Since iOS 4 was released in mid-June, iPhone 3G and 3GS owners have complained that the software has their phones seemingly grinding to a halt: slow keyboard response time, frozen unlock screens, and a battery that drains faster than with previous versions of the software.
Now a deeply unsatisfied customer is taking her iOS 4 complaints to court.
On Friday, San Diego resident Bianca Wofford sued Apple for violating the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, unfair business practices, and false and deceptive advertising. In the suit she claims that iOS 4 rendered her iPhone 3GS completely unusable and that Apple support … Read more
You can't download anything from Apple's upcoming Mac App Store, but as of late yesterday, those with software to sell through it can start uploading.
"The Mac App Store will be opening soon. You can get ready by submitting your apps for review now," an e-mail Apple sent to developers said. Interested developers should check Apple's developer center for details about related issues such as obtaining a certificate to distribute the software, it said.
The redesigned MacBook Air is only two weeks old, and reports of display issues have begun to crop up.
Cult of Mac reported earlier this week that it noticed flickering horizontal lines sometimes appearing on the display of its 13-inch model. A quick check of Apple support forums reveals a couple dozen reports of similar issues.
Though Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge the problem, a leaked internal memo shows that the company's support staff is indeed aware of it. Boy Genius Report received the memo from an unnamed source, and published it today.
A technology developed by Intel and backed by Apple is expected to appear earlier than previously thought, paving the way for very-high-speed connections on both PCs and Macs.
Light Peak is now on track to appear in products in the first half of 2011--and likely earlier in the year than later, according to an industry source familiar with the progress of the technology. Light Peak--proposed as an underlying protocol that will host other protocols like USB or DisplayPort--will carry data at 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously.
Apple is expected to back Light Peak, if past comments from Intel still hold. Shortly after its annual developer conference in 2009, Intel said that it had showed the technology to third parties, got feedback, then incorporated the feedback into the next design, adding, at that time, that "Apple is an innovating force in the industry." (Apple has reportedly claimed that it conceived the idea for Light Peak.)
If Apple implements Light Peak, it would be a safe bet that the company will have a lot to say about the technology--maybe with a catchy name in tow. And it would probably not be wild speculation to say that Apple would want to be the first to use it.
An Intel demonstration in 2009 at its developer conference used a machine running Apple's Mac OS X.… Read more
PayPal rushed a fix out today for its iPhone app after learning that it contained a flaw that could be used by attackers to trick PayPal users into divulging their account information.
The authentication vulnerability in PayPal's iPhone app could have allowed someone to conduct what is called a "man-in-the-middle" attack, PayPal spokesman Anuj Nayar told CNET. In such an attack, people who happen to be accessing their PayPal accounts over an unsecured Wi-Fi network could be tricked into thinking they are on the legitimate PayPal site when they aren't.
Apple wrote in e-mails to an undisclosed number of music industry executives--made public on Tuesday--that it would soon offer longer samples for songs that are at least two-and-a-half minutes in length. For shorter songs, iTunes would continue to offer 30-second previews, the company wrote. CNET broke the news in August that Apple planned to offer longer samples.
What raised eyebrows about Apple's note was that … Read more
Longer song samples are finally on their way to iTunes.
An Apple spokesman confirmed for CNET this evening a report by Symphonic Distribution, a digital music distributor, that iTunes would soon be extending the length of song samples from 30 seconds to 90 seconds for songs that are at least two-and-a-half minutes in length. Shorter songs would continue to offer the 30-second sample.
Apple notified the top music labels and other business partners in the music industry about the change today.
The samples are, of course, the snippets of music that Apple offers to iTunes users so they can determine … Read more
High satisfaction rates among iPad owners is leading to more interest in the device, which continues to eat away at demand for Netbooks, according to a new survey from ChangeWave Research.
The survey, which included the views of 3,108 consumers contacted in October about buying plans for PCs, Netbooks, and tablets, showed that 26 percent of consumers would purchase a tablet in the next 90 days.
Of those tablet buyers, 80 percent said they would purchase an iPad. RIM's PlayBook, which is Apple's nearest competitor, came in at 8 percent. The Samsung Galaxy Tab (3 percent), HP … Read more
Apple has quietly dropped the price of its Mac Mini in several countries. However, the desktop's U.S. price has remain unchanged.
The Apple Store Europe today is showing a price decrease of 100 euros ($140) to 699 euros to 729 euros for the basic model (depending on the country) or 999 euros to 1,029 euros for the higher-end version. In the U.K., Apple has dropped the price by 50 pounds ($80) to 599 pounds and 879 pounds.
Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment on why it dropped the prices in Europe or whether … Read more