When Steve Jobs took the wraps off the iPhone back in 2007, he described it as, among other things, a "widescreen iPod with touch controls." But when we finally got our hands on one, we realized that wasn't exactly true. Sure, it was wider than any of the iPods at the time, but it wasn't quite widescreen--rather, the iPhone utilized a 3.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, closer to a standard-definition television set than an HD one.
The rumor mill is surely heating up but we take everything with a grain of salt around here. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that. But where Apple is in the news there's always going to be sparks. Here's ten stories that we found hot on the site this week.
So, maybe Apple isn't making an HDTV after all? We'd actually be okay with that right now, given that Cupertino has plenty of cool stuff on their plate for the rest of the year, and frankly we're kind of sick of hearing analysts fawn over the possibility. (We're also not quite yet ready to buy a new HDTV for our own living room, so… just a little bit longer, hmm'kay, Apple?) This and several other stories make up our recap for this funky Friday, August 24, 2012.
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.