Apple may be launching the new iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19 according to a Chinese website called Tencent. German carrier Deutsche Telekom expects for Apple to launch the new iPhones on the same date.
The Worldwide Developer Conference will indeed begin on June 11th, it has been confirmed by Apple itself. The conference is one of the fruit company’s main events, and in the past, has launched some of Apple’s most successful products to date. This year, as you’d expect, the main focal point will be the upcoming Mountain Lion OS for Mac, but workshops will focus on both iOS and OS X Mountain Lion, offering attendees guidance on how to enhance apps in terms of performance, quality, functionality and design.
LockDate has just hit Cydia and comes from the developer named Arash Amini, offering nothing more than a small aesthetic modification to the way the lock screen is rendered when the device is in sleep mode. After installation, LockDate stays true to the native setup, but gives the user the ability to alter the look of the date label as well as adding some touch-based gestures to the lock screen party.
Everyone is getting super excited about the third generation iPad. We might not be able to call it the iPad 3, but there is little doubting that this is fast becoming the most anticipated iPad release to date. With that huge Retina Display forming the centerpiece of what is sure to be a popular device, Apple has already seen unprecedented demand for the tablet.
With some of us sat eagerly anticipating a knock at the door on Friday morning, some people will be huddled outside an Apple Store in the hope that they are far enough down the line to be able to pick up a new iPad on release day. We knew Apple’s own stores would be popular destinations for those who chose not to order online, but the only real question was about what time those stores would be opening.
It’s five days of developer love in sunny San Francisco, and this year it starts on June 6th. As ever, Moscone West will be hosting Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and this year we’ll be seeing “the future of iOS and Mac OS” along with “more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers.” Last time Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 to a very willing world at large. Could its successor make an appearance this year?
Apple has just announced that tomorrow morning’s early Verizon iPhone pre-orders will be available through its online Store as well — starting at 3AM, available to current VZW subscribers only, and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. More pertinent news, however, can be found deeper in the company’s press release, which states that pre-orders will be opened up to the general public on February 9th, when you’ll be able to reserve or have one delivered on launch day, February 10th. Shops will open their doors early, 7AM — matching AT&T’s early opening for the iPhone 4’s original launch way back in June — and availability will be broad, encompassing Apple’s brick and mortar Stores, Verizon’s 2,000+ retail locations, select partners, and even a zany 1-800-2 JOIN IN phone number you can call. So, really, the only people left without a Verizon iPhone on February 11th should be those that don’t actually want one.
The Daily, News Corp’s iPad-specific news”paper,” is living up to speculation about an early February inauguration with the announcement of a launch event on February 2nd. CEO Rupert Murdoch is explicitly mentioned on the invite, though Apple’s presence will be fulfilled by Eddy Cue, presumably a late draft-in to substitute for his company’s CEO, Steve Jobs, who’s currently out on medical leave. Even without the great Apple orator, we expect the arrival of the first tablet-only news outlet to be a significant event, so we’ll be strapping on our liveblogging gear and heading out to the Guggenheim Museum for a looksie. You’ll join us in spirit, won’t you?