Up above is a cross-section a typical electronic gyroscope, the processor inside the smartphone which can sense X, Y and Z movements. iFIxIt can even tell us what chip it is — it
Apple is hiring antenna engineers, posting ads for the positions on June 23, just before the iPhone 4 signal problem hit the media.
The company has stuck to its guns in claiming this to be a non-issue, with Apple CEO Steve Jobs telling one customer,
Apple last night updated the Mobile Me Gallery app to download higher resolution images on the iPhone 4 (but only when connected to Wifi). Version 1.1 also squashes some bugs in the process.
Wow. First, Apple sells a $.50 bumper for $30 and people flock to it. But this little antenna issue has demand even higher than expected so supply is short. The very opportunistic amongst us are now selling that little piece of Antenna saving rubber for $100. Long live capitalism!
I can’t help but think of the opportunity lost by Apple not including a camera on the iPad. Cisco unveiled its Enterprise Android Tablet, called Cius, today. We’ll withhold judgement until we see one, but have a feeling that corporate IT is going to be pushing these down people’s throats rather than thinking outside of the box and buying iPads.
The usage case seems pretty interesting, but again, it is all about the execution.
Today, Apple announced on their iOS Developer blog that apps targeting to iOS 2.x will no longer be supported. This is no surprise as we are already at iOS 4. Developers are encouraged to re-build their apps in Xcode and set the target to iOS 3.x or later so they will not run into submission or app removal issues.
Apple also recommends that developers review the iOS 4 Readiness Checklist in order to take full advantage of the bevy of new technologies and API’s available in the latest iOS release.
iOS 4 is now available as a free update for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the 2nd and 3rd generation iPod touch. iOS 4 only runs to its full potential, with multitasking, on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and the 3rd generation iPod touch.