iPhone 4S Tag

Vic and Steve
The Steve Jobs passion for building products that provides outstanding user experiences continues to influence top executives around the world today. This was clearly evident in my conversation with Vivek “Vic” Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Social for Google on Google + on Sunday. It all started with a post of a video reviewing an iPhone wallet case  in the largest Apple community on Google +. A member of the community pointed out that the video wasn’t available in the Google + app and Safari on iOS devices. This issue was brought to the attention ofRead More
TheTechStorm iPhone-5S-001
NowhereElse.fr (via iColorOS – Weibo User ) has published several photos showing comparison of specific parts in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S and the rumored iPhone 5S, The authenticity of these photos is debatable to say the least. However, as pointed out by NowhereElse – the folks behind iColorOS have been very reliable in the past. Apple is expected to release an iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone later this year.Read More
Tim Cook Open Letter to Chinese Consumers
According to Tech Sina (Google translate),  by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has published an open letter to Chinese consumers regarding recent criticism of Apple’s repair and warranty policy in China. Chinese Communist Party controlled news paper, the People’s Daily (via SCMP) published an article titled  Let’s strike away Apple’s unparalleled arrogance. The post referred to Apple as “dishonest,” “greedy” – and above all – “arrogant”, according to the report. Here are snippets from the article  (via SCMP): In particular, Apple has returned the considerable contributions China has made to its revenue, the editorial said, with a “swaggering arrogance” that mustRead More
Siri
Apple in Court for Allegedly Copying “Siri” from Chinese Firm  According to a report in the Times of India, Apple Apple appeared in a Shanghai court on today, for allegedly infringing the software patent of  Shanghai’s Zhizhen Network Technology Co. The software in question relates to Siri, a virtual personal assistant, found in the iPhone 4S/5. Zhizhen says it patented its “Xiao i Robot” software in 2004, while Apple’s Siri, which made its debut with the release of the iPhone 4S in 2011, was first developed in 2007. According to the report, Shanghai’s Zhizhen Network Technology Co. claims Apple infringed its patent for voiceRead More
Apple iPhone 4S Continues to Enjoy Strong Consumer Demand According to Digitime, Apple can credit its record – breaking fourth quarter of 2012 of 47.8 million units of iPhone shipped to the strong demands of the iPhone 4S. Digitimes: [quote]  … the iPhone 4S contributed about 20 million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The sources believe that the strong price/performance ratio of the iPhone 4S compared to the iPhone 5 allowed the previous-generation smartphone to continue seeing strong demand in the retail channel and the unexpected outcomeRead More

Posted On October 12, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple Face Major Setback In Samsung Galaxy Nexus Injunction

    Apple’s winning streak against Android has hit a major obstacle in a ruling passed the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The US Court has reverses the Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction and cast doubts about whether the U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 patent has been infringed. According to a report from FossPatent: The Federal Circuit’s reversal of Judge Koh’s decision has two elements. The primary basis for this reversal is that the appeals court saw an abuse of discretion in Judge Koh’s determination that Apple established a sufficient causalRead More
  Apple’s purple flare / haze issue doesn’t appear to be going away in a hurry. We have reported on the purple haze  issue in the past suggesting that it is not a big deal. Apple seem to have found support on this issue from an unlikely source. ConsumerReport has published an article explaining that the  “purple haze” effect was observed in two other smartphone during their testing. These two smartphones were identified as the Samsung Galaxy S III and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.  According to the report: When our testers oriented the iPhoneRead More

Posted On September 19, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple’s iPhone 5 Reviews

  Its almost here folks and the reviews are out. Yes! I’m talking about the iPhone 5 reviews. TheTechStorm has put together a list of some of the best and most reputable reviews on the web. Be sure to visit the source site form more low down. Engadget  [box] Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Simpler. The moment the iPhone 5 was unveiled we knew that it was checking off all the right boxes, folding in all the improvements and refinements people have been demanding over the past year — yet plenty of folks stillRead More

Posted On August 24, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple vs Samsung: Competing or Just Copying? Part 2

  After reporting that Samsung has taken more inspiration from Apple’s Store layout. The company has now taken more inspiration in its promotional video of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Of course, Apple does not have a patent on how a promotional video of a product should be made. But come on Samsung, just be a bit more creative already!   Apple’s Video:   Samsung’s Video: Source: MacNNRead More
  The rumour train and leaks continue as we lead up to the big day on 12th September (Rumoured) when the iPhone 5 and iPad mini will be release. SmartPhoneMedic  released a video giving a detailed comparison of the internal and externals parts of the current iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Some of the differences highlighted in the video include: The front plate is larger. The front facing camera is now centrally located about the earpiece. There is a new and much smaller 8-pin dock connector compare to the traditional 30-pinRead More
Fosspatent has struck gold again. Mueller has published the seven patents Motorola has filed against Apple with the ITC. According to Mueller, these are the seven Patents: [box] 1. U.S. Patent No. 5,883,580 on “geographic-temporal significant messaging” “The ‘580 Patent generally relates to messaging devices that process messages logically for a user in the context of space and time. The patent discloses, inter alia, a method and apparatus for receiving messages having a relevancy status (e.g., a location identifier) and processing the messages when the relevancy status changes.” accused products:Read More

Posted On July 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple: An Analysis of Q3 sales over the last 3 years

Apple has released their financial earnings  for fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012 on 24 July. The earning result missed Analysts’ estimate, but was well within Apple’s guidances for the quarter. Of course, Apple missing analysts’ estimate was big news since the Cupertino company has been comfortably outperforming these estimates recently. The company blamed the result on people holding out for the new iPhone expected later this year and a slow down of the European economy. These are all valid points, however what if these high-end smartphones (Galaxy S3,Read More