Steve Jobs Biopic ‘jOBS’ to Hit Theaters in April 2013

Steve Jobs Biopic jOBS

Apple’s late CEO and Chairman Steve Jobs undoubtedly left a major impact on the company, with principles that drive the company to this day since his death in late 2011. Following his death, a number of video tributes began to appear online, as well as rumors that there were multiple films coming out about the Apple co-founder’s life. Late last … Read More

U.S Customs Seizes Over $635K in Counterfeit Lightning Connectors for iOS devices

Counterfeit Lightning Connectors for iOS devices

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency seized a massive shipment of counterfeit Lightning connectors and USB cables and adapters in Anchorage, Alaska several days ago. This was one of the larger counterfeit shipments that the CBP discovered, and identified its origin as a manufacturer in China. According to Frank Falcon, a CBP spokesperson, the knock off Lightning connectors looked … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Takes 18.5% of US Mobile Market, Competing with Android

Top Smartphone Platforms

comScore has once again released its monthly survey results for U.S. mobile phone users for September to November. comScore obtains the data by measuring the installed user base as opposed to new handset sales, allowing for far more accurate results. According to the survey results, Apple’s iPhone is now in control of 18.5% of the US mobile market, up 1.4% … Read More

Apple to Announce Q1 2013 Earnings on January 23

Apple to Announce Q1 2013 Earnings on January 23

Apple has finished up its first fiscal quarter of 2013 and fourth calendar quarter and will report the earnings on Wednesday, January 23rd. The Cupertino company updated its Investor Relations Page to note the date on which it will report the quarterly earnings. During the earnings call, Apple typically addresses sales of the iPad and iPhone. For this quarter, Apple … Read More

Federal Court Dismisses Apple’s Suit Over Amazon’s ‘Appstore’ name

Amazon App Store

In 2011, Apple filed suit against Amazon for using the name “Appstore” in order to sell its applications. Apple’s marketplace for applications is simply called “App Store” and the company claims false that Amazon’s similarly named ‘Appstore’ would confuse customers. According to Bloomberg, however, the federal court in San Francisco, California dismissed the case entirely, mentioning that customers would not … Read More

Apple Looking to Purchase Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company, Waze?

Apple Looking to Purchase Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company Waze

Apple removed Google services from its iOS software with iOS 6, shedding both the native YouTube application, as well as Google Maps. Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Maps application, and included new features such as FlyOver and Turn-by-Turn directions. According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple is looking to improve its Maps, by acquiring turn-by-turn navigation company, Waze. … Read More

NYC Crime Index Increases As a Result of More iPhone and iPad Thefts

NYC Crime Index Increases As a Result of More iPhone and iPad Thefts

According to a report from The New York Times, New York City’s crime index has increased in the year 2012 and the city’s mayor. Every year, the City of New York releases crime stats and the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg mentions that the increase in crime was reportedly entirely based on iPad and iPhone thefts. As of Monday, the Police … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Wins Design Patent for SIM Connector

Apple Design Patent for SIM Connector

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is continuing its dominance in the mobile device industry, securing patents that can possibly affect the entire market. The latest patent is for the SIM connector found in all of Apple’s iOS devices capable of housing a SIM card. AAPL now controls the patent for the very SIM connector that is also found in most mobile devices … Read More

Apple Updates Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Both Mac and iOS

Keynote Numbers Pages

Apple recently released updates for its suite of iWork applications, for both Mac and iOS. The company updated iWork to version 9.3 for compatibility with the iOS 1.7 updates. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote which were updated to version 1.7 added new features such as adding reflections to shapes and the ability to lock and unlock objects. Other features of Pages … Read More

Apple Launches iTunes Music Store in 56 Countries and Movies in Four

On Monday, Apple’s iTunes Music Store went live in Russia and Turkey, however, it appears that the Music Store also went live in 56 new countries as well as iTunes Movies in four new countries including, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey. Following numerous reports online, Apple confirmed in a press release that it was in fact introducing the store in … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Surpasses LG to Become No. 2 Phone Maker in The U.S

Apple Surpasses LG

On Sunday, a report by research firm comScore revealed that Apple Inc. (AAPL) has officially surpassed LG to become the number two phone maker in the United States. According to the report, AAPL gained 1.5% in mobile subscribers from August 2012 to October 2012 to claim the second spot. Samsung currently remains the number one phone maker in the United … Read More

Apple Reportedly Testing Network Quality Prior to Enabling LTE

Apple Testing Network Quality Prior to Enabling LTE

According to a report from Telecoms.com, Apple is testing LTE network quality on carrier’s that sell the iPhone. Apple is doing this to ensure that its customers are given the data speeds that they are promised when they buy an iPhone with LTE connectivity. Carriers that pass Apple’s quality test, will have the feature enabled on the iPhone 5 for … Read More

Apple Reportedly Planning New Santa Clara Campus

Apple New Santa Clara Campus

Apple is reportedly planning yet another campus as the company continues to grow each year. According to The Oakland Tribune, Apple has already negotiated and finalized a deal with developer Peery Arrillaga to build a two building campus in Santa Clara, California. This is the third campus that Apple has in California, including the original at 1 Infinite Loop, the … Read More

iTunes Digital Gift Cards Made Available Through Facebook

Facebook recently announced that they will now be allowing the addition of iTunes Store digital gift cards through its Facebook Gifts service. This would allow Facebook users to easily send iTunes to friends, family, and others in different networks. Facebook is offering the digital gifts in $5 increments, starting from $5 and increasing up to a maximum of $50. Starting today … Read More

Apple Reportedly Acquired Lightning Trademark From Harley-Davidson

Lightning connector

Apple continues to acquire more trademarks to build its empire of clever names for its products. The most recent, the name for Apple’s ‘Lightning’ connector was reportedly acquired from American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson. Patent site Patently Apple initially noted that a filing with the European Union showed the ‘Lightning’ name belonging to H-D Michigan, Inc., the holding company for the … Read More