Silver iOS Scheme Instead Of Blue?

The apps that come pre-installed with your iOS device haven’t changed much in both the look and functionality department, since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007.

But Apple may be gearing up to make at least some subtle changes in iOS 6 such as changing the color scheme used in the pre-installed apps.

A couple of days ago Boy Genius’s Reports posted a mockup of the new Maps app, which could be one of the major new features of iOS 6. According to their trusted source, Apple won’t be ditching just Google for a revamped Maps app with 3D mode, but they might also be ditching the traditional blue color scheme seen across their core apps for silver.

Cult of Mac noticed this change in the new WWDC 2012 app that was released earlier today. Apple has replaced the traditional blue bar along the top and the black bar at the bottom with silver bars.

We didn’t read much into these claims until we stumbled across the Cupertino company’s new WWDC 2012 app. Unlike last year’s app — which featured a black bar along the bottom and a blue bar along the top, like traditional iPhone apps — this one sports silver bars and buttons both top and bottom. And I must say, it looks a lot simpler and a lot cleaner.

The WWDC 2012 app is not the only app that sports the silver color scheme. iPhoto app released back in March and a number of pre-installed iPad apps such as  YouTube, Maps and Mail app sport the silver color scheme.

So it is possible that Apple will transition to the silver color scheme for all the pre-installed iPhone apps in iOS 6.

What do you think about the silver color scheme for iOS apps? Which one do you prefer?

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Leaked Schematics Of The Next-gen iPhone

Schematic of the rumored next generation iPhone with a 4-inch screen appears to have been leaked to various blogs like iLab and Cydia Blog. The schematic shows measurements of various components found on the iPhone’s front panel including the the widely rumored larger display.

The “active area mask,” or the portion which houses the display, measures 3.55 inches vertically and 2.02 inches horizontally, according to the schematic.

By applying the Pythagoras theorem, we arrive at a diagonal length of approximately 4.08 inches. Although this is slightly larger than 4 inches, the display opening is known to measure a bit more than the screen itself.

This means that the display might end up measuring exactly 4 inches diagonally, with a 16:9 aspect ratio, corroborating earlier speculation and the recent front panel leak.

The schematic also suggests that the front facing camera would be moved to above the earpiece. The bottom placement of the headphone jack and the smaller dock connector are also reflected in the schematic.

MacRumors adds:

The schematic does not show an exact total height for the part in question, but calculations based on pixel counts and the known height of the display mask area suggest that the overall height of the part is roughly 122 mm, approximately 7 mm taller than the overall height of the iPhone 4S.

What are your thoughts on a 4-inch display?

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Next iPhone to have Flexible OLED Display?

Oh! Look an iPhone user, just great! We won’t even be allowed to hold his phone, since he certainly will be scared that we might scratch or drop it… just great.

Have you heard this a lot? Well certainly I have, as a matter of fact I’m so protective about my phone that even while in a restaurant I keep a tissue under my phone and then set it on the table. (If you are thinking why I don’t use a case, that is because cases make the phone bulky and they don’t feel good in the hand.)

But well, if you hear this a lot then you would be quite happy to know that the next iPhone might be adopting those flexible OLED screens that we have seen in various concept photos/videos. Well the phone won’t be as bendy as you expect but it will be good enough to sustain injuries by falling down etc.

This technology will be coming from Samsung (just like the Retina display). I personally hate the fact Apple has to partner with Samsung for stuff like this because then the credit is shared and Samsung tries to dethrone Apple, which they know they won’t be able to. (Spoken like a true fan boy, huh?)

Anyway getting back to the news, Samsung’s Kwon Oh-hyun said, ” We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant.” Though Kwon did not mention any company, Apple is certainly one of them according to a U.S based analyst saying, “Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine that Apple doesn’t have something to with it.”

I believe the sixth-gen iPhone will be a kicker and will dethrone Samsung and Nokia (specifically Lumia 900, other models suck) permanently.

What are your thoughts on the next iPhone?

