Assuming there are any MacLife.com readers out there today who aren’t skipping work or school to go see The Avengers, the tech world is still churning up news on this fabulous Friday. Exploding iPhones, iPhoto map attribution, FTC fines, Walmart pricing goofs and even a Slippery Seal make up the news for this Friday, May 4, 2012 -- so assemble your own avengers and get to reading, won’t you?
Although the U.S. Department of Justice is mostly aiming its scope at e-book monopolies as a whole, Apple also appears to be in the government’s sights -- but Cupertino is fighting back with a statement pointing the finger right back in Amazon’s direction.
As March 7 fast approaches, many of us are pondering what to do with our soon-to-be outdated iPad 2. After all, it’s still a perfectly good tablet that could find a good home with another loving family, right? If you’ve been wondering what your old iPad might be worth, have a look at some current data from NextWorth.com -- but be quick about it, the value is dropping every day!
While we anxiously await what Apple has up its sleeve in the next iPhone, another tech giant seems to have something coming down their respective pipeline. According to the New York Post, Amazon is planning to release their own version of a tablet in September or October. The kicker though? The company is reportedly planning to release it for "hundreds less" than Apple's entry-level iPad 2.
Your family loves you. If however, that love was not enough to have them buy you an iPhone 4 for Christmas, you may still be able to snag one before the new year rolls around, as the telecom we all hate to love and love to hate has lowered the cost of purchasing a refurbished iPhone 4 handset from them.
9to5 Mac recently discovered that Apple is no longer offering no commitment pricing for the iPhone 4 online. This means that you can no longer grab an iPhone 4 for $599 (16GB) or $699 (32GB) without it being tied to AT&T. The blog believes that this could be Apple's response to the recent Jailbreak, which allowed anyone to jailbreak their device without syncing it to a computer.
This information was discovered on the iPhone FAQ section of the iPhone 4 online store page. The page mentions that you can't buy a no commitment device because the "iPhone requires a two-year AT&T wireless service contract."
[Update] Apple has contacted 9to5 Mac to say that you can actually purchase the no commitment iPhone 4 in the Apple Store, just not online.
Earlier this week, the new unibody Mac mini went on sale in Taiwan. However, Apple accidentally listed the Mac mini with 8GBs of RAM for $19,900 NT, but was supposed to be priced at $47,000 NT. This of course, led to a blunder in Apple's history as the company raised the purchase price on orders from the $19,900 NT to $47,000 NT.
As iPad availability creeps closer and closer for consumers, speculation
over the purchase cost of iBooks via the iBookstore continues to be a
hot topic of debate amongst Apple enthusists and biblophiles alike.