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Verizon Transaction might Depicts iPhone faults

Through this week’s declaration that Verizon Wireless shall be starting to begin selling the iPhones, that somewhat its consumers have been breathless for ever since AT&T got that initial, absolute amazing iPhone deal 4 years back and its occasion for me to get face to face with the music.

The design of the phone is unquestionably elegant. Both the iPhone and its sister device, the iPad, continues to remain at the peak of modern industrial blueprint. The iPhone presents somewhat around 300,000 apps that give numerous options to its consumers.

Apple's iPhone 5 to have SD card slot

Technology major Apple plans to launch an entire re programmed dual GSM-CDMA iPhone, an iPad comprising a increased-resolution screen and an SD card slot, and a fresh and new Apple TV along with an A5 processor competent of giving out 1080p video, as stated by a fresh statement.

Technology blog Engadget on Friday made available a lot of chit chats regarding Apple's forth coming product line for the year 2011, comprising the iPhone 5, iPad 2 and the 2nd generation of the re developed Apple TV.

The news states that the fresh iPad is on the line for a launch in April this year, and the 3G edition shall be including both GSM and CDMA radios by Qualcomm.

Engagement ring app for iPhone app

Ring-app-iphoneAn app designed to woo women comes in the form of Engagement Ring Finder for Apple iPhone.

The app Engagement Ring Finder has been developed by Tiffany & Co., and has been invented for female users.

Aiming at all unmarried ladies who wish to have a chunk of diamond on that special finger.

The Engagement Ring Finder provides real-time information which comes in the form of a ring- sizer, which lets you place an actual ring directly on the screen of your phone and align it with the correct circle in the guide.

What are issues with Apple’s new iPhone 3GS?

What are issues with Apple’s new iPhone 3GS?Surely the new iPhone 3GS is not fetching the response that Apple had expected. There are some issues with the new iPhone 3GS that are really vexing Apple – one of the most disturbing issues is the heating problem of iPhone 3GS.

Some users have reported the iPhone 3GS overheating problem, while some others have reported software issues with the iPhone 3GS. Some users have reported white iPhone 3GS discoloration on overheating. The French site – FrenchiPhone.com – has reported a number of cases of discoloration of white iPhone 3GS when exposed to heat.

Mobile giants gearing up to launch India-specific app stores

Seeing the growing number of mobile phone users in India, the leading mobile phone manufacturers, such as Nokia, Apple, and Research in Motion (RIM) are anticipating great revenue opportunity in the mobile phone application market of India.

These companies feel that the Indian mobile phone application market has great potential with revenue opportunity next to US and Europe. These mobile phone giants are now gearing to launch the application stores specifically for Indian mobile phone users. These companies have already get application developers started for developing applications for their India specific application stores. The localized versions of the application stores will have applications customised for the Indian market.

An iPhone application featuring nude teenage girl spotted in Apple’s App Store

The photo of fifteen-year-old nude girl featured in an iPhone application, approved by Apple has got the App Store operator under fire. The iPhone application featuring the nude teenage girl was reported by Wired.com. 

Apple, which has often been criticized for its criteria of approving applications for its App Store, is recently facing criticism for its inability to protect its App Store from child pornographic content. 

The nude photo of fifteen-year-old girl showing her naked boobs and slipped down panty, snapping the photo of her reflection in a mirror was spotted in the free app BeautyMeter, approved by Apple for its App Store.

Apple approves "Hot Dog Down a Hallway," but rejects "15 with Soviet Leaders" for iPhone

Apple approves "Hot Dog Down a Hallway," but rejects "15 with Soviet Leaders" for iPhoneSaying yes to the "Hot Dog Down a Hallway" application for iPhone from Metaversal Studios, the maker of iPhone Apple has rejected "15 with Soviet Leaders" puzzle game of Egrev.lab.

Owner of the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Apple recently rejected an update to “Hot Dog Down a Hallway,” despite approving the earlier versions of the application for the App Store, where they were placed an age rating of nine and up.

Apple says Jobs back on job

Apple says Jobs back on job San Francisco - Apple CEO Steve Jobs has returned to the company he founded following a six month medical leave during which he had a liver transplant, the company said Monday.

"He's currently at work a few days a week and working from home the remaining days," Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said in a statement. "We are very glad to have him back."

Jobs announced his medical leave in January, leaving Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook running the company.

iPhone users having problems while upgrading iPhone OS 3.0

iPhone users having problems while upgrading iPhone OS 3.0The people trying to upgrade their iPhones with the Apple’s recently released latest version of the iPhone operating system – iPhone OS 3.0 are having rather frustrating time.

There’s deluge of reports on internet and Twitter that the iPhone users trying to upgrade their iPhones with iPhone OS 3.0 are having problems.

According to reports, the people attempting to upgrade their iPhones with iPhone OS 3.0 are getting an error message, saying ““iPhone activation server is unavailable””.   

