Apple Reportedly Fires Engineer After Daughter Posts iPhone X Video

There’s a reason Apple is so good at keeping secrets. Brooke Amelia Peterson says she and her father have found that out the hard way.

The younger Peterson posted a short video to YouTube from the Apple campus, apparently sometime early last week. One segment, filmed from Apple’s campus, showed off her father’s pre-release iPhone X – the highly-anticipated super-flagship phone due to be released on November 3. Peterson’s father, according to her videos, was an engineer working on radio communications and Apple Pay features for the iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone ten.”

Apple watchdogs including 9to5 Mac and Apple Insider jumped on the video, which 9to5 Mac described as “probably our best look yet at the device in action.” It included substantial glimpses of the device’s calendar app, camera, Face ID, and the new Animoji feature, as well as the physical design of the phone itself.

In a followup video posted on Saturday, though, Peterson claims that Apple reacted to the video by firing her father, who was seen cheerfully participating – despite Apple’s well-known commitment to secrecy around unreleased technology.

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In yesterday’s video, the younger Peterson was conciliatory towards Apple, acknowledging that she and her father had made a mistake.

“At the end of the day, when you work for Apple, it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are. If you break a rule, they just have no tolerance.”

“I’m not mad at Apple,” she continued. “My dad takes absolutely full responsibility for the one rule that he broke. We’re not angry, we’re not bitter.”

Details of Peterson’s story have not been independently verified, but we have reached out to Apple and will update this story with any confirmation or details.

Peterson says she took down the original video at Apple’s request, and some mirrors of the full video appear to be down as well, but copies are still surfacing both around the web and on YouTube.

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'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lower

(Reuters) – Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more questions on Thursday over Apple Inc’s strategy of releasing two phones within months of each other in 2017, sending its shares almost 3 percent lower.

The chief executive of Canada’s largest mobile network Rogers Communication said appetite for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus had been “anemic”, adding to a series of hints that sales had been poor ahead of the iPhone X launch on Nov. 3.

A number of sector analysts played down the concerns, which have dogged Apple since it announced the plans a month ago, saying that overall phone production looks broadly in line with their earlier expectations.

Verizon’s chief financial officer Matt Ellis also admitted that the number of phone upgrades in the third quarter was lower than previous years while stressing he expected a surge as the iPhone X is released.

But the debate – and hints from some analysts and a Taiwan media report of a cut in iPhone 8 production – was enough to push Apple shares down 2.8 percent by lunchtime in New York.

“The Street is hyper-sensitive to any speed bumps around this next iPhone cycle and (that) speaks to the knee-jerk reaction we are seeing in shares,” said Daniel Ives, chief strategy officer at research house GBH Insights in New York.

“iPhone 8 demand has been naturally soft out of the gates with the main event being the iPhone X launch in early November. (But) this is the early innings of what we believe is the biggest iPhone product cycle with X leading the way.”

SUPPLY CHAIN

Apple no longer gives regular updates on sales numbers but indications from supply channels, phone operators and analysts who track the sector have fueled talk of poor sales for the latest update of the smartphone.

When Apple announced the plan to release both phones before the end of 2017, fans were disappointed mainly due to the delay in the launch of the iPhone X until November.

But there are also concerns that the more expensive phone – marking the iPhone’s 10th anniversary – may not get so many takers.

KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh reported this week that a carrier store survey suggested the cheaper iPhone 7 was outselling its successor just a month after iPhone 8’s launch – boding ill for a brand that normally has fans queuing for the latest upgrade.

Rogers Communications chief Joe Natale said anticipation was high for the iPhone X but also noted that inventory would be limited and that – at Apple’s starting price of $ 999 – it was an expensive device.

U.S. wireless carrier AT&T also said last week its third-quarter postpaid handset upgrades were fewer by nearly 900,000 from a year ago.

“I think what you’re seeing there is a difference in timing of some of the new devices coming out versus what we’ve historically seen,” Verizon’s Ellis told an earnings call.

“Obviously Apple is part of that. We are splitting the new devices between the 8 … and the X. As we get into the holiday season, some of those new devices come out, we think we will see strong demand.”

