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Apple has just posted a video of the jam-packed iPhone 5 press event from this morning, where Tim Cook not only announced the next iPhone, but a new iPod touch, nano, and a boatload of other software updates and accessories. It’s available now for streaming on Apple’s website. The keynote is usually made available both on iTunes as well as on YouTube within a few hours after the event, so we’ll update the post when it goes live there as well. Go watch it!
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Along with the announcement of the iPhone 5, Apple has also posted its traditional promotional video, touting the iPhone’s new features. As is typical, Jony Ive is present, talking about the new design and the iPhone 5’s larger display. The video is up on Apple’s website now, but you can also view it here, just after the break.
For me, one of the most annoying tweaks in OS X Mountain Lion was the change of the default save location for many of apps I use on a regular basis. Any app that uses iCloud now displays its save dialog box differently than it would have before its integration into OS X. Due to this, upon saving files in many applications, instead of being presented with a view of the filesystem, the default save location is now just “iCloud”, and saving the file anywhere else has become somewhat of a chore. Thanks to some Terminal commands, though, this behavior can be reverted to its pre-Mountain Lion state, as i’ll show you in this video.
As part of Apple’s App Store redesign in iOS 6, thanks in part to their acquisition of Chomp, a new search result interface has been rolling out tonight for both the iPad and iPhone. The redesign, which brings a new cards-style interface to searches, replaces the old list format of results. As you can see from below, the design is consistent across both the iPhone and iPad user interface.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a Seoul court ruled that Apple has infringed on two of Samsung’s patents. In addition, Apple must stop selling the infringing products in South Korea. Apple isn’t the only one at fault here, as the court also ruled that Samsung had infringed upon Apple’s “bounceback” patent. According to the WSJ’s Evan Ramstad:
Looks like a split decision overall in South Korea court, but Samsung faring better than Apple with judges.
In addition, Reuters reports that Apple has been given a small fine of roughly $35,400.
Gizmodo has posted a photo today of what they claim to be the screen for the alleged iPad Mini we’ve been hearing so much about. Apparently, the screen is exactly 7.85 inches diagonally, which lines up with current expectations of the device.
Interestingly enough, the screen doesn’t have a standard 4:3 aspect ratio like the current iPad, although if recent rumors are to be believed, this very well might just be the case.
If you’re a fan of the new Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion as I am, you’re probably annoyed by the sparse list of three default fonts included with the app, just like in iOS. Sure, you can choose a different, note-specific font with a little work, but until now, there’s been no easy way to set a good default font for all of your notes.
Thanks to the easy little workaround I’ll show you in this video, you’ll finally be able to ditch Marker Felt once and for all, and choose the font of your choice within Notes.
Apple has just uploaded a new a new iPad commercial to their YouTube channel, following in the same manner as the previous iPad ad, talking about all the various capabilities of the 3rd generation iPad.
The new ad, entitled “All On iPad”, shows people tweeting, having a FaceTime chat, browsing the web, painting, reading, and more.
The ad runs as follows:
Read it. Tweet it. Be surprised. Be productive. Make a sale. Make some lunch. Make it movie night. Play a game, or an old favorite. Do it all more beautifully, with the retina display, on iPad.
Clearly, Apple is continuing to stress the importance of the Retina display, as this is the third commercial Apple has aired about the new iPad, highlighting the Retina display in each one.
Apple’s iPad ads have been traditionally different than its iPhone ads, which have recently featured celebrities, as well as its recent Mac ads, which have been met with much criticism. Clearly, Apple is continuing to broaden its advertising strategy in a number of ways, experimenting with ads targeted towards a wide variety of consumers.
All in all, the 30 second spot is very similar to its predecessor, using the same music and voice.
Today, Apple re-uploaded the newest Siri ad, the one featuring Martin Scorsese, to its YouTube channel. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this type of thing happen on their channel, so I went to investigate.
It turns out that Apple just has a remarkable attention to detail. Thanks to the numerous people who always upload Apple’s ads, I was able to compare the new upload to the original. Here’s what I found.
According to an internal email revealed during the Samsung vs. Apple trial currently in progress, Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and services was in favor of the idea of a 7-inch iPad back in 2011.
In an email to Scott Forstall, Tim Cook, and Phil Schiller, Cue remarked: “I believe there will be a 7-inch market and we should do one.”