Apple has long showcased the capabilities of the iPhone 7 camera, but now the company is working to help everyone take great looking images with the device. Today, Apple debuted a new series of videos, as well as a new website, focused on educating users on how to take the best images with their iPhone…
On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to present new products at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Olivia Goldhill rounds up the rumours of what to expect from Apple now and next, from the predictable to the outlandish.
Like everywhere else, at iGB, we’ve been closely following the jailbreak community and waiting for the untethered jailbreak. This opens up the whole wide world of Cydia tweaks and apps that just make the iPhone an entirely amazing experience. Think of tweaks like NCSettings, Auxo, BiteSMS etc. Wow!
He was not a god. He was simply a man.
Yet for all his faults, he changed the world. He made it better.
Apple unveiled iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 today. As expected, it brings lots of interesting features on the table. Today’s WWDC was all about the new software features (no new hardware). After a months of rumors iOS 5 has been released to developers today, and will be available to public in Fall.
One of the happy news for iPhone 3GS owner is that they have not been left out from the iOS 5 update as mentioned earlier. Apple has introduced 200 new features and over 1500 APIs.
iOS 5 Features and Details
Here is the most complete list of iOS 5 features along with some interesting screenshots. It will be available iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (for all iOS devices which were included in previous firmware update). Some of the most interesting features are Notification Center, Newsstand, iMessage, Reminder, Twitter Integration, SafariReader,New Mail client and OTA (over the air update like Android). Overall, Apple has integrated some of the best features of BBM, Android devices, iOS apps in iOS 5. Let’s explore each and every feature one by one.
Apple finally realized that their notification system is too old. They have introduced a new “Notification Center” which unobtrusively displays all notification at the top of the screen. Current notification system was/is quite annoying especially during game play or important tasks. New ‘Notification Center’ improves it. It brings all notification at single place- top of the screen, which you can access sliding them down or completely ignore it hitting the “X” button.
- New Notification Center
- All notification can be accessed from a single place
- It can be grouped with date, time and application
- Dismiss the notification hitting X button at top
- Small notification appears at the top during the game play
- Slide down to access all notifications
- Lock screen displays new notification
New notification center clearly imitates MobileNotifier. It came as no surprise as they’ve hired the developer few weeks back.
NewsStand lets you easily manage the subscription of all newspapers and magazine. You can follow and update subscription from the NewsStand app in iOS 5.
Twitter is no doubt one of the best social networking website. Apple developers can not resist themselves integrating twitter right into the new iOS 5. Twitter integration feature lets you sign in Twitter account. They’ve also provided APIs so you can access twitter using other application calling the APIs. No need to enter the same information again and again. Twitter has also been integrated with camera app, Safari to quickly share your content like photos, videos to the follower.
As the name suggest Reminders is a to-do list application. You can manage and add your reminders. Unlike other service, Reminders are location aware system. You can trigger off the event based on your geo-location (say make a call to wife that you’re going out before you enter the Car).
New Camera app is available next to your Lock screen. You can use pinch-to-zoom gesture, single-tap focus and exposure locks to take the picture on the fly. You can also share these pictures on twitter. In iOS 5 you can press volume-up button to take a snap which makes it easy to capture the images.
Safari browser is world’s most used mobile browser. Safari comes with new tabbed browsing like Windows and Mac version. It also brings “Safari Reader” making it easy to read news on your iOS device. You can also save the pages to read it later. Reading Listprovides interesting articles which you wish to read later.
New improved mail client brings draggable address, flag message system, dictionary look up into it. For those who are used to type with thumbs can split the virtual keyboard in half so you can type faster using your thumb. You can split the keyboard by dragging keyboard with the thumb at the top of the screen on your iPad. It also introduces new search functions to make the search more user friendly.
Apple also integrates many new features in iOS 5 apart from the above mentioned features. You can now update your firmware over-the-air (OTA) like android device fromiOS 5 onwards. They have named it as a delta update which will bring small updates to the iOS.
New Game Center brings and easy way to share your achievements with the friends, download and purchase games from the game center and much more. Improvement in Calendar app, Wi-Fi Sync are also one of the most welcome features of iOS 5.
