Presumably ahead of the announcement of the next iPhone at this year's WWDC, Apple has kicked off its iPhone upgrade event in an effort to get owners of older models to upgrade to the iPhone 5s or 5c. "It's a beautiful time for an upgrade," iPhone 4s owners are being told in e-mails from Apple, and signs with the same message were spotted in Apple retail stores as early as last week.
Nokia's smartphone division may have been officially acquired by Microsoft two weeks ago, but that doesn't mean that the long-time Apple rival gets to enjoy the Finnish smartphone maker's talent as well. Indeed, based on a series of tweets from earlier today that were first spotted by Engadget, former Nokia camera engineering executive Ari Partinen is headed to Cupertino.
Is there some kind of class distinction between iOS and Android users? A new study says yes, and actually draws a line in the sand based on what each type of device owner prefers to drink and their preferred method of travel.
The word on the street is that the next iPhone and iOS 8 will boast a heavy emphasis on health, but a new report from the University of Houston (via 9to5Mac) shows that you achieve some impressive medical feats with the existing models. According to the study, a researcher from the university developed an app that can detect melanoma with an accuracy rate of 85 percent based on early tests.
Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
When it comes to selling things online, it’s no surprise that the top dog is Amazon, which movedsome $67.8 billion worth of products in 2013 and derives all of its income from digital storefronts. However, there’s a new #2 in town, and according to trade publication Internet Retailer (via The Wall Street Journal), that’s none other than Apple.
Beats Music made a nice splash into the streaming music service pool earlier this year with distinctive features and great recommendation functions, but the iOS version was previously limited to iPhone for its first few months of existence. Luckily, that changed today as the Dr. Dre-backed app became fully universal, delivering full-screen iPad functionality in the process.
Following photos of a reported iPhone 6 dummy model that appeared online yesterday, a new video featuring a mock-up based on rumored specs for Apple’s next smartphone provides the best look yet at what a larger, yet slimmer iPhone may look like. The mock-up seen in the clip falls in line with the many different rumors that have spread in recent weeks, and shows a sleeker build for the device than the iPhone 5s, with rounded edges more in line with the 5c and iPod touch.
The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
Pretty much everyone expects an iPhone 6 to arrive later this year, and judging from the number of leaks that have been popping up on the radar, it could be sooner than later. The latest is a physical mockup for the reportedly 4.7-inch handset, with a larger 5.5-inch model also said to be in the cards. But why speculate on the future when we've got some tasty tidbits of news right here in our overnight recap...?