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iOS 7 Beta 2 on the iPad [Screenshots]





iClarified published a massive screenshot gallery of iOS 7 beta 2 running on the iPad.

Apple released iOS 7 Beta 2 couple days ago which brought support for the iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4.

Take a look:

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 16:32

Hacker Pod2g Says He is 'About to Switch to an Android Device'



Pod2g, the hacker who has been an integral part of the last few jailbreaks, has announced that he is 'about to switch to an Android device' after spending some time testing iOS 7.

After a few days of iOS 7 beta 1 testing, I must admit that I am about to switch to an Android device.

IMHO, this version of iOS is the worst move Apple did in a long time.

iOS 7 design is awful, it's slow, battery life time is the worst ever, it's full of UI bugs and crashes. OK it's beta 1, but still…

I am pretty disappointed by the features I've seen in iOS 7. No revolution here. No big news. Just kid painting.


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Monday, June 17th, 2013. 19:29

Recent rumors on iOS 7 look [Photos]



Newly leaked information about iOS 7 reveals that in addition to a flat design, Apple is also going to be updating the text and graphics in the operating system with a 'skinny' look.

9to5Mac's Seth Weintraub says he's seen an early beta of the operating system but can't post the images because they're watermarked.

Highlights:
● iTunes is Purple-ish with white (iSync-like arrows instead of a music note).
● Camera is Gray gradient and icon is same shape as you see on the lock screen.
● Facetime is like it used to be without the gray. and flat.
● Compass icon is darker and flatter.
● Safari icon is like the Mac circle icon without the silver frame.
● Photos icon is a color wheel.
● Game Center is similar to the photos icon – totally different than before.
● Maps gets walking directions.
● Grouped tableviews now extend to the edges of the screen.
● Rounded rectangles are more squared off.
● Updated share menu with sideways scrolling rows featuring one row with Airdrop devices, one row with social networks, and another with copy/paste/etc.

More icons:


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Corning Announces Substrate Glass Lotus XT For Brighter And Cheaper Displays



As Engadget reports, Corning announced the launch of its latest glass substrate Lotus XT Glass for OLED and LCD displays. While Corning is well known for its Gorilla Glass used by a number of device makers to provide durable covers for displays, Lotus Glass is used within displays to support components necessary for displays to operate.

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Friday, May 17th, 2013. 19:50

Philips Updated Its ‘Hue’ Lighting System With A Number Of New Features



Last year Philips released its iOS-controlled "Hue" lighting system that allows users to personalize the lighting experience.

Today Philips announced a major update to the Hue adding many new features. Among the most interesting is integration with IFTTT protocols to allow the system to provide visual alerts for different situations.


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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. 0:31

German Court Struck Down Provisions In Apple’s Privacy Policy



According to Bloomberg, a German court has told Apple to change its privacy policy governing the use of customer data after ruling that 8 provisions in the policy go against German consumer protection laws.

The lawsuit has been filed by consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, which raises concerns over Apple requesting 'global consent' for use of customer’s data.

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. 1:08

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Mass Production Of iPad Mini Retina Displays To Start In June Or July



Following yesterday’s report from DisplaySearch analysts which indicated that a Retina iPad mini would launch in a third quarter, the company today told CNET that production of Retina displays for the next iPad mini should start in June or July.


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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013. 20:43

Analyst Expects Retina iPad Mini Updates In 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014



An analyst Richard Shim from NPD DisplaySearch claims (via CNET) that Apple is going to release two updated iPad mini devices.

"We see two refreshes coming. One in the second half of this year, then one in Q1 [first quarter] of 2014," analyst Richard Shim told CNET late Sunday night.

"The Q1 [2014] device will have a Retina display plus an updated processor," Shim added.


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Monday, May 6th, 2013. 19:29

Jony Ive’s Design Overhaul Could Lead To Delays For iOS 7



Today Bloomberg reported that Jony Ive’s efforts to redesign iOS as part of his new software design role puts Apple at risk of delaying the release of iOS 7. While a public release is said to currently stay on schedule for "as soon as September", internal deadlines in the company has been pushed back as software teams race to finish iOS 7 and prepare a preview for Worldwide Developers Conference in June.


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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. 20:18

Apple Looking To Improve In-Car Integration Of Siri And Maps In iOS 7



Today 9to5Mac reported that Apple is looking to make considerable improvements to in-car integration with the iOS 7. In particular, the company is working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri and Maps services with the built-in displays in cars. The report said:

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. 21:57

Chat App Traffic Has For The First Time Overtaken SMS Messaging



According to research firm Informa (via BBC News), app-based messaging traffic has for the first time overtaken SMS text messaging.

“Informa said almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts … It has projected that nearly 50 billion messages will be sent per day using these apps by 2014, compared with just over 21 billion traditional SMSs”.


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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. 1:19

Google Search App For iOS Is Updated With Google Now



Last month Google leaked a video showing that Google Now tool would be coming to iOS, and today the company has released the updated version 3.0 of its Google Search app with support for Google Now service.


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Monday, April 29th, 2013. 19:45

Apple repeatedly offers purchase of a ticket for WWDC



Tickets to the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference sold out this morning for less than two minutes, leaving developers with error messages supposedly their purchase requests cannot be processed.

 


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Sunday, April 28th, 2013. 9:24

Apple Continues To Dominate Online Rental And Video Purchase Markets In U.S.



Today NPD published a new report on the U.S. Internet video market for 2012, noting that Apple continues to dominate both video rentals and purchases.

In looking at purchased content, Apple’s share reached 65 percent of the movie market and 67 percent of the TV show market, while Apple’s closest competitors, Amazon and Xbox Video, holding around 10 percent of the market each.


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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 22:47

Foxconn Hiring New Workers For iPhone 5S Production



Today Bloomberg reported that Foxconn has started hiring new workers as it is preparing for iPhone 5S production. The report said:

"Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for the past month, ending a hiring freeze imposed in February, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans haven’t been made public. The extra workers will assemble the new device as well as existing models and have been added at Apple’s request to boost capacity, the person said”.


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 0:21