Apr 072014

Scotty Loveless, a former Apple Store Genius Bar employee, has posted ‘The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain’.

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining.

I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends. Continue reading »

Apr 012014

A Comedy Central app has been released and it features full episodes for free. The app will add new episodes of some shows the day after they air and will not require a cable subscription. Continue reading »

Apr 012014

Reuters has reported that according to a source, Apple suppliers will begin production of 4.7-inch iPhone as early as May while the 5.5-inch version will be delayed. Continue reading »

Mar 262014

Realmac announced it will update the Clear to-do app with Reminders and the ability to customize sounds in early April. The update will also include two new sound packs that will be available for free to Clear+ customers via in-app purchase. Continue reading »

Mar 262014

For the first time Apple has publicly shared some details of the iPhone’s development. This comes just a few days before next week’s patent infringement trial with Samsung Electronics. Greg Christie, the person in charge of coming up with the iPhone, speaks to the Wall Street Journal in an interview and gives us rare insight at how Apple functioned in 2007 including an interesting conversation he had with then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Continue reading »

Mar 252014

Apple has sold over 500 million iPhones in less than 7 years, reports Forbes.

Apple reached 400 million in iPhone sales in the end of July, 2013. Entering this quarter Apple had sold 472 million iPhones. It is estimated that Apple would have sold its 500 millionth iPhone around March 8th. Continue reading »

Mar 252014

In a research note to investors, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich claims supply chin checks indicate Apple will release only one iPhone model with larger screen later this fall. Milunovich predicts this new iPhone will have a 4.7-inch display instead of the larger inch screen. It may be sold at a higher price tag than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s, which starts at a $199 subsidized price or $649 full retail price for the 16GB model. Continue reading »

Mar 242014

Apple is planning to have iPhone batteries manufactured on automated production lines starting this year, according to a DigiTimes report. This will reduce the company’s manpower demand. It has already automated production lines for its Mac Pro and iMac notes the report:

Apple has already automated its Mac Pro and iMac production lines. Other than materials and final assembly, manpower is not required for the rest of the manufacturing Continue reading »

Mar 212014

Virgin Mobile, a Sprint subsidiary, is offering the iPhone 5s 16G contract free for $385 in Gold (best), Space Gray and White. A 32GB iPhone 5s for $455 while a 64GB iPhone 5s will run you $525. Continue reading »

Mar 202014

China Mobile announced that it sold 1.34M 4G handsets in February and that “most of them” were iPhones. China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua was relatively non-committal on the numbers.

It’s just been getting started for one or two months. So far it’s hard to tell how that will affect our business [...]

We are happy with the progress as we are still building our 4G network and the coverage is only available in some major cities. Continue reading »