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iPad Air 2 May Be Revealed in October by Apple

clock October 4, 2014 13:00 by author Frank Ling

It’s that time of the year again when Apple does its dog and pony show to reveal new refreshes and upgrades of its devices. This time around industry prognosticators (fancy name for people who guess things) say that an October Apple event will unveil a new version of the iPad Air

The question is what will be different about this refresh, and will the upgrade really be necessary for those who have the present-gen version of the iPad Air?

So what can we expect to see and will these latest upgrades be enough to get Apple fans excited and ready to buy? Let’s put it this way, if Apple released tin cans with the Apple logo on them, they would sell out very quickly. With that snide remark out of the way, let’s find out more about the new iPad Air 2. More...

Apple Aimed Originally for an Apple Watch Launch in 2014

clock September 26, 2014 07:06 by author Frank Ling

Two weeks ago all eyes and ears were pointed towards Apple in its long awaited announcement of its iPhone 6. But also highly expected was the reveal of the iWatch, which was rechristened the Apple Watch, due to trademark issues here in the United States.

But what wasn’t expected was the release date for the Apple Watch; most industry watchers predicted it would arrive by the end of 2014. But this didn’t happen and Apple announced the nebulous launch date of “sometime in early 2015.”

But up until the official news conference held for the Apple Watch and iPhone 6, even Apple employees were given the hint that the device would be available this year. So what happened and why did Apple delay the launch of the wearable device? More...

New iOS 8.01 Update for iPhone 6 Will Break It

clock September 24, 2014 15:34 by author Frank Ling

It’s a bit surprising if not downright disappointing that Apple released its iOS 8.01 update today with major bugs, which disables certain functions for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Not since the major snafu with the release of the Apple’s Maps App in 2012, where images and the locations of certain areas were either horribly distorted or mislabeled, has the company experienced such a PR embarrassment, not to mention irate customers.

Shortly after the Maps fumble that year, the executive in charge of software was let go. But apparently whoever replaced him will have to answer to this latest problem. So what happens if you upgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 8.01? More...

The Woz Loves the iPhone 6 and is Dropping Android

clock September 18, 2014 19:19 by author Frank Ling

For a long time Android fans have derided the small, dinky screens on iPhones and pointed to the superiority of their larger displays. Now that the iPhone 6 has been revealed, this chasm of screen sizes has not only narrowed, but has been bridged.

How important is this? For long-time Android fans, this may mean an important paradigm shift where small screen-size is no longer a deterrent in switching to an iPhone. This was unheard of as recently as last year, but with the advent of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this may be an important game changer.

So just how important is it? Steve Wozniak thinks the iPhone 6 is so great that he’s getting rid of all of his Android phones—that’s how important. More...

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Preorders Flood Apple

clock September 12, 2014 18:41 by author Frank Ling

In what many see as the biggest iPhone launch in Apple’s history, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are in very scarce supplies and the Apple website broke down on several occasions due to the mad rush by iPhone fans to get their preorders in today.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, predicted that the two bigger display iPhone 6s will be “the mother of all upgrades” and would entice Android users to jump ship and switch to the iOS platform. Perhaps, but we wouldn’t bet on that Timmy.

The iPhone rush seems to be in full swing and people are pushing on the virtual gates of Apple online stores, and physical Apple Stores to get a chance to get their iPhone 6s by September. More...

Apple Unveils the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch

clock September 9, 2014 15:59 by author Frank Ling

Today, in front of an expectant crowd of reporters, industry watchers, and the Apple faithful, Tim Cook took center stage to announce to the world:

                      “Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.”

Now whether Cook’s statement is fact or hyperbole will soon be proven as the first iPhone 6s start to roll out from Apple Stores across the nation and around the world. But what else is new aside from the larger display screens? We’ll take a look at the specs of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s and see just what makes these iPhones the “biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.”

The long awaited iWatch, now officially dubbed the Apple Watch, raised a few eyebrows because of its styling, and features. And in fact, there isn’t just one Apple Watch, but three different versions to custom suit the needs of users. We’ll find out more about this too. More...

The iWatch Cometh: September 9

clock September 5, 2014 18:51 by author Frank Ling

The iPod, iPhone, and iPad are all successful products that helped established Apple as a technology company that was in business to develop new and exciting consumer products. As the next page turns on Apple’s book, it seems that all eyes will be on the release of its iWatch.

According to news sources we can expect this piece of equipment to come barreling down the road on September 9. But what will it be, what can it do, and will people be interested in buying this new gadget from Apple?

Right now there are more questions than answers, but we’ll try to go over the most important questions and what this may mean to the success, or lack thereof of the iWatch. More...

The Best Time to Sell Your iPhone 5 is Now

clock August 27, 2014 18:38 by author Frank Ling

When you see rumors about the new upcoming iPhone slowing down it can only mean one thing; the imminent launch of the device is near. Faithful iPhone fans are starting to count their pennies and dig into their sofas for loose change to get as much cash together as possible in order to upgrade to the iPhone 6.

