Today Apple announced that iOS 7 will be rolled out to iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th. gen on September 18. If you're wondering what you'll be getting, it's best to check out our full preview of iOS 7.
Earlier this year the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a ban on the import of the iPhone 4 and cell-equipped iPad 2 models after ruling that the devices violated a patent held by Samsung. The Obama administration has overruled that decision at the eleventh hour, allowing the Apple devices to continue to be imported. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, issued his ruling on Saturday, citing the best interest of consumers as his rationale for overturning the ban.
Continuing the look back at previous WWDC keynotes as we eagerly await the 2013 conference getting underway, today it's on to 2010. Earlier in the year Apple had launched the iPad, and already shown off version 4.0 of the iPhone OS, but at WWDC iOS was officially termed for the first time. We also got another new iPhone and the launch of iBooks for the iPhone.
The iPhone 4 in the UK is about to get a whole lot cheaper. According to Pocket-Lint, beginning May 10 high-street retailer Carphone Warehouse is set to offer the iPhone 4 on contract for £17 per month with a free phone. Or, to put it another way, you'll be able to pick up an iPhone 4 for just 50p per day.
In announcing the March quarter's fiscal results, Apple revealed that profits dropped from the year prior. While there are many issues that factor into that, one of the greatest is the iPhone 4. Average selling price for iPhones dropped $23 from the year quarter. Why is that? It's because Apple is getting aggressive with the iPhone 4 in developing markets.
Apple recently released iOS 6.1.3 which included a fix for the passcode bypass bug that would allow an unauthorized person to access the Phone app on a locked iPhone. One day after the update, however, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web is reporting that a new bypass bug has been discovered, this time by videosdebarraquito.
Pad & Quill make some of our favorite iPhone and iPad cases, and they've recently released brand new versions for both the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. As always, they're hand made in Minnesota, and their baltic birch and leather stand in gorgeous contrast to Apple's glass and aluminum devices. Best of all, they're giving three (3) of each away to our awesome iMore readers.
If you updated to iOS 6 on your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 and despite all our battery life tips, still aren't getting enough power to get you through the day, or if you simply travel and need to recharge on the go, the PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone is worth a look. Like other battery cases, the PowerSkin fits snugly over your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S -- sorry, no iPhone 5 version available yet! -- and hooks into the Dock connector to supply power.
Sprint is getting ready to discontinue in-store sales of the iPhone 4 following the launch of the iPhone 5. Leaked internal documents show pricing for the iPhone 5 as well as discounted pricing for the iPhone 4S along with a note about the iPhone 4 being discontinued.