No Facetime for Middle Eastern iPhone 4 Users? [Rumor]

saudi iphone 4 FaceTime

A Facebook thread from SaudiMac has noted that all references to Facetime have been removed from Apple’s regional sites. This is a rumor at the moment but, sounds pretty plausible based on what has happened recently with RIMs Blackberry in Qatar and Yemen, as well as India. In the Blackberry’s case the governments of some countries objected to data being … Read More

Stephen NorthcottNo Facetime for Middle Eastern iPhone 4 Users? [Rumor]

Apple (AAPL) Pushing to Accelerate iPad Subscription Roll Out

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is pushing hard to bring Subscription Publishing to the iPad sooner rather than later. Whilst it is still possible that we may not see any regular subscriptions to newspapers until next year, some analysts are thinking that Apple would like to at least lay the groundwork for another stream of media revenue … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Pushing to Accelerate iPad Subscription Roll Out

Google Docs Editing Coming to the iPad Very Soon

Hidden away at the bottom of a blog post, Google today announced that their cloud based office technology, Google Docs, would be enhanced to allow mobile editing from Android devices and the Apple iPad. Here is the text from their post related to these new features… We’re launching new cloud-powered capabilities: two-step verification to help enhance security and soon, mobile … Read More

Stephen NorthcottGoogle Docs Editing Coming to the iPad Very Soon

Apple Setting Up Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions for iPad?

Something that a lot of the media outlets (both all digital outfits and converted to digital from more traditional print media) have wanted from Apple and the iPad is the ability to create a subscription type model for their publications. Indeed this is something that Rupert Murdoch, a recent convert to the “Church of Jobs”, is spending serious time sucking … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Setting Up Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions for iPad?

Android Market Share Threatening Apple (AAPL) iPhone Market Share?

Lets be clear before we examine this one again. We are not really comparing Apples to Oranges here (Sorry for the unintentional pun). Because iOS is installed on many more devices than the iPhone. So as Android’s market share approaches the iPhone’s market share we are comparing Android as in installed OS on many smartphones to physical Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones. That … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAndroid Market Share Threatening Apple (AAPL) iPhone Market Share?

Apple (AAPL) Expands iPad Production Again! New iPad Soon?

DigiTimes, the source of all good Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) production gossip in Asia apparently, is reporting that a Taiwan based company will also begin shipping 9.7-inch touch screens for the iPad within the next month. This will add a 1 million unit per month supply capability to Apple’s production lines. Apple have been dogged with supply problems since the iPad’s launch. Only … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Expands iPad Production Again! New iPad Soon?

Unreal Engine SDK Coming to iOS “soon”

We have already reported on the very impressive demo that Epic showed on the iPhone 4 at Apple’s fall media event. After the event Epic made their “Epic Citadel” demo, running on the mobile version of their “Unreal” Engine, available as a free download via Apple’s App Store. It was available only for the later models of Apple’s iPods and … Read More

Stephen NorthcottUnreal Engine SDK Coming to iOS “soon”

Consumer Reports Reinstates iPhone 4 Advisory

iPhone 4 Bumper Case

Consumer Reports came in for some stick around the time of the iPhone 4 launch. Overall they rated Apple’s new iPhone 4 as the best smartphone they had ever reviewed, whilst simultaneously issuing a warning to its readers that it could not recommend the device because of the antenna problems they believed were inherent in the device. When Apple announced … Read More

Stephen NorthcottConsumer Reports Reinstates iPhone 4 Advisory

Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5 May Have Qualcomm Radio Chip

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5 is probably already being tested right now in one form or another inside those capacious Anechoic chambers that The Mothership holds. But that doesn’t mean it will be out any sooner than next summer. When it does arrive it is quite likely that Apple will break its longtime exclusive partnership with Infineon for the iPhones Radio chip, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) iPhone 5 May Have Qualcomm Radio Chip

Apple To Launch iPad in China on Sept. 17th. Thailand’s AIS gets iPhone 4

Apple underlined the importance it sees in the Chinese market today by announcing that it is launching the iPad on Friday, this week. According to their announcement the WiFi only version is the only model they plan to sell. The 16, 32 and 64GB models will retail at CNY3988, CNY4788 and CNY5588 respectively. Making the prices comparable to most other … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple To Launch iPad in China on Sept. 17th. Thailand’s AIS gets iPhone 4

Apple Acknowledges App Store Name Squatting? Or Simply Spring Cleans

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have decided to clean house in the App Store and have started sending out notices to developers telling them that they will have their inactive app names deleted if they do not upload a binary within 90 days. The “problem” of App Store name squatting has been discussed in developer circles for some time. Those that have had … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Acknowledges App Store Name Squatting? Or Simply Spring Cleans

Apple Publishes App Store Review Guidelines

App Store Review Guidelines

In another surprise move today Apple has published what it calls a “living document” which attempts to clarify the current App Store Approval guidelines. The document is available for all registered developers to read and is written in a chatty human friendly way. The majority of the guidelines are common sense, and most developers should really find that they probably knew … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Publishes App Store Review Guidelines

Apple Updates App Store Developer Agreement

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced a raft of changes in its App Store Developers Agreement today. And the changes were both a surprise and a breath of fresh air to many. Historically, there have been three major bones of contention between developers and Apple. These were about some of the rules it imposes if you wish to be part of the App Store. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Updates App Store Developer Agreement

Apple Disappoint Some With Game Center Web Page

Apple Game Center

The confirmed list of devices that Apple’s Game Center Social Network will support has been posted on their web page dedicated to that particular feature of iOS 4.1. It is no real surprise that the iPhone 3G, first gen. iPod and the grandaddy of them all the iPhone 2G are not supported. But it is still disappointing. Being fair to … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Disappoint Some With Game Center Web Page

Apple (AAPL) Set For High Future Earnings as iPad Devours Notebook Market

It is no secret that the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad has had a big effect on the sales figures of some of the smaller netbook portable computers that were so popular in the last couple of years. Asus have predicted lower sales. Global RAM producers are predicting a drop in RAM prices for PCs because they have overproduced, as predicted netbook orders … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Set For High Future Earnings as iPad Devours Notebook Market