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

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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

Apple’s Next Generation of iPhone to Come in Multiple Colors and Sizes?

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Talks about the next generation iPhone is already in full gear, with analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets claiming that Apple will be giving customers a number of choices for the rumored “iPhone 5S”. He notes that this includes a number of different colors and sizes. White specifically mentioned that the current colors of the iPod nano would also … 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

Next Gen iPhone 5S and iOS 7 Appearing in Developer Logs?

iPhone 5 to Arrive in 50 More Countries in December

Apple released the iPhone 5 several months ago, and already, reports are suggesting that a 2013 iPhone 5S / 6 and iOS 7 are beginning to appear in some developer logs. According to a report from TheNextWeb, some developers are seeing code that suggests that both a new iPhone and iOS 7 are being tested. One developer showed us that … Read More

Images of Claimed iPhone 5S Rear Panel Surfaces Online

The rear panel looks very similar to the one currently shipping on the iPhone 5, likely because of Apple’s pattern of introducing two models with the same design before redesigning. However, the rear panel of the 5S does have some differences, including the placement of several screw holes for attachment of the logic board to the shell. They are located … Read More

Google Updates YouTube for iOS with Support for iPad, AirPlay, and iPhone 5

YouTube for iPad

Google recently released an update for their YouTube for iOS application, finally adding native support for the iPad, AirPlay, and the larger screen of the iPhone 5. Early on, prior to the public release iOS 6, Apple removed support for the native YouTube app which shipped with all iOS devices. Apple removed the app in the beta versions of iOS … 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

iPad Mini Sells Out in China Due to Overwhelming Demand

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According to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, Apple Inc’s (AAPL) iPad mini is sold out in China after overwhelming demand for the new device. Although during the initial launch of the iPad mini in the country, lines were not very long and scalpers bought majority of the iPads, the mini is now in high demand. The iPad mini is … 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

5th Generation iPad (5G) to Arrive as Early as March 2013?

iPad 5g rumors

According to a report from Japanese site Macotakara, Apple is already planning to release a 5th generation iPad (5G) as early as March 2013. Apple released the 4th generation iPad (4G) alongside the new iPad mini less than two months ago. The 4th generation retained the same design as the 3rd generation but received the new Lightning connector, a faster … Read More