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Source ( The Korea Times via Macworld )

New iPhone 5 parts surface….

iPhone parts supplier sw-box has gained access to few more replacement parts for next generation iPhone device. This time its the Earphone Jack, Ear Speaker and WIFI Cable. The internals of the next iPhone as of now seem to be completely different from the previous generation of iPhones.

These new parts join the likenesses of the possible SIM tray and Home Button which were leaked previously.

Here is the image of the newly leaked Earphone Jack, Ear Speaker and WIFI Cable:

What are your thoughts on the upcoming iPhone?

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Source ( MacRumors )

Apple and Samsung Ordered to Reduce Patent Disputes

As you all know Apple and Samsung have been in a patent war since a long time, one trying to down the other. But we all know who is better and who always wins, if you are still wondering it’s Apple. :/

Well here’s what the Judge Lucy Koh of the US court tells us, “The large number of claims between Samsung and Apple is cruel and unusual punishment to the jury.” Currently Apple and Samsung are battling for no less than 16 patents, 6 trademarks, 5 trade dress patents and 1 antitrust case.

It has been decided that Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung and Apple Chief Executive will meet on the 21st and 22nd of May to discuss the patent infringements.

Well even after all this, I don’t see Apple and Samsung co-operating with each other in the near future. Even if Mr.Cook and Mr.Gee-sung shake hands, it’ll be momentary peace.

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Source ( ETNews )

Rumor: The next iPhone to have SIM Tray similar to the iPhone 4S’

iPhone part supplier sw-box has now gained access to iPhone 5 SIM card tray. The parts, however, have striking resemblance with the iPhone 4/4S SIM tray. The part clearly pinpoints that the next iteration of iPhone will retain the flat-edged form factor of the existing model debunking earlier claims that that the next generation iPhone will sport a tapered or rounded-edge design and that it will accommodate smaller nano-SIM.

Last week, Chinese parts supplier TVC-Mall posted iPhone 5 home buttons for sale in both black and white but later pulled them down for an unknown reason. Even those parts look legitimate enough to warrant attention. The new home buttons were rounded square shape resembling much like iOS app icons.

What could be the expected upgrades in the iPhone 5 is still sketchy. Most of the technology pundits claims that the sixth generation iPhone will adopt liquidmetal featuring 4.6-inch retina display with bigger screen, thinner display, dual-core A5X processor, and a rubber bezel.

Since Apple has long been notoriously secretive about its unreleased products and always keeps its future plans under wraps, expect more information in coming weeks through un-official channels. Fresh rumors about iPhone 5 are likely to increase over the next few weeks as we get closer to September-October timeframe.

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Apple Wins 37 patents…

Apple has been granted five design patents, which cover their Cinema Display, iPod Shuffle retail packaging, MacBook Air Reinstall Drive, a battery related design and an interface design related to the iPod Nano.

Apple has been granted a patent titled “Antenna for handheld devices with conductive bezels” that relates to the iPhone’s stainless steel antenna that’s a part of the iPhone 4′s design.

Those were a few patents out of the all that were granted today. You can check out the rest of the patents below:

8,170,216 Techniques for validating and sharing secrets: A security centric patent.

8,171,498 Adaptive service for handling notifications and synchronizing directories of a file system.

8,170,266 Portable computer speaker grill structures

8,171,432 Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying and selecting application options: Relates to Apple’s Maps + Compass.

8,171,326 L1 flush mechanism to flush cache for power down and handle coherence during flush and/or after power down

8,167,126 Button mechanisms for electronic device cases

8,167,625 Integrated noise reduction connector

8,168,319 Portable computer battery structures

8,169,587 Methods and systems for strengthening LCD modules

8,171,322 Portable electronic devices with power management capabilities

8,171,318 Reporting flash memory operating voltages

8,171,293 Receiver non-repudiation via a secure device

8,171,277 Method and apparatus for booting from a flash memory without prior knowledge of flash parameter information

