Usually, as the year inches towards a new iPhone release, people eligible for upgrades in the summer and fall will wait until the latest iPhone is released to get their upgrades.
Apple owns Siri, but it does not own the company with the technology behind it. The company merely owns the voice assistant’s spun out company from 2010. Nuance Communications actually developed the voice recognition engine for Siri. The voice recognition engine remains in Nuance Communications’ ownership even though it may not be for much longer.
Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose and questioned Google’s data collection practices. He said, “When an online service is free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” Now it’s Eric Schmidt’s turn as he appeared on CNN Money and obviously had some things to say about Tim Cook’s comments.
For the last few weeks, Apple has been the center of attention with the launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8. Some of that attention, though, is negative. A software update rolled out earlier this week was faulty and the company halted it. This was followed by “bendgate,” a situation in which Apple’s iPhones are bending. Samsung is unsurprisingly taking advantage bendgate by promoting the Galaxy Note Edge. In a tweet with the image above attached, Samsung says “Curved. Not bent. #Galaxy Note Edge.”
Earlier on Thursday, LG was in on the fun to promote the LG G Flex.
Source: @SamsungMobile (Twitter)
You guessed it, this is a little joke. The folks at MobileFun are offering what they are calling the “iPhone 6 Bendgate repair kit.” It’s only £49.99 and includes a simple to use multi-purpose roller. I am sure the majority of our readers don’t have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but if you’re friends do, make sure to send them the link. Better hurry up before they run out of stock.
If you use the internet even occasionally, you’ve definitely heard of #bendgate at this point. As expected, Apple’s competitors have begun taking shots at the tech giant in response to their unintentionally bending phones. Among them is LG, who recently sent out a tweet with a picture of their intentionally curved LG Flex, with a tagline of “Our phone doesn’t bend, it flexes…on purpose. #bendgate.” Check out the tweet via the source link.
On Monday, a report emerged that Beats Music would be shutting down despite Tim Cook doing an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS in which he boasted about the feeling the service provides. Apple recently purchased Beats for billions of dollars. Since the acquisition, many Beats employees are said to have been peeled off of the music streaming service to work on Apple projects. The obvious focus for these employees would be iTunes.
New hardware and software isn’t all Apple has launching this week. Tim Cook, the chief executive officer, personally wrote a new privacy statement located on the company’s site. In it, there are jabs at other tech firms and Google is seemingly the prime target. Unlike other tech firms, Cook states that Apple treats users as customers and not a product.
Apple has been the butt of a lot of jokes since they announced their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, especially from various Android manufacturers like HTC and Samsung. Well, less than a full day after Apple’s launch event, Samsung is back for a little more friendly taunting with a couple of knee-slapping commercials.
In case you were living under a rock, you probably know by now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were both introduced yesterday. Just like every other iPhone that preceded them, Apple added specs that have been enjoyed by most Android users for a while now. Android faithful love to make fun of Apple in that they seem to always play catch up with Android, which is one of the biggest reasons why Android smartphones have enjoyed so much success. Consumers who might have bought an iPhone in the past, didn’t because of certain things that Apple failed to provide. However, it appears the gap is just about closed with the introduction of the new iPhones, and I am wondering if there is a compelling reason to buy an Android smartphone now?