Saturday, September 29, 2012

Here Comes The Fake iPhone 5

Can't wait to get your hands on the new iPhone 5? Guess what.. the fake iPhone 5 is almost already available. The picture above shows the fake iPhone vs the iPhone 5 mockup unit.

First outlook shows identical design as the iPhone 5.

Report states that the fake iPhone 5 will also be available in 2 colours (White and Black) and it does come in the 2 tones configuration as well.

As the construction of the fake iPhone 5 looks exactly the same, one difference would be the sim card slot. The original iPhone 5 has a new nano sim card whereas the fake iPhone 5 has still the micro sim card.

Doesn't it look like an iPhone? Guess what, this is a fake iOS.

Pull-down notification looks somehow close to Android OS and it comes with Siri integrated as well. Even the camera app looks the same as the original iOS.

The fake device is actually powered up by Android 4.0.
No details of the hardware specifications are available right now.

Source: PCOnline

Rebate RM200 for Smartphone Purchase Under Malaysia Budget 2013

Under the Malaysian Budget 2013, individuals age 21 to 30 with a monthly income of below RM3000 would enjoy a rebate of RM200 when purchasing a smartphone. Some 300 million would be allocated for this for a target of 1.5 million youth in Malaysia.

iPhone 5 Price Comparison By Countries

With the additional 22 countries launching the iPhone 5, the guys from did a marvelous job by making comparison chart showing the price of the new iPhone 5. The prices here are shown in Euro and for unsubsidized device.
The chart shows the Italian having to pay the most and the American paying the less.


iPhone 5 Is Now Available in 22 Other Countries

The iPhone 5 is now available in additional 22 countries as of today (28th Sept 2012). The list are as below:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Apple CEO Apologizes Over Maps

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a public apology to its customer over the under-performing Maps application.

To our customers,

At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.
There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.
While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.
Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.
Tim Cook
Apple’s CEO

Source: Apple

Samsung's RollOut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

With the recent rollout of the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 for the Samsung Galaxy SIII, people are anticipating more for the release of Jelly Bean updates to the other Samsung flagships mobile phones. Below are the list of the Samsung devices that would be getting the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 updates:

  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
  • Galaxy S Advance
  • Galaxy S II LTE
  • Galaxy Music
  • Galaxy Chat
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Galaxy Beam
  • Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Galaxy Mini II
  • Galaxy S DUOS

The only problem is, when?!?

Friday, September 28, 2012

It Is Possible to Cut-Out to Nano Sim Card

Who says it's not possible to cut out a nano sim card from a normal sim card size?
Earlier speculation that the nano sim card is not possible to be cut out from the normal sim card was due to the fact that the nano sim card is a couple of millimeters thinner.
The fact is not true when CNET Asia manages it..

Source: CNET Asia