News tagged ‘Icy’
Apple is blocking access to the News app in China. This issue has already been spotted by a number of iPhone and iPad users in this country and a software developer named Larry Salibra. The decision to disable the long-awaited News app introduced in September as a part of iOS 9 in the aforementioned Asian country is probably caused by the strict censorship rules. In case you don’t know, China is a very reserved country with lots of popular media resources blocked or unavailable for users.
One more indication of Apple’s plans to release a smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c later this year has recently been spotted on the Internet. According to the report from usually-reliable M.I.C. Gadget reporters, at least one case manufacturer is currently gearing up to start the production of cases for this device. The cases may be released in October or November.
As you know, later this year the guys from Cupertino will unveil a brand new iPhone. Apart from a new LTE chip, 12-megapixel camera and a number of updated chips, the handset is expected to get a new color, which is rose gold. Earlier this week, a couple of images appeared on the Internet that show us something similar to the rose gold iPhone 6s case. In should be noted, however, that this case is fake - it’s an iPhone 6 part painted by an anonymous Weibo user.
Jony Ive has finally become Apple’s Chief Design Officer. His profile on Apple’s official website has been updated recently to reflect his new post. Apart from Ive, two other company executives have been promoted. These are Alan Dye who is now Apple’s Vice President of User Interface Design and Richard Howarth, the chief of Industrial Design department. As you might have guessed, Dye will be responsible for the software and its look and Howarth will focus on the hardware.
Samsung has recently released a new Galaxy S6 commercial mocking Apple’s iPhone. This time the South Korean tech giant focuses our attention on iPhone’s lack of wireless charging capabilities.
iPhone users are shown as people always having a power cord in their bags. Samsung shows that it’s very difficult to deal with cables and power adapters, although it’s not. The short ad is available either on our website, or on Samsung’s official YouTube channel. You can take a look right now.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino will pay record labels 2 cents for each song streamed by Apple Music users during the the three-month free trial period. Initially, Apple did not plan to pay artists during the trial period, however, after some of them began to complain about such state of things, the company executives changed their plans and reconsidered the payments policy.
According to what reliable insiders write, Apple has recently added a new sphere of market to its corporate description. This time only in Switzerland, but I don’t think it will take much time to add the same lines to the description in the USA and other countries in the world. The number of activities added includes those fully or partially related to automotive industry. This little change in the corporate description has been first spotted by Swiss reporters from ApfelBlog.ch.
According to the latest reports from Asian sources, Samsung has recently signed a deal with Apple and LG to supply these vendors with DRAM memory chips. These advanced chips will be used in the production of the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6s as well as in the LG G4, sources claim. The worth of the deal remains unknown, however, we may assume that it is close to billions of dollars.
The guys from Cupertino have just notified their developers across the world that they will change App Store prices in the countries of the European Union, Canada and Norway, Iceland and Russia within the next 36 hours. In some of the aforementioned regions the prices will go up, but several countries will experience the decrease of the prices. And there’s a very interesting situation with Russia, where the prices are said to be “changed” without specifying their increase or decrease. There’re two main reasons for all the changes. The first one is connected with adjustments in taxes policy and the second one - with unstable currency exchange rates in a number of countries.
Apple has recently updated its iTunes terms and conditions in a number of European countries and allowed users to return songs, apps, books etc. within 14 days after paying for them. The new 14-day return policy covers the purchases made in the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store and iTunes Store.
According to what former iTunes engineer named Rod Schultz says, Apple's policy is aimed at blocking third-party music services, which are iTunes rivals, and making the company's virtual music store a largest online music repository.
According to the latest report from The Korea Herald, South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has ordered Apple and Google to change their "no refund" app store policies as they violate the rights of the users. Moreover, the South Korean officials say that the tech giants should inform the users about the changes in the app store policy immediately after these changes are applied.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in Ireland. He’s reportedly visited the local company's facilities and spoken to government officials about Apple’s business strategy and the new EU tax policy. Here’s what Enda Kenny, the prime minister of Ireland, told the reporters after meeting Cook (via
According to the latest rumors, one of the Russia’s largest carriers, MegaFon, has signed a three-year contract with Apple. What that means is that MegaFon will soon start selling iPhones in its retail stores all over the country making the handsets available for as many as 143 million people.