Additional reporting by Arjun Panchadar and Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru, Alastair Sharp in Toronto; Editing by Patrick Graham and Arun Koyyur

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Latest Apple Park Drone Footage Shows Basketball and Tennis Courts

Apple’s new campus is nearing completion.

Apple employees will be able to shoot hoops and play tennis at the company’s new Apple Park headquarters.

Aerial videographer Matthew Roberts released new drone footage Monday of Apple’s new headquarters, spanning 175 acres in Cupertino, Calif.

The drone footage shows some overhead shots of the nearly-finished campus, with several up-close shots of the massive 2.8 million spherical building serving as Apple Park’s centerpiece, where employees will be working. The video also shows new paved paths that crisscross throughout the campus, while big trucks are shown to be transporting trees to their designated planting areas.

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Apple aapl is also installing two big basketball and tennis courts for employees to use during their spare time. The courts however, appear to be unfinished as of when the video was recording, depicting a few massive empty lots for the time being.

In September, drone pilot Duncan Sinfield recorded aerial footage of Apple Park in prelude to the company’s latest iPhone launch.

Sinfield’s footage also featured Apple’s new auditorium, the Steve Jobs Theater, where Apple recently held its big media event and unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, among other products.

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This Time It Matters: Why Apple Is Falling

Preface
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is dropping hard after its event to announce the new series of hardware, in particular the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X as well as the Apple Watch 3.

It’s Different This Time
Normally when Apple stock dives on lukewarm product reviews we stand firmly in our position that the stock market reaction is over blown. Our simple thesis for that response is to look at demand, which is hypnotically strong, every time. That is not the case this time.

A New Risk is Not Obvious But is Enormous
Apple announced a more complicated lineup of iPhones this time around. It introduced the iPhone 8 series which is an upgrade to the iPhone 7, and then it announced the highly anticipated iPhone X (pronounced iPhone Ten).

Then the company made the iPhone 8 available this month, but pushed delivery of iPhone X to early November, which pre-orders stating in late October. That has created a risk.

It turns out that Apple hyped the iPhone X so much, and poured so much new technology into it, that it has left the demand for iPhone 8 lackluster in Apple terms. Here’s what we mean.

If you go to the Apple Store, and try to purchase an iPhone 8, the wait time is essentially 1-3 days for the smaller memory version. Here is an image:

That is for the iPhone 8, in Los Angeles, on Verizon’s (NYSE:VZ) network. The other networks are essentially the same. A normal wait time for a new iPhone release is usually several weeks, let’s say 2-4 depending on where you are in the world.

There are also reports that in store lines are much smaller than before, with one report pinpointing Sydney Australia, where only 30 people were camped out for the new release. Reports from China are similar.

Here are links to two stories:

Turnout for iPhone 8 Launch in Australia “Bleak” as Customers Hold Out for Upcoming iPhone X
The iPhone 8 launch in Sydney saw “a bleak turnout,” reports Reuters, with fewer than 30 people lining up outside of the Sydney Apple Store on George Street. In past years, hundreds of people have lined up for new iPhones on release day.

Apple Falls After Analyst Report Indicates Weak iPhone 8 Demand
Consumers pre-ordered about 1.5 million handsets on Chinese retail website JD.com in the first three days, compared with about 3.5 million for the comparable period of iPhone 7 orders.

Tim Cook just said he “couldn’t be happier” with the iPhone release (and Apple Watch 3). While sales are lower than prior models, there is one reason, a big reason, that he may actually be telling the truth.

Is There a Plan?
One of the headlines that surfaced from the Apple Event was that the iPhone X was very expensive, starting at $ 999 and climbing to $ 1,200 based on the configuration.

It’s possible, maybe even likely, that Apple decided to release the iPhone 8 for less to make it appear that it was not forcing Apple loyalists to buy a far more expensive phone by offering a reduced priced new model (iPhone 8).

In fact, it does appear that even in the bearish analyst notes, each tends to comment on the fact that demand reduction for the iPhone 8 is simply a reflection of the outsized demand for the iPhone X.

