When Twitter recently launched the newest version of its iPhone app, the company focused on streamlining and simplifying the user interface.
Ryan Sarver, head of Twitter API, said, “In a world where Facebook and Google are competing on features, Twitter wants to focus on being simple.”
However, even as the official Twitter app keeps it straightforward, developers are providing more in-depth Twitter capabilities on other apps. I took a look at various Twitter iPhone applications on the market today. Learn how you can expand your Twitter capabilities using these apps. Read more…
The iPhone 5 will launch at Apple’s WWDC event, according to a report by Daiwa Securities cited by DigiTimes.
This year WWDC will likely take place June 10th-15th.
WWDC is Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, held in June each year. It’s an event where Apple showcases the latest and greatest of its technology for developer use.
It looks like Apple was thinking about making a phone long before the iPhone’s introduction in 2007.
The photo below is being passed around a bunch of Apple fan blogs, stating that it’s a prototype for a touchscreen Apple phone. (Read more at TIPB, iPhoneFreakz, and Jay Mug)
Supposedly, the prototype was designed by Hartmut Esslinger, who helped design the Apple II desktop PC. It’s pretty slick for a device from the early 80s, featuring a touchscreen and stylus input. On the screen, you can see a virtual check and an accounting app, so it looks like Apple wanted to design a hybrid phone/computer as early as 1983.
A lot of old Apple stuff has been popping up this week since Stanford decided to open up its archive of materials the company donated to the university.
Take a look:
Apple is getting ready to launch a completely redesigned iPhone for a Fall 2012 release, according to BGR, citing a close source. The new phone will feature a rubbery
material on the back that will connect the phone’s aluminum backing to the front bezel.
Think of it as a built in “bumper” like the ones Apple sells now for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
BGR’s source did not mention whether or not the next iPhone will have a larger, 4-inch screen, as many have reported before.
As with any rumor, don’t take this as fact. Fall 2012 is a long way out and things could easily change