Last night, according to an article from BGR, Microsoft is rumored to have taken a page from Apple by moving their operating system to an annual release schedule. Microsoft’s next major installment to Windows OS is allegedly slated for release in mid-2013. Dubbed “Windows Blue”, the forthcoming operating system update may, as revealed by an unconfirmed Microsoft official who goes by the appellation of “maxy”, introduce new customizable options.
According to a new report from Macotakara, a Japanese blog, Apple may be on track to release their fifth-generation iPad in March of 2013. Having just released the fourth-generation iPad almost two months ago, Apple effectively broke their informal yearly refresh cycle for their increasingly popular tablet line. If Macotakara’s intel is accurate, only four or five months will have passed by the time the rebooted iPad is released.
Welcome to the hundred-and-nineteenth episode of my series entitled BestTechInfo and Rumors! In this episode I discuss various Jailbreak details, iOS 6.0.2, 6.1 beta 4, my 4th Generation iPad giveaway and more.
According to a rather short article from BGR, Apple’s most recent public firmware release (iOS 6.0.2) may have a negative impact on battery life. The new 6.0.2 firmware was exclusively released for customers with either an iPhone 5 or an iPad mini earlier this week on Tuesday, December 18th for the sole purpose of addressing an unnamed Wi-Fi bug.
Like in years past, the latest iPhone model from Apple (the iPhone 5) was the company’s biggest smartphone launch. Within 24 hours of being available for pre-order, Apple sold an impressive 2 million iPhone 5 units. According to Mobile Future, “a coalition of cutting-edge technology and communications companies”, the iPhone 5 has had a rather astounding impact on the United States’ economy and has more of an influence that originally anticipated.
Today, following yesterday’s release of iOS 6.1 beta 4, Apple released iOS 6.0.2: an update that’s strictly for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The release notes for the new firmware state that the update addresses a “a bug that could impact Wi-Fi”.
According to a recent Google+ post from Jeff Huber, Google’s Senior Vice President of Geo and Commerce, the new Google Maps app for iOS has already turned into a smashing success. With over 10 million reported downloads between last Wednesday (when the app was released) and Friday, Google Maps has skyrocketed to claim number one on the App Store’s “Top Charts” for free apps.
Today, exactly two weeks after seeding the third iOS 6.1 beta to registered developers, Apple has released iOS 6.1 beta 4. The build number for the new pre-release firmware has changed from iOS 6.1 beta 3′s 10B5117b build number to 10B5126b, suggesting various changes and improvements over the previous version.
In celebration of the holidays, I’ve teamed up with the members of iPodUplink and Jailbreak Nation for another giveaway. This time, we’re giving our viewers and readers an opportunity to win a new 4th Generation iPad! Gaining entries is simple and can be accomplished by following the simple instructions that are outlined in the video embedded above, as well as the list below.
Welcome to the hundred-and-eighteenth episode of my series entitled BestTechInfo and Rumors! In this episode I discuss a social experiment that involves a fake 6.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak, the possibility of a Retina iPad mini, iTunes 11.0.1 and more.