Has Apple pressed pause on its television plans?

by Kenny Hemphill on 11 November 2013 in Comment

Apple’s plans to launch a line of television sets in 2014 have been shelved, according to a report from research firm, NPD DisplaySearch. Citing sources in the ‘TV supply chain,’ NPD’s Paul Gagnon explained that ‘it appears that Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again.’ Gagnon [...]

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Apple negotiating directly with production companies for Apple TV

by Kenny Hemphill on 22 August 2013 in Comment

It’s been an open secret for a couple of years that Apple has been trying, without success, to negotiate with US cable TV companies so it can provide direct access to their content on whatever Apple TV becomes. It’s no surprise that cable companies are reluctant; subscriber lists are their life-blood and handing them over [...]

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Thoughts on censorship

by Adam Banks on 28 January 2013 in Comment

In response to Apple’s removal of the 500px app from the App Store on the grounds that some content made available by users on the 500px service was “pornographic”, and questions about the future of Twitter’s Vine video-sharing app, we repost this piece from 2010 by our Editor in Chief on Apple’s approach to censorship. [...]

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What’s up with iPhone 5 sales?

by Kenny Hemphill on 14 January 2013 in Comment

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Apple has cut its orders for iPhone 5 components ‘due to weaker-than-expected demand.’ In itself, that’s no big surprise. Worries about the economy, in the US in particular, may well have put potential buyers’ off. And the Journal itself says ‘the move indicates that sales of the new [...]

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Apple tells users Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself on Monday

by Kenny Hemphill on 3 January 2013 in Comment

Apple has acknowledged the Do Not Disturb bug in iOS 6, but instead of promising an update to fix it has told users that it will fix itself on Monday. It doesn’t explain why or how it will fix itself, leaving developers and reporters to come up with a variety of possible explanations. The most [...]

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What does iPhoto for iPad tell us about Apple’s mapping plans?

by Kenny Hemphill on 12 March 2012 in Comment

The brand new iPhoto for iOS, released last week, includes the ability to identify the location a photo was taken by plotting it on a map, or allowing the app to do it for you if the file contains location metadata. Until now, Apple has used Google for all of its mapping tools, but on [...]

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