Monthly Archives: "September 2014"

According to a new report from Digitimes (via China Times) the demand for panels for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014. In other words, Apple is expected to sell a bucket load of iPhones despite critics best effort to reduce sales with ridiculous claims relating to “Bendgate.” DisplaySearch highlights that panel demand for the iPhone 6 reached 28 million in the third quarter of 2014 while the iPhone 6 Plus reached 13 million for a combined total of about 41 millionRead More
Before the unveiling of the Watch, I boldly proclaimed that this device will have a bigger impact on society than the iPad. Needless to say, this did not go down well with members of the Cult of Mac community on Google Plus here. And even after the unveiling, I stood by my original views, despite feeling somewhat disappointed by the lack of health features on this first generation device. As a result, I felt very vindicated after reading this well written piece by Ben Thomspon, who thoroughly analyzed the pros and cons ofRead More

Posted On September 27, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Analysts: Apple iPhone 6 Bendgate Is “Irrational”

Among all the hoopla about the iPhone 6 bending, analysts from Cantor Fitzgerald are rightly referring to the situation as “irrational,” according to a report fromRead More
According to Piper Jaffray’s analyst Gene Munster, it is quite possible that Apple could release a full-fledged TV in 2016. Munster has been calling for a new Apple television set for years, but Apple has yet to produce one, despite declaring an intense interest in this area. Nevertheless, Gene Munster believes Apple’s plan for the full-fledge TV set is coming together. “Given how many times we have predicted a television and have yet to see one launch, it may be easy to dismiss our insistence of the television,” Munster told investors inRead More
In a wide ranging interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CE TIm Cook pointed out that one of the feature of the Apple Watch, which was shown at the event was that it can operate the Apple TV. According to Tim Cook, this will stop people from worrying about remotes following through the cushions of the sofa. Excerpt from the interview: This echoes a Steve Jobs’ comment in his authorized biography by Walter Isaacson: Read more  Read More
According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple’s iPhone and iPad products have caused a slump in the performance of notebooks in the second half of the year. Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are reportedly having a negative impact on other smartphones and PC market given the increase in display. “Since August, demand for notebooks has only seen a slight growth because sales in China have not been as strong as expected by consumers waiting for Apple’s new smartphones,” according to the report. Additionally, the downturn is attributedRead More
Many reviewers gave the Apple iPhone 6 Plus’s display high praises recently, now DisplayMate is reporting that after extensive lab tests and measurements, “the iPhone 6 Plus is the Best performing Smartphone LCD display that we have ever tested.” DisplayMate: While the iPhone 6 Plus is best in its class, the iPhone did not fair so well: Nevertheless, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, which features an OLED display, is crowned the best display overall. Read moreRead More
Opening weekend sales of the iPhone 3GS hit 1 million in 2009, iPhone 4 – 1.7 million in 2010, iPhone 4S sold over 4 million in October 2011, over 5 million iPhone 5 in 2012 and over 9 million iPhone 5c’s and 5s’ were sold last year. Many are predicting that this is the year Apple iPhone sales will break the 10 million mark, provided there were enough supply to meet the high demand. Here a round up of the analysts are saying up about the iPhone weekend sales (viaRead More

Posted On September 19, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Here’s My Unboxing Video of The iPhone 6

Check out my unboxing video of the iPhone 6. Apologies for the lack of commentary, this was spoilt by kids playing in the background ☺!Read More

Posted On September 19, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

My Initial Thoughts And Close Up Photos of The iPhone 6

It’s finally here folks. After months of leaks and rumors, many published by yours truly, the iPhone 6 has landed – and it’s a beauty. Design: First up, the iPhone 6 feels great in my hands. I don’t have a large hands by any means, so I’m glad I went with the iPhone 6. With new rounded corners and thinner profile design, the device feels smooth and fits well in my hands, far better than the iPhone 5s did. With just a slight adjustment in grip, I was able reach the appRead More

Posted On September 18, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Ars Technica – “Mother of All” iOS 8 Review

Ars Technica has published a thorough review of Apple latest iOS operating system – iOS 8. The review highlights that for the first time, Apple has given third-party developers a lot of control over the system while keeping the operating system familiar to users.Read More
In a massive update, Instapaper – a  popular iOS reading app, will make use of the new extension functionality in iOS 8. This means users can now save to Instapaper from any application on their iPhone or iPad that support the iOS system share sheet. Additionally, the app has a widget in the today’s view pane showing you the article you saved that today. MacStories’ Federico Viticci has a great review of the app here. Starting today, Instapaper app is free to download while upgrading to Instapaper Premium will cost $2.99/monthRead More