Hey guys, some cool news! It looks like Apple has finally given into people’s demands and we now have an option to choose how we want to use the orientation lock!
Welcome back orientation switch!
Also, a new FaceTime icon has been spotted!read more
[UPDATE] The new HotSpot feature is indeed on the GSM iPhones in iOS 4.3! screenshot below!
[UPDATE 2X] Apparently, you can multi-task using multitouch now!
“Test Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad
This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums.”
[UPDATE 3X] The iPhone 3G & iPod touch 2nd Generation will NOT be receiving iOS 4.3 or anything else.
Hey guys, looks like rumors and leaks about iOS 4.3 are 100% true. iOS 4.3 brings a bunch of new functionality.
The main new functionalities are mostly AirPlay related. Now, developers will be able to take advantage of AirPlay APIs and put them into their 3rd party applcations.
[UPDATED] Also, the HotSpot tethering feature IS in this build. Also, the build number for iOS 4.3 beta 1 is, in fact, the build number that was leaked to BGR earlier today.
Also, iOS 4.3 adds 4 & 5 finger gesture support for the iPad!
iOS 4.3 beta is available for iPad, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th Gen, Apple TV 2nd Gen, iPhone 3G [S], and iPod touch 3rd gen.read more
Hey guys, well everyone and their grandmothers know about the Verizon iPhone, the headline has been sweeping the nation in the past 28 hours and has sent shivers throughout AT&T (even if they don’t want to publicly admit it). However, we now have information on how this all went down internally at Verizon and Apple.
Verizon’s executives sent the media an insider look at what all happened in bringing the iPhone onto the Verizon network. Here’s what they had to say:
“The Verizon cell towers on Apple’s campus disclosed by Steve Jobs last July were in fact installed to enable testing of the CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s network.”
The companies erected Verizon cellular towers at Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters to check the phone’s signal and avoid the reliability troubles of the iPhone at AT&T.
“Engineers from Apple and Verizon worked very closely together throughout product development, with a top Verizon engineer spending more than a year working directly on Apple’s campus and Apple engineers being provided with ‘their own laboratory to play with’ at Verizon.”
“Negotiations were primarily handled by McAdam and Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, with input from Jobs and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg as needed.”
“We probably worked six or nine months on the technical side of this and saw we could make this work. Then we did the commercial side. The commercial deal took us a day.”
“Verizon and Apple also had to reach an understanding about the prominence Verizon’s branding would have on the device, with the iPhone carrying no external Verizon logo and no preinstalled applications or custom software changes promoting the carrier.”
“To reach a deal, Apple and Verizon had to reconcile different approaches to branding. Verizon puts its stamp on other manufacturers’ devices, including phones from Research In Motion Ltd. and Motorola. By contrast, only Apple’s name appears on the iPhone.”
“They don’t put a lot of logos on their phones, so that wasn’t a major issue for us.”
As you can also notice, Apple actually leaked the information about the cell towers during the iPhone 4 keynote’s Q&A session. We all speculated and said that it could be possible for a Verizon iPhone to be in the works, most people in the media just dismissed it as them having Mi-Fi’s on campus.
There you go guys! Pretty cool stuff, Apple usually never reveals any insider details (except a few Steve Jobs, himself, has allowed to go out, like on how the iPhone and iPad were invented).read more
Hey guys, looks like the Verizon iPhone’s “HotSpot” feature isn’t going to be exclusive to Verizon, our GSM iPhones will be receiving the same feature in iOS 4.3 when that hits.
We expect iOS 4.3 to arrive in March and currently carries the build number of 8F5148b and will carry the 04.08.00 baseband on the iPhone 4.
Check out the rest of the images here!read more
Hey guys, yesterday was a great day for us here in the Apple community, the Verizon iPhone was finally announced and is to be released on February 10th! Now, you know what I think (and what Brandon thinks), but let’s take a look at what Jon Stewart and Steve Wozniak have to say about it!
(By request of Viacom, Inc. we are unable to embed the video on our website, however, you can find it on our YouTube channel by clicking here!)read more