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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.4 To Address iPhone 5 Issue

 

Apple has just seeded iOS 6.1.4 to everyone, and it seems that it will be addressing a speaker issue that is in the iPhone 5. So it seems to update a small audio profile in order to fix the speaker’s clarity.

It can be downloaded via OTA, and it’s only 11MB, and seems to be specifically for iPhone 5 users. Of course, you’ll want to stay away from this if you jailbreak. Apple patched some evasi0n exploits in iOS 6.1.3, so if you want to jailbreak, this won’t help you out.

If you’d like to download iOS 6.1.4 directly, here are the links for:

iPhone5,1: 6.1.4 (10B350)
iPhone 5,2: 6.1.4 (10B350)

Other than the small profile, there seems to be no noticeable differences in this firmware.

Engineers Hard At Work To Complete iOS 7, Avoiding Delays

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So far we’ve heard that Apple and Jony Ive have been hard at work completely redesigning and developing the next iteration of iPhone software, iOS 7. However, it wasn’t that long ago that we’ve heard Apple was borrowing engineers from OS X 10.9 to help with the completion of iOS 7. Today, AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski is claiming that Apple is continuing to borrow engineers in an effort to avoid any type of release delay, and to at least finalize the first beta build of iOS 7:

Sources who declined to be named because they are forbidden to talk publicly about Apple’s plans tellAllThingsD that the company has been “borrowing” engineers from the OS X 10.9 team as part of an effort to double down on iOS 7.

Don’t panic however, Paczkowski assures us that his source says it will be releasing on schedule, and it’s likely just taking a little extra time than predicted to complete this overhaul. It’s worth noting that Paczkowski has been accurate with Apple predictions, citing reputable sources, in the past. Bloomberg backs the overhaul with their report earlier today, stating iOS 7 will contain a flat interface which is nothing like iOS has been in the past:

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iOS 7 To Bring In-Car Features

Although we’ve heard rumors that iOS 7 will be possibly releasing at WWDC, along with an overhauled interface, it seems that Apple is attempting to integrate iOS within the vehicles for easier hands-free access with Siri and Apple Maps. According to a new report from 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working with car manufacturers, and is adamant of having the iPhone connected to a center console where it would be able to display, or mirror, Maps and/or Siri information onto that screen:

According to people familiar with the plans, Apple is working with car makers on updated versions of car center consoles that could attach to iOS devices like the iPhone. Specifically, an iPhone could be plugged into a car and an optimized, redesigned version of Apple Maps will appear on the car’s built-in display instead of a proprietary GPS system found in many cars.

Back at WWDC 2012, Apple was beginning to launch an initiative where cars would be able to have a dedicated button for hands-free Siri. That plan was actually well thought out, however, we never really saw that play out with most car manufacturers. It wasn’t actually until these past few months that we saw these type of features hitting specific vehicles. Chevrolet was first to have a car that contained one of these “Siri” buttons, and Apple has even collaborated with Volkswagen on creating the “iBeetle”, which is of course centric of having your iOS device connected to your car.

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Analyst: 6th Generation iPhone Will Be Larger, Release In 2014

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According to a new report from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, it’s rumored that Apple will be increasing the screen real-estate on the 6th generation iPhone, which would be slated to release in 2014. Despite last week’s clarification by Tim Cook that Apple isn’t looking to increase the size of the iPhone, Misek is still standing by his claims. Here’s the scoop, via Financial Post:

Apple Inc. will likely launch a larger screen iPhone 6 in June 2014, according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.

While this may seem like an eternity for fans of the popular smartphone, he explains the wait is due to the time required to transition the device’s display technology.

FP raises the question of why anyone would want to buy an iPhone 5S, when rumors of the iPhone 6 are surfacing. Misek claims that the next-generation iPhone, or iPhone 5S, will bring different color schemes to the device, like the current iPod touches, as well as, a faster processor, likely the A7, and an improved camera.

Again, it seems that Apple’s conference call from last week completely goes against all of Misek’s predictions:

We always strive to create the very best display. Some customers value large screen size. Others value other factors such as resolution, color quality, white balance, reflectivity, power consumption, compatibility of apps, portability.

Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these tradeoffs exist.

Despite all of the rumors and what Apple has said, it’s possible that the 6th-generation iPhone may have a slightly increased screen size, but definitely not something drastic. What are your thoughts? Would you like a slightly bigger iPhone? source

Original iPhone To Soon Be Rendered Obsolete At Apple Retail Stores

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According to internal Apple documents obtained by 9to5mac, it seems that Apple will soon be rendering the original iPhone ‘obselete’ this Summer, along with various older Mac laptops and desktops. The original iPhone was debuted back in 2007, so it would make sense that Apple will no longer service these products from June 11, 2013 onward.

