Monthly Archives: "November 2012"

  Apple has announced today that the latest iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5 will be launching in China next month. According to the press release: [quote] The Wi-Fi versions of iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with Retina™ display will be available in China on Friday, December 7, and iPhone 5 will be available on Friday, December 14. iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are currently available in 42 countries, and iPhone 5 is available in 47 countries,The iPhone 5′s Chinese debut will be preceded by the launchRead More
Apple’s iPhone 5

Posted On November 30, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 5 Models In The US

  Apple is now selling unlocked iPhone 5 models in the US. Unfortunately, only the GSM model will be unlocked and are available for $649/$749/$849 for the 16/32/64 GB models. According to the company website: [quote] The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States. The unlocked iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as VerizonRead More
 Microsoft has finally revealed the price of its upcoming  Surface with Windows 8 Pro. According to the company’s blog post, the price will set you back $899 for standalone version with 64GB storage and  $999 for the 128GB  version. This price point is easily competitive with Apple’s iPad at with the same 64GB storage. However, a lot folks view the MacBook Air as the most likely competitor given that both devices share similar specs. The Surface with Windows 8 Pro will comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, which will run legacy Windows ApplicationsRead More

Posted On November 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple News: iTunes 11 & Fadell On Scott Forstall

  iTunes 11 is Out Now Jessica Lessin, writing for The Wall Street Journal was spot on with her report yesterday. Apple has launch iTunes 11 today.     According to the release note: [box] Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store. A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completelyRead More

Posted On November 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Apple’s iPhone 5 Finally Approved In China

  According a report from Engadget – China, China’s long wait for the iPhone 5 is almost over. The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People’s Republic of China has approved the iPhone 5 for sale in the country. The filing reveals that a WCDMA and CDMA-2000 version of the iPhone 5 has been approved, which indicates that the iPhone 5 will be available on both China Unicom and China Telecom. From the report: [quote] The long-awaited … also almost necessary to start out! Today, we finally found on the website of the Ministry ofRead More

Posted On November 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple: Mass Production Issues With New iMacs And iPad Mini

  Digitimes report that,  Apple’s newly released iPad mini and 21.5- and 27-inch iMac is hit with  mass production issues. Consequently, parts providers in Apple’s supply chain will reportedly have to wait until the first quarter of 2013 to see improvement in their revenues. Han and Wolfgram report, “Mass production of panels used in the iPad mini has reportedly suffered low yield rates, and backlight module providers have also had a shortage of supplies, which is affecting the amount of iPad minis that can be shipped in 2012.” According to theirRead More

Posted On November 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple Is Set To Order CPUs From TSMC In 2013

  According to a report from Digitimes, Apple is likely to starting placing order for CPU fro its mobile devices from  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Company (TSMC) in 2013. Currently, Samsung is the sole provider of CPUs to Apple. The report stated, “the semiconductor industry is now more concerned about how  TSMC is going to distribute its production capacity, and what proportion of revenues and profits it can generate if it receives CPU orders from Apple in 2013.” According to the report: [quote] Demand from Apple is expected to be huge, said theRead More

Posted On November 27, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple News: New iMacs & iPhone Over Takes Android in The US

  Apple News    Apple has announced that the new 21.5-inch iMac will be available this Friday, Nov. 30.  The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December. According to Apple the new iMacs are: [quote] Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac packs high performance technology into an aluminium and glass enclosure that measures just 5 mm thin at its edge and features a reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent. The new iMac includes 8GB of 1600 MHz memory,Read More
  Our list of some of the patents granted to Apple today by the USPTO. D671,558 Display screen or portion thereof with icon   D671,550 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface     Apple’s Patent US 8,319,128 System and methods for electronic device keyboard illumination  Patent Background  Currently, there are a wide variety of known electronic devices that include a keyboard as a user interface component (e.g., cellular telephones and personal computers). The keyboard of many of these devices can be illuminated such that a user mayRead More
  General Motors has announced that they will be integrating   Apple’s Siri into they vehicles. The functionality will be integrated into the new Chevrolet Spark (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS models, which will be available early next year. According to the press release: [quote] Through the cars’ standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatibleiPhone* running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even furtherRead More

Posted On November 26, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, iOS Apps

Apple: New iOS Apps [November 26, 2012]

    New iOS Apps posted on the AppStore/iTune Store today. This list include apps such as  A Christmas Cookie Maker FREE!, Advance Compass Pro, allrounder, AppTranslator HD and Art Glassy Booth HD. Aberdeen Public School – Skoolbag Skoolbag Genre: Education Release Date: November 25, 2012 © © Skoolbag     A Christmas Cookie Maker FREE! Detention Apps Genre: Games Release Date: November 26, 2012 © © 2012 Legatee Consultants LLC, All Rights Reserved     Adolescent Planet Edizioni Scripta Manent s.n.c. Genre: Medical Release Date: November 26, 2012 © © Edizioni Scripta Manent SncRead More

Posted On November 26, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Is This The Apple TV User Interface Steve Jobs Had In Mind?

  [quote] “I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.’”[/quote]                                                        Read More