According to an alleged Japanese carrier sales sheet, Apple’s next handset will be called the iPhone 5S and will launch at some point in July, with preorder starting on June 20th. Among other details, it is mentioned that the device will run iOS 7 and feature a 13Mpx rear camera.
According to Jay Yarow with Business Insider, Apple’s new big announcement won’t be related to hardware, but instead it will be new software. The columnist believes the company will introduce it at this year’s WWDC in June. While the focus of the upcoming software product remains unknown, it’s believed to be either a mobile or iCloud-related app.
In the past couple of months, Apple has been polishing up the details of its future ‘spaceship’ campus in Cupertino. The updated project was recently published on the city’s website, including the campus description, site, landscaping and floor plans, a bycicle plan and renderings, which look mostly identical to the originally filed pictures. The revised headquarters is still a 2.8 million square feet site with a lot of trees housing 14,200 employees.
On April 20, Apple is taking the wraps off a new Apple Store in Australia. Located at the Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne, the outlet is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. local time. The store is reportedly situated directly over the Samsung Experience outlet, which some believe draws from Apple’s retail design. That would be the fifth Apple Store in the greater Melbourne area. With over 4 million dwellers, Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia. The new outlet will be the company’s 19th store in the country, slightly less than a third of which were build just in the past two years.
The iPod Nano 2011 seems to remain the sexiest smartwatch, being able to overcome the latest timekeeping devices on looks. In fact, there are a number of great smartwatches at the moment, which have been recently released. However, the MP3 player, launched back in 2011 and not sold by the “fruit company” at the moment appear to look nicer than the latest devices. The MP3 player was attached to a Hex Nanon metal watchband, which created the best-looking combination, which wins the competitions 2 years later. In fact, a lot of people agree that the two year old device looks better that the smartwatches that have just arrived. The question is how Apple managed to create the device that can’t be competed over several years. Perhaps, the answer is simple: the thing is in the ideal balance of first-class design with digital geek. As a matter of fact, Apple’s Nano seems to combine everything best from glass, metal, and nerdy watch faces, taking all nice from their designs.
On the 16th of April, blog M.I.C Gadget found out that a Chinese website 7659.com was distributing free pirated apps for iOS devices. The most striking fact was that the website used Apple enterprise app and Apple’s tools to allow Chinese users to install popular iPhone/iPad apps for free and without having to access the App Store. Although Apple has not commented on website’s activity yet, it is clear that the company will try to shut it down as soon as possible.