TiP Daily 7/9/13: Budget iPhone leaks, AT&T announcement, & more! [VID]

1. AT&T Event Teaser

I’m pretty excited to see what AT&T is going to announce because it will likely play a pretty big impact on the cellular world and devices going forward (unless the event is a total let down, that is). But at the same time, I’m not holding my breath simply because it almost certainly won’t be something that we notice the benefits of immediately. The same thing happened when 4G and LTE started getting big – it sounded great, but we couldn’t use the technology until it was built into devices that we then had to purchase.

2. Leaked Budget iPhone backs

While I’m still not 100 percent convinced that these leaked backs are legitimate, it’s certainly starting to seem that way. I definitely couldn’t imagine Apple releasing a budget iPhone made of shiny, brightly-colored plastic a few years ago, but the post-Steve Jobs Apple seems to be more open to input from the market. If Apple does release an iPhone targeted at a lower market, I’ll be interested to see how it’s received.

3. Hide stock apps in iOS 7 beta 3

Often times, beta software is infuriating to use on a day-to-day basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love having the new features as soon as their announced, but the frequent crashes, lagging, and other stability issues certainly put a damper on the whole thing after a while. That being said, it must also be noted that not all bugs are bad. This latest bug in iOS 7 beta 3, for example, actually allows users to hide those annoying stock apps from your home screen, leaving space to fill with apps that are actually used!

Question of the day: Do you get excited by carrier events, or do you prefer announcements that have an immediate effect on the gadgets you use every day? Sound off in the comments section below or on twitter @TiP_Jake.



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  • Kourage2

    Waiting for the iPhone 5S to finally allow the ability to talk on the phone and surf the web on Verizon.