If it seemed as though Samsung's recent Galaxy Gear smartwatch came out of nowhere for the purpose of beating Apple to the punch, a new report from Cnet suggests that this may have been the case, after all. Slammed in reviews for poor functionality, disappointing battery life, and a high price, Samsung's diminutive smart device has had a tough time of it as of late, and Cnet believes there's every indication that this shoddiness stems from a desire to rush a product from concept to shelves in a matter of months.
A few days after its public release, Miley Cyrus summed it all up with a terse tweet to her 14 million followers: I hate the iPhone update. Now, she could be talking about the lack of a natural language engine in Calendar or the less-defined back buttons, but I have to assume her complaints are mainly related to the new color palette Jony Ive used to paint the icons.
In a move that may have made the folks over at Apple wince a little, today President Obama took the opportunity to deflect criticism of the allegedly slow and buggy HealthCare.gov site to compare the site's launch to Apple's recent launch of iOS 7. As we've covered on a least two occasions, iOS 7's public release hasn't been without its share of bugs, but the Cupertino giant was quick to remedy at least one with a patch that landed within the first week of launch.
After months of waiting and mere speculation, a leaked image of what could be Logitech's long-awaited gamepad for the iPhone surfaced today on the @evleaks Twitter account. As TechCrunch reports, @evleaks has a good record when it comes to presenting leaks from companies like Samsung and Nokia, so there's a good chance that what we're seeing is legit.
Last week we reported that Personal Pickeup for the iPhone 5s would resume today, and while that's technically true, you shouldn't expect to be able to waltz into any Apple retail store and be able to leave with one if you ordered one online. The option is available, but in almost every case, the phones themselves are not.
We're all over the map today, folks. There are news stories about Maps, about Apple TV, a fix for a security problem, and the NYPD is on the case. Tons more inside as we all move into our post-iOS 6 world.
The iPhone's come a long way in the seven years since it's been around. According to data compiled by Businessweek, if the iPhone had its own ranking on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it'd be larger by revenue than corporate heavyweights like Boeing, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and McDonald's.