The only thing people want to do is make jokes and memes about Apples new smartphone

Apple has finally unveiled its new line of smartphones after months of anticipation – but, many were left stunned by the iPhone X’s staggering $1,000 price tag.

Released alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the new ‘anniversary’ iPhone X has inspired countless memes and jokes online, focused largely on the device’s record-high debut price.

The new futuristic facial recognition feature also prompted many memes, with internet commenters joking about the less savory ways they could use the feature to break into others’ phones.

The memes have mostly been about users struggling with the device's record-high $1,000 price tag

Twitter users expressed their shock at the hefty price tag following Apple’s highly-anticipated unveiling, sharing images of characters with eyes bulged in surprise, and in some cases, even fainting.


Alluding to how they'd need to blow everything they have to get the new phone, one user referenced Michael Scott's famous bankruptcy line from The Office 

Another channeled Patrick Star

Fainting was one reaction 


Eye rolls were another 

Released alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, a new 'anniversary' iPhone X has inspired memes and jokes online, mostly about users struggling with the device's record-high $1,000 price tag.

Some had nothing to say but expletives  
Buying the new iPhone X is a decision that many will have to seriously think about

Some had nothing to say but expletives

Because shelling out $1,000 for the new device is a big dent to the bank account

Some users who weren't sold on the phone (for its cost) posted memes about holding on to their money

Because the price is essentially 'one billion dollars'


The record-high price tag of course led to a lot of memes.

But, the iPhone X’s new facial recognition feature that allows you to unlock the device by simply glancing at it also proved to be meme-worthy.

Twitter users made jokes about how they’ll try to use the feature to hack into their significant others’ and friends’ phones.

 Everyone made the same Game of Thrones joke about Arya Stark.

The iPhone X's new facial recognition feature that allows you to unlock the device by simply glancing at it also proved to be meme-worthy. One Twitter user channeled the infamous CPR scene from The Office to joke she could unlock her significant other's phone

Everyone made the same Game of Thrones joke 
Will the facial recognition protect against Arya Stark?

Everyone made the same Game of Thrones joke

There were references to masks to exploit the Face ID feature as well

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Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple is bolstering its money-pumping iPhone line while looking to dive deep into businesses with iPads and dominate living rooms with Apple TV hardware tuned to app-loving lifestyles.

Tricked-out new iPhone 6 models, along with overhauled Apple TV hardware and iPad Pro tablets with enlarged screens, were major announcements at the technology titan’s media event Wednesday in San Francisco.

“Apple did the typical good job at the event,” Gartner analyst Brian Blau told AFP.

“Overall, I don’t think it is going to push the needle for Apple in a good or a bad direction. These are great devices and cool features.”

Apple shares ended the official trading day down slightly less than two percent at $110.15, and danced around that price in after-market trades.

“If you are an investor, you are probably not that excited about today because you didn’t hear numbers and these features won’t impact sales this quarter,” Blau said.

– 3D touch –

Apple introduced two updated iPhones to build on the success of large-screen handsets introduced last year that have dominated the high-end smartphone market.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have the same overall dimensions as the previous versions, but with new technologies under the hood.

One of the key new features is called “3D touch,” which responds to pressure exerted on the screen to allow users to look inside messages and applications.

“Apple has performed the ultimate conjuring trick: Change everything about the iPhone, but make it look almost identical to the old model,” IHS Technology said in a posted analysis.

By responding to sensing pressure, the phones enable users to dip in and out of content without losing their place.

“It will further refine our use of touch as a main user interface,” Blau said.

The 6S has the 4.7-inch (about 12-centimeter) display of its predecessor and the 6S Plus — which updates one of the more popular handsets in the “phablet category” — has the same 5.5-inch screen.

But the devices have more powerful processors that allow for improved graphics, harder glass and a new aluminum body. Pricing will be kept at the same levels as the earlier versions.

For those buying without carrier subsidies, Apple will sell the devices on a 24-month installment plan at $27 per month for the $650 iPhone 6S and $31 for the 6S Plus, making the price nearly $750.

