iPhone 5S Release Date Pushed Past June Due to Issues with Fingerprint Sensor?

iPhone 5S Fingerprint sensor

Earlier this year, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo reported on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S with a fingerprint sensor and the rumored lower cost iPhone. Kup specifically noted in his report that the Cupertino company would run into issues when including the fingerprint sensors, particularly with the color coatings on the sensors. Although Kuo initially claimed a June/July timeframe, he later … Read More

iPad 5 Rear Shell and iPhone 5S SIM Tray Photos Surface Online

iPad 5 rear shell

On Monday, a set of photos were posted by a case company called Tactus with claims that the parts in the images belonged to the rumored iPad 5. A separate report also leaked images of what it claimed to be genuine iPhone 5S parts. Tactus had published an image earlier this week of what it claimed to be the rear … Read More

iPhone Jailbreak Tweak Integrates Facebook ‘Chat Heads’ Directly Into iOS

Facebook Chat Heads iPhone Jailbreak

Earlier this week, The Verge reported on a new iPhone jailbreak hack that allows for users of iOS devices to integrate Facebook’s new ‘Chat Heads’ feature directly into the operating system. Currently, Chat Heads is only available to iOS users through the iOS app, while Android users have the feature directly integrated on their devices. This allows them to continue … Read More

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 lady Michelle Obama, Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Justin Timberlake, … Read More

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 of other music streaming services such as Rdio and Spotify … Read More

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 went below $400 briefly and then rebounded to stop at … Read More

Facebook Hires Apple’s Former Maps Manager Richard Williamson

facebook timeline

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 push and improving its iOS and Android application to reflect … Read More

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 iOS app folders as “Device, method, and graphical user interface … Read More

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 Home to iPhone. The new software would allow iOS users … Read More

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. Topeka Capital Market analyst Brian White reported on the iPhone … Read More

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 a number of different regions, because all text, titles and … Read More

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 the liquid sensor had been activated. However, in these cases, … Read More