iBooks has been a big successful for Apple â€” despite the ongoing price fixing case from the Department of Justice â€” but it’s a service that may never have been if Eddy Cue hadn’t have convinced Steve Jobs that it would be awesome on the iPad.
Before Apple was gearing up to launch its popular tablet in late 2009, Steve Jobs wasn’t interested in the iBooks idea, and he felt that e-books [Read More...]
Andrew Stone at AltWWDC.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAÂ â€” Andrew Stone, an indie NeXT developer who worked with Steve Jobs for almost a quarter century, believes that Jobs would’ve never let Apple be a part of the United States National Security surveillance program PRISM.
“Steve Jobs would’ve rather died than give into that, even though he had a lot of friends at the NSA,” he told Cult of Mac, shaking his head. “Microsoft [Read More...]
Jony Ive’s vision for iOS has received quiet a bit of heat over the last 24 hours thanks to his heavy use of flat icons, huge areas of white space and whimsical neon color gradients.
A few designers have already sought to ‘fix’ some of the uglier quirks of iOS 7, but what would happen if we let Sir Jonathan Ive redesign everything? Well thanks to a hilarious new Tumblr called Â ‘Jony Ive Redesigns Things,’ [Read More...]
Yesterday, the Department of Justice published its case against Apple for allegedly conspiring with publishers to raise the price of ebooks. Now, Apple’s responded, calling the DoJ’s case “bizarre” and saying that they are twisting the words of Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs.
Appearing in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday, Apple’s lawyer Orin Synder denied that Apple had conspired to do anything, and said that far from publishers colluding with Apple before [Read More...]
Have you ever contemplated just how many displays Apple’s manufactured for the iPhone since 2007? And then, have you ever thought how cool it’d be to combine all those iPhone displays into one gigantic Monophone that’s docked in the middle of Manhattan?
Josh Orter over at Stupid Calculations was wondering what such an object would look like too, so he did all the calculations and discovered the Monophone screen would stretch 5,059 [Read More...]
Many of us have old MacBooks and PowerBooks collecting cobwebs and dust bunnies in the back of our closets. It seems an ignominous end to a computer that we not only loved, but probably spent a lot of money on. Did we waste our cash on something little better than a dust collector?
That’s what TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive wanted to know, so he ended up asking himself what would have [Read More...]
Before you say anything: Yes, I know this is a case for the Kindle and not for an iPad or other Apple device. But I don’t care because a) it’s super cool and should be made for the iPad mini and b) you probably own a Kindle anyway. It’s called the Wingo, and it adds [...]
Apple To Be Grilled By U.S. Senate On â€œExtensive [Read More...]
There’s a lot of talk these days about Google Glass, Google’s new futuristic wearable computer that functions like a set of cyborg glasses, overlaying a HUD of Google products and search services over your life. It certainly sounds impressive, and early reviews from the usual techno-nerds are positive. But what would Steve Jobs have thought [...]
AT&T Will Let Any iPhone Or iPad Use FaceTime [Read More...]
Mobileaks says the above render comes from a tipster who has seen the iPad mini 2 with Retina display. We’re not so convinced.
According to a “source” speaking to Mobileaks, these will be the specifications of the iPad mini 2:
7.9 inch Retina display 2048 x 1536 pixels 324 ppi Apple A6X processor 8.0 megapixel camera 2.0 megapixel front camera 16, 32, 64 GB internal memory 7.5 mm thickness
At first [Read More...]
What would a budget or mid-range iPhone mini look like with a radical new vision of iOS 7 installed on it, fronted by that skeuomorph-hating design perfectionist, Jony Ive?
Martin Hajek — one of the most talented Apple concept designers around — wanted to know, so he created a new budget iPhone concept that features bighter colors, a smaller screen, and a plastic backshell inspired by the iPad mini, then “installed” DÃ¡maso BenÃtezâ€™ “really nice [Read More...]