Apple will take pre-orders starting Saturday and deliver the phones September 25 in the US, Britain, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Singapore.

– iPad Pro –

The new iPad Pro has the power and capabilities to replace a laptop computer, Apple said. It had aspects reminiscent of Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, such as covers that double as keyboards.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook called the device “the biggest news in iPad since the iPad.”

The new tablet with a 12.9-inch display also includes a detachable keyboard and stylus, sold separately.

According to Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller, the device features “desktop-class performance” and operates faster than 80 percent of portable PCs that shipped in the last 12 months.

The new iPad will be available in November starting at $799.

The iPad Pro stylus, called Apple Pencil, was designed for high-precision illustration and 3D design applications. Apple Pencil will be sold for $99 more and the keyboard for $169.

Avi Greengart at the research firm Current Analysis tweeted that the new tablets “are aimed directly at enterprises. That’s a long sales cycle, but could finally stop (the tablet market’s) sales slide.”

– Upgraded TV box –

Upgraded Apple TV includes voice search, touchscreen remote control and an app store in a challenge to Google, Amazon and Roku.

Apple TV was overhauled as people increasingly stream films and television shows on-demand online and turn to mobile applications for entertainment.

“We believe the future of television is apps,” Cook said.

Apple released a software kit for outside developers, and showed off early versions of Apple TV applications already being crafted by show streaming services Netflix and Hulu, as well as HBO.

Apple TV has the potential to take the kinds of “casual game” apps popular on mobile devices and put them on television screens, according to analysts.

– Ask for something funny –

Siri virtual assistant software newly built into Apple TV will allow for natural language searches for shows — for example, by asking for something funny or a certain actor by name.

The new Apple TV will launch in late October at a starting price of $149.

Apple TV has lagged rivals with similar devices.

According to the research firm Parks Associates, Roku leads the US market with a 37 percent market share, to 19 percent for Google Chromecast and 17 percent for Apple TV. Amazon’s Fire TV devices have 14 percent.

“For Apple TV to succeed it will have to give people what they already want on a TV: TV shows,” said Forrester analyst James McQuivey.

Apple also said the operating system for its Apple Watch, watchOS 2, would be made available as a free update September 16.

The company offered no sales figures but Cook said customers “love using Apple Watch,” and that user satisfaction “is an incredible 97 percent.”

The latest iteration of the Watch, created with French fashion house Hermes, features a hand-stitched leather band and starts at $1,100.

Photo Credits : AFP

Apple Music aims to strike modern lifestyle chord

Apple is striking a power chord with a new music service in a bid to drown out offerings from established players such as Spotify, Deezer, YouTube and Pandora.

Even though Apple Music, set to launch later this month, combines on-demand music with a social network for artists and the global popularity of the California company’s hardware creations, it will still face a challenge of winning over people from services they already use, analysts say.

“All of these companies have a huge head start on Apple and Apple will have to convince users to switch,” said Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor.

Add to that the fact that as much as people enjoy listening to music on smartphones or tablets, they tend to want do it for free.

“Apple has the hurdle of convincing people that their service is worth the money for it in the first place; and then, for people that are paying for a service, to strike a switch,” Kantar research chief Carolina Milanesi told AFP.

Leading streaming music service Spotify along with Pandora and others already use software to tune offerings to the tastes of individual listeners.

Apple Music will do likewise, while also adding real people who design playlists based on artists or genres.

A danger for the likes of Spotify is that Apple commands a broad and loyal following, hundreds of millions of whom already have iPhones in hands and credit cards on file in iTunes accounts.

Everyone who updates an Apple device to the coming iOS8.4 operating system will be able to get three months of Apple Music free.

– Late to the game –

While feature-for-feature Apple Music is not dramatically different from rivals, the service comes with a Connect social network where artists can share thoughts or intimate moments with fans and, hopefully, get them to buy songs or concert tickets.

Even given strong relationships built with the industry since iTunes launched more than 14 years ago, Apple will need to keep musicians and labels happy in the face of the fact that royalty money made from streaming online is less than what can be taken in from traditional radio play or album sales.

