During his State of the Union address, President Obama reaffirmed a point that could impact the way we buy Apple products while simultaneously reinvigorating the American manufacturing industry and launching us into the beginning of the end for U.S. companies’ outsourcing. (At least the President would humbly like to believe
Just as iPhone 5 availability has improved by a week (now taking 2-3 weeks for orders from the Apple Store to ship), comes reports sporting the addition of the "S" we have come to expect from a follow-up release. Don't get too cozy with iPhone 5 as Apple may be pushing its follow-up much more aggressively, with new rumors pointing to production testing beginning this December. Such a speedy production timeframe could mean that we will see iPhone 5S much earlier than anticipated.
10.1" iPad's little brother (or perhaps we should consider it a cousin) has been slimming down, working off those calories in vicious Temple Run sessions. The rumored iPad Mini could look quite distinct in comparison to the current model. It could be taking a significant reduction in all dimensions to become extremely minimal for a tablet of its class.
Uh oh, next-generation manufacturing issues on the down-low! Reportedly, the battery to be included inside the new iPhone expected to be released this fall has been facing complications in manufacturing. According to the Chinese news source Sina, only 30% of currently-produced batteries meet Apple's standards.
Life inside Foxconn's various factories hasn't been regarded as an ideal workplace in the past years, nor recently. It's been questioned as to whether or not working conditions are suitable or if workers are treated possibly, and as a decisive act, Apple has stepped in themselves by ordering a investigation of Foxconn's factories.
Way back in December of last year, 2011 if you’ve only woken up now after years of rest, it was rumored that one of Apple’s manufacturers based in China, Foxconn, was planning a large expansion. In hopes of eventually hiring 100,000 workers to work production jobs at their factory, the
There have been rumors going around that both the fifth-generation iPhone and the second-generation iPad will see releases pushed past their usual launch window. Both rumored delays to the expected release dates of the devices are assumedly the cause of Apple’s increasingly more demanding manufacturing and desire for a massive
The iPhone is great for a lot of everyday uses, but dog chew toy is definitely not one of them. Luckily the folks over at Haute Diggety Dog have created the iBone, a textile stand-in for your precious iPhone so your dog can join in the i-fun. It may not get very good reception, but it's better than lobbing the real deal across your lawn into the slobbery jaws of death. Grab one from their site or Amazon for $11.95. [Engadget via Investor Spot]
Some new iPhone users have reported finishing activating their new phones to find.. a picture of a strange woman with an even stranger hat? Or at least thats what one member of the MacRumor forums is reporting. After syncing it for the first time in iTunes his lock screen background he found out was a a photo of one of the iPhone factory workers. This is not the first case of photos coming pre-loaded onto new iPhone 3G's but it is one of the first to have 1. a person, and 2. the lock screen photo changed. What say you readers? Have you had a similar experience? via MacRumors