iPhone Forums Insider: Best iPhone Battery Usage, iPhone Wallpapers, iPad 2 or Kindle Poll

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The world's first and best iPhone forums are buzzing with activity around the holiday season. Not a member, join today for free! If you haven't stopped by lately, we've made some significant improvements to the forums. The new template, when combined with the ad-free experience, offers a forum experience without visual distractions found on most sites. Check out the latest posts! Now it's easier then ever to locate topics of interest and take part in the conversation. Did I mention that you can win a Draco IV case?This week's hot topics include:Post screen shots of your BEST battery usage 5.0.1 Poll iPad or Kindle Fire as gift for 11-yr old Words With Friends Funny Siri Screenshots Cleaning dirt around white 4S Apple … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: Sharp To Play Part in Manufacturing iTV

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There continues to be more scuttlebutt surrounding a potential Apple Television or iTV. Peter Misek, analyst for Piper Jeffries, suspects Sharp is retooling their production line at their Sakai factory. The changes are said to be in order to produce a modified amorphous TFT LCD, which will be used in the manufacturing of the long-rumored Apple iTV. The factory should be able to start manufacturing as early as February of 2012.This has left everyone in the TV business scrambling to find out exactly Apple is thinking different in relation to the television. Companies like Sony and Samsung have been active in trying to include apps and services, but have been met with little success. At this point, those don't appear to be drivers for … [Read more...]

Samsung Passes Apple In Revenue

According to the Guardian, this quarter has seen Samsung overtake Apple in revenue to become the largest smartphone maker in the world — but that analysis is based on some pretty glaring assumptions. The most important thing to note going into this is that this is for the last quarter — namely the one where Apple shares dropped even after record earnings because so many people were waiting on the iPhone 4S rather than the iPhone 4. So this hasn't exactly been a killer quarter for the iPhone.The other factor is that this isn't based on official numbers, but rather on those from an analyst: Although Samsung declined to give figures for its smartphone or feature phone sales, Jae Lee, a Daiwa Securities technology analyst, estimated that … [Read more...]

Apple Television Set Rumor Rears Its Head Again

Every couple of months, the rumor that Apple is prepping to make a television set pops up again. Gene Munster is a huge fan of this in particular, and yet again he's taken to posting an investor note saying as much. Normally, we ignore these rumors, partly because there's no evidence, partly because it's Munster's hobby, and partly because they never come to fruition, but this time there's something more in the air.One of the facts that came out of today's Steve Jobs bios (available on Kindle and iBooks now) is that just before his death, the Apple CEO apparently had big plans for an AppleTV that was an actual HDTV. “He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them … [Read more...]

Tim Cook’s Email To Apple Employees

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Thanks to Arstechnica, we have a copy of an email sent from Apple's new CEO Tim Cook to employees. Team:I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision I've ever made and it's been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve's optimism for Apple's bright future.Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steve's ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple's unique principles and … [Read more...]

Samsung Cites 2001: A Space Odyssey To Prove iPad Not Original

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We haven't really been covering the ongoing legal debate between Samsung and Apple about if Samsung stole their look shamelessly from Apple — mostly because it's been remarkably dull going. Some victories, some defeats, some dodgy aspect rations, etc. However, this is at least a little cool. The excellent FOSS Patents blog has fished out that Samsung is using the excellent Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey to prove that Apple's design for the iPad wasn't totally original.Attached hereto as Exhibit D is a true and correct copy of a still image taken from Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey." In a clip from that film lasting about one minute, two astronauts are eating and at the same time using personal tablet … [Read more...]

It’s time for Apple to kill what’s left of the iOS NDA

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I’m a developer or at least I have a developer account that is used to submit the everythingiCafe app to the App Store. I’m also a tech blogger who covers Apple. The lines between those two started blurring within the blogosphere a long time ago. Apple’s Developer program, priced at just $99 per year, allows developers the ability to download the latest beta versions of iOS. When you do so, you must agree to a lengthy non-disclosure agreement or NDA. The NDA effectively means that you shouldn’t discuss any aspects of the software you’ve just downloaded. Remember, the reason for downloading the software is to be able to test your applications with the new version of iOS. There have been rampant abuses of the NDA since last year. The level … [Read more...]

Is Apple Tracking You? Is It A Bug?

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The Apple tracking saga continues (at least that's a better name than trackgate or something similar). We now know that your iOS device is tracking your movements, and the first round of discussion said that this information wasn't going anywhere. Unfortunately, it might not be as straightforward as all that. See, almost a year ago a pair of Representatives sent Apple a letter asking them about location data, to which Apple responded that anonymous data was collected regularly, and sent through to them — and this caused a stir at the time.It looks like that information is still true, and Wired has done a write-up of why they're taking it, and here's what it boils down to: Apple takes all this anonymous information, and uses it to … [Read more...]

Apple Again Breaks Own Records, Sells 18.6M iPhones In Q2

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Apple has just reported their second quarter numbers, and yet again they've broken their own records. This quarter saw the company gather $24.67 billion in revenue and $5.99 billion profit, or $6.40 per diluted share, that's their highest ever Q2 results — last year was $13.50 billion revenue and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion. That's right, almost double, with the most impressive numbers coming from sales of iPhones. … [Read more...]