It was a slow month for Apple lawsuits in June 2014, with a nice mix of patent lawsuits, intellectual property arguments, and lawsuits coming to a conclusion. But that doesn’t mean Mexico is happy. Nor are WiLAN, Enterprise Systems Technologies, and a few of those blue-shirted folks you talked to at the local Apple Store (especially if they also had backpacks).
Users who want to trade in their iPhone 5 for credit towards a newer model will find less value for their legacy devices, as Apple has slashed the trade-in-value by $45. Once as high as $270 at Apple Stores, the iPhone 5 trade-in value is now listed at $225. This offer is available to U.S. and Canada Apple stores only.
Apple has released the iOS 7.1.2 update over-the-air for iOS devices that addresses several problems in the previous version. The new update is sized at almost 23MB, and fixes a bug that pops up occasionally when using third-party accessories such as barcode scanners, etc.
When I was scheduling meetings for E3 2014, I was expecting to see a lot of great iOS games…which I did. What I wasn’t expecting to see was great iOS hardware…which I also did. The Wikipad Gamevice for iPad mini is now in development, providing hardware controls for your touchscreen games.
With the launch of their new 360 Scandinavian branding earlier this year, Libratone upped their design game. The company also used the recent CE Week show in New York to introduce some upgraded tech to their line as well. Announcements during the show last week included Spotify Connect integration, as well as updates to the company’s iOS app for better performance.
I know, I know, we’re two weeks past E3 2014 at this point. So, why the delay this year? Two reasons. First, because there were many solid options for best iOS game from what we demoed, none of which stood out as the obvious winner. Second, because the award doesn’t just go Taichi Panda, it goes to Snail Games, which has three outstanding iOS titles in the works.
If you haven’t heard of A-Audio Headphones, it’s time to start paying attention. Today, the company announced their Legacy Series headphones have been awarded a “CE Week 2014 Best in Show” award. A-Audio will use the event to debut their EliteHD audio enhanced line of wired and wireless ANC Legacy over-the-ear headphones, Lyric wired on-the-ear headphones, and EliteHD earphones.
olloclip introduced its 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display today at CE Week. The $69.99 product, now shipping, features four lenses — fisheye, wide-angle and 10x and 15x macros) in a package weighing less than an ounce. The company says the “quick-change” lenses are similar to those available with large DSLR cameras — just way smaller.
Henge Docks introduced its newly-designed MacBook Pro Retina Vertical Dock at CE Week today. The dock enables you to instantly connect a MacBook to your desktop or home theater while opening up space on your desk and reducing cable clutter too. The resulting look is pretty sexy.
According to a new report from Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, the alleged iWatch will come with various display sizes. In addition, the smartwatch will feature 10 different sensors to track health and fitness-related metrics, of which we’ve seen hints earlier this month at the WWDC 2014. Apple showcased iOS 8, introducing an Health app which gathers data from different sources and track health-related aspects.
It was just recently that Apple began hiring for the future retail store at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and now an anonymous tipster has revealed its exact location—a leaked document of the Solomon Pond Mall’s official lease plan surfaced, and Apple will occupy a T-shaped space that covers 7,400 square-feet, beside Clark’s store on the lower level.
Apple has officially launched the new entry-level 21.5-inch 1.4GHz iMac with a starting price of $1,099. While the physical and general desktop configurations remain untouched, specifications were modified under the hood. It is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz with a 8GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 5000.