It was reported that Apple has invited members of the press to a special event held on September 10th. Cupertino company is expected to unveil there the rumored iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
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.
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.
Starting with September 1st, Hawaiian Airlines will be using 1,500 iPad minis for inflight entertainment on its Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
Bluebox Avionics as been contacted by the airline to introduce the tablets on 14 B767 aircraft serving 14 routes between Hawai‘i and the U.S. Mainland, Asia and South Pacific. So all current portable entertainment systems of Hawaiian Airlines’ B767 routes will be replaced by the iPad minis.
“Hawaiian Airlines’ signature on-board hospitality is already very popular with travelers, but we wanted to go even further to ensure our customers’ travel experience is more enjoyable,” said Blaine Miyasato, Hawaiian Airlines vice president of product development. “With the help of Bluebox Avionics, we’re building on our acclaimed inflight service by incorporating the latest in popular consumer tech products to enhance our in-flight entertainment options.”
Apple has updated Siri recently with the ability to give smart responses to those who mock it with a command 'Okay Glass', which is originally used to control Google Glass. From now on, each time Siri hears these two words, it will reply with one of such phrases:
"Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
"Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
"I think that glass is half empty."
"I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
"Very funny. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
"Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."
If you have nothing better to do, check whether you have the latest version of Siri virtual assistant installed on your device and try to play with it on your own.
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.
Wireless technologies become more and more popular nowadays. Creative WP-350 allow not only to play music via BlueTooth without cables and wires, but also give users the opportunity to control their gadgets.
Our lab received Creative WP-350 several weeks ago. We were able to test it in various environments, configurations, as well as with different players, smartphones, and even tablets.
The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, and user manual.
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.
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.
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.