The first three months in 2013 have been relatively quiet for Apple, but a new rumor suggests the company is putting its nose to the grindstone on iOS 7 -- potentially even at the expense of the next major OS X update.
Now that most everyone agrees Apple will be introducing the next iPhone in September, the debate seems to now be focused on when the mythical "iPad mini" might make its debut: At the same time or a separate event?
Steve Jobs hated the notion of a tablet with smaller dimensions than the iPad. Just about everyone else seems to love it, especially Amazon: Since launching their 7 inch Kindle Fire late last year, the popular seven inch Android tablet has trounced the competition with it’s low price and respectable catalogue of apps, books, music and video. Has Amazon’s seven inch success story swayed Apple to change their minds about making a smaller version of their market leading iPad? A gazillion tech pundits seem to think so. As the weeks wear on, the whispers about the iPad Mini grow stronger. Here’s what everyone thinks they know so far...
Despite the protests of Apple executives -- most prominently, the late Steve Jobs -- it appears that a smaller iPad isn’t just the stuff of unicorns and fairy tales. Would you believe that a prototype actually exists somewhere in a Cupertino lab?
Well, once again, it was kind of slow iPhone news week, as iPods iPods iPods were all the rage (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!), but it's not like no one was talking about it, especially with the new SDK rules that rolled out. Flash on the iPhone? Well, not really, but sorta yeah, if you count apps made in Flash being legit all over again. Thanks, FTC!
We've all heard the endless onslaught of Verizon iPhone rumors. But lost in all the talk, is what exactly would happen if the iPhone actually sold on Verizon's network. Would it be a big event? Would Verizon's network survive? John Gruber of Daring Fireball offers some insight in his latest column.