We’re all waiting (im)patiently for our iPads to get a supercharged update to iOS 4, especially now that we’ve been enjoying said update on our iPhones. Apparently, good things will come to those who wait, but despite recent rumors to the contrary, you won’t have to hit your pocket book to get it.
Today is just filled with drama, isn't it? It's all about the he said, she said it seems, and they're all saying it about the iPhone 4. This time, Apple is denying all the hearsay, responding to earlier reports that the company was aware the phone had antennas problems while it was in production.
If you haven’t heard by now, late Wednesday Apple announced that they would be holding a press conference this Friday, July 16 at 10am PST (that’s 1pm for those on the East Coast). All we know is that the topic of discussion is the iPhone 4, which has lit up the Internet with speculation as to exactly what Cupertino may discuss. MacLife.com has decided to throw our own hat into the ring!
Apple released iOS 4.1 to developers on Wednesday, but if a new rumor is to be believed, they may unleash a 4.0.1 update for everyone as early as today to squash some bugs and most notably, address the signal attenuation issue everyone has been talking about.
Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese tech rumor website is at it again, this time stirring up the recent camera-enabled iPod touch theories again, as well as proposing that a new MacBook Air is also cooking in Apple’s labs for the second half of this year.
With the iPhone 4 antenna problems, Apple could have set itself up for a PR nightmare. With Consumer Reports flip-flopping between "Best Smartphone" and "Not Recommended," what will Apple do? Some crisis management people suggest Apple will inevitably issue a recall of the newest iPhone to smooth things over.
Here's a rumor that's exciting, though highly unlikely. According to Digitimes, Apple is reportedly planning on launching two second-generation iPads in varying sizes. The kicker is that both of them would have OLED display screens.
The rumor comes out from Taiwan-based component makers, who claim that the fourth quarter of 2010 will see 5.6- and 7-inch model iPads for the holiday season, and a 9.7-inch device in the first quarter of 2011.
NewTeeVee is reporting that the next generation Apple TV will have 99-cent episode streaming for your favorite television shows. The site's sources say that Apple is attempting to sway TV programmers into offering their popular shows for less than a buck each. The program would work in the same way that iTunes works now; every episode will have a 30 day expiration date, and once the episode begins the user will have 24 hours to finish it up before it expires.
What is Apple going to do with this 3x3cm touch screen? Well, hopefully build another super sweet iDevice. Tw.apple.pro posted a few images of an Apple-branded touch screen, though the screen itself seems a bit tiny. From what we can infer, the screen might be used for a future iPod of some sort, like an iPod touch nano.
You may remember that Apple actually approached Verizon first about being the exclusive iPhone carrier. Verizon, realizing that having a incredibly successful phone would bring network traffic to a screeching halt, wisely said, "Nah, we're cool with the phones we have." So Apple cruised on over to Cingular and hammered out a deal with them. Then Cingular became AT&T, and we all bought iPhones and broke the network in major metropolitan areas.
Since that moment over three years ago--in Internet time, that's 300 years--anyone with even a slight interest in the iPhone, and access to the Internet, has speculated on the iPhone jumping to the Verizon network. Imagine seeing that guy with the glasses doing his whole,"Can you hear me now?" schtick with FaceTime.
That's a million dollar idea Verizon, I expect a large check in the mail when that ad starts being skipped-over via TiVo.
Anywho, in the interest of posterity, we've compiled a handy infograph to outline the current status of the iPhone on Verizon.