Others are taking a more pragmatic route and will simply trade them in for cash towards their next iPhone. But the longer you wait, the more the trade in prices will drop, so to get top dollar, the time is ripe to sell it now.

So just how do you go about it, and what can you expect to get for your used iPhone 5? We’ll take a short tour and show you the ins and outs of how do it and how to pick a buyer. More...

The iWatch May Actually be Named iTime

clock July 30, 2014 19:29 by author Frank Ling

The iPod, iTouch, iPad, and of course, the iPhone are the brand names of Apple’s highly successful products, and the prefix of the “i” precedes each new portable electronics line.

The press has already dubbed the new smartwatch from Apple as the iWatch, for obvious reasons. But it seems strange that the mention of the iWatch, by name from the company that is developing it, rarely if ever refers to it as the iWatch.

Apple is scurrying to lock down the trademark name of iWatch in different countries, but it appears that it has already been taken by other companies. And in the United States, the moniker is owned by a company named, appropriately enough, OMG. More...

Larger iPhone 6 May be Delayed Due to Production Problems

clock July 16, 2014 19:05 by author Frank Ling

With all eyes on the coming launch of the iPhone 6, most news sources believe that the event will encompass a double launch of two versions of Apple’s new smartphones.

The smaller display version is on track for a September reveal, but the larger 5.5-inch display model may be running into production problems, and as a result could be headed for a delayed launch.

Rumors about broken launch times have plagued each new iPhone virtually every year, but as time comes up for the launch date, Apple somehow always meets its deadlines. Will this year signify a late launch for Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6? More...

“Secret” eBay Apple Store Selling Unlocked iPhone 5s Cheap

clock July 11, 2014 06:08 by author Frank Ling

OK, we know. If this eBay store was really a secret, than how do we know about it? That’s a point well taken. But according to sharp-eyed eBay shoppers, a store that mysteriously showed up in May is offering big discounts for refurbished, unlocked iPhone 5s.

The prices are even lower than refurb units found on Apple’s own website and are discounted about $200 less on certain models. The refurb iPhone 5s come in 16,32, and 64GB configurations.

Should you give the “Factory-Certified” store a try? If you’ve been waiting to buy an iPhone 5 at a reasonable price with a one-year factory warranty, and you’re not planning to buy an iPhone 6, then the answer is probably “yes” for you. More...

Apple Announces Lower Prices for the iPod iTouch

clock July 1, 2014 17:28 by author Frank Ling

When the iPod iTouch was first released almost seven years ago people scratched their heads in puzzlement and asked, “What’s it for?” It didn’t have phone capacities but functioned like an iPhone.

Some people thought the device was too expensive and didn’t stand a chance. Why buy an iTouch when you could buy an iPhone?

But as it turned out there were a good number of people who were interested in buying this "media player." But of late, sales of the iTouch have fallen flat, and Apple is trying to jumpstart the device's business. More...

iPhone 5S and 5C prices slashed: Is the iPhone 6 Near?

clock June 27, 2014 11:15 by author Frank Ling

Typically when present generation iPhones start to get their prices reduced by retailers, it usually means one thing—the next gen model is close behind and will be launching soon.

If this bit of Apple wisdom is true, then Walmart will be one of the first retailers that will be doing this. It announced today, Friday, June 27, it will be discounting the 16GB iPhone 5S from $149 to $99.

As for the slow selling candy-colored iPhone 5C, it will drop further in price from its present $49 to a mere $29. These prices will only be available from wireless carriers AT&T and Sprint with a two-year contract. More...

Get Ready for More than One iWatch in the Fall

clock June 25, 2014 20:08 by author Frank Ling

For anyone looking forward to a new gadget from Apple, at the top of the list will be the new iWatch, which is expected to launch sometime in October.

While news of the upcoming device is nothing new, what is new is that there may be more than one iWatch during the launch. Inside sources seem to indicate that the high tech device will come in different screen sizes.

Apple has been long overdue for a real “wow” product and all bets seem to be on the success of the iWatch. If it doesn’t pan out to be something that the public can get excited about, you can almost be certain that Apple stocks, and Tim Cook’s reputation, will go quickly south. More...

Apple iWatch Rumors Start to Heat Up: Part 2

clock June 11, 2014 16:13 by author Frank Ling

In part one of Apple iWatch Rumors Start to Heat Up, we talked about how all the clues and rumors around the Internet were pointing to a release of the iWatch by Apple sometime this year.

The expectation for this device has been around since 2011, but the conditions that are coming together now seem very convincing that the iWatch will finally be a reality for eager tech and Apple fans, and soon.

Now we seem to know the “if and when,” but the question of what the iWatch will do is still the big question. However, there are some pretty good guesses out there and we’ll reveal them here. More...

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