By sticking to selling songs for digital download at iTunes for more than a decade, Apple let startups capitalize on a trend toward listening to music streamed on-demand via the internet instead of actually owning it.

“Apple comes late to the music streaming business, due in part to Steve Jobs’s refusal to believe that music subscription services would ever work,” Forrester analyst James McQuivey said, referring to the company’s late co-founder.

“But the writing is on the wall: digital downloads don’t make sense for consumers that are connected wherever they go.”

Even given a tardy start, Apple can still beat industry leading Spotify because it can build the service into hundreds of millions of devices “that its loyal Apple users already love,” McQuivey said.

– Big splash –

Apple Music also promises to boost rivals a bit by igniting interest in streaming music overall.

“I think it will make a big splash,” Sony Music Entertainment chief executive Doug Morris said during an on-stage interview at Midem in Cannes on Sunday.

“It will have a halo effect on the entire business… a rising tide lifts all ships.”

Music industry revenue has sunk to $15 billion annually from twice that amount a decade ago, Morris said.

Services that have popularized this type of music online attract the bulk of their users with free offers financed by advertising.

The world’s top service, Sweden-based Spotify claims 60 million users, only 15 million of whom are paying subscribers.

Apple’s music offerings will include Beats 1 radio, with ad-free programming streamed globally.

The components of Apple Music set up the potential for listeners to hear new music, connect with the artists at the social network and then easily buy songs for download from iTunes.

“Apple has an opportunity to launch the sort of music platform the industry has been waiting for during the entire digital era but has not yet seen,” music sector analyst Mark Mulligan said in a blog post.

“It now has the right materials with which to build it.”

Apple declined to discuss how artists were being paid, a sensitive topic in the industry that led singer Taylor Swift to pull her titles from Spotify a few months ago.

The Apple Music social feature dubbed ‘Connect’ was seen as a spin on Ping, launched years ago by the California company.

“If you’re a small artist and you’re just getting started, that’s a great platform for everything that you do, to connect with your fan base,” Milanesi said.

Along with offering a competitive monthly subscription price of $10, Apple added a family plan that allows tunes to be simultaneously streamed to as many as six devices for $15 monthly.

“Having people to spend money, even if it’s a pretty good deal — which it seems to be — that’s been the big challenge in music services,” NPD analyst Stephen Baker said while discussing Apple Music.

“If they are successful, it’ll be because they have such a strong overall ecosystem.”

Photo Credits : AFP

Which Body Shape Are You?

Ever heard the phrase ‘the dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress’? This is a tip every woman should have under her belt when shopping for outfits. The first step to buying well-fitting clothes that suit your body is knowing your body type. Which clothes accentuate your good features? Do you have a defined waist or bust, a curved bottom and a gigantic tummy? This doesn’t mean that you should only focus on one particular body part, the whole picture is what defines your true body shape.

Here are 5 different body shapes and the clothes that suit them.

1. The Pear
The pear body shape does not mean big, the weight is distributed evenly with more weight in the thighs and calves section and is sometimes called the triangle. Balancing the lower half of the body while accentuating the waist is also the aim with this body shape. A lines skirts, pants with simple or no pockets and dark in color are ideal for this body shape.


2. Hour Glass
She is the classic representation of feminine curves. She has a generous bosom, small waist and hips giving the hour glass shape. Recommended to show off your waist with fitting clothes that define your curves such as dress shirts, pencil skirts and high waisted pants. Figure-hugging outfits were invented for this body shape.


3.  Apple
This particular body shape is rounded with the tummy being the biggest part of the body. An apple body shape is encouraged to keep away from tight t-shirts and high waisted trousers or anything too bulky like padded jackets. Invest in tops that are tight under the breasts. Avoiding clothes that end at your fullest areas is also key and keep off belts.


4. Inverted Triangle
This particular woman has a large upper body with broad shoulders, a defined bossom and slim hips and a somewhat flat backside. This body shape tends to gain lots of weight on the upper body. Dark colored tops are recommended for this body shape with pants with embellished pockets or ballerina skirts recommended.


