Another Apple’s supplier is accused of labor abuses. This time it’s a factory that manufactures the widely rumored lower cost iPhone 5C. According to the latest China Labor Watch report, all the workers at a Chinese factory, which is owned by a Florida-based company Jabil Circuit are regularly forced to work extra hours without getting money for the work they do.
The photos of the home button of the iPhone 5S show that it includes some new components. Accordng to Nowhereelse, they are most likely to refer to the rumored fingerprint scanner.
The first notable difference of course for the general shape of the map but not really enough to jump to the ceiling. Even more interesting, a mysterious square element placed closer button instantly revives the rumor. Followed by two other components attached to the extension of the map and that all seemed to be resistance. Needless to say that these three elements are absent from the button back to the home of the iPhone 5 and is to my knowledge unprecedented for this spare parts, all iPhone generations combined.
The part has the identification number 821-2092-01, it seems to have been manufactured on the 29th week of 2013 (mid-July).
However, MacRumors claims that the same part was sold om sw-box as a component of iPhone 5C . So it is not clear what device it belongs to.
Apple will unveil both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 10th.
Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.
According to latest reports, iPhone 5S will boast a faster processor, improved camera, more storage, a fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the device will launch in four colors, including gold and graphite.
The low-cost iPhone 5C will boast a plastic casing in multiple colors.
A new video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that compares the touch screen digitizer and rear casing of a would-be iPad 5 with the current iPad 4. The parts shown in the video look just like those from the leaked photos published before and prove that the next generation iPad will get the design, which is nearly identical to the one iPad mini has.
Apple has recently redesigned its “Bug Reporter” tool, which is also known as "Radar". As to the new features, the most notable are auto-saving and improved searching. The revamped developers’ website is now up and running - it went online this weekend.
The site recognizes when a bug has already been reported, apart from that, it is now very easy to attach files to the report.
Apple's Bug Reporter includes the ability to filter bugs, and utilize an advanced search to find specific problems. Development can be divided into a number of categories, including operating systems like iOS, and services like iCloud.
The website is only available for those who have an Apple’s developer account.
As is not unheard of for the company, Apple is already beginning to stockpile units in the United States for quick distribution to carrier partners, other third-party retail partners, and its own channels. With the new iPhone hardware expected to be introduced at next Tuesday's media event, Apple's past history would suggest that the new models would launch in the U.S. and other first wave countries about a week and a half later, with Friday, September 20 being the most likely date.
Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS has been updated recently with the ability to easily connect to external servers and some other useful features. I don’t want to waste much of your time, so I’ll simply copy and paste the ‘What’s New’ list from the App Store. I hope you will forgive me. So, here’re the new features available in the version 0.7.4:
Can’t wait to see the new lower cost iPhone 5C? Now you have such an opportunity as there’s a new video posted on a Chinese website that shows a working device very similar to the Apple’s new smartphone. Yes, it is of poor quality, however, you can still see the shape of the gadget and that it is fully functional.
Some new photos have leaked online that allegedly show the retail packaging and the user guide for the lower cost plastic iPhone 5C. The images were first spotted on iApps.im and Weibo and seem to be legitimate.
The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.
According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).
Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.
EA has finally released SimCity for Mac. This happened after a six-month delay - the game had to come out in February of this year, but since EA wanted to "ensure a great experience" for all the Mac users, they had to wait.
On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel. Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.
It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of the original Plants vs. Zombies game.
In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be