The third confirmation of the iWatch rumor has been revealed. After the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal’s sources whispered of Apple working on a wristwatch computing device, Bloomberg queried its own internal sources and published some juicy information about the iWatch project that Apple reportedly has in
The next-generation iPhone may be joined by a smaller, cheaper version of the increasingly popular device if a new report by Bloomberg is to be believed. It is very likely that Apple does indeed have a smaller iPhone almost ready for production, but do not be surprised if Apple does
Although Apple officially announced that the iPad would go on sale at the end of March, the actual release date may be a few days sooner. According to a blog post from The Examiner, an Apple Store employee commented that Apple is planning on launching the iPad on Friday, March 26th at 6 P.M. in a similar fashion as the original iPhone launch. The author also claimed that Apple employees will be receiving the iPad for training on March 10th, commercials will begin airing on March 15th and those who camp out for the iPad will receive a "special gift."
The much-anticipated 3G enabled version of the iPad will follow the Wi-Fi iPad launch by about 30 days, according to Apple.
Engadget today is pointing to a Twitter post from Eldar Murtazin, Editor In Cheif at Mobile Review, where he says that, "Foxconn received order for next generation iphone." Why is this comment relevant? Well according to Engadget, Eldar is "the ultimate insider when it come[s] to all things mobile," so they believe him. We've never heard of Eldar or his site, but they supposedly have a good rep for predicting these sorts of things.
Whether you believe Murtazin or not, it does make sense considering Apple's timeline of a yearly iPhone refresh over the summer.
Apple may have underestimated its iPhone 3GS handset, as several sources are indicating that Apple has recently increased manufacturing orders for the iPhone 3GS by up to 20%. The company has apparently increased fourth-quarter orders for the iPhone 3GS to its Taiwan-based manufacturing partners Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Primax Electronics by 17-20%, noted the sources.
The final text messages of Sun Danyong, the Foxconn worker who committed suicide after losing a prototype iPhone, have been released to the public. They make the picture of what happened before his death a little clearer, and all the more disturbing.
Sun Danyong, a 25 year old employee of Chinese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is believed to have committed suicide after losing one of 16 iPhone prototypes that had been placed in his care by the company. Reports claim that his suicide was after what may have been an illegal search of his home, as well as being physically detained and possibly even abused during questioning.
Foxconn, the company responsible for the manufacturing of the iPhone and now iPhone 3G, came under investigation in 2006 for claims that workers were being forced to work in inhumane conditions. Apple had the investigation done and issued a report touting mostly positive results with the exception of some pretty inhumane conditions. Afterward they said they were handling things, and that it was under control.