5 years ago from this very time (8:00 PM) on this very day (June 29th) the first iPhone was launched and it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. To me the design is still the best with the brushed aluminum on the back. It will always be to me the best looking iPhone there ever was. It was amazing. I remember I was only 11 at the time and my mother refused to get me one. only 2 models available the 4Gb for $600 with contract and an 8GB for $700 with contract. Just last year I was able to get my hands on the wonderful device I so craved back when I was 11 years old and yes I still love it. Here we are 5 years later and that iPhone is the base of a ton of what’s around us. I am sorry android users but your phone was based off of this. So for that I say happy birthday iPhone.
Yesterday (yes I am late) Apple released iOS 6 beta 2 for members of the iOS developer portal. The update contains bug fixes, more bugs added, and some new features which I will add later. To download and install you must be part of the developer portal. You can either download the software from Apple’s Developer Portal or if you are running iOS 6 already go to Settings>General>Software Update> Download. The Gears should spin inside the settings app but no the home screen icon stays still. So go and get it if you haven’t yet!
Yes I know iOS 6 is in beta and I know it is only the first beta but I thought I would share some bugs with you that I have found so if you are running the beta you will know that I have found them as well. So let’s get started
Safari lags when trying to change orientation to full screen landscape or will quit entirely.
iCloud backup will ask you for a password. Even with the right password it will keep asking
Purchased for Apps and Music don’t work in iOS 6
Apps will not install over 3G. Apps will get to “Installing” and then an error message will appear.
(Update)When selecting messages or FaceTime in settings entire phone freezes (Thanks Jonathan!)
(Update)Keyboard clicks don’t always happen
The New iPad
Siri will post to facebook but has an error posting to twitter.
Turn by Turn directions doesn’t say directions when locked (Might be smart cover problem)
NEEDS MORE 3D buildings.
Purchased apps and music section doesn’t work
When selecting certain music to sync in iTunes the entire library will delete… Pain for quick sync and go
(Update) Keyboard clicks don’t always happen.
Apple TV (2nd Gen)
Audio will not play through airplay
When using airplay the entire screen will be black
Will disappear from Airplay List
If you have found any other bugs please leave a comment below saying the bug and what device you are running or use the form below.
Parts of the new iPhone has been coming out and someone took the time to make a render of what they would look like in the wild as an actual phone! I didn’t think I would like it when I first saw the parts to it. However let’s just say if this is anything close to the real thing I will be out on launch day to pick one up. Full Gallery:
iOS 6 beta has been with us less than a week and I actually love it. I didn’t think I was because some things just didn’t make it that I really wanted it to but yes I love it.
However the reason may surprise you. It isn’t the new maps because I am running an iPhone 4 that doesn’t get then. I have Siri on my iPad but that isn’t it either. It isn’t even the way the apps look a new blue with a status bar of many different colors. It’s the redesigned App and iTunes store!
Some of you are probably thinking in crazy but here’s why. I had the original 3G on 2.0 when the app store first made its debut into the world. However it has been like that from 2.0 to 5.1! However it has changed!
We all know the frustrating feeling when you are browsing for apps and you find one you like. You don’t even need to press the app section to download it anymore! Just hit the price and buy it. Also we know the feeling when we want more than one app but the app store brings you right back to the home screen. Bleh! No more! Now it will give you a little progress bar and will allow you continue to browse the store saving you some time. This is all available on the iPad too!
I love the design and the functionality in the new app store and iOS 6 in general.
I am going to be in a class while the announcement is happening today… However that isn’t going to stop me from bringing you what is going on in wwdc 2012! I will be tweeting or retweeting everything interesting on @apples_genius twitter feed. The widget is to the sidebar for updates and you can visit the twitter page as well! Enjoy!