Apple started off their 2015 annual ‘Lucky Bag’ promotion in Japan on Thursday. Which gives customers some big discounts on Apple products and accessories. A ‘Lucky Bag’ is a Japanese New Year tradition, also known as a ‘Fukubukuro’, which offers a bag for a set price, which is filled with unknown or random items, which might even contain Apple’s new iPhone 6. Read more
Apple’s marketing team has recently made a new webpage worldwide named “Start Something New” to highlight the iPhone 6 and the iPad as a way of creating art through drawings and photographs. Read more
Apple recently announced on Tuesday evening that their iTunes Connect portal is now open again, after taking a break for the holidays, which now allows developers to once again manage their apps with price changes, updates, and more. Read more
New York City is considering drivers to pay for their parking tickets using their iPhones. While the city is said to be searching for a new way, or looking to update their old system with something a little more user-friendly, the city is said to be currently considering several options, like Apple Pay, which MarketWatch reports. Read more
Apple has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging that it doesn’t inform their customers in depth about how much storage iOS 8 takes up on their device, and how the company’s alternative to the situation is for users to buy more space on iCloud; this was reported by SiliconBeat. Read more
Recently on Tuesday, Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO which describes a stylus that will allow a user to write on any surface, and translate it onto their iPhone or iPad. The feature set is similar to the Livescribe 3 Smartpen, that works on Livescribe Dot Paper by using an onboard camera.
A report on Monday by the The Wall Street Journal, points out deep detail about GT Advanced and how they filed a motion requesting permission to follow through with their ‘Key Employee Incentive Plan’ for certain insiders (KEIP), and ‘Key Employee retention Plan’ for non-insiders (KERP). Both of which are performance-driven initiatives designed to motivate top executives.
Apple is currently using TSMC and Samsung to manufacture A8 and A8X chips for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But, recent sources tell us that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company better known as TSMC, will remain the major supplier for Apple’s upcoming 14-nanometer A9 processor. This was reported by Taipei Times.
Mobile analytics firm Flurry did their December holiday week research, like every year, but this time some pretty interesting stuff surfaced up. The iPhone accounted for 51% of new device activations from December 19th, to December 25th, putting a pretty good lead on the rest of the competition, which combined only accounted for 26.5%.
Incipio brings a new kind of style to the iPhone 6 with their Highland case. Made to be a sophisticated folio style case with a sturdy, premium rigid textile front cover and a sleek brushed aluminum style finish. The folio’s cover includes an interior slot to store your credit card or ID, and converts into a kickstand mode for hands-free media viewing. Read more