According to Gizmodo, Apple have purchased 3D mapping company C3 technologies. They’ve previously purchased at least two other mapping technology companies.
It seems that Executive Jet has been to use Jeppesen Mobile TC on an iPad as an electronic flightbook (EFB) by the FAA, passing electronic interference and sudden decompression tests. I wonder if this means they carry a backup iPad and a USB charger?
Rumour has it that Apple have a 3cm display in the works. Could it be they’re going to produce the Saturday Night Live/Newton inspired electronic Sticky Notes?
It seems the Vatican has approved the use of iPads to replace the Missal during Mass, with Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications launching his own (unofficial) iPad App in July. Would be interesting to see if it gets App store approval and what rating it gets…
Ars Technica has a good look at the iPhone 4’s (rear facing) camera.
225,000 apps have paid out US$1 billion to developers. So that’s around US$4444.44 per app.
At a guess I’d be hoping that it doesn’t take more than two weeks to write an App, otherwise I suspect most developers are being underpaid, despite the ‘I quit my day job’ stories Apple is keen to promote.
The Edible Apple has a collection of Mac references in Futurama.
Apple have announced the dates for this year’s WorldWide Developers’ Conference Apple’s WWDC10 as being 7-11th of June 2010. Which probably means the next iPhone will be announced on the 7th of June.
It seems that Gizmodo have managed to get their hands on an iPhone 4 prototype. Daring Fireball seems to confirm it. I expect a volcano to form in California centred about Steve’s incandescent rage.
Apple has introduced i5 and i7 MacBook Pros.
Aside from the obvious performance improvements other differences seem to be
- Smarter video switching between integrated and standalone GPU’s (no longer requiring a login) [Arstechnica]
- Audio signal is provided on the DisplayPort adaptor[Arstechnica]