Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Apple vs. Samsung row gets even uglier as Apple drops Samsung as chip supplier and turns to TSMC for SoCs

// October 16th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Apple has been reducing their dependence on Samsung for over a year now as the two battle it out in courts over often frivolous patent disputes. Now a senior Samsung official told the Korea Times that Apple has made it clear that they no longer intend to use Samsung technology in their products. Speculation at […]

Apple honors Steve Jobs on one-year anniversary of his death, with home page video and letter from Tim Cook

// October 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology News

Apple today replaced their home page with a 2 minute video featuring Steve Jobs stills and notable quotes. Below is the obituary that was published by CNET on the day of his death.

Hmmm… Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple with no reason given

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reuters has reported that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Google said in its filing “there are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation”. It has been reported that that the two companies were […]

New comScore figures show Samsung retaining top position with Apple gaining some ground

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The latest comScore figures show Samsung still at the top of the smartphone market share ratings with a 25.7% share of the market although the change from the prior 3-month period was flat. LG remains second with a 19.1% market share and Apple comes in 3rd with 19.1%, an increase of 2.1% from May 2012. […]

WWSJD: What would Steve Jobs do? Well, he sure as hell wouldn’t send his customers to Google

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Oh Tim Cook, you’re killing us. Your apology was heartwarming, touching even, and made me feel your pain. I truly felt anguish for the Apple Maps embarrassment. Then I thought, “What would Steve Jobs do?” Well, he sure as hell wouldn’t have sent his customers over to Bing and Google.

Tim Cook issues letter to iPhone owners apologizing for the Apple Maps fiasco and suggesting alternative mapping solutions

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Tim Cook issued a letter to iPhone owners today apologizing for the Apple Maps fiasco. In the letter (see below) he summarizes the problem and suggests customers try alternatives like Bing, MapQuest, or Google Maps.

Apple dropped Google Maps because of Google’s refusal to meet Apple’s request for turn-by-turn navigation feature

// September 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Rumors are breaking as to the reason Apple pulled Google Maps from iOS 6, even though Apple still had 1 year remaining in its contract with Google. Apparently Apple wanted to include voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, a big selling point for Android based devices for many years, in their new iOS 6 and iPhone 5 products. […]

iPhone 5 A6 chip may perform better than expected due to manual layout – yes, logic blocks laid by hand, not software

// September 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Benchmark tests of the iPhone 5 against powerhouse devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, are showing that the A6 chip is indeed a very capable processor. During a teardown of the chip, it was discovered that the ARM core blocks appear to have been laid out manually – as in, by hand. Laying out […]

iPhone sales at 5 million sold but display shortage may be to blame

// September 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The iPhone 5 quickly sold 5 million devices over the first weekend on sale, about 25% more than the iPhone 4S sold in its first few days. For a device marketed as a “new generation” device rather than a minor upgrade, it likely should have sold much more. However, the device is now sold out. […]

Apple chipmaker Foxconn workers riot at factory

// September 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The Chinese laborers who make the chips for the iPhone, famous for their questionable working conditions, rioted today shouting “no more gruel, no more gruel” as up to 2,000 of the 80,000 employees pelted security guards with unused iPhone NFC chips and beat each other senseless.

The horror – Apple accused of plagiarizing trademarked Swiss clock design

// September 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

In a perfect example of “what goes around comes around”, SBB is upset that Apple used the clock face in their application without permission and noted that they hold the copyright and trademark of the design.

iPhone users be damned – you’ll take Apple Maps and you’ll like it

// September 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Apple’s “form over function” mentality was blatantly evident with their switch from Google’s mapping service to Apple Maps in iOS 6 and Apple users are irate over the change. Apple Maps in beta was horrible but hey, it was a beta. Then iOS 6 rolled out with the final Apple Maps product installed and guess […]

iPhone 5 has world’s most advanced display – huh?

// September 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Did we hear Tim Cook correctly? The iPhone 5 has the “world’s most advanced smartphone display”? Seems as if Mr. Cook forgot about Windows 8-based Nokia Lumia 920.

Sample of iPhone 5 Reviews

// September 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The iPhone goes on sale in two days and the reviews are out – and they are all over the place. Most agree, it’s an improvement over the iPhone 4S, which itself was a good phone. But not everyone feels rushing out to buy one is a good idea.

The end of Apple as know it or how (the) Cook burnt down the castle Jobs built

// September 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

Tim Cook had one job to do and he botched it – and it’s going to change the way we view Apple products. Geeks know that Android devices offer superior technology, but that’s not why Apple fanboys buy Apple products. Steve Jobs got it. Tim Cook doesn’t.

Sheep blow iPhone 5 sales out of the water setting new record for Apple

// September 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Apple announced today that iPhone 5 preorders are shattering records (set by the iPhone 4S. Thus far, Apple has taken over 2 million preorders within the first 24 hours of availability and of course, the demand is outstripping the supply.