As much as we wanted to believe pie-in-the-sky rumors of iWatches and iTVs, 2013 played out pretty much according to script. But 2014 is wide open — and something tells me it's going to be a huge year for Apple. So what does Apple have in its bag of tricks?
[UPDATED] There may have been new Macs, apps and the surprise announcement that OS X Mavericks would be free, but the iPads were definitely the star of Apple's special Oct. 22 event. There weren't a ton of new features to speak of, but Apple still managed to make all of our old iPads and iPad minis feel obsolete. Here's a look at everything that's changed.
Assuming Apple is holding the rumored media event next Tuesday, Oct. 22, the media should start receiving invites today, but the rumor mill is abuzz with potential release dates for the hardware expected to be unveiled there.
It's one more rumorific round up of the news before next week's unveiling of the latest and greatest iPhone hardware. Will there be surprises? Should Apple pull a "one more thing"? And what about the iPad? Will we be seeing anything on that score soon? That and more in this week's speculative edition of The Week's Hottest news.
Many of the leaks we've seen over the last few months have featured the iPhone, but today iPad fans get their treat. As reported by TechCrunch, Unbox Therapy managed to get their hands on an alleged case for the iPad 5. If it's really an iPad 5 case, it looks as though it borrows heavily from the lessons learned from the iPad mini, as predicted by previous leaks.
While Apple already has a retail store in Tokyo, Japan, a new report claims a second store could join it in the months ahead -- and also suggests that the company may indeed unveil a new iPad alongside its new iPhone.
If you've been eyeballing those "chat heads" from the Android-based Facebook Home with envy, fear not: Facebook has you covered with a new iOS update on Tuesday. (Or rather, they will when the feature actually rolls out to everyone over the next few weeks.) But it was a classic Tuesday for Apple as well, with a host of Mac updates. Before you go download them all, get a quick refresher course with today's recap!
Everybody loves free, and today we've got not one, but two newly-free products up for grabs. Everpix Free promises to trump Photo Stream by storing a year's worth of photos absolutely free, while Boinx has made its previously paid photo collage app free thanks to iAds. Not enough free for you? Go download new updates to iBooks and Google Maps. There, you're welcome...