5. Straight Body Type
It is sometimes called a ruler or rectangle and is the most common body type especially with American women. The hips and breasts are the same small size with a smaller waist. Dressing this body type involves creating an illusion of a bigger bossom and therefore finding tops with structured shoulders and belted waists is the ideal go to outfit while the bottoms should also add curves to your lower body.




Tattoos affecting Apple watch users

Early adopters of the new Apple Watch have found that the device malfunctions when worn by people with wrist tattoos.

The issue was first pointed out on social media site Reddit by a tattooed user who complained that his watch would regularly lose connection, and report inaccurate heart rate results.

Scores of other users then reported similar issues.

Apple Watch requests a security PIN immediately after detecting that it has left an owner’s wrist, meaning that those affected are forced to repeatedly enter their code.

Darker tattoos appear to cause more problems for the device than light inkings.

The problem should have been foreseeable – Apple has already explained that it measures heart rate by analysing light absorption through the skin.

The Reddit user who first flagged up the problem wrote: “So I thought my shiny new watch had a bad wrist detector sensor.

He said that the watch would lock up every time the screen went dark and prompted for a password.  He then decided to try holding it against his hand and it worked.

The watch stayed unlocked the whole time but once put back on the tattooed arm it automatically locked.

The wrist detection feature can be turned off, but it stops Apple Pay from working.

Apple has not yet commented officially on that issue.


Woman throws boyfriend’s Apple collection in bathtub

Whoever said hell hath no fury like a woman scorned deserves an award for such wise words.

One man is probably crying or may be raging with fury after his girlfriend decided to take his gadgets for a dip.

The angry woman took her boyfriend’s apple products and we are not  talking about one iPhone only, but a collection of Ipad, Macbook, iphone, Apple TV and others and put them in a bathtub then filled it with water.

All this was because the man cheated on her. And as if that wasn’t enough, the woman then took photos and posted them on twitter to publicly shame him.

What would you do?



Jobs rejected Tim Cook’s liver: book

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook offered part of his liver for a transplant to Steve Jobs before the company co-founder died, but the offer was rejected, a new book states. The book said Jobs reacted angrily to the offer to help extend his life when he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

“He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth,” said Cook, according to the book, “Becoming Steve Jobs,” due to be released later this month by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. Cook quoted Jobs as saying, “I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.”

Jobs refused the offer even though Cook had the same rare blood type as Jobs and as a result would have been compatible, the book said. Because the liver can regenerate, a partial transplant from a living donor can often be successful.

Cook told the authors he was surprised by Jobs’s reaction to the liver offer, according to excerpts of the book released by the magazine Fast Company.

“Somebody that’s selfish doesn’t reply like that,” he said. “I said, ‘Steve, I’m perfectly healthy, I’ve been checked out. Here’s the medical report. I can do this and I’m not putting myself at risk.’

“Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them.”

The Apple co-founder later did receive a liver transplant in 2009. He died in October 2011 at age 56 after a long battle with cancer.

Apple Watch to include array of features to connect

Apple launched an assault on the fledgling wearable tech market Monday, unveiling a high-end smartwatch that offers new ways to stay connected and to track health and fitness.

The Apple Watch will be available in several major markets around the world from April 24, at a starting price of $349.

“Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology,” said chief executive Tim Cook, who spoke at a San Francisco media event.

Cook said “the most personal device we have ever created” can display a variety of faces ranging from a classic watch face to an animated Mickey Mouse.

Connecting wirelessly to a user’s iPhone, the watch is designed as a wrist device for messaging, calls and a variety of health apps.

An Apple statement described it as “an intimate and immediate communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion.”

Apple enters a market that already has a number of players, ranging from South Korean giants Samsung and LG, to Japan’s Sony and startups such as Pebble.

But analysts expect Apple to lift the market by integrating the watch with the iPhone and its software ecosystem, and its range of apps and sensors for health and fitness.

“It’s like having a coach on your wrist,” Cook said

For communication, Apple Watch offers a range of apps and can be used as a sort of wrist-radio from the Dick Tracy comics.

