Apple’s neutral policy on device theft is once again under scrutiny after the company replaced a stolen iPhone for a thief, even after the customer had his device flagged as stolen and blocked on his carrier’s mobile network.
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Following a report from earlier today that Apple is planning a media-related late-January event, TechCrunch reports that they have also heard about a late January event, and reports that it will be about iBook and publishing.
Apple was the number one recommended stock by Ticonderoga Securities in 2011. Now, at the beginning of 2012, it holds the same title once again.
Although there have been prior rumors suggesting a lower-cost iPad, a new report from Digitimes adds more fuel to the fire, suggesting the introduction of a new $299 low-end iPad model alongside the iPad 3.
Apple is planning a significant media-related event in New York in late January. The event will not host many people, and is not expected to cover the iPad or an Apple HDTV, although iBooks and iAds are rumored to be the main topics.
No joy for Research in Motion and its miserable PlayBook tablet. Even though the device was discounted heavily during the holidays, RIM continues to struggle under the weight of its unsold PlayBook inventory.
The new MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic could be making its way to the Mac in the near future after developer Bioware hinted at the transition, claiming that it would be “important” and that the Mac represents “a large audience.”
Shortly before Christmas, shipping estimates for the 12-core Mac Pro increased to 1-3 weeks. That model does tend to occasionally see extra lead time, but the shipping delays have notably been applied to almost any custom Mac Pro order.
Fortune editor Adam Lashinsky’s book ‘Inside Apple’ will be released on January 25th. Lashinsky has spent the last few years looking deep inside Apple, so this new book should be a fascinating read.
Apple will celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a one day shopping event on January 6th, 9to5mac reports. It will take place in China/Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Chances are that if you’re a smoker, giving up smoking is right up there as a resolution priority. An app that wants to see you succeed in giving the cigarettes the boot is Kickit. Kickit is an iPhone app that provides a monetary evaluation of how much money you’ve saved by not paying for cigarettes.
Apple has done a fine job of disrupting quite a few industries over the years. The PC, the tablet, music, and smartphones are just a few industries on the list.
Three months after his death, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has been immortalized as a 12″ action figure. The figure, which appears to be fully articulated, will be available in February.
Apple’s iPhone outsold Android devices 7.8:1 at AT&T corporate retail stores during the month of December, The Apple device accounted for 66% of all device sales in the period.
In this Mac tip I take a look at inverting your display in order to assist with anyone suffering visual difficulties. Plus it’s a good prank to play.
The iPad has seen some bizarre uses since it was launched, but this is undoubtedly the cutest. Animals can now play with iPads. Lizards, cats, dogs, frogs, and monkeys have all been seen playing games on the device, AllThingsD reports.