So here’s a question for you. Yeah, you. There have been a cavalcade of rumors in the past year that the upcoming iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack. A bunch of people have corroborated these rumors. NO-one who has any proof, of course.
If it doesn’t have a headphone jack, there’s a strong possibility that to ease the transition, the new iPhone will ship with a lightning to 3.5mm dongle.
What do you think will happen with the headphone jack on the iPhone 7?
New York-based glassmaker Corning, who makes Gorilla Glass for iPhones, has just announced the fifth iteration of Gorilla Glass which has been specifically designed to offer more protection and durability during accidental drops.
According to Corning, the new version is 4 times as resilient and in lab tests has survived “up to 80 per cent of the time when dropped facedown from 1.6m”.
From the Source, GM of Corning:
“With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels,” he said in a statement. “With many real world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.”
But what about the drop from chest height straight into your beer, mister? huh?
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Are you excited for the Olympics?? They only come around once every four years guys…And this time, there’s a chance you have something Apple on your wrist when you watch them!
Apple knows this, and is offering a limited edition Apple Watch band. To be exact, 14 country specific Woven Nylon bands. The bands are based on the flags of 14 of the countries competing at the Olympics.
The 14 countries that made it are:
U.S., Great Britain, the Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, Canada, China, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and France.
If you want one, you’re going to have to be a big Olympics fan (or know one) . You can only get them from the VillageMall Apple Store in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The bands are $49 each.
Happy Olympics to all the Armchair judges out there!
The late Late Show with James Corden has a segment called ‘Carpool karaoke.’ if you haven’t seen it, click on this link, watch it. It’s pretty rad. We’ll wait here.
OK. So, pretty rad, right?
News today is that Apple has purchased an unscripted television series based on it! it’ll be distributed by Apple Music. Apple has licensed 16 episodes of the show from CBS TV Studios, which will be executive produced by Corden and Ben Winston.
Carpool Karaoke has been big new in the industry as of late, with a reported bidding war sparked over it’s success.
From the Sauce: Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services:
“We love music, and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages, it’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”
Other TV shows Apple has in the works is Dr Dre vehicle “Vital Signs,” a dark semi-autobiographical drama, and “Planet of the Apps,” a show about Apps and developers.
Are you a Verizon Wireless customer? Do you have a grandfathered unlimited data account?
Well…. we’ve got some bad news. Possibly.
Verizon has kiiiind of announced that they are going to disconnect these customers from its network if they use more than 100 GB of data a month and don’t switch to one of the company’s new wireless plans.
“Because our network is a shared resource and we need to ensure all customers have a great mobile experience with Verizon, we are notifying a very small group of customers on unlimited plans who use an extraordinary amount of data that they must move to one of the new Verizon Plans by August 31, 2016, these users are using data amounts well in excess of our largest plan size (100GB). While the Verizon Plan at 100GB is designed to be shared across multiple users, each line receiving notification to move to the new Verizon Plan is using well in excess of that on a single device.”
Well that sucks, guys. And it’s not long after Verizon raised the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plan from $30 to $50 per month. If you want to use 100GB a month , you’re looking at $450 big ones per month for that plan.
More ‘Shot on iPhone’ Ads from Apple were released yesterday, and they feature a pretty rad ant and a downright awesome squirrel. Both are video shot using an iPhone 6S or an iPhone 6s Plus. Both have funky music, and both a short and sweet.
See the masterpieces, shot by Linda H. and Tim W. respectively.
Apple has joined together with the University of Naples Federico II to open the first ever iOS Developer Academy at the University’s San Giovanni a Teduccio campus east of Naples.
The academy is FREE – no kidding, free – and will provide over 200 lucky students (400 in the second year) with the skills and training needed to develop iOS apps. The course begins in October 2016, runs over 9 months, and the curriculum is designed by Apple.
From the sauce, Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO:
“We are thrilled to be working with Università di Napoli Federico II to launch the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe.”
Applicants are required to take an online test in Italian or English, with successful candidates moving to an interview stage. The university is also currently looking for teachers, and will be accepting applications through their website.
Back in January, Tim Cook commented on the project:
“Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success. The phenomenal success of the App Store is one of the driving forces behind the more than 1.4 million jobs Apple has created in Europe and presents unlimited opportunities for people of all ages and businesses of all sizes across the continent.”
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