The iPhone v1.2 OS firmware that's been running on the iPhone SDK's emulator and a few iPhone hackers' handsets has been spotted with location logging capability. Positional data from cell tower triangulation and WiFi hotspot locations are apparently recorded and logged in the iPhone OS 1.2.L33tdawg: Somehow this seems like a really bad idea...
On the standards front, the upgrade supports new video and audio tags in HTML 5, and animations created through the use of cascading style sheets. The browser also supports CSS Web fonts.
Apple could be embracing the clamshell aesthetic for a future iPhone.
Unwiredview.com found an Apple patent application for a "dual-sided trackpad device," which resembles the current iPhone redesigned into the clamshell format so popular with many mobile phones. The key to this design is having touch-screen capabilities on both the top and bottom of the phone when it's open.
One of Apple's popular iPod nano media players gave off sparks while being recharged in Japan, Japan's trade ministry said, prompting a safety investigation.
No one was hurt in the January incident and Apple is looking into the cause and checking whether there have been similar cases, an official from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.
Apple officials in Japan were not immediately available for comment.
Apple Switzerland has inadvertently revealed an upgrade to the company's travel router that takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi standard.
Visitors to the Mac maker's Airport Express page for the European country are greeted with a description that clearly identifies it as a new model, as MacGeneration reports.
"Connect to the Internet, print, and share music from iTunes with any room in the house. Everything without wires. Now with 802.11n as standard," the description reads, translated from its original French.