Monthly Archives: "January 2013"

Check out these really cool transparent iPad design concepts by artist Ricardo Afonso. It would be great if Jony Ive and his team could produce such a tablet at some point in the future. Of course, batteries and other internal components found in todays mobile devices will need to be small enough to fit opaque top and bottom sections seen in the Ricardo’s renders.    Read More
According to Reuters, Apple loses bid for a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. A U.S. Appeals Court Thursday  denied Apple’s request to ban sales of the Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the case is schedule to go to trial in March 2014.. The panel rejected Apple’s request to impose a sales ban on Samsung’s Nexus smartphone ahead of a trial set for March 2014. Judge Lucy Koh had granted Apple a sales ban last February based on the U.S Patent No. 8,086,604. This patent relates to Siri and unified search functionality. ThisRead More
According Digitimes’ sources, Apple’s next generation 9.7-inch iPad will use G/F2 (DITO) thin-film type touch screen, similar to that found in the iPad mini in order to make the device thinner and lighter. “Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad models use a G/G touch screen structure,” Siu Han and Alex Wolfgram  report for Digitimes. “Apple’s move to use DITO technology shows the company is looking to bump up its competition in the tablet segment and that it has more adequate supply to the technology compared to one-glass-solution (OGS) technology.” The report went on toRead More
According to a report from Russia-based news agent – Regnum, Apple is suspected of bribing Russia’s regional ministers of education. The report stated that, “Apple has organized week-long seminar in the UK for the regional ministries of education and other Russian officials who are directly related to public procurement.” The officials apparently stayed at the four star Marylebone hotel, in the vicinity of Oxford Street. The program of the seminar includes visits to App Stores during non-working hours, when no customers will be present, according to the report. According to the article:Read More
Digitime is reporting that the sales of Microsoft Windows RT tablet sales for 2012 is likely to be less than one million units. According to the article, Taiwan-based supply chain makers, are reporting that there have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012. Monica Chen and Adam Hwang report: [quote] Since Microsoft announced Surface in mid-2012, some partners gave up plans to develop Windows RT tablets, resulting in the launch of Surface RTRead More
Today, Apple has announced that the storage size of the retina display iPad will increase to 128GB. This will be the fourth generation iPad with Retina display and the models that will get the update include – iPad with Wi-Fi and iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular. “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and every day they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior viceRead More

Posted On January 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Patents Granted To Apple By USPTO On January 29, 2013

Patents Granted to Apple Here is our list of the top patents granted to Apple by the USPTO today. The list include: Device, method, and graphical user interface for zooming out on a touch-screen display ,  Motion based payment confirmation, Systems and methods for integrating a portable electronic device with a bicycle US 8,364,600 This is another patent that points to Apple’s ambition for iWallet, which should make its debut this year. This will make it very easy for individuals to make online transaction without having to enter a username and password forRead More

Posted On January 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Purported Photos of The iPad 5 Backplate Posted By 9to5mac

Photos of the iPad 5 Rumors of Apple products set to launch in 2013 is coming thick and fast. Yesterday, iLounge posted mocked up photos of the ‘budget iPhone’. A few hours later, 9to5mac is posting purported photos of  the iPad 5 backplate. According to the post, the new iPad will have a similar design as seen in the iPad mini, featuring a “the black & slate/white & silver design language, thinner casing, chamfered edges, and a smaller overall footprint.” According to the post: [quote] Today, we received an unverified image fromRead More

Posted On January 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn iOS Apps

Apple: New iOS Apps (January 28, 2013)

New iOS Apps from the AppStore – Advance Sleeping Songs, All Kids Music Collection HD, Art Drawing Boards Pro HD, Fresh Video Player and iHunting.   Adhoc-Infos Pro Consortiello GmbH Genre: Finance Price: $2.99 Release Date: January 27, 2013 © © 2012 Consortiello GmbH   Advance Sleeping Songs Zhi Hui LU Genre: Music Price: $2.99 Release Date: January 28, 2013 © © dark knight   Agile Math + UMateY Genre: Games Price: $1.99 Release Date: January 27, 2013 © © 2013 UMateY LLC   All Kids Music Collection HD Yuan Jun PAN Genre: Music Price: $2.99Read More
Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief at iLounge has unveil new details about Apple’s plan for its rumoured ‘budget’ iPhone 5. According to the report, the budget iPhone 5 will be a cross between the fifth-generation iPod touch and the iPod classic. “Rumors of a budget “ready for China” iPhone have been circulating for some time, but apart from a possible price point (“low”) and assumptions about its components (“plastic,” “low-end”), no concrete details as to its look or feel have leaked out… we know pretty much what the new low-end iPhone willRead More

Posted On January 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple’s iOS 6.1 Is Now Available To Download

Apple has just release iOS 6.1 for iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later. The Cupertino-based company has also released Apple  TV 5.2 alongside iOS 6.1. The new features in iOS 6.1 include: Apple’s  Maps API updates LTE support for more carriers Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only) Redesigned music control buttons iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud New features in Apple TV 5.2: Bluetooth keyboard support Up Next menu Enhanced iTunes in the Cloud service. AbilityRead More

Posted On January 27, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple Hunting For A Siri Software Engineer

Siri Software Engineer On January 25, 2013, Apple posted a job opening for a – Siri Software Engineer, with the successful applicant becoming a part of the next big revolution in human‐computer interaction and redefining the smartphone. Apple CEO Tim Cook has already stated that Siri, your humble virtual personal assistant, is a startegy for the next decade and not just a product. He also made it clear that Apple will be “doubling down” on Siri at D10 last year. “Siri is one of the most popular features of iPhone 4S,” Cook said at the time.Read More