If that’s true, then Apple will have an average selling price significantly higher than in prior times, and if demand is in fact to the point where Apple also sells more units, then that would bring a windfall of profits larger than any company has ever seen in one quarter. If that sound overly bullish, it’s just the choice of words — Apple already has the largest earnings ever in one quarter, so this would be a breaking of its own record — also known more simply as, “growth.”

Back to Risk
While there is a rather bullish narrative to wrap around this odd iPhone selection, there is also, in earnest this time, a reasonable bearish thesis.

Apple won’t be delivering its iPhone X until well into November, and if demand is very strong, it might not even be able to deliver before the holiday season in the United States. And while, certainly, if all of those sales simply occur later in the year (or early 2018), then that’s fine, but to consider that a foregone conclusion is a step we are not willing to take with blind faith.

Some consumers, perhaps many consumers, will not wait. And while Apple loyalists may stick around for a later date, the all-important “Android switchers” (those smartphone Android owners that switch to Apple) may not — and that is a real risk and worthy of a stock drop, until proven otherwise.

Apple’s market share in the United States is jumping as Android loses market share — an under reported but critical phenomenon. On January 11th, 2017, 9TO5Mac wrote iPhone market share grows 6.4% in USA, takes share from Android in most markets.

Apple gained 9.1% in the UK, mostly at the expense of Windows phones.

The iPhone grew its market share in Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK and USA, with Android seeing its own share drop in all of these countries bar Italy, where its growth was less than half that of iOS.

Those are Android switchers and Apple may have just put that group, or at least that trend, in serious jeopardy.

Now What?
We believe the iPhone X is going to be a knock-down drag-out mega hit, and the elevated price will make it yet an even larger success. But, the risk that Apple took, as of right now, is hurting the company both with iPhone 8 sales, and potentially, with Android switchers. And that is not a false narrative — it is accurate.

That risk means the stock should drop, and is dropping.

But, we’re not done yet. What we did not show you, and is easily missed unless you are really looking, is how hard Apple is focusing consumers on the iPhone X over the iPhone 8 — in our opinion.

I recorded a 45 second video arriving on the Apple Store and looking at iPhones. I have turned to video to allow you to make your own decision, as opposed to snapshots, which are too selective and an be used to weave any narrative the author likes.

When you watch this video (below), decide for yourself if you feel that Apple is purposefully pointing people to the iPhone X over the iPhone 8. Here we go:

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That’s hardly headline grabbing footage, but we found it noteworthy.

Apple Watch 3
There have been some pretty poor reviews of the Apple Watch 3 surrounding its LTE connectivity and its battery life. This is one of those times where the reviews are meaningless. Demand is strong and that’s all that matters.

Here is a snapshot from the Apple Store for that product:

We see the Watch becoming a runaway success as people learn to use that wearable device as a standalone product — leaving the phone at home on runs, meetings, swims, hikes, and whatever other times such a convenience could be desired.

Conclusion
We maintain our Top Pick status on Apple, but have certainly tempered our bullishness with an undeniable new risk. It might work out very well, but, it might not, and that is a new risk to Apple stock.

The author is long shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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Apple Watch Series 3 Has a Connection Problem

Apple Watch Series 3’s major new feature may not work as well as promised.

The tech giant has acknowledged a problem with its Apple Watch Series 3 that causes it to try to connect to unknown Wi-Fi networks instead of a cellular network, creating a potential security problems, according to The Verge, which confirmed the problem with Apple and experienced the flaw in a unit it tested.

Apple said the flaw would be fixed in a future software update, Apple told The Verge in a statement. It’s unclear when that update would be available.

The biggest new feature in the Apple Watch Series 3, unveiled last week, is the ability to connect to wireless carrier networks when the user is away from an iPhone so they can place and receive calls directly from the device. Cellular connections can also be used to use apps when the Watch is untethered from an iPhone.

However, The Verge found that when the Apple Watch Series 3 isn’t connected to an iPhone, it sometimes tries to access Wi-Fi networks instead of defaulting to the carrier network. Other reviewers discovered the same problem, prompting Apple on Wednesday to issue its statement and promise to fix it in the future.

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“We are investigating a fix for a future software release,” the Apple statement says.

