Apple Watch Orders

Pretend you’re surprised: Apple Watch might be hard to find at first because of production issues

By on March 23, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Pretend you’re surprised: Apple Watch might be hard to find at first because of production issues

A tenuous report from the Taiwanese-based UDN Mobile claims that Apple is cutting back on its Apple Watch shipment targets due to yield issues with the device’s display.

The report claims that Apple has scaled back its first month shipment orders from the 3 million range down to the 1.25-1.5 million range. As for the specific problem, UDN Mobile’s sources within the supply chain relay that there are some hiccups regarding the device’s AMOLED display. As a result, the report adds that Foxconn might be tapped to help out Quanta in the manufacturing effort.

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iOS 8.3 Passwords and Apps

Latest beta gives us new hints about what’s to come in iOS 8.3

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Latest beta gives us new hints about what’s to come in iOS 8.3

Apple’s upcoming iOS 8.3 update will bring a new set of settings for downloading free content from the iTunes and the App Store, thus allowing users to skip authentications for free-to-download items, 9to5Mac reports. More →

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Best Siri Features

9 funny things Siri says about the Apple Watch

By on March 23, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

9 funny things Siri says about the Apple Watch

Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri spawned a number of similar offerings from rivals including Samsung and Microsoft, and for good reason. While Apple’s Siri software was a bit shaky at launch, the potential for a game-changing interactive assistant solution was quite apparent, and Siri moves closer to realizing that goal every day.

Of course, the developers behind Siri also enjoy having a little fun from time to time, and they remind us constantly that Siri definitely has a sense of humor.

Now, the latest reminder comes as Apple — and Siri — prepare for the upcoming Apple Watch release. More →

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Galaxy S6 specs

4 ways Samsung’s Galaxy S6 admits that the iPhone had it right

By on March 23, 2015 at 12:19 PM.

4 ways Samsung’s Galaxy S6 admits that the iPhone had it right

With the Galaxy S6, it appears that Samsung has finally started to incorporate long-held iPhone features that Samsung used to just love to make fun of Apple for. Now we’re not talking about the striking aesthetic similarities between the S6 and the iPhone 6, nor are we talking about how the Galaxy S6 fingerprint set-up process looks eerily familiar to Apple’s.

No, today we’re talking about intrinsic design choices Samsung made with the S6 that essentially amount to it reversing course and conceding that the Apple’s design choices with the iPhone were the way to go all along. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on March 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

What better way to start a week than by downloading a bunch of nifty new paid iPhone and iPad apps without paying a cent? We shared tons of great iOS apps on sale with you last week, and we’re jumping right back into it with a new list today. As always, these are limited-time sales that could be over at any time, so be sure to jump on anything that looks appealing. More →

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Jony Ive Steve Jobs Firing

Why Jony Ive once thought Steve Jobs was going to fire him

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Why Jony Ive once thought Steve Jobs was going to fire him

Scheduled to drop on March 24th, the upcoming Steve Jobs book called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, promises to deliver a number of incredible stories about Jobs and Apple’s incredible turn around from the brink of bankruptcy.

Ahead of the book’s release, a number of excerpts have already leaked, including an astonishing story about how Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered Steve Jobs part of his own liver. Now comes an additional story courtesy of Fast Company which relays that Jony Ive thought his time at Apple was over once Jobs returned to the company in 1997.

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New MacBook Charger Video

Hilarious CollegeHumor video lampoons the new Retina MacBook charger

By on March 20, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Hilarious CollegeHumor video lampoons the new Retina MacBook charger

The transition from MagSafe ports to USB Type-C is a painful-yet-necessary step for Apple and its customers, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Having a bunch of useless cords lying around the house is not something that any MacBook owner is looking forward to, which is why CollegeHumor’s latest video should strike a chord with Apple fans. More →

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Apple Watch Testing

A look inside Apple’s secret Apple Watch testing lab

By on March 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM.

A look inside Apple’s secret Apple Watch testing lab

Good Morning America today provided us with our first glimpse into Apple’s secretive Apple Watch testing facility. Though Apple is notoriously stringent, if not downright paranoid, when it comes to product secrecy, they granted ABC cameras unprecedented access to their top secret health and fitness lab.

For nearly two years, Apple employees served as volunteers, human guinea pigs if you will, participating in a number of physical activities in order to better calibrate the Apple Watch’s ability to gather and interpret exercise data. From rowing and yoga to intense treadmill running, the Apple Watch was put through an assortment of high and low intensity workouts. As one might expect, the Apple employees were not specifically aware of the device they were helping to test.

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Apple Watch Cancer

No, the Apple Watch won’t give you cancer

By on March 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM.

No, the Apple Watch won’t give you cancer

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an exceptionally bizarre and fear-mongering article that originally ran with the following hyperbolic title, “Could wearable computers be as harmful as cigarettes?” Penned by Nick Bilton, the article clumsily attempts to insinuate that we might want to be a bit wary about the impending wave of wearables because devices like the Apple Watch might, just maybe… cause cancer.

Ugh. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

We’ve had a heck of a week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, but the week isn’t over just yet. We’re closing things out strong with eight new paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free. There are some very cool options today including a nifty pair of apps with very useful Notification Center widgets, so be sure to grab them before these sales are gone.

Also, a few of the best apps from yesterday’s list are still free downloads if you hurry! More →

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Tim Cook Apple Watch Interview

This is how Apple decides when to pull the trigger on a new product

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM.

This is how Apple decides when to pull the trigger on a new product

In a few short weeks, Apple is going to launch a smartwatch. By the time the company finally announced it was working on a watch, it didn’t come as much of a surprise, but considering how infrequently the company steps into new product categories, it’s still interesting to consider why Apple would place a bet on wearables. And why now? More →

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Apple Watch Price

The funniest thing you’ll see today: The real reason the Apple Watch costs $10,000

By on March 20, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: The real reason the Apple Watch costs $10,000

If you thought you knew why Apple’s gold Apple Watch Edition costs $10,000, think again, because we’re about to open your eyes. During its Spring Forward event earlier this month, Apple might have led you to believe that the gold Apple Watch model’s price is so high because of the value of the precious metal in its case. But that’s just not the reality of the situation, and Apple is finally ready to explain exactly why its gold Apple Watch Edition is so unbelievably expensive. More →

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