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Foxconn begins shipping budget iPhone?

A Chinese tech blog claims that Foxconn has already begun shipping the new “budget” iPhone to Apple. The piece claims that an inside source at Foxconn has said that the first budget iPhones have already shipped, for a fall released, according to the Wall Street Journal, a budget iPhone, or iPhone mini launch is slated for the second half of this year. We…

Latest dubious rumor(s): “iPhone 6″ to launch “weeks” after iPhone 5S’ supposed September 20th release

International Business Times thinks it’s nailed the iPhone 5S launch times, and has arrived at the September 10th date for announcement (release on 18th) with seemingly little more than some “logic”. “In 2012, iOS 6 was introduced June 11 and saw its release date on Sept. 19 — exactly 100 days after its unveiling. We don’t think Tim Cook wants to mess…

Apple paid no UK tax last year, despite making almost £60m in profit

Apple’s tax avoidance has been something of a major point this year. Not long ago CEO Tim Cook and COO Peter Oppenheimer appeared in front of the U.S. Senate to discuss its tax practices. In that questioning period, Cook claimed the company paid $6 billion in taxes to the U.S. government that year. And – while that may be true – the company isn’t being…

Apple iWatch trademark filed for in Japan

Speculation surrounding an Apple branded smart watch has been building for some time. In fact, with Tim Cook himself stating that the company is intensely interested in the wearable tech market and seeing wrist-worn devices as being that sector’s future, it’s clear the company is up to something. Making the interest even clearer is a revelation this…

iOS 7 jailbroken already?

Nothing official has been announced yet, but it looks like iOS 7 has already been jailbroken. Developer, Ryan Petrich (@rpetrich on Twitter) has uploaded a picture of his iPod touch running iOS 7 and with his own tweak, Activator running on it. Looking at the icons on the dock and the design of the popup warning, it looks authentic: As soon as any…

Kyle’s Top 5: Features in iOS 7 so far

Now that I have had enough time to go to iOS 7, revert back to iOS 6 because of poor app compatibility, then go back to iOS 7 because I felt lost without Control Center and everything just looked, old. So after going back to iOS 7 (I was only back on iOS 6 for maybe 3 days, having installed iOS 7 beta 1 on the first day), I started playing around, and these…