iPhone prototype (before iPhone 2G) ran OS X, had 7-inch display and USB ports, and was two inches thick
We have already seen an iPad prototype from 2002. Now it is iPhone’s turn.
The above image is an iPhone prototype from early 2005 leaked to ArsTechnica by “a former Apple employee who worked on various Apple hardware projects in the early 2000s and was thus exposed to some of [...]Read More »
Reports have surfaced that Intel and Apple executives have been in negotiations over the past year to form a potential deal that would see Intel manufacturing chips for Apple’s mobile devices.
This would be highly desirable from Apple’s perspective, as their current chip manufacturer is arguably their biggest rival in [...]Read More »
Apple has found an unlikely ally as they seek for a sales ban on Samsung products that infringe on their patents. Nokia has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While the filing is sealed, Nokia isn’t shy about [...]Read More »
A report out of Bloomberg is claiming that we’ll see Apple’s fabled smartwatch project as an actual product as soon as this year. The Verge followed that news shortly after with additional information from sources claiming that Apple has chosen to rework iOS to run on the “iWatch.”
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Take a look at that little guy. Innocently playing his game on the iPad. But Danny Kitchen isn’t your everyday kid — he’s got a very special superpower: the ability to spend £1,700 ($2,500) on in-app purchases in just 15 minutes.
Kidding aside, unintentional in-app purchases by kids has been [...]Read More »
Apple is reportedly deleting any emails received in iCloud email accounts that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” What makes things even more interesting is that the company is also deleting emails that are sent from iCloud accounts that contain the phrase… which is pretty much a form of censorship, [...]Read More »
Judge reduces damages awarded to Apple in Apple vs Samsung trial from $1.05 billion to $598 million, plus orders a new trial
Apple is having what can best be described as a crappy week. First they are forced to pay $368 million to a patent troll. Then they are taunted by Samsung vis-a-vis Samsung’s lawyers hiring the UK judge that ruled against Apple. Now they are at the receiving end of judge [...]Read More »
If these rumors saying this exact same thing don’t stop, I’m just gonna start calling it a fact that Apple will indeed release a cheaper iPhone with a larger screen — I don’t know how many reports have surfaced over the past year claiming this.
But now, Japanese blog Macotakara[...]Read More »
Apple loses fight against patent troll, must pay $368 million to VirnetX for infringing on patents with FaceTime
VirnetX, which calls itself a “patent holding company” (aka patent troll), sued a bunch of major corporations back in 2010 over infringement on VirnetX’s VPN-related patents. Microsoft settled with VirnetX in 2010 for $200 million. The fight between VirnetX and Cisco, Avaya, and Siemens, is still ongoing with trials schedule [...]Read More »
Is the Chinese or Eastern Europeans? Maybe someone else? We don’t really know. All we know is there has been a recent string of hacks against multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations in the past few months. Microsoft is now the latest victim.
According to a blog post, Microsoft “found a [...]Read More »
Is China innocent? New reports claim cyber attacks on Facebook, Twitter, and Apple came from Eastern Europe
After recent cyber attacks on high-profile companies like Facebook, Twitter and then Apple, everyone seemed to be pointing fingers at China. But now reports have surfaced claiming that the attacks on those companies originated from Eastern Europe.
An Eastern European gang, that is determined to sell company secrets like research [...]Read More »
You have undoubtedly heard all those Apple smartwatch rumors lately — they were everywhere. Nigam Arora of Forbes has put forth a very interesting theory about those rumors: Apple is desperate to show that they are still going to innovate because nobody believes it when Tim Cook says they are.[...]Read More »
In a statement released yestreday, Apple has disclosed that a number of their employees’ Macs have been compromised by malware through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.
The website that was infected and considered responsible for hosing the malware has been identified as ‘iPhoneDevSDK’, an online forum for [...]Read More »
Screenshots have been found by Slashgear of what appear to be a smart watch. This comes after constant rumors of their good friends at Apple working on the very same thing.
But while the rumored Apple smart watch consisted of what material the device would be made of, Samsung’s alleged [...]Read More »
A security flaw on iOS has surfaced that allows anyone to bypass an iPhone user’s passcode and gain access to all their contacts and photos. The bug is claimed to be present in previous versions of iOS as well, but is now getting attention once again after Apple’s most recent [...]Read More »
Australians have been warned against using Apple Maps before, and it looks like they’re getting another reminder that Apple’s built-in maps application just isn’t quite ready for prime time.
