We at Mac|Life all know that iPhones are amazing products, but one thing they're not is waterproof. That much seems obvious, but according to SkyNews (via Cult of Mac) apparently quite a few iPhone users have been fooled by a bogus advertisement claiming that the beloved smartphone simply becomes waterproof by upgrading to iOS 7. You can probably imagine how that went.
As if Samsung's announcement that they would also release a smartphone with a 64-bit chip in the nebulous future wasn't oddly timed enough, AppleInsider reports that the South Korean tech giant has now announced that it plans to release a gold Galaxy S4. The gold in this case will only affect the trim, whereas the front would be available in either pink or brown.
If there's one area where Apple has an undeniably poor record compared to chief competitor Google, it's in the implementation of its Maps app for iOS. It's improved a bit over the last few months after several fixes and acquisitions, but as MacRumors reports (via Alaska Dispatch), it's still apparently so buggy that was recommending that iOS users drive onto a airplane taxiway in order to reach Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska.
We may never know what the "C" actually stands for. There are any number of words that fit the description of the newest member of the iPhone line — the most obvious being "colorful," as used in its tagline — but Apple has been somewhat coy about its true meaning.
I have my own theory. I don't think the "C" stands for any of the words that have been bandied about. I think it's more abstract than an simple adjective, a word or words that speak to the iPhone 5c's importance and what it represents to Apple, something far more personal to its namers than appearance or price.
BlackBerry wasn't the only company yanking software over the weekend: The Apple TV 6.0 update released last Friday was apparently causing bricked devices, but it's back now and… well, same as ever, aside from the bricking.
The security features in iOS 7 have been praised by many who were formerly harsh critics of the few (but nevertheless extant) safeguards against theft on iDevices, including New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. But now that it's out, the NYPD is taking steps to ensure that as many people as possible download the new OS in hopes of curbing New York City's rising iPhone theft epidemic.
If you thought last year's iPhone 5 launch was spectacular with five million units sold, apparently splitting the product line into two new models is capable of nearly doubling that amount in a single weekend.
There's no question about it. We had our hottest story of ever this week with the release of iOS 7. The 90 tips and tricks documented here was so popular you readers CRUSHED our servers. So we'll lead off with that article for the two of you who missed it this week, but please go easy on us, okay?
As more and more people get a chance to tinker around with iOS 7 in the days following its release, even more surprises keep popping up that were never discovered during the long beta period. One of the most notable, as reported by 9to5Mac, is a new feature that allows Wi-Fi and cellular data streams to run run at the same time, presumably to assist with streaming media.
It doesn't take an Apple Store Genius to figure out that kids love iOS devices (and the iPad in particular), which makes it a bit puzzling why it's taken Cupertino so long to create a section just for them.