News tagged ‘IPS’
Geekbench benchmark suddenly showed that the new MacBook Pros based on the Intel’s latest Haswell processors are actually not as fast as they were expected to be. But the point is that the battery life has been improved - both laptops can work for about 8-9 hours on a single charge.
According to Crittercism (via
Apple has recently added a ‘Tips and Tricks' section to its iPhone website. Here all users can grab useful information about the new iOS 7 features.
The three new pages - for the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s - include sections devoted to photography, swipe gestures, FaceTime, Maps, Siri, Calendar, Music, Mail, Safari, AirPlay and Wireless, Settings, Compass, and Find My iPhone feature.
These pages are really helpful, especially if you’ve purchased the iPhone for the first time and have no idea of how to use it.
To view the new Apple website’s sections and find out more about your smartphone, click on a
According to TechWorld, Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, has recently said that Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor is nothing else but a marketing trick. A very successful one, I must admit.
According to the Korean website
As we know, the iPhone 5s is working on Apple A7 processor - the one manufactured by Samsung.
Despite the fact, that the company from Cupertino has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. earlier this year, it looks like nothing will seriously change. At least in 2014.
As it has been spotted earlier this day, the prices for the Mac mini both is Australia and Brazil have been increased due to some unexplained reason. This is what Mark Gurman of 9To5Mac
In Australia, the prices were formerly A$699 and A$899 for the standard configurations, and the Mac mini Server model was priced at A$ 1,099.00. Now, the machines are priced at A$749, A$999, and A$1249, respectively.
The prices for the Mac mini have also been raised in Portugal and Malaysia, multiple tipsters have noticed.
Is it still unclear why Apple has changed the pricing for the Mac mini. Hope the company representatives will explain such a step as soon as possible.
The company from Cupertino has released new 'Greetings' ads to promote its plastic iPhone 5c. On the Apple’s official YouTube channel one can watch either the two separate 30-second clips - Greetings and Greetings Too - or the so-called extended cut, which is one-minute long.
As to the plot of the short video, it is rather simple and reminds Apple’s previous ads. People of various nationalities and speaking different languages use the colorful gadget to communicate and express emotions. The ad looks simple, but still it gently prompts you to buy the new gadget. And this, I believe, is what the advertisement should do - prompt, not persuade.
You can watch the Greetings (extended cut) below. Enjoy!
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.
First Financial Daily reports that the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in China will take place on November 28. It is two months after the initial launch that will happen on Friday, September 20.
The launch is that delayed due to verification procedures required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple faced the same problem with launch of the iPhone 5.
Negotiations between China Mobile and Apple seem to be successful,
The results of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards have recently been announced.
The unique feature of the competition is that the photographers are only permitted to submit images taken with an iPhone or iPod touch. No special programs such as PhotoShop are allowed. The only programs permissible are those available on iPhone/iPod such as Hipstamatic, CameraBag, etc.
Have a look at the winners of the award in different categories. Each of them received an iPad mini.
According to Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is delaying with components supply. Therefore, the launch of the iPhone 5S may be put off and Apple might ship “only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 10 million units as originally planned”. It should be noted that a similar report, only lacking exact figures and specifics, was published on July 15th. Besides it is not the first time Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that the plans of Cupertino company may be put off due to delays in supply-chains.
Mass production of the fingerprint sensors was originally scheduled to begin in May at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and then to be packaged at Xintec, a TSMC subsidiary, the sources indicated. However, the production of the sensors has been delayed due to issues related to integration between iOS 7 and fingerprint chips, as well as a low yield rate at packaging firm Xintec, the sources revealed.
An engineering team composed of engineers from Apple and TSMC has been dispatched to Xintec recently to help ramp up the yield rate for the packaging of fingerprint sensors, revealed the sources, adding that the supply chain will be able to start volume production of fingerprint chips at the end of August.
Google Maps app for iOS and Android are now showing 'relevant ads'. Starting this day, each time you search for a particular place e.g. cafe or restaurant on top of the list you’ll the businesses that pay Google to be promoted.
Twelve South has launched a new HiRise stand for the iPhone and iPad mini. The design of the stand enable it to be compatible with the Apple Lightning Cable and most cases available on the market.
Using one of three different adjustable clips and your Apple Lightning Cable (not included), HiRise positions the Lightning connector at a raised height to connect and charge your iPhone 5 or iPad mini. This allows HiRise to work with most cases, including cases with recessed connections no other dock can fit, like the OtterBox Defender, Speck CandyShell and, of course, the BookBook for iPhone. The rear support also adjusts forward and back to accommodate the different thicknesses of various cases and shells.
Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.
Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple. Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.