Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Apple announces iPhone 5S/5C, stock tanks. What’s going on here?

// September 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Apple stock tanks after iPhone 5S/5C announcementAs late-night talk show hosts had a field day poking fun at Apple’s lackluster iPhone 52 and iPhone 5C announcement and competitors began tweeting jibes about Apple’s superficial presentation, Apple’s stock began a hearty plummet on heavy volume trading immediately following the announcement of their new flagship devices. And […]

Chinese manufacturer cracks Apple’s Lightning controller chips bypassing authentication mechanism

// October 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

iPhone5Mod, a Chinese manufacturer of “cool” iPhone accessories, claims to have successfully tested cracked Apple’s Lightening controller chips that bypass Apple’s authentication mechanism. This would allow third party manufacturers to produce cheaper iPhone replacement cables and possibly get them to market by this year’s holiday season.

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 […]

Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD delayed due to same “death grip” issue that plagued the iPhone

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Vengeance must feel sweet for iPhone 4 owners who suffered through the infamous “death grip” issue. The iPhone 4 suffered a “death grip” problem that resulted in excessive signal drops. It was fixed by applying a “bumper” to the phone’s case (the next iPhone had dual antennas). Now we hear that the upcoming Droid Razr […]

iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users reporting excessive battery drain after upgrade to iOS 6

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The forums are lit up with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S customers reporting excessive battery drain after the upgrade to iOS 6 but the problem does not seem to be occurring across the board.

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. […]

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.

Apple posts detailed iPhone 5 schematic for case makers

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

Apple has posted a PDF schematic of the iPhone 5 for case makers. It’s not a technical schematic of course, but is pretty cool in that it lists all measurements, camera cone angles, and areas of the device that should be given special consideration.