iPhone &amp; iPad http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apps-and-games/iphone-ipad/all en-SG 10 things Tim Cook’s phone call tells us about Apple http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/10-things-tim-cook-s-phone-call-tells-us-about-apple/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From iPhone growth to iPad optimism, Apple’s CEO is bullish about the year ahead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 things Tim Cook’s phone call tells us about Apple" alt="10 things Tim Cook’s phone call tells us about Apple" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-logo_1.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news">Q1 2015 financial results</a> found the company in buoyant mood and rolling in money.</p> <p>But the phone call between Apple execs and analysts also provided insight into the current state of Apple and what we can expect over coming months.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. One billion iOS devices have shipped </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>November 22 was the day Apple shipped its one billionth iOS device, a &lsquo;Space Gray&rsquo; 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus, which remains at Apple HQ. Apple might not have Android&rsquo;s combined numbers, but one billion units is clearly not a niche concern, and App Store revenue was up 41 per cent too.</p> <p>Given the profitability (or at least the potential for making money) that pervades Apple&rsquo;s platform, this all suggests most developers will still flock to iOS first and Android second. The likelihood of making it really big remains a lottery, of course, but one you have a better chance of winning on iOS than rival platforms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="1. One billion iOS devices have shipped" alt="1. One billion iOS devices have shipped" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-ios-8.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. iPhone will continue to grow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every year, people reckon the iPhone will lose its allure &mdash; people will ditch it for cheaper Android kit, or the market will somehow evaporate or become saturated. To counter this, alongside revealing that Apple had sold a whopping 74 million iPhones in its Q1, CEO Tim Cook noted his company saw its highest rate of iPhone newcomers and the &ldquo;highest Android switcher rate&rdquo; in any of the past three launches. (Apple didn&rsquo;t check back further.) Upgrades from previous iPhones were &ldquo;barely in the teens&rdquo; [per cent], too. That doesn&rsquo;t sound like a market that&rsquo;s about to nosedive.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="2. iPhone will continue to grow" alt="2. iPhone will continue to grow" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. The iPad’s not doomed… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iPad sales were down again (year-on-year), and Cook didn&rsquo;t foresee any improvement on the horizon. He reasoned tablets are still fairly new, and their final &lsquo;level&rsquo; is unknown, as is the upgrade cycle. He also suggested there was cannibalisation happening, albeit primarily from other Apple products &mdash; Mac notebooks and iPhones. So Apple&rsquo;s scuppering potential iPad sales by selling people something else &mdash; not a terrible position to be in.</p> <p>He nonetheless remained optimistic about Apple&rsquo;s tablet, saying customer satisfaction for the iPad was &ldquo;off the charts&rdquo;, and first-time buyer rates remain very high &mdash; even around 50 per cent in developed markets. The iPad massively outperforms rivals in web usage and commerce, and Apple&rsquo;s partnership with IBM may lead to getting more of its tablets into businesses, to &ldquo;change how people work&rdquo; with apps created for specific tasks. In other words, pundits might bang on about &lsquo;peak tablet&rsquo;, but the iPad isn&rsquo;t going away any time soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3. The iPad’s not doomed…" alt="3. The iPad’s not doomed…" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-family.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. …But the Apple TV might be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When asked about the future of the Apple TV, Cook said Apple had enjoyed a &ldquo;solid quarter&rdquo; with the product, and over 25 million Apple TVs had now been sold. It was also something the company would continue to look at to &ldquo;find a way to make an even greater contribution than what we are doing&rdquo;.</p> <p>That sounds rather vague and not entirely encouraging, unless Apple&rsquo;s being cagey about the future of this product line. The Apple TV is long overdue for an upgrade, and we have to wonder whether Apple looks at 25 million Apple TVs sold during the product&rsquo;s lifetime, and 74 million iPhones in a single quarter, and reckons the former&rsquo;s just not worth the bother any more.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-tv-beta-gets-shiny-new-interface/news">Apple TV beta gets a shiny new interface</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="4. …But the Apple TV might be" alt="4. …But the Apple TV might be" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv_4.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. The Apple Watch is coming soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cook said Apple Watch development was on schedule, with the device <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news">expected to ship in April</a>. Devs are apparently working hard on apps, and Cook mentioned incredibly exciting innovation surrounding the device.</p> <p>Given recent App Store strangeness, though, we worry about the review team rejecting apps for possibly spurious reasons, until Apple nails down precisely what it wants Apple Watch apps to be. Expect an April launch, then, followed by excitement (SQUEE! NEW THING!), disappointment (It&rsquo;s not a digital unicorn!), realisation that it&rsquo;s actually useful, and months of Russian roulette regarding app approval.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="5. The Apple Watch is coming soon" alt="5. The Apple Watch is coming soon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-trio_1.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Apple’s increasingly a worldwide player </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple often feels like a company with worldwide reach, but that primarily operates in and cares about the USA. Yet the iPhone 6 international rollout was Apple&rsquo;s fastest to date, and the company&rsquo;s growing in all regions &mdash; especially Brazil and mainland China. Our hope is this pushes Apple to double down on not just rapidly rolling out hardware worldwide, but also software and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Apple Store in Pudong, Shanghai" alt="The Apple Store in Pudong, Shanghai" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-store-pudong-shanghai.