It looks like Apple has finally begun shipping the new Lightning to 30-pin adapters, at least in Australia. The longed-for accessories will arrive to their first owners four weeks after the iPhone 5 debut. No explanation for the delay has been provided. The company also hasn’t managed to secure a sufficient amount of Lightning to USB cables to announce immediate availability, leaving owners of the sixth-gen device high and dry.
According to China Labor Watch, Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant was shaken by a strike that occurred at 1:00 p.m. on October 5 local time. The meeting reportedly numbered between 3 and 4 thousand workers who gathered to express their indignation over unreasonably severe demands on product quality the company has put forth without providing necessary employee training. As assembly line workers kept working as usual and made products that didn’t meet the revised standards, the pressure on people increased until it culminated in a mass protest.
While Apple opted to upgrade its next iPhone with a larger 4-inch display, Samsung is thought to do the opposite and draw from its popular Galaxy S line to design an even smaller handset. The company has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for October 11th where the so-called “Galaxy S III Mini” is expected to be unveiled.
While ‘iPad mini’ manufacturing has already reportedly begun at Foxconn’s Brazilian and Chinese facilities, new leaks keep popping up. On Thursday, September 4, Nowhereelse.fr published photos of flex cables and headphone jacks of the device, allegedly obtained from an online parts reseller. The pictures show the headphone jacks in two tones, again suggesting that Apple will launch both black and white varieties of the smaller tablet, just like its regular-sized sibling and all iPhone generations.
Apple is going to rock with its old-school apps: old baseball apps, old music apps, etc. However, if these apps are updated, they can fight all new apps back. Let’s view new iOS applications and several updates of Apple’s old-school apps.
As rumored, Google has updated the web-based version of Google Maps with Street View data, resuming access to the functionality for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users. After Apple dropped the online tech giant’s mapping service, having replaced it with first-party Maps app, those upgrades to the latest iOS version have lost access to interactive 360-degree street-level imagery that had previously been available in the legacy iOS-based Google Maps app.