iOS 7

Apple Can’t Rely On Design Forever

Apple Can’t Rely On Design Forever

Apple’s executives are out in full force this week, talking about their company’s unique ability to deliver designs that people love. With Jonathan Ive at the design helm, Apple believes that it can continue to be the most successful device maker in the world simply because its “eye” is better than that from other users.

But I’m here to tell Apple, its fans, and everyone else that thinks the company is invincible one very important thing: the design dominance cannot be relied on forever.

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iPhone 5s, 5c, and iOS 7 review wrap-up

iPhone 5s, 5c, and iOS 7 review wrap-up

They're the new smartphones we've been waiting all year for, and Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c didn't disappoint. Replacing the discontinued iPhone 5 and taking the mid-range and flagship spots in Apple's line-up, each runs iOS 7, itself a considerable departure from versions of the smartphone software before it. With sales set to begin imminently, head on past the cut as we pick out exactly what you need to know about the new iPhones.

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iOS 7 web usage tops 18% in first day, beats iOS 6 record

iOS 7 web usage tops 18% in first day, beats iOS 6 record

This year's first day of adoption for Apple's iOS 7 has, according to Chitika, hit just over 18% in just under 24 hours since release. In the first day of adoption for iOS 6 last year - one year ago nearly to the day, as it were - web usage for Apple's newest mobile operating system hit just over 16%, making this - at least by one metric - Apple's most successful upgrade of its mobile OS to date. Meanwhile analytics from Mixpanel suggest that iOS 7 adoption may itself be at a cool 30% in just under a day as well.

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Apple contends on innovation: “New is easy. Right is hard.”

Apple contends on innovation: “New is easy. Right is hard.”

Supposing you've seen the calls of opposition from Apple nay-sayers over the past week, you'll be interested to know that the heads of Apple aren't immune to talk of "non-innovative" releases in the iPhone. Speaking with Bloomberg Businessweek on several topics here in the launch week of both the iPhone 5s / iPhone 5c and the newest Apple mobile operating system iOS 7, Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Craig Federighi make clear their aim with the iPhone, and what they think of this "innovation" word being thrown around so freely here in the present.

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Google Wallet for iOS lands (but misses NFC)

Google Wallet for iOS lands (but misses NFC)

Google Wallet has finally launched for iOS, though since Apple's iPhone and iPad lack NFC the app focuses on sending mobile payments rather than in-store use. While on Android the focus of Google Wallet has been to turn smartphones into tap-to-pay credit cards, Apple's continued avoidance of NFC has forced a less revolutionary approach on iOS: the app effectively works as a place to corral loyalty cards and payment details, as well as to send money digitally.

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iOS 7 adoption at 30% as tracked by Mixpanel

iOS 7 adoption at 30% as tracked by Mixpanel

Less than 24 hours ago, Apple released iOS 7 to the public, resulting in massive amounts of downloads and what analytics group Mixpanel suggests is a staggering adoption rate. The team at Mixpanel have ushered in their tracking chart - as they often to - of the newest Apple mobile operating system as it's hit the public. Over the past several days - since September 18th, Mixpanel's "1,763,443,640 records" show iOS 7 adoption moving from 10.2% up to 33.13% - that's a sampling of the whole world, suggesting a third of users out there in the wild have updated their internet-accessing iPads and iPhones and iPod touches already.

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Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

With the launch of Apple's new iOS 7 operating system, Google has announced the launch of a new version of its Chrome browser specifically for users of the new Apple OS. Google says on the Chrome Blog that users will notice the new design for Chrome on iOS 7 including improvements to the full-screen experience for iPad users.

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iOS 7 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

iOS 7 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 7 as an over-the-air update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new release, described by Apple as its biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone launch, brings an updated interface, iTunes Radio streaming, and updated versions of the core apps like Safari, Mail, and the Siri virtual personal assistant.

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Apple iOS 7 Review

Apple iOS 7 Review

Apple reinvented touchscreen smartphones; now it's reinventing iOS. The new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad has no small legacy to live up to, and it's pulling no punches in doing so, refreshing not only the design but going deeper, streamlining commonly used features, paring back unnecessary bloat, and polishing up things like Siri. It's the iOS update that we've been waiting for, and it's coming not only to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but a brace of older iPhones and iPads. Read on for our full review.

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