• An answer to the U.S. Apple manufacturing conundrum?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 6, 2012 at 10:24AM
    Recently we posted a news story that showed some Mac products are stamped 'Assembled in U.S.A.' Looks like these units may have been early production units from an undisclosed U.S. assembly facility. Read the article here. Great news for domestic labor as well as Apple. Not a lot of good news...
  • Is there some secret iMac assembly plant in the US?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:47AM
    From iFixit’s ritual iMac dismemberment yesterday, we learn that the particular 21.5-inch iMac they bought says it was "Assembled in USA”. The moniker isn’t new—we’ve seen it since at least a few iMac models back on the packaging. But as far as we can tell, "Assembled in USA”...
  • iTunes 11 Coming in 'Next Few Days'?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 22, 2012 at 09:14PM
    I guess I'm not the only person who was having iTunes 10 crashing all the time. Good news, if its true, is that a major upgrade is around the corner. Check it out here
  • New Apple iPhone 5 case with built in battery

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 18, 2012 at 06:27PM
    Unfortunately there is no photo to go with this article but anyone with an iPhone knows how bad the battery life is. Read the article here. Apple is always slow to allow third party accessories so anyone with an iPhone 5 might be on the lookout for this. 
  • First iPad mini teardown reveals Samsung display

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:37PM
    Kind of funny that the first day a product hits the shelves people are already tearing these things apart but in the ultra competitive business world there is a lot of info to glean during these teardowns. Here is one for your reading pleasure.
  • Meet Philips Hue!

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:35PM
    The electronics giant becomes the latest company to launch a web-enabled LED light bulb, capable of interacting with smartphones and tablets to automate lighting in the home using integrated wireless technology. Philips Hue will launch in Apple Stores from tomorrow, including a starter pack of...
  • iOS VP Scott Forstall and head of retail John Browett leaving Apple

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:31PM
    Apple has just announced a major executive shake-up: Senior VP of iOS software Scott Forstall is leaving Apple at the end of the year — he'll be serving in an advisory role to CEO Tim Cook until his departure. Additional executive changes include the departure of retail head John Browett, with...
  • Apple debuts iPad mini

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:23PM
    The new Apple-branded tablet boasts a 1,024-by-768-pixel resolution, like the previous-generation 9.7-inch iPad models, but it has a 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell that is 53 percent lighter and 23 percent thinner. The iPad mini also has a dual-core Apple A5 processor, a 5-megapixel iSight...
  • Foxconn says iPhone 5 is 'the most difficult device' it's ever assembled

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 17, 2012 at 05:45PM

    An official with Foxconn has explained that Apple's new iPhone 5 is the most difficult device the company has ever had to assemble, leading to constraints in production. Workers have indicated that the soft metal shell of the iPhone 5 is prone to scratches in all phases of assembly, which...
  • Apple announces special event for Oct. 23

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 16, 2012 at 05:32PM
    Apple on Tuesday announced a special event to be held on October 23, 2012 in San Jose. The event is scheduled to take place at 10:00 am PT. Unlike other recent events that have been held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple will hold this event at the California Theatre...
  • The iPhone 5′s launch was so massive that it boosted the air cargo industry

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:43PM
    Overall, expectations are cautiously optimistic, with mostly activity flat or expanding modestly. However, the idea that the iPhone 5 launch (and that’s really what we’re talking about here, although other tech toys contributed) could boost air shippers like FedEx and UPS is fairly notable:...
  • The iPad Mini Will Be Less of Everything

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk, Victor Oshiro | Posted October 2, 2012 at 11:03AM reports to have obtained parts for the upcoming iPad mini. The parts, labeled in the gallery above, according to the Russian-language website, were from a source who visited the factory in Asia. Notables include the plastic spacer bars, which Apple has traditionally used...
  • The Most Common iPhone 5 Glitches and Their Fixes

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:55AM
    Reports of problems with the iPhone 5 continue. This is probably why I always wait for the second edition of a phone from Apple before jumping in. A couple of fixes are in this article and it leads to other articles with more fixes. 

  • A Week With the iPhone 5

    Posted September 29, 2012 at 02:27PM
    Gizmodo: The iPhone hasn't been the only interesting or worthwhile phone for some time now—the Galaxy III and the Lumia 920 and the HTC One X all have a hint of glory—but there's no doubt it's the most venerable by a longshot. Apple's is the It Phone, and you or someone you know is going to...
  • Apple CEO apologizes for Maps flaws, recommends rivals

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 28, 2012 at 02:08PM
    Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead.

    The rare apology follows Apple's launch of its own...

  • Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 phones in first weekend

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted September 24, 2012 at 01:15PM
    Apple sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 phones since the highly anticipated device went on sale on Friday, setting a new sales record for the device, Apple announced Monday.

    Over the weekend, the company outpaced the 4 million iPhone 4S units that it sold during last year's opening weekend,...

  • iPhone 5 owners report scuffs and scratches out of the box

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 24, 2012 at 12:59PM
    When Apple VP Phil Schiller took the stage on September 12th to talk about the company’s new iPhone 5 hardware he went on at length about the exacting level of precision that goes into its manufacture. But despite Apple's insistence that its tolerances are measured in microns, several iPhone 5...

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