Apple Care Support Site is finally revamped with a 24/7 chat and some other improvements and enhancements. The website should have been updated on August 12th, but somehow this happened only now.
The site features simpler interface with larger icons to help people find what they’re looking for easily. As I’ve mentioned above, the new support web page also gives users quick access to Apple Care agent 24/7 and this is probably the biggest improvement, since before the update you had to look through various FAQs to finally get the ability to talk with Apple representative.
According to the latest rumors, the revamped Apple Care Support Site is not yet available for all users but in a day or two it is expected to start working properly.
Macmixing has published a video which shows the device comparison to the plastic low-cost iPhone 5C. Although many sources have confirmed that Apple will be releasing iPhone 5S in gold, it is rumored that the device may be available in grey as well.
According to the latest rumors, Japan’s largest wireless carrier called NTT DoCoMo is currently in talks with Apple to sell its iPhone starting this year. Bloomberg reports that when the rumors about possible agreement between the company from Cupertino and DoCoMo appeared, shares of the latter one began to rise. The two main rivals of the Japanese mobile operator, namely, KDDI and Softbank, both carry the iPhone, so it’s high time NTT DoCoMo ended talks with Apple successfully.
The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.
P0sixninja has finally launched its OpenJailbreak website, where all the members of the world’s jailbreak community can find tools they need. The big event took place on August 24th, during the Worldwide Jailbreak Conference.
Apple’s widely rumored A7 processor, which is presumably used to power iPhone 5S, is "very fast". This is what Clayton Morris - Fox News reporter - has recently tweeted. He said that the new A7 "is running at about 31% faster than A6. I'm hearing it's very fast." Moreover, the sources claim that the new CPU will be 64-bit, which proves the reporter’s words.
If you like sports, you might also like to watch live broadcasts from various sporting events, keep abreast of latest news connected with your favorite teams or athletes and get the scores of basketball, football and whatever else games as soon as they appear. CBS Sports is the application for both your iPhone and iPad that can help you be aware of all the above mentioned stuff. It was updated a few days ago.
Another popular App Storeapplication - Draw Something 2 - was updated a few days ago with the iPad support. Now this social drawing game loved by over 100 million players all over the world is available for all those who use Apple tablets. Even more - for a limited period of time you can get the premium version of Draw Something 2 for only $0.99.
A new photo that shows a number of lower cost iPhone 5C devices in testing at a Pegatron facility appeared on Chinese website Sina Weibo. The image seems to be legitimate since the release of the new Apple smartphone is said to take place very soon - on September 10th, moreover, the iPhone looks just as we all expect it to look after a number of leaks.
All of the handsets pictured feature a white back and sides. The new plastic iPhone model is expected to also come in a range of other colors, including blue, red, green, and yellow.
The image appears to show the devices' internal components of the handsets being tested ahead of final production. The picture was first publicized on Saturday by Nowhereelse.fr.
The big release is near. So, as I often say - let’s wait to see the new Apple device.
Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.
For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.
It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.
A research firm Fiksu claims that Apple is now working on new ranking algorithms for both iTunes and App Store, which will include user ratings. So far, the number of downloads of an app per certain period of time has been the main criterion to call it popular. But things seem to have changed.
Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Mapsapplication. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.
Apple is said to open its first Brazilian retail store in December. According to the Brazilian technology magazine called Info Exame, the new Rio de Janeiro location should have been opened in July, but due to some recruitment difficulties, Apple has postponed the big event.