Archive | September, 2012

iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 low light photo shootout

28. September 2012

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iPhone 5 camera is legit. Check out these comparison shots done by iLounge.

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Tim Cook apologizes for iOS 6 Maps

28. September 2012

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Tim Cook today penned the following letter for Apple customers: To our customers, At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused [...]

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Scrollbars through the years

28. September 2012

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Thin is in apparently. And grey is back.

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Apple’s attention to detail even goes down to their pre-packaged stickers

28. September 2012

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Apparently the stickers that come with the iPhone 5 are just a little bit longer than the ones that came with the iPhone 4. Now that’s an insane attention to detail for something ostensibly pointless.

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iPhone 5′s A6 dynamically changes its clock speed for increased battery performance

27. September 2012

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TUAW reports: One possible reason the iPhone 5 has such great battery life is the clever way the A6 changes its clock speed. While originally thought to be clocked at 1GHz, the chip has been clocked at 1.1GHz as well as 1.3GHz by Current Editorials. While 9to5Mac saw the chip’s speed drop as low as 550MHz, this seemed to do [...]

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Motorola uses fake address to point out “flaws” in Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app

27. September 2012

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Below is a little fake and somewhat funny advertisement some folks at Motorola put out in order to highlight the glaring deficiencies in iOS 6′s Mapping app. Yep, they’re showing off 315 E 15th street in New York City, and the iPhone, oh that clumsy device, is showing 315 Marlborough Rd. Oh the hilarity! The [...]

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iPhone 5 rollout continues as Apple’s next-gen smartphone to hit 22 new countries and number of regional carriers this Friday

27. September 2012

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With the iPhone 5, Apple has gotten its next-gen smartphone into more countries and at a faster clip than ever before. To that end, it’s not at all surprising that Apple sold over 5 million iPhone 5s during the device’s launch weekend, and indeed, some claim that the actual number of iPhone 5s purchased is [...]

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Netflix updates iOS app for widescreen iPhone 5

27. September 2012

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MacRumors reports: Netflix has updated its iOS app to support iOS 6 and to provide support for the iPhone 5′s 4″ screen. The update also claims to improve the browsing, searching and watching experience.

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The Apple iShiv – Parody video from Conan O’Brien

27. September 2012

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In case you missed it, there was a riot recently at a Foxconn plant over poor working conditions (such as overcrowded dormitories) that involved nearly 2000 employees. The factory in question was temporarily shut down as a result but things have since resumed to the status quo, with everything up and running again. But in [...]

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ARM blocks on Apple’s A6 were laid out by hand – Report

27. September 2012

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iFixIt tears down Apple’s iPhone 5 A6 processor and has some interesting findings. Journey to the center of the A6. The most prominent features inside are the Dual ARM cores, and the three PowerVR graphics cores. When compared to the rigid, efficient layout of the GPU cores directly below it, the layout of the ARM [...]

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Pins in Apple’s Lightning port are dynamically assigned; and beware of the authentication chip!

27. September 2012

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AppleInsider has spoken with a cabling expert who has examined Apple’s new Lightning connector, and the finding is that the 8 pins on the connector are dynamically assigned. When it unveiled Lightning earlier this month, Apple noted that the new, all-digital connector “features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires.” [...]

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Did Apple steal its iPad clock design from a Swiss Railway Company?

27. September 2012

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What you’re looking at on the left is the Apple’s new clock design in iOS 6 for the iPad. And on the right you’re looking at a famous clock design originally designed by Hans Hilfiker, the copyright to which is now owned by the Swiss Federal Railways Service. Note the striking resemblance? Needless to say, [...]

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