iOS developers have long been able to offer promotion codes, which give customers free copies of their apps — but Apple has never allowed such codes to be used for in-app purchases, at least not until this week.
Happy iPad Air Day! The first day of November has arrived, and with it comes Apple's latest and greatest full-sized tablet, which is now available for sale in the U.S. and a wide range of other countries. The device has already caused online sellouts in Hong Kong and New Zealand, so there's no telling what kind of insanity would-be buyers will face when they head to their favorite retail store today. Be careful out there!
Apple has focused a lot on color with the release of its latest devices, and now MacRumors reports that Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has some fascinating information on how each color is faring. The results aren't as accurate as they could be, unfortunately, as factors like the "space gray" iPhone's overwhelming popularity stem partly from the shortages for the gold and silver varieties.
Now that the gold iPhone's out and (apparently) holding millions in awe, Apple's may be going for the gold with its other products as well. Judging by photos posted on Chinese site Zol.com.cn (via MacRumors), Apple may have a gold iPad mini in the works, complete with a fingerprint sensor similar to the one we see on the iPhone 5s.
As if Samsung's announcement that they would also release a smartphone with a 64-bit chip in the nebulous future wasn't oddly timed enough, AppleInsider reports that the South Korean tech giant has now announced that it plans to release a gold Galaxy S4. The gold in this case will only affect the trim, whereas the front would be available in either pink or brown.
When the news broke that the next iPhone would comes in a gold color, many commentators (including myself), were tempted to pass it off as a barely believable rumor. But according to a report from the Wall Street Journal today, it's so popular that that Apple's telling its suppliers to boost production on order to keep up with the demand.
It's a very special rumor-laden Labor Day version of the hot news of the week. Did you hear Apple has a new iPhone in production? Well, of course you did. But what else did you hear about it? Anything? Anything at all? Well, we just so happen to have some choice iPhone 5S/C rumors (with video!) and a few other things in the pipeline. So if you aren't already sitting outside grilling for the weekend, have at the week's top news and innuendo.
At this point, the "champagne" iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C must count as two of the most leaked devices in Apple history. We've seen plenty of photos of the last couple of weeks, but now, as 9to5Mac reports, we're even starting to see videos allegedly showing versions of the units around two weeks of their supposed announcement on September 10.
Want to know what a difference a good photo can make? Take a look at these photos of an alleged gold iPhone 5S shell taken by Japanese site ASCII.JP (via MacRumors), which shows that it really does lean closer to "champagne" than "ingot." That still may not be enough to escape concerns of tackiness for some critics, but now it at least looks like something in line with Apple's reputation for quality aesthetics.