Apple Adds Note to App Store for In-App Purchases For ‘freemium’ Apps

App Store In-app Purchase Warning

After multiple complaints from parents and other App Store users about mistakenly buying in-app purchases, the Cupertino company is finally addressing the widespread complaint. Last week, Apple quietly updated the App Store to add a note to the “Free” apps in the store that mentions on the bottom that it “Offers In-App Purchases.” This warning is currently displayed only on … Read More

iPhone 5S Home Button, Vibrator, Volume / Mute Flex Cable Surface Online

iPhone 5S Parts leak

According to a report from Nowhereelse.fr, a pair of alleged parts for the iPhone 5S have surfaced online. The parts are reportedly from supplier Moumantai and includes an alleged home button, vibrator, and the volume/mute flex cable. The home button appears to be the same but attaches to the main logic board and then routes through the body of the … Read More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Lower Cost iPhone May Not Carry Retina Display

Apple Lower cost iPhone Retina Display

According to a research report from RBC analyst Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumored lower cost iPhone may not carry a Retina Display. Daryanani cited supply chain checks for his report and mentioned a June/July timeframe for both the iPhone 5S and the lower cost iPhone. Our supply-chain checks indicate that AAPL is working to launch multiple new … Read More

iOS 7 to Feature ‘Flat Design’ Under Jonathan Ive’s Leadership

Jonathan Ive

iOS 7 could feature ‘flat design’ as Apple prepares to unveil the next operating system for iOS devices. Late last year, Jonathan Ive was just Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple but with a management shakeup at the company, his role expanded. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook gave Jonathan Ive leadership of the the company’s Human Interfaces teams. This means … Read More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Supply 650,000 iOS Devices to U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense

According to a report from Electronista, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be supplying iOS devices to the United States Department of Defense, replacing all of the 470,000 BlackBerry devices currently in use by employees. Until this year, the DOD handed out a Blackberry to each of its employees for answering emails, business calls etc. However, with Blackberry upheaving its old system … Read More

Walmart to Expand ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone Self-Checkout Systems To Over 200 Stores

Walmart Scan Pay Go iPhone App

According to a report from Reuters, Walmart is expanding its ‘Scan & Go’ Self-checkout system to over 200 of its retail stores. The system, which is similar to Apple’s own EasyPay system is modeled around iOS devices and allows customers of Walmart stores to pay for their shopping items at a checkout station while exiting the store. For now, “Scan … Read More

iOS 6.1.3 Software Update Reveals Yet Another Passcode Bypass

iOS 6-1-3 Software Update Passcode Bug

Only a day after releasing the iOS 6.1.3 software update to the public, Apple appears to have yet another issue with its mobile OS. iOS 6.1.3 patched an passcode lock bug on the iPhone, and also delivered a number of Maps enhancements for Japanese users. However, on Wednesday, a YouTube user “videosdebarraquito” discovered yet another bug on the iPhone 4, … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Hires Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Will Report to Bob Mansfield

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch to Join Apple

On Tuesday, The Next Web reported that Apple Inc. (AAPL) hired Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch. The report also noted that Lynch would be reporting directly to Apple’s Senior Vice President of Technologies, Bob Mansfield who currently oversees AAPL’s wireless and semiconductor teams. Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO, is leaving the company effective March 22 to take a position at … Read More

iOS 6.1.3 Software Released Addresses Passcode Bug and Enhances Japanese Maps

iOS 6-1-3

On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 software update to the public, addressing the passcode lock bug that has been plaguing users as well as the Japanese Map enhancements that were expected with iOS 6.1.1. Last month, Apple released the second beta of iOS 6.1.3 to developers for testing. It is likely that the beta experienced issues or other features were … Read More

AT&T Introduces New 30-50 GB Mobile Shared Data Plans

ATT 30-50 GB Mobile Shared Data Plans

On Monday, AT&T announced a massive new shared data plan option for its customers. The company announced the availability of three new shared data plans for businesses ranging from 30-50GB. The new plans also include unlimited texting and calls and begin for as low as $300. The new plans make it even easier and more affordable to work or play … Read More

Apple Makes Changes to Warranty Coverage in Australia in Compliance With Consumer Protection Laws

Apple Warranty Coverage

Apple has made changes to its warranty coverage in Australia, adding an extra year to its current one year coverage. The Cupertino company quietly made this change after Australia passed a consumer protection law that state that companies are required to offer warranties for “a reasonable period from date of delivery until the failure becomes apparent”. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Adds “Why iPhone” Section to Website Post Galaxy S4 Announcement

Why iPhone Apple

Apple Inc. (AAPL) launched a new online campaign, adding “Why You’ll Love iPhone” section to their website. The promotion which highlights a number of reasons why customers love the iPhone, is seen on the front splash page of the company’s website, as well as an email newsletter and a dedicated “Why iPhone” page. There’s iPhone. Then there’s everything else. What … Read More

Low Cost iPhone To Use ‘Super-Thin’ Plastic and Fibreglass Shell?

Low cost iPhone

Rumors about a low cost iPhone have been on the web for the past several months, with some reports suggesting that the device would offer a plastic chassis. KGI Securities analyst MIng-Chi Kuo also reported that the low cost iPhone would have a 4-inch screen, a plastic casing, and would even be available in a range of colors similar to … Read More

China Mobile Announces Major LTE Expansion No Word on iPhone

China Mobile

China Mobile is looking to make its mark in the LTE market, with an announcement from the company noting that it is planning a major LTE push to improve its network and implement it more broadly. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is looking to spend $7 billion in order to improve its LTE network, setting up a … Read More