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Apple Is Accused in Unconscionable Warranty Service





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Charlene Gallion from San Francisco has recently filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company in unfair declines of warranty coverage for its products. Such decisions are based on the results, shown by Liquid Submersion Indicator that is integrated in every latest Apple product. The lawsuit alleges that the LSI is unreliable evidence of abuse.

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Monday, April 19th, 2010. 13:56

iAds might be a reason to lower the popularity of iPhone



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Dave Johnson from Bnet's blogs has written a post about why iPhone OS 4.0 and, particularly, iAds is a reason to get rid of your iPhone. He says that even such a big company as Apple cannot stay of the road when there are opportunities to gain additional billions of dollars with their new advertising program. It is announced that iAds service will work only in a free apps, but in a while there will be nothing to stop it from showing up such advertisements in paid apps too. That is why it is time to look at iPhone rivals.

Mike Schramm from TUAW develops this thought further - if iAds will bring significant revenue to Apple, why not deliver it to Mac OS X?

But at this moment these thoughts are not confirmed with any of the Apple actions, so there is no need for panic yet.




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Saturday, April 17th, 2010. 16:31

Opera is a number one free app in all AppStores



Opera for iPhone is the top downloaded free app in almost all markets tracked by Apple:




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Friday, April 16th, 2010. 0:57

Apple patents the iPhone design



The iPhone is a smartphone that has had much success and has clearly "inspired" all other manufacturers.

Today Apple received a patent for iPhone and iPod Touch design. Those forms are now owned by Apple and may not be copied.


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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. 19:39

iPhone OS 4.0 Is Finally Revealed



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Apple's iPhone OS 4 event ended just few hours ago and now we finally have fresh information about the upcoming operational system.

So the main idea claimed by Jobs was that it has seven tent poles. Here they are:


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New iPhone ad from Apple: 'Concert'



Apple today posted a new iPhone ad called concert:

Here are free apps presented in this video:

- Shazam (Free)
- Local Concerts (Free)




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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010. 15:36

iBooks is avaliable in US iPad AppStore



The iBooks is now avaliable in the Apple AppStore for free. It comes with Winnie the Pooh and the ability to sample any book in the store before buying. For now it is US-only and iPad-only, global editions are expected in the near future.

Rumors say Apple might build versions for iPhone/iPod Touch and even Mac in the future.




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Friday, April 2nd, 2010. 16:19

Drawing Pad app for the iPad



Here is a nice drawing application for the iPad called Drawing Pad.  The interface is great. Take a look:

This one costs $1.99 (AppStore link). There are many free versions, which are more simple. For example, Erica Sadun Draw and others.




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Friday, April 2nd, 2010. 15:50

New iPhone Ad from Apple: 'Commute'



Apple released a new iPhone commercial entitled 'Commute'. Like other recent ads, 'Commute' features three App Store applications:

  • MassTransit ($3.99)
  • Here, File File! ($9.99)
  • WSJ - The Wall Street Journal (Free)

The same ad for England is a bit different:


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iTunes 9.1 With iPad Support Is Released



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Yesterday Apple released iTunes 9.1. With a new version you can sync with your iPad to enjoy music, TV shows, movies and many more while you're on the go. The app will help you to organize and synchronize books that have been downloaded from iBooks on your iPad. The improvements also include more freedom in managing Genius Mixes and several security updates. To learn more visit Apple Support page.

To update your iTunes select Software Update in the Apple Menu at the top left of the screen.




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iPad App Store screenshots



Appannie been parsing some invisible App Store data to bring us screenshots of the iPad App Store. Take a look:

Here's more - top free and paid apps and top grossing list:


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Sunday, March 28th, 2010. 23:05

Digg's iPhone App Is Released



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This morning Digg released their official iPhone app. It allows you to browse and interact with the popular news aggregator. You can view the top, recent and upcoming stories in any category; clicking a headline will lead to a built-in browser that will display a requested page. At the bottom of the screen you'll find a buttons to Digg or Bury (like or dislike) the story, Save The Story button (for this you need to be logged in with your Digg account), and an option of sharing the link. The latter is pretty convenient, as you can send the story to the Email, Twitter, Facebook or to the iPhone's clipboard.

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iBooks Will Cost The Same As Kindle eBooks



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Last week Alexander Vaughn from the AppAdvice.com resource had a chance to take a first look at the iBookStore. As you see from the screenshot above, late rumors about higher e-book prices for iPad are confirmed to be false. Moreover, 27 of the 32 books presented in the NYT's Bestseller section cost $9,99 which is exactly the same price as for Amazon Kindle versions.

To expand their market share Amazon chose a strategy of selling the most popular and newly released books at a loss. Now it seems that such a serious concession won't take a proper effect.

iBookStore is a platform for selling iPad e-Books. The working scheme is the same as for iPhone developers - publishers are free to set the prices they want, but Apple keeps 30% of it.




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Steve Jobs Answering More E-mails



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As time goes by Apple CEO receives more e-mails and answers on some of it. If you analyze his behavior, you can see that it becomes a tradition to answer to company's customers before the announcement of a new device. So maybe we can expect something revolutionary again, but at this moment we can just take a look at what we have for today.

Two days ago a Macrumors reader mailed a letter to Steve Jobs. He was concerned about whether Apple will lose their vision on the MacBooks' department. The answer was:

"Not to worry."

Another TUAW reader asked if he will have an ability to transfer his Google Docs to the iPad through iDisk or iWork.com. Steve Jobs answered shortly again:

"Yes".

A man calling himself Julio R. was wondering, if we can expect a universal mailbox on the iPod Touch or iPhone. Jobs reply:

"Yep".

TheAppleLounge reader mailed this:

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Apple now offering iPhones contract free



Today Apple began selling iPhones without AT&T plan. Apple's new policy is that anyone can walk into an Apple Store and pick up an iPhone 8GB for $499, 16GB for $599 and 32GB for $699. They allow one unit per customer per day, up to 10 iPhones.

The iPhones are still locked to AT&T's network. Of course, these devices will be sold with the latest baseband which is not yet unlockable; however, you can use RedSn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak.




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