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New iOS 8 leads Apple’s WWDC keynote reveals

It’s that time of year again when Apple’s legion of fans start to build up their excitement over what’s coming from the Fruit-themed purveyor of white metallic gadgets, as the company’s team of executives and ideas gurus decamp to San Francisco for their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).

The event, which is taking place from June 2nd to June 6th, is always the high point of the year for developers working with Apple’s products and it’s often a chance to get a first look at the latest innovations the firm is working on. And as is traditional, the general tone of WWDC was set out from the start with chief executive Tim Cook’s keynote address to the assembled masses.

This year, there was no earth-shattering new hardware like the iPhone or the iPad to headline the event. Even the much-rumoured iWatch has yet to make an appearance – though not for a lack of hints. But that doesn’t mean the company has nothing to say, with software set to be the big focus for WWDC 2014. So we’ve pulled together some of the key themes that lay out what to expect from Apple in the next few months.

New iOS 8 leads Apple's WWDC keynote reveals

A new OS – bigger, faster, better

Central to the keynote was the now-traditional update to Apple’s mobile iOS platform. The latest version of the software is iOS 8, and Apple is always touting it as the biggest update to the system since the launch of the App Store. To start with, there’s the usual tweaks to the user interface – though nothing on the level of the overhaul iOS 7 got, which split opinions among the fanbase.

Meanwhile, Apple’s also promising better connectivity between devices, with features such as Handoff, which allows users to start an activity on one device and then finish it on another – something that could be great for those who’ve equipped themselves with the full range of Apple gadgets, such as an iPhone, iPad and Mac.

But what iOS 8 is really about is a whole new generation of apps. Overall, the solution’s software development kit will contain around 4,000 programming tools to help with the creation of even more varied and powerful software for the platform. Mr Cook said: “It will give developers the capabilities and tools to make things they haven’t dreamed of, and to push to a whole new level.”

A new way to keep in touch

Among the bundled iOS apps that are getting a makeover is Apple’s Messaging service, which has come under increasing pressure in recent times from rivals like WhatsApp. New features of the offering include the ability to easily create and modify group messages, send voice clips with a single swipe, and even create and exchange short video clips.

Apple added that users can easily browse through all of the photos and videos within a conversation and share multiple photos and videos at once. You can choose to share your current location from within Messages for an hour, a day or longer.

Keep a check on your health

The updated OS also comes with a Health app, which lets you gather information from various fitness apps and devices, to deliver an easy-to-understand overview all in one place. So if you find yourself frequently pounding the pavement using your iPhone’s music player to keep you motivated and a step tracker to monitor your progress, iOS 8 should be able to offer you an even better insight into your performance.

Apple said: “With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness. For example, the Nike+ apps using NikeFuel will be able to pull in other key HealthKit metrics such as sleep and nutrition to build a custom user profile and improve athletic performance.”

Watch out Dropbox

The keynote also signalled an intention for Apple to move into the growing cloud storage market. With users creating more photos, videos and docs than ever, tools like Dropbox are becoming increasingly popular as people look for new ways of safeguarding their most precious files and accessing them anywhere.

That’s why Apple unveiled the internet-based iCloud Drive storage app, which will not only allow users to upload files from their iOS or Mac devices, but also share and view them on their PC. Users will be able to make edits to documents on any device and see the most up-to-date version become instantly available across all gadgets with a connection to the iCloud. The firm said this “brings a whole new level of collaboration between apps, providing seamless access and the ability to work on the same file across multiple apps”.

Where’s Waldo? On your iPod touch case for $4.95

For the perfect stocking filler this Christmas, grab a Where’s Waldo 4G iPod touch case designed to protect and entertain. Just $4.95 each, find Waldo while stocks last.

Top 12 gift ideas for the holidays – hand picked by us for you


Start your holiday shopping off in style and find the perfect gift for your friends and family with Proporta’s Top 12.

We’ve hand picked a selection of our favourite gift ideas and are offering 12% off any of these by entering coupon code HOLIDAYS12 at the checkout.

But hurry, this code expires 11/22/13.

You can also see more gift ideas at our Gifts Category page.

Strongest iPhone and iPad mini cases yet – Carbon Fiber now available

carbon fibre

Our strongest iPhone and iPad mini cases ever have arrived. Constructed from shotgun tested carbon fiber as well as fine quality, hand-stitched leather, the new Carbon Fiber collection is ready to keep your iPhone 5/5S and iPad mini 2 safe from the hardest knocks that life throws at you.

Carbon fiber benefits

Five times stronger than steel, yet weighs two-thirds less

Used in aerospace, motorsport racing and now iPhone and iPad mini cases

Withstand shotgun fire from 20 yards

Find out more about our Carbon Fiber collection.

Create your own Halloween creepy cases for smartphones and tablets


As we’re sure you already know, you can create your own personalised Proporta smartphone case in a few minutes. There are just three simple steps:


STEP 1. Give your phone case a title.


STEP 2. Select your device type. You can choose between the iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 and now the iPad mini.


STEP 3. Upload an image, it can be your own image, an image you found on the internet or an image from one of the varied collections, including our exclusive Halloween designs.


Now you’re (almost) finished, in a few days you will get your unique smartphone case.



Halloween creepy case designs

We’ve got collections related to a range of different tastes and topics. At the moment – yep, guess what? It’s a Halloween collection for all you thrill-seekers out there.

You can choose between plenty of different styles, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a pumpkin, a skull or a werewolf, you’ll find a creepy case that suits you.





Halloween creepy case designs

We’ve got collections related to a range of different tastes and topics. At the moment – yep, guess what? It’s a Halloween collection for all you thrill-seekers out there.

