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If you’re an Apple device owner and you’re having a hard time figuring out exactly what iOS 5 and iCloud mean for you and your phone, mp3 player, and/or tablet, you may want to browse through Gizmodo’s coverage round-up. It’s one of the best on the web right now, covering all of the questions you could possibly have about the changes and updates.
Oh, and iOS 5 has already been jailbroken, by the way.
Although you need the latest versions of OS X Lion and iOS 5 to really use it, the iCloud website is now live. You should be able to download iOS 5 later today.
After months of rumor and speculation, Facebook finally released their official iPad app as a free download on the iTunes Store yesterday.
The world’s largest social network simulatenously launched a gaudy promo for the app touting the benefits of networking on the go – despite the fact that the company denied both the value and even the very existence of the app for months, now.
I downloaded it. It’s Facebook for iPad, alright.
Steve Jobs’ death certificate was issued earlier today by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Respiratory arrest caused by a “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” was the official cause of the Apple co-founder’s death. Terrible, to say the last.
Jobs’ occupation was listed as “entrepreneur” on his death certificate.
Do you wipe your ass with hundred dollar bills? If so, the people at Computer Choppers are interested in showing you their 24-carat diamond encrusted MacBook Pro.
As if the damn thing wasn’t expensive enough to begin with.
Despite a ho-hum reception, Apple fans are still snapping up the iPhone 4S at a rate almost double that of the iPhone 4 launch last year. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have received over 1,000,000 pre-orders for the phone – and that’s just in the first 24 hours.
This likely has a lot to do with the fact that Sprint dropped nearly $20 billion to get their hands on a total of more than 30,000,000 units.
Infinity Blade 2 is due out for iOS devices on December 1st.
You can read the first details in this piece from Kotaku.
Apple just confirmed that founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. He was 56.
In a brief statement the company said Jobs died today. He’d been fighting a losing battle with pancreatic cancer. No other details were provided.
Apple held their “Let’s Talk iPhone” event today. Tim Cook, the new CEO, had a lot to talk about. Here’s a quick rundown of the highlights from the event.
- The next iPhone is not the iPhone 5. It’s the iPhone 4S, which features an 8 megapixel camera, a dual-core A5 chip clocked at 1GHz, and an intelligent assistant function called Siri that helps you navigate your phone. It’s due out on October 14th and will be priced at $199 for 16GB, and $299 for 32GB. There’s also a new 64GB tier for $399.
- The 8GB iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 price have both dropped to $99.
- Sprint will begin selling the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S immediately.
- We can expect to get iOS 5 on October 12th. Apple is launching iCloud the same day as well as a brand new white iPod Touch. The price on that has been lowered to $199. The 32GB model will be $299, and the 64GB model $399.
- The iPod Nano is now $149 for 16GB and $129 for 8GB.
- Infinity Blade 2 is coming to iOS on December 1st. It will take full advantage of the new A5 chip, which is said to increase graphics performance seven times.
- In one of the more bizarre announcements from Apple in recent years, the company will tackle the greeting card industry with a new app that allows you to snail mail a greeting card to a friend or relative for a small fee. The app is called Cards.
- Tim Cook reported that 250 million iOS devices have been sold to date, 18 billion apps have been downloaded, and 16 billion songs have been sold through iTunes.
- iTunes Match, the new “iTunes in the cloud” service first announced way back in June, will be available for $24.99 a year starting at the end of this month.
As you can see, there are a mountain of things for Apple fans to look forward to through the end of the year. The only question now is how long it will take to root the iOS 5 release build.
Apple started sending out invitations to a press conference on October 4th. They plan to “talk iPhone” at the event. No word on what, if anything, else they’re bringing to the show.