Engadget have received some pictures, which they cannot confirm as being real but they do look real, of the upcoming Apple Tablet. It’s only just over an hour now until the event begins so it won’t be long until we find out.
Here’s what Engadget posted:
we just got two very interesting images of what certainly looks like a prototype Apple tablet, or what could be the tablet bolted down to a table. It’s big — really big — and it’s running what clearly looks like an iPhone app, although we’ve never seen an iPhone app with that interface or at that resolution before. We also see a WiFi icon and a cell service indicator, although tragically there’s no carrier listed.
Apple Tablet Prototype w/ iPhone
So the few picture leaked do look a lot like people thought which is a large iPhone but Steve Troughton-Smith had some interesting ideas about the images.
So from what we have seen we’re guessing the resolution might be around 640×1024, that the picture shows a non-OLED device, however this doesn’t rule one out. And that Apple are still using Google Maps for the device.
The images show an interesting case around the side, this could be for security or just to disguise the device, as some people over at iPhone Alley spotted a device running a modified version of Mac OS X on a device which was thought to be the new tablet.
iDashboard v1.0 has been released by WyndWarrior, it’s an iPhone utility which mimics the widget functionality of Mac OS X.
A multi page dashboard for your iPhone! Features a world clock, a calendar, a weather widget, a working calculator, lockscreen dashboard, and double-tap Dashboard. Also will have available widget packs for download in Cydia. Customization features include: wall-papers with auto-dim and the ability to change wallpapers through the photo app.
Steven Troughton-Smith is developing a similar application, which is not yet released.
Stack v3 for iPhone is the latest project from Steve Troughton-Smith, the project brings the Mac dock Stack feature to the iPhone in true style.
Shown above is the fan style which fans out the icons of added apps much like on the Mac does with files. The stack can be placed anywhere on the dock. The function of Stack for iPhone is to give a quick and easy access to your most used apps to save time from switching between screens.
This shows the grid view which Mac users will also be familiar with, this gives the user a lot more space to have there most used apps compared to the fan view.
To add an app to the Stack just drag it onto the icon and it will be added. To remove an app open the Stack and hold down then move your finger to bring up the shown notification which allows you to remove the app, this can be turned off in the settings to just remove without asking you first.
In the latest alpha (6b), the stack rename feature has been activated and allows you to rename the Stack so it appears to be a normal app.
Once the Stack has been renamed, you must re-spring the springboard for it to take effect.
Overall the Stack app is very stable and although in alpha, I have experienced few problems with it; there may be the odd UI tweaks needed here and there, but overall the app works amazingly well for those searching for a quick way to access apps.
As the Stack v3 is currently in alpha, to get a copy you must donate via the official site to get a copy, plus I must add it is only for Jailbroken devices, as Apple wouldn’t allow this sort of app. If you wish to test out the previous version for free then go here.
The project shows a lot of potential and I’m very excited to see what else can be added to this and keep following the developers twitter to get updates on the project along with others.
I’d like to thank Steve Troughton-Smith for allowing me to get hold of the alpha so that I could write this review.