Announcement: Apple Rumors to Shut Down

I great saddness, I am announcing the closing of AppleRumors.NET. AppleRumors.NET has had an incredible history before our purhasing of the site. From 2001-2005 (exact date may vary), the service was owned by an different company which reported exclusively on Apple News. Click here to view more of the old Apple Rumors site.

With my acquisition of the site in September of 2013, I have dramatically revamped the site. Needless to say, I am officially closing AppleRumors.NET by next Sunday for undisclosed purposes. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

To Infinity!

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iOS 7.1 Released: Overview

Apple officially released iOS 7.1 this week. Why should you update? Well, to top it off, iOS 7.1 is a HUGE improvements for performance. Users of older devices (i.e. the iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad Mini 1). Along with significant performance improvements, 7.1 packs new design tweaks, CarPlay, better Touch ID for the iPhone 5s, and many minor tweaks. Overall, it’s an excellent upgrade and well worth the time. Get it today from the settings app!

Check out DetroitBORG’s awesome video above for a complete description of iOS 7.1.

Third Party Keyboards arrive on iOS

After many years, Apple has finally began allowing apps to access third party keyboards. Apple, know for its security and tight grip on its system, previously has been rather restrictive of developers accessing third party content – especially keyboards.

Enter Flesky, a keyboard that promises 114% more accurate typing, gesture based controls, customization, and an all-new design. Flesky promises that implementation is as easy as pie – requiring no lines of code to use. This doesn’t mean, however, that implementation is seamless. Flesky users must have the Flesky app installed which allows them to directly access the keyboard from within apps. However, not all apps can take advantage of the keyboard one installed. Developersust first optimize their apps for use with Flesky.

Needless to say, however, Flesky is a powerful keyboard with potential. It’s definitely a strong move on Apple’s part to allow Flesky into its App Store. If you’d like to get a feel of Flesky, download Infinity Apps’s Simple Tips for iPhone directly off the App Store (yeah, I made it)!

AppStore.com/SimpleTipsforiPhone

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Mac Turns 30 Today

Happy Birthday, Mac!
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Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs, just 29 years old, took to stage in an event that would define his career forever.  On January 24, 1984, Jobs unveiled the Macintosh, a computer which would revolutionize the industry forever.

Jobs’ device took years of work and the perfectionist would not stop until his product was perfect.  His love of perfection and minimalism defined who he was and revolutionized countless industries.

Today, the Mac lives on, a revolutionary machine, in various forms.  Customers can purchase a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iMac, or the newly redesigned Mac Pro.

Apple today changed its homepage to commemorate the thirty year anniversary.  Various celebrations are also being held today and this weekend around the globe.

Feel free to enjoy the video below, a historic event and landmark in  tech industry.

Apple News Roundup

As a blizzard pounds the east coast and CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is live in Las Vegas, there’s not too much going on inside the world of Apple lately.

Apple did, however, release the third beta of iOS 7.1 to developers today.  The third beta brings some minor UI enhancements, but they certainly are nice ones.  The iPhone app’s dialer has been redesigned and the screen (when accepting calls) has also been given a fresh new design.  Even the power off slider is redesigned (let’s hope Apple keeps these around when it releases iOS 7.1).  

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Just mere minutes ago we were told that Apple has released an online store via Tmall.   Apple’s Tmall site will feature Red Friday, a sales event later this week for Asian countries.  Apple currently operates a Chinese online store.  This new store is a new addition to the company’s Asian offerings.

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There’s a lot of new toys at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.  At the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Apple’s main competitor, Samsung, unveiled it’s “Smart Life” suite of products.  Although Apple is not officially present at the conference, there are many signs of its presence.  A new iPort allows the iPad Air to be charged wirelessly, Morphie has all new cases, and Otterbox too.  We’ll bring you more coverage of CES later in the week.

Wow, glad that’s over. 😀

 

 

 

Apple: Year in Review

Here at AppleRumors.NET, we’re remembering the amazing year of 2013.  Apple certainly had an incredible year and to do so, rather than write a full fledged article, we’ve prepared a timeline photo to visualize what Apple’s been up to.

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The year started with the introduction of the iPad (4) with 128 GB, then iTunes U hit 1 Billion downloads, WWDC 2013 sold out in less than two minutes (71 seconds), iTunes has 25 Millions songs and turned 10 this year, the App Store hit 50 Billion downloads, and WWDC 2013 began on June 10.  At WWDC, the new Mac Pro, iTunes Radio was unveiled along with OS X Mavericks and the radical iOS 7.  The MacBook Airs as well as new Airport Extremes and time Capsules were also released.  Apple updated Logic pro to Logic Pro X, a major upgrade, in July and new iMacs launched in late September.  September was also the month of the iPhone: the iPhone 5s with Touch ID and iPhone 5c.  In October, the new iPads were released (iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display) along with new MacBook Pros (Retina); Apple also updated it’s iWork and iLife Suites (also, it included iWork for iCloud).  In December, Apple pushed iBeacons an signed a major deal with China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier.

That’s not all…see the picture for a full description.  Happy New Year!  We can’t wait for 2014!

Pebble Watch

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The Pebble Watch is a watch that will link your smart phone and your watch. It will allow for you to read messages and tell the time as well as many other functions.

They say that they will allow third party developers to create apps for the watch that will help you to connect more with your phone and everyday life.

The watch comes in five colors, jet black, grey, cherry red, orange, and arctic white. The pebble watch is available right now for $130 on their website. 

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