If you missed it last week, Apple updated their iPod touch line to include a new version of the 16GB entry-level model. It now includes a rear camera and color choices, bringing the specs in line with the 32Gb and 64GB versions. Despite its premium pricing of $229, he previous low-end model was severely knee-capped when it was first introduced, with no choice of colors and no rear camera. Prices have also been adjusted to a more reasonable $50 difference between each model. Value increases as you move up the line, with the most expensive 64GB iPod touch offering the […]
Strange as this might sound, but people do leave the iPhone for other phones, namely those running Google’s Android operating system. Peruse our forums and for the longest time, complaints have been about the smallish display of the iPhone. When Apple bumped the size from 3.5-inches to 4.0-inches, devices from HTC and Samsung were pushing out phones with 4.7-inch displays. The display size creep continued with behemoths like the Note, which effectively created a new Phablet category. If you wanted a phone with a larger display, there were no shortage of offerings from 4.3-inches and upward. Apple to date, has […]
At yesterday’s Code/Conference, Apple made their acquisition of Beats Electronics official, with the deal closing sometime later this year. It made for an entertaining afternoon with interviews of CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue who heads up Internet Software and Services for Apple and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Cook took the stage first, joined later by Iovine who will be a full-time employee with Dre. Iovine later joined Eddy Cue. The trio offered some interesting insight regarding the purchase, Apple’s product pipeline and the current state of TV.
Adrienne Moore has filed class action lawsuit filed in San Jose, CA claiming Apple’s iMessage interfered with the delivery of text messages. Moore had switched from an iPhone to a Samsung phone running Android. The complaint claims that people who transition from Apple iOS devices are “penalized and unable to obtain the full benefits of their wireless-service contracts.”
The dust from yesterday’s rumored acquisition hasn’t settled, but it’s already set off a bit of a firestorm on Twitter and elsewhere. Apple buying a company, by itself, isn’t big news. Over the past year, they’ve acquired 18 companies. This one is different. For one, if it is for $3.2 billion, it will represent the biggest acquisition to date for Apple. While 3D mapping companies aren’t sexy, Beats is just that. It’s co-founders, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, are magnetic personalities that are well known in the music industry. The two launched Beats Music, a competitor to Spotify and Rdio […]
The iPhone 6 is coming. That we know and based on various sources, it will be available in two sizes, both drastically bigger than either the 3.5-inch or 4.0-inch displays found on existing iPhones. According to Apple’s own internal slides, big phones are driving sales. When you add up the persistant rumors and Apple’s own data, it seems to be a fair conclusion that this fall will represent the birth of the big iPhone. Big changes often results in big upgrade cycles. One analyst have said it will be the ‘mother lode of iPhone upgrades‘. The iPhone is seven years […]
Despite Apple’s persistent efforts to curtail incentives for stealing iOS devices, there continues to be a steady stream of iPhones making their way to eBay. These devices have likely been lost or stolen. When Apple introduced iOS 7, they added a much sought after feature to the Find My iPhone service. iPhones and any iOS device that supported iOS 7 could now render a lost or stolen device useless, provided Find My iPhone was enabled. With used iPhones being sold at premiums, they had become attractive targets for thieves. In previous versions of iOS, an iPhone could be restored to its factory default […]
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been officially introduced, it will be Apple’s turn later this year to showcase their next generation iPhone. Since the iPhone 3G, hardware revisions have been an every other year occurrence. This year should be no different with the iPhone 6. Based on previous rumors, the big feature of the iPhone 6 will be the size of its display. Still months from an iPhone 6 release date, we’ve yet to see much in the way of part leaks, which usually help paint of picture of what’s coming. One of the features of the Galaxy […]
Samsung has announced updates to their flagship smartphone and smartwatch, in addition to introducing a new fitness band. The company is hoping to get a jump on Apple who have appeared to shift their yearly cycle to September. With the Samsung Galaxy S5, they have opted to focus on evolutionary changes, which was similar to their strategy with the Galaxy S4 announced last April. Iterative changes might be sufficient to get their base excited, especially those due for an upgrade, but will it win new customers?
Sure we’re seeing rumors of the iPhone 6, but a release date is still very far out, with typical trends suggesting fall of 2014. So if you are in the market for a new smartphone, waiting might not be the best option. The iPhone 5s is fantastic phone and retailers are sweetening the pot with some amazing discounts. We’ll update this over time, but as of now, here’s where to find the cheapest iPhone 5s deals and plans.