Now that most everyone agrees Apple will be introducing the next iPhone in September, the debate seems to now be focused on when the mythical "iPad mini" might make its debut: At the same time or a separate event?
And the leaks just keep on coming! By now it should be clear that Apple is having a sixth-generation iPhone assembled in Asia, and you can now add a logic board to your pile of leaked photos from the handset.
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
After months of speculation, pleading, rumors, and faulty divination on the part of tech pundits and Apple fanatics, we may have kind of nailed down a firm date for the unveiling of the next iPhone. What will it look like? What’s it packing? Will we see the release of a smaller iPad on the same day? I don’t know! Neither do you! But let’s talk about it anyway. That's what makes this whole thing so fun.
What's this? Still no OS X Mountain Lion? Fear not, Mac lovers -- it's only Monday, the week is young and there's plenty of other tech news brewing to read about. Why, just look at the next page right here… we've got five groovy stories to cap off the day, so why not dive in and find out what's making headlines for this Monday, July 23, 2012?
Apple CEO Tim Cook and company have yet to step onstage to announce this year's iPhone and already, some entrepreneurial companies in the Far East are taking the hard-earned yuan of their fellow Chinese and sticking it away in their own pockets, promising to one day hook them up with an iPhone 5. If that isn't sad enough, we've got some rumblings of a couple of App Store favorites that may be on life support and more for this Thursday, July 12, 2012.
The iPhone 5 hasn't been officially announced yet, but one of the persistent rumors is that it'll have a 16:9 aspect ratio, stretching the current 960x640 screen to 1136x640, adding 176 extra pixels. This isn't a big deal for scrolling apps, but what about games, which tend to be full-screen, making every pixel count? We asked some developers to comment on the rumor.
A mere three weeks after WWDC, details of the rumored iPhone 5 have already begun to unravel. Early this morning, 9to5Mac reported on the heavily rumored iPhone and Near Field Communication (NFC) hardware combination. Seth Weintraub reports that not only will the iPhone 5 have a bigger display but that it will also include an NFC chip, which has become a popular staple in the Android sphere.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, that’s no guarantee it really is a duck. But when it looks like a duck, too? Well, then we’d probably want to start calling it a duck. Oh, and by the way: We’re not talking about ducks here, we’re talking about an iPhone 5.