We’re back with another edition of our Wallpaper Wednesday roundup, which we reintroduced because of popular demand. In the past few weeks, we highlighted 5 Mario-themed wallpapers and 5 Pokemon-themed wallpapers for iPhone and iPod touch. This time around, sticking with the same topic, we have 5 Nintendo-themed wallpapers to share.
Following the release of iOS 8 beta 4 a few days ago, a new BGR report claims that the release date for iOS 8 beta 5 is slated for August 4th. Apple will then follow up with the release of iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th, as the beta testing cycle begins coming to a close. A long wait is then expected until the final iOS 8 GM version arrives.
Sony has announced plans to invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) towards increasing production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, in an effort to receive more orders from handset makers for front-facing camera sensors. Sony currently provides Apple with sensors for the rear-facing camera on the iPhone.
Apple is planning to release the OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow, providing one million users in the OS X Beta Program with an inside look at the upcoming Mac software. But if you don’t want to give the software a test drive firsthand, a number of publications have now published in-depth previews of OS X Yosemite.
For iPhone owners, iOS 8 is on its way soon. It’s an exciting time, with a changing operating system for our smartphones and tablets promising tons of features that we’re all looking forward to. It’s a great time for app developers, too, who are gearing up to release their apps for iOS 8. You can get a leg up on the competition and have your app ready for the latest version of iOS with the 8 for 8 Design Bundle. You can get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.
The well-connected Jim Dalrymple of The Loop reports that Apple will seed the public beta of OS X Yosemite tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24th. The first million Mac users that have signed up for the OS X Beta Program will be able to install the pre-release software for testing without a developer account.
Yesterday, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share in the third fiscal quarter of 2014 (second calendar quarter of 2014), compared to $35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, from the previous year.
Amazon makes a late entrance into the highly competitive smartphone market with the Fire Phone, but early reviews of the device suggest that most users are better off sticking with a competing device. The general consensus among reviewers is that the Fire Phone does not have enough differentiating features over an iPhone or Android-based smartphone.
Earlier this week, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski had raised concerns over the so-called backdoor services included in iOS that could make data collection easier for both the iPhone maker and government agencies.