Apple Checks In with Foursquare Competitor 'Family & Friends'
Apple today announced a new application and service for iPhones called Family and Friends. Similar to Foursquare and Google's Latitude, it allows users to locate one another on a map. According to Apple, the application allows users to set up temporary location-sharing parameters, control their privacy, parental restrictions, and opt out at any time. Apple didn't say when the application would become available.
Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE
Apple today announced the iPhone 5, which features a 4.0-inch Retina Display and LTE 4G. Announced during an event in San Francisco, the iPhone 5 is the first from Apple to break from the 3.5-inch display used since the original iPhone in 2007.
iTunes for iOS and Mac OS Redesigned
Apple today announced a significant refresh of its iTunes software, both for iOS devices and on Apple's desktop machines. The iTunes app has a brand new user interface and, according to Apple, offers improved performance, the ability to preview tracks while browsing, improved search results, and social network sharing via Facebook and Twitter.
Google Debuts New YouTube App for iPhone
Google today released a new YouTube application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The application includes a new YouTube channel guide that offers a look at the user's channel subscriptions and can be opened with a swipe from left to right.
Apple iOS 5 and iCloud to be Available on October 12
Apple today announced that the next system update for iOS devices will be available for download starting October 12. iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch adds a number of new features, including revised push notifications across iOS devices via Wi-Fi and 3G, iMessage, better camera tools and lock screen camera shortcut, tabbed browsing, Twitter integration, and improvements to the email application.
WSJ Says New iPhone Won't Have 4G
The new Apple iPhone, to be announced later today, will not support current fourth-generation high-speed wireless networks, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. Those "familiar with Apple's plans" indicated to the Journal that the new iPhone will not support WiMax nor Long Term Evolution 4G, and will instead rely on CDMA and HSPA+ 3G networks for wireless data connectivity.
Way to copy the leader apple, guess the icrowd needs good apps too.