Phil Schiller dismisses all the rumors we have been hearing about Apple working on a cheaper iPhone, The rumor came from a report from the Wall Street Journal.
In an interview with China's Shanghai Evening News, Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing at Apple, Phil Schiller said that "Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple's products".
We reported before that Samsung is preparing to sue Apple over the iPhone Notifications Center that Apple took its idea and concept from Android. Now, Apple is moving to protect itself from this action by seeking a patent for the iOS Notifications Center that was presented in 2011 with iOS 5.
You may be wondering "But Android had it first!"... In fact, Google's filing for Android's "notification bar" was back in 2009. However, there are indeed quite a few differences between the platforms.
Samsung and Apple new legal drama this year will be about features and software patents, not round corners.
When Steve Jobs first Introduced the iPhone in 2007, he said "Who needs a stylus ?... you gonna use your fingers". Well, Today Apple received a patent for a stylus technology called the "Active Stylus".
The "Active Stylus" is a stylus that does more than just help you input a touch on a screen. Your regular everyday stylus works by blocking electric lines. Instead of being passive, like the current stylus, Apple's tool would have the capability to create its own electronic field and couple signals with the main device.
This could increase the speed and accuracy of the stylus and eliminate the lag that some S Pen users have complained about. Despite the lag, the S Pen has become extremely popular, so much so that speculation has Samsung including it with the Samsung Galaxy S IV. And we would say that the popularity of the S Pen comes from its ability to be more like a marker or a crayon rather than a touch input like Steve Jobs was thinking about when he dissed the stylus in 2007.
The Do Not Disturb mode introduced for the first time with Apple's latest iOS 6 appears to have a serious bug. Since the turn of the year, it stopped functioning as promised and prevented quite a lot of people from getting their calls and messages.
The DND feature allows you to set a period of time when your iPhone will stop alerting you of incoming calls, messages and notifications. It doesn't affects the alarms though.
Unfortunately, since last midnight the DND mode won't turn off automatically once the scheduled time comes and continues to silence pretty much everything. If you are in iPhone user, don't panic, your friends didn't forget you (probably), your phone is not alerting. And maybe those friends you have a hard time reaching since last night, are probably victims of the said bug.
Apple has just pushed the iOS 6.0.2 update for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. The Update has only one purpose, addressing the WiFi bug that many users has reported before and the iOS 6.0.1 update failed to resolve it.
The 6.0.2 update is available only for iPhone 5 and iPad mini devices, as these are the devices that affected with the bug. Many users is reporting that this update fixed their WiFi. If you were facing this issue on your iOS device, then you should install the update immediately.
After being dropped out of iOS 6 by Apple, the YouTube app became a standalone application that had to be downloaded from the App Store. But one of the biggest shortcomings of this app was that it was meant only for content consumption, and there was no way to upload videos from it.
Google has now released a separate application for the iPhone and iPod touch "YouTube Capture", whose only purpose is recording videos and uploading them on YouTube. You can shoot and do quick editing to your videos from within the app itself or upload one of your existing videos.
The Hollywood actor, Ashton Kutcher will be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic film of the late Apple founder, The photo above is the Official photo of the film character. Sundance Film Festival has just annouced that the Upcoming Movie will be named "jOBS" (small j, capital OBS).
Kutcher on the Left - Jobs on the Right
That vintage photo is features Steve Jobs's Jobs in a button-down shirt, jeans, and a goatee, leaning against a desk in front of a poster bearing the IBM slogan THINK.
Sundance describes the film as the "true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history" which "chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs' Life." jOBS also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J. K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine. It will premiere as the closing-night film during the film festival, which runs from January 17 to January 27 in Park City, Utah.
Many of the new iMac users noticed that their iMacs back engraved with text that says "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in USA." as on the photo above, All Apple products used to be Assembled in China. It turns out that Apple will invest $100 Million in moving the whole iMac production line to the USA starting in 2013.
Now lots of the iMacs currently sold within the USA are actually build there too. Apple's CEO Tim Cook came up with the following statement on the matter:
"Next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac. We"ve been working on this for a long time, and we were getting closer to it. It will happen in 2013. We're really proud of it. We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it's broader because we wanted to do something more substantial. So we'll literally invest over $100 million. This doesn't mean that Apple will do it ourselves, but we'll be working with people, and we'll be investing our money." - Tom Cook
Apple's iTunes store launched in Russia yesterday and this was huge news for Apple users in russia, but the launch was not without its flaws. The biggest flaw... When launching iTunes in Russia, Apple allegedly used the placeholder link xxx.xxx which turned out to be a real... porn site!
The porn bomb blew in the Russian iTunes more films in different languages section, where a giant banner of an "escort" service popped up and within minutes users on Twitter started posting pictures of the new Russian iTunes.
The store was down for a while and now the issue seems to be fixed, bringing back movies like Amelie instead of escort services.
Finally, iOS users can enjoy a fully functional YouTube App, Google has just pushed an Update to its native 3rd-party iOS YouTube Application to the App store brings support for iPad Retina Display and iPhone 5 display.
Here is the Change-log of the latest version :
• Optimized for iPad and iPhone 5
• Stream videos with AirPlay
• Tap logo to open your Guide of channels
• Add and remove videos from your playlists
• Clickable links in video descriptions
• Improved accessibility with VoiceOver