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China Bans Government Purchases of Apple Products – Report

Apple Products in China Banned

In a new report from Bloomberg, it is stated that China has removed Apple products from the list of eligible items that can be bought with public money due to security concerns. Ten Apple products including iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro were removed from the government procurement list for July. Both the iPads and MacBooks were on the June version of the list. These changes come just weeks after the Chinese state media labeled the iPhone a “national security concern.” In an another report from Caixin it is stated that Apple’s absence from the list is not due to security concerns, but a failure on Apple’s part to submit required information before a certain deadline.   Apple is the latest U.S. technology company to be excluded from Chinese government purchases amid escalating tensions between the countries over claims of hacking and cyberspying. China’s procurement agency told departments to stop buying antivirus software from Symantec Corp. and Kaspersky Lab, while Microsoft Corp. was shut out …

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iPhone 6 Release May Be Delayed – Report

iPhone 6 Release Dates

People are waiting for larger iPhone 6 release in coming months and now a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the release of next generation of iPhones may be delayed, which may affect 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models of iPhone 6. The delay can be due to in-cell touch panel production issues and low-yield casing / chassis problems. Previously there were news that iPhone 6 shall be released on 14 October 2014. GforGames relayed the report from Liberty Times Net: Reportedly, while the 4.7-inch model may tackle these difficulties with more ease, this fresh report further strengthens the idea that the 5.5-inch model will be released towards the end of the fourth quarter, or sometime in early-2015. Read More [via GforGames]

iPhone 6 May Be Released On Oct 14 2014 – Report

iPhone 6 Release Dates

As pointed out in a recent report on MacRumors Apple may launch the iPhone 6 on October 14, 2014. The blog has reported in reference to a source that the month of October will be an ‘incredibly busy’ month for the company. The source of this news has been assumed to be an internal Apple Retail Store meeting after which the news came out. The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th as being an “immense” day for Apple, adding that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the company itself. Apple is also said to planning a media event for Tuesday, September 16, coming a month ahead of the device’s launch. There are many reports regarding the release of iPhone 6 in which different dates are hinted for the release of 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models, but this news seems to be more realistic because it is originated by the …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Ad Mocks iPhone Users [Video]

iPhone 6 production

Below we have given a video in which Samsung has aired a new ad for the Galaxy S5 entitled ‘Screen Envy’. You can see in the ad that it is targeting iPhone users and ad mocks iPhone users waiting for a larger display. As per the confirmed news and leaks it is now obvious that Apple is unveiling larger sized iPhone 6 this summer. The Galaxy S 5′s 5.1″ HD display is the screen your friends wish they had — and now they’re lining up to watch over your shoulder.  Take a look at the ad below…  

iPhone 6 Production To Start This Month -Report

iPhone 6 production

Reuters has reported with reference to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News that Foxconn will begin production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 this month. Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News said, without citing sources. Production of a 5.5-inch version will begin during the second week of August, it said. It was also reported in the news that Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods is planning to hire 100,000 workers to meet manufacturing demands for the smartphone, citing comments made by the chief of the Henan Provincial Commerce Department. Also it is reported that Pegatron is supposed to hire 10,000 workers to help in manufacturing of the phone. Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 6 this September. Read More