Samsung forces Apple to pay 20% extra for mobile processors, while Apple makes HTC pay $8 per device royalties
If you are Samsung, what do you do when one of your largest customers (Apple — they purchase billions of dollars worth of components from Samsung each year) is attacking you through litigation? You make them pay more for the parts they buy from you!
You see all the processors [...]Read More »
There has been a slow but steady stream of leaks and rumors regarding an official Microsoft Office app for the two most popular mobile platforms out there, iOS and Android. In typical corporate style, Microsoft has been very coy about their plans for Office on iOS and Android, never really [...]Read More »
Apple loyalty is on the decline among iPhone owners, fewer iPhone users will buy another iPhone [Survey]
Since the release of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple has commanded ever-increasing and ever-loyal fans. This is evident not only via online trolling conducted by so called iSheep but also by the fact that Apple enjoys a high-rate of repurchases; that is to say, many people who own Apple [...]Read More »
You know those iPhone 5 issues, such as fail iOS Maps, purple halo ring, and damaged goodies? Yeah, well, Saturday Night Live (a comedy show) ain’t gonna pass up the golden opportunity. The above video is a of a SNL spoof that pokes fun at iPhone 5 critics. I have [...]Read More »
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak calls Apple “arrogant”, wants a small and large version of the iPhone
Apple has taken a lot of heat over the years for refusing to build a smartphone with a screen larger than 3.5 inches and, when they finally caved and put out an iPhone with a 4 inch screen, people weren’t happy how the screen is “too tall” and “not wide [...]Read More »
I just love it when app names describe themselves. Shopping List is a new player in the reminders or todo apps team, amongst giants like Wunderlist, ToDo, Things, etc. But I think that this free app is worth looking at.
What is it and what does it do
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Despite being only roughly three years old, Angry Birds has been an icon for modern mobile gaming. Rovio first tasted success as a paid game on iOS, then tried their hand at an ad-supported Angry Birds for Android and made so much money from ad revenue a month (at one [...]Read More »
Unfortunately for Apple, quality control on the iPhone 5 has fallen short of spectacular with iPhone 5 owners complaining of many issues ranging from scratches and scuffs on brand new phones to light leaks on screens to purple “halo” effects on photos taken with the camera. And that isn’t even [...]Read More »
Samsung officially sues Apple over iPhone 5, junction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lifted [Apple vs Samsung]
We knew it was coming and it has arrived: Samsung has officially included the iPhone 5 in a lawsuit against Apple. In the lawsuit Samsung alleges the iPhone 5, among other Apple products, infringes on eight Samsung patents. As ArsTechnica points out, two of these patents relate to cell phone [...]Read More »
Google withdraws complaint against Apple in ITC, is no longer trying to ban iDevices from the United States
Well now, what do we have here. In August Google’s subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission alleging Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices infringe on seven of Motorola’s patents. This complaint gained particular attention not only because it was, more or less, Google’s first offensive [...]Read More »
Last week news rolled in of some iPhone 5s having scratches, dings, scuffs, etc. out of the box. That is to say, brand new iPhone 5s with (minor) physical damage. A loyal but upset customer e-mailed Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, informing him of the issues, asking [...]Read More »
New Lightning connectors give Apple a monopoly on iPhone accessories, might trigger legal action against the company
Anyone that has been following iNews knows Apple has introduced the new ‘Lightning’ connector on the iPhone 5. Not only is it smaller, and faster, than the previous 30-pin connector on iDevices, the ‘Lightning’ connector is also incompatible with accessories (cables, docks, etc.) that work with the old 30-pin. That [...]Read More »
Like a good friend, each year sales of the new iPhone are predictable — a lot. iPhone 5 was expected to be the hottest selling iPhone to date, meaning people expected it to sell a lot, too. Did it meet expectations? I suppose it depends on who you ask… some [...]Read More »
iOS 6 sees Google Maps replaced with iOS Maps. Not happy with iOS Maps? Want Google Maps back? Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a standalone Google Maps app on Apple App Store… but there is still a way to get Google Maps back on your iDevice.
