È il caso di dire: sincronizzate i vostri iCal sparsi per i diversi device (per i radical chic va bene anche la Moleskine…) e segnatevi questa data: 10 settembre 2013.

Secondo voci accreditate sarà quella la data di presentazione del “nuovo” iPhone. Apple deve rispondere sia alle mosse di competitor sempre più agguerriti (e attrezzati) sia alle richieste di consumatori e investitori, entrambi d’accordo sulla necessità di accelerare il ritmo delle innovazioni (e delle novità) da immettere sul mercato.

Lo spiega Ina Fried nel suo articolo per AllThingsD.com

 

Circle September 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources toldAllThingsD.

The launch comes at an important time for Apple, which continues to make a lot of money from the iPhone but has seen its global market share dip amid a growing wave of lower-cost Android devices as well as an intense battle with archrival Samsung.

One of the key questions is whether Apple adopts a new tactic to address the mid-range of the smartphone market. Historically, Apple has gone after those customers by offering its year-old and two-year-old models for $100 and $200 less than a new iPhone. However, there has been a great deal of talk that the company will debut a new lower-cost iPhone alongside whatever update it has in store for the current iPhone 5.

Much of the speculation there has centered on the usual kinds of camera and processor enhancements, as well as the likelihood of a fingerprint sensor. That has been expected ever since Apple acquired Authentec last year.

Naturally, any new phones will be running iOS 7, which has been in testing since its announcement at Apple’s developer conference in June. The new software includes aradical redesign of the overall look of the iPhone’s menus and icons, but the other new features are largely incremental updates, such as improved notifications, better photo-organizing abilities and additional capabilities for developers.

This has become something of a pattern for Apple, which typically debuts its software update at its June developer conference, tests it for a couple months, then shows the new hardware a couple weeks ahead of the new phone’s availability. The iOS update is also available for older models. Apple has already said that iOS 7 will work on many recent iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices.

Apple is also expected to formally launch the next version of Mac OS X, known as Mavericks, in the coming weeks, though that is not expected at the Sept. 10 event.

An Apple representative declined to comment on the timing of any upcoming events.

Consumers, investors (and reportedly board members as well) have been pressing Apple for a more rapid pace of innovation.

The company has long been rumored to also be working on television and watch projects, though there is no indication either of those are close to debuting.

La sicurezza è sempre stato ed è tuttora uno dei punti di forza di Apple. E il nuovo sistema iOS7 non vuole certamente andare contro questa tradizione, anzi. Qualsiasi apparecchio o caricatore collegato al proprio dispositivo (iPhone o iPad) non riconosciuto dal sistema verrà segnalato all’utente mediante un pop-up. La domanda visualizzata è di quelle che fanno riflettere per quello che non dicono, ma lasciano intravedere: “Ti fidi davvero dell’apparecchio che hai collegato?”

Per saperne di più leggete l’articolo di Mathieu M. per Génération Nouvelle Tecnologies

 

iOS 7 : Apple intègre une sécurité pour limiter l’usage des faux chargeurs et accessoires malicieux

Le mois dernier, des chercheurs de Georgia Tech faisaient la démonstration d’un chargeur Apple permettant de pirater automatiquement des dispositifs. Aujourd’hui Apple s’engage à sécuriser ses appareils depuis une protection sous iOS 7.

C’est lors de la conférence Black Hat que le hack a été démontré en direct par des chercheurs de Georgia Tech. Leur ” Mactans”, un chargeur Apple modifié avec un ordinateur Open source de type BeagleBoard est capable d’installer un malware totalement invisible sur un appareil utilisant la dernière version d’iOS 6, simplement lorsqu’il est connecté.

Une faille qu’Apple ne souhaite pas voir exploitée et qui a ainsi fait l’objet d’une correction dans iOS 7.

Dans la dernière version bêta d’iOS 7, on peut ainsi remarquer qu’un popup s’affichera désormais lorsqu’un appareil non officiellement reconnu par Apple sera connecté.

Un message demandera à l’utilisateur s’il souhaite réellement faire confiance au chargeur ou à l’accessoire connecté, tout en précisant des risques potentiels.

On peut penser qu’Apple proposera de créer une liste d’accessoires personnels, référencés dans la base de données d’iOS 7 pour éviter aux utilisateurs de se faire berner par des accessoires malicieux.

