Monthly Archives: "March 2014"

Posted On March 31, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Alleged Photos of The iPhone 6 Body Surface Online

A Weibo user (via GforGames) has leaked purported images of the iPhone 6 body part online. Earlier rumors suggest that Apple next-generation iPhone will be 7mm in thickness and feature a protruding camera. These images more or less confirm those earlier reports: According the report, these photos allegedly came straight from a Foxconn insider and both the live pics and the phone’s sketch are indicating that Apple is at least testing a model with a protruding camera. In other news, here is a concept of the iPhone 6 based on leaked drawings: Read More
Apple has filed for  a new patent that would enable people who are addicted to texting whilst walking in public to be less accident prone. A recent study by Ohio State research of last year highlights that emergency room treatments of pedestrians’ resulting from mobile-phone related injuries doubled from 2005 to 2010. An alarming 69 percent were due to talking on the phone while walking, whereas nine percent of the injuries were due to texting while walking. Apple is looking to change that with a new invention titled – Transparent Texting (20140085334)  According toRead More

Posted On March 30, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple vs Samsung Round II Starts On Monday

Apple and Samsung are gearing up to start a second bout of a grueling patent trial in  San Jose federal court on Monday. According to the San Jose Mercury News, “the second trial centers on Apple’s claims that more recent lines of Samsung products, such as the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Tab 2, violate five of Apple’s patents, including the Siri voice and slide-to-unlock features. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has already sided with Apple on one of the patents, the auto-complete text feature, so that claim will just boilRead More
Apple iPhone 5S

Posted On March 29, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Has Apple Been Shamelessly Copied, Again?

Writing for Motley Fool, Ashraf Eassa suggests that Apple has proven to be the leader in the mobile industry once again. According to Ashraf Eassa, other smartphone vendors are shamelessly copying Apple’s idea of introducing the “gold” colour to their iPhone line up. Ashraf Eassa: “Could it get any more obvious that both Samsung and HTC are pretty shamelessly playing “follow the leader”? Sure, one could conceivably say that these are just colors. While this is true, the fact that Apple’s competitors are using nearly identical color schemes to what Apple offers is no coincidence. In fact, if thisRead More

Posted On March 28, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Purported Diagram Reveals Dimensions of iPhone 6 [Rumor]

A new document showing the purported dimensions of the iPhone 6 has made its way online. According to the document shows the schematic plan of an iPhone device that will be 150 millimeters long and 85 millimeters wide, giving it a diagonal display with in the 5-inch range. Recent reports indicate that the next generation iPhone will come in two versions  with 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches displays. It’s worth noting that it is difficult to establish whether this diagram is fake or a genuine drawing from the folks at Cupertino orRead More
According to a new report from Japanese financial newspaper – Nikkei, Apple’s next generation iPhone will be unveiled in September 2014. The new smartphone will come with moniker – iPhone 6 and will come in 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions, the report said. This new claim supports previous reports by Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal that Apple is building two versions of their iPhone to be released later this year. The report also claims that Apple’s suppliers are already manufacturing components for the new iPhones: Manufacturers have apparently begun making such components as fingerprint sensors andRead More
Digitime is reporting that Apple has placed orders for its next generation iPhone battery with Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and China-based Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology. This information was gained via sources within the upstream supply chain, the report said. Digitimes’ track record isn’t great when it comes to Apple leaks. Nevertheless, they have been known to get a few right. Interestingly, Dynapack –  the current suppliers of the iPhone 5 and 5c currently has no orders confirmed. The company is reportedly still trying to court Apple for orders along with China-based battery maker Sunwoda, according to the report.Read More
According to a new report from Digitimes, the iPhone 5c is not selling well in Taiwan. A previous report suggests that iPhone 5c accounts for less than 2% of all active iOS devices in China. Taiwan mobile carriers – Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have sold an estimated total of 20,000-30,000 iPhone 5Cs since October 25, 2103, the report said. The poor sale of the device is attributed to its high price. “The iPhone 5C sales prices are too high, the sources pointed out. Contract-free retail prices are NT$18,900Read More

Posted On March 24, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Is Apple Really Doomed? No, Not By A Long Shot

Writing Seeking Alpha,  NYC Trader highlights why Yukari Iwatani Kane’s book –  Haunted Empire – Apple After Steve Jobs does not accurately reflects the future of the company.  Yukari Iwatani Kane  had this to say in an interview with the New York Times: …At the end of the day, Apple is just as mortal as everyone else. If Apple stays on the current trajectory, I think the danger is that it could turn into Sony. According to NYC Trader, this is unlikely to happen given the different business strategies of the two companies: Apple sells products thatRead More
In an interview with The Sunday Times, former Apple executive said he changed the world twice and wanted to do it again. “I’ve helped to change the world twice with the iPod and the iPhone. I want the chance to do it a third time,” told the Sunday Times. Key quotes from the interview include: Tony said: “Home appliances today are as bad as mobile phones were before the iPhone. “Nest data is your data and it is going to be used only to improve the products and services thatRead More
According to a new study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (via Fortune), the replacement cycle of the iPad is closer to that of the Mac (which tend to get replaced every 2-4 years) or at worst  TVs (5-10 years). Ideally, Apple wants the replacement cycle to be closer to the iPhone, which is every 2 years. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners surveyed 2,000 U.S. customers who purchased an iPhone, iPad or Mac in 2013. Here are some key findings (via Fortune): Replacement: Eight out of ten lost or broken iPhones are replaced within two days. Owners of a broken MacRead More
According to the latest report from Temkin Group – a leading customer experience research and consulting firm, Apple  earned the highest customer experience ratings for computer makers with 67 per cent rating. Hewlett-Parkard came in second with 64 percent. The 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings is an annual ranking of companies based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Temkin Group asked consumers to evaluate their experiences with a company across three dimensions: functional (can you do what you want to do?),accessible (how easy is it to work with the company?), and emotional (how do you feel about the interactions?). Temkin GroupRead More