Μερικά από τα αξεσουάρ που θα κυκλοφορήσουν για το iPad… μην νομίζετε πως είναι μόνο αυτά!
Accompanying Apple’s announcement of the iPad is news of five first-party accessories. The first is a case, which uses a folio-like design with a flap to protect the screen. Access remains open to all ports, and the cover can be folded back to prop up the device for easier typing.
Also available will be a keyboard dock, making it easier to type and/or to treat an iPad as a desktop system. Because of the position of the tablet’s dock connector however, users can only orient a system vertically. A special button should enable a photo frame mode.
More mundane accessories will include a regular dock and a 10W USB power adapter with a six-foot cable. A camera connection kit should make it possible to import photos directly from a camera, or else insert an SD card. No prices or release dates for the accessories have been mentioned.
Αυτό που όλος ο κόσμος περίμενε να ακούσει ειναι η τιμή του iPad. Το νέο gadget λοιπόν της apple ξεκινά απο 499$ για την έκδοση των 16GB. Τα 32 Gb έχουν $599 ενώ τα 64GB $699. Οι τιμές αυτές ειναι χωρίς 3G, τα 3G μοντέλα θα έχουν 130$ παραπάνω.
iWork wasn’t the first thing that came to mind when thinking of the new features theiPad would have, but Steve Jobs thought of it and told Apple’s design team to create a version specifically tailored to the iPad’s strengths. A new version of iWorks now exists for the iPad, and it includes the same three apps that come with the full, Mac version of iWorks: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
The interface is engineered directly to the iPad’s multitouch screen. Rather than floating palettes, the palettes on the iPad appear to be more of an “on-demand” feature. There’s also a specific data-entry keyboard for Numbers, which shows off the flexibility of the multitouch interface.
According to reports so far, it looks much more powerful than a typical iPhone app.
Pages, Numbers, and Keynote cost $9.99 each.
So far there’s no information on whether this will be ported to the iPhone/iPod touch.
Hoping to stand on Amazon’s shoulders, Apple announced its newest app, iBooks, for the new iPad device (and also for existing iPod touch/iPhone users? It wasn’t clear from the statement). The iBooks app will function as an eReader, and users can download titles from the new iBooks store, starting today. Apple announced partnerships with five major publishing houses, including Penguin, Macmillan, and Simon & Shuster — but not McGraw Hill, which had a noticeable NDA break yesterday.
Reading and page turning all look intuitive and natural for users, and Apple hopes to combine casual as well as academic reading on the device.
Σε λίγες ώρες αναμένεται η κυκλοφορία του iPhone OS 3.2 (βλ. iPhone v3.2 Release imminent)…
Εφόσον διατεθεί η νέα version του iPhone OS θα θέλαμε να ενημερώσουμε τους αγαπητούς χρήστες οι οποίοι έχουν τις συσκευές τους Jailbroken και Unlocked να μην αναβαθμίσουν στο νέο firmware, καθώς κάτι τέτοιο θα σημάνει άμεση απενεργοποίηση του jailbreak/unlock.
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Τα blackra1n, blacksn0w, redsn0w, PwnageTool δεν προβλέπεται να υποστηρίζουν το νέο iPhone firmware. Η dev team και ο GeoHot δεν έχουν ανακοινώσει κάποιο jailbreak/unlock tool για το νέο iPhone firmware. Κανείς δεν γνωρίζει αν θα βγει/πότε θα βγει κάποιο νέο Jailbreak/unlock tool. Ανακεφαλαίωση: ΜΗΝ αναβαθμίσετε εάν θέλετε jailbreak/unlock. Παραμείνετε στην v3.2 μέχρι να ανακοινωθεί κάτι νεότερο. Εάν ΔΕΝ σας ενδιαφέρει το jailbreak/unlock μπορείτε να αναβαθμίσετε άφοβα…
With less than two hours to go before Apple’s media event, Gizmodo has posted three images that briefly appeared on Chinese website WeiPhone appearing to show the back shell of an Apple device of approximately the tablet’s expected size. The photos, which appear to depict several such shells in an industrial setting, quickly disappeared from the site.
Several pictures of what appears to be a prototype Apple tablet or a tablet bolted down to a table have been posted by Engadget.
we just got two very interesting images of what certainly looks like a prototype Apple tablet, or what could be the tablet bolted down to a table. It’s big — really big — and it’s running what clearly looks like an iPhone app, although we’ve never seen an iPhone app with that interface or at that resolution before. We also see a WiFi icon and a cell service indicator, although tragically there’s no carrier listed.
LockInfo, developed by David Ashman, who also brought us WeatherIcon, has updated LockInfo to 2.0 bringing a plethora of new features making it the most complete, and comprehensive LockScreen app available for the iPhone.
LockInfo is now completely interactive, infact, so interactive that I find myself unlocking my iPhone less and less, completing most tasks right from the lockscreen. I can preview emails, delete emails, mark emails as read, and so on for SMS and Push Notifications. That’s right, push notifications are now featured in LockInfo.
I simply tap on an email, and the windows swings around showing me a preview of the message I wish to read. By tapping a refresh icon, I can check for new mail as well. Read and manage everything from your lockscreen quickly, and smoothly, I **** you not. There are privacy settings that will allow you to hide SMS Texts and even be more specific and hide just subjects and modify preview settings.
New features in 2.0 include:
Push notifications right on your lockscreen.
Preview your emails from the lockscreen. No need to unlock.
Delete your emails after previewing them.
Mark emails, SMSs and push notifications as read directly from your lockscreen.
Manual refresh for mail, weather and twitter plugins.
Privacy settings to hide SMS text and email subjects and previews.
Adjustable font sizes.
Performance and stability improvements.
Note that many of the new features do not work with HTML themes for LockInfo (Gruppled, 235lax, etc). To take full advantage of the new features, you should turn off the HTML themes in WinterBoard.
LockInfo 2.0 is available in Rock and Cydia for $4.99. Check it Out now via the ModMyi repo