En outre, le système pourrait également être instauré pour limiter l’usage des chargeurs secteurs contrefaits présentant des risques et dont certains ont récemment amené l’hospitalisation et le décèsde plusieurs personnes en chine.

Bella invenzione di un team texano: un termometro da cucina da collegare all’iPhone. Anche se Natale è lontano, questo gadget è un utile regalo per chef tecnologici…

Lo descrive dettagliatamente l’articolo di Vignesh Ramachandran per Mashable.com

 

Smart Kitchen Thermometer Plugs Into iPhone

You don’t have to be a cooking connoisseur to master recipes in your kitchen — especially not when technology is your sous-chef.

A team of Austin, Texas-based designer-engineers have recently developed a smart kitchen thermometer that plugs directly into your iPhone. As explained in the video, above, you can clip or stick the Range thermometer to a pot or oven rack, and connect the heat-resistant silicone cable to the headphone jack on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Then, with the companion Range app (currently for iOS only), you can measure your food’s temperature at a detailed, quantified level.

A graph of your food’s temperature shows readings over time, and shaded bands indicate the ideal temperature range for whatever you’re cooking. The system lets you set up alerts for when temperatures go above or below optimal levels, and those can be pushed to other iOS devices with the Range app.

While developer Supermechanical says this is useful for keeping tabs on a baking turkey while running errands, we don’t endorse leaving your oven or stove unattended.

Range was designed in two variations: The Aqua has a six-inch, rounded thermometer tip and three-foot cord for general use, while the Ember has a two-inch, pointed probe and four-foot cord designed specifically for meat. Supermechanical claims Range can withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now that Supermechanical has developed functioning prototypes, the team is trying to raise $90,000 on Kickstarter to help buy molds and parts, and to finish the app. With 28 days left in the campaign, backers had already pledged more than $71,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

Supermechanical is also the company behind Twine, a Wi-Fi-connected box that can tweet or notify you when various sensors (e.g. temperature, moisture, vibration) are triggered in your house.

The company says the tool can help household chefs “take the guesswork out of cooking and perfect your kitchen craft.” For wannabe chefs who stubbornly don’t follow recipe instructions, it might help avoid another burnt banana-bread loaf.

The networked thermometer concept isn’t new. Competitors such as the iGrilland iCelsius BBQ also plug into your smartphone or tablet. But neither have, well, the range of Range’s functionality — such as the ability to graph out your temperatures over time.

Kickstarter backers can get their own Range for a $49 pledge, while initial supplies last.

Quanto le applicazioni mobile assomigliano a quelle per il web e viceversa? Il mondo di internet e quello delle App sono così lontani? Quesiti che confondono chi non è “addentro” alle questioni del mobile e che fanno infuriare gli sviluppatori puristi che si sgolano per dire che sono “due mondi diversi”.

Chissà che l’iniziativa di Quixey non mischi un po’ le carte. Si veda l’articolo di Sarah Perez per Techcrunch.com

 

Ready For A “Web” Of Apps? Quixey Launches AppURL, A New Way To Enable Deep Linking Across Mobile Applications

Mobile app search engine Quixey is today introducing a new initiative called AppURLwhich proposes a way to make mobile apps work more like the web. Instead of apps existing as standalone silos, AppURL would allow users to navigate from one app directly to a specific piece of content found in another – like an article within a news application, a restaurant listing on Yelp, or a particular friend’s profile in a social app, for example.

This concept is called “deep linking,” and it’s not an altogether new one. There have been a few attempts to kickstart its adoption in the industry before, most recently with the debut of Cellogic’s new service called Deeplink.me, which is essentially a bit.ly for mobile app deep linking. Earlier efforts have also included things like OneMillionAppSchemes.com, a database that tried to open source the unpublished custom URL schemes for iOS applications, and PhotoAppLink, an older open source initiative aiming to simplify photo editing by tying multiple photo-editing apps together using similar app-linking technology. (I’ve personally advocated for deep linking myself, I have to note.)

