Apple’s iOS 6 Features and Release

iOS 6 feature

iOS 6 was announced on September 12, 2012 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts together with iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th-Gen. iOS 6 is already available to download for a week now but older iPhones and iPad are no longer supported by this update. Supported devices on this release are iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 4S, iPad 2, new iPad, fourth and fifth generation iPod Touches.

iOS 6 update

Google Maps and Youtube has been removed from iOS 6. Apple created a new Maps app with new vector-based engine that eliminates lag when downloading bitmaps from Google hat result to smoother zooming. It also has 3D views, turn-by-turn navigation and ability to zoom out in Satellite mode to see the Globe. There are many improvements and new in messaging, fast and reliable SIRI and preventing targeted advertising using Limit Ad Tracking in settings.

iOS 6 built-in maps

Apple’s 3rd-Gen iPad will be available in Philippines on May 29

My cousin wanted to buy an iPad 3 when it become available in the Philippines. We went to SM Cyberzone to look for it but we cannot find any iPad 3. When we asked the sales person in Mac Power Center, he told us that many people are asking the same question but he doesn’t have any idea when it become available. Fortunately, I found cheap iPad 3 64GB Wi-Fi only on a popular buy and sell website.

We purchased the iPad 3 for only P33,500 with 1 year Apple warranty. My cousin downloaded lots of apps and games and I’m currently exploring the new features that I saw from the The New iPad video.

If you also want to own an iPad 3 badly, the good new is, it’s confirmed that iPad 3 will be launch in the Philippines on May 29, 2012. For more information about the new iPad (iPad 3) features, specification and pricing, click here.


iPhone Plus is the new iPhone 5 LM stylish concept

According to rumors, the much awaited Apple’s next iPhone will be release this year and expected to be in the end of Q3 or beginning of Q4. Apple will be using a new lightweight material which is thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts called liquid metal alloy. It is like a typical metal look like stainless steel but more strong and shiny and comes a bit warmer to hand when holding compare to other metals.

There are so many iPhone 5 concept images online but this new concepts from ADR Studio that they called iPhone Plus is something that Apple should consider. Designs in any angle is pretty, I also like the huge display even though Apple always use a 3.5-inch screen which is easy to hold and comfortable to hand, I think its time for them to switch to huge screen like other brands did. Its the generation of mobile internet browsing and it would be more convenient in huge screen.

iPhone Plus has a very thin body with 4.3-inch touchscreen and touch home button. There are some similarity to Samsung Galaxy S III concept but we’re not sure what will be the final design.

iPhone Plus features and specs:

  • Liquidmetal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed
  • Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass
  • 4.3-inch Retina Display with In-Cell technology
  • A6 Quad Core processor
  • Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 frame/s
  • Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s
  • Rear motion sensor
  • Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces
  • Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile
  • New slim-dock connector
  • Fully Capacitive Home Button


Source: ADR Studio


Here are some iPhone 5 Liquid Metal concept design:

Apple Launched the 3rd-Gen New iPad, Features and Prices Revealed

SAN FRANCISCO March 7, 2012 – Apple introduced the 3rd generation iPad. Sorry to say that there’s no iPad 3, the company just want to call it “The New iPad“. People have very high expectation with the next iPad base on rumors and speculations because Apple’s goal is to lead the tablet market. After the company announced the new iPad capabilities and performance, we can say that those exceptions are met.

This 2012, we expect that companies will release their own quad-core mobile devices and for the new iPad, aside from quad-core GPU, the main feature of the tablet is the Retina Display with pixel density of 264ppi and 3.1 million pixel, the most advanced display for mobile ever.

New iPad Features and Specs:

  • 9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina Display
  • 2048×1536 pixels, capacitive touchscreen (264ppi pixel density)
  • Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating
  • Apple A5X chip 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor
  • PowerVR SGX543MP4+ (quad-core graphics)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus
  • 1080p Full HD video recording @30fps
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage
  • Built-in microphone
  • 4G LTE, 73Mbps
  • HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE 73 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
  • USB v2.0
  • 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope
  • iOS 5.1
  • 3.5mm jack
  • TV-out
  • micro SIM card slot
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Standard Battery, Li-Po 42.5 Wh
  • Stand-by time up to 720hrs
  • Talk time up to 10hrs

New iPad prices (Wi-Fi only):

  • 16GB – $499
  • 32GB – $599
  • 64GB – $699

New iPad prices (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE):

  • 16GB – $629
  • 32GB – $729
  • 64GB – $829


Apple’s iPad 3 will be announce on 7th of March

Apple’s next iPad is still the much-anticipated tablet of this year. There are rumors about hardware specs and concept design online, and after so many speculation, Apple sent out invitations for the announcement of their new tablet in San Francisco. On the picture above, the Calendar application is visible with a number “7” inside which means that the event was scheduled for March 7. Apple is rarely shows up at any event, they failed to attend the Mobile World Congress too, and the only way to get more details is to wait until March 7. The changes in hardware specs expected are quad-core processor, Retina Display, better camera, long life battery and 4G capability. There is also speculation that the display will be in 3D without using a  3D glasses. If you have a plan to spend your money in iPad 3, this will be enough reason to make the next iPad more expensive than iPad 2.