Amidst persistent rumors that Apple plans to introduce a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August followed by a larger 5.5-inch model the following month comes word that retail employees are being restricted from taking vacations in September.
A big week for stories about Apple competitors. There's a real rogues' gallery of names here from Google to Samsung from Microsoft to Amazon. And if you're a fan of the actor Christian Bale, then you're in for a treat. Meanwhile, it's not too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. All that and more beneath the fold.
If you're planning on taking a trip on Hawaiian Airlines after this Sunday, you may have a pleasant surprise in store for you once you get up in the air. As 9to5Mac reports, the airline will switch out many of its existing in-fight entertainment systems with iPad minis beginning September 1, marking the first time an American airline has made the shift.
Apple may be duking it out with Google over smartphones and tablets, but the search giant still has a long way to go before they eclipse the iPhone maker when it comes to the stock market. The same cannot be said for Microsoft, however, now that Mountain View has passed Redmond by nearly $2 billion. Meanwhile, Cupertino is readying their next quarterly results, and you can read all about it right here...
Planning trips can quickly become a disaster. Whether you're traveling alone or with a group, you still have to keep track of plane tickets, hotel reservations, and your basic day-to-day itinerary. The trade off might be worth it, but getting there can sometimes cause a little stress. Fortunately, iOS apps like TripIt can help you manage all of the nitty gritty details and let you focus on what's actually important: the trip itself.
Ready for your summer holiday? Who isn’t? Researching, planning, and booking can, for many, be as much fun as the actual vacation itself. The anticipation, the build-up of excitement, and no opportunity yet for lost luggage, wet weather, or “gastric difficulty.” Regardless of careful planning, once you get there you may need new things to do, places to see, treasures to find. Turns out your iPhone or iPad can be your best travel companion, getting you into places and out of jams. Follow along and you’ll be well on your way to the best vacation ever.
Only in the Apple world do we get excited about Apple employees not receiving any time off, because more often than not, it usually means something big is on the way. Tough gig, right? Retail employees were reportedly told to not take any time off between May 20 and 22. What could be on the way? It does so happen that Apple retail stores will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. Hmmm...