Several photos have appeared over the past few days of what very much seem to be the back ends of the fabled "budget" iPhone, complete with wildly bright colors to boot. While these images do indeed seem to team up well with the idea that Apple would be continuing some color schemes born in their home-made accessory lines for the iPhone, such wildly divergent delivery demands a second look - could these devices be coming out to reflect the color scheme of iOS 7?
The second beta for iOS 7 was just released last week, but iOS hackers are undoubtedly working around the clock to jailbreak the new version of iOS, and it seems like it has been accomplished as one famous iOS hacker as posted a screenshot of what appears to be a jailbroken version of iOS 7, complete with a warning when launching the Activator plugin.
We've already seen two betas of iOS 7 that have arrived for developers, the second of which came with significant improvements as far as bugfixes are concerned. The second beta only came out earlier this week, but it's always nice to think ahead, right? That's why we're gearing up for the release date of the third beta for iOS 7, which is said to land on July 8.
There's been a lot of chinwag recently about a low-cost, budget iPhone that would sell for under $100. However, these various reports may be slightly exaggerated. According to Pegatron Chairman T.H. Tung, the "budget" iPhone that we've been hearing all about won't actually be cheap by any means, and we shouldn't expect to pay just $100 for it.
We sure have been hearing a lot about the possibility of Microsoft Office coming to iOS and Android devices during the past year or so, and while all of us business road warriors would love to get our hands on such a thing for our Android or iOS device, it seems we'll have to wait a while, according to a leaked roadmap.
We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.
The Apple event on the 23rd of October - next week, that is - is quite likely going to be playing host to more than just the iPad mini: in fact details today suggest that refreshes of both the Mac mini and iMac will be appearing at the event as well. This tip comes from 9to5Mac where they've got sources close to the line saying that three new Mac mini models will be appearing at the same prices the current models are at, that being $599, $799, and $999 - the last being a single server model. New iMac models are also being suggested to keep their pricing scale with $1199, $1499, $1699, and $1999 depending on the size and innards.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!