Apple defines obsolete, or vintage, products as:

…those that were discontinued more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exception:

-Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute.

-Owners of vintage Macintosh products may obtain service and parts from Apple service providers within the state of California, United States.

-Owners of vintage iPod products in the state of California may obtain service from Apple Retail Stores or by contacting AppleCare at 1-800-APL-CARE.

Apple’s iPhone was discontinued over 7 years ago, and AT&T has even stopped activating original iPhones over 18 months ago. The original iPhone was announced and unveiled at the 2007 MacWorld conference, starting at $499 for a 4GB model on-contract. Now, you can get a much sleeker, faster, and all-around great iPhone 5 starting at $199, or even $99 if you choose to get on on T-Mobile’s network.

Question: Are you still rocking an original iPhone, or using one for any reason? Let us know in the comments below!

MessageBox: Chat Heads on iOS

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Remember that cool tweak that we reported on a while ago? The concept behind the tweak was to enable Chat Heads on iOS system-wide, therefore “de-sandbox”ing it. It was whipped up in 24 hours by developer Adam Bell, and today it’s been released. The new tweak, dubbed “MessageBox”, allows you to view, send and read Facebook messages via Chat Heads throughout your entire iOS device (besides the lockscreen), just as it would be on Android, or a Facebook Home-compatible device.

Adam has been prominent in the jailbreak scene, developing useful tweaks such as Stride, and many others. However, this is a tweak that many have been looking forward to, and it seems to be the best, and only, rendition of Chat Heads on a device that’s not Facebook Home-friendly. I’ve been using the beta for a little while now since I got in contact with Adam, and today, he’s released the beta build to everyone, with hopes that an official release will soon follow.

Here’s how to get it:

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WWDC 2013 Slated For June 10-14, Confirms Future iOS and OS X Previews, Tickets On Sale Tomorrow 1PM EST

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Apple has just officially announced that their 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference will be held at the normal Moscone West in San Francisco from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14th. Tickets for WWDC will be going on sale tomorrow, April 25th at 10am PST / 1PM EST.

Apple holds WWDC as a way to showcase their newest software, and holds many sessions for developers to work on new projects, and to better improve their applications. Apple confirms that the future of iOS and OS X will definitely be discussed, and possibly previewed(?) at WWDC:

We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.

As many of you know, in late 2012 Apple’s previous iOS designer Scott Forstall left the company abruptly, leaving the future of iOS in Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive. Many have said that Ive will work wonders, and is going to be reworking the software from the ground-up, and will be unveiling a totally brand new interface at WWDC.

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Photos of Alleged iPad 5 Rear Casing Shows Off iPad Mini-Like Design

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It seems like our new best friends will be the folks at Tactus, because this week they’re bringing us photos of the alleged rear casing of the upcoming 5th-generation iPad. We’ve previously heard that the iPad 5 would take design elements from the current iPad mini, which consumers have been taking a liking to its aluminum casing.

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Photos of Alleged Gold and Gray iPhone 5S Nano SIM Trays Surface

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According to a new photos from Moumantai, it seems that the iPhone 5S may be released in a myriad of different colors, with gold and gray being possible options (above, below). Now despite being rumored as being iPhone 5S parts, this of course cannot be confirmed, as these could easily be colored iPhone 5 parts.

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However, should these pieces be deemed legitimate, it would align with previous reports stating that the iPhone 5S would be releasing in a slew of different colors, as stated above. Currently, it seems that the iPhone 5S will be slightly delayed due to manufacturing issues, but it seems that we will still likely see different color iPhones.

Would you be interested in different colored iPhones? Should these parts be real, it’d actually be a pretty interesting development and some of the first colored pieces we’ve seen from the iPhone 5′s successor. source

Photo of Alleged Budget iPhone Plastic Shell Surfaces

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According to numerous reports, it seems that Tactus has a very interesting photo that seems to be the rear polycarbonate shell of the rumored budget iPhone that is said to be released sometime this year.

Many sources have claimed that Tactus isn’t entirely reliable due to their prior track record, however, it seems that this case seems to be consistent with prior rumors and dimensions of the budget iPhone so far. It’s very reminiscent of the iPhone 3G and 3GS, however, it looks extremely modernized with squared-off edges and a much larger panel for the alleged 4-inch display.

Tactus also heard some information about upcoming Apple devices:

I’ve also heard on the grapevine that the alleged budget iPhone will have an A5 processor like the iPad Mini with a 32nm diecast. It’s also rumoured it will have a 3.5 inch retina screen, much like the 4S, but not as big as the iPhone 5 … I’ve also discovered the factory producing this secretive project have confirmed the device will be available in Black, White, Blue, Red and Yellow

Do you think the above photo is really the budget iPhone’s rear casing? Let us know in the comments below! source