Apple’s Trick to Hobble Unauthorized iPhone Accessories

When a company wants to make an accessory for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch they are encouraged by Apple to enroll in the Apple “MFi” (Made For iPod) Program. Obviously the ‘i’, or ‘iPod’ in MFi now covers a multitude of devices. The thinking behind this scheme is that any product you buy with the MFi logo is of a guaranteed … Read More

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Apple Quietly Launches the iTunes Cloud.. Kind of…

If you are a member of MobileMe you may have noticed that you can now upload mp3 files to your iDisk and play them from there. Apple updated their MobileMe app in early July, and included in the update was a revision to the MobileMe service which adds the ability to “Play audio from your iDisk while using another app”. … Read More

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Fix for JailbreakMe the iOS 4 PDF Font Security Hole (Jailbreak Required)

The recent Mobile Safari based jailbreak exploit takes advantage of a bug in Apple’s PDF font rendering frameworks to have your iPhone 4, iPad or iPod Touch execute a piece of code. Whilst this is very handy if you want to jailbreak your iPhone with jailbreakme, it actually means that any web site can run anything it wants on any … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFix for JailbreakMe the iOS 4 PDF Font Security Hole (Jailbreak Required)

Apple iTunes Cloud Service Roll Out To Be Limited At First

Sources that are speaking to cnet news are giving the impression that Apple’s cloud music service, which is supposed to be a marriage of Lala and iTunes, is not any where near ready. And that when it does roll out it may be limited in scope, and more movie centric than music centric. It is very clear that Apple is closely … Read More

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Apple’s iPhone 4 Gets Glowing Review From Australian Publication

iPhone 4 Canada

The iPhone 4 “antennagate” issue might have been exaggerated by the media according to Steve Jobs, during the press conference the data provided by Apple suggested that very few customers were experiencing any reception or antenna issues. When you hold the iPhone 4 in a way which grips the antenna then you might lose signal strength but many users have certainly reported lesser call drops … Read More

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Apple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running

motorola vs apple cellphone shipments

For the second quarter in a row Motorola reported shipping less mobile phones than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). To give you an idea of how the smart phone industry has been turned on its head since the arrival of Apple, Silicon Alley Insider have produced some great statistics. In Q2 2007, for instance — the quarter when Apple first started selling the iPhone … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running

Sprint Making a 3G Capable “Peel” Case for the iPod Touch?

iPod touch Peel Sprint

Sprint appears to have submitted design information to the FCC on what certain sites are reporting as the iPod Touch “Peel”, or Sprint “Peel”. The idea is apparently to have a 3G capable cover piggy back on handheld devices, such as the iPod Touch, and enable you to use it as.. well… an iPhone. Some theorise that the name “Peel” … Read More

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Apple Investigating iPhone 3G slow performance after iOS 4 Upgrade

iPhone 3G users have been complaining about slow performance after upgrading to Apple’s iOS 4. The second gen iPhone reportedly becomes slow and the battery drains faster than before after the upgrade. WSJ today published a news story where they reported that an Apple spokeswoman confirmed that they are aware of these issues: Apple is investigating reports that the latest iPhone … Read More

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Apple (AAPL) and Publishers Disagree over iPad Subscriptions

Time Inc. attempted to submit a subscription version of their iPad “Sports Illustrated” app to Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store last week. Only to have it rejected by Apple. Who, for some reason, find the idea of digital magazine subscriptions unattractive to their current business model. Time’s reason for attempting this strategy is apparently because customers are unhappy with the $4.99 price … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) and Publishers Disagree over iPad Subscriptions

White iPhone 4 Delayed Due to Light Leakage?

iPhone 4 White Photo Gallery

Apple recently issued a press release where they announced that White color models of the new iPhone 4 have “proven more challenging to manufacture than expected” The media has been trying to figure out the cause behind the delay and last week Engadget reported that according to Chinese newspaper 21st Century Business Herald, the manufacturing process is experiencing issues with … Read More

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White iPhone 4 Delayed Again

Apple are still struggling with the manufacture of the White iPhone 4. They issued this statement today. White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected. … Read More

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iPhone 4 Free Bumper Cases Will Cost Apple $175M

Apple’s “generous” move to fix the iPhone 4 antennae issue will cost the company $175 million dollars the company announced during their earnings conference call yesterday. Apple will expense the cost of the cases as deferred revenue in their 4th quarter balance sheet. What is not clear is how Apple arrived at this figure. Assuming that Apple will sell approximately … Read More

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WWDC Style iTunes App Store Sales Screen Saver

If you remember, around WWDC time we were all blown away by an Apple creation that was almost a piece of modern art. Especially if you were someone experiencing decent App Sales on a daily basis! In the lobby of the developer conference they setup a bank of monitors showing live iPhone App Sales cascading down them in real time. … Read More

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iPhone 4 and iPad Demand Continue to Rise

Apple are in an enviable position for any company. They have cemented their place at the top of the tech industry with another set of stellar financial results, announced yesterday. And they simply can’t produce enough units of their two most popular devices to keep up with consumer demand. In effect they themselves are the only obstacle they have to … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 and iPad Demand Continue to Rise

Apple (AAPL) Posts Stellar Q3 Earnings – As Expected!

No surprises from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) yesterday. But the Q3 results were impressive nonetheless. Analysts predicted Apple (AAPL) would earn $3.00 per share this quarter, and generate revenues of around $15 Billion. What Apple actually achieved was $3.51 per share, revenue of $15.7 Billion, and a net profit of $3.25 Billion. Overall an increase of around 50% over last years figures … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Posts Stellar Q3 Earnings – As Expected!