Apple has released iOS 5 beta for developers. Earlier today, Apple announced iOS 5, one of the major update to firmware with tons of features. As promised by Steve Jobs, iOS 5 beta is now available for download to the developers for testing purpose.
Developers can now download and test the latest iOS firmware. It supports all the iOS devices included in previous update (iPhone 3GS users are not exempted from this update). Developers can explore over 200 new features and 1500 APIs available with this update. Apple has also integrated Twitter to this update which can be used using APIs across all the applications.
iOS 5 brings features like Notification center, improved mail, twitter integration, safarireader, dictionary, split keyboard, Wi-Fi sync, NewsStand, iMessage, OTA and many more updates to iOS 5. Have a look at our previous article revealing detailed information of iOS 5 features.
Download iOS 5 beta
Currently, iOS 5 beta is available to the developers only. If you are a registered developer, then you can download iOS 5 from here. Remember, there is no update on jailbreak so if you are relaying on jailbreak or unlock then you should not update to the latest build.
It should be available soon on public torrents. We advice you to refrain from using torrent files.
Final version of iOS 5 will be available in Fall for download.
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It’s good to be home, I mean it
Also the postman finally hand the new toy over
Say welcome the new Apple macbook pro 15″
And I named it Ser Huge Mac
The two are quite happy being together
Now I can really do some editing on it 😛
While I in the pub, god I’m drunk.
Today should be my lucky day
Ironically it was not
I updated my 3G iPhone to the new system iOS 4 last night
And I keep failing to log into the main screen this morning
So I keep trying and trying
And guess what
My new Apple Mac Book Pro 15′ i5 is here (I will post some photo soon)
I know there is nothing between these two things but,
After my new toy arrived I syn it with my phone
Now iOS 4 is running smoothly ever after :p
Today Adobe ran a full-page ad in various newspapers articulating key company beliefs, and company founders John Warnock & Chuck Geschke–whose PostScript innovations were instrumental in the adoption of the Macintosh & desktop publishing–posted their thoughts on open markets & open competition:
Adobe’s business philosophy is based on a premise that, in an open market, the best products will win in the end — and the best way to compete is to create the best technology and innovate faster than your competitors.
You are looking at Apple’s next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It’s the real thing, and here are all the details.
While Apple may tinker with the final packaging and design of the final phone, it’s clear that the features in this lost-and-found next-generation iPhone are drastically new and drastically different from what came before. Here’s the detailed list of our findings:
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery
How it was lost
Here is a detailed account of how the phone was lost.
Why we think it’s definitely real
We’re as skeptical—if not more—than all of you. We get false tips all the time. But after playing with it for about a week—the overall quality feels exactly like a finished final Apple phone—and disassembling this unit, there is so much evidence stacked in its favor, that there’s very little possibility that it’s a fake. In fact, the possibility is almost none. Imagine someone having to use Apple components to design a functioning phone, from scratch, and then disseminating it to people around the world. Pretty much impossible. Here are the reasons, one by one.
It has been reported lost
Apple-connected John Gruber—from Daring Fireball—says that Apple has indeed lost a prototype iPhone and they want it back:
So I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple — a unit Apple is very interested in getting back.
Obviously someone found it, and here it is.
While we couldn’t get it past the connect to iTunes screen for the reasons listed earlier, the USB cable on that screen was so high quality that it was impossible to discern individual pixels. We can’t tell you the exact resolution of this next-generation iPhone, but it’s much higher than the current iPhone 3GS.
The operating system
According to the person who found it, this iPhone was running iPhone OS 4.0 before the iPhone 4.0 announcement. The person was able to play with it and see the iPhone 4.0 features. Then, Apple remotely killed the phone before we got access to it. We were unable to restore because each firmware is device specific—3GS firmware only loads on 3GS devices—and the there are no firmwares available for this unreleased phone. Which is another clue to its authenticity.
It is recognized as an iPhone
This iPhone behaves exactly like an iPhone does when connected to a computer, with the proper boot sequence and “connect to iTunes” restore functionality. Xcode and iTunes both see this as an iPhone. Mac OS X’s System Profiler also reports this as an iPhone in restore mode, which is a natural consequence of remotely wiping the phone, but report different product identifiers (both CPID and CPRV) than either the 3G or the 3GS.