The problem could be a big one for users. Cellular connectivity is a major selling point for the Apple Watch Series 3’s, and if that doesn’t work as promised, users could avoid buying the device when it goes on sale Friday.

Apple(aapl) did not immediately respond to a Fortune request for comment about the flaw or when it plans to release its fix.

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Apple embraces a multi-cloud future, and that’s exciting

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Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service

Apple this week took administrative control of the icloud.net domain, the last notable web address it did not govern that users could have linked with its online sync and storage service.

According to WHOIS searches today, Apple acquired control of icloud.net on Tuesday.

Apple already ruled the primary top-level domains for iCloud, the cross-device, cross-OS service that stores files generated by iOS and macOS, and more importantly, synchronizes everything from Safari browser bookmarks to photographs between iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple is on record as the owner of the domains icloud.com, icloud.org, icloud.us and icloud.eu, for example.

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Apple saves iPhone call history to iCloud, but barely mentions it

Modern smartphones make it easy to back up all your data to the cloud so you can keep it synced across devices, or download it to a new phone. That can have unfortunate consequences, however—especially when phones are syncing sensitive information that users aren’t explicitly aware of, and then a company famous for developing smartphone cracking software finds out.

Moscow-based Elcomsoft recently added a feature to its Phone Breaker software that the company says can retrieve an iPhone user’s call history data via iCloud. To use its software to crack an iCloud account, an attacker would need your login data or a login token from one of your devices.

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How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

The long-neglected PC got a massive injection of innovation this week with major announcements from Google, Apple and Microsoft.

Each company introduced advancements that users didn’t ask for, didn’t think they wanted and are already complaining about.

Why? Because we love new technology in theory but hate it in practice.

Technology change is expensive, transition is messy and people are creatures of habit.

We demand innovation, but resist it when it actually appears in our favorite product lines. That’s why only tech giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft can force the necessary change users want, but don’t know they want.

This was a huge week for forced innovation in PCs thanks to wildly divergent new products from Google, Apple and Microsoft.

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Apple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to Google

Apple has moved some of its iCloud and services data from Amazon Web Services to Google’s cloud platform, in what is seen as a bid by the iPhone maker to diversify its cloud service providers, according to reports.

The move comes even as the company is building its own new data centers, leading to speculation whether the shift is only temporary.

Google is a rival of Apple in smartphones and other devices, but such deals are common among tech companies in areas where they don’t compete. 

After signing the deal with Google late last year, Apple has significantly reduced its reliance on AWS, whose infrastructure it has been using to run parts of iCloud and other services, reported CRN, quoting sources with knowledge of the matter. The publication put Apple’s spending with Google at between $ 400 million and $ 600 million, though it added it wasn’t clear whether the figures referred to an annual spending rate or a set amount of capacity.

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Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup

Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here’s our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
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Apple killing music streaming service? Beats me.

Apple is killing its Beats Music streaming service. It all kicks off the end of the month, when Tim’s crew want you to be on Apple Music.

Did y’all think Tim’a let his dough freeze? Oh please.

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Richard Lawler mourns in anticipation:

Now that Apple Music is firmly in place…it’s time for Beats Music to go.

[It’s] a little over a year after Apple completed its acquisition of the music company.  MORE

Stephanie Mlot’s calendar says something slightly different:

Apple is officially shuttering the streaming service 18 months after acquiring it…for $ 3 billion.

Apple Music has since racked up more than 6.5 million paying customers.  MORE

Steven “meta” Musil thinks about Apple digesting Beats:

On November 30…all Beats subscriptions will be canceled. … Apple is encouraging subscribers to migrate…to Apple Music.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.  MORE

Is this bad news? Or good? Neal Ungerleider knows:

Well, Beats Music, it was good knowing you.

This isn’t too surprising. [Apple Music is] a late, but competitive entry to a listening landscape littered with the likes of Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play.  MORE

Romain Dillet agrees:

It was bound to happen, now that Apple Music is available on Android.

Apple waited for the Android release before actually shutting [it] down…for Android users who were using Beats Music.  MORE

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It’s time to revisit Apple buying Dropbox

Dropbox once told Apple’s Steve Jobs that it wasn’t for sale, but now might be a good time to change its tune.

