iOS (previously known as iPhone OS) was what made the iPhone the best of the best back when it was announced in 2007. Sadly though it has gone untouched in the sense you could take an original iPhone out of the box and the whole thing would look almost exactly similar. There would be changes to Apps and to functionality (including the app store) but it would look almost exactly the same with the grid of icons.
That however may be coming to an end. Earlier this year Scott Forestall in charge of iOS development was fired and the prestige Jony Ive took over. There is a sense that Jony is going to get rid of some of the texture we see in apps such as the calendar and contacts and mold them to a more aluminum based design. What else will be done in the operating system is yet to discovered but I have hopes for the next iOS version. iOS 7 is expected to be revealed sometime in the summer with the next iPhone following it.
My let’s talk about the next iOS will be coming soon as I have a lot to talk about but will be up soon.
First off Happy New Year! Bad News I guess comes at a bad time it seems. Users are reporting a do not disturb bug with iOS devices, the bug seems to be with the scheduling portion of the feature. What happens is you schedule the device to go on do not disturb and it either won’t go on do not disturb or will stay on do not disturb until the user manually turns it on or off. This bug has been addressed by Apple saying the bug will auto-fix itself on January 7th next week. This bug ironicly comes at the time after the new Apple TV ad showing the feature off. Whoops.
The new iPod touch was announced alongside the new iPhone 5 almost a month ago. However we never got a release date for the device is still unknown. Apple gave the vague date of October. However we know a little more of when we can get our hands on Apples newest and best iPod Touch. The device could be launching in 3 weeks according to people who have pre ordered the device with shipping times being “3 weeks”.
The new iPod touch comes in many colors has a new wristband. The new iPod Touch also comes with a new A5 processor and has Siri built into it. The design is new also and the camera has been greatly improved.
Tiny wings 2.0 is now available to download in the App Store! The update includes 15 new hand crafted levels and a new game mode called “Flight School.” The game is free if you already paid for Tiny Wings 1.0 and is available to download now! Link Below!
Today Apple launched a beta site for iCloud.com where developers can test the new web features. The new features include Calendar improvements, the addition of notes and reminders, and improvements to the Find my iPhone application. To be able to get in you must have an iOS iCloud account running on iOS 6 beta or I believe an iCloud account running on OS X Mountain Lion. If you have an iCloud account with those then head to beta.icloud.com and sign in!
Yesterday (yes I am late) Apple released iOS 6 beta 2 for members of the iOS developer portal. The update contains bug fixes, more bugs added, and some new features which I will add later. To download and install you must be part of the developer portal. You can either download the software from Apple’s Developer Portal or if you are running iOS 6 already go to Settings>General>Software Update> Download. The Gears should spin inside the settings app but no the home screen icon stays still. So go and get it if you haven’t yet!
Yes I know iOS 6 is in beta and I know it is only the first beta but I thought I would share some bugs with you that I have found so if you are running the beta you will know that I have found them as well. So let’s get started
Safari lags when trying to change orientation to full screen landscape or will quit entirely.
iCloud backup will ask you for a password. Even with the right password it will keep asking
Purchased for Apps and Music don’t work in iOS 6
Apps will not install over 3G. Apps will get to “Installing” and then an error message will appear.
(Update)When selecting messages or FaceTime in settings entire phone freezes (Thanks Jonathan!)
(Update)Keyboard clicks don’t always happen
The New iPad
Siri will post to facebook but has an error posting to twitter.
Turn by Turn directions doesn’t say directions when locked (Might be smart cover problem)
NEEDS MORE 3D buildings.
Purchased apps and music section doesn’t work
When selecting certain music to sync in iTunes the entire library will delete… Pain for quick sync and go
(Update) Keyboard clicks don’t always happen.
Apple TV (2nd Gen)
Audio will not play through airplay
When using airplay the entire screen will be black
Will disappear from Airplay List
If you have found any other bugs please leave a comment below saying the bug and what device you are running or use the form below.
I am going to be in a class while the announcement is happening today… However that isn’t going to stop me from bringing you what is going on in wwdc 2012! I will be tweeting or retweeting everything interesting on @apples_genius twitter feed. The widget is to the sidebar for updates and you can visit the twitter page as well! Enjoy!