The month of September is expected to witness the UK launch of Apple’s fourth generation iPod Touch with some distinguished features.
Reports suggest that the new iPod Touch will incorporate some of the latest iPhone 4’s features. The company is expected to add a front-facing camera (capable of shooting HD video) to the upcoming iPod Touch.
Apart from a front-facing camera, 802.11n WiFi to support Facetime, a gyroscope and a 5megapixel camera with flash will be some of the other striking features of the upcoming device.
Apple has prohibited a developer from its App Store after it was found that the developer was involved in fraudulent purchases of his applications from around 400 accounts, it said in a statement.
Thuat Nguyen and his apps, which at one point over the weekend supposedly occupied 42 of the top 50 positions in the book sales chart, was taken out of from the App Store for breaching the developer Program License Agreement, Apple's Trudy Muller said by e-mail.
Apple’s iPhone 3G has reportedly emerged as the most recycled phone in Britain as iPhone 3G owners are getting rid of their old phone in order to get some cash to purchase the new iPhone 4.
As trading in the second-hand iPhone 3G market is gaining momentum, the old phone can fetch you attractive amount of cash.
According to Sell My Mobile, the 8GB iPhone 3G can get you around £170 cash via some mobile recycling websites, while the 16GB iPhone 3G can fetch you up to £192. The 8GB iPhone 3G was released in 2008.
Apple announced on Tuesday that it banned a Vietnam-based developer using the name Thuat Nguyen from its iTunes store for fraudulent activity.
Apple said that Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store after it found that the developer was breaching Developer Program License Agreement.
Fraudulent purchase patterns helped Apps developed by Thuat Nguyen to secure the top position in the popularity charts for paid electronic books.
According to a recent report, Apple is considering not to claim any restocking fee on the iPhone 4. The move is being undertaken, in order to help the customers, who are keen on returning the phone, due to reception and design problems.
But, AT&T is not keen on following in Apples footsteps. Computerworld states that Apple is waiving the 10% restocking fee. Apple's New York flagship directed the calls inquiring about the waiver, to a media help line, which did not give an adequate response.
Recently many lawsuits have been filed against both Apple and AT&T. The reason behind it is that people are blaming the Company of deliberately marketing faulty iPhone 4.
Four different suits have been filed regarding the antenna problems in the device. The applicants have alleged that Apple and AT&T have been negligent and they have deliberately misrepresented the phones.
After the disappearance of almost 40 of the top 50 applications from Apple’s online application store, the reports of hacking and some suspicious online activities have been gaining a lot of ground. Some feel that hackers are responsible for these activities, while others are still not sure about the cause of these problems.
Californian-based computer giant Apple issued a statement last week admitting that that recently launched iPhone 4 had an issue with reception.
Apple said the issue emerged due to a faulty algorithm that causes decline in the iPhone 4’s signal bars. The computer company added that the faulty algorithm causes more signal problem when the phone is held in a certain way.
Motorola Droid, which has been booming since its launch in the US, earlier this year, has been managed to iPhone 3GS with immense competition, every passing month.
The Apple devices have also been suffering, due to the increasing popularity of HTC's Desire across UK.
In order to make up for the lost euphoria, Apple has planned the launch of 'Retina Display' feature in iPhone 4.
However, as per the estimations of the analysts, this mere upgrading of the display will help Apple much to survive in the pool of competition aroused in the smartphone race.
Apple recently released a statement admitting that its newly launched iPhone 4 do have problem relating to signal-strength.
Apple said that an inaccurate algorithm was the cause of plummet in the iPhone 4’s signal bars. It added that it causes more signal problem when the handset is held in a particular way. Earlier also, chief executive Steve Jobs had blamed improper handling for the poor reception as the reception issue was linked to the wraparound antenna unique to the iPhone 4.
Apple is reported to have claimed that email communication between CEO Steve Jobs and a customer over the iPhone 4’s reception issues is counterfeit.
The email conversation had initially been printed July 1 on the blog Boy Genius Report, and features Jobs attempting to calm a crazed, self-described “Mac fan.”
The incident is cited to force Jobs to give away with his recently developed practice of responding to customers’ and developers’ emails with his personal one-line notes.
On Friday, Apple issued a letter officially admitting the iPhone 4 has flaws, uncovering that problems are due to signal-strength formula and not triggered by the antenna design.
Many have complained that the iPhone showed a patch service, witnessing sudden inflating signal strengths along with a deteriorated reception.
Recently, Apple acknowledged that there is some problem in the recently launched iPhone 4. The Company made the revelation in a statement on Friday.
Apple said that the formula that it was using to measure the signal strength, based on the number of bars shown on the phone, was faulty.
The Company also shielded its antenna design, which has received severe criticism from both the users and the analysts. Apple went a step further by saying that the wireless performance of iPhone 4 was "the best we have ever shipped ".
Scarce supply of the much-hyped Apple's iPhone 4 has been disrupting its sales in the UK.
Some of the major network providers including T-Mobile and Three are yet to start selling the device. Orange, O2 and Vodafone are also facing shortage of the iPhone 4 supplies.
Customers are flocking to Apple's online store only to be told that they would have to wait for at least three weeks to get the much-awaited device.
Apple's flagship Regent Street store said that there were no handsets available in any of the firm's UK stores.
Apple admitted on Friday that that there was something going wrong with it’s newly launched iPhone 4 signal-strength.
Apple blamed an inaccurate algorithm for causing plummet in the iPhone 4’s signal bars. It said the inaccurate algorithm causes more signal problem when it is held in a certain way.
The iPhone 4 owners have been complaining about poor reception. Earlier, Apple said that the poor reception was the result of improper handling of the phone as the reception issue was linked to the wraparound antenna unique to the iPhone 4. The problem was even named as 'Death Grip'.
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