16GB WiFi iPad mini now for $299 at Walmart

16GB WiFi iPad mini

With the web abuzz with rumors of a new iPad 5 with an iPad mini-like design and even a redesigned mini with a Retina Display, retailers are beginning to slash prices on the device. On Wednesday, Walmart began selling Apple’s iPad mini for $299, marking one of the first price drops for the device since its release. The $299 price … Read More

Apple Adds Age Ratings to iOS App Store Descriptions

Apple Adds Age Ratings to iOS App Store Descriptions

It appears that Apple has been taking a number of precautions on its App Store lately, essentially childproofing iOS, should a parent choose to do so. In iOS 6, the company introduced a feature called Restrictions that allows a user to prevent unintended downloads, and even the type of music that one can listen to. Apple also began to add … Read More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Announce Q2 2013 Earnings Results on April 23

Apple Q2 2013 Earnings Results

  With the second fiscal quarter of 2013 (first calendar quarter) at an end, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is once again set to report its quarterly earnings. AAPL will announce the Q2 2013 earnings results on April 23, exactly 3 months after they announced the Q1 earnings of 2013. The company notified the public of this earnings call by posting the … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) to launch ‘iRadio’ As Early As This Summer?

Apple iRadio service

Rumors about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launching a music streaming service, similar to Pandora have been around for several months now. However, these reports have become more solid in recent weeks, as more sources begin to back claims that the service may be arriving as early as this summer. According to a report from The Verge, negotiations between AAPL and record … Read More

Apple Updates ‘Find My Friends’ App With Location Alerts Page Redone

Find My Friends App Update

Apple has released a new update to its ‘Find My Friends’ application, redesigning the Location Alerts page. The app, which was released last September allows iOS users to find the location of their friends who also use the application. Although the app hasn’t been wildly popular, it does represent the direction that Apple is going with location, and could potentially … Read More

Apple Launches New Web Campaign Called “Why You’ll Love an iPad”

Why iPad retina

On Thursday, Apple launched another web campaign very similar to its “Why You’ll Love an iPhone” campaign. In fact, this web campaign has the same idea, being called “Why You’ll Love an iPad” and shows all of the great reasons why customers should go out and purchase an iPad. On the “Why iPad” page on its website, Apple focuses specifically … Read More

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