You can choose between plenty of different styles, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a pumpkin, a skull or a werewolf, you’ll find a creepy case that suits you.

But don’t think we’ve got caught up in the Halloween hype, these smartphone cases are also high protective and some people even believe they protect you against zombie attacks (yes, we are “some people”).

So if you want to stand out at a forthcoming Halloween party, make sure you get your favourite and inimitable Proporta Smartphone case for a spookily good price of only £19.95 (including free shipping).

Create a case today!



Apple invitations sent out for media event on 10th September

Apple has sent out one of its famous invitations for a media event to be held next Tuesday 10th September.

The event is set to take place at 10am Pacific Time (6pm GMT) in Cupertino, California at Apple’s headquarters.

Featuring some multi-coloured spots and the ever-present Apple logo, the only words included on the invitation are: “This should brighten everyone’s day.”

Apple event invitation

Up to 75% off iPhone 4/4S cases in our massive clearance sale

iphone 4s clearance

The iPhone 4/4S is still one of our favourite cell phones and we have plenty of different protective cases to choose from no matter what your taste is.

We’ve reduced the prices on all of our iPhone 4/4S cases by up to 75%. So if it’s the first time you’ve bought a case for your iPhone 4 / 4S or it’s time to update your current case, now is the time to do it.

Shop now.

iOS 7 to feature new design, iTunes Radio and updated Safari

iOS 7 was announced yesterday at the WWDC conference in California much to the delight of Apple fans across the globe.

Apple’s latest version of software for its mobile devices, iOS 7, boasts a brand new design and a whole host of other features.

iOS 7

iOS 7 available for:
– iPhone 4, 4S, 5
– iPad 2, 3, 4
– iPad mini
– iPod touch 5G

iOS 7 Features
– Brand new design featuring ‘translucent’ layers and a changing theme based on your background
– Control Centre for quick access to apps and other features
– Notification Centre more intelligent and detailed
– Multitasking for simpler way to jump between apps
– Auto-updates for apps
– New camera interface, including square photos with filters
– Photos organised into ‘Moments’
– AirDrop for sharing content with other iOS 7 users
– iTunes Radio – a new music steraming service from Apple
– New voices for Siri and new car functionality
– Safari updated with full-screen mode and improved tab organisation

iOS 7 release date
The new Apple iOS 7 will be available this autumn.

iPhone 5 Tri-Fold and Festive Collection NEW from Proporta

Proporta has launched new additions to its iPhone 5 case collection, including a brand new, unique cover style called Tri-Fold. And with thoughts already turning to Christmas, there are three new festive themed iPhone 5 cases.


iPhone Tri-Fold Cases – £29.95
Black and Red, Blue and Grey, White and Red

iPhone 5 case - Tri-Fold Black & GreyiPhone 5 case - Tri-Fold Blue & GreyiPhone 5 case - Tri-Fold White & Red

Using a secure fold over a magnetic flap, this iPhone 5 cover safely houses and shields the iPhone without adding unnecessary bulk or weight. Plus, the inside of this newly designed case is home to some handy card slots so you can keep all that’s important in one place.

iPhone 5 Festive Hard Shells – £14.95
Kringle, Blitzen, Prancer

Festive iPhone 5 Cover CollectionFestive iPhone 5 cover - Blitzen

With festive prints having a strong presence in the world of fashion, embrace all things Christmassy with these wintry looking iPhone 5 cases.

These new iPhone 5 case collections are now available to pre-order from Proporta.

iOS 6 update – What you need to know

Just ahead of the new iPhone 5 launch, Apple is releasing the iOS 6 update to its mobile devices today (19th September). If you’ve been asking yourself “How do I get iOS 6?” take a look at our quick guide, including information on iOS 6 features.
iOS 6 updateWhat is iOS 6?
This is the latest version of Apple’s operating system for:
– iPhone 5 (will come pre-loaded on release date 21st Sept)
– iPhone 4S
– iPhone 4
– iPhone 3GS
– The new iPad (AKA iPad 3)
– iPad 2
– iPod touch 4g
– iPod touch 5g (pre-loaded, out in October)

How much will it cost?
Free free free!

When can I get it?
From 19th September 2012 onwards, the iOS 6 update will be available. No time has been given specifically but usually the new OS for Apple is made available around 6pm GMT.

iOS Features
– The new things your i-Stuff will be able to do as a result of the iOS update include:
– New Maps app made by Apple themselves (say goodbye to the Google apps that were once as standard) with turn-by-turn navigation
– Facebook integration means you’ll be able to “Like” from within many apps and update your status using Siri
– FaceTime will be available via 3G as well as Wi-Fi
– Passbook will allow your iPhone into a mobile boarding pass, ticket and coupon
– Panoramic camera option

How do I get iOS 6?
If you’ve been asking “How do I get iOS 6?” and no one has answered you, don’t fret, for we have some simple instructions for your here (based on previous updates).

1) As soon as it has become available, go to Settings > General > Software Update and you’ll be able to start downloading over the air using your Wi-Fi connection.

2) You can also downloading the update using your USB cable and iTunes. Just select the device you’re updating in iTunes and click on ‘Check for Update’, then follow the instructions.

3) Bear in mind that each time there’s a new iOS update there can be long delays and you may find you think it is downloading, only to be told it has not worked. It can be better to wait until the day after once the demand has lessened.

4) Always make sure you backup your iPhone, iPod or iPad before beginning the process, just in case it goes horribly wrong and you lose everything. This is never a good thing.

iPhone 5 Cases
iPhone 5 cases
Don’t forget, if you’re lucky enough to be getting the latest iPhone, you can find our new range of iPhone 5 cases available today for pre-order with a free screen protector.