This week has been incredibly busy for our favorite tech company. It’s had what is seen as one of its most important earnings calls of the past few years. Along with that, we’ve seen a whole host of new rumors ranging from iOS 6.1 releasing (finally) through to iPad 5, iPad mini 2nd gen and the supposed new lineup of iPhones. Our top 5 stories this week are below:
This rumor made an appearance on Thursday and stirred up a lot of hope, before eventually disappointing all of us. With the final beta of iOS 6.1 expiring very soon, it was speculated that the public release would be here before the weekend. Sadly, it didn’t come to pass – as many rumors don’t. But, that’s not to say we aren’t going to see it very soon. We just don’t know when. Tagged along was the news that jailbreak devs are just as eager as we are to get the public release as they appear to have a solution ready for it as soon as it’s out.
This was an article I wrote last Saturday, and it detailed the 5 key things I think iOS needs when it gets its next major refresh. From deleting default apps to being able to store them in a drawer and getting rid of skeuomorphism. It’s all there.
An unusual rumor that Apple is planning on releasing a huge 4.8-inch iPhone this year. The entire webosphere was in agreement that it isn’t likely, especially after Tim Cook said that a bigger iPhone won’t happen.
Two rumors popped up yesterday, each seemingly agreeing with each on some points, except release dates. We’re supposedly to expect a new iPad mini, iPhone 5S and a 5th gen iPad before the year is up.
Finally the news that jailbreaking smartphones would become illegal in the States from today. Unless you go to the carrier directly to get it unlocked, you are apparently breaking a law. Disappointing news I’m sure.