DigiTimes says Apple is in the process of finalizing its supply chain plans for this year’s iPhone launch, and longtime Apple partner Foxconn is set to handle the lion’s share of iPhone assembly orders for the new, larger “iPhone 6.”
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note in which he predicts Apple will include Touch ID in all new iOS devices in 2014. This will include new iPhone models, and new versions of the full-size iPad and the iPad mini.
A growing number of Australian iOS and Mac users have found their devices have been remotely locked and are being held for ransom. Hackers have locked the devices remotely via iCloud, and the compromised devices are displaying a warning message offering to unlock the device if a ransom is paid.
Watch, as modern kids , who are used to “turn-on-and-go” computers and mobile devices, react to 1970s technology in the form of an Apple II.
Apple reportedly plans to make a big announcement at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference concerning the connected “smart home” market. They are expected to introduce new ways for the iPhone, iPad and yes, even the Apple TV to control lights, security systems and other household appliances.
Two new video ads for Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad television campaign have been released. The ads feature Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish conductor who composes music with the iPad Air, and travel blogger Chérie King, who uses the iPad and its various apps to map her travels and to translate foreign languages on the fly.
French site MacBidouille has reported that Apple is developing ARM processor-based Macs. The site’s “reliable source” says Apple has prototypes of several ARM-based machines, including an iMac, Mac mini, and 13″ Notebook with four to eight 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors.
It appears that someone at Apple was so excited about the three-day Memorial Day weekend that they forgot to update at least one company server’s SSL certificate, as several Mac App Store users have reported that they receive an error message when attempting to update apps they’ve bought from the Mac App Store.
Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronic still hasn’t officially been announced, and a new Billboard report offers a few possibilities as to what may be holding up the deal.
Our friends over at Boinx Software recently received a new Mac Pro, direct from Apple. Well, kinda direct. It did a bit of interesting traveling around before getting to the Boinx Labs…
Apple recently introduced an 8GB version of its colorful iPhone 5c to a number of markets around the globe. Apple is now offering the 8GB device in India.
Samsung has once more revisited the possibility of using sapphire glass in their devices, likely due to reports of Apple’s plans to use the super-hard material in its upcoming products. Both Samsung and fellow South Korean firm LG are reported to be once again looking at sapphire for use in their devices.
Apple has updated its iAd Producer tool to version 4.2. The update brings support for creating full-screen banner ads for the iPhone, the ability to upload Producer projects to iAd Workbench, and the ever popular bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you’re planning on buying something for Dad for Father’s Day via the online Apple Store, do it before May 29th. Up til then, Apple will ship all purchases for free. That’s on everything, not the usual $50 and up for a promotion like this.
A new report says that while the Apple acquisition of Beats Technology has come close to falling apart multiple times, the deal is still “70% certain” to go through. The report also goes on to say that the deal is a talent grab, not a technology grab.
Apple is driving 4G adoption on China Mobile’s network, as almost half of the 2.8 million 4G users on the world’s largest wireless carrier are iPhone users.