“The idea for deep linking isn’t necessarily new,” agrees Quixey co-founder and CEO Tomer Kagan. “Twitter has their cards,” he says, referring to Twitter’s push to have developers publish additional HTML on their webpages in order to create more media-rich tweets. ”And other companies have their own proprietary schemes. But we’re saying that not every company should redevelop their own way of doing this. There should be a universal way of doing this – a universal initiative that everyone gets behind that doesn’t benefit one person over the other.”

Motorola, dopo qualche anno di appannamento e con Google alle spalle, vorrebbe ritornare a dire la sua nel settore dei dispositivi mobile. A due anni dall’acquisizione da parte del colosso di Mountain View, l’azienda americana di elettronica torna sul mercato in modo serio, con un prodotto che – almeno – può provare a competere con quelli di marchi top quali Samsung e soprattutto Apple. Per ora, il nuovo Moto X sarà disponibile solo negli Stati Uniti.

Solamente i prossimi mesi ci diranno se è riuscita a colmare il gap con gli altri competitor. Per una comparazione si veda l’articolo di AJ Dellinger per Digitaltrends.com

 

How does Moto X compare to iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4?

Motorola showed off an entire line of new Droid phones last week, but it was nothing but a tease for non-Verizon customers as that was the only service provider those handsets are available on. A flagship phone has to transcend those network lines to reach as many hands as possible. That job appears like it belongs to Moto X, the newest handset from Motorola that will be available on every major carrier. Does Moto X have enough power to push itself up the ranks and be the signature phone of Motorola? How does it compare to the other handsets at the top of their class? We find out by pitting the Moto X against the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 in a spec showdown.
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Going just by the specs, it may seem as though the Moto X is fighting an uphill battle against the likes of heavy hitters like Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Apple’s iPhone 5. However, the strength of the Moto X appears to be in it’s computing power and customization (read our Moto X hands-on impressions). Housing the X8 chipset beneath it’s exterior – an exterior that can be customized with 17 back colors and various other color/material combinations of your choice – the Moto X should get the job done. Apple devices seem to work in a similar way: even with a lower number on the spec sheet, they manage to run smoothly.

The display of the Moto X may also appear as a turn off, as it’s smaller in size at 4.7 inches and maxes out at 1280 x 720 pixels. It does produce a comparable pixels-per-inch count to the iPhone 5, so we’ve no doubt the picture will be just fine. But both are overshadowed by the impressive display on the Galaxy S4. Similarly, the Galaxy S4 has a considerable advantage when it comes to the megapixel count on its camera, but Moto X sports a ClearPixel that promises great results of its own. A lot of the differences between these phones are going to show up clearly when you take the time to play around with them. User interface is as important as anything, and Moto X may appeal to you more with its Touchless Control and an Active Display feature that displays information when you turn the phone over from face down rather than making you turn the phone on and off.

 

Cosa avrà di nuovo il prossimo iPhone? Quella di un sensore di lettura di impronte digitali sembra non essere la solita notizia data “per certa” che poi viene prontamente smentita, ma qualcosa che si avvicina molto alla verità.

Ce ne parla Jacob Kastrenakes in un articolo per The Verge

 

Apple references iPhone fingerprint sensor in latest iOS 7 beta

Apple’s next iPhone has been rumored to include a built-in fingerprint scanner, and code within the latest iOS beta seems to suggest that something is in the works. Developer Hamaz Sood has seemingly uncovered references to a biometric scanner located within the iPhone’s home button. The alleged code is part of what looks to be a setup process for such a sensor: it describes users touching their thumb to the iPhone’s home button, and watching an image of a thumbprint change colors.

Sood has previously been responsible for uncovering hidden tweaks within iOS and developing tweaks of his own. But while features are sometimes hidden away in beta code, they don’t always surface in public releases. The next iPhone has also been rumored to include a dual-LED flash, a slightly larger battery, and a high-speed camerafeature. There’s no word yet on when Apple will be debuting its next phone, but previous years have found iPhone announcements happening in mid-September and early October.

 

iWatch, smartphone da polso, braccialetti su cui consultare il meteo, postare i propri pensieri su FB, scattare foto, conoscere la propria pressione sanguigna e mille altro ancora… Considerando i diversi prodotti in uscita, la tendenza pare proprio questa. Magari in attesa di quello di Apple…

Anche se chi scrive non è appassionato di queste polsiere ipertecnologiche stracolme di accessori e funzionalità, i tentativi meritano comunque una menzione. In particolare questo dispositivo chiamato “Smile” è interessante perché si serve della tecnologia NFC (Near Field Communication), utilizzata per i pagamenti “contactless”.

