One of the caveats for developers when it comes to WWDC, is the chance to be considered in Apple's Apple Design Award Competition, which is a program that recognizes apps that "set the standard for excellence" on Apple's platforms. Quietly announced in today's WWDC details though, was that apps must be included in the App Store by May 23rd in order to be up for an award.
It’s hard to imagine Apple’s future products without Jonathan Ive behind them, but recent reports claimed the iconic designer planned a return to his U.K. home turf -- rumors that are now being called false.
If you don’t know the name Jonathan Ive, you’ve surely seen his work -- which includes pretty much all of Apple’s key products in recent years. But he may soon be doing his work from abroad, as a new report claims the British-born designer wants to return home to England.
If you were up in the wee hours of Wednesday morning -- perhaps too excited to sleep with Macworld Expo 2011 just around the corner -- you may have noticed that Apple’s website got a few subtle tweaks.
Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. As quickly as Apple's legendary, white iPhone 4 appeared on Verizon's iPhone launch page it has vanished. If you listen closely, you can hear your local tech-minded fashionista gentle weeping into their morning cereal.
Perhaps in an effort to lend further legitimacy to the YouTube video that popped up earlier this week showing off parts from a next-generation iPhone, design sketches which appear to be quite similar have now appeared online.
A new uncovered patent shows that Apple is currently working on a new dock connector design that will let you device with multiple orientations (i.e. portrait or landscape). The device appears to be using an inductive connection for both charging and syncing the device. This new design could allow for device case designs that don't interfere with Apple's dock design.
And now for something completely different (compared to all of the negative Nancy news surrounding the iPhone 4). Jonathan Ive, chief designer at Apple, had a bit to say about the sleek design of the new iPhone 4 to Core77, a design magazine and resource blog. "A big part of the experience of a physical object has to do with the materials" he says in the interview. "[At Apple] we experiment with and explore materials, processing them, learning about the inherent properties of the material--and the process of transforming it from raw material to finished product; for example, understanding exactly how the processes of machining it or grinding it affect it. That understanding, that preoccupation with the materials and processes, is [very] essential to the way we work."