Following our report earlier today detailing what seemed to be a partly assembled next-gen iPhone, a new report from MacTrast provides additional information, and seems to confirm that the parts are from an iPhone 4S.
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It’s clear that both the iPhone and iPad have grabbed the gaming industry by the horns, as new market research from Interpret reveals that iPad gamers in the United States now number over eight million, with over 71% of U.S. iPad owners using the tablet for gaming.
Those of you that remain huge fans of Rovio’s Angry Birds but already have every plush toy & t-shirt available might be excited to note that you can now purchase an Angry Birds costume, turning yourself into a life-sized bird or green pig!
Now that early bird customers have already begun receiving their Thunderbolt Displays, the Apple Online Store now shows a shipping time for the product of just 3-5 days. down from the prior estimated 2-3 week delivery.
Apple has just launched new Apple Online Stores for four new countries today, namely the Czech Republic,Hungary, Poland, and the United Arab Emirates. The new online stores are being promoted on the main Apple pages for the respective countries.
Apple’s stock opened at over $410 this morning, up more than 2% over the weekend, and having increased more than 7% since Steve Jobs’ resignation. Apple’s market cap has also now reached $380 billion, $25 billion ahead of Exxon Mobil, firmly placing Apple as the world’s most valuable company.
JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz claims that Apple will release an “iPhone 4 Plus” targeted at Chinese consumers in addition to the iPhone 5.
Samsung is apparently already planning a series of patent lawsuits over the iPhone 5, according to The Korea Times, despite the fact that Apple has not even officially announced the next-gen device yet.
A listing for a white “iPhone 4s” has appeared within an internal AT&T system. Many expect Apple to release a second, cheaper iPhone model alongside the iPhone 4, possible targeted at pre-paid customers.
A new posting on the Apple Developer Boards suggests that Apple will be completely resetting iCloud backup data on Thursday, September 22nd ahead of a possible release of the iOS 5 Gold Master on September 23rd.
Supposed images surfacing on Chinese microblogging site Weibo have surfaces showing an alleged partially-assembled logic board for a next-gen iPhone. The photos show an A5 processor, and a battery similar to the iPhone 4, all connected to what appears to be a white front panel.
In this Mac tip I show you how to regain access to your hard drive directly from your desktop.
Facebook Messenger has finally arrived outside of the US. The app is now available to download in the UK and in Ireland.
In this Mac tip I show you how to reactivate the right click on your Magic Mouse after you have clean installed Mac OS X Lion. This is also a handy tip for anyone who has purchased a new Mac.
In this Mac tip I show you how to turn off the new restore windows feature that was released with the Mac OS X Lion operating system.
Google finished out the week by issuing the final release of Chrome 14, finally bringing full support for Mac OS X Lion, including Lion’s animations, full-screen app mode and invisible scroll bars. The release also fixes bugs and addresses crashing issues in previous versions.