Tech Today: iOS 5 arrives today, big Apple iTunes update
Prior to today's launch of iOS 5, Apple upgraded iTunes to include iTunes in the Cloud and wireless syncing with iOS 5. In other news, there's more word on the first Nokia Windows Phone handset and a strange iteration of the Nintendo Wii.
Apple iTunes 10.5 arrives with new features
With the iOS 5 launch planned for today (October 12), Apple has outed the latest version of iTunes that you'll need in order to upgrade to the latest version of the mobile operating system. iTunes 10.5 brings iTunes in the Cloud functionality, which allows you to download your purchased items to all of your devices, and wireless syncing with iOS 5.
Nokia 800 to be first Windows Phone handset?
The Pocketnow website has uncovered a pair of promotional adverts for a Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 handset called the Nokia 800. It is presumed that this device could be the phone codenamed Sea Ray. The ads tout an 8-megapixel camera and could be unveiled at Nokia World in London later this month. A launch at Nokia World seems to be Nokia's last chance to live up to its vow of bringing Windows Phone handsets to market before the end of 2011.
AppleCare+ to bring an end to free iPhone replacements
As part of the newly AppleCare+ warranty system, Apple is rumoured to be clamping down on offering free "one time exception" replacements on damaged iPhones. Now, customers who sign up for the $99 two year warranty package will be subject to $49 service fees whenever they bring a damaged device into the store. MacRumors is reporting that Genius Bar staff will no longer have the option to offer the waiver on out-of-warranty devices.
Motorola Xoom 2 and Motorola Spyder photos leaked
Moto's next generation Android devices are expected to be announced at a media event on October 18th, but the Xoom 2 tablet and the Spyder smartphone have been detailed in leaked pre-launch photos. It's unclear whether we in the UK will get the 4G smartphone, but the Xoom 2 is likely to boast an 8.2-inch screen and white RIM. Can Moto improve on the original Xoom which showed much promise as the first ever Honeycomb device?
Nintendo to release blue Wii to mark London Olympics
The original Nintendo Wii console may be in its dying days but the company has announced plans to launch a special edition blue console with Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games bundled in. The limited edition pack arrives on 18th October complete with blue Wiimote, blue nunchuck and some decorative stickers.