Kodak Digital Camera Patent Suit Against Apple Inc. (AAPL) Collapses

Eastman Kodak, one of the grandaddies of photography, has lost key parts of its case against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other mobile device manufacturers where it claimed that their use of an image preview feature in the included digital camera functionality of those devices infringed its own patents. Judge Paul Luckern the overseeing judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) … Read More

Details Regarding Apple’s New A5 Chip for Upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 2 Emerge

If you haven’t already heard, it seems Apple are working hard on a new custom processor for its upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 2 devices. The A4 successor is rumored to be dual-core with faster graphics, capable of supporting a higher resolution on the company’s successful tablet device, and potentially 1080p HD support for iOS devices. The current A4 chip, … Read More

Best Buy Lists and Then Removes 3 New Apple iPad SKUs

Apple 3 New iPad SKUs

A number of Apple blogs recently  reported that US chain Best Buy’s web store listed three new Apple iPad SKUS for a short while with all 3 being currently unreleased hardware. The erroneous entries were all lists as “APPLE COMPUTER INC. – APPLE IPAD SKU WIFI” with two priced $599 and the other weighing in at $699. No other details … Read More

iOS 4.3 SDK files point to camera in Apple’s iPad 2

ipad4 take picture

People have been debating the possibility, or PROBABILITY of a camera being part of the eagerly awaited iPad 2 ever since the first tablet was announced. Now, thanks to iOS 4.3’s 1st beta release, might know for sure. After flicking through the iOS SDK and using files found inside it, 9to5Mac’s tipster, Sonny D has managed to piece together screenshot … Read More

Apple’s (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs CEO of the Decade for the Second time

CEO of The Decade Steve Jobs

Last year Fortune declared co-founder of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Steve Jobs the CEO of the Decade. And this year MarketWatch have awarded him that same accolade. Here’s a brief overview of Steve’s career, in very broad terms, from Fortune last year : How’s this for a gripping corporate story line: Youthful founder gets booted from his company in the 1980s, returns … Read More

Is the Apple iPhone The Number One Smartphone in the US?

Some seemingly conflicting information out of two different surveys from this week perhaps give us a clue to the real answer to the title of this news piece. Nielsen have published a survey which shows that Apple’s iPhone has just managed to poke its nose ahead of RIM’s US OS market share. Apple has 27.9%, and RIM has 27.4%, whilst Android … Read More

Apple Planning iOS 4.3 Release Before Christmas?

It’s fairly widely known by now that Apple is planning a December event at which it is expected to launch subscription payment packages for newspapers and magazines. This is all bundled up in a deal between News Corp. (Rupert Murdoch’s media empire) and Apple, and the launch of what is supposed to be a groundbreaking “Daily” e-paper for the iPad. … Read More

AirPrint to be Crippled in iOS 4.2?

One of the coolest and most touted features of AirPrint was the ability to use shared printers on your network to print to from any iOS device. I was actually as excited about that as I was about AirPlay, and even rushed to add the AirPrint feature to apps I am working on. But according to a rumour circulating today, … Read More

iOS 4.2 Improves Apple iPhone 3G Performance?

Hands-on tests of the iPhone 3G with the golden master of Apple’s iOS 4.2 software installed have indicated that performance on the second-generation device is much improved. The iOS 4.2 software which is due for release later this month was tested in the video below and seems to be an improvement upon previous firmwares while web browsing in Safari, using … Read More

Apple Buys Manufacturer of iOS Compatible Bluetooth Headphones

iOS Bluetooth Engineer Apple

Wi-Gear are fairly well know among iOS audiophiles for making some really nice Bluetooth headphones for iPhone and iPods, called iMuffs. According to sources who feed 9To5 Mac tidbits Apple actually snapped up Wi-Gear a couple of months ago for an “undisclosed sum”. Wi-Gear’s website today announces that the company is no longer trading. LinkedIn profiles for some Wi-Gear staff … Read More

Apple Suspends iPhone 4 Slider Case Sales

It’s a day of exclusive’s today. First we had 9To5 Mac’s info on Apple’s future plans for Bluetooth headphones. And now Cult of Mac is reporting “exclusively” that Apple has suspended sales of iPhone 4 slider cases. Apparently all of Apple’s Stores have suspended these items from sale amid fears that trapped dirt that gets into the cases during every … Read More

Commercial for iPad 2 Shot by David Sims in New York?

According to a source for 9to5 Mac, British photographer David Sims was at New York’s Pier 59 last month filming a commercial for Apple’s updated second generation iPad. Although there aren’t too many details on what the shoot involved, the iPads used were the same models you’d find in the Apple Store today, and it’s believed these will be swapped … Read More

Apple Issues Advisory for iOS DayLight Saving Bug

We reported last week on the continued spread of the dreaded iOS DayLight Saving bug through various territories, starting in Australia initially, before spreading to Europe. If you don’t know already, all the bug does is make certain repeated alarms on your iPhone (or iPod Touch) occur an hour early or an hour late. Resulting in you either being early … Read More