We all know that Apple will release a new product called iWatch and that this will happen no sooner that the next year. Before that event, enthusiasts can create their own concepts of what we know as the Apple’s wearable computer or a kind of iPhone’s remote and share these projects with the Internet community.
The results of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards have recently been announced.
The unique feature of the competition is that the photographers are only permitted to submit images taken with an iPhone or iPod touch. No special programs such as PhotoShop are allowed. The only programs permissible are those available on iPhone/iPod such as Hipstamatic, CameraBag, etc.
Have a look at the winners of the award in different categories. Each of them received an iPad mini.
KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have 128GB of memory on board. Combined with the latest product parts leaks, his words seem to make sense:
Apple has released iOS 7 Beta 6 today, so you’re welcome to download it. This release should have occurred next week, but somehow the company from Cupertino decided not to wait for so long. According to the rumors, this is the last Beta before the official iOS 7 release on September 10th.
The size of the new update is only 13.5MB, so obviously it includes only some minor changes and bug fixes. Anyway, if there would be some improvements that are worth mentioning, I’ll immediately inform you.
So far, the only thing I know is that this Beta fixes the problem with iTunes in the Cloud connected with content downloads and purchases.
Best Buy has launched another trade in program. This time the America’s biggest consumer electronics retailer offers a $200 gift card for all those who trade in their working iPhone 4S and a $100 card for those who decide to get rid of their iPhone 4.
According to the latest news, Apple has filed a patent for a flexible headphones connector, that can prevent the headset from accidental breakage. The patent application, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today proves that the company from Cupertino is working on an innovative type of iPhone headphones.
Apple executives - especially Jonny Ive - love the new iOS 7 design immensely, though a lot of users still haven’t got used to thinking that this is the future, the near future that every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owner has to face. Anyway, the guys from Cupertino liked the new iOS look so much that they redesigned the iCloud.com Beta website using a very similar to the iOS 7’s pattern.
The ‘Jobs’ movie release is just around the corner and since the big event is said to take place this very week, lots of new details about the movie itself, about the actors, about the plot and whatever else leak online. Some of these details - if not most - are simply rumors and nothing more, so if you want to be aware of what we’ll actually see on August 16th - watch the video below. This is the interview with a ‘Jobs’ director Joshua Michael Stern and he talks about the making of the film.
Apple’s App Store revenue still remains higher than the Google Play’s revenue. Although the Google’s store has had a substantial increase in growth over the past six months, the company from Cupertino still makes more money on selling apps.
The leak of iPhone 5C parts seems endless, now it is a new video, showing in detail the back housing of the device in yellow.
Sonny Dickson, the one who shared the video said, "We’ve gotten our hands on something a little more interesting: A detailed hands-on video showing a yellow iPhone 5C back housing! Not only does this further drive home the idea that the 5C will come in multiple colors – it also adds to the already vast amount of confirmation about the device’s design."
Apple is expected to release the rumored low cost iPhone next month, most likely on September 10th.
We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come.
Had a nice conversation with Tim Cook today. Discussed my opinion that a larger buyback should be done now. We plan to speak again shortly.
The result of Icahn's tweets was Apple's stock upsurging by 5%.
According to Munster, the iPhone 5C will not boast Siri and it will replace iPhone 4S and will be selling for $300 off contract.
In terms of the phone itself, we expect the cheaper phone to have a plastic casing, 4" display, and lower end internal specs (processor, camera, memory, etc.) than the 5S/5 line up. Additionally, we believe that Apple may exclude some software features, such as Siri, which we note was not an option on the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 upon launch.
According to analyst Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, the coming launch of new iPhones will be the most successful one in all history of Cupertino company.
"The new iPhones will be massively successful," Chowdhry told Benzinga this morning. "This will be the most successful product launch ever in the history of Apple."
According to The Wall Street Journal, Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, widely recognized as Foxconn, has experienced an abrupt upsurge of 41% of the second quarter profits. Foxconn is Apple's leading iPhone and iPad assembler, and the increase in revenue is accounte to by high iPhone sales rates.
The report notes that 40% of Foxconn's profits come from Apple. In the second quarter of 2013 the figure of net profit of Hon Hai Precision Industry reached the top point of NT$16.98 billion (USD $566.7 Million) as compared NT$12.06 billion (USD $402 million) from the same period in 2012.
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle has recently given an interview to CBS's Charlie Rose. It is well known that Larry was a close friend of Steve Jobs, so the main topic of the dialog was what he believes Apple without Steve Jobs will look like.
“Well, we already know,” Ellison told Rose. “We saw we conducted the experiment. I mean, it’s been done. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. We saw Apple without Steve Jobs. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. Now, we’re gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs.”
The events Ellison is talking about refer to the year 1985 when Steve Jobs was sacked by the Apple board. The Californian company went through many difficulties and had t struggle for further development. Later, Steve Jobs joined the company again CEO. As a result, such well-known products were launched as the iPod, iPhone and iPad, the ones that gave Apple world-wide recognition and generous revenues.
Nowadays, Apple is lead by Steve Jobs' hand picked successors - Tim Cook and the rest of the executive team (Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, etc). However, Ellison guesses that the sad history of Apple without Steve Jobs may be repeated.