Sunday, September 30, 2012
It looks like some users are having problems with their Verizon iPhone 5 using cellular data when the phone is connected to wifi networks. That's not good! No one wants to be wrongfully charged. Apple released an update to correct the issue with the Verizon iPhone 5. If you read through the comments of the article, some people wonder if the AT&T iPhone 5 has the same issue. More details are below.
Verizon iPhone 5 Update
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
With the problems Apple has been having with their venture into the map world in iOS 6, Apple has added a map alternatives section to the App Store. From what I've read, the map feature in iOS 6 has had a lot of complaints from customers. I haven't used the feature yet so I am impartial. Have you experienced any problems with Apple's map feature? Let me know in the comments section.
IOS 6 Map Alternative
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Today, there are 2 articles for your review. First, Apple could be looking into flexible display designs for the future. This is based on patents that were filed. Second, there is an article that shows how much it costs to charge the iPhone 5 for a year. How much do you think it costs? Read the article and see if you're correct.
iPhone 5 Charging Costs
iPhone 5 Charging Costs
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Rumor has it Apple is exploring carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is low weight but high strength. People use it on tuned cars a lot to cut weight. Most of Apple's devices aren't really bulky now so I'm curious what they are looking at with carbon fiber.
Apple Exploring Carbon Fiber
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Foxconn reopened its facility after the riot. The production lines are operating normally. Check out the picture in the article. The riot isn't funny but in past photos, they spoke about cars being flipped over. This picture is of a cart! I'm sure it was serious but that just looked a little humorous to me. What do you think?
Foxconn Reopens Facility
The iPhone 5 is available now. You just have to get your hands on one. Apple is rolling out a new program to assist. You can order your iPhone 5 online and pick it up in the store. Do you think this is a good idea? Would you purchase using this plan? Have you contributed to iPhone 5 sales or do you plan to purchase one?
Order online, pick up in store
Monday, September 24, 2012
Orange you glad I didn't say iPhone 5?
Seriously, there has been a lot of news on the iPhone 5 recently. It's nice to provide news about another device. That device is the AppleTV. Apple pushed out a new update for the device. Read below for the complete details.
Ok, there is a bit of iPhone 5 related news today. First, Apple announced iPhone 5 sales of over 5 million for its opening weekend. That's a good number (larger than iPhone 4S sales) but not quite what analysts expected. Some analysts have chimed in about why they think Apple didn't sell more.
Some users have said they are having issues with WiFi on the new devices. They are reporting slow connectivity.
Lastly, there was a riot at a Foxconn Plant and has caused the plant to shutdown. Check out the article below to see the impact on iPhone 5 production.
iPhone 5 Sales
Riot at Foxconn Plant
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Well, it looks like the iPhone 5 can be jailbroken. I don't think it's available to the public yet but there is a proof of concept. More details below.
iPhone 5 Jailbroken
iPhone 5 Jailbroke 2
There is a video that says the Verizon iPhone 5 comes unlocked. The video shows that it not only works on Verizon's CDMA network but also on AT&T's GSM network. You won't get AT&T's version of LTE but you will get a decent speed. I guess that brings up the question of where this video took place. There is no way to confirm what coverage the user had since AT&T's LTE has limited coverage. Anyway, this makes me consider the Verizon iPhone but I'm still not sure yet. I'll wait for a bit more info.
Verizon iPhone 5 Unlocked
Some people that preordered the iPhone 5 are getting unexpected news. It looks like some iPhones will be arriving earlier than expected. The details are below.
iPhone 5 Ahead of Schedule
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The iPhone 5 is already being sold in some Apple Retail stores due to different timezones. It seems like the demand remains high for Apple's new mobile device. Feel free to check out the articles below that go into more detail and one article even has a teardown of the new device.
iPhone 5 in Stores
iPhone 5 Teardown
This is an important article because it notes that the iPhone 4S is one of the most secure mobile device. Even with that being said, it 3 weeks for it to be hacked. Read on for all the details. It doesn't mean we are at any more risk than normal. It just shows that anything can be hacked given enough time and resources.
iPhone 4S Hacked for Sport
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
First, there is already an unboxing of the iPhone 5. Also, reviews are in! Shipping estimates have slipped again to 3-4 weeks. Check out the articles for all the details.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The momentum behind iPhone 5 sales is great. Apple reported they sold 2 million iPhones in the first 24 hours of preorders. With that number, analysts are predicting about 8 million iPhones sold during launch weekend.