You see Safari [...]Read More »
At the EUSecWest 2012 conference in Amsterdam, there is a Mobile Pwn2Own contest in which security researchers — or hackers, if you want — try to demonstrate their prowess at hacking mobile devices. The two best hacks of the day? A hack by a Certified Secure team that exploits a [...]Read More »
Like many iOS users, when I purchased my first iPhone, I got quite used to surfing the web with Apple’s built-in web browsing tool Safari. I was still gushing over how amazing the iPhone was and it really could do no wrong in my eyes, based on how much it [...]Read More »
Have you ever dropped your phone? I have, although only once or twice. Have you ever damaged your phone, whether that be cracked screen, scuff mark, or water damage? I, thankfully, haven’t. My fellow Americans, on the other hand, are a completely different story. According to a study released by [...]Read More »
iPhone 5 pre-orders have begun. The phone will reach consumer hands in a little under a week from now. If you are living in the USA and want an iPhone 5, there are three very important facts you need to know before you make the decision on which carrier to [...]Read More »
At the unveiling yesterday, Apple’s Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, claimed the new iPhone 5 is the “world’s thinnest smartphone” thanks to its 7.6mm belt size. An Apple executive is somewhat of an authoritative figure in the mind of people, so the Internet was buzzing about how [...]Read More »
Comedian shows people an iPhone 4S, tells them it is an iPhone 5, and listens as they praise the “better” iPhone 5 [iSheep moment]
Ready for a ridiculously funny iSheep moment? As I’m sure many people know by now, the iPhone 5 was unveiled yesterday but will not be available until September 21. Jimmy Kimmel, a popular comedian known for his night shows, figured this is a perfect moment to play a prank.
Kimmel [...]Read More »
Apple held a much-anticipated event today in San Francisco. Let’s take a look at the major things announced.
As already covered, the iPhone 5 has been officially unveiled. The iPhone 5 features a 4-inch screen with 1136×640 resolution and now shows 5 rows of icons. It is 7.6mm in thickness [...]Read More »
With all the iPhone 5 leaks over the past years, including 3D mockups, it may be hard to wrap your head around what the real iPhone 5 looks like. Indeed when I first saw photos of the real iPhone 5, I immediately thought to myself “are you sure that isn’t [...]Read More »
iPhone lovers can finally rejoice as Apple has unveiled the next generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 5 today. The company unveiled the long awaited iOS device at a magical event in San Francisco. We heard a lot of pre-release rumors and reports about the iPhone 5 despite Apple chief [...]Read More »
Want to know how much power Apple has? Simply see how Best Buy is prepping for both “iPhone 5″ and “New iPhone”
Apple pulled a fast one over the world earlier this year when debuting the “new iPad” instead of “iPad 3″. With the iPhone 5 — or should I say new iPhone — literally around the corner, a retail giant in the United States is taking no chances. Reports are coming [...]Read More »
With Apple’s announcement that iOS 6 won’t come bundled with a YouTube app, it’s been obvious that something had to give otherwise iDevice owners would be out of YouTube. What give-ed is Google; today Google announced their own iOS app for the popular streaming personal video service. However, this new [...]Read More »
Finance management apps are some of the most popular downloads in the App Store. My goal for this article is to cover a wide spectrum with this category, as I am covering apps that could not only generally manage your money but also could function as a bill reminder. The [...]Read More »
If you are an iPhone user who loved the wireless charging accessory Nokia revealed recently and are looking for a similar accessory for your device, you don’t have to wait for long as Everpurse is planning to release a wireless charging solution for iPhone.
The Everpurse project, which is currently [...]Read More »
Who is the most satisfied with their smartphone? iSheep? Fandroids? According to the 2012 Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power and Associates, people who purchase Apple are.
In its study J.D. Power asked consumers to rate their smartphone on four criteria (performance, physical design, features, and ease of operation) [...]Read More »
Remember the Goophone i5? You know, the Android-powered iPhone 5 clone a Chinese company built based on iPhone 5 rumors. Yeah, well, as it turns out not only did the Chinese firm built a knock-off iPhone 5 before the real iPhone 5 hit the streets, but the firm has also [...]Read More »
What does it take to screw in an iPhone 5? The hands of students, of course.
Chinese newspaper ShanghaiDaily is reporting “thousands” of students from the eastern Chinese city of Huai’an in the Jiangsu province are being forced to attend “internships” in which they work in a Foxconn factory assembling [...]Read More »
Hackers calling themselves AntiSec (aka LulzSec, Anonymous, etc.) have published online one million iPhone and iPad unique device identifiers (UDIDs). They claim to have another eleven million stashed away and say they stole the information from the FBI.
According to their online declaration, the hackers stole a file named “NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv” [...]Read More »
It remains to be seen whether this will hold or not (iPhone 5 or potential sales ban on Galaxy S III may change everything) but, for now, the Samsung Galaxy S III has officially drop-kicked the iPhone 4S out of the hot seat in terms of devices sold in the [...]Read More »
Until now we were 99% certain Apple would be unveiling the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012. Now we are 100% sure — Apple has just sent out official invites to a press event on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Of course Apple hasn’t provided details as to [...]Read More »
If rumors and leaks are to be believed, iPhone 5 will be unveiled on September 12, 2012 with a 4 inch screen. Seeing as the iPhone has always had a 3.5 incher, this can be considered a huge change from the past. Ever wonder how this change will affect the [...]Read More »
Even though Apple earphones haven’t always been the most desirable accessory to come out of the Apple line, they have always been quaint and usable, unlike some of the other solutions you find on eBay. Now, if rumors are to be believed, Apple is making a complete redesign to the [...]Read More »