This past few days has been nothing but leaks in the world of iPhone and iPad news. Thankfully, there were still some other interesting topics of discussion this week. On Monday, Apple finally released iOS 7 beta 4, so we took no time in having a dig through to see what new features and designs we could find. As well as that, Motorola launched its Moto X. Below are the big stories of the week, links (as always) are the headlines.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the budget iPhone over past months, but we didn’t have a name. On the interwebs we interchanged between ‘Budget iPhone’, ‘iPhone Lite’ and ‘Low-cost iPhone’. Thankfully, having seen some leaked packaging, we can now refer to it as ‘iPhone C’, where ‘C = Color’ (not ‘Cheap’).
iOS 7 beta 4 is here, and along with some reliability fixes, it also came with some really nice new interface and design changes.
Along with the noted new features, it also became clear that Apple has created an API for the detection of screenshot taking. It will become increasingly useful to developers like those of private messaging app, Snapchat.
Yet another leak, this time it’s the iPad mini 2 and there are some subtle differences between the shell picture and the current version.
Last but not least, we compared the specs of Motorola’s latest device with the iPhone 5’s. It’s an interesting comparison, but we’ll be more interested in seeing how the two compare in daily use side-by-side.