Apple's special media events - where do we start? The hype - tremendous. The anticipation - unrivalled. The gadgets unveiled - revolutionary? Or distinctly average? Or somewhere in between? Perhaps just, well, you know, good - without being particularly earth-moving.
The release of a new major version of Apple's mobile operating system always brings with it a fair amount of uncertainty for those individuals who prefer their Apple mobile experience to have a jailbroken slant on it. Firmware point upgrades often represent minimal change and are often used by Apple as an attempt to close certain holes in the firmware that have been used by the jailbreak development teams to bypass their security in the previous iOS version. In most circumstances it generally doesn't take that long to produce and release a jailbreak for a mid-range firmware upgrade.
If you didn't manage to catch the coverage of today's Apple event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, you'll be pleased to know it's available to watch right now for your viewing pleasure.
Apple has announced the iPhone 5 today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. It’s been one of the most boring smartphone announcement events this writer has ever followed live, as most of the things Apple has discussed so far were leaked into the blogosphere weeks and months before the company’s representatives went onstage.
If you are a registered developer on the official iOS development program, the time has come to head on over to the developer center and see exactly what Apple has in store for us, with iOS 6 GM for iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod touch and Apple TV just been seeded on the Dev Center.
Apple has put us all out of our smartphone related misery and finally announced the details of the sixth-generation iPhone, and is dubbed the iPhone 5. After months of intense speculation surrounding the multiple leaked parts and component images that have been flying around the net, Tim Cook and his team have finally lifted the lid on the smartphone that they hope will lead them into the new year in the top spot. Many of the new iPhone's included features are in line with what we expected, although as always Apple have managed to slip in a few little additions.
It’s been a somewhat exciting keynote so far, as Apple has announced a good bunch of new products: the bigger, faster, but slimmer iPhone 5 with its support for 4G LTE, the lighting fast new dock connector, slick new version of iTunes, and the new iPod touch and nano with their welcome refreshes. Another product which was announced are the new earphones. Check them out after the jump.
Although I presume most of you consider yourselves to be technology fans, it seems like the majority of us are particularly drawn in by hardware, as opposed to software. While it's the devices that invariably make the headlines, the associated applications play a huge part in their success, and in terms of Apple-designed devices, the iTunes desktop app has played a pivotal role in its success.
The last couple of months consisted of intense speculation surrounding Apple as a company, with a lot of that attention being paid to the fact that they were planning on holding this media event that would feature a number of yet undisclosed product announcements. As is usually the case when these kinds of events are on the horizon, there is always going to be one major announcement with the possibility of the company introducing a few smaller, but still notably important products to the masses.
With the iPhone 5 having just been announced, many of you will be desperate to get your hands on the device, and Apple has just revealed it will be available to preorder from September 14th, which is the coming Friday, while shipping is set for September 21st.