When I awoke today my heart and soul began to ache when I heard the outrage over Terry Jones promotion of a hate film had spread to Libya, and 4 diplomats and/or diplomatic staff had been killed in an attack on our embassy. This is horrible for so many reasons. But before I could even think about this, I remembered I had to go to the gym to meet with my trainer, Meghan, who really seems to know her stuff, and come back home to monitor the live blog from the Apple Announcement Event scheduled for 10 a.m. I continue onward, but with a bit less glee in my heart than I expected today.
Mark Your Calendars!
Engadget's live blogging from the Apple Announcement event was wonderful and I highly recommend following the previous sentence's link to get all the details. Engadget is where I got my info from. Next best thing to being there. The techy talky specifications changes are many, seems like almost everything has been enhanced. Everything is supposed to run faster, and better, even if not all aspects of the phone, or system, in question, will be changed in an obvious fashion.
The iPhone 5 will be taller but stay the same width. More integration with the iCloud will be apparent. Different connector style for charger – argh – again! iPhone is all glass and aluminum now. Will come in white and black. Changes to Mail, VIPs will be able to be designated. In iOS 6 there will be more carosel at the top in apps. All price ranges will be covered in the phone roll out that will be with Sprint, ATT and Verizon in the U.S. And there will be a new music player. And there will be new earbuds too, completely redesigned and called ear pods. The Foo Fighters who performed at the announcement event think this is all great… of course I am sure they were paid too. And gamers rejoice, there will be a new iPod Touch as well. And do I have to even say that phone and touch' have retina display?
Photo from Engadget
Pre-orders begin for iPhone 5.
iOS 6, the mobile platform operating system will be released. Plan on updating your iPhones and iPads soon thereafter.
Shipping will begin for the new iPhone 5 in the U.S.
Later, in October
New, remade, iTunes store will be released.
So I brought you this brief look into what is coming down the pike as everything will be changing and we don't know what kind of interoperability there will be between apps you may have at this point and how interaction with the new version operating system, iOS 6. Just a “heads up” for you.
I will be expecting some appy glitches for the next few months until all the apps you find you cannot live without have been updated to iOS5.