The Smart Cover is thinner and lighter to fit the iPad Air. The cover will be available for $39 starting November 1st. The retina iPad mini cover will be available when the device goes on sale in late November and will remain the same price. The Smart Cover will come in pink, yellow, blue, green, black colors as well as a special product red edition, a portion of whose proceeds will be donated towards HIV/AIDS research.
Apple updated iMac with 21.5-inch and 27-inch models that have the Intel’s new Haswell processor, faster PCI Express flash storage, better graphics and 802.11ac next-generation Wi-Fi.
Apple is releasing a new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 in a few days, according to a source. New version will be available in the Mac App Store and its referred to as “Supplement Update” to 10.8.5. The OS X 10.8.5 released earlier this month included Mail improvements, screensaver functionality, and WiFi connectivity. The new upgrade will include FaceTime fixes on the newer MacBook Airs, external drive connectivity, HDMI, and USB.
That was fast! MacRumors reports that Apple’s Lightning authentication has been cracked, which should allow accessory manufacturers to launch cheaper third-party Lightning connector cables.
Apple’s iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch and 7th generation iPod nano that were unveiled in September came with a new dock connector dubbed Lightning, which replaced the 30-pin dock connector that was first launched in 2003.
Prior to iOS 6, it was quite a pain to attach photo or video to an email. One had to launch the Photos app, select the photos or videos and then tap on the share button to send them via email.
We continue to receive information about the discussions between Apple and Google that ultimately resulted in Apple ditching the Google powered Maps app and launching its in-house developed Maps app, even though there was over a year to go for Google Maps contract.
Apple claims that the new iPhone 5 offers up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 8 hours of internet use on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 10 hours of video playback, up to 40 hours of audio playback and finally up to 225 hours of standby time.
It looks like Nokia’s controversial marketing move, which involved using pro DSLRs to “simulate” low-light shooting, was even less necessary that the smartphone maker may have thought. During our visit to the company’s Tampere, Finland research and development complex, we were given access to a comprehensive testing suite, enabling us to shoot with a Lumia 920 prototype and a handful of competing products in a controlled lighting environment. Technicians dimmed the lights and let us snap a static scene with each handset at just 5 lux — a level on par with what you may expect on a dimly lit city street in the middle of the night. The 920 took the cake, without question, but the iPhone didn’t fare too poorly itself, snatching up nearly as much light as the Nokia device. The 808 PureView also performed quite well, but the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III yielded unusable results.
Apple just posted a press release announcing debut iPhone 5 sales topped 5 million units sold since going on sale on Friday and pre-order Sept. 14. The Cupertino-based company also announced 100 million iOS devices are now running iOS 6.