WWDC 2010

WWDC session videos for developers now online

WWDC session videos for developers now online

WWDC 2010 has come and gone and the biggest announcement from the show was certainly the iPhone 4. The device had been rumored for months and was finally made official at the show. The real reason for the show wasn't solely to introduce the new iPhone 4, but to give developers some training.

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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.

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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.

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Apple Safari 5 debuts: 30% faster & new Reader mode

Apple Safari 5 debuts: 30% faster & new Reader mode

Now here's a surprise. After filling the WWDC 2010 keynote with naught but iPhone 4 goodness, Apple has slipped out Safari 5, the latest version of their desktop browser.  Packing a claimed 30-percent performance boost over Safari 4, the new version is also apparently three percent faster than Chrome 5.0 and over twice as fast as Firefox 3.6.  Of course, it's still a free download, and is available both for Mac and Windows machines.

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iPhone 4 hands-on

iPhone 4 hands-on

Slimmer, brighter, more powerful and apparently the product of 18 months development: the Apple iPhone 4 certainly is something. The WWDC 2010 opening keynote is over, and we've just been back to check out the new Apple smartphone.  Set to debut on June 24th - and up for preorder from June 15th - the Jobs hyperbole and press shots don't do the iPhone 4 justice in your hand. Whether you're an Apple fan or not, you have to give them credit for creating a very slick device.

More first impressions and hands-on gallery and videos after the cut

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Apple’s latest iPhone 4 innovation [Updated with video]

Apple’s latest iPhone 4 innovation [Updated with video]

Apple once again has built and delivered the most advanced mobile device in the market. Steve Jobs, during his interview at the Wall St. Journal conference last week, mentioned that his companies passion was to build the best products around and in this analyst’s opinion they have again set the bar by which other mobile phones will be judged.

This doesn’t mean that other competitors won’t catch up or include key innovations of their own, however for the time being the iPhone 4 and the newly named iOS4 is packed with innovation useful for everyday consumers and tech enthusiasts alike.
It may be easy for many people within the press - including the Apple naysayers - to look at today’s announcements and complain that there was anything truly innovative announced. Statements like these miss the broader picture of not only what Apple is doing but what Apple is doing for the technology industry at large. That being said, I want to highlight several things that require a deeper look.

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