The bottom’s dropped out of Dropbox’s market. In 2011, it was invaluable. But now, in 2015, it’s clunky — an unnecessary step that feels a bit too far removed from the dozen or so apps we use regularly. Dropbox is decently integrated, but it doesn’t feel like enough now, when we can easily send files through interoffice chat and collaboration platforms like HipChat and Slack that do much more than file-sharing. While many individuals did (and still do) use Dropbox for sharing photos and big, totally legal files, Dropbox is largely for business, used by colleagues to exchange big folders and files. In fact, Dropbox says that 60 percent of its basic and pro users use Dropbox primarily for business.

It’s vital to businesses, this service of making file-sharing easy. Unfortunately for Dropbox, file-sharing is just a portion of the connected service suite that digital work today requires. To put it simply, Dropbox is underpowered for 2015. And given it’s incredibly (read: actually insane) high valuation, that’s a big ol’ $ 10 billion problem.

A better solution than iCloud

While we’re on the subject of services that just don’t quite pull their weight in 2015, let’s chat about iCloud.

My mom calls me all the time to ask if a photo she mistakenly deleted is in iCloud. I tell her what I’ve told everyone else who has ever asked me anything about iCloud: “I have no earthly idea.”

I don’t know what’s in my iCloud. 22.1GB worth of miscellaneous things, apparently, but I don’t actually know what makes up all of those mysterious gigabytes (edit: I checked — it’s a lot of photos, Contacts, and maybe half of my total Reminders), and I definitely don’t know how I would go about retrieving any of that purportedly precious data in the event of a catastrophic iDevice meltdown. I’m confident that I could figure it out, but I haven’t attempted it.

I don’t use iCloud at all. And that’s because iCloud is garbage. It’s only recently graduated from “glorified landing page” to “somewhat usable interface”, but it remains a part of my Apple life that I feel no real need to interact with at all, unless something goes absolutely and horrifically wrong and I’m forced into the iCloud interface as a data Hail Mary.

To be fair, I’m glad that iCloud exists. I’m glad that Apple’s making an effort to save the data that I’m too stubborn or lazy to back up. I’m glad that it’s trying to save me from myself. Or maybe it’s just trying to save a Genius or two from having to explain to a customer that all of his photos are gone because he carelessly dropped his iPhone 6 Plus into a chocolate fondue fountain. Maybe it’s both.

Either way, the fact remains that iCloud is trash, even when it’s helpful, and that’s largely because it is so underachieving. iCloud could be better, but first it has to be useable, and maybe that’s where Dropbox comes in. Because iCloud, too, is underpowered.

When Dropbox founder Drew Houston met with Steve Jobs in 2009 to talk about Dropbox, Houston famously shut down Jobs’ approach to buy the file-sharing service. According to a report from Forbes in 2011, Jobs let Houston know that he was making something of a mistake banking on Dropbox’s service to sustain a company, telling him that Dropbox was “a feature, not a product.”

Now, it sort of feels like Jobs was right. Dropbox doesn’t feel like it’s future trajectory is up. In fact, it kind of feels like the rain has started and the Dropbox is getting soggy. Dropbox isn’t going to get much further without becoming easier, more meaningful and high-powered. Dropbox isn’t going anywhere but down as a standalone app, but if it can find a way to make itself a part of our lives the way it began to before iCloud, Google Docs, Box and the rest, it might stand a chance. And, well, if there’s one company that’s become the leading expert on making itself an essential part of daily life, it’s Apple.

Theoretically, if Dropbox were to see the soft, brushed aluminum, backlit writing on the wall and decided that it wanted to take Apple’s offer six years later, would Apple even want to buy?

Well, yeah. It should, anyway.

Tiptoeing into enterprise with iPad Pro

Apple wants a bigger piece of the enterprise pie. iPad Pro proves that. Dropbox has a very solid base of enterprise users (for now), and perhaps a more robust file sharing, synching and management platform for the super-sized tablet would tip the business scales in favor of Apple’s answer to the Surface Pro.

