In today's Apple Daily, a teardown of the Apple Watch reveals that total price for the component parts of the device is only around $85. In another news, Apple is working with Japan Post and IBM to put millions of iPads into the hands of Japan's elderly citizens.
As hard as may be to believe in these days of rampant iPhone thefts, sometimes lost iPhones make their way back to their owners through sheer human goodness alone. Take the case of Kevin Whitney, a farmer in Chickasha, Oklahoma. As Gizmodo reports, Whitney lost his phone in a grain pit last October and he got it back after it made its way to the other side of the world.
iPhone buyers can't exactly replace their automobiles as often as they do smartphones, so it's encouraging to hear that companies who specialize in aftermarket products for cars are jumping on the CarPlay bandwagon.
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors — also known as 999 — grabbed attention for its brutal plot, devilish mysteries, and compelling characters when it hit the Nintendo DS in 2010. On March 17 the title is scheduled to make its iOS debut as 999: The Novel, and we’ve enlisted director/scenario writer Kotaro Uchikoshi to explain why you should care about the story’s unique cast.
Game Dev Story and Dungeon Village developer Kairosoft very nearly returns to form with its shogun-themed strategy and city-management hybrid, Ninja Village — but a promising setup and compelling core mechanic too soon devolve into tedious grinding. Managing a village full of ninjas trained in the art of war, your task is to build up a thriving local economy while battling rival lords, all in an effort to help the shogun reunify Japan.
One of the biggest pieces of overseas news in the wake of the iPhone 5s' launch was the news that Apple's beloved smartphone would at last be carried by NTT DoCoMo, the largest cellular carrier in Japan. At the time, questions swirled about as to whether it'd be embraced by the country, and a new report from Kantar Worldpanel (via MacRumors) suggests that it has, indeed.
Forgot about the rumors and speculation: Tuesday, Oct. 22 has arrived, and we'll all soon know what Apple has in store for us with a fall media event in San Francisco that will unveil what the company has to offer through the end of the year and into early 2014. Since the website will be dominated by Apple-related stories today, our overnight recap is mostly a little break from all that noise, so dive in and enjoy!
In a major overseas victory for Apple, NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest wireless carrier, will at last start carrying the iPhone. According to AppleInsider, the news first broke on Yahoo! Japan, along with a notice that NTT DoCoMo customers should see the phone sometime this fall.