Apple will be closing its retail stores for an hour tomorrow (October 19th) in remembrance of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The hour-long closure coincides with a private celebration of Steve Jobs’ life to be held for Apple employees at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.
Latest Apple & Mac News
Apple has recently begun adding Bluetooth 4.0 support to their devices, having so far added support to the new MacBook Airs the Mac Mini and the iPhone 4S. It also appears, however, that Apple has been quietly adding Bluetooth 4.0 support to the MacBook Pro as well.
CNET UK has put together an amazing animated video which takes a look at the history of the iPhone, from the first mobile phone call to Apple’s new custom A4 & A5 chips, as well as the important people and technology that have made the iPhone what it is today.
Jonathan Mann, most known for his iPhone 4 Antenna Song shown at the opening of Apple’s “Antennagate” press conference in July of last year, has produced another video in which he sings a romantic duet with Siri, the iPhone 4S’s new personal digital assistant.
Earlier today, Samsung’s website displayed an image showing a (very slightly modified) screenshot of Apple’s maps app pasted over a picture of the Galaxy Player 5.0. Daring Fireball caught and reported the trickery, and the image has since been removed from Samsung’s website.
Apple’s recently released Apple TV 4.4.1 update, which was released to address minor bugs in the 4.4 update released last week, has been bringing many customers’ Apple TVs, and has since been pulled from Apple’s servers.
Some nutcase with a large gun and very little sense has recorded a video of himself blasting the iPhone 4S with a .50 caliber armor-piercing incendiary round. As the video clearly shows, the iPhone 4S is definitely not bulletproof.
Despite Apple’s vocal rejection of tablets smaller than 10 inches in the past, UDN reports that Apple has ordered 7.85-inch display samples from both LG and AU Optronics to test in a possible smaller version of the iPad.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has revealed that Twitter signups via iOS devices have tripled since iOS 5 was launched last Wednesday, reports Mashable, specifically stating that iOS 5 devices were the driving force behind the new growth.
Before Apple developed iCloud, Steve Jobs scheduled a personal meeting with Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Jobs discussed the possibility of a nine-digit buyout of Dropbox, but the two co-founders declined his offer.
While you can debate the merits of iOS 5 and whether the initial release was really ready for the public, it’s hard to argue with results. Analytics firm Localytics reports that at least 1 out of every 3 eligible devices are already up and running on the new firmware.
With its improved camera & fast A5 processor with improved graphics, the iPhone 4S has been popular, and certainly seems to be going places – and apparently space is one of those places.
In this iOS tip I explain how to setup and use the new Twitter integration with your iPhone or or iPad.
This incredible footage is from the iPhone 4S, and although it has had what the filmmaker refers to as a slight grading (change of colours) the footage is still very impressive in it’s quality.
iPhone 4S users have uncovered some very humorous or quirky responses from Siri, the voice controlled intelligent assistant build into the iPhone 4S. There are even new sites that highlight the best of these, but Apple and Siri reportedly went to great lengths to craft the perfect personality for Siri.
(Opinion) Corporate disputes, such as the dispute currently in play between Apple and Samsung, most often only damage all of the companies involved, while hurting consumers by raising prices and stifling innovation.