Furthermore, as previously discussed, Apple’s iCloud leaves a lot to be desired–bringing in the world’s most valuable cloud service is far from the worst idea Apple’s ever had (a right that I have assume is reserved for the rollerball on the Mighty Mouse). Beyond that, Apple could really benefit from something of an ecosystem overhaul. Between iPads, Apple Watches, iPhones, Apple TVs and iMac/MacBook/MacBook Pros, many people now find themselves with more than one iDevice. The better those devices communicate and sync data, files, photos, contacts, etc., the more things “just work”, as Apple likes to say.

Perhaps best of all, never again would a Genius have to try to explain what the hell iCloud actually does.

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Apple drops iCloud prices, matches rival storage services from Google and Microsoft

For the second year in a row, Apple reduced prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans, putting costs in line with rivals like Google, Microsoft and Dropbox.

Apple announced changes to iCloud extra storage pricing earlier this month at the event where it unveiled new iPhones, the larger iPad Pro and a revamped Apple TV.

Although the Cupertino, Calif., company did not boost the amount of free storage space — as Computerworld speculated it might — and instead continued to provide just 5GB of iCloud space gratis, it bumped up the $ 0.99 per month plan from 20GB to 50GB, lowered the price of the 200GB plan by 25 percent to $ 2.99 monthly, and halved the 1TB plan’s price to $ 9.99.

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Iphone Deals Are They Easy To Find

There are different varieties of mobile phones available in the market through out the mobile industry. Various brands that always comes up with the new models have played tremendous role in the expansion of the mobile industry on daily basis usage.

With the world moving fast with new technologies mobile phones are more like a necessity, but just a fashion. The mobile market is the fastest growing market today, and there are several new players coming into the market, in the retailing as well as the manufacturing market. These shops and manufacturers offer some very good mobile phone deals, so that the user may buy it and they may get a foothold in the market.

Owing to the huge competition in the mobile phone market the rates of mobile phones and their related deals and offers are falling down to distances from where you can barely remember what the original price of the mobile would have been. Yes it is now possible to own the best mobile phone models in the market for the lowest of prices or better still at no extra cost at all. Gone are the days of spending a fortune on your mobiles or opting for cheaper mobile phones that are a part of a basic mobile phone deal. Most of the high-end smart phones have also joined the race of mobile phone deal offers and are very appealing to the customers. They have more to offer at nominal costs. The mobile phone providers and the phone network service provide join ties and collaborate to bring us the best mobile phone deals in town.

These days, Apple devices have become very famous among all mobile phone enthusiasts. Now many people are purchasing iPhone. Apple’s iPhone is in more demand now and thus many ones preferred to use this only. With all those free and cheap apps, you can do tons of work with your iphone. You can pay your bills, check your emails, video calls, read latest news, check local weather, bank online, and even buy a car.

Iphone, also brings allot of fun in your life, there are huge amount of games and fun apps available to make you laugh. So you do not have to sit in bus, and stare at the fat man sitting in front of you; instead you can entertain yourself by playing a game on your iphone or change a skin color of your friend. Also, allot of people prefer facebooking on the go, and iphone is the best way to do that.

Iphone also comes with built in ipod, so you can listen to your favorite music while on the go. Unlike others, you wont have your phone in your one hand and mp3 players in other. From your iphone you can listen to music just like you an ipod, and you will be notified right away when you get a text or someone try to call you.

It’s a bit challenging to find a more appropriate iphone deal as how to find the best deal? You should be very clear in terms of your needs and then search accordingly.

Before committing to an iPhone contract you can find some things you definitely need to consider. Initial you must know which network best suits your requirement with regards to network availability. It would be foolish to choose a network which was cheaper if they had poor network coverage inside your region. For US we recommend AT&T, and Rogers/Fido for Canada. You have to be sure when you are at work and home you have the best possible coverage so as to take advantage of all the data plans which you’ll be offered.

Your needs are the most important factor, when choosing an iphone deal, as there are many networks who each offer various options is it important for you to make the right decision. Either option can result in a best deal of iPhone. It just depends on whether you want a used phone or if you want a new one with or without a contract.

There are some pretty nice iphone deals on our page now. Have you heard about the Free iphone 5 yet? No? Well then, you better check it out before they all run out.

