When Microsoft redesigned it’s Skype iPhone app from the ground up last month it lacked support for voice messages and when the company released version 5.1, the feature was still absent. Users could access voice messages on another platform, but simply couldn’t access the feature using their iPhones.
Apple launched CarPlay back in March 2014 to give users a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhone while in their car. As of right now there are several automotive partners that are already on board.
Tweeter has quietly announced on their Support account that it now supports animated GIFs in its official iOS app.
After two years of pushing and shoving by the Japanese government, Apple has finally relented, agreeing to replace those first generation iPod nano music players sold in Japan at risk of overheating. The player exchange goes beyond the battery replacement program already in effect for consumers concerned enough to complain directly to Apple.
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Apple today has confirmed that they are going to fix the WiFi issue which has been problematic for some iPad users ever since its launch. Users have been complaining about the WiFi connection on iPad doing some crazy things like not letting them join hotspots, and providing weak signal strength and so on. Apple earlier acknowledged the issue and provided some workarounds but that didn’t help many.
Unfortunately, we already know how this story ends. Apple introduced the iPad in late January and made no mention of a camera – either on the front or back of the device. So that means no video conferencing or even photos are possible on the first generation device…. and yet, it seems like they had everything in place for it already. For example, the enclosure has an empty space for the camera and the SDK has accept/decline video chat references.
Here are some even more tantalizing pieces of information found in the latest Beta 3 iPad SDK. We’ve been told that if you go digging into Apple’s private framework which controls the camera, the iPad SDK tests for 3 additional camera characteristics that are not found in the iPhone 3.x SDK. For comparison, Erica Sadun has a code listing of iPhone 3.x PLCameraController.h on her site. The Beta 3 iPad SDK version adds these additional test conditions for the device’s capabilities.
It seems Apple built in API support to test to see if your iPad had a Front Facing Camera, Zoom and a Camera Flash. The front facing camera would, of course, be used for video chat, while Zoom and Camera Flash are often requested features for the iPhone’s camera.
Further investigation even reveals the following icons which clearly show an interface to accept or decline a video chat:
Given the size of these buttons, they were intended for use on the the iPad’s screen rather than the iPhone. We’re not sure why these features were dropped on the first version of the iPad, but we hope to see it again in future versions of the iPad or even iPhone.