Apple Announces Dates for WWDC 2013

It’s been a long time coming but finally Apple have announced the dates for WWDC 2013. It will take place between June 10 – June 14th with tickets going on sale April 25th at 10a.m. PDT. Apple’s Phil Schiller says that its “developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps,” adding, “we can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.” Sounds like it could be an exciting year – I can’t wait to see what else apple have up their sleeve…

Low End iPhone Parts Pictured

There are a lot of rumours about a cheaper, low end iPhone. For the first time there are now pictures of what is supposedly a component of this new phone. Apple blog Macotakara on Thursday published a photo of a dual-head vibration motor that has not previously been used in any iPhone model. According to “iLab factory” the source of the image, the part will be included in Apple’s upcoming low-end iPhone. Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone 5S later this year as well as an entry-level iPhone that the company will use to bolster its market share in emerging regions.

[RUMOUR MILL] Mac Pro to be Replaced in April?

It’s been a while since the 2006 release of the Mac Pro, and since then there have only been incremental updates to keep the processors/hard drives up to date with modern software. According to Mac Daily News, we could see a Mac Pro replacement as soon as this month. Although their source did state this could be pushed to May or even June. There is no information which states whether it will be a desktop tower, a mini tower or something completely new – but it certainly is time that Apple built something new to house that Intel Nehalem Processor.

Problems with Patents

I don’t think I speak for just myself when I say that the whole news world goes mad sometimes. Everyone has had that moment where they read something from their most beloved news source and say, ‘Wow, could that have been any less true?’. Unfortunately it happens to me on a daily basis and most of these come from the media’s obsession with one thing; Patents.

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Apple Patent Shows All Screen Phone

Another interesting patent has just appeared from Apple, showing a phone which is 100% screen. The method of production would involve unfurling a flexible display inside a glass enclosure. An interesting concept, but considering how easy it is to shatter an iPhone at the moment anyway, I’m not sure how I feel about an ALL glass iPhone.. Some sort of method to make sure it lands on an unbreakable part would be useful… Ring any bells?

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An ode to iPhone – Why do we need change?

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Having had an iPhone for a grand total of 5 years, it is safe to say that no matter how hard I try to convince people it is the superior device, not many would side with me. Constant arguments from my camp include iOS being better than windows, the iSight camera trouncing even the highest spec DSLR, and that the Retina Display is sharper than any Super AMOLED HD 1080p with IPS and quadrupled pixels. You would think with the advancements from every smartphone maker in the business including Blackberry that Apple would be hitting us with the killer features that presented themselves way back in 2007. We all thought that cover flow on a 3.5 inch screen was the most incredible creation, along with the ability to scroll the ‘natural’ way on a touch screen device. No more of swiping down to move down the page.

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Smart Watches… Timepiece of the Future?

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There’s been a lot of hype recently about Smart Watches. It began with the pebble which blew up on kickstarter when it was funded $10,266,845 of its $100,000 dollar goal – a truly massive feat. The pebble wasn’t the first smart watch to be put into production though!

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