Top 5 Cases for the Apple iPad

Now that the Apple iPad has made its debut, those purchasing the popular tablet computer should make sure that they have the appropriate case to protect the computer from scratches, dents, wet environments, and other situations. There are several protective cases and sleeves available for the Apple iPad. The following list highlights the top 5 cases for the Apple iPad.

Griffin Technology offers the Elan Sleeve case for the Apple iPad. This great looking slim-fit slipcover has a smooth synthetic outer shell and a tab closure for easy access and secure closure as described on the website The interior of the Elan Sleeve has a micro suede finish. When covered, the Apple iPad is still compact enough to fit inside a briefcase or backpack.

The TrendyDigital WaterGuard Waterproof Case is designed to protect the Apple iPad from wet environments through the use of protective plastic case. The Apple iPad key board and touch pad can be used when covered by the UV-stabilized case as described on the website . The WaterGuard Waterproof Case can also protect it from other elements such as dust, dirt, water, and sand.

The Scratch Defense Neoprene Sleeve is a form-fitting sleeve that provides protection to the Apple iPad with its weather-resistant and high-density material made of neoprene according to the product page on Amazon.com. The zippered sleeve has a slim design that will protect the tablet computer from scratches yet is compact enough to fit in a computer bag. The nice-looking cushioned case has a suede lining and also has room to store the USB power adapter and other accessories.

The CaseCrown Faux Suede Zip Sleeve Case is made by one of the leading producers of protective cases for electronic products according to the company’s website . The CaseCrown Faux Suede sleeve comes in a variety of colors and has a nice exterior stitched design in faux suede. The zippered case comes with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap and an exterior pocket that can hold the small accessories for the Apple iPad.

The canvas-backed corduroy sleeve for the Apple iPad is one of the new products from Wrappers, a maker of cases and sleeves for electronic products. Available in three stylish colors, midnight, biscuit, and shrimp, the protective sleeve has a faux suede finish that will complement the design of the iPad

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The TrendyDigital Waterproof iPad Case Puts Your iPad in a Ziploc Bag

Did you preorder the iPad? Do you hate water? If so, there’s great news ahead. TrendyDigital’s WaterGuard waterproof iPad case accessory will protect your iPad from water, dust, sand, and dirt – but this waterproof case looks like an advanced Ziploc bag.

Although, the TrendyDigital WaterGuard iPad protective waterproof case accessory looks like an oversized sandwich bag that fits around your Apple iPad, it actually has some pretty practical applications. If you work around large bodies of water, are visiting the beach, want to keep your iPad secure during the rain, or if you’re facing one of the many circumstances on the endless list of uses for iPad owners that are extremely paranoid of water, the TrendyDigital WaterGuard iPad accessory will keep your iPad free of any water damage while allowing you to operate your iPad.

This transparent waterproof iPad accessory sits your iPad neatly inside and allows for full operation of your Apple iPad. The TrendyDigital WaterGuard accessory comes with a neck and or shoulder strap that’ll allow you to have both hands free to fight off vicious water attacks while your iPad goes unscathed.

The perfect gift for Aqua Man or anyone that visits the beach, pool, or bath tub (hopefully) often and can’t keep their eyes and grubby hands off the iPad for as long as two seconds, the waterproof TrendyDigital WaterGuard iPad accessory will keep your iPad safe from all the evil water in the world that is waiting for the perfect opportunity to ruin that expensive oversized iPod Touch of yours.

Without having an actual iPad to test this device on at the moment, it’s hard to tell how waterproof the TrendyDigital WaterGuard iPad accessory actually is and whether or not this accessory will ruin your iPad during a test run, but as of now, the TrendyDigital WaterGuard is the only option for the Wicked Witch of the West, Dirty Dee (from Pootie Tang) and others that have to stay absolutely safe from water, but love having their iPad around.

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Review of the iPad Case Protection Cover for the Apple iPad

A must have accessory for all iPad owners, the iPad Case protects your iPad from scratches, dirt, and dust, and allows your iPad to be stationed in various positions for better viewing. The iPad Case supplies the necessary covering needed for the open faced iPad and at only $39.99, this protective iPad accessory is a bargain.

