Apple revealed earlier this month that it would be integrating Yelp reviews into iOS 6, but apparently that's not all. According to Bloomberg, screenshots found in the Apple developer kit indicate that Yelp's check-in feature will also be baked directly into the new iOS 6 maps app, allowing users to check-in to a location without having to leave the maps app.
Apple may not be officially rolling out the 3D mapping in iOS 6 to iPhone 4 users, but that hasn't stopped hackers figuring out a way to switch on the functionality for the older smartphone. Anton Titkov has come up with 3DEnabler, Russian site iguides reports, bringing 3D buildings to iPhone 4 units running iOS 6 with the early jailbreak, though so far turn-by-turn navigation is eluding him.
For those of you that did not know, iOS 6 was revealed this week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2012, and with it came news that several older model mobile devices, including the original iPad, would no longer be getting updates past version 5. Included in the update to Apple's latest mobile operating system are the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, iPod touch models older than the 4th generation, and the iPad 2 and 3. Everything older than this will more than likely have service updates if bugs arise in the future with iOS 5, but they will not be traveling up unto the 6th iteration of Apple's mobile environment.
Apple couldn't resist a brief jibe at Android over how many users have Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has quietly admitted that while iPhone 3GS and 4 owners will get iOS 6, they won't get all the features. In the freshly posted small-print on the iOS 6 preview page, Apple confirmed that much-anticipated functionality like FaceTime over cellular would be limited to the iPhone 4S and new iPad, while 3GS owners would also miss out on Shared Photo Streams.
For those of you out there with a taste for Beta-testing and a heart for developing, Apple has released the first wide-release version of iOS 6 to the public. This version is available to anyone with an Apple developer account and is available now at Apple's developer site, but will not be ready for prime-time for at least a few more weeks. This version of Apple's mobile operating system will work on most Apple mobile products but will not function on the oldest versions of the iPod touch or the original iPad.
The madness has been and gone: Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 begins in earnest today, but the opening keynote has already seen Apple show one of its key strengths in the industry. WWDC is a very different scene from the other high profile events we've come to expect on Apple's calendar. Unlike the iPod, iPhone and iPad launches, and the impromptu Mac revelations, the keynote isn't a stand-alone moment but the gateway to a week of what Apple arguably does best: blend hardware and software together.
Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2012 has started off with a bang with no less than a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 line with Retina display, iOS 6, and several secret updates to hardware now live in the Apple Store online. This event has released a whole wave of updates in the Apple universe and to help you keep them all straight, we've got a guide which lies here below. This guide will show you what you'll be getting on your current-wave hardware for software upgrades and will also inform you on what it will mean to upgrade to the newest hardware this summer!
In case you somehow managed to not get enough details from our WWDC 2012 liveblog earlier today, in their usual fashion Apple has now posted the full WWDC 2012 keynote video online for your viewing pleasure. They had tons of exciting goodies to announce and we covered anything at everything this year.
This week Apple has revealed several devices, like the AirPort Express that have been updated in stealth - that for Apple meaning that they weren't included with the keynote at the start of the day at WWDC 2012. This event has already revealed a new MacBook Pro range, iOS 6, and Apple's own Maps application, and now it's time to come back to the data connection with the AirPort Express for $99 today.