We’ve known it was coming ever since AllThingsD reported about it last week. The tech blog let slip a little secret that Apple would be holding a special event on Oct. 22. The news was not official, and until now was considered one of the many rumors floating around about the next generation of iPad and iPad mini tablets. However, just as they reported the rumor first, The D has just reported that Apple has officially sent out invitations to the Oct. 22 special event.
Yesterday, Macorakara reported that, thanks to information from case makers at the China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong, the next generation of iPad mini will be just a teensy bit bigger. Additionally, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White told investors yesterday that Apple will be revamping its line of Smart Covers to accommodate the new iPad dimensions. He also noted that vendors at the trade show were selling iPad cases and covers that match the rumored specs of the fifth-generation model.
Apple is making some more changes to its chain of command. This time, the company’s retail department is getting a new boss. Today, Apple announced that former Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrendts, will join the family under a newly created position as a senior vice president, overseeing the expansion and operation of the company’s online and retail stores.
Last week Arturia released its latest synth call iSEM for iOS and I decided to put it up against the real thing, which I happen to own and use on a regular basis. I am always impressed with Arturia because they are bringing classic synthesizer technology to a new generation of mobile musicians and they are doing a great job!
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 75% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Tech analysts are always predicting what Apple’s next moves will be. Some are even spot-on at speculating on dates, sizes, and price points for new products. It looks like at least one analyst is now jumping on the accessory rumor bandwagon now. Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian J. White believes that Apple will be redesigning their Smart Covers for the iPad to accommodate the change in size of the next generation of tablet. Well, duh.
As days go by and the next iPad event, rumored to be held on Oct. 22, grows nigh, new images and speculations are coming to light. Some can be believed, while other can be dismissed outright. One new rumor that has just been reported on Macotakara involves Apple’s smaller sized tablet. According to the Chinese language tech blog, the next iPad mini will be a little bit bigger.
Popular audio and speaker company Sonos has been hard at work creating sound systems that are both portable and high quality. In December, the company announced a new line of products that uses Wireless iTunes Playback to stream music to any room with a compatible Sonos speaker. Today, Sonos has launched a new speaker that promises to allow you to stream “all the music on earth” with a powerful sound that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
You may recall that, on Sept. 10, alongside the announcement of the new line of iPhones, Apple also announced that new devices would also come with most iWork and iLife apps for free (GarageBand not being one of them). According to the announcement, anyone who purchased an iOS 7 compatible devices after Sept. 1 would be given a prompt when setting up their iPhone or iPad to download five free iWorks and iLife apps. As discovered by 9to5Mac, Apple is now offering refunds in the form of iTunes credit to eligible users who paid for one of the apps after Sept. 1.
Soon after Apple launched iOS 7, some users complained of experiencing severe motion sickness, and even getting headaches. Apparently, the awesome parallax feature, as well as much of Apple’s new zoom animation, is causing nausea amongst some sufferers of Visually Induced Motion Sickness.
Currently, there is no solution to the problem. However, we have some suggestions that should help you reduce the effects of sickness you may feel when using your iOS device.