Looks like Apple is going to have a game controller for the iPhone running iOS 7. Check out the leaked photo of the said controller created by Logitech.
Apple has up the ante with criminals stealing your iPhone with activation lock feature.
Activation Lock will be part of iOS 7, expected to roll out in the fall. The feature will require an Apple ID and password before the phone’s “Find My iPhone” feature can be turned off or any data can be erased.
Apple started WDDC 2013 at San Francisco’s Moscone West which starts on June 10 for five days. The event will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by more than 1,000 Apple engineers.
The new iOS 7 will feature a minimalist and elegant redesign of the iOS. The entire iOS interface has been overhauled and it features Parallax Effects, new control center, multitasking by browsing open apps on your screen, new notification center with translucent background, Siri now has male voice, car integration, new music app with iTunes Radio, new camera and photo app, new air drop, New iCloud-based keychain, full screen Safari browser, Voice-only FaceTime and Activation lock. The iPad version of iOS 7 will be announced later and both will be available with the new iPhone this year.
From John Ive:
The interface is purposely unobtrusive. Conspicuous ornamentation has been stripped away. Unnecessary bars and buttons have been removed. And in taking away design elements that don’t add value, suddenly there’s greater focus on what matters most: your content.
Next Apple revealed the next generation Mac OS X Mavericks. The new OS includes tech improvements, increased battery life, compressed memory and timer coalescing, iCloud keychain, new Safari browser, new calendar and map apps, new iBook app, and more. The update will cost $20.
Apple also announced new MacBook Air that includes new Intel Hashwell processor, with better battery life, dual built-in microphone design, Wi-Fi 802.11ac along with new AirPort Extremes and Time Capsule updates to support the faster speeds. The new models will start shipping today. The 11-inch model retails at $1000 for the 128 GB and $1200 for the 256 GB. The 13-inch will cost you $1100 for the 128 GB version and $1300 for the 256 GB.
Apple is launching WDDC 2013 at San Francisco’s Moscone West from June 10 for five days. The event will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by more than 1,000 Apple engineers. Tickets for this year’s conference will go on sale Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.
What will Apple reveal in the conference? Our prediction is iOS 7, new Mac Pros, iRadio, OS X, new Maps, Apple TV and more.
The full list of activities at the 2013 conference:
- More than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies
- More than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and OS X technologies in their apps
- The latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and how to enhance an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design
- The opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented
- Engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone, iPad and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design
Samsung is giving it back to Apple by having the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) banning some iPhone and iPad models in the US due to infringing on Samsung patents on data transmission. The models banned are the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G distributed by US mobile network AT&T.
The ITC will submit the case to US President Barack Obama, who will have 60 days to review the ruling. If the White House isn’t happy with the ITC’s decision it will have no effect.
Previously we have reported that on Samsung’s UK Content & Services app page, has leaked out the upcoming Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone. Now Samsung has finally revealed a smaller and less powerful Galaxy S4 Mini. This smartphone features a 4.3-inch screen, 1.7 Gigahertz dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera and more.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has announced the Moto X smartphone built in a new facility outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Moto X will feature an OLED screen, long battery life and run Android. Not much features are revealed at this stage.
LG has announced the white Google Nexus 4 smartphone and it will be released on 29 May. The smartphone will debut in Hong Kong first before it’s released in Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe. The mobile will feature a 1,280 x 768-pixel 4.7-inch IPS display, a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
On Samsung’s UK Content & Services app page, there is option in the catalog that shows upcoming Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone. Looks like the site has updated the link now with the removal of the S4 Mini product page.
Apple’s hardware designer Jony Ive is currently working on iOS 7 and he is said to be planning a simpler UI which is black, white, and flat all over. No more faux backgrounds. Therefore, no more linen and leather-type backgrounds in the notifications area, calendar and in other apps.