Apple

Wed
30
Nov
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iPhone Catches Fire On Airplane

A flight attendant on an Australian commercial airplane saved the day after a passenger's iPhone spontaneously burst into flame. No one was harmed. As dramatic as some accounts try to portray it, the event may have been a relatively tame one. ... Reports: iPhone Exploded in Mid-Flight Several major news outlets claimed that the phone exploded, and that it did so in mid-flight. The fact is that the airline's official statement says the incident took place after the flight had landed. It also did not mention an explosion. Rather, the airline says the phone "started emitting a significant amount of ... (view more)

Wed
23
Nov
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Apple, HDTV Black Friday Deals Revealed Early

Excitement is already ramping up for Black Friday, the year's most intense shopping event. Already we're seeing some leaked advertisements for various consumer items, with discounts on Apple products -- like the iPad , iPod , iMac, MacBook Air and ... MacBook Pro -- generating the most attention. Black Friday kicks off later this week and for most Americans marks the official beginning of the 2011 holiday season. For years now retailers and manufacturers alike have sought to generate a retail frenzy by drastically lowering prices on Black Friday. Apple Lowers Price on Most Products So, what deals ... (view more)

Tue
15
Nov
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iPhone 4s Battery Problems Persist, Despite Update

Apple's newest iPhone is highly popular, but its battery-life problem continues despite a system update intended to fix it. On Thursday morning, Apple released iOS 5.0.1, designed specifically to resolve a bug that reportedly drains the iPhone 4S's ... battery at a too-rapid rate. Unfortunately, some users remain unsatisfied, while others seem to feel the update has made the situation worse. (Source: computerworld.com ) Update Problems Prompt Hardware Fears "After upgrading to 5.0.1 my iPhone is draining the battery even faster!" said Apple forum user. Another, user says that after ... (view more)

Mon
07
Nov
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iPhone, iPad to Receive Major Facelifts in 2012: Report

Recently, Apple announced it would revamp its popular MacBook Pro line of laptop computers. Now, a new report suggests the Cupertino-based company will provide similar updates and upgrades for all of its major products, including the MacBook Air, ... iPad tablet computer, and iPhone, in 2012. The new MacBook Pro has much-improved hardware, including faster processors and larger hard drives. Luckily for Apple fans, the new MacBook Pro's price point hasn't changed, even though the new hardware upgrades offer considerably better performance than before. iPad Updates, iPad 3 Expected by Late 2012 ... (view more)

Sat
29
Oct
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Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro

We've heard a lot in recent weeks about attempts by Acer and Asus to overcome Apple's dominance of the high-speed, extreme-portability niche computer market with the release of their 'Ultrabooks' . Only time will tell if these slick and slim new PCs ... can take down the MacBook Air, but in the meantime Apple is boosting the power of its MacBook Pro line of not-so-portable but exceptionally powerful computers. This is the first update that the MacBook Pro has received from Apple since early this year, when the company introduced Intel's Sandy Bridge processor architecture. Hardware Specs Up, ... (view more)

Mon
24
Oct
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iPad vs Book: Study Probes Effects of Screen Reading

According to a new study, older people are able to read text off the iPad much faster than if they were using a "real" book. In fact, the iPad proved easier for reading than even e-readers like the Kindle. The study was performed by a research team ... from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, in Germany. "E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the worldwide book market," the researchers said in their report. "However, readers can be particularly skeptical when it comes to e-books and electronic reading devices. The objective of the study was to investigate ... (view more)

Tue
18
Oct
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Record-Selling iPhone 4S Under Legal Threat

Apple has announced it sold more than four million iPhone 4S handsets in the first three days after its launch. However, legal action could put a halt to sales in Japan and Australia. Apple iPhone 4s: Fastest Selling iPhone to Date According to ... reports, Apple racked up the four million sales this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, making this the fastest-selling iPhone model. While it won't keep that pace up as the initial rush winds down, there's still a good chance it could set a world record. Guiness World of Records is monitoring sales across the next two to three months, paying particular ... (view more)

Fri
14
Oct
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iPhone 4 Values Plummet

With the iPhone 4S pre-ordering like hot cakes, it appears the value of Apple's regular, old iPhone 4 is plummeting in value. According to recent reports, the resale price of a standard iPhone 4 is being reduced virtually every day. Word of the ... value reduction comes from NextWorth, which reported to MSNBC that up until the announcement of the iPhone 4S one could get $250 for a 16GB iPhone 4 in average condition. Now, one would be lucky to get $200 flat for that same phone, or $215 for the larger 32GB version of the device. Most iPhone 4's Available for $200 Similar values are being reported ... (view more)

Thu
06
Oct
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56

Apple co-founder, chairman and former CEO Steve Jobs died yesterday (October 5th, 2011) at the age of 56. Arguably, Steve Jobs was one of the single most important figures in the tech industry during the last decade, and will leave a big hole to ... fill for the Cupertino-based firm. In 2004, Steve Jobs announced that he was struggling with a tumor in his pancreas, and though the initial prognosis was poor, surgery appeared to successfully remove the cancer. In recent years Jobs had been forced to step in and out of the limelight due to the nagging illness. Early Wednesday night Apple released a ... (view more)

Fri
26
Aug
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns

Steve Jobs has announced that he will step down as CEO of Apple Inc., currently the world's second-most profitable tech company. The news initially resulted in a stiff drop in Apple stock, though shares have rebounded since Jobs made the ... announcement on Wednesday. Jobs has been Apple's chief for the last 14 years, and that decade-and-a-half has proven extremely lucrative for the Cupertino, California-based company. Under Jobs, Apple went from a relatively obscure computer and software company to the premium designer and manufacturer of the world's hottest gadgets, including the iconic iPod, ... (view more)

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