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More Apple Opinion

  • Opinion: 8GB iPhone 4 in the works, rumours suggest

    Apple has started manufacturing an 8GB iPhone 4 model that could be sold alongside the brand-new iPhone 5 this fall, according to a Reuters report. The 8GB flash drives for the low-end iPhone 4 are being manufactured by a Korean company, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: How best to restore an OS X Lion drive

    If you ever need to restore the entire contents of an OS X Lion startup drive, or just perform a reinstall of the OS, you’ll find that there are numerous ways to accomplish these tasks. In fact, there are so many permutations, that I began to lose count after awhile. Trying to figure out the best method for your situation can get a bit tricky.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 Launch Expected on October 7

    More reports suggest the iPhone 5 will launch in October, with preorders beginning September 30. Backing up a report from TiPB last week, 9 to 5 Mac claims it has independently confirmed Friday, October 7, as the launch date of the iPhone 5. Unlike with the iPad 2, Apple is also rumored to take preorders with the next-generation iPhone at the end of September.

  • Opinion: Apple and Samsung both lose, even if Apple wins

    It's difficult to assess the impact of Apple's response to Samsung's iPad challenger, and to work out what Apple gains from it, if anything. But that's not going to stop me trying.

  • Opinion: Report: Apple iPod, iPhone Event Scheduled for Sept. 7

    A Japanese website reports that Apple has a media event planned for Wednesday, September 7th to announce the company's new line of iPods. It also claims the iPhone 5 will ship in September or early October.

  • Opinion: The web ties that bind

    We’re moving inexorably towards an ever-more web-centric way of working and accessing entertainment, but in return we’re giving up more and more of ourselves. It’s free to join, but you may never fully escape Google’s web.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Has Hidden Video Chat Feature

    Facebook Messenger, the social network's new messaging app for iPhone and Android, may soon have a video chat component. Hackers rummaging around in the new smartphone app have discovered traces of a video chat feature that appears to be under development. The hidden service was first reported by 9-to-5 Mac and How To Arena later confirmed similar video chat remnants were in the Android version.

  • Opinion: Why Apple beats every other tech manufacturer

    Tech manufacturers have much to learn from the success of Apple's unique hardware and software integration

  • Opinion: AT&T Vacation Blackout Hints of iPhone 5 in September

    Another day, another iPhone 5 launch rumor. AT&T is allegedly denying vacation requests for its employees in the last two weeks of September because of an "event blackout" that could potentially be the release of the next iPhone.

  • Opinion: Rumors of Sept. iPhone 5 Launch Now Shift to Oct.

    If you were holding out for an iPhone 5 launch in September, you might be disappointed. A report from All Things D's John Paczkowski claims earlier rumors that the iPhone 5 will be unveiled in mid-September are bogus, quoting instead "sources with knowledge of the situation" saying the next-generation iPhone will be an October surprise.

  • Opinion: iPhone Aftermarket Emerges as Updates Loom

    Yearning for the next iPhone but unsure what to do with your current, soon-to-be-outdated model? Not to worry -- plenty of gadget buyback options are available to give you enough cash to pay an early termination fee or snatch up that new, shiny iPhone you desire.

  • Opinion: Report: AT&T May Switch to Throttling with iPhone 5

    AT&T is rumored to be changing its data plans once again alongside the arrival of Apple's next iPhone. Instead of slapping overage charges on data hogs, AT&T may switch to throttling data speeds instead, 9 to 5 Mac reports.

  • Opinion: Rumors Pin iPhone 5 Launch Mid-September

    Apple is reportedly prepping for a launch of the iPhone 5 sometime between September 6 and 15. According to China Times (translated via MacRumors ), suppliers are currently preparing 400,000 trial run iPhone 5 units, with an initial shipment slated at 4 million units. As the iPhone 5 features guessing game picks up steam, Apple has not formally announced anything.

  • Opinion: Fake Apple Store in China Carries Real Gear

    The fake Apple stores in China that made headlines for looking exactly like the real thing are, in fact, elaborate knock-offs. And at least one store employee knows it.

  • Opinion: Revert OS X Lion's Page Scrolling To the Old Direction

    I wouldn't exactly call myself an old-fashioned guy, but I'm a little surprised at how long it's taking me to get accustomed to one of the minor little tweaks in OS X Lion, the new version of Apple's Mac operating system that launched today. I'm talking about page scrolling, which Apple has just inverted by default, and the newly tweaked feature can take more than a little getting used to.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5: Job site sparks rumour of August launch

    A posting on a British job site has ignited speculation that Apple is getting set to launch the next iteration of the iPhone as early as August 16. '"Apple...[is] seeking full-time iPhone Sales Staff for an exciting project ... for the period 16th August - 28th October," the posting reads on Reed.co.uk. The job ad does not specify why Apple needs more iPhone sales staff or mention a forthcoming iPhone. Gekko, a U.K. recruitment firm, is handling the hiring for Apple and has ads on Reed for various locations throughout the U.K. The ad was first reported by CNET UK.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 Rumor Rundown

    In previous years, we would know what to expect in the next iPhone by now, because we would have already seen it onstage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. But that's not the way it went this year, so we're left guessing and hanging around the rumor mill, trying to piece together an image of the iPhone 5, 4GS, or whatever they're going to call it. Here's a rundown of what we've heard so far:

  • Opinion: Sony VAIO Z Series - the ultimate, and most expensive, ultraportable notebook?

    Now Apple is the industry leader in quality notebook design, but Sony is still using its expertise to try to out-shrink the doyen of consumer electronics.

  • Opinion: Apples iCloud is a real memory killer

    Apple's at it again, cruelly dumping its users' memories at the altar of a few pennies more profit.

  • Opinion: New iPhone Rumored to Have A5 Chip, Beefier Camera

    Apple is cooking up a new iPhone for September that will feature a better camera and zippier processor, according to online rumors. The next iPhone will reportedly feature the company's A5 dual-core processor and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. Apple may also be testing a new iPad that includes a retina display similar to the screen on the iPhone 4, according to Bloomberg.



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