John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Rene Richie of iMore, MG Siegler of TechCrunch, Tim Stevens of Engadget, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web and others had an interesting discussion about iOS 7, the next generation mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Branch.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has once again rejected a key claim of Apple’s “rubber banding” patent that covers the way content bounces back when a user scrolls to the top or bottom of the page. Back in October last year, the USPTO, in its initial response to a revaluation request, rejected all claims of the rubber banding patent, but has now toned down its stance to allow three of the twenty claims.
Apple has updated its knowledge base article on “Unauthorized modifications of iOS” with minor changes, warning users of the risks associated with jailbreaking. This document was first published a couple of years back, and was most recently updated on the 3rd of February, a day before the release of the evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak.
Last year, Path – the social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service received a lot of negative publicity when Singapore based developer and blogger discovered that Path’s slick iPhone app uploads your entire address book to its servers.
Apple’s stock has been on a downward spiral lately, amidst concerns about the company’s future and a couple of inaccurate reports. Most analysts, who were at once very optimistic about Apple, have now lowered their stock price predictions for the company, but Chris Whitmore from Deutsche Bank maintains his “buy” rating for AAPL stock.
Not only did iOS 6.1 come out today, but Apple released (an unprecedented) press release about it too. In the release, mixed in with expanded LTE carriers and other tidbits about iOS 6.1, was a quote by Phil Schiller about how fast iOS 6 adoption has been.
As you’d expect, just as iOS 6.1 drops for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, there is an Apple TV update as well. And this is a good one too because in addition to Up Next (like iTunes 11) and iTunes in the Cloud, Apple TVs now supports Bluetooth Keyboards.