As you all are probably aware of by now, the iPad 2 was announced at Apple’s press conference on the 2nd. Those of you looking into buying the case this Friday may also be interested in buying a case to accompany your new, and obviously slick, device. Here’s some of
Apple has just posted a streaming QuickTime video of the iPhone OS 4.0 event which took place earlier today. The keynote covers seven major features now included in 4.0, including multitasking, Home screen folders, a much improved Mail application, and much more! Check it out now.
Today Apple announced a developer preview of iPhone OS 4.0. The new OS will be available for developers later today and to consumers this summer. The update provides over 1,500 new APIs for developers and over 100 new user features. Apple focused on seven new iPhone OS 4 features, first and most noteworthy is the ability to run 3rd-party applications in the background via the use of new multitasking APIs.
Apple stated that the reason they held off on multitasking was to avoid performance losses and significant battery drain, and 4.0 provides multitasking features without most of the negative aspects. The multitasking APIs allow applications to run specific services in the background while the full application is suspended. Photos follow below.
Apple has just posted the video from today's keynote in which Steve Jobs introduces the highly-anticipated iPad. The video is 1.5 hours long, is available in low, medium, and high qualities, and requires QuickTime to watch. You can check it out right now at Apple.com.
Today Apple announced their highly anticipated tablet, dubbed the iPad. It'll be available in 60 days and it comes in several size configurations, with the 16GB base-model costing $499. It includes 802.11n wireless networking, a 9.7" multi-touch screen, speakers, microphone, Bluetooth, accelerometer, and compass. It appears to run a modified version of the iPhone OS, presumably iPhone OS 3.2. It'll run current iPhone apps without modification, although an SDK has been announced to build native apps. Additionally, Apple will roll out a WiFi+3G model which will include 3G connectivity and GPS. The WiFi+3G model will cost an additional $130, although it'll be unlocked and service will cost $15 for 250MB of bandwidth per month or $30 for unlimited data. 3G will be provided by AT&T in the states with no contract.
Additional details and photos below. Additional details will be posted here as we get them!
We're just hours away from Apple's press event where we're expecting to see Apple unveil something incredible. Most signs point to a tablet, but we're also expecting them to unveil some new iPhone software. It's also possible that we'll see a Verizon announcement, and even iLife 2010.
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We've just received word from a good source that Verizon is informing regional reps that the iPhone will be available on Verizon this June. It's very likely that, if true, the deal will be announced during Apple's event tomorrow. Additionally, our source claims that the Verizon iPhone would be 4G in select markets.
Apple's media event starts tomorrow at 10AM Pacific at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
FOX News technology personality Clayton Morris claims to have word from reliable sources from within Apple that claim the media event next week will "likely" contain announcements of the rumored tablet, "iPhone 4", and iLife 2010. Unfortunately, he says new iPhone hardware won't be part of the announcements. The news follows a previous rumor that Apple has been working on a multitouch version of iWork, as well.
Engadget is reporting that Apple has begun sending out invitations to the press for a special event to "come see our latest creation." The event will be held on January 27th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco at 10AM Pacific, just as we expected. Most rumors indicate that we'll be seeing an Apple tablet at the event, but we wouldn't be surprised if there was some tie-in with the iPhone and possibly a preview of iPhone OS 4.0. We should be covering the event, assuming our invites come!
Check out the full-sized invite below!
The latest report from WSJ's Digital Daily claims that the Apple media event rumored for late this month is confirmed, and that it will include a pretty big announcement. Word has it that they will be hosting an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on January 26th. Now they say it will be on the 27th instead. Meanwhile, a french Mac site says the event will also include a new iPhone SDK.