Apple Buys Manufacturer of iOS Compatible Bluetooth Headphones

iOS Bluetooth Engineer Apple

Wi-Gear are fairly well know among iOS audiophiles for making some really nice Bluetooth headphones for iPhone and iPods, called iMuffs. According to sources who feed 9To5 Mac tidbits Apple actually snapped up Wi-Gear a couple of months ago for an “undisclosed sum”. Wi-Gear’s website today announces that the company is no longer trading. LinkedIn profiles for some Wi-Gear staff … Read More

Apple Issues Advisory for iOS DayLight Saving Bug

We reported last week on the continued spread of the dreaded iOS DayLight Saving bug through various territories, starting in Australia initially, before spreading to Europe. If you don’t know already, all the bug does is make certain repeated alarms on your iPhone (or iPod Touch) occur an hour early or an hour late. Resulting in you either being early … Read More

Apple Patents Real World Multi-player Gaming [Laser Tag]

Apple Patent Muti-Player Real World Games

We see a lot of Patents filed by a lot of companies, especially Apple. And many of these never see the light of day. But this one has so much potential, and sounds so much fun I find myself both hoping it does come to fruition, and wondering what exactly it is that I hope to get to play! My … Read More

Analysts : Apple (AAPL) Could Sell 100M iPhones and 48M iPads Next Year

AAPL is on the upward move again it is currently nudging gently at the $310 per share barrier. And it’s probably off the back of very positive predictions from market analysts Wedge Partners, who have had mixed results with predictions in the past. If these predictions come true then Apple’s sales will increase 100 percent year over year in 2011 … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Tops in Shipments, But Android Holds 44% of Smartphone Market

Despite stealing the title for best-selling smartphone in the third quarter of 2010, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone only holds 26.2% of the market, whereas devices running Google’s Android software hold a commanding 44%. New data released by Canalys today shows that Apple took the top spot as best-selling smartphone vendor in the U.S., narrowly beating RIM’s 24.2%. Apple achieved the greatest shipments … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Counter-Sues Motorola Over Multi-Touch

Motorola and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have been in discussion for some time about mutual licensing agreements intended to prevent potential patent lawsuits between the two companies over mobile technology IP. Unfortunately sometime this month those informal chats broke down, and in a “preemptive” defensive move (if there is such a thing) Motorola filed suit against Apple to protect itself from being hit … Read More

Apple Tops Microsoft in Third Quarter Revenue

Apple (AAPL) earned more revenue in the most recent quarter than its arch-enemy Microsoft. The numbers involved are equally interesting (and mind-blowing!). Apple’s revenue hit a staggering $20b compared to Microsoft’s none-too-shabby $16b. Once you’ve got your head around the shear size of those numbers, remember that means Apple’s revenue is a massive $4b more than that of MS. That’s money … Read More

Apple (AAPL) passes RIM to become Fourth-Largest Mobile Phone Vendor

Apple’s (AAPL) bumper iPhone sales have propelled the computer giant to fourth spot in a list of the world’s largest mobile phone sellers in quarter 3 of 2010 according to a new report from IDC. With just Nokia, Samsung and LG further up the rankings, Apple has now ousted RIM from fourth place, with the Canadian business phone specialist slipping to … Read More

Apple China online store sells out of iPhone 4

Apple recently launched its online store in China and within just four hours of iPhone 4 going on sale it’s sold out, macnn reports. Tuesday was the big day for iPhone lovers in China who wanted to order the new iPhone 4 online to avoid the queues at retail stores. Things aren’t all rainbows and unicorns though – the reported reason for … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Launches Online Store in China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been showing a lot of interest in the Chinese market lately. In early July this year Apple opened its second retail store in Shanghai and now they are ready to offer the online shopping experience too. The online store in China will sell iPhone 4, iPad, iPods and the Mac products and will also include a wide selection … Read More

iPhone 4 Now Available Unlocked and Contract-Free in Germany

T-Mobile lost its exclusivity to Apple’s iPhone 4 in Germany this week, and as other carriers begin to offer the iPhone, those in Germany can now order the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models directly from Apple, unlocked and contract-free. Both generations of the iPhone are available on Apple’s online store with advertising that boasts they “will work with the … Read More

Apple Holding ‘Secret’ Conference for Select iOS Developers?

Apple, creators of all things ‘i’ are hosting a super top-secret get-together for select iOS developers at its Cupertino headquarters next week, Business Insider reports. It’s not the first time Apple has invited developers onto its campus – last year a series of ‘iPhone Tech Talks’ around the globe and this looks to be a similar gathering, though obviously a … Read More

Apple Offers Free iPad Engraving

Apple iPad engraving

With holiday season fast approaching Apple is gearing up for you to engrave a message on an iPad you buy for a loved one, or simply want to mark as yours and no-one else’s! I’ve actually had an iPod engraved with the name of a software project that that device was used exclusively for developing. Sort of a personal memento … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Beats BlackBerry Shipments for Q3 with iPhone: 15.4m vs. 12.3m

According to a recent report by Strategy Analytics, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has overtaken RIM by a good 3.1 million when it comes to handset shipments in the third quarter of 2010. Apple’s hugely popular iPhone has hit a whopping 15.4 million shipments, whereas RIM’s fighting BlackBerry has hit 12.3 million. This is the first time Apple (AAPL) have ever outdone the … Read More