Using an iPhone 5C won’t make you cool, here’s why

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The iPhone 5C has a problem. It got the tag “cheaper version of iPhone” added to it.

The new iPhones have just been announced and the world is still reacting to the new announcements through different social networks. This was the first Apple event where Apple announced two iPhones at the same time. While I’ve already seen many people putting together their money for the cheaper version of iPhone, I just don’t think they are going to look as cool as previous generation of iPhone users did.

With the introduction of iPhone 5C, Apple just made classifications of its users: Ones that can afford high class (and higher-priced) iPhone, and ones that can’t.

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Apple’s New Office Construction May Cost $5 Billion; $2 Billion More than Initial Budget

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Apple wanted to build an office space that will be the most advanced and most expensive office space ever built on the planet. However, the space, also known as Apple Campus 2, is likely to cost Apple more than it had initially imagined.

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the budget of the construction has failed by $2 billion. Steve Jobs announced that the spaceship-like campus will need $3 billion to develop. But now, the budget has been increased to $5 billion making it even more expensive than the World Trade Center complex that is currently under construction. Continue reading

Business Insider Says Android Owners Aren’t Really Smartphone Owners

The fact that Android-based smartphones are available in all shapes, sizes, and price is the one that probably makes iPhone owners feel bad. At least, an article on Business Insider published on March 12th implies so.

B.I. writer Nicholas Carlson says that owning an Android does not really feel like using a smartphone.

He opens his article by writing that Android owners are less likely to purchase items with their phone, browse the web or watch videos compared to iPhone owners. He also writes that Android phones are too easy to get. Anyone can walk into AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store and get an Android. Even better, Nicholas pokes fun, Androids are often given away for free. Continue reading

Ouch: Samsung beats out Apple in customer loyalty for the first time … and so does Amazon

Apple probably should learn a lesson that they can no longer satisfy customers with same-looking same-functioning iPhones and iPads forever. It’s time they come up with something new or this decline will continue. Now that Steve Jobs is no more, the survival of Apple, at least in smartphone industry, might be at stake.

Apple Releases iOS 6.1

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Apple has recently released the full and final version of iOS 6.1 after going through five beta versions.

The new version is said to bring 4G LTE support for iPhone across 36 carriers as well as 23 more for iPad. The personal voice-assistant Siri is now smarter to buy movie ticket for iOS 6.1 users which is being said to be one of the two major features of this release.

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Steve Jobs Steps Down From Apple

Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs (left) and new CEO Tim Cook (right).

Some shocking news for anyone just signing in to the web. Steve Jobs, the most seen person on the Internet who was the CEO of Apple Inc. has just resigned from his position. According to Reuters, he has submitted his resignation letter to the Board of Directors.

Apple’s Board of Directors announced the official step down of Steve Jobs as CEO named Tim Cook as the new CEO. Steve Jobs has been elected as Chairman of the Board. This shocking change in positions is effective immediately, which means Steve Jobs, an idol to many, is no longer the CEO of Apple.

Steve Jobs wrote in his retirement letter, “I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”

Because Steve Jobs will be serving Apple with his unique ideas, insights and creativity as being the the Chairman of Board, Apple seemingly does not have any huge impact on this event. However, millions of people on twitter have expressed that what they care most is Steve; not necessarily Apple.

In the meantime, Reuters also reported a 7% fall in Apple’s stock immediately after the news of Steve Jobs’ resignation spread.

Why Steve Jobs suddenly left his position, this couldn’t be clear immediately. But the most important question after Steve’s serving time on Apple is will his successor, Tim Cook, be as creative as Steve Jobs was? That’s something we have to keep an eye on. Maybe we’ll practically know about that on the next iPhone release event.

Android Sales Topped iPhone in Australia

For the first time in Australia, figures showed that sales of Android-run devices have jumped over iPhones.

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42.9 percent of smartphones sold in the country run on Android operating system while Apple iPhone has 37.2 percent share. The boost in Android sales may have been caused by brand new smartphones from Samsung and HTC including Galaxy S II, Desire S, Desire Z etc.

The report of just last four weeks show that 54% of smartphones sold in the country are Android while another 29% of smartphones are iPhone.

The Next Web wrote, “Telyste analyst Foad Fadaghi believes the rise in share of Google’s Android platform may only be temporary as consumers hold off buying a new iPhone in anticipation of Apple’s next-generation smartphone dubbed the ‘iPhone 5′. The iPhone 5, expected to launch in October, is said to sport Apple’s new dual-core A6 processor, improved cameras and will feature the new iOS 5 operating system.”

Apple is also believed to be manufacturing some low-cost iPhone devices which might arrive anytime in the end of this year. With that in mind, we can say that the sales of Apple iPhones may rise up again once the iPhone 5 and low-cost iPhones hit the market.