Well, the moment you’ve been waiting for since WWDC is here: iOS 7 is now available for download!
But before you upgrade your iDevice, make sure it’ll work on your model; nothing will put the brakes on iOS-Mania faster than finding out it won’t work for you.
iOS 7 is compatible with the following:
- iPhone 4 and later
- iPad 2 and later, including the iPad mini
- 5th Generation iPod touch.
If your device is listed above, you’re ready to upgrade! If your device skews to the “older” end of this spectrum, however, you should keep in mind that some features (like newer camera options and Siri) may not be available.
To upgrade, first upgrade iTunes to the latest version vis Software Update. Then, simply connect your iDevice to your computer, open iTunes, make a backup of your data, and then go ahead and click that Upgrade button.
And, while you’re waiting to upgrade your software with the latest and greatest, why not do the same for your hardware and check out the Newer Technology NuGuard KX case.
As expected, today’s Apple Special Event focused almost entirely on the new iPhone 5 designs, but that’s not to say there were no surprises.
Tim Cook took the stage first to show some pride in the fifth annual iTunes Festival which will be taking place over the course of 30 nights at the Roundhouse in London. Over 20 million people applied for tickets and this year’s shows will be livestreaming to more than 100 countries. Many of the events will be available afterwards on demand in iTunes. Article Continues…
This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.
With the iPhone Event keynote scheduled for today, we can expect that at least one new product will be added to the store when it comes back online. (Can someone say “entry-level iPhone”?)
We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned.
Have you purchased what you thought was a genuine Apple USB power adapter for your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod only to discover it’s a counterfeit? Are you nervous about using it after reading some of the recent articles about people being shocked by their chargers? Kicking yourself that you didn’t get a genuine Apple power adapter from a trusted source?
Well, now is the time to take action.
Apple has introduced, for a limited time, a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program. Essentially, you turn in your ‘questionable’ adapter to Apple to be properly recycled and they’ll drop the price on a replacement adapter to $10.00! See the link for complete details, but act quickly as this offer is only valid through October 18th, 2013.
It is worth noting that while there are reports of people being shocked by counterfeit Apple and fake/non-UL certified third party chargers, not all third party chargers are going to have issues. That’s why we sell both genuine Apple units as well as true UL certified, quality chargers that have passed OWC’s stringent approval process.
Improvements are always being made in education. It was only 60 years ago that my grandpa had to walk uphill both ways in the snow just to get to school. Back in my parents’ day…well, apparently they went to the same school because my dad had to walk uphill both ways too…it just snowed less in his version of the tale (and I’m beginning to think I come from a family of exaggerators.)
While my walk to school was apparently easier, back in my day, textbooks were, well, physical paper books. They were tattered, torn, and had previous owners by the names of “Seymour Butts” and “Anita Bath” (those eighth grade boys were sooo funny.) There were always several important pages that were stuck together with mysterious purple goo (that I prayed was just Kool-Aid). It was smart to hold your breath when you first opened these books because a wonderfully musty smell emerged when you separated the pages. And if you didn’t understand the topic, the teacher would suggest you just read the same pages over again (never mind that you were missing half the necessary information because that chapter was ripped out of the book by someone’s hamster back in 1997). Article Continues…