Apple quietly release a new iPod Touch
Apple have updated their iPod range with a new iPod Touch without a rear-facing camera. Sporting only a front-facing FaceTime HD 720p camera this iPod Touch is pretty much like their “old” iPod Touch minus the iSight camer and loop.
What I want to see in the the next iPhone and the next iOS update
- NFC (Near Field Communication)
- The lightning connection to be upgraded to Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 at the least.
- The obligatory CPU/GPU and camera upgrades.
- Gorilla Glass.
- Better battery life.
- Better camera flash.
Next iOS Upgrade:
- Notification Centre widgets for developers. (So you can have the latest Twitter, Facebook, etc updates from the Notification Centre)
- Resizable app icons with added features. (So if you enlarge an app icon you get added information like, latest Tweets, Facebook status updates, etc)
- Live app icons. (Like the built-in calendar app updates with the date)
- Ability to add different Home Screen wallpapers for landscape and portrait views on iPad.
- The device to know weather or not it’s on a desk or not to adjust it’s vibration settings.
- To adjust the strength of the vibration.
- To create ringtones from paid songs (via iTunes) on the device.
- Non Yahoo! built-in weather app. (More reliable app required)
- The ability to adjust app settings from the “jiggle” mode (When you hold down the app to delete the app you get the “Delete” icon and a new “Cog/Settings” icon where you can adjust settings that you’d get from going Settings>(App name).
- Animated tile icons.
- “Swipe Selection”
- Control settings via Siri (Do Not Disturb, Wi-Fi (on/off), Bluetooth (on/off), etc.
- Animated wallpaper support.
- Apple Maps to be upgrade.
- UK Places to be upgraded. (More places to be updated).
- Power options from Settings (Ability to turn off/restart from Settings).
- Ability to choose default apps for browser, notes, mail, etc.
- Ability to add more apps into folders.
Got anything you’d like to see? Comment below!
iPhone Apps Of The Week: Where to Wee, Expedia, and More
Expedia: Travel can be totally stressful, so the easier it is to book everything the better. Now Expedia will let you book both hotels and flights in the same app. (The old version was just hotels). On to your next vacation! Free
Where to Wee: Last week I was in San Francisco and I had to pee so badly and spent what felt like decades searching for a bathroom. This would have answered my bladder woes—an app that tells you where there are free public restrooms in cities all over the world. Free
Scratch Hard: Scratch off lottery tickets are fun but you never win more than a pound, it seems. This app will at least give you some kind of pay day, in the form of scratch off discounts for nearby stores. Free
Apple iOS 6.0.1 Update Now Available
Apple released an update to iOS 6.0, a fix that quashes a few bugs and gives the iPhone 5 the ability to receive wireless software updates.
To install the update, you can either launch iTunes and update your iPhone there, or update wirelessly. To do that, go to the Settings menu and tap “Software Update,” where iPhone 5 users will first be asked to download an updater for iPhone 5. This enables the wireless updates to be installed.
iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users who are already using iOS 6 can get the update by going to Settings, then General, then “Software Update.”
If you tap “Learn More” on either phone, a screen appears with the following text describing the bugs that have been fixed:
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
- Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
- Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
- Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
- Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
- Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
- Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
- Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
- Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings
When you want to download and install the update, after a quick user agreement confirmation, the update begins. We especially like the animated gears turning while the update downloads.
The most noticeable of these bugs for us is the one that causes strange static and horizontal lines going across the screen when we’ve downloaded a new app and are asked to type our Apple password.
Whoops! ‘iPhone 5′ name seems to be confirmed by Apple.com’s search engine (Update: New Touch and Nano too)
A search for “iPhone-5“ on Apple’s website leads to the above documents. Seems pretty conclusive? Right?The name of the new product appears to be “iPhone 5″.The current page cannot be found, but we are fairly certain it will be available in a few hours.Thanks, Vlad!
The search engine also revealed a new iPod touch and nano today (but you already knew that, right?)