I'll be blunt - the icons in iOS 7 are ugly. If Apple wanted to ensure that Samsung would never copy it again, it succeeded.
While everyone is heaping praise upon Apple for implementing an entirely refreshed mobile OS design, the new icons that accompany said design are embarrassingly horrible. Read more
With the details surrounding iOS 7 out of the bag, the rumor mill is now turning its attention to, what else, iPhone speculation. According to Reuters, Apple is currently exploring the release of cheaper iPhone models in an array of different colors.
Even more noteworthy is that Apple is reportedly considering launching two larger-screen iPhone models in 2014, one a 4.7-inch device and another at 5.7 inches. Read more
These are just a few of the words folks have used to describe iOS 7:
Confusing; Cool; Ugly; Gorgeous; Amazing; A step backwards.
At the end of Apple's keynote yesterday, Tim Cook rolled out a new ad touting Apple's "signature" if you will.
Video of the ad can be seen below.
And a nice accompanying print ad.
The ad reads: Read more
Aside from the slew of product and software announcements yesterday, did anyone else notice an extremely tan and stylish-looking Eddy Cue take the stage to talk about Siri? Coupled with a turquoise shirt and a few buttons un-buttoned, Cue looked like he just got back from weekend trip clubbing in Miami.
Apple just posted video of its 2013 WWDC keynote. You can check it out over here.
Or, if you're pressed for time, 9to5Mac put together this handy 2-minute recap of everything you may have missed.
It's always fun to check out the various liveblogs that pop up when a special Apple event comes around. This year, however, that favorite past-time may be a thing of the past, given that Apple will be streaming today's WWDC 2013 keynote live from its website.
WWDC is about 24 hours away and the Apple community will be watching intently as Tim Cook and company take the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to give us a glimpse into the future of iOS and OS X.
There have been a lot of rumors surrounding WWDC 2013, so to help sort out the wheat from the chaff, below are a list of the more prominent and plausible rumors we've heard thus far reagrding what Apple may have in store for us tomorrow. Read more
Some light WWDC humor for a Saturday. Here's Jony Ive explaining, in typical fashion, the design decisions which led to the new Helvetica Neue Ultralight font Apple is using on its OS X and iOS 7 banners at WWDC this year.
WWDC is just two days away and Apple on Friday began adorning Moscone Center in San Francisco with WWDC 2013 themed banners.
Here we have a minimalist sign hyping up the impending arrival, or at least demonstration, of iOS 7. And for all you font heads out there, note that the font is Helevetica Neue Ultra Light.
And with all of the focus on iOS 7, you may have forgotten that Apple will also be showcasing the next iteration of OS X at this year's WWDC as well. Read more
WWDC is inching closer by the day, and all eyes will be on what Apple has in store for us with iOS 7. While services and functionality will ultimately be what matters most, there is also immense interest in what the UI for iOS 7 will look like now that Apple design guru Jony Ive is spearheading what promises to be some notable aesthetic changes. Read more
WWDC is just around the corner. folks. Next Monday on June 10 is when the festivities begin. To that end, someone came up with this little chart indicating when the keynote begins. Might be of help to any international readers out there.
Officially, WWDC 2013 kicks off at 10:00 am Pacific Time at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The Russian-language paper Izvestia is reporting that Apple has filed an application to secure the iWatch trademark in the country, the latest piece of evidence that Apple's plans to release a smartwatch of some sort remain ongoing.
While Apple typically purchases trademarks for upcoming products rather secretly - often through the use of shell corporations - the acquisition of the 'iWatch' trademark doesn't appear to have been done under the radar. Read more
In just about a week, Apple's WWDC will kick off and, per usual, all eyes will be on Apple's upcoming iteration of iOS.
What makes iOS 7 particularly interesting is that this will be the first iteration of iOS that wasn't spearheaded by Scott Forstall, who you may remember was fired abruptly last October.
With Forstall gone, Apple industrial design guru Jony Ive has reportedly played an instrumental role in shaping iOS 7's design aesthetic. Read more
Over the past few months, there have been a number of rumors pointing towards Apple coming out with an iWatch. Most recently, reports have suggested that Apple's rumored foray into wearable technology won't see the light of day until late 2014.
In the meantime, one company that has already tipped its hand with respect to wearable technology is Google. Google, of course, recently showcased its Google Glass to the world. Read more
Tim Cook on Tuesday sat down for an in-depth and far-ranging interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Early on, the topic of conversation turned to Apple's role as an innovator. Specifically, Mossberg wanted to know if Apple still has what it takes to change the game. Read more
With WWDC just around the corner, we haven't heard a lot of new information recently about Apple's next-gen iPhone. To that end, a new report out of China this morning relays some interesting news about the iPhone 5S. Read more
With WWDC just a few weeks away, we're starting to see an uptick in the number of iOS 7-related rumors. Flying somewhat beneath the radar, however, is Apple's plan for its iPhone line. Sure, it's more than likely that Apple will come out with an iPhone 5S later this summer or in early fall, but also remember that there have been a slew of reports hinting at a lower-cost iPhone model meant for emerging markets. Read more
For as easy as it is to knock Google for getting into every market imaginable, you have to give the company credit for rather quickly transforming itself from a pure search company into a multi-faceted company with a bevy of services. Say what you will about Android, but Google's ability to enter the smartphone market and gets its nimble little mobile OS out in front of hundreds of millions of consumers is extremely impressive. Read more
Well, it seems that Microsoft still hasn't fully learned its lesson, which is to say that product specs in and of themselves don't sell hardware. In a recently released ad, Microsoft compares a Windows 8 Tablet against the iPad. While the ad does touch on specs, it does also, to its credit, cover real-world uses, such as multitasking.
I don't think the ad really will do much of anything to stem the tide of iPads and Android-based tablets, but given Microsoft's current position, it has no option other than to call out the top players. Read more