If the date on the calendar yesterday rang a bell but you couldn't quite place it, that's probably because Thursday was January 9 -- the fateful day when Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped onto a Macworld keynote stage and introduced the iPhone to the world in 2007. The device is still going strong seven years later, and today's recap offers up one more way to use the latest iPhone 5s, so read on!
In a volley of late-night press releases, e-tailer Amazon unleashed the latest generation of its Kindle Fire tablets, which now includes a seven-inch model starting at a mere $139 and one of the coolest tech support features you're ever likely to see.
It's hard not to picture the twin titans of youth rap, Kriss Kross, singing their classic song "Jump" while reading about T-Mobile's latest shakeup of the U.S. wireless market, which allows customers to upgrade their handset up to twice per year. But if that makes you want to jump, jump, stay seated long enough to get through the rest of today's recap, which is sure to make you wanna jump even more.
Amazon isn't going to take the iPad mini lying down, going on the offensive with a direct comparison between its $199 Kindle Fire HD and Apple's latest $329 media darling -- and they're taking the fight to their website homepage.
With the potential iPad mini rumor still hot and fresh and percolating out there, we expect next week will be a hot week of leaks, "leaks," and speculation from unnamed sources. Heck, we even have a little of that this week. Meanwhile, other tablets are out there, breaking even, and we've got some reviews and some one on one comparisons. So let's go see what happened this week.
While Apple has yet to officially confirm the existence of an "iPad mini," most everyone continues to expect it to debut this month, including The Wall Street Journal, who's now claiming Apple has ordered 10 million of the junior tablets for launch.
Okay, we're gonna briefly touch some other stories this week, but you know what it's all about here on Mac|Life dot com -- the iPhone 5 is our story of the week, just like the whole internet. So in case you weren't glued to the keynote and you haven't followed our regular stream of updates, here's how it went down and here's what you need to know.
The iPhone 5 isn't the only gadget ready to face anxious consumers this morning, as Amazon's new seven-inch Kindle Fire HD is in stock and ready to ship along with the refreshed Kindle Fire and the basic $69 model.