It uses micro-sim
The fact that it uses a micro-sim is a clear indicator that this is a next-generation iPhone. No other cellphone uses this standard at this point in the US.
The camouflage case
The case it came inside was a fully developed plastic case to house this phone to disguise it like a 3GS. This wasn’t just a normal case; it had all the proper new holes cut out for the new switches and ports and camera holes and camera flash. But it looks like something from Belkin or Case-Mate. It’s a perfect disguise.
The fact that it’s in the wild right now
Logic can also narrow down why this phone is this year’s iPhone, rather than next year’s model or one from the previous year’s, just because it was found in the wild right now. It makes no sense for Apple to be testing 2011’s model right now, in super finished form—they wouldn’t be nearly finished with it. The phone also can’t be last year’s test model, because last year’s model (based on the iPhone 3GS teardowns) components were way different. No micro-sim, much bigger logic board, no flash, no front camera, smaller battery and an inferior camera. That only leaves the 2010 model.
The guts, the definitive proof
And finally, when we opened it up, we saw multiple components that were clearly labeled APPLE. And, because the components were fit extremely well and extremely conformed inside the case (obvious that it was designed FOR this case), it was evident that it was not just a 3G or a 3GS transplanted into another body. That probably wouldn’t even be possible, with the size constraints of the thinner device and larger battery.
The New Industrial Design
At first sight, this new iPhone’s industrial design seems so different from the previous two generations that it could be discarded as just a provisional case. Even while the finish is so perfect that it feels right out of the factory, some of the design language elements that are common to all Apple products are not there. Gone is the flushed screen glass against the metal rim. Gone is the single volume button, replaced by two separate ones. Gone is the seamless rim, and gone are the tapered, curved surfaces.
Despite that, however, this design is not a departure. Not when you frame it with the rest of the Apple product line. It’s all the contrary: This new iPhone gets back to the simplicity of the iMac and the iPad. In fact, you can argue that the current iPhone 3GS—with its shiny chrome rim and excessively curved back—is out of place compared to the hard edges and Dieter-Ramish utilitarianism of the iMac and the iPad. Next to the iPad, for example, the new iPhone makes sense. It has the same feeling, the same functional simplicity.
But why the black plastic back, instead of going with an unibody aluminum design? Why the two audio volume buttons? Why the seams? And why doesn’t the back have any curvature at all?
Why the plastic back?
The plastic back is the most obvious of the design choices. The iPad, with its all aluminum back, has seen its Wi-Fi reception radius reduced. The 3G version comes with a large patch on the top, probably big enough to provide with good reception. But the new tiny iPhone doesn’t have the luxury of space: It needs to provide as much signal as possible using a very small surface. I’m sure Jon Ive is dying to get rid of the plastic back, and go iPad-style all the way, but the wireless reception is the most important thing in a cellphone. A necessary aesthetical-functional trade-off.
Why separate volume buttons?
This new iPhone uses separate buttons for the volume instead of the single button that you can find in the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. It’s one of the factors that may indicate that this is a provisional case, until you think about one of the most requested features for Apple’s phone: A physical button for the camera. The new iPhone has a bigger sensor and a flash, which means that the camera function keeps gaining more weight. It’s only logical to think that Apple may have implemented this two-button approach to provide with a physical shutter button. It makes sense.
Why the seams?
The seams are perhaps the most surprising aspect of the new design. They don’t seem to respond to any aesthetic criteria and, in terms of function, we can’t adventure any explanation. But they don’t look bad. In fact, the whole effect seems good, like something you will find in a Braun product from the 70s.
It’s doubtful that the seams are arbitrary, however. Either they will disappear from the final product, or they have a function we can’t foresee at this time.
Why no tapering or curves?
As you will see in a future article, the new iPhone is so miniaturized and packed that there’s no room for the tapered, curved surfaces. Everything is as tight as it could get, with no space for anything but electronics.
The hardware specs
The phone measures 4.50 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches. It weighs 140 grams. The 3GS weighs 137 grams on a postal scale (and 135 on Apple’s official measurements). So, in comparison, it’s 3 grams heavier. The battery is 5.25 WHr at 3.7V, compared to the 3GS battery, which is 4.51 WHr at 3.7V. On the back of the phone, it said it was XX GB, but since we were unable to get the phone to a running state, we couldn’t see exactly how large it was.
