An analyst says a switch to in-cell touch panel technology from the current glass-on-glass setup could shrink the thickness of the 2012 Apple iPhone by 0.44mm. This would help the company break the 8mm mark with its next handset allowing them to stay competitive with thin designs from rivals.
Articles by Chris Hauk
Week 12 and we’re still here. This column has already lasted longer than 70% of my relationships. But, much like most of my ex-girlfriends, Siri always has to get the last word in.
We’ve all seen articles claiming the iPad will drop below 50% market share as early as next year. But Ben Bajarin, writing for Tech.pinions, examines a few flaws he says he sees in how Apple’s competitors think when they’re trying to compete with the iPad.
There hasn’t been a lot of news coming out of the iPad trademark dispute between Apple and Proview the last few weeks, but we now hear reports that the two companies are sitting down for settlement talks, hoping to resolve the issue.
Reports from Taiwan say Apple is planning to use new “in-cell” display technology from Japanese manufacturers in the next iPhone. This would benefit Sony, Sharp, and Toshiba, who currently lead the industry in the technology.
One month after the iPhone debuted, Read It Later started a service that allowed you to mark content so you could read it later. Now, more than 4.5 million users later, Read it Later begins a new life as “Pocket”. And it’s FREE!
Apple has filed a patent application to seek ownership of the design of the huge glass cylinder that acts as the entrance to its Shanghai, China Apple Store location. The store features a glass cylinder that is 12 meters (39 feet, 4.44 inches) tall.
Samsung, filing a counter-suit against Apple in a California court, accuses the iPhone maker of violating eight patents, as the ever escalating fight between the two tech giants continues to thrive.
Microsoft and Intel are both said to be working closely with PC manufacturers in hopes of shoving Apple’s iPad down to less than 50% of the global market share by 2013.
Apple has responded to Greenpeace’s just-published “How Clean is Your Cloud” report. Apple says that renewable energy will provide 50 percent more of its Maiden, N.C. data center’s power needs than the environment group projected.
Protestors from the environmental group Greenpeace staged an hour long demonstration atop Apple’s European headquarters in Cork, Ireland on Wednesday. They were protesting the use of coal-powered electricity to power the iCloud service.
Back in 1989, Jordan Mechner, a Yale University graduate and video game designer, developed his first title for Brøderbund. The title might not mean much to younger Apple fans, but for the older Apple demographic it’ll bring back fond memories.
FoxTrot creator, cartoonist Bill Amend, has packaged his popular comic strip for the iPad, using Apple’s free iBooks Author publishing tool.
A report from Greenpeace says Apple lags behind other technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, when it comes to utilizing environmentally friendly power for its cloud-based services.
Recent rumors have suggested that Apple may be preparing to release a game console alongside the fabled Apple HDTV. We discuss why that’s unlikely to happen.
The Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, which is scheduled to begin filming next month, now has a working title. “Jobs: Get Inspired” will cover the late Apple CEO’s life during the period from 1971 to 2000. Mark Hulme will produce.