iOS 4

Apple conducts probe into iPhone 3G iOS4 issues

Apple conducts probe into iPhone 3G iOS4 issues

Apple fans still rocking the iPhone 3G and 3GS who were fast to grab up the new iOS 4 operating system when it was made available for the smartphones were also the first to realize the new OS has some issues on older handsets. The WSJ reports that Apple is currently probing reported issues with iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G.

Continue Reading

iPhone 4’s Retina Display rallies as new eye expert weighs in

iPhone 4’s Retina Display rallies as new eye expert weighs in

Having formed one of Steve Jobs' nine key points about the new iPhone 4 this past Monday, Apple's Retina Display technology has been making headlines again today over claims that they are "false marketing". Wired spoke to Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, who disagreed with Apple's suggestion that Retina Display, exceeded the "300 pixels per inch" quoted for an average eye. Soneira - though agreeing that the iPhone 4's display was likely to be the best smartphone screen on the market - converted 20/12 angular resolution to the linear resolution of a display, and came up with a figure of 477 pixels per inch at 12-inches, significantly higher than the iPhone 4's 326ppi. Since there are some big claims all round here, SlashGear spoke to Dr. William H.A. Beaudot, Ph.D. of Kybervision Consulting, a visual sciences expert with 20 years experience in the research and computer vision field. Dr. Beaudot told us that part of the confusion here is from the mistaken belief that 20/20 vision is "perfect", but that even at higher limits of visual acuity, Apple's claims still hold water.

Continue Reading

One Hundred Million is the Magic Number

One Hundred Million is the Magic Number

At the Apple worldwide developer's conference, Steve Jobs talked about a lot of numbers at onstage. Apple talked about the 29% US market share of the smart phone market that the iPhone has achieved. Apple discussed the 58% market share of mobile Web browsing that it now has. Apple even talked about their 22% marketshare in e-books. The most important number, however, that Apple talked about so was 100 million. That's how many iOS devices are in the market as of this month. That's significant and it shows what Apple's long-term platform play is all about. Hint, it's no longer about the personal computer, at least the personal computer as we know it.

Continue Reading

iOS4 leaks to iPhone 3GS & 3G owners; hack enables 3G multitasking

iOS4 leaks to iPhone 3GS & 3G owners; hack enables 3G multitasking

Keen to get iOS4 on your iPhone before Apple officially release it on June 21st?  Turns out, with the iOS4 Golden Master (GM) release in the wild - which Apple pushed out to developers after Monday's WWDC keynote - those of us with iPhone 3G or 3GS handsets can now take advantage of the new functionality, and thanks to a little hacking you can also jailbreak an iOS4-running iPhone 3G and enable the custom wallpapers and multitasking Apple don't want you to have.

Continue Reading

1 2