Apple CEO Tim Cook told Brian Williams Apple will manufacture an entire lineup of Macs in the United States in 2013. When asked by Williams why Apple "can't be a made in America company" Cook replied that the engine and glass of the iPhone are produced in America, before adding ""we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States". Cook did not specify what lineup of Macs Apple will produce in the U.S. The entire interview will air on December 6, at 10 pm / 9c on NBC's Rock Center.
Two weeks ago a location tracking issue with iOS 4 GPS enabled devices came to light when data researchers discovered a file within the operating system that contained data about the phone's whereabouts. Not only did the file contain the phone's physical coordinates along with timestamps, but it was discovered that this information was transferred to iTunes every time a synch was performed. At the time Apple made no comments as to the purpose of the file or how to disable it. Most speculation leaned toward the file having something to do with future projects involving location based advertising. Whatever the case, there was a lot of media coverage and such Big Brother-ish activity raised concerns for consumers, so Apple has decided to address the issue with the next iOS update, iOS 4.3.3.
According to BGR's source at Apple, with iOS 4.3.3 the data file will no longer be backed up on iTunes when a synch is performed. The size of the location database will be reduced and it will be entirely
Just like its predecessors, the announcement of the iPhone 5 has spawned no shortage of speculation and rumors. The good Frenchmen at Nowhere Else have gathered them all and displayed them in a chart along with probabilities for each rumor. Some of the rumors seem like definites, some seem more likely than others, some sound like plain crazy talk.
Among the plethora of rumors is an upgrade from a 5 Mpx camera (currently in the iPhone 4) to an 8 Mpx camera, a bigger screen (4" - 5" diagonal) and better resolution. The glass back may be replaced with brushed metal and the overall design may be similar to the iPad 2. The Home button may be dropped, 64 Gb models may be available as well as full... (view full chart after jump)
A recent article on the iPad blog, The iPad Guide, details the contents of a recent letter to investors from Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek which reports that the launch of the Apple iPad will be either delayed up to a full month or limited to the United States only. Though unconfirmed, the letter from Misek warns investors that Apple may have less than a third of the 1 million unit iPad inventory it has announced it would have come the March iPad release date.
The source of the delay is an "unspecified production problem" leading to production bottlenecks that is greatly reducing the number of units being produced by
As the rivalry heats up between Apple and Google, Apple has entered talks with Microsoft to replace Google with Bing as the iPhone's default search engine. With Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Apple's board the two companies have partnered in the past, but he is no longer on the board and there is now direct competition between the two giants.
Google's introduction of the Android OS was the first sign that a serious rivalry was in the making. Now Google has introduced the Nexus One, a mobile device that will directly compete with the iPhone in the smart phone market. Apple has pushed back by getting involved in ad placement on its mobile devices, which is Google ad-serving territory. Apple has also recently refused to approve two Google apps
Some new rumors about Apple's newest incarnation of the iPhone have surfaced in the past 24 hours concerning a release date and details on some of the new features. According to a source closely connected to Apple's hardware team the iPhone 2009 is set to launch on July 17th.
Although some are describing the upgrade as "minor," judge for yourself... The new iPhone will supposedly be equipped with an OLED screen, which in my opinion is pretty major. OLEDs emit light,
It looks like some of the next generation iPhone's specs are beginning to show up around the web. Macrumors has apparently been monitoring the Chinese forum Weiphone and has found something of note - a screenshot and a list of some features and specs.
Earlier this month a forum poster on Weiphone.com uploaded what is claimed to be a screenshot from a next generation iPhone with a "MB717LL" model number. It appears to have 32 GB of storage. The original poster also made a few other claims... In addition to the 32 gigs of storage the new iPhone will have a 600MHz CPU Speed (up from 400MHz) and 256MB RAM (up from 128MB). The phone will also
Ever since the iPhone 3.0 beta firmware came out users have been digging through the configuration files looking for clues to future upgrades. A lot of evidence, including files for video uploading and editing, has been found that suggests video recording will be available in future versions. The latest discovery pretty much confirms the existence of a video recorder. This screenshot was found in the latest iPhone 3.0 beta:
This shows a new iPhone camera interface with a toggle for video recording (notice the video camera icon in the bottom right). You can switch between still shots and video recording. This interface is not accessible by default in the current 3.0 beta, but apparently with a few modifications to the configuration
In a preview of the new iPhone OS 3.0 today, Apple showed off some of the features we can expect in the new software, which will be available in June.
The best new feature, in my humble opinion, is the MMS support. The days of going to viewmymessage.com and typing in a user name and password simply to view a pic your friend sent you will finally be over. Also you won't have to come up with excuses as to why the iPhone doesn't support MMS while every other piece of crap phone on the market does. Now you can both send and receive MMS messages. Unfortunately for those with the first generation model, MMS support will only be available for the iPhone 3G due to hardware limitations. 3.0 also brings cut, copy and paste capability to
Speculation about a possible iPhone Nano, a smaller version of Apple's top selling mobile device, has been gaining momentum in recent months. Reports of manufacturers listing accessories for the iPhone Nano among their products have bolstered the rumors.
Case manufacturer Vaja recently listed the iPhone Nano on its website as one of the devices for which it makes cases. Apparently, after reports of this spread, the listing was taken down. Chinese case manufacturer XSKN also listed the iPhone Nano among the devices for which it manufactures