Cupertino’s newest hardware may have us purring, but Apple hasn’t left those of us with existing hardware out in the cold. iOS 6 should be appearing as an available update right now, or at least very shortly — depending on how taxed those servers get. It’ll be compatible with every iPhone since the 3GS, iPod touch 4G / 5G and this-and-last-year’s vintage of the iPad. Given the inexorable march of technology, some of the newer features won’t work on the older devices, but you can use our compatability checker to determine what new things you’ll be able to do in the next few hours.
Samsung and Apple share a rather turbulent relationship. The Korean electronics giant has frequently filed patent lawsuits against the Cupertino-based company – and vice-versa – in the increasingly competitive mobile markets.
It would seem strange in the circumstances then, that the pair actually work together on various projects in order to bring many of the technologies we know and love. The iPad, for instance, has its screens produced in part by Samsung, which means despite the friction, they both still manage to do amicable business.
With the lawsuits exchanged as quickly as copies of Modern Warfare 3, though, both have distanced themselves from each other, with Apple reported to be keeping Sharp on standby to produce screens for the next-gen iPad, opening the door through which Samsung could be pushed at any time.
Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint has agreed to buy 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years from Apple for an average price of $655, which works out to $20 billion.
We’ve heard rumors that have claimed that Sprint – the third largest carrier in the US, will be offering Apple’s fifth generation iPhone, alongside with AT&T and Verizon. Sprint’s recent moves also seem to suggest that Sprint has been gearing up for the iPhone launch.
With less than 24 hours to go for Apple’s much awaited Let’s Talk iPhone event, Wall Street Journal has just dropped a bombshell.
The Loop reports that Apple has finally confirmed the long-awaited media event. The wait will soon be over: Apple has scheduled a press conference next Tuesday, October 4. The event will take place at Apple’s home turf, its Cupertino campus in California at 10am PT, as rumored. If an email invitation is any indication, this will definitely be an iPhone-focused media event. AllThingsD has it on good authority that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the presentation, a first for Cook in his new CEO role.