Per saperne di più, si veda questo articolo di Florian per Actinnovation.com.

 

Smile : le premier smartphone qui se porte au poignet

Imaginé et conçu par EmoPulse, Smile est bien plus qu’une montre high tech. Avec son écran tactile courbé, Smile est le premier smartphone qui se porte au poignet comme un bracelet. Un peu voyant je vous l’accorde…

Plus fort qu’une smartwatch, Smile intègre toutes les fonctionnalités d’un smartphone. Téléphone, Internet 4G, SMS, eMails, Facebook, Twitter, lecteurs MP3 et vidéo, bref tout y est ! Trois caméras complètent le système pour effectuer des appels en mode visio, prendre des photos haute définition et scanner des codes-barres ou des QR codes.

Smile est également capable d’analyser votre humeur, de savoir si vous êtes stressé ou détendu. Bourré de technologie, ce bracelet peut aussi surveiller votre santé ou vous aider à suivre votre régime alimentaire. Véritable réveil chronobiologique, Smile contrôle votre repos en analysant vos phases de sommeil.

Embarquant la technologie de paiement sans contact NFC, Smile permet également de régler vos achats en toute simplicité.

Enfin, cet hybride entre le smartphone et la smartwatch permet d’emmener toutes vos données avec vous grâce à sa mémoire flash pouvant aller jusqu’à 256 GB.

Le prototype fonctionnel de Smile est pour le moment basé sur le système d’exploitation Linux. Probablement l’une des principales faiblesses de ce gadget au regard des milliers d’applications mobiles déjà disponibles sur iOS ou Android.

Pour les technophiles ou les fans de science-fiction, Smile est d’ores et déjà disponible en précommande via une campagne de crowdfunding sur la plateforme Indiegogo (480 dollars pour le modèle 128GB et 550 dollars pour le modèle 256GB).

Les premières livraisons sont prévues pour fin 2013 si l’objectif de 300 000 dollars est atteint !

Ricaricare il telefono mentre si sorseggia un caffé nero bollente e si sbocconcella un Blueberry Muffin seduti al tavolino di un bar. Per ora lo possono fare solo gli avventori di 10 Starbucks sparsi nella Silicon Valley dove si sta sperimentando un nuovo sistema di ricarica wireless. Se la sperimentazione andrà a buon fine, tra qualche tempo, si potrà ricaricare il proprio smartphone in uno dei tantissimi locali della catena sparsi per il globo (Italia a parte, dove pare non abbia nessuna intenzione di aprire…).

Diciamo che  Starbucks non è nuovo a sfide del genere, specialmente quando si tratta di offrire soluzioni innovative ai propri clienti. Più di un decennio fa, quando il wi-fi era ancora una novità, la compagnia di Seattle non aveva esitato a rendere la connessione gratuita e libera per tutti nei suoi locali.

Altri particolari nell’articolo di Ina Fried per AllThingsD

 

Starbucks Ups the Stakes in Battle Over Wireless Charging

After a test in Boston, Starbucks is bringing wireless cellphone charging to a handful of coffee shops in Silicon Valley next month.

Customers at 10 stores — at least those with the necessary add-on sleeves — will be able to give their phones a quick boost while they drink their tea or coffee.

Starbucks is hoping to spur the wireless charging industry in much the same way it did with Wi-Fi more than a decade ago. And, as it did with the Wi-Fi standard, Starbucks is also potentially shifting the balance of power in a standards battle.

For both the Boston and San Jose tests, Starbucks is using technology compatible with the Power Matters Alliance — one of at least three different competing standards for wireless charging.

Starbucks is working with Duracell Powermat, a key backer of the PMA standard. While PMA has the backing of Starbucks, Duracell, AT&T and a number of phone makers, it is the rival Qi standard — backed by the Wireless Power Consortium — that is used on the Nexus 7, as well as current phones from Nokia and others.

Starbucks Chief Digital Officer Adam Brotman said Starbucks thinks it has made the best choice in going with the PMA standard, but noted that the company hasn’t yet committed to a broader rollout.