Airtel and Vodafone gearing up to fetch “iPhone 3G S” to India in August

Airtel and Vodafone gearing up to fetch “iPhone 3G S” to India in AugustThe new version of Apple’s super gadget iPhone – “iPhone 3G S,” which was uncovered in the United States earlier this week, will shortly be available for Indian users. The exclusive partners of Apple in India, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar are gearing up to fetch the iPhone 3G S to India in August.   

Apple offers next generation iPhone, discounts on old models

Apple offers next generation iPhone, discounts on old models San Francisco - Apple on Monday announced the next generation of its iPhone, boasting faster speed, longer battery life, more memory and a host of software improvements while cutting the price down to 99 dollars for a basic model.

The announcement at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco came just two days after smaller rival Palm unveiled a phone called the Pre which many analysts had predicted would take a bite out of Apple's sales.

Steve Jobs ready to return to Apple

Steve Jobs ready to return to AppleSan Francisco  - Apple founder and tech icon Steve Jobs is set to return to his role as Apple CEO after taking six months of medical leave, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The report appeared just days before Apple is expected to announce a new version of its iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference scheduled for Monday in San Francisco, but it's unclear whether Jobs will make an appearance.

The third-generation iPhone is expected to feature twice the storage capacity of its predecessor, support for recording and editing video, and the ability to copy and paste between documents.

Amar Chitra Katha titles can now be enjoyed on iPhone and iPod Touch

Amar Chitra Katha titles can now be enjoyed on iPhone and iPod TouchSome of the famous titles of the largest selling comic book series of India – Amar Chitra Katha – are now available on the world’s most popular gadgets – iPhone and iPod. The owner of the Amar Chitra Katha, ACK Media has inked partnership deal with the US-based iRemedi Corp to bring the popular titles of Amar Chitra Katha on iPhone and iPod for the worldwide audience.

Rumors abuzz about direct movie and TV downloads on iPhone

AppleThere are rumors abuzz about the Apple 3.0 software update's new version for the iPhone and iPod Touch, more so with Apple likely to unveil the latest offering at the WWDC 2009 next month!

As per the iPhone grapevine from the Open Salon site has mentioned direct downloads of TV shows and movies via the WiFi network. In fact, the addition of video downloads on the device apparently is a rational addition to future software updates.

Government probes Apple-Google link

Government probes Apple-Google link San Francisco  - The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the close relationship between tech giants Apple and Google to see if it violates antitrust laws, according to reports Tuesday in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Specifically, the government watchdog is concerned that the presence of Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson on the boards of both Apple and Google could harm competition in the marketplace.

Tech press abuzz over Apple's iPhone plans

AppleSan Francisco  - An iPhone Lite? Or perhaps an iPad? Whatever new device Apple has up its sleeve, the US technology press is wasting no time in speculating on its identity.

From the heights of the Wall Street Journal to the unending chatter of a thousand blog-postings, the speculation reached a crescendo Wednesday after a BusinessWeek article that the company was in talks with US cell phone giant Verizon to provide "a smaller cheaper version of the iPhone" and a second device described as a "media pad that would let users listen to music, view photos, and watch high-definition videos."

BusinessWeek hints at Verizon-Apple partnership for distributing two new devices

Verizon-Apple According to BusinessWeek, the Verizon-apple partnership is in the offing; with rumors abound that Verizon Wireless is working out a deal with Apple Inc for the distribution of two new devices similar to the IPhone.

Unnamed sources say that Apple CEO, Steve Jobs has been involved in the talks with Verizon, that have been on for the past six months; and that Apple is supposedly through with the creation of the prototypes of the proposed devices.

More than 10% of full-time retail workers laid-off by Apple

AppleDespite having posted the quite favorable 2009 second quarter results, there are indications that Apple is cutting costs in order to battle out the impact of the still-ongoing financial meltdown - laying-off full-time retail employees being one of the practical measures undertaken by the company.

In its 10-Q form filed with the SEC, Apple has made a mention of 14,000 full-time retail employees at the end of the last quarter; though the number of employees mentioned in the same document, for the December 2008 quarter, was 15,600.

‘Bump’ - the one-billionth iPhone app to be downloaded from App Store!

App StoreAlmost a month after its launch in the App Store, 'Bump' - the social networking application that facilitates the transfer of contact information between iPhones and iPod Touches - has become a part of iPhone's history on Thursday, by becoming the one-billionth app to be downloaded from the App Store.

Interestingly, Bump is the first App Store offering coming from Bump Technologies, a development shop of three ex-Texas Instruments employees - David Lieb, Jake Mintz, and Andy Huibers,. In order to support a social connection, the initially-free Bump app makes use of the accelerometer of the iPhone or iPod Touches, Internet connection, and location data.

Apple fires 1,600 from retail stores

Apple fires 1,600 from retail stores San Francisco  - Apple has fired some 1,600 employees from its chain of retail stores due to slackening consumer demand, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The job cuts were referenced in a securities filing by Apple Thursday in which the company said it had 14,000 full-time equivalent employees in its retail division as of March 28, down from the 15,600 as of the end of December.

The move came as Apple's recent earnings report showed a drop in sales for its Mac computer line, which is the biggest earner at the stores.




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