Happy New Year from iDB!

iDB New Years

It’s now 2013 here in the U.S., and the iDB team would like to wish you, our readers, a very happy New Year! Thank you for continuing to allow us to do what we love every day, as none of this would be possible without your support.

2012 was a big year for us, as it was once again for Apple. It refreshed several products, introduced new ones and made some major internal changes. And while we’re sad the year has come to an end, we’re very excited for 2013…

Looking back

Apple spent most of 2012 pushing its product lines back to the front of the pack. Its third generation iPad, which was released in March, brought with it a Retina display and LTE support. And Apple later added the popular 4G tech to its iPhone line, as well as its all-new iPad mini.

It wasn’t all roses for the Cupertino company though — it also took a lot of heat over supplier labor conditions, iOS 6 Maps, and a major executive shakeup, which included the ousting of its SVP of iOS Software Scott Forstall.

As for iDB, aside from the internal and subtle front-facing site improvements we made this year, we also added two regular writers to our team:  and Jim Gresham. Both of them are extremely talented, and have added a tremendous amount of depth to our site’s content. We couldn’t be happier to have them on board for 2013.

Looking forward

We have every reason to think that the new year will bring about many surprises on the Apple news front. The company recently threw its annual refresh cycle out the window when it updated its 6-month old iPad, along with just about every other product in a two-month span.

Additionally, talk of new Apple products continues to swirl, with chatter in the TV and internet radio industries becoming particularly intense. Word has it that we could see at least one, if not both, of these rumors materialize in 2013.

And the new year is already looking great for iDB. As most of you have probably heard by now, our very own Jim Gresham will be heading to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, where he will be providing all kinds of hands-on coverage of the year’s new tech. Expect to see the latest in everything from phones and tablets, to television sets.

Again, we want to thank all of you for your faithful support. Whether you’ve been following the site for years, or you just stumbled across us last month, we want to say that we appreciate you and we hope you’ll stick around.

Here’s to 2013!