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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...



Apple Reveals New iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads

clock June 3, 2014 14:13 by author Frank Ling

 


The WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) started yesterday in San Francisco and the week-long event kicked off with Apple giving a two-hour presentation on various new products it will be releasing this year.

Many in the press and were anticipating more news about the highly anticipated iWatch and iPhone 6, but instead were given the chance see two new operating systems for Apple devices.

iOS 8, for Apple mobile devices and Mac OS X (Yosemite) for desktops and laptops, promise to enhance and improve the user’s experience. What are the new changes and will they be an important factor in selling more Apple hardware? More...



Apple Sings Same Old iTune: We have exciting stuff coming

clock May 29, 2014 21:10 by author Frank Ling

After Tim Cook took over the reigns as CEO of Apple, he has been fond of giving sound bites about exciting new stuff coming from his company. Nervous investors and industry watchers have been waiting for this to happen.

As if adding fuel to the “me too” fire, Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, chimed in with his two cents and also said new, exciting stuff was on the way this year.

While this big talk is probably stoked from the anticipation of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where many people think Apple will make some interesting announcements, the depth of Cue’s statement left some wondering what he meant. More...



Launch Date For iPhone 6 May Have Leaked From Germany

clock May 27, 2014 15:12 by author Frank Ling

When it comes to leaks for the Apple iPhone, most of these come from overseas. But what’s different about this one is that it doesn’t come from the customary sources found in Taiwan and China, but from Germany.

Apple’s apparent timetable for the release of its iPhone 6 seems to have been uncovered there and the evidence for this is pretty compelling.

But what does a launch date in Germany have to do with the United States and the rest of the world for eager iPhone fans? As we’ll see, it is very important, although in a roundabout way. More...



Apple iWatch Rumors Start to Heat Up: Part 1

clock May 20, 2014 20:18 by author Frank Ling


The iWatch rumor has been a long running one. Some say the device was talked about as far back as 2011. It is now 2014, but no iWatch has been introduced yet. But this may all change if recent buzz is to be believed.

The market seems ready for the next new “It” gadget and if the talking heads are correct, the emergence of the smartwatch may be the next new wave of electronics to grab the headlines.

So what rumors are revolving around the iWatch and are these any closer to predicting when this new Apple product will show up? More...



iPhone 6 May Be Released One Month Earlier for the 4.7-Inch Model

clock May 12, 2014 18:05 by author Frank Ling

 Photo : Youtube/ConceptsiPhone

If you’re getting anxious about latching onto a brand new iPhone 6, according to recent rumors your wait may have been cut short by at least a month, which means an August launch instead of the traditional September reveal of new iPhone stuff from Apple.

The Rumor

As with all juicy rumors about iPhone launches throughout the years, this one comes from across the sea from Chinese component suppliers and blogs.

According to the most recent reports the iPhone 6, 4.7-inch version, will be released in August instead of a month later.

Buy why is Apple doing this? More...



Apple may increase price of the iPhone 6 by $100

clock April 29, 2014 15:39 by author Frank Ling

Every year a new iPhone model is released and every year the price is a comfy $199. Of course the phone costs more, but wireless carriers sign you onto a 2-year contract that actually has you paying back the full price (around $600) over this time.

But if rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 are true, the deal offered by wireless carriers for the new device may have a hike from the traditional $199 entry level price to $299.

Why are these rumors circulating and if they are true, how will this affect sales for the iPhone 6? Read on and find out more about this possible price increase. More...



Smartwatches: The Next “It” Product in Electronics

clock April 26, 2014 16:49 by author Frank Ling

It may be surprising to a lot of people that the first smartwatches were produced over 25 years ago with the introduction of the RC-20 “Wrist Terminal” by Seiko Watch Company.

The RC-20, amazingly had touch screen capabilities and could connect with a computer. But compared to the smartwatches of today, the power of early model smartwatches were primitive in comparison.

What are the top smartwatches sold today, and could they be the next big wave of popular consumer electronics devices? More...



Leaked iPhone 6 photos show iOS 8 and larger case design

clock April 17, 2014 14:10 by author Frank Ling

Spring is here and the annual rite of iPhone rumors is upon us again, and along with these rumors are the perfunctory leaked photos of what the new models look like.

Tech factories, located in China, assemble iPhones and are always a rich source for new info and buzz about upcoming models.

We’ll take a quick peek at some of latest rumors and make an assessment of how on the mark they are. More...



30th year anniversary of Macintosh reveals lost Steve Jobs interview

clock January 31, 2014 12:38 by author Frank Ling

Last week the Macintosh celebrated its 30th year anniversary. The Mac was revolutionary for its time because up till then, computers were operated by typed-in commands such as C> DIR /P and other cryptic phrases on IBM machines. There were no graphics on the displays to navigate, and computer users only saw green glowing letters against a black background.

When the first Macintosh computer arrived on the scene on January 1984, it featured an interface where anyone could just use the mouse to point and click on icons on the screen. This was called a GUI or graphical user interface. Everything was graphical and you no longer had to type in strange commands and computer jargon.

Today, all computers work with the graphical user interface system that was first released publically by Apple and its Macintosh computer.  This is taken for granted now, but the Macintosh way of computing changed the computer industry forever.

30 years ago, Steven Levy, a freelance journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Steve Jobs about his soon to be launched Macintosh computer. Most of the transcript was never printed until now.

Levy has released the transcripts, and here is a sampling of what Jobs said. More...



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