“It was our first and best guess in terms of the right format,” Brotman said. “It is a great testing partnership, and it could get much bigger than this, but we are going to wait and see how the tests go.”

Because few people actually have the necessary hardware for wireless charging, Starbucks has been working with Duracell Powermat to give away charging sleeves to frequent Starbucks customers who live near the stores.

Backers of the Qi standard note that they have the early lead in devices in the marketplace, as well as lots of products for the home and office — the location where most charging takes place. WPC Chairman Menno Treffers questioned Starbucks’ move to support a standard not built into devices.

“It does not make business sense for coffee-shops to deploy wireless chargers that are incompatible with the phones and tablets that people carry,” Treffers said in a statement. “Qi is the standard used in all phones and tablets that support wireless charging.”

Duracell Powermat Chairman Stassi Anastassov said plenty of PMA-compatible products are on the way, with AT&T pledging to support the standard next year, along with a number of device makers.

Anastassov said his company is glad to be working with Starbucks to roll out the technology and to bring greater awareness about wireless charging.

“We’re trying to deliver on a consumer need that unfortunately everybody needs, but few people are aware that they can do something about it,” Anastassov said.

As for the standards issue, he said consumers will eventually pick the winner.

“Ultimately, standards are not won by discussions –- they are won in the marketplace,” Anastassov said.

 

 

Quanto bene conoscete il vostro iPhone ? L’avete analizzato in ogni sua funzionalità o vi accontentate di utilizzare quelle basic, evitando di lanciarvi in esplorazioni da cui temete di non riuscire a tornare indietro?

Uno dei meriti riconosciuti a Apple è senza dubbio l’intuitività di certe funzioni, in modo che l’utente medio – “non smanettone”, per intenderci – arrivi naturalmente attraverso l’utilizzo a compiere un certo numero di operazioni. Un macrocosmo che si svela piano piano e che mostra al suo interno – se si ha la curiosità di guardarci dentro – un’infinità di sottolivelli e di combinazioni.

Io stesso sono perfettamente consapevole di conoscere e sfruttare sono una parte delle enormi potenzialità presenti tanto nel mio Mac come nei diversi dispositivi mobile (iPhone e iPad) che girano fra casa e ufficio. Una prima conseguenza di questa conoscenza imperfetta è il mix di disprezzo e compassione che la componente più tecnologica del team di Cloud In Touch mi riserva quotidianamente, guardandomi come si può guardare una Ferrari (cioè i dispositivi Apple) a cui hanno montato un ruotino di scorta (cioè io).

Vi chiedo di fare un piccolo test. Leggete le seguenti 10 funzionalità “nascoste” elencate da Kelly Sheridan per InformationWeek.com e poi – con sincerità – fate il conto di quante ne eravate a conoscenza.  A quel punto domandatevi se anche voi siete un po’ “il ruotino di scorta” montato su una Ferrari o invece esploratori senza paura…

 

10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks

1. How Well Do You Know Your iPhone?

Not too many years ago, it was nearly impossible to imagine a phone, computer, camera, video camera, arcade, calendar and MP3 player combined into a single handheld device. Now that we have these devices, it seems just as difficult to imagine living without them.

Apple’s iPhone isn’t so much a cellphone as it is a life companion. With iPhones we play games while waiting for appointments, capture moments on video, listen to music or novels while commuting, and engage with friends via phone, text messaging and social media. We plan our schedules, make dinner reservations and figure out how to get from place to place.

Since many of the iPhone’s capabilities can be discovered through everyday use, lots of users believe that they have their phones all figured out. However, the device is tricky — it boasts some features that are still unknown to even the most ardent Apple fans.

A few once-hidden iPhone functions have made their way into the spotlight. For example, screen shots: You probably know by now that you can capture an image of your iPhone’s screen by pressing the home and power buttons simultaneously.

If you do a lot of texting, you may also know that you can turn off the message preview on your SMS alerts by going to Settings > Notifications > Messages and switching off the toggle next to “Show Preview.” This is a popular option for those who don’t want wandering eyes to read their text messages on their unattended phone.

