SoftBank’s CEO Reveals How He Brought The iPhone To Japan

SoftBanks CEO Reveals How He Brought The iPhone To JapanThe iPhone is probably one of the more desired smartphones in the world at the moment, and despite what its critics and detractors have to say about it, they have to admit that it is true to a certain level. What this also means is that carriers are more than happy, for the most part, to offer the phone on their network.

However getting the iPhone onto a network isn’t as simple as placing an order with Apple. In fact based on what we have heard in the past from carriers, usually this means buying a certain amount of phones from Apple as well as agreeing to some of Apple’s demands, like no installing of carrier bloatware on the iPhone. (more…)

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    Campaign Calls To Boycott Apple Products Due To Use Of Toxic Chemicals

    Campaign Calls To Boycott Apple Products Due To Use Of Toxic ChemicalsIn the past, Apple has gotten a fair amount of flak regarding working conditions in the factories of their partners, such as Foxconn. Apple has since made efforts to change that perception by instating rules and regulations that would ensure that their manufacturing partners adhere to certain guidelines.

    In fact these guidelines extend to the use of conflict material in Apple products to ensure that certain components are not sourced from particular regions in the world. However it seems that despite Apple’s best practices to ensure that their partners follow their guidelines, there are some who feel that Apple has not done enough. (more…)

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    Apple Patent Describes Phone With Detachable Camera Lens

    Apple Patent Describes Phone With Detachable Camera LensOne of the ways companies market their smartphones is by boasting its camera’s capabilities. To a certain extent megapixels are still used as ammunition when it comes to marketing a camera, but as we all know, megapixels don’t determine a camera’s quality and that there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration.

    Companies like Nokia have marketed their cameras to be great in low-lighting situations, while companies like Sony boasts the use of its Exmor RS sensor and G-lens. According to a recent patent by Apple, it shows the Cupertino company possibly considering the idea of a detachable camera which would undoubtedly make for a great piece of marketing. (more…)

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    iPhone Air Concept Video Surfaces

    Considering how the MacBook has received the MacBook Air treatment in the past, do you think that the folks over at Apple might also do the same to their coveted iPhone range as well? I am quite sure that we are all pretty much well aware by now that there will be another iPhone released in due time later this year, but as to whether it will be known as the iPhone 6 or not, remains to be seen. Right now, what you see above happens to be the iPhone Air concept video, which could possibly be the closest resemblance to what the real deal would look like.

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    Stun Gun Disguised As An iPhone, Dispenses 50,000 Volts

    Stun Gun Disguised As An iPhone, Dispenses 50,000 VoltsWhat’s it with stun guns or tasers being stashed away silently these days? Apparently, what you see above is not really an actual iPhone, but rather, it is a conversion of Apple’s famous smartphone that comes with a built-in stun gun that dispenses with a shock to the tune of 50,000 volts – huge enough to actually cause a heart attack. This particular stun gun was discovered by the police after they searched a 14-year-old in Manchester city center. Other than this unique and dangerous weapon, the boy was also found to have a knife.

    According to Sgt. Phil Marsh, “It has the appearance of a black iPhone but the volume buttons are more prominent. The top has a silver strip with two points from which the current is discharged. The volume buttons appear to activate the device. People need to be aware that possession of them is an offence under the Firearms Act.”

    Apparently, this particular device can be purchased for a mere £15 over on the internet, where it has been specially marketed as personal protection devices. What do you think of this unique design for a stun gun? Frankly, I am not surprised that we have not seen a version with the Samsung Galaxy S4 design to date.

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    BlackBerry’s John Chen Calls iPhone Users Wall Huggers

    BlackBerrys John Chen Calls iPhone Users Wall HuggersBlackBerry isn’t doing so good at the moment, based on our earlier reports which shows that the company actually lost market share to Windows Phone, not to mention having carriers lose confidence in them. All of this seems to make for an uphill battle for BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, who despite the odds believes that he will be able turn things around.

    If anything Chen has a sense of humor regardless of how bleak the situation is, and even has no qualms about poking fun at the competition which he recently did during the Oasis Montgomery conference. (more…)

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