Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive, Makes Time’s 100 Most Influential List

Jonathan Ive

Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive has achieved yet another accomplishment, having been awarded knighthood last year at Buckingham Palace. Now, the forty-six year old designer has made Time’s 100 most influential list with the likes of many other notables in Time’s lists which includes President Barack Obama, first … Read the Full Story →

Verizon Reports 25% Rise in Activations, Accounts for 55% of Total Smartphone Activations

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Verizon was first of the four major carriers in the United States to have reported their first quarter of 2013 earnings results. Last week, Verizon announced that they activated a total of 7.2 million smartphones during the quarter with 4 million of those being iPhones. This comes out to be … Read the Full Story →

Twitter Launches Music App, #music, For iOS and Web

Twitter music

On Thursday, Twitter launched the music app that was nothing but a rumor for the past several weeks. Twitter released the app early Thursday, and called it Twitter #music, with a hashtag in the title to reflect the popular feature from the social networking site. The app integrates a number … Read the Full Story →

Apple Stock Price Down After Cirrus Logic Reports Lower Than Expected Results

Apple Stock Price Down

Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock price is once again faltering, after one of the company’s key suppliers, Cirrus Logic reported weak results. On Wednesday, Apple’s stock was down more than 5% from the $420 opening price, reigniting concerns that the company may not be performing up to analysts expectations. The stock … Read the Full Story →

Facebook Hires Apple’s Former Maps Manager Richard Williamson

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On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Facebook has hired Apple’s former Maps manager, Richard Williamson. Williamson was in charge of Apple’s iOS mapping team, and was fired in November after the new Maps application was released with many issues and faced intense criticism. By hiring Williamson, Facebook is expanding its mobile … Read the Full Story →

Apple’s Cheaper iPhone Could Potentially Claim 11% Share of Low-end Device Market in 2014

Apple Lower cost iPhone Retina Display

According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, if Apple were to introduce a $300 contract-free iPhone, they could capture up to 11% of the low-end device market. Munster believes that this is possible for Apple to accomplish and also notes that the lower cost iPhone may be introduced this year, … Read the Full Story →

USPTO Grants Apple iOS App Folders and “Jiggle Mode” UI Patent

iPhone Jiggle Mode Patent

Apple introduced iOS app folders in iOS 4 and has had the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI since iOS 1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for iOS app folders and the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI. The patent, which is listed as U.S. Patent No. 8,423,911, describes the … Read the Full Story →

Could Facebook Home be Released for the iPhone?

Facebook Home

Earlier this month, Facebook introduced their new ‘Home’ feature earlier this month. Facebook Home is an interface layer on top of the existing Android operating software developed by Google. On Monday, a report from Bloomberg suggested that the social networking giant is now in talks with Apple to bring Facebook … Read the Full Story →

Apple to Launch Cheaper iPhone Alongside iPhone 5S – Rumor

iPhone 5S Next iPhone Cheaper

Rumors about Apple’s next iPhone 5S are popping up all over the internet, with reports coming directly out of Apple’s supply chain. These new rumors suggest that Apple will be launching the cheaper iPhone alongside the iPhone 5S, instead of launching the two separately over the course of the year. … Read the Full Story →

Apple Rolls Out Chinese Support Forum, Requests That Developers Localize Apps

Apple Chinese Support Communities forum

According to a report from AppleInsider, Apple is contacting developers through the iTunes Connect program, requesting that they localize their applications. This means that developers will update their apps with multiple languages and will also market applications and books as localized. By localizing apps, developers will be able to reach … Read the Full Story →

Apple To Pay $53 Million in iPhone Warranty Settlement

Apple iPhone Warranty Settlement

After a number of lawsuits in San Francisco regarding the iPhone’s liquid sensor in the charging and headphone port. Apple has reportedly agreed to pay out $53 million in the settlement, after the company has been accused of not honoring the device’s one year standard warranty on the grounds that … Read the Full Story →

Verizon Increases iPhone Subsidy Wait Time to 24 Months

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With Apple’s iPhone 5S expected later this year, carriers are beginning to shift around their plans and smartphone upgrade structure to match the upcoming refresh. On Friday, Verizon reported that they will now be extending the wait time for an upgrade to 24 months, up from the current 20 months … Read the Full Story →

Purported iPad 5 Screen Shows Thinner Bezel, Similiar to iPad Mini

iPad 5 leaked design

French site Noweherelse.fr released a report with images of a purported iPad 5 screen, which shows a thinner bezel, similar to the current iPad mini. Reports and mockups from earlier this year also showed a full sized iPad next to the iPad mini with a very similar. The new iPad … Read the Full Story →

T-Mobile Officially Launches iPhone 5, Releases TV Ad

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Late last month, T-Mobile announced that they would officially be carrying the iPhone, with the company also releasing a software update for users of unlocked iPhones, which added LTE and Visual Voicemail. Upon announcing that the company would carry the iPhone, the company also stated a release date of April … Read the Full Story →