Take this one with a grain of salt, but a new report claims that Apple may slip out a modest iOS 4.3.1 update in the next two weeks, mostly to squash a few bugs -- and probably squash jailbreak attempts as well.
It’s hard to imagine Apple’s future products without Jonathan Ive behind them, but recent reports claimed the iconic designer planned a return to his U.K. home turf -- rumors that are now being called false.
It seems to be rumor Friday around these parts. iLounge is alleging that Apple plans to do a major MobileMe revamp for next month, including making it free. Their source, who remains unnamed, works for a major educational institution and says that Apple is telling students to sign up for the 60-day trial to cover the gap between now and when the free service will become available.
Word from Foxconn headquarters is that Apple's fifth-generation iPhone has been spotted, and that it is allegedly slated for mass production any day now. It also -- apparently -- looks like a descendent of the Terminator.
It may be iPad 2 day, but that doesn’t mean that speculation about the next iPhone can’t also be newsworthy. If recently released engineering diagrams are to be believed, the iPhone 5 may indeed have a larger, edge-to-edge screen.
Almost keeping with tradition from last year, where no sooner did we get the first generation of the iPad, we then saw an announcement about iOS 4 shortly thereafter. If the Google translation of a recent posting on German site Macerkopf.de is to be believed, April should bring us not only a glimpse of iOS 5, but also the long awaited MobileMe redo, again on the heels of an iPad release.
Never mind the fact that the iPad 2 hasn’t even left the launch pad yet (pun intended) -- the rumor mill is already moving on to the iPhone 5, which could replace the glass back with aluminum as well as feature a redesigned antenna to put the “death grip” to rest once and for all.
As the old saying goes: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! At least that seems to be the thinking at BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, who seems to be pondering a move to bring their popular BlackBerry Messenger software to Google’s Android -- and later down the line, even iOS.
Oh come on, don’t look so surprised -- you didn’t really think we’d make it all the way to an Apple product announcement today without at least one last-minute leaked photo, did you? No one is saying this is the real next-gen iPad, but feel free to savor the flavor while we wait for the real deal anyway.
There's never a shortage of speculation surrounding an Apple product launch or update. The release of iOS 4.3 is no exception. Since iOS 4.2.1 became available for download, the Internet has kept itself busy trading in rumors, scrutinizing build notes, and picking apart the code of iOS 4.3 test builds in the hope that doing so might reveal what was next for Apple's trusty mobile operating system. Most likely, all will be revealed at this week's Apple Event. But do you really want to wait that long to find out what Cupertino has in store for us? Of course not. To that end, we've put together a list of what we know so far about the next iteration of iOS. The short version? It's gonna be awesome.