“With the built in speaker and microphone you can receive calls on your watch. I have been wanting to do this since I was five years old,” Cook said.

– Pay from the wrist –

The watch is integrated with Apple Pay’s mobile wallet and can be used to view pictures, monitor news and connect to social media.

The watch can use other apps ranging from Uber ride-sharing to music to home automation.

“Now it’s on your wrist, not in your pocket or your pocketbook,” Cook said.

“I think you’re going to be surprised at what developers can do when you unleash that community.”

Apple demonstrated using the watch to listen to music, with lyrics displayed on the watch face.

The company also demonstrated an app to open a garage door from afar to let in a family member who is locked out.

But one of the keys will be the health and fitness applications.

The watch has an accelerometer, a heart rate sensor and sensors for “a comprehensive picture of your all-day activity and workouts.”

It will prompt a user to get up and walk if sedentary too long.

– All-day battery –

Cook boated that the device will have “all-day battery life” — or some 18 hours.

Entry price will be $349 in the United States, with costs up to $1,049 for extra features.

A solid gold limited edition will be priced from $10,000.

Initially, it will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Britain and the United States.

Pre-orders will be taken from April 10.

Moor Insights and Strategy founder Patrick Moorhead, who attended the event, said “the secret weapon here is the ability to message each other by tapping on the watch, I think people, particularly kids, are going to go nuts over that.

“Apple has a big chance of success, and what that is going to do is set the bar for the experience that the entire smartwatch,” he added.

Jan Dawson at Jackdaw Research said Apple’s unveiling was “relatively unsurprising, with little new information other than price.”

Research firm Strategy Analytics predicts Apple will sell 15.4 million units worldwide in 2015, to give Apple a 55 percent market share.

More conservative, ABI Research expects Apple to ship 13.77 million units, just under 50 percent of the market.

At the event, Apple also unveiled a new Macbook laptop computer than weighs less than one kilo (two pounds), and a new initiative to use the iPhone to collect data for medical research, focusing on heart disease, diabetes, asthma, breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

Photo Credits : AFP

Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

Apple on Monday unveiled an initiative to help researchers tackle some of the world’s most critical medical conditions by gathering data from willing iPhone users.

The plan will use, on a voluntary basis, data from medical tracking apps to aid research on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

The move aims “to transform medical research,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said, by gathering real-time data from millions of users.

In collaboration with large medical research centers, Apple will gather data through apps develop for its new ResearchKit platform.

The program may speed up efforts to collect and analyze data by using the iPhone for monitoring user movements, glucose level and other medical information.

The initiative “turns the iPhone into a diagnostic tool,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, at a San Francisco media event.

“ResearchKit gives the scientific community access to a diverse, global population and more ways to collect data than ever before.”

– More data, privacy protection –

The program aims to help research by getting more frequent data than is available during conventional research studies, while at the same time protecting privacy.

“Users decide if they want to participate in a study and how their data is shared,” Apple said.

To participate in Parkinson’s research, for example, users merely walk while the app monitors their movements, or speak into the phone. Diabetes and asthma, meanwhile, can be tracked with devices that connect to the iPhone.

Jan Dawson at Jackdaw Research said the program appears to change the model for medical research.

“In the healthcare space, many companies have tried to use technology to transform key processes, but the focus has been almost exclusively on transforming them from the enterprise out,” he said.

“What’s unique about Apple’s ResearchKit is that it works from the consumer-in. In other words, it empowers consumers rather than healthcare providers and in the process changes the healthcare research model.”

The data collected “will provide takes us one step closer to developing more personalized care,” said Patricia Ganz, director of cancer research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Access to more diverse patient-reported health data will help us learn more about long-term aftereffects of cancer treatments and provide us with a better understanding of the breast cancer patient experience.”

An asthma monitoring app developed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, looks for triggers for the lung disease to help provide personalized treatment.

For Parkinson’s — a progressive neurological disorder than affects movement and speech — volunteers who download the app and agree to participate in the study will allow for measurement of dexterity, balance and gait, voice and memory at multiple times per day.

