We cannot guarantee that this is the ultimate drop test for a mobile phone, but we would be very surprised if there was a bigger or more dramatic one than the latest test carried out over English countryside on an iPhone6. Now we have heard of devices which have been dropped from aircraft, tested in molten lava, but being taken to the edge of space has got to be as dramatic as it gets surely.
It was in September this year that we reported that he iconic iPod classic MP3 player had been quietly withdrawn by Apple, but we are now wondering if it was a hasty decision. Reports are still coming in that retailers who got hold of large stocks of the classic are selling them on the internet, new and boxed for an eye watering £593 leaving us to wonder if they pulled the plug rather too soon.
Apple has vowed that it will never try to compete with Android or attempt to compete with Microsoft or Google in the lower end devices. We can see why his would be when people will queue all night to be amongst the first to get their hands on any new Apple product, irrespective of the merits of the device.
Apple seems to be having more than their fair share of problems at the moment, first of all with their new operating system iOS 8 update which they have had to withdraw soon after it was released to coincide with the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Apparently it had a few glitches, the main one prevented users from making any phone calls, which of course is one of the main functions of a modern smartphone.
People queued all night and slept on pavements waiting for the store to open, one person was lucky and then dropped it live on television and the glass shattered, in Paris a fight broke out in a shopping mall and it was all over the launch of a new mobile phone. Yes it is here and we all know what it is, the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus, so was it worth the wait, the fights and for some, disappointment? (more…)
The beautiful gadget that put paid to the Sony Walkman, has sadly died and is no more; we are referring to the iPod Classic which has apparently been withdrawn, with no announcement from Apple. The fact that it no longer appeared on the webpage for the classic was spotted by tech aficionados and the page took you to the iPod Touch
The London Fire Brigade has issued a warning concerning the use of fake chargers for Apple iPhone’s and other Apple devices, after a number of accidents and fires have been caused through the use of these fakes, which can cost as little as 99 pence.
We have been reading reports that the new Apple iPhone 6 is about to begin production in Taiwan late this month to be ready for the launch planned in the autumn. The first of the new models is apparently going to be a 4.7 inch, with the widely rumoured 5.5 inch version to begin manufacture in the second week of August this year.
If the rumors are true, Apple are said to be in the process of producing a brand new sized MacBook Air for release this winter. The company already manufactures an 11 inch and a 13 inch MacBook Air, but it is said that a new laptop with a 12 inch screen will strengthen their position in the super light small to medium notebook range.
For the past few recent years, Apple have been holding back on the idea of producing an iWatch, despite several other technological firms moving forward with the concept. But perhaps this year will be the one where they decide to go ahead with it, and possibly will even push on to make it holographic as one of their patent filings suggests it will be. (more…)
Apple is said to be in talks to buy audio equipment manufacturer Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, which would be the company’s biggest acquisition to date.
Beats Electronics was founded by rapper and hip-hop producer Dr Dre in 2008, and it products, most notably their Beats headphones have become a worldwide success. Beats headphones have become a fashion accessory for the rich and famous, as well as trend setters, and the new deal if finalised would surely break them into the mainstream.