Apple is said to be working on a major redesign of its iTunes application that will tie in better with its iCloud service and offer new options for sharing music. The company is planning on releasing the new version of the media management and playback application by the end of the year.
New rumors are claiming that when Apple ships its next iPhone models the traditional 30-pin dock connector will be replaced with a smaller 19-pin connector. That new connector may include new technology, too, that blocks accessories that haven’t been approved by Apple.
Apple will apparently make it easier to find and listen to podcasts when iOS 6 ships this fall thanks to a new app that manages the shows users enjoy. The still unannounced app will apparently handle the process of finding new podcasts to listen to, manage podcast subscriptions, and play downloaded podcasts, too.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation is only hours away, and it looks like the specs for an updated Mac Pro have been leaked. If the specs prove to be true, this will mark the first revision for the pro-level Mac tower in almost two years.
Apple is apparently ready to give iOS app developers an alternative to the Unique Device Identifier, or UDID, codes as a tool for legitimately keeping track of user’s iPhones. The still unnamed new system will still let developers keep track of who uses their apps, but presumably will do a better job of addressing privacy concerns.
Apple is reportedly adding the Baidu search engine to iPhones in China. Baidu is the largest search service in China, handling approximately 80% of internet search queries.
Celebrate, ye 20 or 30 people who will actually buy one, for evidence is mounting that Apple will be introducing a new Mac Pro refresh next week at its World Wide Developer Conference! The company has run out of Mac Pro inventory at many Apple Stores, while online reports cite “reliable source” who said a Mac Pro refresh is coming.
A leaked image purportedly detailing the technical specifications for the forthcoming 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro was released on the forums of Chinese site Weiphone Tuesday. The specifications show an upgrade to Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU and HD 4000 GPU, along with the addition of USB 3.0, but fail to support other rumors about significant changes to the MacBook Pro product line.
Apple will be unveiling refreshes on four of its five Mac product lines at next week’s World Wide Developer Conference, according to unnamed sources at 9to5Mac. The company will be announcing new MacBook Pro models, new MacBook Airs, new iMacs, and either a new Mac Pro or a a new Mac mini.
Apple’s Siri voice control feature, currently available only on the iPhone 4S, may be coming to the iPad when iOS 6 is released. Currently, the third generation iPad offers voice dictation support, but lacks the voice control that iPhone 4S users have.
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