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Apple’s WWDC 2011 a lock for June 6-10

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

WWDC 2011

Apple has anounced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will run from June 6 to June 10 in San Francisco, with a focus on iOS and Mac OS.

"At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a statement. "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss."

Apple promised demonstrations of the new kinds of apps that developers can build using Apple's frameworks and more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mobile app developers can "explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS" while Mac developers "will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities," Apple said.

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Apple not releasing iOS 5 until fall, according to rumor mill

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Rumors, Software

iOS 5 delay

Sources have tipped off Techcrunch's MG Siegler that the latest incarnation of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 5, might not hit consumer devices until fall. What's the big deal, you ask? The move is unorthodox for Apple: The typical pattern for the company is to announce a new upgrade to its mobile operating system in spring as a precursor to a summer hardware launch of a new iPhone.

There's been no Apple talk of a new operating system thus far—especially during what would have been the ideal timeframe for the chat, Apple's iPad 2 announcement in early March. This tracks with what Siegler's sources are saying, in that Apple is likely to hold off on iOS 5 until fall. The presumption is that Apple would get to chatting about its new mobile OS during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), with the official launch of the new OS version hitting during Apple's annual fall music event.

So where does that leave the iPhone 5? Unclear. While Apple typically releases a new version of iOS concurrently with a new iPhone, the delay of iOS doesn't necessarily mean that new Apple hardware is being pushed back until fall this time around. This is all speculation at this point, although FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger has gone on record to indicate that Apple might not have all of its gears in motion to support its annual summer iPhone launch.

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Bleeding Edge TV 350: iPhone 4 features

announced the two days ago at , and alongside it they released a video that highlights all the new features of the device. Get a look at Facetime, the iPhone 4 video calling technology, as well as high definition 720p video recording. Even more interesting is that iMovie for iPhone will be coming to the platform, which will allow you to edit videos directly on your iPhone, edit them with transitions and everything, and then upload it straight to YouTube.

Hit the video above for all the highlights on the iPhone 4.


iPhone 4 AT&T Pricing: Everything You Need to Know

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

iPhone 4 Pricing

Okay, we’ve now got the skinny on what it will cost you to buy an , regardless of what situation you are in and your existing contract status. Here’s the breakdown:

If your upgrade date is anytime from now through December 31, 2010, you qualify for an early upgrade and get best pricing on the iPhone 4. That means you can buy the 16GB model for $199, or the 32GB model for $299 with new two-year contract.

Now, if your upgrade date is January 1, 2011 or later, then you qualify for an early update price, which is $399 for the 16GB model, and $499 for the 32GB iPhone 4 with new two-year contract.

Lastly, there are those who just don’t want to be tethered to AT&T, and would rather just buy the phone outright with no commitment. That’s fine too. If that’s you, then you’ll pay $599 for the 16GB model, or $699 for the 32GB model.

So there you have it—you’ve got two weeks to decide!


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 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!


Netflix announced for iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Entertainment, New Apps, Free Apps

Netflix for iPhone

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took the stage this morning at to announce that Netflix would officially be coming to the iPhone. The app will support continuing movies that you’ve started watching on other devices right where you left off, and will also include all of the Netflix home page functionality right in the app as well. Adaptive bitrate technology will optimize the data stream, even while on the go. Expect Netflix for iPhone to ship this summer.


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