iPhone 6 Display Production Snag, Apple’s Suppliers “Scrambling”

August 22, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Suppliers to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month’s expected launch, supply chain sources said. It’s unclear whether the hiccup could delay the launch or limit the number of phones initially available to […]

Xiaomi Orders Sapphire Crystal Smartphone Display Covers

August 22, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has tapped South Korean manufacturers to produce sapphire covers for a limited edition premium smartphone that it may launch as early as the year-end, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Friday. The report, citing no sources, said Xiaomi had ordered sapphire covers for 50,000 smartphones. The newspaper did not identify […]

iOS 8 Beta 6 Not Released To Developers, Only Carrier Testing Partners

August 21, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Though it appeared that the sixth iOS 8 beta had not been released alongside OS X Yosemite Beta 6, this wasn’t the case. iOS 8 Beta 6 had, indeed, been released–just not to the wider developer community. Thus far, developers have been seeded five betas of iOS 8 along with OS X Yosemite betas. On Monday, […]

Apple Building Its Largest Store Ever In Dubai, United Arab Emirates

August 21, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

At 2.4-million square feet, Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates houses over 700 retail stores and a ski resort. According to new reports, the mall will soon be home to the Middle East’s first and the world’s largest Apple retail store. According to EDGARdaily, the Cupertino-based company is arranging to replace the mall’s current cinema complex with its new […]

Apple’s iWatch May Not Debut Until 2015, Analyst Claims

August 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Though rumor has it that the iWatch may be debuting sometime in October, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is saying that this might not be the case. According to him, the debut of Apple’s smartwatch may well be postponed until 2015. In his words: “We reiterate our view that iWatch, as compared to existing products, and as Apple’s (US) first […]

Samsung-Barnes & Noble Partnership Results In Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

August 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Samsung and Barnes & Noble launched the Galaxy Tab 4 with Nook branding Wednesday, which is the first Android tablet optimized for reading e-books. The tablet is a revamped, co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and will have the same hardware specification. It will retail for $179. The new tablet, catering to readers of e-books, will […]

iTunes Radio, Beats Music Competition: Google’s New Music Service

August 19, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

It looks like iTunes Radio, Beats Music, Spotify, and Pandora all have some fresh competition coming up. Google is launching its own music streaming service called YouTube Music Key. Rumors that have been circulating are about to come to fruition, as Google’s new service could launch very soon–perhaps before the end of 2014. Users get […]

Samsung Acquires Quietside to Strengthen “Smart Home” Business

August 19, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its “smart home” business. It is the South Korean firm’s second such acquisition within a week after it said on Friday it had purchased SmartThings, a U.S.-based platform developer which builds apps that allow […]

8th Annual iTunes Festival Lineup Extended with The Script, Others

August 19, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Apple has been hosting its annual iTunes Festival since 2007, pairing music veterans with emerging artists for 30 nights in London. The company announced today that 21 more acts have been added to this year’s iTunes Festival lineup. Among those added are Lenny Kravitz and The Script who will be playing alongside the likes of Pharrell Williams, […]

BlackBerry Creates New Unit For “Promising Assets”

August 18, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets – cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices. The Canadian smartphone maker, which CEO John Chen is trying to revamp, said Sandeep Chennakeshu will start immediately as president […]