8,169,806 Power converter system with pulsed power transfer

8,171,258 Address generation unit with pseudo sum to accelerate load/store operations

8,169,764 Temperature compensation in integrated circuit

8,171,240 Misalignment predictor

8,171,195 Media player communication with an accessory using a display remote lingo

8,171,194 Accessory communication with a media player using a display remote lingo

8,171,177 Enhancements to data-driven media management within an electronic device

8,169,236 Frequency detection mechanism for a clock generation circuit

8,169,235 Receiver to match delay for single ended and differential signals

8,171,085 Methods and apparatuses for authenticating electronic messages

8,171,042 Method and apparatus for searching metadata

8,170,828 Test method using memory programmed with tests and protocol to communicate between device under test and tester

8,170,623 Charging arrangement for electronic accessories

8,170,606 Dynamic thermal control for wireless transceivers

8,170,588 Contact information updating via SMS

8,169,246 Dynamic-to-static converter latch with glitch suppression

8,169,388 Color correction apparatus

What do you make of these patents?

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17-Inch MacBook Pro To Be Discontinued?

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been accurate about Apple’s Mac products in the past this time again comes up with another speculation.He has published a new report indicating that Apple may be “preparing” to discontinue the 17-inch MacBook Pro due to weak sales.

Apple has been working on new notbooks htat will serve as a hybrid between the current MacBooks Air and MackBook Pro models, offering more power to the Air and greater portability to the Pro.

This year as said by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, will be a big one in many ways, one of which is for the Macs.

There is two main updates (as far as I know) that are going to provide a boost to the Macs in 2012:

  1. Mountain Lion: Which integrates iOS features into the MAc OS and Apple TV’s interaction function
  2. Upgrading to Ivy Bridge

While these new products and features will be added, the 17″ MacBook Pro may be discontinued mainly due to falling shipments.

What do you make of Mr. Kuo’s prediction?

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Apple Wins Patents For iPad Smart Cover and iTunes Store

Apple has been granted their second patent for the iTunes store in the past two weeks. This patent is for a content rental system and was filed in January 2008.

This patent covers a content rental system which mainly focuses on including a content server for transferring content to a viewing device upon a users request.

Apple has won another patent, regarding the infamous Time Machine Backup Software. This is Apple’s fifth patent regarding the Backup Software. This patent covers various methods and a program for providing a UI which includes earlier versions of data (you can say, an enhanced version of the current Time Machine).

Also Apple has issued three design patents.

  • The first patent is for an Apple Store Display Structure
  • The second goes to Apple’s iPad Smart Cover
  • The third goes to Apple’s iMac

Two more design patents that Apple received include iOS’ Newsstand icon (I hate this thing :|) and a power adapter.

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Apple Giving Away Free Snow Leopard to Push MobileMe Users to Migrate to iCloud

Back in October 2011, Apple launched iCloud – its new cloud based services, that allows users to store music, photos, apps, calendars, and documents and pushes them wirelessly to all your devices.

Apple had rewritten the core services provided by MobileMe to work seamlessly with iCloud and had informed MobileMe customers that they had until June 30th, 2012 to migrate their MobileMe account to iCloud.

It looks like Apple is offering another incentive for MobileMe users to migrate to iCloud, according to a report on Macgasm. Since users need to upgrade to OS X Lion to use Apple’s iCloud service, Macgasm is reporting that Apple is offering MobileMe users a free copy of Snow Leopard to reduce the cost to ultimately upgrade to OS X Lion for just $29.99.

As OS X Lion is available only via the Mac App Store, users with older version of OS X, first need to upgrade to Snow Leopard (10.6) via installation DVD, which is available for $29, to get access to the Mac App Store.

Macgasm reports that Apple has informed MobileMe users that they can get their free DVD of Snow Leopard, but have until June 15th to avail of the offer. Apple has apparently also setup a page (this link), where MobileMe users can request for their free DVD of Snow Leopard.

This should give MobileMe users enough time to upgrade to OS X Lion and migrate their account to iCloud before the June 30th deadline.

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