Posts by Tim Clinton

Apple issues statement in response to Maps criticism

In response to heavy criticism over Apple’s new Maps software included with the launch of iOS 6, Apple has released a statement explaining that the company is working hard to makes things better. Google has also recently submitted their own native maps app to the App Store, so the fruit company has to fix things fast, or its Maps may be a…

iPhoto app update and Shared Photo Streams for iOS 6

With the release of iOS 6 today, many things were updated for our wonderful iPhones and iPads. Among those updates were some new features for iOS’s iPhoto application. iPhoto update 1.1 for iOS new features: Six new Apple-designed ink effects Collection of new Coaching tips in the help system to help new users Uploading capabilities to iTunes…

iPhone 5: Hitting a grey market near you

It may not be the most convenient thing in the world, but with a quick trip to Hong Kong you can get your very own iPhone 5 for the low low price of 1,100 dollars! Wow!  Well this isn’t exactly a discount considering that the iPhone 5 will be on retail this Friday for 720 dollars, but at least you can say that you got a new iPhone from a grey market dealer…

Apps being approved at a “rapid pace” for new iPhone 5

With the new iPhone 5 comes a bigger screen. With the bigger screen comes the need for bigger apps. In order to make sure you don’t load up a thousand letter-boxed applications the day you get your sparkling new iPhone 5, Apple is approving app updates for iOS 6 at a “rapid pace” according to The New Web. Among the apps that have already been approved…

iPhone 5 unboxing pictures emerge

The first of many many many iPhone 5 unboxings has hit the web this Tuesday in the form of pictures. The images, given to BGR, contain everything you would like to see in the next iPhone’s box, from the external design to the beautiful white accessories we have grown accustomed to with every new Apple device. Check it out! First off we have the…

Pegatron reportedly producing 50 percent of iPad Minis

Featured on the front cover of the Taiwanese newspaper the Economic Daily, Apple has reportedly enlisted a company called Pegatron to produce anywhere from 50 to 60 percent of the much-rumored iPad Mini tablets. Assuming for a moment that the hype surrounding the iPad Mini isn’t a factor, this story is significant for another reason. If true, this will…

iPhone 5 smashes Apple PowerBook in processing power

At its most powerful configuration, Apple’s PowerBook, the predecessor of the MacBook Pro line, was a full inch thick, weighed up to a whopping seven pounds, and could run you up to 2 and a half grand. It must have been one heck of a machine, right? Well, in a recent benchmark test measuring processing speed, this powerhouse PowerBook was bested by none…

iPhone 5 to double mobile data consumption for iOS

Every time an iPhone is equipped with a quicker mobile internet connection, a sizable increase in mobile data consumption isn’t far behind. Continuing with that trend, one mobile intelligence analyst firm predicts that the 4G LTE-equipped iPhone 5 will double the total data consumption of iPhone users. Validas, the analyst firm in question, has…

Apple “blown away” by iPhone 5 pre-orders

iPhone 5 pre-orders went live at 12:01 AM PST this morning, and already Apple has completely run through its pre-order stock of the iPhone 5. In an interview with AllThingsD, an Apple spokeswoman relayed the company’s reaction to the unprecedented customer enthusiasm. “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told…

iPhone 5 Lightning Connector may support direct USB material hosting

According to Macotakara, Apple’s new iPhone 5 connector has the ability to host USB peripheral devices. This could mean Apple will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect devices such as keyboards and other Lightning-equipped mobile products to their iPhones. Even if Macotakara is correct in their report, Apple would have to build device support for this to…