers. Reimagine your app's interface with the clarity, translucency and depth of iOS 7. Integrate APIs for AirDrop, multitasking, games, and camera, as well as new APIs that take advantage of the powerful new capabilities of iPhone 5s.
To prepare your apps for the App Store, download the GM seed of iOS 7 and Xcode 5, test, and optimize for iOS 7. Submit your apps today.
As you know, iOS 7 GM is now available for all developers. Ordinary users will be able to download it on September 18th.
Today Apple has introduced the iPhone 5c which can be truly called the most colorful iPhone ever. The smartphone features a new design. It is available in five bright colors - blue, green, pink, yellow and white.
iPhone 5c boasts all the features so respected and loved by Apple customers. The magnificent 4-inch Retina display, the long-awaited rapid processor A6 chip, as well as the 8 megapixel iSight camera are only a small part of brilliant hardware of the new iPhone. It also has more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime HD camera, and iOS 7, which is expected to be the best iOS Cupertino company has ever had to present to its customers.
“iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand.” Read the rest of this entry »
It was reported that Apple has invited members of the press to a special event held on September 10th. Cupertino company is expected to unveil there the rumored iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
According to latest reports, iPhone 5S will boast a faster processor, improved camera, more storage, a fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the device will launch in four colors, including gold and graphite.
The low-cost iPhone 5C will boast a plastic casing in multiple colors.
Another Microsoft ad comparing iPad with a Surface RT tablet was released yesterday on the company’s official YouTube channel.
This time we can see a Windows RT tablet and an iPad 4. Microsoft ad-makers claim that their device is surely better than the Apple gadget. Well, as usual, they show how the multitasking works, how to connect a USB flash drive to the Windows RT tablet and how the prices for both devices differ. Boring...
The Loop today shared some new data on the performance of Apple’s retail chain.
Following the two openings of Canadian retail stores this weekend in Coquitlam, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Apple currently owns 375 stores worldwide, and the company notes that its retail stores have seen about 300 million visitors thus far this year. This means that each store have seen roughly 3500 customers per day. The Loop reports:
ADR Studios has published concept photos of the 'new iPhone' featuring three Retina Displays, an LED powered edge, and 4G LTE.
First of all it's sim-less: it doesn't use a simcard by our phone mobile operator. It can grab your data directly by the mobile network, also in 4G LTE. It uses a new audio section, with two panel speakers, on the rear of it aluminum forged unibody. All the controls are now on the top and the edge is so thin!
The great news is the new iPhone haven't just one retina display. It has three ones! One strip screen is on the top, to show you all the network infos, clocks, notifications and so on. The bottom one is for App dock, multitasking panel and so on. The central one is only for the desktop: more space, more freedom.
The home button is integrated into bottom strip display and it can be activate thanks to the closer motion sensor. In addition you've a "led powered edge". You can use it to show the strength of battery life or to show you a preferred caller: you can choose the color thanks to the led edge dedicated app.
The US Patent & Trademark Office published (via PatentlyApple) an Apple patent application describing a new way of interacting with content on iOS devices. The concept is called “Persistent Overlay” and it aims to provide users with quick access to songs, files, photos and other data through an always persistent, accessible UI.
Yesterday Apple released the promised update of the iOS 5.0. The iOS 5.0.1 should fix battery life issues found on devices upgraded to the iOS 5, as well as on new iPhone 4S. Apple publicly said the battery life bugs affected a small number of users. In addition to addressing battery life issues, the update also brings new multi-touch gestures for the first-generation iPad.
This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
The update also includes security improvements, as well as a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on a device even in low storage situations.
iOS 5.0.1 is available for iPhone (4S, 4, and 3GS), iPod touch (third- and fourth-generation), and all iPad models. The update is now available to all users through iTunes, and will be soon available as an over-the-air update.
Apple has just relased iOS 5.0.1 (9A402) to developers. The new update features battery life fixes, multitasking gestures on the original iPad, improves Voice recognition for Australian users, and features other bug and security fixes. The update is about 811MB. Developers can download it from the Developer Center.
iOS 5.0.1 beta also introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.
iOS task switcher that is activated when you double-click the home button is obviously not the best solution for task switching on handsets.More user-friendly solution is implemented in webOS devices. It is based on metaphor of card switching and allows you to easily manage running tasks on the screen.
Last month we saw a leaked design specifications for the iPhone 5. Of course, Chinese case manufacturers immediately started producing cases. MacRumors commissioned CiccareseDesign to create high quality renderings made as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs and then 3D models that show how the rumored iPhone 5 may look.