By Cody Lee on May 22, 2011
Though it isn’t a secret that Apple is planning on launching their rumored “iCloud” service at WWDC next month, it still is just speculation. The Cupertino company has been fairly silent regarding the upcoming project.
But if you look at the trail of petabyte purchases and music industry leaks, it’s not hard to figure out what’s going on. As more details emerge on Apple’s quest to acquire licenses for their new service, evidence seems stronger than ever that iCloud is WWDC-bound… Read More
By Alex Heath on May 11, 2011
Following the news that Apple is partnering with Naunce for voice integration in iOS 5, we’ve heard from an inside source at Apple that iOS 5 will allow you to read your voicemails. Google Voice has offered voicemail transcription for quite some time, and, according to our anonymous source, Apple is hard at work to implement this type of service into iOS 5.
More cloud-based features are rumored to debut in Apple’s next major release of iOS when the software is previewed at WWDC this June. A more Google-esque approach to cloud services makes sense if Apple wants to stay competitive in the cloud space. Voicemail transcription would be one more feature to beef up Apple’s cloud offerings… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 10, 2011
Ever since the location bug was revealed in iOS, mobile privacy has been garnering a lot of attention. So much attention in fact, that Apple has been called to participate in a U.S. Senate panel discussion on the topic, courtesy of Al Franken.
If you haven’t heard by now, Apple vice president Bud Tribble was sent by the Cupertino company to the hearing to set the record straight about location tracking in iOS. Not only has Apple corrected the location bug, they are apparently taking further steps to protect their user’s privacy… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 10, 2011
Most of you have heard by now that Apple and Nuance have been meeting behind closed doors. They have reportedly been discussing the possibility of serious integration with Nuance’s voice recognition technology in iOS 5.
Hot on the heels of their report that Apple was in serious negotiations with speech-recognition software giant, TechCrunch revealed more details surrounding the deal. Apparently, the tech blog has some reliable sources with knowledge of the relationship between the 2 tech companies… Read More
By Alex Heath on May 4, 2011
An AT&T customer care representative has claimed that Apple has informed the carrier that there will be no new iPhone in June or July of this year. Although general consensus has been that Apple will postpone the next generation iPhone until later this year, there has still been hope that a summer announcement at WWDC would be made.
According to an AT&T rep, Apple will definitely not be releasing a new iPhone this summer. Read More
By Alex Heath on May 2, 2011
The next major iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS, is scheduled to be previewed at the WWDC conference this summer. We already heard that certain developers have seen their apps tested on the next version of iOS, and it now seems that more and more apps are getting the iOS 5 treatment.
iOS 5 is expected to deliver awesome new features and extensively tie into Apple’s rumored and upcoming cloud service. Is Apple already testing third party apps on this mysterious software? Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 28, 2011
While we haven’t seen a major iOS update in almost a year, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Apple has announced that it will be introducing the world to iOS 5 in June.
Their exact words were, “Join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X.” This leads us to believe that the software won’t be available exactly at that time. So, how long are we going to have to wait for the next major firmware release? Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 20, 2011
According to a report from Reuters, Apple is scheduled to begin production of the iPhone 5 in July/August with a September release. This news coincides with other reports that Apple will push back the next generation iPhone’s launch to a later fall date.
It is unclear as to why Apple is not following the usual summer release schedule for the iPhone, but all signs point to a different roadmap for 2011. The iPhone 5 is reported to have a faster processor and look very similar to the current iPhone 4. Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 11, 2011
The latest in iPhone 5 rumors claims that Apple won’t be starting mass production of the iPhone 5 until September, which corroborates previous reports that Apple won’t be unveiling the device at WWDC this summer.
If production doesn’t start until September, Apple could be waiting to unveil and announce ship dates for the next gen iPhone at their annual September event. Although iOS 5 will be previewed this summer, there could be an official launch of Apple’s new software alongside an iPhone 5 announcement later this year… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 5, 2011
If you’re confused about release dates surrounding the iPhone 5, you’re not the only one. In classic fashion, rumors have been flying left and right about when Apple’s next gen iPhone will be announced.
Originally, reliable sources said that, unlike Apple’s previous track record, there would be no iPhone 5 announcement at WWDC this June. Several authoritative sources all agreed that Apple would not release the iPhone 5 during the typical summer time frame.
Yesterday, a report from a Korean site claimed that Apple would in fact have a hardware announcement at WWDC in June. This claim directly opposed the previous consensus that Apple would hold off on the iPhone 5 launch. And it appears that the recent, Korean-based rumor is false…
By Alex Heath on Apr 4, 2011
A report from the Korean site ETNews.co.kr claims that Apple will release the iPhone 5 on the 4th week of June. This rumor directly opposes the previous claim from TechCrunch that Apple would push back the iPhone 5 announcement to later this fall.
