Apple’s internal corporate structure saw some slight changed today, with Young Smith being promoted to the top Human Resources position. That position was held by Joel Podolny, who will now focus full-time on Apple University. (more…)
According to a report from The Korea Herald this morning surrounding both Apple’s upcoming iPhone and the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5, the iPhone 6 will sport a new bezel-free display when it launches later this year. While most of the report focused on the Samsung side of things, it was mentioned that the iPhone 6 will be similar to the future Galaxy phone in this way, and that the next iPhone will also of course be shipping with Touch ID. (more…)
In an interview with Richard Nieva of Cnet, Steve Wozniak — co-founder of Apple — made it clear that he doesn’t consider the “cloud” to be safe from government spying. Additionally, the increased reliance upon these systems by companies of all types troubles him: (more…)
The iPhone has a remarkable number of cases available for it. The Otterbox and the Lifeproof cases both tend to be cover the heavy-duty side of the market. Giving an iPhone to a kid/pre-teen/teen/irresponsible adult? You’d better get them a decent case. But which is better, the Otterbox or the Lifeproof case? (more…)
The M7 chip is a great addition to the iPhone and iPad hardware, as it allows the device to record motion data with a high level of accuracy. With M7 Debug, you can watch what the M7 chip is reporting in realtime. Most M7-enabled apps use past history only. M7 Debug is an incredibly simple app, but it’s still interesting to see and use as a way to determine how accurate the M7 chip is in your device.
Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has the exclusive report:
It appears that Apple is planning to build sapphire-crystal displays for future iPhones. This is opposed to this facility building sapphire components for future Apple Touch ID fingerprint readers and caps for camera sensors. The proof that GT Advanced is preparing to manufacture sapphire for displays comes from import/export records. As can be seen in the image above, GT Advanced has ordered Intego Sirius Sapphire Display Inspection Tool components.
Listen is a fantastic new iOS music client. It’s interface focuses exclusively on gestures — if you like playful interfaces, you’ll love this app. It’s currently available for free on the App Store, and I highly suggest checking it out. This is the first version of the app, but it still showcases how fluid an iOS 7 app can feel. It’s a fun way to play music, and downright useful whenever you can’t see the screen — just swipe to skip, swipe to favorite, or tap to pause.
The App Store can be a difficult place for developers to work in. Apps can be pulled for seemingly no explanation at any time, which leaves both developers and customers in a state of confusion. Ecoute, my favorite music player for iOS, recently suffered this fate. Luckily, it will soon be back in Apple’s App Store. (more…)
The Apple TV, what was once considered simply one of Steve Jobs’ hobby projects, might finally receive the attention it deserves in the next couple of months if a report from iLounge is to be believed. Supposedly, the device may be finally getting its own App Store and proper game support, and said features may be coming as soon as March of this year. (more…)