Tag Archives: iPhone

iPhone 5c reported to be discontinued in 2015

Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5c next year, according to Industrial and Commercial Times (via MacRumors). The taiwanese publication purports that the company will stop producing the unapologetically plastic device in the middle with suppliers Windstorm and Foxconn winding down manufacturing of the colorful device. The report comes just days after…

BlackBerry wants you to ‘Trade Up’ from your iPhone to a Passport, offering up to $550 for old devices

Has the BlackBerry Passport got you itching to switch back to a QWERTY-clad smartphone? If so, BlackBerry has got a deal for you. The company is set to launch its Trade Up program on December 1 and is offering iPhone users up to $550 in credit when they trade in the device for the newly-launched Passport. The BlackBerry Passport Trade Up initiative…

Apple releases new “Reservations” and “Gamers” advertisements

As we approach Black Friday and the holiday season, advertisements will be vying for our attention more than usual. Apple has released two new TV advertisements today, titled “Reservations” and “Gamers.” They continue the series of ads featuring Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The advertisements follow the signature Apple model of showing the product…

KGI: Apple to sell 71.5 million iPhones in Q4, iPhone 6 sales double 6 Plus

Apple is forecast to sell 71.5 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to strong seasonal demand, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). The figure is buoyed by strong demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but the analyst believes that shipments will decrease drastically for Q1 2015. For comparison, Apple sold 51…

Tons of apps turn (RED) in App Store updates

In support of PRODUCT(RED), many of the App Store’s most popular apps are being updated with various limited edition features. These updated apps are most easily identified by new app icons, which have been modified with a (RED) theme. Most apps offer some kind of in-app purchase that will add functionality or a different aesthetic to the app. These…

The best Apple Black Friday deals [Buyer's Guide]

With Black Friday (November 28th) right around the corner, millions of Americans will spend all night shopping for the best deals in technology. Apple products are always a big hit, so here’s a roundup of all the best deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs, accessories, and more, from all of the top retailers. We’ve even included a “schedule” with store opening…

Apple files patent to resolve cellular dead spots

Dead spots are a nuisance that most people have experienced with their cellphones. Whether it’s a blip that causes a dropped call, or a large zone of sustained agony, the experience is always less than ideal. It looks like Apple may offer a solution to that problem in a future release of iOS with their latest patent, which offers a way for carriers to…

Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad goes free

Microsoft’s Office apps for iOS are now free. In a surprising move, reported by The Verge, the company has decided to offer its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for free on mobile — no more Office 365 subscription required to edit documents or store them in the cloud. The new version of the apps also brings you iPhone up to speed with your iPad in terms…

iOttie Easy Flex 3 review: A versatile mount for your iPhone

If you use your iPhone for its satellite navigation capabilities in your car, or if you like to have an easily adjustable mount for your device on your desk, you’ve probably heard of iOttie — makers of a number of mounts and stands for smartphones. The company’s Easy Flex 3 is its latest attempt to revolutionize the mounting experience. The Easy…

The TiP Weekly: Mobile payment wars, Tim Cook comes out, and more…

Hello and welcome to the first installment of The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we’re going to be bringing you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of it as a…