Apple today surprised the world as it released the iPad mini to the public. Apple stores around the world are now receiving the iPad mini with retina display and users can pick them up in stores.
AppleRumors.NET will have a review of the iPad mini with retina display in the coming weeks.
Apple yesterday updated Remote (AppStore.com/Remote), it’s remote app for controlling an iTunes library or Apple TV. Remote has been updated with iOS 7 features, making the new version 4.0 update a major uverhaul.
Remote is the latest Apple app to receive a major update (Apple updated podcasts, Find my Friends, iTunes Trailers, and other apps in the past few weeks.
Most notably, Apple has not updated iBooks and iTunes U with iOS 7 designs. This leads us to ask, Will Apple update them in the coming weeks or hold an education event similar to it’s January 2012 event?
Find My Friends, Podcasts, and iTunes Trailers have all been updated today with a new iOS 7 look and feel. The new apps feature iOS 7’s opacity, clarity, and ultra minimalism.
New icons have also been released with the icons.
iBooks still hasn’t been updated…how strange? Hope to see it within the next week or so!
Apple today announced a slew of new products including OS X Mavericks (available for free today from the Mac App Store), the new Mac Pro, updated MacBook Pros with Retina Displays the iPad Air, and the iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Apple Executive Craig Fedaragi took the stage today to announce the release of OS X Mavericks, the next iteration of the “world’s most advanced desktop operating system.” Fedaragi pleasantly surprised us explaining that Mavericks will be available for free via the mac App Store.
Additionally, the redesigned Mac Pro and new MacBook Pro with Retina display were announced by Phil Schiller, touting new and improved processors, graphics, and more. The new MacBook Pros will be available for purchase today in any Apple retail store. Apple’s latest pro beast, the Mac Pro is substantially smaller and more powerful than it’s predecessor, the 2010 tower. It will be available for sale in December.
While these updates were warmly welcomed, the real star of the show was the iPad. Apple released the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display to succeed the Fourth Generation iPad and iPad Mini (first gen).
Apple touts the iPad Air as weighing only 1 pound, featuring an all new design, faster A7 Chip, M7 coprocessor, new smart covers, and more. Apple’s design is in line with the first gen and second gen iPad Mini.
The new iPad Mini with Retina Display sports an incredible Retina Display with over 3.1 million pixels. Better contrast and saturation make this a truly incredibly display.
Eddy Cue, SVP of iCloud and internet services demoes the latest update to iLife and iWork claiming it is the most substantial update ever. Both suites are available for either update or purchase on the Mac App Store.
We’ll gave more information and reviews of the new iPads, Macs, and Mavericks coming soon – so stay tuned.
What do you think of the announcement?
Update October 22 at 4:35 PST: Addition of iWork and iLife info.
Apple today sent our invitations for the press to attend a October 22 event in San Francisco.
The rumor mill correctly predicted this event and the exact sate about a week ago. Expected to debut on October 22 is a new MacBook Pro lineup, the new Mac Pro, two new iPads (a refresh to the iPad 4 and iPad Mini), as well as a new Apple TV, OS X Mavericks, and an updated iWork Suite.
Apple’s invitation is colorful (as with the last) and shows many small “stems” throughout the picture.
AppleRumors.NET will have coverage on October 22.
According to people familiar with the supply chains, Apple is said to be planning a 12″ MacBook Air with a high resolution, possibly Retina, Display in 2014. The same source also claims that Apple is planning to release the “iPad 6” with a higher resolution display than the current Retina displays.
AppleRumors.NET will bring you more news as this story develops.
Shipping times for the iPhone 5s have dropped from “October” to 2-3 weeks. While we can only speculate, this may be in part to a larger inventory of 5s’s or a lessening demand.
Customers reached out to us today saying that their 5s’s, on backorder, will be shipping next week.
Developers who have not updated from the beta versions of iOS have discovered that the software has expired and requires “activation.”
Developers can resolve this problem by restoring their iDevice with a fresh install of the latest version of iOS, 7.0.02, from the iOS Developer Center. Developers will need iTunes 11.1.
Administers piloting the iPad in education have noticed that the recent upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7 has caused some significant issues. Admins reported that provisioning profiles, which are inputted into the operating system and allow for restrictions and non-app store apps, were taken off the students’ iPads when they upgraded to iOS 7.
This latest development comes after students in the LA school district discovered that by removing provisioning profiles from the Settings app will limit restrictions. Provisioning profiles are mainly installed to allow usage of the Self-Service web app and likit restrictions of app downloads
Apple has said that it will address this issue within the next month.
Apple today hired Jay Sartori, a Toronto Blue Jays assistant to manage the App Store’s sports section. Jay Sartori has knowledge of statistics and software engineering, making him a fit for the tech giant.
Apple’s sports section in the App Store is a popular destination for sports-related games and apps.