These iPhone 6 renders are inspired by the iPod Nano

The iPod line may not be at its peak of popularity, but they are still pretty great little devices. A new render of what the iPhone 6 might look like is based upon the iPod Nano, and frankly — I want it. Badly.

The render includes a larger display, as well as a much thinner design. Aluminum and glass are still very prominent in the design, though the harsh edges have been swapped out in favor of curves that harken back to the iPod Nano.

[iPhoneClub.nl]

Post a response / What do you think?
 

One million iPhones added to China Mobile in February

china-mobile-e1375299063364

China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, added roughly one million iPhone users in February alone. The iPhone was recently launched on the carrier, and it seems as if the device is seeing fairly high adoption.

“We added 1.34 million new 4G users in February and most of them are iPhone users. We are happy with the progress as we are still building our 4G network and the coverage is only available in some major cities,” China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua told The Wall Street Journal.

[The WSJ]

Post a response / What do you think?
 

Tim Cook comments on “Haunted Empire”

Tim Cook

Tim Cook made various comments to CNBC about the latest book that purports to show the inside details of Apple. The book, it is fair to say, isn’t particularly kind to the company, post Steve Jobs. As the title would suggest, it conveys the sense that Apple is lacking a cohesive leader following Jobs’ death in 2011.

Tim Cook said the following about the book: (more…)

Post a response / What do you think?
 

How bad is Apple’s SSL security bug?

iPad Air side

Apple yesterday released iOS 7.0.6 (and iOS 6.1.6 for devices that didn’t support iOS 7), and it contained a massive fix. At the time, it wasn’t clear how necessary this patch was. But today, it’s obvious that literally everyone should be updating to iOS 7.0.6. Don’t believe me? Ask pod2g, a famed developer/hacker that has helped bring various jailbreaks into existence:

(more…)

Post a response / What do you think?
 

Apple purchases Burstly, TestFlight beta testing suite

testflight

Apple has purchased Burstly, a company that produces the TestFlight beta testing suite. TestFlight is used by developers and beta-testers alike to distribute apps before they see a full release on the App Store. This is, by far, Burstly’s most popular service, though they also have mobile ad and analytic software. (more…)

Post a response / What do you think?
 

Tesla CEO did speak with Apple, acquisition “very unlikely”

2012-tesla-model-s-628-lead

A few days ago, a rumor circulated stating that Apple’s Mergers and Acquisition team had made a visit to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla. Various rumors sprouted from there, stating that Apple was going to purchase Tesla. Elon Musk has confirmed that he has spoken with Apple, but he says that any kind of acquisition is “very unlikely.” (more…)

Post a response / What do you think?
 

Samsung reportedly out of A8 chip production

Samsung, previously one of the largest contributors to Apple’s supply chain, is reportedly out of production on the A8 chip after failing to meet yield rate expectations on the new 20 nm design. This comes by way of TechNews Taiwan. (more…)

Post a response / What do you think?
 

Flextronics-assembled Macs are being made in Texas

Texas Flag

Apple continues to grow its assembly and manufacturing base, and the latest burst of growth is in the US. The Mac Pro is entirely assembled in the US, and it seems as if other Macs are also being made in the Texas as well. This comes after Tim Cook, Apple CEO, stated in 2012 that the company would invest $100 million a year in expanding their US manufacturing operations. The US is the “third-largest hub,” trailing China and Japan.

[Bloomberg]

Post a response / What do you think?
 

JP Morgan analyst wants Apple to release an OS X-iOS device

new_iMac_610x482_copy_610x482

Despite the idea of two different operating systems being bolted together being a disastrous move for Microsoft, an analyst believes that such a product could “jump start” OS X and iOS sales. I’m not sure why either of those need to be jump started, particularly with the most recent sales figures, but hey — he’s an analyst. (more…)

Post a response / What do you think?
 

Apple claims 87% of smartphone profit share, Samsung holds 32%

iPhone 5S Front

Profit share is another way to tell which competitors in an industry are doing well. With the smartphone market, Apple and Samsung hold more than 100% of industry profits — meaning that other players are losing money. According to Patrick Seitz of Investor.com, Apple holds 87.4% and Samsung comes in second, with 32.2% of all profits. (more…)

Post a response / What do you think?