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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Apple To Apples: One of the best Infographic you’ll ever see…

Apple the company may be one of the largest on the planet, with more cash on hand than the U.S. government. But have you ever wondered about how it compares to the fruit of the same name? Of course you have.

This MBA Online infographic raises the all-important question: How does the lunch box-staple fruit stack up against the Cupertino tech giant? Which industry makes more stuff, and which makes more money?

So here it is:

Boy wasn’t that interesting?

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SquareTrade Now Covers Jailbroken iPhones

The SquareTrade coverage has been extended to jailbroken devices with the company now offering refunds to eligible customers that paid for a warranty. This is great news to those who have already purchased SquareTrade iPhone warranty and to those who will be purchasing them in future. But the company made it clear that the warranty does not cover issues that occur as a result of jailbreaking.

The SquareTrade iPhone warranty prices listed above are applicable to new or refurbished (with a full 1 year Apple warranty) iPhones purchased from authorized iPhone outlets, including Sprint, Verizon and AT&T stores. Other iPhones (including older iPhones) may be covered our iPhone application available here. Phones that are “jailbroken” are eligible for coverage, but SquareTrade does not cover issues that occur as a result of jailbreaking. Any iPhones unlocked by tampering with hardware are not eligible for coverage, and hardware tampering after purchase will void a SquareTrade warranty.

You can read more at SquareTrade’s official webpage.

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Source ( 9to5Mac )

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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