When I decided to purchase an iPad, I already had three accessories in mind: a screen protector, wireless keyboard and an iPad Case cover. Of these must have accessories for the iPad, the iPad Case ranked number one as the most important iPad accessory that I absolutely had to own.

I read lots of reviews about iPad accessories, but none of them mentioned how slim the iPad Case is in person. The packaging for the iPad Case is about as thin as a pack of photo-gloss print paper and I had to do a double take to make sure that I wasn’t buying the wrong accessory for my iPad.

After getting home and unboxing the iPad Case cover accessory, I was initially unimpressed, until I applied the iPad Case to my iPad. The iPad Case is made of soft microfibers with reinforced panels to add protective support for the Apple iPad without adding extra weight to the overall design. Sliding my iPad into the iPad Case accessory was fairly simple and painless and the iPad fit snugly and securely into the case which provided extra protective support.

The iPad Case serves as more than a protective cover for the iPad and folds horizontally and vertically with a flap on the back to make for a great iPad stand; allowing the iPad to lay down on a slant, sit the \ upright horizontally or horizontally. For easier access, the iPad Case also has holes for volume control, a headphone jack, dock connector, speakers, and the on/off button.

Although the iPad Case accessory is a solid case that provides great protection and a convenient stand for the Apple iPad, there are still a few gripes that I have with it. The soft textured iPad Case is easily stained and not just by messy things. Simply scratching the cover or letting water hit the iPad Case will leave faint white stains on the case which can make the iPad Case look beat up and used in no time. While using the iPad as horizontal upright stand, the small formatted fold at the bottom of the iPad Case is easily tilted and your iPad will fall flat on its screen from time to time (avoid sitting it near tabletop edges).

Overall, the iPad Case is a great protective case and a must have accessory for any and all iPad owners. The $39.99 price is low priced and the lightweight design and stand features are a great bonus to having an awesome iPad cover.

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Best Cases for the IPad

The advent of new technologies nowadays such as diverse gadget leads to too many accessories in the market today. Many manufacturers are creating new product that make their way into the business world. It opens up a new business for them. New gadget such as iPad is now one of the latest gadgets today that people are dreaming to have. Because of the popularity of this newest gadget there are wide array of accessories coming out into the market scene. One of the most popular accessories today is cases for iPad. Cases are not only for iPad, but also for gadget such as mobile phones, iPod, mp3 and many more.

There are countless numbers of cases available in the internet today, it is not only in the internet, but it is available in most local stores nationwide. You have to find the most perfect iPad case that will suit your need. Well, you do not have to worry, because of the countless option that you can choose. You can also buy these cases for the most affordable prices. In this article, there are six several types of cases for iPad that can give life to your iPad gadget.

1. Waterproof cases- there are actual iPad waterproof accessories available online and in your local stores. This is one of the most ideal cases for you, if you love going at the beaches. This can protect your iPad from being wet. This is a very useful case especially this summer season. This is also the best solution for accident liquid spills on your unit. This will not only protect your gadget from water spill, but also from scratches.

2. Sleeve cases- sleeve cases is very ideal for people who are busy and always on the go. This kind of cases for iPad is a trouble free case. This kind of case will just require you to slip the iPad in and out of the sleeve. You can also use this sleeve if you want to add cushion to your iPad. This cushion can protect your gadget in case of fall. It can also shield your gadget from unwanted scratches as well as bumps and fingerprints. 3.Carrying cases- this kind of case is also known as messenger bag because it looks like bag and can function as bag. If you choose to purchase this kind of case, you can have double purpose case. It will not only protect your iPad from scratches and bumps, but you can also make use of the pockets and sleeves for added convenience when you are traveling. You carry your iPad as safely as possible, if you are the type of person who always travels. You can carry USB adapter, iPad dock, and your connection kit.

4. Skin cases- the skin cases can safeguard you iPad from all kinds of damages. You can also avail skin that is environment friendly. If you love the environment, you will probably choose this kind of case. If you are on the look for the most perfect cases for iPad, you can choose all of these example cases.

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