ETNews bases this report on inside knowledge that Korean wireless providers SK Telecom and KT will be the first to carry Apple’s next iPhone. Will we see an iPhone 5 hardware announcement at WWDC this summer after all? Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 30, 2011
The latest in iPhone 5 rumors comes from a Chinese supply chain. Macotakara.jp has claimed that Apple hasn’t even started ordering components for its next gen iPhone.
We’ve already heard that the iPhone 5 probably won’t be announced this June at WWDC, and that the release date could be pushed back to a fall 2011 date. If Apple hasn’t ordered parts for the iPhone 5, there’s almost no way that we’ll see a new iPhone this year… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 29, 2011
We recently told you about the rumor that Apple won’t unveil iOS 5 until later this fall. Apple announced the details about this year’s WWDC event, and multiple sources are claiming that we won’t see any hardware announcements from Apple this summer.
On the iOS 5 front, rumors suggest that Apple will be heavily integrating voice commands into the next major iteration of iOS. The focus looks to be on voice search, considering Apple bought a little voice search company called Siri one year ago… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 28, 2011
A series of new developments has shed some light on Apple’s product roadmap for the coming year. First, we thought that Apple would be holding a media event in April for iOS 5 and MobileMe. TechCrunch followed up on those rumors by saying that iOS 5 would be pushed back to the fall, and that the iPhone 5 would be released this summer running a version of iOS 4.
Today, Apple announced the dates and information for their annual World Wide Develepors Conference this June. Apple’s focus for WWDC this year will clearly be on software, and, unless they’ve got a big surprise up their sleeve, we probably won’t see the iPhone 5 launch during the expected time frame… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 28, 2011
A couple of day ago, Alex told you about the rumors surrounding iOS 5, the iPhone 5, and more. Now it looks like some of those rumors are beginning to materialize.
Apple announced today that their annual Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off just a couple weeks shy of summer: June 6th.
The five day conference is a gathering of some of the biggest and brightest minds in the Apple development world, and in the past it has been ground zero for some of Apple’s biggest hardware unveilings as well.
This year, the big focus will of course be on Mac OS X Lion and another little release that goes by the name of iOS 5.
Check inside for the full press release… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 26, 2011
Some news has surfaced concerning iOS 5 and Apple’s roadmap for the coming year. According to M.G. Siegler of TechCrunch, Apple is going to push back the release of iOS 5.0 to this fall, and the iPhone 5 will launch with a version of iOS 4.x.
Speculation has been that Apple would hold a media event next month for an iOS 5 preview and MobileMe revamp, but TechCrunch’s sources claim otherwise… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 1, 2011
Apple will be holding an iPad-centric event tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center in San Fransisco, California. Honestly, that’s all anyone knows at this point.
In the calm before the storm, speculation based on rumors based on leaks are all there is to go on. There’s a good chance that Apple will address other products like MobileMe.
General consensus is that we’ll also see a preview of iOS 5.0. An iOS 5 tease wouldn’t be a stretch, especially with the probable release of the iPhone 5 this June.
By Alex Heath on Feb 19, 2011
Rumors regarding the next iteration of the iPhone have been flying left and right. If you’ve been following the rumor mill, you know that there’s a lot of potential innovations to be implemented into Apple’s next iPhone.
Will Apple release several different iPhone models at once? Will the next iPhone be considerably smaller than its predecessors? Will Apple release the iPhone 5 on all carriers with a universal baseband?
These, among others, are all questions being asked about the next iPhone. Let’s examine the rumors and try and make sense of it all…
By Sebastien Page on Feb 8, 2011
Will Apple announce the iPhone 5 – or whatever its name will be – on June 5? That’s what this screenshot taken from the Moscone Center website reveals with the usual “Corporate Meeting” placeholder. Historically, Apple has always held its iPhone announcement in early June, so there is no reason for that to change.
The only oddity is that the event supposedly would start on a Sunday, whereas iPhone announcements happened on Mondays in the past… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 21, 2011
Rumors about the iPhone 5 and iOS 4.3 have been running rampant lately. While a lot of “leaks” and speculation has been made about Apple’s major upcoming version of iOS, not much has been said about the iPhone 5′s hardware. All we’ve heard is a report from Engadget that the iPhone 5 will be a “total redesign” of the current version.
The mysterious device is rumored to have Apple’s new A5 CPU processor, a universal baseband for all carriers, and a larger display with no home button. No specific launch date has been set, and apparently only the head honchos at Apple have access to iPhone 5 prototypes.
The iPhone 5 was rumored to have hit the testing stage back in October of 2010, so it’s not a stretch to say that field testing units are in circulation at Cupertino. Apple has yet to divulge any direct information about the iPhone 5, but a new report claims that we won’t be seeing a product launch before summer. That is, unless one gets left in a bar again…