Apple has rejected around 5-8 million iPhones from Foxconn because of quality issues, according to China Business. Apple is reportedly not paying for those phones so Foxconn will be absorbing the costs.
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Funny Or Die has officially uploaded the iSteve movie starring Justin Long as Steve Jobs. Jose Garcia (known from Lost) stars as Steve Wozniak, the other co-founder of Apple. This video is the longest video that was produced by Funny or Die at 78 minutes and 55 seconds long. The script was put together in 3 days and filmed in 5 days.
Apple has won a patent for a system that allows iOS users to organize apps. If you have an iOS device, then you may have noticed that the icons jiggle when you press your finger down on it. As the icons jiggle, you can move them around to different columns, rows, or pages. You can also choose to delete the app if it is jiggling.
Apple has licensed patents from a Japanese company that owns intellectual property created by Palm and PalmSource. PalmSource was the creator of the original Palm operating system for personal digital assistants. Formerly known as PalmSource, ACCESS Systems Americas is now developing the successor of the Palm OS PDA operating system (Access Linux Platform) and is working on BeOS. PalmSource originally spun out from Palm. The transaction value of the licensing agreement is worth around 1 billion yen ($10 million U.S.).
When Lowell McAdam, the CEO of Verizon Wireless, spoke at the National Association of Broadcasters conference earlier this week, he said that he was responsible for convincing the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to add 4G LTE to the iPhone 5. Jobs was mostly interested in the speed that video can be played over Verizon’s 4G connections.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action denying Apple’s application for a trademark based on the term “iPad mini” last week. The Patent Office objected to Apple’s application because the “iPad Mini” was considered descriptive rather than a unique product name and believed that the way that Apple used the iPad mini overview page as proof that the named product was being offered for sale was invalid. The Patent Office has now resolved the issue without Apple needing to step in, according to MacRumors.
Federico Bianco is known for creating concept videos for what could make iOS look better. In the video below, you will see some of his ideas to make iOS 7 look better. iOS 7 is expected to be released in September 2013 based on Apple’s track record for the release of iOS 6 (fall 2012) and iOS 5 (fall 2011).
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