A few days after its public release, Miley Cyrus summed it all up with a terse tweet to her 14 million followers: I hate the iPhone update. Now, she could be talking about the lack of a natural language engine in Calendar or the less-defined back buttons, but I have to assume her complaints are mainly related to the new color palette Jony Ive used to paint the icons.
In a move that may have made the folks over at Apple wince a little, today President Obama took the opportunity to deflect criticism of the allegedly slow and buggy HealthCare.gov site to compare the site's launch to Apple's recent launch of iOS 7. As we've covered on a least two occasions, iOS 7's public release hasn't been without its share of bugs, but the Cupertino giant was quick to remedy at least one with a patch that landed within the first week of launch.
After months of waiting and mere speculation, a leaked image of what could be Logitech's long-awaited gamepad for the iPhone surfaced today on the @evleaks Twitter account. As TechCrunch reports, @evleaks has a good record when it comes to presenting leaks from companies like Samsung and Nokia, so there's a good chance that what we're seeing is legit.
Last week we reported that Personal Pickeup for the iPhone 5s would resume today, and while that's technically true, you shouldn't expect to be able to waltz into any Apple retail store and be able to leave with one if you ordered one online. The option is available, but in almost every case, the phones themselves are not.
We're all over the map today, folks. There are news stories about Maps, about Apple TV, a fix for a security problem, and the NYPD is on the case. Tons more inside as we all move into our post-iOS 6 world.
The iPhone's come a long way in the seven years since it's been around. According to data compiled by Businessweek, if the iPhone had its own ranking on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it'd be larger by revenue than corporate heavyweights like Boeing, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and McDonald's.
Like many eager iPhone 5s buyers, the device we ordered at 12:01 AM PST last Friday showed up Wednesday, and it took the better part of the day to restore a huge collection of apps from iCloud -- not to mention re-enter all of our passwords. Pro tip for readers: Restoring from an iTunes backup is the better choice! If you choose to encrypt such backups, passwords will be automagically restored at the same time. And with that, on with today's recap!