Monthly Archives: "July 2013"

According to a recent study by the App Annie Market Index, Google Play’s total app downloads were higher than those in the iOS App Store in Q2 2013. This is as a result of strong performances in India and Brazil However,  Though  the iOS App Store still generated 2.3x the revenue despite Google Play having more downloads, the report states. Key highlights from the study: Russia has climbed six spots in the iOS App Store download rankings since Q2 2012 and broke into the top 5 in Q2 2013. This growth put Russia in theRead More
Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently took a trip to China where he met with executives from China Telecom, according to a report by ifeng.com. It is speculated that Tim Cook’s meeting could be as a result of Apple’s declining sales in the Greater China region as indicated in the Company’s recent conference call. According to the report: Apple CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook) recently visited China, and in the lead today morning with China Telecommunications Corporation held a secret meeting with senior leadership . At present, the meeting has ended,Read More
More images of the yet to be announced Nokia Tablet -code named RX – 114 surface. Based on the leaked photos, the tablet is likely to run Windows 8 and  an Adreno 330 GPU/ Snapdragon 800 processor. Nokia has dominated the mobile phone market for years, before being overtaken by Samsung. This will be the company’s major foray into the  Tablet market, currently dominated by the iPad.Read More
According to a new report from Digitimes, Pegatron will be conducting an internal investigation of issues raised in the recent China Labor Watch Report. The China Labor Watch report has accused Apple and Pegatron of violating China’s labor laws. The violations include – detaining staff’s IDs, providing a poor living environment and long working hours. According to the report: “Pegatron Technology spokesperson Charles Lin pointed out that the company’s plants in China are professionally run and Pegatron has always followed China’s labor laws and has established its production line based on its clients’ demandRead More
Elago – renowned case makers for iPhones, has leaked their new cases for the yet to be announced iPhone 5C. The cases  look like it will fit an iPhone with a 4-inch display ruling out the possibility that this is an iPhone 4/4S case. The volume buttons are also different to that on the iPhone 5. Of course, it could all be fake given the price tag! ElagoRead More
According to a report from 9to5 Mac, codes found in iOS indicate that Apple next-generation iPhone will have a biometric fingerprint sensor. The following strings  are what an iPhone with VoiceOver  would read to a user. Strings: bplist00‘_”enroll.tutor.image.label.left.hand_fingerprint.image_#enroll.tutor.image.label.right.hand_fingerprint.status_ hPhoto of a person holding an iPhone with their left hand while touching the Home button with their thumb_; A fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process._ iPhoto of a person holding an iPhone with their right hand while touching the Home button with their thumb_Recognition is The report also suggests thatRead More
The latest report on harsh working conductions in Apple’s supplier Pegatron also revealed that the company is working a cheaper iPhone with a plastic casing. Here are key statements in the report mentioning the Cheap iPhone: Beginning in March this year, we carried out a new series of investigations on Apple suppliers. The three factories covered in this report, namely Pegatron Shanghai, Riteng (in Shanghai), and AVY (in Suzhou) are subsidiaries of Pegatron Group, a supplier to such electronics brand companies as Dell, Microsoft, and HP. In this report, theseRead More
Former Apple CEO, John Scully shared some interesting insight into what it was like to work with Seve Jobs in an interview with CNBC TV18. John Sculley  was hired by Steve Jobs and joined Apple on April 8, 1983. He left Apple in 1993. According to Scully, Steve Jobs would go for walks at 1am in the mulling about how he can make “a dent in the universe.” Steve would also talk about “Zoom Out: Connect the Dots and Zoom In: Simplify, Scully states. Interestingly, he also states that Apple wasRead More

Posted On July 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

iOS 7 Concept By Quentin Moretti

Here we have an iOS 7 concept by Quentin Moretti. Moretti redesign of iOS 7 brings back some gradients and bolder colors to many of the icons. Quentin Moretti: The new firmware iOS7 is a radical change in design level. It adopts minimalist codes to be “flat design” and elegant. But opinions differ on the interface: Bad color choice, lack of consistency, icons not very sexy … On this observation, I propose my vision of famous iOS7 be released this fall.Read More

Posted On July 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

New Purported Photo of iPhone 5C Cases Surface Online

A new photo of the purported case of Apple’s rumored low cost iPhone has surfaced online. The image courtesy of Weibo microblogging platform shows plastic retail packaging marked with the name “iPhone 5C”. The meaning of the letter “C” is up for debate. “The “C” designation would presumably refer to the various color options available on the rumored lower-cost device,” Richard Padilla writes for MacRumor. The packaging appears to be a white plastic box that would hold the device and associated accessories and documentation” Richard Padilla reports for MacRumors. “A front cover, unseen inRead More
According to a new report from Asia, the model number of Samsung rumored smartwatch device has been confirmed in an Indian import and export shipment documents. The report: The device is listed in the category of Samsung Mobile Accessory.The device is expected to be released at IFA2013 held in Berlin. The specifications of device it yet unknown but it will act as an accessory to Galaxy Series Smartphone. Here is an alleged shots of smartwatch (codenamed Galaxy Altius): This device could be Samsung’s answer to Apple long rumored iWatch project. However, it appearsRead More
Germany tech site – iFun, is reporting that Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone on September 6, according to “a very credible and serious source.” The report did not go into much detail as to what consumers can expect from these two models of iPhone. However, it is widely reported that Apple is set to launch a low cost iPhone with polycarbonate body shell later this year along with an iPhone 5S. It was also highlighted that this date is set to clash with Berlin IFA technology. Of course, these sorts of rumorsRead More