iOS 7 running behind scheduleApple's iRadio service is coming this summer. The Apple game controller is not happening, and rumors point to the iPhone in August.
-Not backing down. This girl is on fire, oh yeah, uh. -Hello. -Yeah, uh, hey, oh. -Ryan. What do you think you're doing? -What's up, Jamie? What do you mean? I'm listening to music. These are the hot new headphones, these like diamonds here that I just got. I love them. -These look like Gro headphones. -What are you talking about? -Look at that diamond right there. -It's stylish, Jamie. Come on. -You know, what, put it down. -Seriously? -Yeah, put it down. -Why? -We've got a show. -What? -We've got a show, Apple Byte, you know. -Come on. I want to listen to music. What's happening? Brian Tong here on the Apple Byte with everything good and bad inside the world of Apple plus it's kind of a special week for me and we have a giveaway for you. Now, lots of iPhone news this week with some actual real information, so let's get to it. In a branch chat, Daring Fireball's John Gruber claims that iOS 7 is running behind schedule and engineers have been pulled from OS 10, 10.9 to work on it. Now, that's happening before in 2007 when Apple delayed the release of OS 10 Leopard to concentrate work on the iPhone. So, I'll be patiently waiting for a cue here. Now, Gruber also adds that it's a significant system-wide UI overhaul and engineers who are allowed to carry a round devices with iOS 7 running has special privacy filters like screen films that reduce viewing angles. Now, iMore's Rene Ritchie also adds that Jony Ive's work is making many people happy but will make rich texture-loving designers sad. So, goodbye poker felt, it was real. In other tidbits from the chat included ramblings that biometrics will be used on the new iPhone for payments and identification. Ricci also said he's heard an event is or was planned for the new 9.7-inch iPad. If it's ready in April and if we don't see it, it means it isn't ready and those were his words exactly. Now, the Wall Street Journal jumps on board with a lot of what we've already heard saying Apple will begin production of the next iPhone in the second quarter of this year with a possible summer launch. They also report Apple is working with other partners to produce a less expensive iPhone to be released in the second half of this year with a different casing, with different color shells, but their plan remains unclear. Also, if you're worried about what the next iPhone will look like when Steve Jobs is gone, the next two phones may have been designed under his supervision. It was revealed to San Francisco's district attorney during discussions with Apple about the growing problem of mobile phone theft in Metropolitan cities. He was told the next 2 iPhone designs had already been developed and they preceded Tim Cook. Now, I was also able to confirm the information with [unk] himself but he's not telling me what the next new iPhone looks like. And leave it to Japanese site Mac fan that claims Apple will unveil the next iPhone on Thursday, June the 20th and will kick off sales a few weeks later in early July with a low cost iPhone aimed at a larger prepaid market to debut in August. Well, the Worldwide Developers Conference is where iOS 5 and 6 have been announced to developers in the past and website GottaBeMobile believes June 10th through the 14th could be the week for WWDC 2013 and the first look at iOS 7 based on openings on the Moscone Center calendar. Now, iOS 5 was in beta for 120 days, iOS was 90 days. So, using those rough time tables, it could push out iOS 7's released date to mid August. Coincidentally, around the time we're expecting the next iPhone. See? That's how it all works out. Now, Apple hasn't officially announced any WWDC dates yet. So, everything I just said could be thrown out the window or right on target. Now, look out Pandora and Spotify, the Verge reports that significant progress has been made and talks with 2 of the top labels, Universal and Warner for Apple's upcoming streaming radio project. One source says iRadio is coming, there's no doubt about it anymore and Apple is pushing hard for a summertime launch. Did you guys also know watermelon is summer's most popular vegetable? And it's part of the cucumber, pumpkin and squash family. It's actually considered both a fruit and vegetable and I love watermelon. All right. Back to the stories and a whole bunch of rumors. The Games Developer Conference just wrapped up in San Francisco and Pocket Gamer reported that Apple is floating the idea of a physical game controller to developers with a space reserved and a false name to fly under the radar. Now, I like the idea and it's good for developers but it will shut down just as fast as it started with a nope from the loser liable Jim Dalrymple. And this is gotta be my favorite rumor of the week. A Topeka Capital Markets analyst claims the iTV project will launch this year in a 60-inch screen size but could also include 50 and 55 inches and will come with a ring shaped motion controller called the iRing. They add it can be placed on the user's finger and act as a navigation pointer for the iTV enhancing the motion detecting experience. So, there you go, one ring to rule them all. -Priceless. -That's right. Someone actually gets paid to make that up. All right, guys. We told you it's a special weekend. It's my birthday week, like I can't even believe I'm turning 24. To celebrate, we're gonna do a giveaway with the help of my friends and designedbyhumans.com and my favorite t-shirts Ceroc. So, we're doing a birthday giveaway, 5 shirts, to you the Apple Byters and then make both men and women's. Now, all you have to do is e-mail me at the firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong, a picture of you and a shirt that you currently have that you would like to be replaced. It might be old, really dirty or very small. We'd like to know and I'll pick my favorite five. And I'm so excited about this. I have to call my closest friends about this birthday contest. Design by Humans is also doing a promo for the next weeks. So, use the code applebyte15 to get 15% off everything on their site and you can check out my monthly picks as well. All right. That's gonna do it for this week's show. -Brian. -I'm Brian-- yeah, what's up, Christina? -We won't forget your birthday. -Happy birthday. -What? Oh. You guys, you guys. This is so amazing. I mean, it's always really special to have real friends that are just there for you all the way, that are just willing to spend time for you. Right, guys? Well, I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching and we'll catch you guys next time for another bite of the Apple. It's good. -What. Take that machine. Hello. What do we have here? Yes. -Shine bright like a diamond. Shine bright like a diamond oh, shine bright like a diamond. We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky. Shine bright like a diamond. Shine bright like a diamond.