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iOS 4 Golden Master SDK released to developers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 4 GM seed

For all you iPhone and devs out there, the iPhone Developer Portal has just been updated with the iOS GM seed, alongside the GM seed of the iOS 4 SDK. Remember, iPhone OS has been renamed iOS, for anyone who is confused. The software build is 8A293, while the SDK build is 10M2262. Apple announced earlier today at that iOS 4 will officially launch on June 21, available as a free upgrade for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch users—and that’s the first time that a major update to iOS has been made available for free to the iPod touch! The launches three days later.


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iTunes 9.2: Sync iBooks to iPhone, Organize PDFs, App Folders

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Music, Software

iTunes 9.2

Apple has released a beta version of iTunes 9.2 to developers, and the feature list seems to be almost exclusively related to . The next version of iTunes will allow you to sync the , sync iBooks to and from the iPhone and iPod touch, organize and sync PDFs to iBooks, and organize your apps into folders in iTunes and then sync everything over to your device. Other improvements are there to make iTunes faster, both in scrolling, and in backing up your iOS 4 devices.

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Safari 5: Extensions, Reader, HTML5, Bing. Oh, and it’s fast.

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Software

Safari 5 features

Apparently, the release of Safari 5 wasn’t big enough to be mentioned in the this morning, but nevertheless, the company has launched a fully-updated version of its browser. So, what’s new? Quite a bit, actually. First, Safari 5 is much faster—it runs Javascript 25% faster than Safari 4, is twice as fast as Firefox on the Mac, and is even 3% faster than Chrome. So yeah, it’s fast. There’s also a new feature called Safari Reader. If you hit a web page that has an article on it, you can hit the Reader icon, and the article will be overlaid over the site in a very readable fashion. Another biggie is the addition of a bunch of extra HTML5 features. As we know, Apple is all about supporting HTML5 as a platform, and they are putting their money where their mouth is by having Safari 5 be the browser with the most HTML5 support at the moment. Oh, and for those of you who want more choice in your search bar, Safari 5 offers Bing as a search option, built-in, alongside Google and Yahoo! Search.

You can download Safari 5 now.

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Apple iPhone 4 in pictures

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Features, Handhelds

iPhone 4 5 megapixel camera

has put together a bunch of press shots that show off the device in ways that all those previous leaked images didn’t. We’ve gathered them all for you and put them into our iPhone 4 image gallery. Go ahead and take a look!

Gallery: Apple iPhone 4 in pictures


iPhone 4: $199 on June 24, FaceTime video chat, HD video recording

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds

iPhone 4 features

Today at , Apple finally announced the . Obviously, the leaks have been coming hot and heavy over the past month, but hey, now that it’s official, let’s take a look at the rundown on all the specs of what is obviously the most feature-packed iPhone to date:

  • Glass on front and back, with a stainless steel bezel
  • The steel bezel doubles as the antenna system for HSDPA/UMTS/HSUPA/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1, and 802.11b/g/n
  • It’s got a 960x640 LED-backlit display that is rated at 326ppi, which Apple refers to as a Retina Display. It boasts IPS technology and an 800:1 contrast ratio.
  • On the inside, the iPhone 4 is powered by the Apple A4 chip.
  • 5-megapixel camera that also records HD 720p video at 30 frames per second
  • LED flash
  • A second, VGA-quality front camera which can be used for self-portraits and video at 30 frames per second.
  • FaceTime video chat. Connect with other iPhone 4 users and use the front camera to chat using video.
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Noise cancellation built-in

This is obviously the most ambitious iPhone upgrade that Apple has ever done, and it looks awesome. Battery life has also been improved, now offering 7 hours of 3G talk time (14 hours on EDGE.) The iPhone 4 is also just 0.37-inches thin, 25% thinner than the iPhone 3GS.

The iPhone 4 will be available in either white or black, starting at $199 for the 16GB model, or $299 for the 32GB model, with two-year contract. AT&T has bumped up upgrade eligibility of a bunch of customers, so if you were eligible for an upgrade anytime in the next six months, you should be good to go if you wanna grab a new iPhone 4! Oh, and the iPhone 3GS has been dropped down to $99 and will only be available in 8GB. You’ll be able to pre-order your iPhone 4 starting on June 15, and the device will be available in the USA, France, Germany, UK, and Japan at launch, with 18 more countries to follow in July.

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FaceTime: Video chat come to iPhone 4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cameras, Cell Phones

FaceTime

Apple just announced that the will include a new video chatting feature called FaceTime. FaceTime allows you to chat with other iPhone 4 owners on video, using the front-facing camera on the device. In order to initiate, you must first make a phone call to the person you want to chat with. Once you are connected, you can then go into a video call. Both parties must be connected to Wi-Fi in order for it to work. Very cool.


iPhone OS 4 renamed iOS 4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software

Apple has decided to retire the iPhone OS name with version 4.0, as they’ve just announced at the keynote. The new name will be iOS 4. It makes perfect sense, since the runs iOS as well (as does the iPod touch,) and isn’t a phone.


iPhone 4 is official! (Yep, that’s the name!)

iPhone 4 design

Real quick - we will be giving you the full rundown of the in just a few, but we figured we’d let you know that Apple has officially named the 2010 version of the phone ‘iPhone 4.’ There you have it!


iBooks Enhancements: Native PDF support, notes, bookmarks

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

iBooks PDF support

During his keynote, Steve Jobs announced some upcoming enhancements to the iBooks app. The biggest, by our estimation, is the addition of native PDF support. You’ll be able to drag PDFs into iTunes to have them sync up with iBooks. In order to keep things nice and tidy, PDFs will even have their own bookshelf. Other enhancements include one-touch bookmarking of a page, as well as the ability to add notes. The notes appear as post-it notes on a page. These are in addition to the currently available highlighting. Very nice.

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Last minute iPhone HD rumor: Amazing on-device video editing?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors

iPhone Hd video editing

kicks off in just a few minutes, and our pal Robert Scoble just posted a hot rumor regarding today’s iPhone announcement. He was told that Apple will be showing off video editing on the iPhone that would blow us all away. We are pretty sure that the iPhone will record high definition video for the first time, but now we are curious about what we will be seeing as it pertains to editing on the device. We will find out shortly!


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