Apple Invites Reporters To Show iPhone 6 Plus Can’t Bend In Regular Use

With so much news around the bending of iPhone 6 Plus, followed by a video which showed how easily the phone bends, Apple, as expected, didn’t let the issue go unnoticed. Apple has released a statement to several different media houses, stating that bending of the phone during regular use is “extremely rare” and it was only nine customers who have complained about bending issues. Read More

QA Manager Responsible For iOS 8.0.1 Was Also Behind Maps Fiasco

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Bloomberg has looked into what really went wrong with iOS 8.0.1 and who is accountable for the whole mess. Their report points the finger at a QA manager who in the past had overseen quality control for Apple Maps project before its launch.

According to Bloomberg,

The same person at Apple was in charge of catching problems before both products were released. [...] the mid-level manager overseeing quality assurance for Apple’s iOS mobile-software group, was also in charge of quality control for maps, according to people familiar with Apple’s management structure.

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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 To Fix Issues And Bugs

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Following a major flaw with the recently released iOS 8.0.1 which resulted in Apple pulling it back, today Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 to fix the major issues. This was done without any delay so as to cause least possible trouble to Apple users who experienced Touch ID and cellular issues after downloading iOS 8.0.1. It is available for over-the-air download and besides fixing iOS 8.0.1 bugs, it also fixes the bugs the previous release was supposed to. Read More

Competition Between Apple And Google Is More Brutal Than Ever: Eric Schmidt

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To promote their recently published book “How Google Works”, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg did an interview with Bloomberg. The book covers a wide range of topics about Google, like its strategy, corporate culture, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and a lot more. During the interview, Schmidt spoke about Apple’s iOS vis-a-vis Google’s Android and the recently launched Apple phones. Read More

Apple Pulls iOS 8.0.1 Within Few Hours Of Its Release

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Yesterday, Apple released an update for iOS 8 which was expected to fix bugs and address some issues. However, in addition to providing solution to existing issues in iOS 8, it added some serious bugs that killed the basic operations, like cellular connectivity and disabling the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. After twelve hours of release of the update and a lot of hue and cry among users who updated to iOS 8.0.1, Apple published a new help document. Read More

Android L To Be launched By November 1, Nexus 9 In Mid-October

Android LWhile Android L and the new Nexus devices are scheduled to be on display in mid-October of this year, the final workable version of Android L will not be available until November 1, according to a report by Android Authority. On September 18, it was rumored on Twitter that Nexus 9 might be available from October 16. The rumours, combined with a tweet from the Android blogger Paul O’Brien, made the date of release seem authentic. Moreover, there might be new phone hardware and a “new software initiative” which refers to the final release of Android L. Read More

The iPhone 6 Plus Could Bend In Your Pocket

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Besides people posting videos on YouTube showing how easily an iPhone 6 Plus bends, the internet is full of articles that discuss the strength of the phone. The videos specifically show how easily, with a slight pressure applied from both ends, the shape of the phone can be deformed. In fact, to make it more interesting a YouTube user has posted a video that checks whether a Samsung phone of a similar size also bends. Read More

How Thick Is The Apple Watch?

Apple WatchEverytime Apple launches a new product, the critics in the market have mixed views, with some standing by the product and with others finding reasons to say the product is not so great. Again, as Apple plans to launch its Watch, critics are finding reasons to say it’s not as unique as it should have been. So what’s the problem this time? According to the critics, the Apple Watch is quite thick and not sleek like the recently launched Apple products or other companies’ products that are coming out in the market. Read More

Apple Has Acquired iPad Magazine Publishing Company PRSS

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Apple has recently acquired digital magazine company Prss. Prss is a Dutch startup company and has made a web App to create iPad compatible magazines through its platform that does not require any coding knowledge. The news about acquisition was first reported by Dutch blog iCulture which was unsure about the acquisition, but the news was later confirmed by Apple:

Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.

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