Other than the Maps issues, the App Store in iOS 6 is probably the next most talked about change of the latest iOS system software. Though it’s undoubtedly a better user experience in a lot of ways, one area that really suffers is speed, and a lot of users are experiencing very sluggish behavior in the App Store whether it’s lag while trying to navigate around apps, browse the Top Charts, or just review and download from their purchase history. Most frustratingly, the App Store slowness can even impact the newest iOS devices, including the iPhone 5 and iPad 3rd gen.
Some people are blaming HTML5 and the heavy eyecandy and animations, but strangely, the sluggishness seems to come and go at random, and we think we’ve finally discovered the reason. Here’s how to fix it:
Open Settings, tap on “Privacy”, then tap on “Location Services”
Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find and tap on “System Services”
Look for “Genius for Apps” and flip the switch to OFF
For iOS 6 devices that have experienced the slow App Store problems, that “Genius for Apps” setting almost always has a grey or purple icon next to it, indicating that it’s been using location services recently. Turning this feature OFF seems to end the random speed issues of the App Store completely, presumably because the Genius feature is no longer doing whatever it does in the background while you navigate and use the store.
With App Genius off, double-tap the Home button, then tap and hold on the App Store icon to quit it. Relaunch App Store, and everything should be much faster again.
Apple to send out iPad mini invitations on October 10th. According to Fortune, they have a rumor from an Apple investor that Apple will start sending out invitations of iPad mini Launch event from October 10, 2012. However, the expected date of Event is Wednesday, 17th October 2012.
Here’s the post: According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad — often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen. What our source adds is the specificity of a date: The press, he says, can expect invitations to go out on Oct. 10.
Google and Amazon have already released low budgeted smaller screen tablets which are affecting the iPad sales. The best thing about these tablets is that they are much cheaper and have extra-ordinary features just like iPad 2 and the new iPad. It is also said that iPad mini will 7.85” screen which is about 0.85” larger as compared to Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
However, another important parameter about the iPad mini is the decreased price as compared to current generation iPad. iPad mini will be sold around $199-299 only. Let’s wait for another big day to watch the iPad mini from Apple.
Now if you got a new iPhone 5, did your iCloud, and something's still missing, you have to move the data over manually. Likewise, if you set your iPhone 5 up as a new device but still want to keep data from a few apps or games, you'll have to move it over manually. iCloud and iTunes are great, but they're not granular.
If you use a Mac, an app like Ecamm's PhoneView is an excellent option. It'll let you browser your old iOS device, copy off just the data you want, then copy it back to your new iPhone 5. And it's fairly straightforward to do.
Here's how you cac selectively transfer app and game data to your new iPhone 5
Primate Labs' John Poole has released a new version of Geekbench for iPhone that features a dramatically improved processor frequency detection algorithm, reports Engadget.
The new algorithm "consistently reports the A6's frequency as 1.3GHz." Poole confirmed to Engadget that "earlier versions of Geekbench had trouble determining the A6's frequency, which lead to people claiming the A6's frequency as 1.0GHz as it was the most common value Geekbench reported."
The site asked him if the A6 chip was capable of dynamically overclocking to which Poole answered, "I don't believe the A6 has any form of processor boost. In our testing, we found the 1.3GHz was constant regardless of whether one core or both cores were busy."
For the new iPhone 5 and its bigger screen you need apps that are updated, optimized and ready to look bigger and better than ever. Here are all listed for you right here.
Apps that aren't updated for the iPhone 5 will appear letterboxed—meaning it won't take up the full 4-inch screen—and probably scorch your eyeballs. You don't want crappy apps ruining your brand new iPhone 5 and burning your eyeballs, do you? So download these iPhone 5 ready apps:
Battery life becomes an issue every time Apple releases a new version of iOS or a new iPhone. If your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on iOS 6 suddenly losing charge far too fast, or if your new iPhone 5 is draining before your eyes.
So you can try this things:
First: Are you using your device alot?
First thing make sure that you aren't using your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad more than you used to. Because when you have new features like Flyover or turn-by-turn navigation to play with, or when you have a brand new iPhone you just can't put down, your battery might be draining because you're using it a lot more. With iOS 6 there are more notifications, location features, and other battery consuming features than ever before, and the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen and an LTE radio to really put the drain on.
So put your device down for a minute make sure you're not the battery drain cause, because that's the easier thing to fix before you do anything drastic.
Second: Check ifthere is a problem with the OS or the device?
If your battery life is consistently short and you're basically just watching the indicator drain down before your eyes, here are some things to try, in order of how easy they are to do. Try to restart/reset your device, it could be a rogue process or something else doing what it shouldn't be doing, and a restart can often fix that.There (Here's how to reboot)(http://www.imore.com/2010/12/17/beginner-tip-power-reset-ios-device-hit-problem/)) Power cycle monthly, and certainly if you're having problems, you should completely drain your device's battery, drain it until it shuts down on its own and then charge it back up to full. Reset the your device again. The only thing that causes battery life problems with iOS devices occurs that are restored from backup and not set up as new devices. Whether it's cruft or corruption, a clean install as a new device, incredible pain in the butt though it may be,this is the best fix for any battery life issues.You will have to set up absolutely everything again, also you will lose all your saved data like game levels, but in most cases your battery life will be better than ever. (Here's how) Apple Store. Go to Apple Store because sometimes iPhone or iPad develops a real problem that only Apple can solve by either swapping it for another device or otherwise figuring out a fix.
Third: Are you plugging your device in?
If you're using your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad a lot, plug it in to recharge whenever you can. At home, at work, in the car, there are plenty of opportunities to top up your battery.
Fourth: Did you turned off things you aren't using?
Anything running on your device uses up the battery. So if you've tried everything else and it turns out you're just using your device more than the battery will allow for the length of time you need to use it, you'll need to make some hard choices. You'll need to stop using some of the features you don't really need in order to keep using the ones you do. The more you turn off, the longer your batter will last.
-Turn off Siri's Raise to Speak. Go to Settings, General, Siri. Readers keep telling us this has helped them with battery life due to accelerometer issues.
-Turn off Location Services. Go to Settings, Privacy, Location Services, and turn off any app you really don't need tracking or using your location.
-Turn off Push Notifications. Likewise, go to Settings, Notifications, and turn off any app you don't care to be alerted about.
-Turn of Notification Center widgets. Stocks, and particularly weather in Notification Center seem to be causing our readers some battery grief. Since weather can be location-based now, the potential is there for more battery abuse.
-Kill power hungry apps. Double-click the Home Button to activate the multitasking dock, hold your finger on an app to enter "jiggly" mode, and kill any apps that might be running in the background, especially VoIP (like Skype), streaming audio (like Pandora), or navigation (like TomTom). (Here's how)
Here are some old standbys as well:
Set Auto-Lock to 1 minute
Turn off any extra sounds, like keyboard clicks
Turn off the iPod EQ
Use headphones instead of the speaker if you have to listen to audio or music
Turn down the screen brightness
Turn off Bluetooth when not using it
Turn off Wi-Fi when not using it
Turn off LTE when not using it
Turn off cellular app and media downloads.
Set all email, calendar, and contacts accounts to "Fetch" (turn off Push)
Bonus tip: If you're really desperate, put your iPhone or iPad in Airplane Mode and save the radios for when you need them. If you're really desperate, you can also turn your device completely off until you need it (it will still use a tiny amount of power but far, far less than anything else).