Still, when I took a poll of my iPhone-user friends, I was surprised to discover that many were unaware of one of my favorite features: the quick scroll-up. When you find yourself at the bottom of a lengthy article or your iTunes library, you don’t have to manually scroll back to the top of the page. Simply tap the time at the top of the screen (as shown in the image here) to instantly get back to the beginning. This trick saves a lot of time — and thumb power.

Whether you have the iPhone 3, the iPhone 5, or something in between, there are simple ways to get more out of your smartphone investment. Take a look at these subtle but handy iPhone tricks and see if there’s a way to use your phone that’s new to you.

2. This Way Up

You’ve likely experienced the frustration that occurs when your iPhone can’t decide which way is up. As you change sitting positions or lie down, it switches back and forth from portrait to landscape, regardless of whether you want it to stay in one place.

Stop this pesky screen rotation by first double-clicking the home button, which will display a list of recently opened apps. Swipe the list from left to right. This will reveal a set of music controls and a gray square with a circular arrow on the left. Tap that gray square and you’ll see a message on the bottom that says “Portrait Orientation Locked.” Your screen will no longer flip. Note that the screen cannot be locked into landscape mode, only portrait.

3. For The Math Whiz

Most people don’t regularly need a scientific calculator, and for them the standard iPhone calculator is good enough for everyday use. For those that need it, though, the iPhone does come with the scientific version. Simply go into the iPhone calculator and turn the phone to landscape mode to use it. Keep in mind that if your phone is locked into portrait mode, you must first unlock it to use the scientific calculator.

4. Get Your Week On Track

Stay on schedule with a full calendar view of your weekly plans. First enter the built-in iPhone calendar app in portrait mode. When you see the monthly view, tilt the phone into landscape mode. The monthly view will transform into a detailed display of your scheduled events for the week. The events are color-coded according to work/home, etc. (Again, remember to unlock portrait mode before using this feature.)

5. Message Alert

As a former BlackBerry user, I was a bit disappointed that my new iPhone didn’t have a blinking light to silently inform me when a message was waiting. As it turns out, I was wrong. The LED camera light on the back of the iPhone can be set to flash when messages are received. To set yours, go to Settings > General > Accessibility. Under the Hearing category, switch on the toggle next to “LED Flash for Alerts.”

6. Create-Your-Own App

Want a quick route to a website that you visit daily? You don’t have to enter Safari every time you want to access it — instead, turn that website into an app that you can access from your home screen. To do this, visit the page in Safari and tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (it looks like a rectangle with an arrow coming out of it). Select the button that says “Add to Home Screen” and give the app a name.

7. Great Camera Quality With Minimal Effort

The iPhone camera is pretty good, but some environments don’t lend themselves to quality picture taking. With high-dynamic range (HDR) photography, the camera alters the image as it is being taken. The result is a photo that is the best possible quality, given your environment.

In HDR mode, the camera takes three pictures in rapid succession. Each image uses a different level of exposure: one for dark areas, one for light and one for midtones. After taking all three, the iPhone takes the best qualities of each image and stitches them together to produce a single high-quality image. If you’re not happy with the final result, the phone saves both HDR and non-HDR versions of the picture.

To turn on this setting, select Options when the phone is in camera mode and turn on the HDR toggle. Note that this mode is best for up-close and outdoor portraits, and in dark environments (without flash). Do not use HDR in bright, sunlit conditions or when moving.

8. I’ll Call You Back

With the “Reply With Message” function, you can respond to a caller with a text message when you’re unable to answer the phone.

When you receive a call, you should see a phone icon next to the green Answer button. Swipe up on that icon and select “Reply With Message.” You’ll see a list of three messages, one of which you can choose to instantly send to the caller. There’s also an option for you to create a custom message at the time of the call. While you send the text message, the caller is directed to voice mail.

To personalize a pre-written message, go to Settings > Phone > Reply With Message. You can replace any of the listed messages with one of your own, as in the image on the left.

9. Tap Now, Read Later

With Safari’s Reading List, you can tag pages you want to save and read them later. When you want to save a page, tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Reading List.” To access it later, enter Safari and select Bookmarks > Reading List.

10. Grammatically Correct In Any Language

Apple’s iPhone lends itself to global languages. Whether you’re bilingual or simply want to describe your favorite ethnic food, you can type with accuracy. Simply hold your finger down on the letter you want to change. A variety of versions of that letter in different languages will appear.