Did You Buy An iPad Air? Apple Will Make It Obsolete By March

Did You Buy An iPad Air? Apple Will Make It Obsolete By March

Apple got weird on us last year. Remember that? They launched the third generation iPad in the spring, just as they had always done, but they didn’t really have anything to call it. It wasn’t the iPad 3, the natural successor to the iPad 2. It had a new Retina Display (finally) and LTE connectivity, but even that was the source of some controversy once some Aussies discovered their newer, faster iPads didn’t work...

Tim Cook Is The Man: Apple Finds Way To Improve iPad For Less Money

Tim Cook Is The Man: Apple Finds Way To Improve iPad For Less Money

For some reason, anytime Apple releases a new product people just can’t wait to destroy the thing. There are some who do it more as a statement, as a way to royally anger the people who spent days waiting in line (remember those iPhone smashing videos?) and there are others who destroy these things in a more civilized manner to…well, royally anger Apple haters who think Apple, a for-profit company, shouldn't be making much...

Apple Finally Hires Someone to Run Their Retail Stores

Apple Finally Hires Someone to Run Their Retail Stores

Apple is a fancy company. They recently hired the former CEO of fancy French luxury group Yves Saint Laurent to work on “special projects.” (Many people think this means a watch.) Last year Eddy Cue joined the executive board of Ferrari, leading many people, I’m sure, to ask him if he could “hook them up.” And of course, there’s Jony Ive. Or should I say, “Sir Jony Ive?” I should. To borrow from his own language, the man...

iOS 7 is So Sick, People Are Vomiting

iOS 7 Is So Sick, People Are Vomiting

iOS 7: Visually Stunning. Forward Thinking. Gut Wrenching. When Apple released iOS 7 two weeks ago, people rushed the servers to be the first to try the new parallax effect and see just how different Ive’s operating system is from Forstall’s. As it turned out, some with sensitive tummies were quite bothered by all the zooming in and out iOS 7 does when opening and closing apps. And that parallax effect? Forget about it. Users...

The iPhone 5S Is Gold So You Know It’s Working

The iPhone 5S Is Gold So You Know It’s Working

After Apple announced the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, loved and loathed Apple pundit John Gruber took to his site Daringfireball.net to give us a few thoughts about the announcement. He, of course, had some pretty good things to say about the new direction Apple is heading. There’s one phrase he used that’s been popping up in my mind in the hours before a proper American iPhone launch that, I imagine, will be quite the ‘fustercluck.’ “What...

Gold iPhone 5S Is Hot In Hong Kong

Gold iPhone 5S Is Hot In Hong Kong

Look here, China and Hong Kong: You’re proving us all wrong. When Apple surprised us all last week by not surprising us, they made their gold super iPhone official and unveiled the supposedly cheap plastic iPhones. The gold iPhone, it’s been suggested, is meant to give the 5S more of a luxurious air to it. If true, it’s a little on the nose, but it makes sense to me. Call it a basal human instinct,...

The iPhone 5cheap Isn’t

The iPhone 5cheap Isn’t

I’ve still got some smoke emitting from my keyboard, but there were a few thoughts I had from Tuesday’s Apple Keynote. First: The iPhone 5C isn’t cheap. Isn’t that the whole point of creating a stupid plastic phone? In his product video, a crucial part of any Apple even, Jony Ive really leaned into the whole plastic thing and called it “unapologetically plastic.” I mean, come on, Jony. In hindsight, however, it looks as if the...

Cheapskates Rejoice! Video Reveals iPhone 5C Can Run Safari

Cheapskates Rejoice! Video Reveals iPhone 5C Can Run Safari

A video of what’s said to be a red iPhone 5C is being tossed around the Internet and, guess what? It can surf the web. Following the same track of every other iPhone 5C rumor to hit the web, this video comes to us courtesy of China’s fine social networks. It isn’t the only iPhone 5C rumor to fly across the Pacific and land in the US in the past few days, either. Over the...

Some Email Says iOS 7 Will Be Available On September 10

Some Email Says iOS 7 Will Be Available On September 10

An email from Nuance, the same company that powers the voice-recognition of Siri, claims Apple will release iOS 7 on September 10, the same day they’re widely expected to announce the next iPhone, or iPhones. The email was sent to developers who use Nuance APIs asking them to make sure they test their apps with the latest Apple mobile OS. As often happens in life, there’s a bit of confusion regarding acronyms, so it’s...

iPhone 5S Rumor Round Up: Will There Be An A7 Processor?

iPhone 5S Rumor Round-Up: Will There Be An A7 Processor?

Fox News tech guru Clayton Morris told the world this weekend the new iPhone (the iPhone 5S to those in the know) will boast a new A7 processor built to be 31 percent faster than the current A6 System on a Chip (SoC). Moreover, Morris claims the new iPhone -- expected to look exactly like the old one, but IN GOLD -- will have a separate chip dedicated entirely to “motion tracking.” It’s not really...