05 September 201212By Rene RitchieBack in July when iMore learned about Apple's plans for a September 12 iPhone event, we learned some new iPods would likely be coming with it, including a new iPod touch and iPod nano. Details were scarce, however.
28 August 20123By chrisoldroydApple has pushed out an update for the Apple TV that brings an iTunes Festival app to the main screen. The iTunes Festival, much like the Hulu Plus app that appeared earlier this month, doesn't require a software update it just appears on your home screen over the air.
20 August 20126By chrisoldroydApple’s Genius Bar apparently deals with 50,000 appointments a day from all around the world. The appointments involve iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod, Apple TV, and Mac repairs, and whichever way you look at it, it’s a huge number of appointments. The information comes from The Loop who managed to get a meeting with Apple to discuss its retail operations after Apple opened its 374th and 375th retail store in Canada.
17 August 20128By Anthony CasellaNot all iOS device Wi-Fi speeds are created equal. If your family has a mix of devices, like an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPod touch 3, it can be difficult to get maximum performance from your Wi-Fi router. The iPad can do fast 802.11n on the relatively clear 5GHz frequency. The iPhone 4S can do fast 802.11n, but only on the more cluttered 2.4GHz frequency. The iPod touch can only do slower 802.11b/g, and only on 2.4GHz. Even if you have a dual-band router, like Apple's latest AirPorts, even as the iPad zips along at 802.11n on 5Ghz, the slower iPod touch or even an iPhone 3GS will force the iPhone 4S down to 802.11b/g on 2.4GHz. So what's a geek to do?
If you have a desktop computer or server that stays on most of the time, you can set up Bluetooth tethering for your older devices, getting them off Wi-Fi and letting your 802.11n devices speed along unhindered. It's a bit of a workaround, and your Bluetooth-connected devices will be limited to 20mbs, but the slower slows will also give you faster fasts on your more modern devices. For me, that's a great tradeoff. If you agree, here's how to do it on OS X Mountain Lion.
16 August 2012By Rene RitchieGeorgia, Rene, and Seth talk yet more Apple television rumors, go deep on the iPad mini mockups, argue about Siri and the iPod touch, and pre-order their iPhone pre-order thoughts. Oh, and the air conditioning, live stream, and screen sharing all trifectafail! This is the iMore show!
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06 August 201227By Rene RitchieiMore has learned that Apple intends to update their entire lineup of iOS device products to support the new, miniaturized Dock connector, and to do it as early the rumored September 12 special event this fall...
01 August 20124By chrisoldroydFreedomPop has announced that it will soon offer the Freedom Sleeve which is an iPod touch case that includes a WiMax mobile hotspot. The idea is to enable iPod touch users to have continuous access to a data connection and be able to make and receive phone calls through VoIP services like Skype.
21 July 201228By Rene RitchieWhen iMore first heard that Apple was going ahead with the 7-inch iPad this fall, and at a ~$200 price point, one of the first things we asked was -- what does that mean for the iPod touch?
20 July 201214By GeorgiaWhich next-gen iOS device do you want the most?
There will almost certainly be an iPhone 5 this fall, likely October, and it may well come with a 4-inch, 16:9 screen and an LTE radio for super-fast networking. But is that the next-generation iOS device you want most?
Rumors are also running hot and heavy about a new addition to the iOS family, the first new addition since 2010 -- a 7.85-inch iPad mini. With the same powerful specs as the iPad 2, but in a much smaller package, it could be easier to carry, cheaper to buy, and much more attractive for education and mobile business. Is that the iOS device you've been lusting over?
The iPod touch hasn't been updated since the fall of 2010, so if Apple gives their gaming handheld the same kind of 4-inch, 16:9 inch screen, and maybe a redesign, would that be your dream iOS device?
Some kind of Apple TV variant? A full on Apple television? A larger screened iPad? Or something else entirely?
Which next-gen iOS device is also next on your iOS shopping list?
14 July 20121By chrisoldroydGameloft has announced that it will be releasing its highly anticipated game, The Dark Knight Rises on July 20th. The game is based on the upcoming Batman film with the same name and will be the only official game based on this movie; the information comes from Pocket Gamer.
09 July 20124By chrisoldroydThe official Twitter app is set to receive a huge update which promises to deliver some new interactive features along with a much better notification system. The information comes by way of a leak in the iOS6 beta's App Store that revealed the app's update notes as spotted by 9to5 Mac.
05 July 20127By chrisoldroydGameDock is the latest innovative project to arrive on Kickstarter and it looks like a really interesting proposition. Aimed squarely at the retro gamers amongst us, it looks to provide an interface between your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and your HDTV as well as giving you two handheld controllers to improve any gaming experience.
03 July 20122By chrisoldroydiCade mobile, the handheld gaming solution for serious mobile gamers, is now available with immediate delivery. Announced back at CES in January, the iCade Mobile is a case extension for your iPhone that offers dedicated hardware buttons and a directional pad for that classical, tactile, full-on handheld gaming experience.
01 July 20126By chrisoldroydAs expected, Apple has now closed its MobileMe service and if you haven’t already retrieved any outstanding information stored on MobileMe, now is the time to get it out of there. Apple has already closed down the syncing service and the iDisk and MobileMe Gallery apps have now vanished from the App Store.
28 June 2012By chrisoldroydThe LUMOback has just hit Kickstarter and looks to solve your back problems by alerting you when you have bad posture. Kickstarter members are cranking out some really interestig ventures these days and this one is no different. The LUMOback has two parts to it, a hardware part and an iPhone app.
26 June 201255By chrisoldroydApple has just launched their own podcast app, called simply Podcasts. It's available right now in the App Store and is a universal binary so has specific interfaces for both iPhone and iPod touch, and iPad. It's a great way to listen to all your favorite podcasts, including iMore's and all the Mobile Nations shows.
05 June 20122By chrisoldroydGameloft and Marvel have announced that they are working together to bring the official Amazing Spider-Man game to the iPhone, iPad and Android devices later this year. The new game will be based on the Sony Pictures film "The Amazing Spider-Man" and should deliver full 3D action, missions, rich gameplay and comprehensive battle systems.