Despite, at that time, very understandable speculation about the iPhone 3GS losing interest in the eyes of Apple, according to numerous blogs, Apple’s representatives have confirmed that iOS 5 will be compatible with the $49 iPhone. That means that the new OS will support the iPod Touch 3rd and 4th
As you all probably know, Apple’s was live earlier today at WWDC discussing about their newest software updates. Among the many rumored surprises, is the newest version of iOS, the top mobile operating system, iOS 5. It seems Apple doesn’t like to disappoint, the newest version of the iOS is
Along with all of the relatively recent hype about the iPhone 5 not being announced this Summer at WWDC, many rumors have been gaining existence and circulating through the vast press world about what this new phone could actually include. Instead of everyone having to skewer the web to find
This is not a rumor or anything super huge but simply some speculation on my part. Just today I was thinking about something that puzzled me. So I’ll say it straight up right after I give some background information that can back up what I’m about to say. The Verizon
An Apple job posting asking for a new "Engineering Manager (Platform Bring-Up)" leads us to believe that Apple may be planning to bring the iPhone OS and ARM processor to their other devices. For example, doing so with the Apple TV could save a great deal on cost, and it's running a scaled-down version of Mac OS anyway. It could even be a replacement for the parts in the Macbook Air. Moving from Mac OS and Intel chips to the less powerful software and hardware would significantly bring prices down, something that could go a long way to help sales of the now $1000 device.
Processor manufacturer ARM announced its new dual core Cortex-A9 processors capable of breaking the 2GHz barrier and perhaps casting light on future Apple products. Per AppleInsider, the Cortex-A9 MPCore "hard macro implementations" will enable chip makers to create even higher-performance devices from the low-power chips in "high density and thermally constrained environments" that the processors are usually found in, like the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition, the new design consumes less than 250mW per CPU while at peak performance.
There's some cool stuff inside Apple's recently-introduced iPod nano 5G media player, including an incredibly tiny VGA sensor and for those looking to take a gander, the guys at iFixIt have already posted a teardown of the device.
Samsung introduced a new mobile processor core similar to the one in the iPhone 3GS. Nicknamed 'Hummingbird', the chip runs at 1GHz, compared to the 600Mhz chip in the iPhone. Theoretically, such a chip could potentially be used in future iPhone models with only minor changes.
ARM showed off a new chip design that may offer a glimpse at things to come in the iPhone's future at a private event earlier today. At the event, which was part of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, they showed off their new Cortex-A9 architecture, which uses between two and four cores and is the official successor to the iPhone and iPod touch's ARM11 chipset.
Adobe and ARM have both announced that they will be working together to optimize Adobe Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR to work on ARM-powered devices. The optimization specifically focuses on the ARM11 family, which just so happens to be what powers our iPhones.