It's been available to buy for a couple of months now, but getting your hands on a new iPhone 5s still isn't the easiest thing in the world. Things are starting to get better though, as Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster points out while pointing at a nice colorful graph that backs up his claim. It's a shame it's not the same graph that says when the Apple television well be released, eh Gene?
Apple's iPhone 5s includes a wealth of exciting new hardware features, but whilst we've been more than impressed by the new 64-bit A7 processor, much has been made of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Allowing iPhone users to unlock their devices without going through the tiresome rigmarole of typing in a passcode, it has been a big hit in its short lifespan, and according to a recent patent filing by Apple, could be about to get even better.
To say that Apple's off-shore tax practices came under scrutiny in 2013 would be an extreme understatement. Though the tax minimization schemes Apple employs overseas are no different than those used by other multinational corporations, the spotlight...
This week, in the unlikely case that you weren't already aware, is Black Friday week, and the deals and special offers will be running from most of the major retail outlets. In technology terms, it's a great time to go shopping in preparation for the holiday season, particularly since many of these price-cuts don't occur at any other time of year. Apple is a prime of example of a company that seldom alters its price structure except for on Black Friday, and those holding out on an Apple purchase in hope of making some savings later on this week will be pleased to learn that the Cupertino outfit has just announced the details.
OS X contains many useful and intuitive features that collectively make for a seamless experience, but not every little addition made by Apple over the past few revisions has been so well received. As a long-time Mac user, I've always found the Dashboard to be a bit of a waste of time, and although it could be better if developers of widgets hadn't abandoned the Dashboard en masse, it is, to most, a dud of a feature. Don't get me wrong here, some on OS X use their Dashboards on a daily basis, but for those apathetic about the far-left feature, there's a way to hide it and in turn, speed up your Mac.
Rumors have been floating around for months, and Apple has now confirmed what was already pretty much a certainty - Apple has bought PrimeSense, the company behind the motion and depth detection technology that made the Xbox 360's Kinect accessory possible. It's worth nothing though that the recently released Xbox One's Kinect is based on Microsoft's own in-house cameras and software, rather than something built by PrimeSense.
As far as causes go, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has to be a pretty good one, and with names like Bono, Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, CBE involved in a charity auction for said cause, it was always going to be a success. Though, we suspect the results may have exceeded everyone's hopes by some way.
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c may only have been available for two months, but that's not going to stop us looking ahead to what Apple might have up its sleeve for next year. We've already been treated to a bunch of iPhone 6 concepts to accompany the early rumors pertaining the next Cupertino smartphone, and a series of renders recently offered by designer Iskander Utebayev feature an interesting three-sided display. Check it out after the break!
Well known developer Winocm has managed to achieve "one of the core milestones" pertaining to a project he has been working on for quite some time. Those who follow the activity of the developer on his Twitter feed will more than likely know about the project he has been working on for quite some time. With a little help from Steven Troughton-Smith, Winocm has managed to port the core elements of Apple's iOS operating system onto non-Apple hardware.
iPhone manufacturing powerhouse Foxconn is planning to drop a cool $40 million in the United States to build a manufacturing facility for telecom and internet products, according to company chairman Terry Gou. Bloomberg reports the facility will be l...
Honda may have already announced earlier this year that it would support Apple's Siri Eyes Free feature in some of its cars, but the Japanese car maker hasn't stopped there. Not content with already being towards the forefront of Apple's mobile integration within cars, Honda has now confirmed that it will also be the first car firm to offer iOS mirroring in one of its upcoming automobiles.
Although the iPhone 5s has now been around for two months, those looking to grab the SIM-free GSM smartphone online in the US haven't been able to. But now, the official online Apple Store is playing ball, with shipping in the United States currently showing at 1-2 weeks from the point of sale, so realistically, you could have yours by the end of the month.
Apple's iPad may be used by many of us to play games, view video clips and catch up with bits of work on-the-fly, but as the Cupertino cpmany has pointed out before, the tablet can be life-changing to some. To once again show some of the different benefits of owning an iPad, the Cupertino giant has launched a new webpage entitled "Life on iPad," highlighting a myriad of industries and situations currently taking advantage of the market-leading slate.
Apple's Touch ID had been rumored to be on its way to devices for some time, and when it was finally unveiled as part of the iPhone 5s we all marveled at how Apple managed to take a fingerprint sensor and build it right into the Home button to the extent that you wouldn't know it was there. These things always seem even more impressive when shown as part of an exploded diagram, which is why everyone should take notice of the fact that Apple's Touch ID is now part of a patent application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
So what happens when you ask Siri to find you a bookstore? You may get some awesome snark ("Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.") Or, Siri might "suggest" another way for you to grab a book to read. ...