Apple Removes White iPhone 4 from its Database

Last night the Apple online store went down for some maintenance, and when it came back up, the white iPhone 4 that the company has been promising since last June had vanished. The device’s SKU was removed from Apple’s database, and images on Apple’s website that previously showed the white device had been changed to show a black one instead. … Read More

Apple Orders 12,000 Terabytes of Storage for iTunes Video Content

According to a recent report from StorageNewsletter.com, Apple has ordered 12,000 terabytes (12 petabyes) of storage from Isilon Systems for hosting video content on the iTunes Store. The deal was said to “probably” make Apple Isulon’s largest customer, and could indicate that plans for a digital locker service to store media and content in the cloud is coming together nicely, … Read More

Suppliers Provided Apple with Around 2.4m iPad 2 Units in March

It’s already well known that Apple’s iPad 2 is a huge hit for the Cupertino company, and a recent report that cites sources in the Apple supply chain has revealed that the company received between 2.4 million and 2.6 million units from suppliers during the month of March alone. It’s not like these devices are sat in a warehouse waiting … Read More

Apple Asks Toyota to Remove Theme & Ads from Cydia

A recent Toyota advertising campaign hit the headlines a couple of days ago, after the car giant released a theme for the iPhone publicizing its Scion car through the jailbreak application Cydia. Toyota’s deal with Cydia was short-lived, however, after a request from Apple saw the theme removed from the ModMyI repository. The theme was available from Cydia since February, … Read More

iPhone 5 To Be Released As Early As June?

The word on the street of late has been the Apple’s next iPhone might not be putting in an appearance this year at all with a release pencilled in for early 2012. New reports coming out of Korea however point to a release as early as the end of June.

Apple Launches New iPad 2 Commercial ‘We Believe’

A new iPad 2 commercial recently launched by Apple entitled ‘We Believe’ focuses on the user experience of the device rather than its technical specifications, which is what makes the device such a success and gives Apple’s tablet a huge advantage over its rivals. Apple’s description of the video on YouTube reads: “Introducing iPad 2. It’s everything we believe technology … Read More

Android The Victor As Smartphone Sales Soar

androids

According to new numbers coming out of ABI Research today, approximately 302 million smart phones shipped last year worldwide, with sales up 71% in 2010 when compared to 2009.

Future iPhones Could Boast 3D According to New Apple Patent

An Apple patent application revealed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week, and first reported by AppleInsider, has confirmed that the Cupertino company is currently experimenting with a 3D camera for the iPhone. The patent is entitled “Systems and Methods for an Imaging System Using Multiple Image Sensors,” and uses dual cameras to capture, process and render 3D … Read More

iPhone 5 Parts Haven’t Even Been Ordered By Apple

The latest rumors surrounding Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone suggest that the device won’t feature at this year’s WWDC ready for a summer 2011 launch, and a report published today by Japanese blog Macotakara.jp seems to back up these claims. Citing sources from the Chinese supply chain, Macotakara.jp says that Apple hasn’t even begun ordering components for the iPhone 5 yet, and … Read More

iOS 5 To Feature Deeper Voice Control Integration [Siri Assistant]

iOS 5 Voice Control

With the iPhone 5 possibly delayed into next year, all the talk these days is of the next makor release of iOS – 5.0. Today’s reports from AppleInsider amongst others raise the possibility Apple is seeking to bring ‘deeply integrated’ voice control to the platform.