“To have a dedicated Parkinson’s disease app backed by research that will allow patients to engage with their care and receive feedback on their condition is amazing,” said neurologist Ray Dorsey of the University of Rochester, one of the centers working with Apple.

“To make that data in the aggregate available for research is heartening. Five years ago this would have been inconceivable.”

Photo Credits : AFP

Samsung S6 unveiled in Barcelona

Samsung has unveiled two new flagship smartphones with a host of features aimed at taking on arch-rival Apple.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which were revealed on Sunday in Barcelona.

The phone has for the first time a full metal body.

The latter device has a screen that curves around both edges that will be used to display notifications and other information, including a contacts shortcut.

Samsung claims the smartphones are the most advanced and secure on the market.

New specs on the phones include wireless charging which allows the devices to be powered up without being plugged in.

Improved battery charging speeds, which will see the S6 charge 1.5 times faster than the S5 model.

The new devices have a 5.1-inch screen which is the highest pixel density of any available smartphone, with 577 pixels per inch.

The devices will also have an integrated payment system similar to the iPhone6’s Apple Pay.

And new anti-theft features will allow users to locate their phone in the event of it being lost or stolen, as well as remotely lock it, or display a personal message on screen.

Samsung has not revealed the price or release date for the smartphones.

Samsung is under pressure for the latest models to be a success after the disappointing reception for the Galaxy S5.

HTC also debuted its latest smartphone, the One M9, which will go on sale at the end of March.

Sony and LG are also to unveil new products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) technology show, which begins on Monday.

Apple is now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined

Apple’s stock price has been on a tear lately and the company’s shares closed trading on Wednesday at a new high of $124.88. This gives Apple an absolutely massive market cap of $716.7 billion, which once again makes Apple the single most valuable American company ever just one day after it broke through the $700 billion barrier for the first time.

However, Wednesday’s closing number was remarkable for another reason: Apple’s total market cap is now more than the combined market caps of Google and Microsoft. You read that correctly: If you add Google’s market cap of $365.46 billion with Microsoft’s market cap of $349.89 billion, you get $715.35 billion, or $1 billion less than Apple’s market cap at the end of trading Wednesday.

For more perspective, consider that only two other tech-related companies — Verizon and Facebook — have market caps of over $200 billion. Apple could easily trade at $216 per share right now, which would be more than enough to put it over the $1 trillion market cap threshold.

Whether Apple can maintain this insane value going forward is open to debate, of course, but given its exceptionally high customer loyalty, there’s no reason to think Apple won’t continue posting record profits for a good while to come.

Dr Dre faces multi-million dollar lawsuit over Apple deal

Rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being vilified as scam artists in a lawsuit alleging the duo duped one of their former partners in Beat Electronics before selling the trendy headphone maker to Apple for $3 billion last year.

The complaint filed Tuesday in San Mateo Superior Court accuses Dre and Iovine of double crossing Noel Lee, the founder of audio cable maker Monster.

Lee once held a 5 percent stake in Beats as part of a partnership between the headphone maker and Monster that ended in 2012. The lawsuit alleges Dre and Iovine orchestrated a “sham” deal that helped terminate the Monster alliance.

The suit alleges the shady maneuvering costs Lee tens of millions of dollars.

Apple Inc. declined to comment on the lawsuit.


Apple sued over storage space

According to Skynews, a lawsuit has been filed against Apple, accusing the technology giant of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in its iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.

The plaintiffs argue that while Apple advertises 16 gigabytes of digital storage on lower price models of gadgets such as iPhones, about a fifth of that is eaten up by the latest operating software.

The percentage of space touted as available for digital content such as photos, video, or music shrinks further on Apple gadgets built with eight gigabytes of storage, it is claimed.

Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8, which was launched in September takes up as much as 23.1% of storage capacity on some devices.

The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of two men from Florida, Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, in a District Court in Northern California.

They also complain that once Apple gadget owners reach limits to data storage, they are prompted to pay monthly fees for digital locker space online at the Californian based-firm’s iCloud service.