The Country Fire Authority in Victoria is telling people to “to disregard Apple Maps township locations and instead focus on street [...]Read More »
The Brazil Institute of Industrial Property has made it official: Apple does not hold exclusive rights to the “iPhone” name in Brazil. The decision favors Android phone manufacturer Gradiente Electronica, as they can now freely use the name which they first registered for back in 2000 — way before Apple [...]Read More »
Reports are beginning to surface that the late Steve Jobs wanted to build an Apple-branded car before he died. Meetings with Volkswagen reportedly took place as far back 2007 to discuss the project.
iDB notes that somewhere in the New York Times story about Apple building a smartwatch, there was [...]Read More »
Advance notice to all dotTechies who own Apple products, want to own Apple products, and/or like or love Apple: don’t be offended, this post is a joke (and I didn’t create the image, I just found it)!
What do you call a bunch of people who blindly follow Apple and [...]Read More »
…to be the default search engine on iOS.
Like their relationship with Samsung, Apple and Google remain rivals despite the fact that they actually kind of work together. In fact, Apple will be earning a whopping $1 billion from Google this year. The reason? Because Google is the default search [...]Read More »
The best way to describe Apple rumors is: when it rains, it pours. We have had a nice dose of continual iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 rumors, such as the recent claim that a 5-inch iPhone 6 has been spotted. There are also regular claims that Apple is working on [...]Read More »
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe have all been summoned to appear before a pricing inquiry regarding the higher prices Australian consumers have to pay for tech goods compared to those of other economies. Here’s what the lower house committee had to say in a statement:
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“The committee is looking at the
Finally. I was beginning to feel like something was wrong with the tech world, due to the lack of Apple versus Samsung news. Turns out the war between the two tech juggernauts wouldn’t even be a thing today if Tim Cook had his way. A report from Reuters says that [...]Read More »
A report from China is claiming that an iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have been spotted at one of Apple’s supplier factories. While the iPhone 5S was reportedly familiar-looking as expected, the iPhone 6 had a nearly 5-inch display. Investor site BrightWire has translated the report from Chinese site Laoyaoba.com:[...]Read More »
Before looking at any statistics, most people are aware that the current dominators of the handset market are Apple and Samsung. Just how dominant were the two rivals during 2012? According to Canaccord Genuity, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103% of handset profits for the entire year.
Apple had 69 [...]Read More »
Jailbreak users have gone a long while without a proper untethered solution for their iPhone 5 and iOS 6 devices, but a new jailbreak developer team called the “Evad3rs” have released the long-awaited jailbreak for those devices. The team isn’t new to the scene by any stretch, and includes many [...]Read More »
When Apple tried to trademark their stores, the US Patent and Trademark Office rejected their request twice on the grounds that the design was not “inherently distinctive.” The company fired back with a 122-page document filled with customer surveys and photos of the stores to argue their case. That seemed [...]Read More »
After uncovering some details in Apple’s recently released iOS 6.1, rumors began circulating that Apple would be launching a new 128GB of the 4th-generation iPad with Retina display. Turns out the rumors were spot-on, as Apple has officially announced the latest high-capacity SKU for release on February 5.
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We’re probably all used to Siri being one of the iconic features of iOS devices by now, but let’s not forget that there was once a time that Apple did not own Siri and it was a standalone app. A feature on The Huffington Post looks at the story behind [...]Read More »
The Steve Jobs biopic, titled Jobs and featuring Ashton Kutcher as the late former Apple CEO, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. This is in advance of its nationwide screening, which is set for April 19th. Reviews from various sites have been published, and it’s looking like reactions are pretty [...]Read More »
Apple’s annual supplier audit, which is in its seventh year, has been released. According to the audit, underage workers were discovered in 11 factories, with 106 cases in total being investigated. However, one manufacturer in particular had excessive use of child labor and is getting the boot due. Guangdong Real [...]Read More »
Apple’s App Store review process has struck once again! The latest victim is 500px for iOS, a photo-sharing app not very different from the popular Instagram, which of course still remains on the store. The reason it got pulled? Because “it allowed users to search for nude photos in the [...]Read More »
The China Times is reporting that Apple is planning to release not just the iPhone 5S this June, but a larger phone along with it. Oh, and it’s being called the ‘iPhone Math.’ The report also contains very detailed information on what Apple plans to do in terms of production [...]Read More »
Another day, another rumor about what we may or may not be seeing in Apple’s next handset. It seems like all the talk this time around is being dominated not by the usual high end phone that we’re so accustomed to, but the possibility of a cheaper phone that would [...]Read More »