Verizon iPhone 4 GSM (Worldwide) Capable… Almost!

Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

iFixit have done their usual sterling job of ripping Apple’s newest offering apart. And the reveal has exposed some interesting facts about the “Verizon iPhone 4″. Most notably, it uses the same Qualcomm chipset as the Droid Pro, which is both GSM and CDMA compatible. This means that technically the hardware under the hood of the Verizon iPhone 4 could … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Share Price Target Revised to $450

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has hit another all time high today, and as of writing this piece is sitting at just over $350 per share. That is a quite meteoric rise in share value from a little over $100 a few short years ago. It is worth noting that ARM (the UK company that is behind the CPUs in virtually all … Read More

Apple’s WWDC Slated for June 5th – 9th in 2011?

AppleBitch has spotted a “vanilla” booking for the Moscone West Convention Centre at about the time that the Apple World Wide Developers Conference is normally held. Based on previous Apple WWDC bookings it seems likely that this is the date for WWDC this year. WWDC used to be the event that new Mac operating systems were exclusively previewed at, before … Read More

Doppelgänger Apps Appearing in Apple’s Mac App Store

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Copy Apps have been an issue for a while in the iOS App Store. But these usually come about in the form of low quality copies of existing successful apps, where artwork has been ripped off, gameplay aspects have been copied, and the app has been given a similar name. The companies, or people doing this have ranged from cheap … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Tightens up its policy on in-App and Subscription Payments

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has contacted publishers of newspaper and magazine style Apps who use the App Store, and clarified its existing Terms and Conditions, explaining that their interpretation of the existing publisher / developer agreement is that all in-app payments should be carried out through Apple’s iTunes infrastructure after the 31st of March, or their products will be rejected. This is … Read More

News Corps “The Daily” for Apple’s iPad : Details

In a leak somewhat reminiscent of a Microsoft launch event (i.e. What we are all waiting to hear leaks 5 minutes before the event!) details of News Corp’s “The Daily” digital newspaper for the iPad have been outed by Gizmodo – who ironically were not invited to the event! The list of features sounds pretty good, if News Corp can … Read More

Samsung Galaxy Tab Returns At 16%. Apple iPad only At 2%

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has not sold anywhere near as well as Samsung initially hoped, or boasted that it would. But that is not all the bad news for Samsung. In countries like the US they have an option for shoppers anecdotally referred to as “Buyers Remorse”, where people can return items they decide they didn’t really want as long … Read More

Apple’s iOS Now Accounts for 2% of Global Web Usage

Two percent does not seem like a huge number. But when you consider that 2% of the entire world’s internet browsing (that’s including desktop computers) is done using iOS today, that tends to put that figure in sharper focus. It is an impressive achievement for a mobile operating system. And any other smart phone maker would be happy to have … Read More

Samsung Ramping up Chip Production; 50 Percent for Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Samsung have been a long time partner with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), despite also being rivals in several extremely important and strategic marketplaces to both companies; most notably smart-phones and tablets. Apple’s own A4 processor was actually a joint development project between Samsung and AAPL, which Apple forked off to produce a cut down power efficient processor with reduced IO capabilities … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Third Biggest Personal Computer Maker in the World

Apple PC Market Share Third Largest

You may remember that we recently reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was fast gaining ground in the Personal Computer market league table for who was the biggest computer manufacturer. At the time they were sitting around 5th place, but very close to 3rd and 4th, and some expect them to overtake those and perhaps move into 2nd or even 1st … Read More

CineXPlayer for iPad Play AVI / XVID Files Natively on the Move [Review]

CineXPlayer – The best way to enjoy your Xvid movies

CineXPlayer for iPad Rating: With VLC now a distant memory on the App Store, for legal reasons, and the very limited set of movie file formats available to us natively in iOS from Apple, CineXPlayer for iPad may well be the answer to your AVI / XVID blues. CineXPlayer allows you to natively play back XVID files on your iPhone, iPod … Read More

Kodak Digital Camera Patent Suit Against Apple Inc. (AAPL) Collapses

Eastman Kodak, one of the grandaddies of photography, has lost key parts of its case against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other mobile device manufacturers where it claimed that their use of an image preview feature in the included digital camera functionality of those devices infringed its own patents. Judge Paul Luckern the overseeing judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) … Read More

Apple To Bring NFC Mobile Payments to iPhone 5 and iPad 2?

We’ve know for some time that Apple has a concept which aims to turn your iPhone into a virtual wallet – as well as your camera, gaming device, web device and phone! Near Field Communications (NFC) components have been expected to make an appearance in the iPhone 5 for some time. NFC is a method for data exchange between our devices … Read More

iPad 3 to have Retina Display, not the iPad 2 (Rumor)

Now here is a rumor that I believe. In fact I was discussing this with our editor just before the weekend. If you want my final prediction on the iPad 2 then here it is… More RAM with same CPU (perhaps slightly faster – not dual core), new GPU (a really nice one). The second gen iPad will feature same … Read More