iPhone Manufacturing

A look inside the top-secret factory where iPhones are assembled

By on April 25, 2016 at 6:47 PM.

A look inside the top-secret factory where iPhones are assembled

Some companies are more than happy to announce their product roadmaps months, if not years, in advance. Apple is not one of those companies. On the contrary, Apple takes elaborate and arguably excessive measures to ensure that its upcoming products remain completely hidden from the public up until the moment Tim Cook trots out on stage and officially introduces it.

Apple’s penchant for and obsession with product secrecy is well-known at this point; which is why the company’s recent decision to grant Bloomberg access to a top-secret factory where iPhones are assembled caught many off-guard.

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iPhone 8 Rumors

Apple might ditch its ‘S’ strategy and launch the redesigned iPhone of our dreams next year

By on April 25, 2016 at 3:29 PM.

Apple might ditch its ‘S’ strategy and launch the redesigned iPhone of our dreams next year

The iPhone 7 is already seen as a boring phone by one well-known insider, one that won’t convince enough buyers to purchase the 2016 flagship, which could result in a significant iPhone sales decline. But next year’s iPhone sounds a lot more exciting than the iPhone 7, and a new report indicates it won’t be an iPhone 7s. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors Home Button

iPhone 7 could be more exciting than we thought if this rumor pans out

By on April 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

iPhone 7 could be more exciting than we thought if this rumor pans out

iPhone 7 reports were bound to start flying at this time of year, with most of them agreeing on the phone’s most important features. Far from being confirmed, the iPhone 7 is supposed to be thinner than predecessors, featuring a redesigned antenna system and no standard headphone jack. A premium iPhone 7 Plus model is expected to have a dual lens camera, and this year’s high-end iPhone is also rumored to pack a keyboard-friendly Smart Connector just like the iPad Pros.

But a new report also suggests another key feature is getting a makeover, and it could pave the way for a future major iPhone redesign. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on April 25, 2016 at 11:47 AM.

We’ve got one week left in April and we plan on closing this month out with a bang. That means you can expect a solid week packed with more paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free than you know what to do with. To start things off, we’ve dug up 11 premium iOS apps that are all free downloads for a limited time, and you’ll find them all laid out below. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors Sales

The iPhone 7 is going to be ‘boring’

By on April 25, 2016 at 9:46 AM.

The iPhone 7 is going to be ‘boring’

Will the iPhone 7 be “boring” in terms of novel new features? A new report from a reputable insider seems to suggest that the new smartphone won’t have alluring features that will convince masses of buyers to purchase it. On the contrary, the iPhone 7 might hurt Apple’s bottom line this year and the company might sell fewer iPhones this year than it did in 2014. More →

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Apple Watch Sales

Guess which ‘flop’ sold twice as well as the iPhone in its first year

By on April 25, 2016 at 7:56 AM.

Guess which ‘flop’ sold twice as well as the iPhone in its first year

In 2007 Apple launched the iPhone, a product that would forever change the cell phone industry. It would set the bar by which all other phones were measured. It would topple giant companies and force every other player in the market to completely reinvent their product lines. It would grow to become the biggest moneymaker in Apple history, and allow the company to report the No. 1 and No. 2 most profitable quarters any company has ever reported.

Now, a brand new product that is selling twice as fast the original iPhone has been widely deemed a flop. More →

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Apple Watch Review

Apple Watch Spring Collection review

Apple Watch Spring Collection review

By on April 22, 2016 at 12:31 PM.

As most of you know, I’m a pretty big fan of the Apple Watch. Both the current iteration as well as what it means for the future of interaction and integration with technology into our lives. One of the many reasons that smartwatches have failed so far (Apple Watch not included) is that people don’t want to wear them due to the fact they are utilitarian. They aren’t objects of affection. They aren’t jewelry, a bracelet, a bangle, a mechanical watch.

The Apple Watch solves this problem with an unoffensive design, but more so because of the fact that there are thousands of different combinations when considering case material, color and bands. That doesn’t even include Apple Watch-wearers who put third-party straps on their watches. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on April 22, 2016 at 12:04 PM.

It’s our last post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free this week, which means we’ve got to make it count… and make it count we have. You’ll find 10 fresh freebies on today’s list that range from utilities and lifestyle apps to photo apps, a gorgeously minimalistic game and more. There are also still a few apps on sale in yesterday’s post, including one of our favorite calendar apps of all time, so be sure to check it out if you missed it. More →

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iPhone iTunes Movies iBooks China

China bans key iTunes products for iPhone, iPad and Mac

By on April 22, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

China bans key iTunes products for iPhone, iPad and Mac

The Chinese government decided to ban two iTunes products which may be detrimental to Apple’s continued success in the country, its second-largest market after America. China wants to encourage local products and business that rival Apple’s iTunes Movies and iBooks Store, which is why Apple users in the region won’t be able to purchase or rent movies and buy books from Apple anymore. More →

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Apple Vs FBI

FBI likely paid more than $1 million for specialized iPhone hack

By on April 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

FBI likely paid more than $1 million for specialized iPhone hack

Early on, it was believed that the FBI paid upwards of $15,000 for a software hack that enabled them to access data housed on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. However, recent remarks from FBI Director James Comey reveal that the FBI likely paid a whole lot more.

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iPhone SE Sales

Is Apple’s new iPhone SE making the impossible possible?

By on April 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM.

Is Apple’s new iPhone SE making the impossible possible?

At the high end of the smartphone market, Apple and Samsung continue to dominate as other global brands fight for scraps. This has been the case in the industry for quite some time now, and at this rate it’s not likely to change anytime soon. At the low end of the market though, something curious has happened over the past few years. A wave of China-based companies has stormed the market with surprisingly capable smartphones being sold at incredibly low prices, and they have stolen a massive chunk of business from established players like Samsung, LG and HTC.

Of all the companies analysts thought might be able to fight back against these budget brands, Apple certainly wasn’t at the top of any lists — but it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on April 21, 2016 at 2:43 PM.

Our list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is coming in a little behind schedule today, but we’ve done our best to make sure that it was worth the wait. We’ve got 11 apps in total today that span a number of categories, and there are also still a whole bunch of freebies in yesterday’s post if you want to head back there to grab them. More →

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