By Cody Lee on Sep 18, 2012
If you’ve ever seen your local news station report about Apple products, or other tech-related topics, you know it isn’t always the best coverage. Let’s just say, technology isn’t really their strength.
That was once again confirmed last night, as Fox 5 News in New York inaccurately reported on the iPhone 5 and its features, claiming Apple’s new handset has a “laser keyboard and holographic images…” Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 17, 2012
Apple added the Spotlight search tool to iOS back in 2009, with version 3.0. The page, which can be accessed by swiping to the left of the Home screen, allows you to search through the content on your device.
While it’s a nice idea, the feature itself has long been criticized for its limited functionality. Compared to its counterpart in Mac OS X, Spotlight for iOS is pretty hindered. Perhaps this is how it should work… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 11, 2012
We’re just a little more than 24 hours away from Apple’s big iPhone event, where the company is expected to unveil the latest iteration of its popular smartphone.
And what would an impending Apple event be without a concept video? Check out this clip we came across that shows off possible iPhone 5 design and features… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 2012
The 4-inch display rumored to debut in Apple’s next smartphone has received mixed reactions from the tech community. It has a resolution of 1136 x 640, meaning it’s the same width as before, just a bit taller. And some folks don’t like that.
Why would Apple make the display in the new iPhone taller but not wider? We’re sure it has its technical reasons, but the elongated screen, to us, seems like it would improve things like movie-watching and games. Here, watch this video… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2012
Of all the things we think we know about Apple’s next smartphone, a smaller dock connector seems to be one of the most certain. After several years, it appears Apple is finally prepared to ditch its trusty 30-pin design in favor of a smaller solution.
And this has a lot of folks nervous. The aftermarket for 30-pin-style accessories has to be one of the largest in the business. And we’ve all got loads of iPhone chargers and docks that could become useless as of next month. Or will they? Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 15, 2012
After months of questions, Apple’s long-rumored iPad mini is finally starting to take shape. Multiple reports popped up last night detailing what the tablet may look like, and this morning, a purported headphone jack surfaced.
The three write-ups that were released last night came from three different sources of Apple intel, but they all point to the same thing: a smaller iPad, with an iPod touch-thin profile, and smaller bezels on the sides of the display… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2012
Between all of the leaked components, engineering samples, and cases we’ve seen so far, it feels like we have a pretty good idea of what Apple’s next smartphone is going to look like. And in case you were having trouble visualizing it, we decided to post this new ‘iPhone 5′ concept that was drawn-up based on all of the recent rumors…
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2012
Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s next-generation iPhone are arguably the two most highly-anticipated smartphone releases of 2012. The S III just recently starting hitting retail stores, and Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone later this fall.
Choosing between the two will end up being a tough choice for some consumers, as both handsets will obviously have their benefits. But what if you didn’t have to? What if you could have the best of both worlds? Enter the iSung Galaxy V… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 16, 2012
Last week, some amazing renderings of — what much of the tech world is assuming to be — the next generation iPhone surfaced on the net. They looked so good, in fact, that a lot of us wondered if they were the real deal.
But alas, they weren’t. As we later found out, the images were just a gorgeous 3D art project by designer Martin Hayjek. And today, he’s back with some even better looking renderings of the new iPhone in white… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2012
If you’ve ever used a Mac running OS X Lion, then there’s a good chance you’ve played with AirDrop. The drag-and-drop feature allows users to share content between computers on a common Wi-Fi network with understated ease.
It’s such a cool feature, in fact, that a lot of folks have wondered when Apple is going to bring it to iOS. Just imagine dragging and dropping files to your iPhone or iPad — it’d be awesome. Especially if it looked anything like this… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2012
With WWDC coming up on Monday, there’s only a few days left to speculate on what new goodies Apple will unveil. We know for sure that iOS 6 is on the menu, but what new features will the update bring?
The consensus seems to be that, other than a number of revamped applications, Apple’s mobile OS will remain largely unchanged from its predecessor. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t dream big… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2012
Despite an abundance of claims from insider sources that the recently-leaked metal iPhone backing is the real deal, a lot of folks remain skeptical of its legitimacy. Could this really be what Apple’s next smartphone looks like?
Well a new video has surfaced this morning that aims to show us what the next-generation iPhone could look like, should these leaked parts and other rumors materialize this fall. And we have to admit, it looks good… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2012
You must have heard rumors of Facebook poaching former and current Apple hardware and software engineers to work on its not-so-secret phone project. So, a Facebook phone.
We’re still scratching our head over this rumored device. Why on Earth Facebook won’t Facebook focus on perfecting its subpar mobile apps rather than waste its energies cracking the hardware biz it literally knows nothing about?
Regardless of the hearsay, here’s a really interesting mockup which depicts perfectly what a Facebook phone might look like… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 4, 2012
As you know, iOS 6 will bring an all-new Maps app said to feature Apple’s own tiles and brand new in-house solution for breathtaking 3D view.
Though Google is expected to add the third dimension to its own Maps service as early as Wednesday, we’ve already seen screenshot mockups depicting 3D terrain in iOS 6 Maps.
As for the enhanced two-dimensional view, here’s what the new Maps app could look like on that next iPhone that by all accounts seems to feature a taller four-inch display… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 23, 2012
There’s been no shortage of iPhone mockups this year. Graphic designers are constantly releasing renderings of what they think Apple’s next smartphone should look like. Heck, we’ve even seen a fair amount of video concepts.
But while a number of these mockups tend to border on fantasy, this new design focuses on realism. iTopnews.de‘s creative director Toby Kick brings his vision for the new iPhone to life using only the most feasible of features… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 17, 2012
The 4-inch iPhone. According to just about every major news publication — The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, etc. — it’s coming. But where does that leave the 600,000+ apps designed for a 3.5″ screen and their developers?
Well the most popular theory for how Apple will go about making a 4-inch iPhone is to give it a resolution of 640×1158, and an aspect ratio of 9:5. So Overdrive Design decided to show us what that would do to current apps… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 3, 2012
If you’ve ever spent any kind of time editing text on the iPad, you know that there has to be a better solution. Placing your cursor in a certain spot in a sentence or paragraph can be difficult. And between letters? Forget about it.
Luckily, YouTube user danielchasehooper has come up with the perfect way to fix this. In his new video entitled “iPad Keyboard Prototype,” he demonstrates how Apple could make cursor placement much more precise… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 3, 2012
Us folks at iDownloadBlog love conceptual gadget artwork as much as you do, especially gorgeous, believable renditions like a Liquidmetal-based iPhone 5. But every once in a while an out-of-this-world artwork surfaces that gives us all a pause. Take this exceptional depiction of a candy colored 3D town coming to life from the screen of an iPhone.
It’s amazing and trust me when I say it shouldn’t be missed. This is what a holographic iPhone might be like, though that’s not to say it’s going to happen anytime soon. But hey, with a little help from creative artists we can easily imagine what the future might hold some day… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2012
Those of you who have been reading iDB for a while know we love a good iPhone concept. So when we came across these beautiful renderings of the iPhone Plus from the folks over at ADR Studio, we knew we had to post them.
If the name ADR Studio sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same design firm behind other concepts we’ve featured on our site, including the iPhone SJ. And as usual, they didn’t disappoint. Meet the iPhone Plus… Read More