Apple’s plans for Touch ID: trackpad for 5”+ iPhones, all display as fingerprint scanner & more in a patent app
Nov25

Apple’s plans for Touch ID: trackpad for 5”+ iPhones, all display as fingerprint scanner & more in a patent app

When iPhone 5S launched, the new word entered the discussion pretty soon. Many early users and reviewers agreed that the new Apple smartphone was “futureproof”. They were talking about the new 64-bit A7 CPU powering iPhone 5S, and M7 coprocessor that continuously tracks motion data. Value of both of those chips is pretty limited today, but they will enable a whole class of new apps and user experiences in the future. But A7 and M7 are...

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iPad mini with Retina display now available through Apple’s online store
Nov12

iPad mini with Retina display now available through Apple’s online store

When Apple announced iPad mini with Retina display, they didn’t provide the date when it will become available. A lot of blog posts have been written since then, speculating when that will happen and why the launch mini was delayed. Well, it seems that iPad mini with retina display wasn’t delayed too long. It is now available through Apple’s online store, starting at $399 for 16GB model. Apple shows iPad Mini with Retina display...

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Retina iPad Mini delayed due to LCD burn-ins at Sharp and LG. Apple is talking to Samsung to fix things
Nov08

Retina iPad Mini delayed due to LCD burn-ins at Sharp and LG. Apple is talking to Samsung to fix things

When Apple announced iPad Mini with Retina display, they didn’t provide its release date. Which was very unusual for  Steve Jobs’s company. But there was a very good reason for that. Apple simply can not make enough iPad Minis with Retina display. And why is that? Because of the displays, of course. Turns out, the screens with the pixel density Apple requires for Retina iPad Mini, are not so easy to come by.  They’ve been talking to 4...

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Apple is working on 12.9” iPad Maxi for early 2014 release
May28

Apple is working on 12.9” iPad Maxi for early 2014 release

The first half of this year was really slow, as far as the new Apple post PC devices were concerned. Heck, I do not remember when, almost six months into the year, Apple didn’t announce a single new post PC product. Where the heck is the new iPad, the new iPad mini, the new iOS 7 overview? No wonder fans and investors are starting to lose patience with Tim Cook’s team. But don’t worry, things are cooking (sorry for the pun)...

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iPads are not computers, Google does not do hardware, Facebook Phone and other predictions

EXCLUSIVE! Called it! First! We analysts love to point out what we got right. Rarely do we admit when we are wrong. If you look back over the past eighteen months, however, you will note that those of us who engage in mobile industry speculation are wrong nearly as often as we are right. Consider this my confession – given on behalf of the entire fraternity. These are what I consider to be our biggest flubs: The Facebook Phone How did...

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Enough with the App Obsession. Here are the Only 10 Apps You Need on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10!
Feb14

Enough with the App Obsession. Here are the Only 10 Apps You Need on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10!

Am I really the only one that finds it completely ridiculous when people don’t buy a phone because it only has 70,000 or 150,000 apps? I can’t possibly be. If I hear one more person say that Windows Phone has no apps or BlackBerry 10 can’t succeed because it is “missing” 700,000 apps that iOS has, all faith in humanity will be lost. Enough already, people. Unless you review apps for a living or just like to collect them, there...

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Apple’s wearable computing/personal items sensor network integrated with your iWatch or iPhone
Feb12

Apple’s wearable computing/personal items sensor network integrated with your iWatch or iPhone

Wearable computing as the next big thing where Apple could make a huge contribution and finally get the market going, has been chatted up on the interwebs for years. We here, on UV, have speculated about it too, saying that Apple should kill its iPod line and create an iPod Tricorder. It seems that Apple has been listening and thinking about how to get into the the wearable computing business, for years now. And now we’ve got proof of...

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Top 10 things I hate about Android

I admire Apple, and love their story. They are a wildly successful, highly innovative company, founded by one of America’s great visionaries, Steve Jobs. Apple’s story encompasses birth to boom to near-death to re-birth to conquering the world. Yet their best days lie ahead. I believe that mobile computing is the central computing paradigm for this generation and Apple, simply put, makes the best; the best smartphone, the best tablet,...

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Apple should kill iPod, create iPod Tricorder and own wearable computing

How much weight have you lost so far this year? It’s been a week – have you gone for a run everyday, as you promised with your new year’s resolutions? Fitness, good health, good habits, these are all part of the annual promises we make. Quit smoking, always take the stairs, watch what we eat. In fact, devices, services, websites and apps that help us in our personal goals are a big business. One that’s certain to get bigger. I think...

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Predictions for Apple in 2013: iTV, iPhone 5S, new iPads and Siri out of beta

Wow, what a year it has been for the tech world. We heard big news from Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many other companies. Apple had many major headlines, from the maps hoopla to the introductions of the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iMacs. Regardless of several new products being revealed this year, the question still remains — what will Apple do next? It is one of the reasons the company continues to be...

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