9to5Mac reports that Apple is planning to launch Personal Pickup for new iPhone 5 orders starting tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern. The program allows users to place and pay for orders online in advance and then pick up their items at an Apple retail store.Customers can use the Apple Store App or website between 10PM-4AM nightly to pre-purchase available iPhone 5 inventory for the next day. AppleInsider notes that the program is new for U.S. iPhone 5 customers, as sales in many other countries have already been made available on a reservation basis.An announcement about the policy change was reportedly made internally to Apple’s employees on Monday.
A large amount of criticism has been correctly directed towards Apple regarding the new Maps app in iOS 6, with common complaints focusing on Points of Interest data. This is the information that Apple has purchased from third parties relating to addresses and phone numbers of stores, museums, hospitals and the like. Google Maps is a much more complete, more polished product offering, but that’s mostly because Google Maps has been around for years. Its developers have had plenty of time to refine it — but its users have helped a considerable amount as well. Every Google Maps page has “report a problem” located somewhere on it, allowing the company to crowdsource and verify much of its data.
Regular readers will know that I now do all my work using an iPad. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go over the technical details again. But I will tell you about this excellent new lap desk I have. Better than that, I made it myself, so follow along to see how you Related StoriesiPhone 5 Teardown Reveals Easy-To-Swap Screen, Beefed-Up Home ButtonAn iPad Handlebar Mount You Can Actually, Like, BuyPrettiest Space Game On iOS, Galaxy On Fire 2, Releases Supernova ExpansionApple ‘Aggressively’ Going After Google Maps Engineers To Fix Its New Maps Service [Report]Zaggsparq Charger Batteries For iPhone, iPad, iAnything
Cult Of Mac Will Be At The Biggest Jailbreak Event Of The Year, Here’s What To Expect [JailbreakCon 2012]
JailbreakCon kicks off this weekend, and Cult of Mac will be there! Scores of hackers are expected to gather for JailbreakCon in South San Francisco Conference Center on September 29th. Jailbreaking, the process of circumventing Apple’s restrictions in iOS, has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years. In response to the mainstream interest in jailbreaking and Related StoriesApple Releases 5.1 Update For Apple TV 2nd And 3rd GenCheck Out The Insane Amount Of Damage Done At The Foxconn Riot [Gallery]Want An iPhone 5 Tomorrow? Personal Pickup Starts At 10PM TonightMotorola’s “iLost” Anti-Apple Ad Points Out The Painful Truth About iOS 6 Maps [Mapgate]Apple’s iPhone 5 User Guide Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Your New iPhone And iOS 6
Companies like Google and Samsung aren’t exactly known for making the best anti-Apple propaganda, but the latest attack ad from Motorola has a particularly painful amount of truth to it. Everyone knows that Apple’s Maps app in iOS 6 sucks right now, and competitors are obviously going to latch onto any negative Apple press they Related StoriesCheck Out The Insane Amount Of Damage Done At The Foxconn Riot [Gallery]Want An iPhone 5 Tomorrow? Personal Pickup Starts At 10PM TonightUse Punctuation To Dictate Text Messages Or Tweets Effectively [iOS Tips]Cult Of Mac Will Be At The Biggest Jailbreak Event Of The Year, Here’s What To Expect [JailbreakCon 2012]Apple’s iPhone 5 User Guide Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Your New iPhone And iOS 6
Apple has issued a press release announcing that the first weekend of iPhone 5 sales saw 5 million units moved. No doubt that’s a stellar launch for any handset, but it falls short of some analyst expectations that predicted up to 8 million iPhone 5 sales in the first weekend. Supply constraints are likely the cause, as Apple appears to be selling every phone it can make; some analysts revisiting their numbers noted that Apple cannot count a phone as “sold” until the customer takes possession, meaning that the backlog of pre-sale devices may be squeezing the sale totals.
HeroClix is an official superhero collectible figure game that’s been around for a while — I remember the thing first starting to get popular when I was a kid. The company has just released a tie-in app for the iPad called the TabApp, and it sounds very interesting. You can supposedly use the app to unlock special maps and scenarios figures, plus there’s a game to play that’s tied in to the collectible game. HeroClix fans should give it a download. Unfortunately, for the rest of us, it sounds like the app is disappointing.
Remember that iOS 6 clock the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) said Apple copied from them? It seems they’ll be sitting down together soon to discuss an arrangement. As noted by Cnet, the SBB doesn’t necessarily want money from Apple and is “proud” its design wound up in iOS 6. I’m not sure what they want (perhaps a Swiss logo on the clock?), but we’ll keep you posted.Apple reportedly meeting with Swiss Federal Railway over iOS 6 clock originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Source|Permalink|Email this|Comments
Yes, there are plenty of notes apps out there, in varying amounts of quality and cost, and odds are that you already have some notes saved up somewhere on your iOS device (for me, it’s right there in the official Notes app). But every once in a while, an app comes along that’s just so simple and elegant it’s worth a look anyway, and that’s the strangely named Note.S. This is a really beautiful notes app that’s set up as a daily journal, so you can track, from day to day, what you’re trying to remember and note on any given day. As you can see above, the interface is simple and clean — there are just a few icons across the bottom, and then the rest of the screen is yours to fill up however you wish
Last week it was reported that the Verizon iPhone 5 is being sold with an unlocked SIM slot, allowing users with a nano-SIM or a trimmed micro-SIM from a GSM carrier such as AT&T to use the device on their networks. The Associated Press confirmed with Verizon that it will not remotely relock their iPhone 5 models. Last year, Verizon would only unlock their iPhone 4S models after 60 days. It’s worth noting that though the Verizon iPhone 5 will work on AT&T and T-Mobile’s 3G network for voice and data, the phone will not work on AT&T’s LTE data network. It will work on a number of international LTE networks.