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Chinese smartphone company wins bad taste of decade award, compares Apple to Nazis

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Rival tech companies haven’t been shy when it comes to Apple attack ads, but one Chinese company has definitely crossed the line in a promotion for its forthcoming Android smartphone. LeTV has posted to Weibo a poster likening Apple to Nazis, a red Apple armband replacing the Nazi logo. The underlying message is supposed to compare the claimed freedom [...]

Why Angela Ahrendts joined Apple (AAPL)

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts has explained in a new interview why she left her role as CEO of fashion brand Burberry and joined Apple in 2014. Ahrendts was interviewed by Fortune as part of a story about Tim Cook’s leadership skills. She praised Cook as the main reason she chose to join Apple. “The first [...]

Apple officially confirms Apple Watch sales in department stores in London, Paris and Tokyo

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
We reported last month that Apple was creating Apple Watch displays inside department stores in London and Paris, adding earlier this month that Tokyo was joining the party. All three stores-within-a-store are now official, with entries on Apple’s website. As we previously noted, the locations are Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Isetan Shinjuku in Tokyo. All [...]

How Tim Cook persuaded Angela Ahrendts to join Apple

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Much has been made of the managerial differences between Tim Cook and predecessor Steve Jobs, and unsurprisingly that extends to their respective approaches to recruitment, too. Jobs famously recruited Apple engineer Bob Belleville by telling him that, “Everything you’ve ever… Read more ›

Steve Wozniak Calls Electric Cars ‘Perfect Territory’ for Apple

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Australia Financial Review: Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on the Apple Watch, Electric cars Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said he wants Apple to take on Tesla in the car business, that he plans to buy the cheapest Apple Watch available when it goes on sale, and that he has recently resigned himself to the fact [...]

Apple Announces April 10 Grand Openings for Apple Watch Shops in London, Paris, and Tokyo

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Apple today officially announced April 10 grand openings for its three dedicated Apple Watch shops located in high-end department stores in London, Paris, and Tokyo. As previously outlined, the store-within-a-store locations are at Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and Isetan in Tokyo. The new locations appear set to handle only Apple Watch viewing [...]

These Apple Watch apps are rolling out right now

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Updates to some third-party apps to make them Apple Watch ready are rolling out today, even though the Watch itself won’t be on sale until the end of April. You can, however, download these apps on your iPhone and then wait patiently until April 24 (when the Apple Watch goes on sale) to tap their [...]

Apple Watch’s potential profits are scary

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Behind buying polls there are as many questions as answers, like: “How many people saying they will buy X, really will?” Oftentimes the number wanting something and actually getting it are usually much less than tallied results indicate. Considering those caveats, our Apple Watch buying poll nevertheless illuminates how the device could be hugely successful even [...]

Apple has a clever iPhone plan to quietly win over China

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
China is slowly becoming Apple’s main iPhone market and Apple has a new initiative in place to help it sell more iPhones while simultaneously increasing market share in the highly competitive market. Instead of cutting prices on top devices or worrying about launching cheaper devices, Apple plans to enlist Foxconn’s resources to sell used iPhones in [...]

Woz: Apple wasn’t built to sell $17,000 watches

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Steve Wozniak seems to have a complex relationship with both modern-day Apple and, particularly, the Apple Watch. In an interview at the Automate/Promat Show in Chicago yesterday, Apple’s co-founder said Apple’s foray into high-end wearables marks a very different turn for the… Read more ›

These Apple Watch apps are rolling out right now

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Updates to some third-party apps to make them Apple Watch ready are rolling out today, even though the Watch itself won’t be on sale until the end of April. You can, however, download these apps on your iPhone and then wait patiently until April 24 (when the Apple Watch goes on sale) to tap their [...]

App Store, iTunes, Apple TV and more experiencing service disruptions

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Following an outage of many Apple services earlier this week, several of Apple’s iTunes and App Store services are again today experiencing disruptions, according to Apple’s system status page. Apple is currently listing outages for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Radio, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App [...]

First wave of Apple Watch apps lands on iTunes

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Apple Stores won’t have the Apple Watch on display for a few weeks, but anyone eager to see what the world of wrist apps will offer can already download them to their iPhone. The first wave of Apple Watch-supported apps started… Read more ›

How to make sure you get the exact Apple Watch model you want next month

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
You can say many things about the Apple Watch, but you can’t say it doesn’t offer choice. Not only does the Apple Watch come in two different sizes (38mm and 42mm), there are 6 distinct casing options  (aluminum, Space Grey aluminum, Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel, Gold, and Rose Gold) along with a wide [...]

First wave of Apple Watch apps are now on iTunes

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Apple Stores won’t have the Apple Watch on display for a few more weeks, but for Apple fans who are eager to see what the world of wrist apps will have to offer, you can already start downloading them to your iPhone… Read more ›

10 reasons why Apple is to blame for the decline of iPad sales

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
KGI It has been a tough slough for Apple’s iPad since the height of its popularity in 2013. Facing its second straight year of negative growth, there isn’t a consensus on why iPad sales have declined. I believe the slump is attributable to a combination of factors. Apple CEO Tim Cook called the declining iPad sales a [...]

Apple could stop the new Facebook Messenger before it’s even begun

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
The new Facebook Messenger, which lets users install other apps to use with the popular chat platform, seems to conflict directly with Apple’s App Store guidelines — meaning that Apple may have cause to pull Messenger from iPhones and iPads.  “Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar [...]

Apple Watch Apps Begin Showing Up in the App Store Ahead of Apple Watch Launch

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Ahead of the Apple Watch’s upcoming April 24 launch, apps that include Apple Watch support are beginning to be released in the App Store. As of today, several popular iOS apps have been updated with built-in Apple Watch apps, including Evernote, Dark Sky, Things, and Target. Additional apps with Apple Watch support will be rolling [...]

Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Apple Watch apps

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
The Apple Watch is still almost a month away from shipping and 15 days away from being available to preview in Apple Stores, but a select few apps selected by Apple to be available for the Apple Watch have started hitting the App Store today. These app updates that add Apple Watch support include Things, [...]

Here are the new Apple Pay decals for business owners [Gallery]

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
  Earlier this week, we noted that Apple has opened up a new web portal for business owners to order Apple Pay decals to promote their support of the service. Now, these stickers have begun arriving to those who have ordered. As can be seen in the image gallery below, the decal pack includes a [...]

 
 
 
 

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