Apple to Cease Accepting Apps that Access UDIDs
Apple recently indicated via its developer portal that it will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs. The UDID (unique device identifier) is a code that refers to each iOS device and can be tied back to the owner's identity. The UDID was originally accessed by advertisers in their apps, but Apple began restricting access to UDIDs in 2011. It replaced the functionality of the UDID with anonymous Vendor and Advertising identifiers when it introduced iOS 6 in 2012. Beginning May 1, any app that attempts to access UDIDs won't be allowed. The measure is being taken to improve the privacy of iOS device owners. Apple is also mandating that all apps submitted to the App Store support Retina Displays, and the iPhone 5's 4-inch display. Apps not optimized for the iPhone 5's display float in the middle of the screen with black bars above and below the app. This policy change also goes into effect May 1.
Review: Apple iOS 7 from A to Z
Apple's new operating system takes a major step forward in terms of design and functionality. It greatly improves usability, while also introducing some nifty new features.
CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri
Apple today announced CarPlay, a bridge that will let drivers user their car's infotainment center to access and interact with their iPhone. In order to work, CarPlay must be installed by the car manufacturer and a separate app must be installed on the iPhone.
Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses
Apple today released iOS8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (5th gen). iOS8 offers a number of refinements to Apple's mobile operating system.
Google Makes Wallet App Available to iPhone
Google today released a version of it Google Wallet service that is compatible with Apple's iOS devices. Previously, it was only available to Android devices.
Apple's iBeacon to Track Shoppers, Offer Recommendations
Apple plans to launch its iBeacon service at 254 of its U.S. stores today, reports the Associated Press.
Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM)
4" display 640 x 1136 pixels
Apple A6 processor
0 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)