How it feels
Freaking amazing. As a person who never really liked the round mound of a back in the 3GS, the sleeker, flatter, squarer design is super welcome. It feels sturdier than the 3GS, and much less plasticky. The metal buttons give it a heftier feel—less of a toy—than all previous generations. The closest analog to it would be the original iPhone, which is more square and heavy than its newer brothers.
It feels completely natural up to your face, and the fact that both the front and the back are glossy makes no difference on how well you can hold it without the phone slipping. And because it’s thinner, it feels even nicer in your pants.
What all this means
Apple has updated the exterior drastically different from the 3G and 3GS. That design is old, it felt out of place compared to the rest of their products and needed desperately to be killed. Now you have a thinner body, a much more pleasant form factor with no wasted space and lots of hard lines. But the design isn’t the most important part that’s changed.
They’ve delivered many of the features people have been waiting for—that damn front camera!—while at the same time upgrading everything else. Flash, better back camera, better battery life and another microphone for better voice clarity. People who bought the 3G two years ago and are now in the perfect position to upgrade and get a dramatically different, and better, phone. If confirmed this summer, and if it performs as we expect, this next-generation iPhone looks like a winner.
Much additional reporting and design analysis by Jesus Diaz. Rosa Golijan also contributed.
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So just after the 1st of Sept, 7D is smashing out with it’s price (I didn’t fint it at the first place)
All the features are brilliant, 8fps, 18 Megapixel C MOS sensor, 19-point AF system, Metering system, Dual Axis Electronic Level, Dual DIGIC 4 processors and more…
The one I’m getting by the end of this month, it’s gonna be you!!!
More, I finally truck Snow Leopard into my PC, looks cool but not much useful.
At the end, an iphone version GTA will be out soon.
The first iPhone 3GS official guided tour, apple gives us the 13mins and 45 seconds video which showing all the new features (built-in autofocus, quality VGA video shoot, voice control, copy and paste, search, accessibility, compass and MMS) fro the new iPhone 3GS. Even thought the new big toy will only on 19th of June US time. But we can take a look at the videos for the new phone. 🙂
Apple – Iphone 3G.S [PUBLICITY] [NEW]
Also Apple releases the new test version of iPhone 3.0 OS: iPhone 3.0 OS GM (Gold Master), 7A341
Download here: http://www.darkfuse.com/iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
There is no ‘beta’ for this, so it possibly means this is the last test version
PS. After updated the GM vision, it will lock the iPhone as a ‘test mode’, this is permanent which means you may not be able to restore to the earlier version.
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11:48AM And that’s that! We’re outta here. Thanks for reading, and thanks to the amazing Blogsmith team and our Weblogs design crew for keeping this ship steady!
11:48AM A question about the approval process, Phil is handling.
“96% are approved, but there are things we have to watch out for. There have been issues, issues about content that’s available to children for instance. But at the end of the day, we have a great solution that’s working, and we’re constantly making it better. We’re tracking these numbers, and speaking with developers, and we are constantly doing that.”
“I want to thank you all for joining us today.”
11:45AM Q: Could you serve audio files over Bluetooth, could you move them onto a device?
This question essentially has stumped the crew. They don’t know how to answer!
Scott: “I think probably not — you couldn’t move the file.” A bit of a confusing one.
11:43AM Q (from us!): Are you addressing any of the lagginess with the new OS? We saw some of that when you loaded SMS up.
A: (short and sweet) We’re definitely addressing those issues. The units you saw today are demo units.
11:40AM Q: Push notification, will you make uptime promises?
11:39AM Q: Where do you stand on tethering?
A: Scott (explains tethering): We’re supporting tethering in the client side, we’re building that support in. We’re working with our carriers around the world. We are building that support in.
11:37AM Q: Will peer to peer work with other devices?
A: It’s limited to Bonjour, peer to peer devices.
11:34AM Q: Flash? What are you doing?
A: We have no announcements on that topic today. But there are a lot of video streams we can handle. h.264 works great. We’re adding HDTV streaming for audio and video. We think there’s a lot of great video solutions for a single clip.
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