For long, Apple has stayed away from the larger smartphones frenzy, sticking to its guns and smaller display sizes. This may be changing as a couple of slides from Apple reveal that company knows larger smartphones are the demand of the day.
It would appear that Apple is finally ready to break its 4-inch-display barrier and go for larger sizes. Rumors have it that the company is readying two new iPhone models, packing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes.
Apple has quietly implemented a major change in its iPhone return policy. Until recently, the company allowed customers to return an iPhone within 30 days but now this has been trimmed down to 14 days.
iPhone 5C has created a huge buzz among general people due to its low price. Most of the carriers are selling it ‘on-contract’ along with a price of $550 or more and a monthly fee of $70+. But Virgin Mobile is offering the handset for $299.99 and a monthly fee of $30 without contract.
Earlier we have seen how one can charge his/her iPhone 4S wirelessly through a small modification. And now with the help of iQi, you can charge iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and iPod Touch (5G) wirelessly.
When it comes to smartphone chargers, users typically stick to the brand of the handset. If it’s an iPhone, only an charger would do. Same goes for other handsets. But ‘The Jump’ may change the game by offering ultra-portability coupled with other smart features.
Samsung is apparently trying to cash in on the Sochi 2014 Olympics in Russia. Reports have it that the company is giving away free Galaxy Note 3 units to Olympic athletes, while also demanding that they hide the Apple logo on their iPhones during the opening ceremonies.
Smartphones may be the most essential gadgets for our lifestyle today but it can also be dangerous. A teenager in Maine recently has placed her iPhone in her back pocket when it exploded with a pop sound and caught fire.
It has been rumored for a while that Apple may be interested in a mobile payments service of its own. Now, sources close to the development say such a service would allow iPhone and iPad users to pay for physical goods and services.
Typically, Apple makes windfall sales during the December quarter of the year because of the holiday season. This time was no different and estimates from analysts put Apple’s iPhone sales from the last quarter at more than 50 million units.
Earlier we have seen thieves stealing Apple products by using a stolen car and breaking $100K Apple store door. It seems like Apple products are favorite to thieves. Lately, thieves have stolen $95,000 Apple products in a James Bond style from a moving truck!
Indian smartphone market is of a huge significant to the smartphone vendors, given that it rakes in hundreds of millions of potential users. Reports have it that Apple may try to gain a solid foothold by offering a specially discounted iPhone 4 in the country soon.
There are many gorgeous casings for mobile devices in the market. This year at CES 2014, a company named Canopy in Minneapolis unveiled a new iPhone case dubbed as “Sensus protective case” that can turn an entire iPhone 5 into a touchscreen.
SnappyCam is a wildly popular iPhone app which lets the smartphone users take faster, full-resolution photos with their handset’s camera. Unconfirmed reports have it that Apple has now acquired SnappyLabs, the company behind SnappyCam.
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