“Apple’s iTunes Store has just made a little bit of a slip-up (and with perfect uncanny timing): screenshots for the iOS 8.1 iPad user guide have just appeared within iBooks and include Apple’s upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac. “Of course, Apple will be formally debuting these devices tomorrow.”
“The screenshots confirm that both new tablets will include nearly identical designs to their predecessors and the addition of Touch ID sensors in the Home button,” Gurman reports. “Another new feature confirmed by this leak is a new Burst Mode (first introduced with the iPhone 5s) for the iPad Air 2.”
Gurman reports, “Of course, the presence of this user guide means iOS 8.1 (with Apple Pay) is likely to drop tomorrow, too.”
Read more, and see the screenshot from Apple’s iOS 8.1 iPad user guide, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The lack of attention to detail at the Steve-less Apple is concerning.
At this point, we have to ask: Are there too many post-Steve Apple employees screwing up things they simply shouldn’t be screwing up? Or are even seasoned Apple employees just not paying close enough attention to the details? (Two very recent examples: Apple’s live stream mess for its most important event in years and the iOS 8.0.1 clown show.)
The details matter, Apple. We Apple customers expect it. Pay closer attention lest you squander your company’s hard-earned reputation.
Well Steve did tell him to run things how he want to.. Not how Steve did… Makes sense because Tim doesn’t seem to be running things like Steve at all.
Maybe it wasn’t accidental…
Spot on MDN take. Apple’s worst enemy is itself. Leaks have been showing for a while and the level of perfection attained in the Steve Era might sadly be a thing of the past.
That being said, Apple still runs circles around almost all of it’s competition.
Apple’s recent spate of errors should be of concern to every true Apple fan and, of course, to all AAPL shareholders.
They’ve definitely dropped a few notches in my book over the past month. Luckily for them they’ve also raised a few notches, as the iPhone 6 is INSANE. Net change zero-ish.
Maybe Apple’s just trolling the rumor sites. 😉
This “leak” happened moments after googles announcement. Plus it’s still up in the iTunes store.
I think it’s safe to safe this was planned.
Come on MDN. Apple is much bigger than when SJ was running things. And let us not forget Lisa, the Nueton or Steve’s famous “Your holding it wrong.” Or was that Cooks fault. MDN, for an outfit that took a month to get a simple update for iOS 8 you really should not be throwing stones. Just how big a deal is this leak anyhow? 24 hours early? Grow up.
As soon as Apple got a working iOS 8 version out, iOS 8.0.2, MDN’s app was available. Also, it took Apple’s App Store over week to approve MDN’s app after submission, so your example is just another example of Apple’s attention to detail slipping.
They did it on perpuse so we can get some sleep tonight and I, for one, thank them for it.
Keep telling it like it is, MDN. Your credibility is perfectly intact. Apple employees themselves know there has been much turnover and growth since Steve left. Details are obviously being overlooked and it shows a LOVE of Apple to clearly point that out.
@MDN Take: You seem to be forgetting the “premature specification” that was the Power Mac G5 leak.
To be fair Apple are keeping many more products/services in the sir than when Steve was in charge a man who solved these sort of problems by offering as few alternatives as possible to make the supply chain and indeed development rather simpler for the most part. But then that had its own problems .
Oh dear, nothing like this ever happened under Steve. Except it did.
This site is slowly devolving into a pile of digital dross.
Oh, no, MacDailyNews critiqued Apple for making yet another clearly avoidable stupid mistake!
Its a stupid critique.
BOM!, there goes 50 million penalty to apple to leak information… Pay them Tim.
My suggestion for Timmy The Flower:
Fewer week-long compnay-wide Thanksgiving vacations, weekly beer bashes, and Gay Pride Parades and more attention to detail.
Bigot. Flower? Really?!
Per Usual, MDN gets it WRONG.. Considering the overwhelming scrutiny Apple is under, even something like a file thats early gets reported as a big oops.. for which +90% will never ever see or read about. Lets do this to MDN, highlight every typo, how often their app crashes, how slow their site gets because of AD overload, and then see how they like to have every little thing that goes wrong here listed on a daily basis..
Yeah, we’ll get right on that, genius, as soon as MDN has $165 billion in the bank and 98,000 employees worldwide.
MDN have a minute fraction of Apple’s resources. But they are a proportionately trivial operation. How many people does it take to maintain such a site? To write so trivial an app? To notice the horribly ghastly ads that fester on their front page? To realise that all those ‘one weird trick’ ways to lose fat or make money are cons aimed squarely at the sites very own users? Even Android has more respect for its users. MDN holds Apple to infinitely higher standards, and moral standards are NOT resource intensive, you don’t need Apples wealth to afford them.
Agreed. MDN’s take is overly nit picky. We already know what’s being announced tomorrow. Now, if there’s a “one more thing” that got leaked, MDN’s scorn would be justified.