First Day Preorders
First Weekend Sales Prediction
It looks like the iPhone 5 is selling like crazy! AT&T says the iPhone 5 is the fastest selling iPhone they've offered and the iPhone is setting new sales records. That's just at AT&T. There's still the other carriers and Apple. Sounds like good news for iPhone buyers and Apple shareholders.
iPhone 5 Sales
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Apple said the preorders have been incredible for the iPhone 5. It only took hours for the initial shipment to sell out. There is a lot of excitement for the iPhone 5. More details below.
iPhone 5 Preorders
Friday, September 14, 2012
The iPhone 5 is now available for preorder! You can preorder from Apple or from one of the carriers. Along with that, shipping estimates are showing 2 weeks in the Apple Store. Does that mean the iPhone is just selling that quickly? We will probably find out how iPhone 5 sales did after the weekend. My only disappointment is that I haven't seen where you can purchase an unlocked version of the iPhone 5. That may come later. If you're frugal, you may want to crunch the numbers. It may be cheaper in the long run to pay in advance. Just an idea. Either way, I hope you enjoy your iPhone 5 when you get one.
iPhone 5 Preorder
iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
If you didn't hear, Apple announced the iPhone 5 today! Unfortunately, the rumor sites are very thorough and there were few, if any, surprises. Still, looking at the hardware and software aspects, this is a great device. I can't wait to get one. Here is a little roundup of the news on it.
iPhone 5 With 4" Display
Hands On Impressions
Apple Media event is currently going on. So far, Apple has introduced the new iPhone and talked about IOS 6. This is what we've been waiting for. The connector is smaller and the screen is larger. It seems like the rumors have been correct so far. It's thinner and has a longer battery life. Read below for all the details.
Apple Media Event
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
In the world of iPhone, YouTube was normally included in the IOS but that has now changed. It won't be included in IOS 6. In preparation for that, there is a new standalone app that was recently released. This review takes a look at the new app and what it offers. I skimmed it briefly but the search feature looks promising. Take a look.
YouTube App Review
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
In normal fashion, Apple has begun setting the stage for its upcoming media event. Yes, the same one that we expect to see the unveiling of the new iPhone. Based on the rumors, they will have other gadgets to unveil but the majority of us are waiting for the iPhone.
iPhone Event Set Up
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Could Apple be working on a Pandora like music service? That is the topic of this rumor. Honestly, I'm a little excited about the possibility. I enjoy Pandora and I think Apple needs to rethink music delivery. I think iTunes works...for the most part, but Pandora has created a new way for us to enjoy music. I'm more into streaming media (music or video) as long as the internet provider can support it. I hate when streaming has interruptions for buffering. It can ruin a song or video. Feel free to chime in.
Apple Looking At Pandora?
For a while, we have heard rumors of Apple's television plans...either strengthening the AppleTV or creating an Apple TV set. The problem that always seems to surface is content. How does Apple acquire more content? Are content owners willing to part with so much control over their content? Once again, it seems negotiations have halted. Honestly, I think I would be content with HULU+, the ability to play my own content, browser capability, and an Apple subscription service that would give me unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows...plus Siri. With that being said, they would need access to the shows I watch. I'm not sure if Apple and Hulu do. Maybe I'm asking for a lot. Your thoughts?
Apple Television Plans Stall
The latest rumor is that Apple may drop the iPhone 3GS and add the iPhone 4S with 8 GB storage capacity. With this, it's possible that the iPhone 4 could move into the "free with contract" category. Wow! That's shocking! I purchased my iPhone 4 without a contract years ago and I remember how much it cost. Now it could potentially be free with a contract.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The latest story is that Apple will be the only supplier of the new dock connector...at least initially. Change is always difficult and Apple has to get a large group to accept the new connector. Fortunately, this isn't a large change in my opinion. More details and pricing are in the article.
Apple New Dock Connector
Apple New Dock Connector
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Stuttgart Apple Store