The lawsuit says: “Using these sharp business tactics, (Apple) gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, eg when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding.

“Each gigabyte of storage Apple shortchanges its customers amounts to approximately 400-500 high resolution photographs.”

Lawyers behind the suit are seeking class action status along with punishments that include Apple turning over all profits from sales of gadgets at issue in the case.

Apple has so far declined to comment to the media on the matter.

Apple sold by Jobs fetches $365,000 at auction

A 1976 Apple computer sold by Steve Jobs from his parents’ garage fetched $365,000 at auction in New York on Thursday, falling short of its pre-sale estimate in a competitive computer relic market.

Christie’s says the Apple-1 is the only surviving such computer documented to have been sold directly by the late Apple founder to a customer from the garage in Los Altos, California.

A spokeswoman told AFP that it sold for $365,000 but was unable to give any immediate details about the identity of the buyer.

Christie’s had previously valued the computer at $400,000 to $600,000, highest pre-sale estimate for an Apple-1 at auction.

The Apple-1, the first pre-assembled personal computer ever sold, is considered a vanguard of the personal computer revolution.

Prices have been on the rise for relics of computing history, which have been snapped up by institutions.

In October, an Apple-1 built by Jobs’s business partner Steve Wozniak sold for a staggering $905,000 at a Bonhams auction in New York, bought by the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

In 2013, Christie’s sold another 1976 Apple-1 for $387,750 and in 2010 another for $212,267 in London.

Apple to include Beats music on every iPhone

Apple is planning to push its Beats streaming music service to every iPhone in the new year, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.

Apple will include the Beats app in its latest update to the iOS operating system used on iPhones and iPads.

Apple purchased Beats, known primarily for its headphones, for $3bn (£1.9bn) earlier this year in May.

The company declined to comment on the Financial Times’s report.

The FT broke the news of Apple’s acquisition of Beats earlier in the year.

The move into streaming music threatens the dominance of market-leader Spotify, and also comes as downloads from Apple’s music store, iTunes, have declined.

By pre-installing the app on iPhones and iPads, Apple will be able to easily reach new customers.

However, the value of streaming music services to artists has recently come under scrutiny after Taylor Swift pulled her entire music catalogue from Spotify.

Ms Swift said that the amount paid to her in royalties from Spotify undervalued her work.

Spotify has rejected that claim.

Source : BBC

Jeans May Be Discoloring iPhone 6 Gold Models

Tech news site BGR reported Wednesday that several iPhone 6 owners have complained that their jeans are dyeing the white plastic strips on the backside of the gold model.

According to BGR, customers have not been able to remove the stains, and one reader jokingly called the issue “dyegate.”

Customers reported the issue to Apple and were told to use common household cleaners on the stain, but they did not work, the outlet reported.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This apparent issue is the third in a series of “-gate” controversies around the iPhone 6.

Days after the phone’s release, there was “Bendgate,” with reports that the larger model, the iPhone 6 Plus, could bend when people stored it in their pockets.

A week later, customers complained that their hair was getting caught in the phone’s seam, in a controversy dubbed “Hairgate. “

“Dyegate” seems to only be an issue with the iPhone 6 gold version, where the plastic backings are white.


The world’s thinnest tablet: Apple launches 0.2inch thick iPad

Apple has unveiled a new ultra thin version of its iPad Air which the firm claims is the world’s thinnest tablet at 6.1mm.

It also revealed its Apple Pay system to turn the iPhone 6 into a credit card will launch on Monday.

The firm also unveiled a new iMac with the worlds highest resolution screen, and announced a new version of its Mac OS software, called Yosemite, will be made available for free today.

‘We have sold over 225 million iPads around the world,’ Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed, before announcing the iPad Air 2, which the firm claims is the world’s thinnest tablet at 6.1mm thick.

It has a new chip, the A8X, 64-bit Processor – a new generation chip that is like the one in the iPhone 6 which is 40 per cent faster.

The gadget has a ten hour battery life, and a laminated screen with an anti-reflective coating, reduces reflections by 56 per cent.

It will cost $499 to $829 depending on features.

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