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5 years ago

TJ Maxx sold $399 iPads at a loss. Good marketing, unhappy Apple?

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TJ Maxx sold $399 iPads at a loss. Good marketing, unhappy Apple?

We got word yesterday that TJ Maxx has been selling iPads for $399 ($350 if you apply for their credit card). That left a lot of us wondering how they were able to do this when authorized retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are all stuck selling them at $499 and up.

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5 years ago

Apple's iPhone 4 leads the pack in smartphone customer satisfaction

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Apple's iPhone 4 leads the pack in smartphone customer satisfaction

Apple's iPhone 4 topped the charts in customer satisfaction again with 8 out of 10 users being very satisfied with their smartphone device. From ChangeWave:

As we’ve consistently seen in our consumer smart phone demand surveys, the Apple iPhone continues to outperform the industry in terms of customer satisfaction.

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5 years ago

European Carriers Not Happy about Apple's Proposed Built-In SIM

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European Carriers Not Happy about Apple's Proposed Built-In SIM

European carriers are reportedly warning Apple that if Apple goes ahead with plans for custom, built-in SIM cards for future generations of the iPhone. the carriers may refuse to subsidise the iPhone altogether.

The cost of the iPhone without a carrier subsidy is around $600 and estimations say that global sales may drop by around 12% if the phone isn't subsidised. Some of the carriers known to have concerns include:

  • Vodafone UK
  • France Telecom (Orange)
  • Spain Telefónica

Like Apple, all 3 of these carriers have refused to comment.

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5 years ago

Free version of MobileMe coming with iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPad?

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Free version of MobileMe coming with iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPad?

MacRumors scores yet more evidence Apple might just be considering adding a free level of MobileMe service for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners on iOS 4.2.

The evidence comes in the form of a new private framework known as AppleAccounts.framework that includes a series of device-specific error messages referring to free MobileMe accounts. In particular, the error messages include alerts regarding having reached "the maximum number of free accounts" for a given device and certain devices not being "qualified for free MobileMe service".

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5 years ago

Vote now for your favorite Jailbreak hack! - TiPb Awards

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Vote now for your favorite Jailbreak hack! - TiPb Awards

What's your favorite Jailbreak hack?Market Research

The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and right now it's time to vote on your favorite Jailbreak hack of the year. This isn't about Jailbreak apps, this is strictly for those little extensions, enhancers, and otherwise awesome tweaks that make existing functionality just that much better.

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5 years ago

Apple

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Apple

Interested in how Apple is advertising iAds to advertisers? Well they've got a brand new highlight video up on Apple.com that'll give you a good idea. The emotion of TV. The interactivity of digital. The power of Mobility. Indeed.

We only have two questions. Was it made with iMovie 11's trailer feature, and is it enough to get Mad Men-types to buy buys in hopes of attracting buyers?

[Advertising.Apple.com via SAI]

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5 years ago

Book: iPod touch Made Simple

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Book: iPod touch Made Simple

Yours truly has completed the trifecta by lending a technical eye to Gary Mazo and Martin Trautschold's latest guide for new users -- iPod touch Made Simple.

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5 years ago

Beginner Tip: How to Share a Contact (VCF) on Your iPhone

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Beginner Tip: How to Share a Contact (VCF) on Your iPhone

Want to find out how to easily share someone's contact information on your iPhone? Simply go into your address book on your iPhone, tap on the contact you'd like to share and you'll see an option at the bottom to share the contact. When you tap that, you'll be presented with an option to either MMS or e-mail the person's information. Choose your option and the respective app will launch by itself. Read on for a few more screenshots and a little bit more explanation.

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5 years ago

Apple developing CDMA-GSM World iPad?

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Apple developing CDMA-GSM World iPad?

According to Wedge Partners anaylst Brian Blair, Apple appears to be developing a "world iPad" that would feature Qualcomm's multimode CDMA-GSM chips.

Recent checks…suggest Apple is going to be ratcheting down production of the existing 3G iPad over the next two months in anticipation of ramping up a new World iPad that is powered by Qualcomm and will run on both GSM and CDMA based networks around the world,” Blair writes. “Given our recent checks that suggest Apple is preparing to build approximately 48 million iPads in calendar 2011.

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5 years ago

iOS 5 wants: Files.app

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iOS 5 wants: Files.app


5 years ago

TiPb iPhone and iPad wallpaper of the week!

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TiPb iPhone and iPad wallpaper of the week!

If you guys hadn't already heard about our wallpaper contest we have going in our forums, mosey on over and check it out! I've been picking one person every week or so (depending on the amount of entries we get) to win $20 from TiPb. You'll also get some TiPb main page glory with your wallpaper on it for everyone to see.

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5 years ago

Apple and iPhone: top manufacturer and device in October

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Apple and iPhone: top manufacturer and device in October

Millenial Media's October Mobile Mix is out and for the first time they've expanded their report from strictly smartphones like iPhone to all connected devices, including iPod touch and iPad. With that in mind, Apple's iPhone remains the top mobile device at 15.96%, and the new mix sees Apple at the top mobile device manufacturer list with 24.96%. Some additional highlights:

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5 years ago

iPad 2 component manufacturers revealed?

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iPad 2 component manufacturers revealed?

According to a report by Digitimes, three manufacturers have been appointed to provide components for the next generation iPad 2. Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies will manufacture and supply PCB boards for the new iPad. Additional suppliers will be added to the list in February 2011, when production of iPad 2 increases.

The sources said Ibiden, Tripod and TTM have received certification from Apple, and will start shipping any-layer HDI boards for iPad 2 in small quantities in December.

If Apple keeps to its yearly product update cycles, as is usual, then we can expect to see a new iPad announced in early 2011 and shipping by April.

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5 years ago

iPhone live podcast 126: Beatle Battles

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iPhone live podcast 126: Beatle Battles

Rene and Georgia discussion iOS 4.2 delays, the Beatles come to iTunes, battery commercials, and updates to Facebook, Twitter, Google Docs, Boxcar, Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, and more! This is iPhone live!

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5 years ago

Magellan RoadMate for iPhone updated, want a promo code? [give away]

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Magellan RoadMate for iPhone updated, want a promo code? [give away]

Magellan RoadMate for iPhone has just been updated to version 1.3 and that means a it's received several new features to help you better and more enjoyably navigate from point A to point B:

  • Location-based offers and coupons – First branded GPS App to provide relevant offers on-screen while you route to your destination. Users can re-route to the sponsoring store’s location or save promotional coupons for redemption at a later time.
  • iOS 4.0 support – Multitasking capabilities enable navigation with turn-by-turn instructions and continuous routing to run in the background while using other applications.
  • LifeTime real-time traffic information – Included free in the version 1.3 update, users can avoid traffic congestion by comparing current and proposed alternative routes, making well-informed decisions ahead of traffic delays.
  • Sharing points of interest – Users can easily share destinations and POIs via email using the RoadMate app.

To celebrate the update Magellan RoadMate is currently on sale in the iTunes App Store: Magellan RoadMate North America is available for $44.99 (regularly $59.99); Magellan RoadMate USA is $34.99 (regularly $49.99); and Magellan RoadMate Canada is $29.99 (regularly $34.99

They've also given us three (3) promo codes to pass on to you, our awesome readers. Details and screen shots after the break!

[iTunes link]

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