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Quality sells </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whether you look at Mac sales rising and thereby bucking the PC market trend, or Apple&rsquo;s success in China, despite its kit being surrounded by a sea of cheap clones, it&rsquo;s clear quality sells. Analysts keep claiming we&rsquo;ll one day see a race to the bottom, but most technology sectors have a prestige brand that performs nicely and profitably, even if it doesn&rsquo;t have an especially huge market-share. Apple&rsquo;s further cementing itself in that position; expect this to continue.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-imac-retina-5k-display-hands/review">Hands-on with the 5K Retina display iMac</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="7. Quality sells" alt="7. Quality sells" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/27in-Retina-iMac.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Apple can still think different </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs, Apple hasn&rsquo;t done anything new, apparently. At least, this is what we&rsquo;re told so often. And yet we heard otherwise from the man himself. To take two examples: Swift and IBM. Apple unleashed new programming language Swift, something Cook said &ldquo;very few companies can do&rdquo;, and it&rsquo;s already having &ldquo;unprecedented growth&rdquo;, with developers using it for &ldquo;significant new projects&rdquo;. And with IBM, Apple&rsquo;s making further headway in enterprise &mdash; an area in which it&rsquo;s previously not fared well. Expect more changes ahead as Apple further becomes Cook&rsquo;s company rather than his predecessor&rsquo;s.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="8. Apple can still think different" alt="8. Apple can still think different" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tim-cook_5.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Cook’s Apple has a human touch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Steve Jobs enjoyed talking about the creative potential afforded by Macs and how Apple was at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. But it&rsquo;s clear there&rsquo;s a more human feel to Apple with Cook. Naturally, he continues to enthuse about enriching lives and creating personal powerful technology that&rsquo;s fun and simple to use; but Cook also seems far more engaged in the &ldquo;contributions we make to humanity through our products,&rdquo; such as ConnectEd education grants and helping Project Red in the fight against AIDS. Beyond that, HealthKit, too, further humanises technology, in personal fitness and hospital medicine. During 2015, then, Apple will continue to integrate into people&rsquo;s lives, beyond the usual places gadgets lurk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="9. Cook’s Apple has a human touch" alt="9. Cook’s Apple has a human touch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-health_2_0.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Apple Pay will pay its way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In another great example of Apple further integrating itself into people&rsquo;s lives, payment system Apple Pay has already proven to be a huge success in the USA, with &ldquo;unprecedented demand&rdquo; from merchants. Cook suggested Apple was &ldquo;in the first inning&rdquo; and hadn&rsquo;t even completed that yet, and was shocked how retailers clamoured to implement the system during the heart of their holiday season, when they usually &ldquo;lock down&rdquo; to concentrate on sales.</p> <p>On going international, Cook said there&rsquo;s a lot of heavy lifting ahead, but Apple sees opportunity rather than something to be scared of. His prediction: &ldquo;With all of this momentum in the early days, we are more convinced than ever that 2015 will be the year of Apple Pay.&rdquo; Or judging by everything else he said, maybe just &lsquo;the year of Apple&rsquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="10. Apple Pay will pay its way" alt="10. Apple Pay will pay its way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-pay%20%281%29.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/10-things-tim-cook-s-phone-call-tells-us-about-apple/feature#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:41:59 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458867 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple doomed… to make money, hand over fist, judging by Q1 2015 results http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone maker reports biggest quarterly profit ever, by any public company </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Apple doomed… to make money, hand over fist, judging by Q1 2015 results" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple%20q1%202015%20image.png?1422501686" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ongoing narrative surrounding Apple never really seems to change, as technology pundits clamour to party like it&rsquo;s 1995. Apple is doomed and beleaguered, and every quarter we see predictions that it&rsquo;s sure to abruptly find itself in a tailspin at some point very soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone up; iPad down </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Other numbers were similarly gargantuan. Revenue clocked in at US$74.6billion, and the company sold 74.5 million <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhones</a>. Year-on-year growth was evident worldwide, but especially in China, where sales were up by almost 70%. Mac sales also managed a 14% bump from the same time last year, despite relatively few major changes to the product line during 2014.</h3> <p>Naturally, however, it&rsquo;s some kind of legal requirement to somehow flip all this success into negative spin, so we should point out: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review">iPad</a> sales declined (21.4 million, down 4.6 million on the same quarter last year), which pundits have argued could be down to &lsquo;cannibalisation&rsquo; from the iPhone 6 Plus; Apple&rsquo;s share of the smartphone market remains utterly dwarfed by Android; and the iPod now sells so poorly, it&rsquo;s been relegated to &lsquo;other products&rsquo; in Apple&rsquo;s financials.</p> <p>We should therefore probably stop before noting: if anyone&rsquo;s going to &lsquo;steal&rsquo; sales from your company, it&rsquo;s probably best if it&rsquo;s another part of your company; marketshare doesn&rsquo;t count for much unless you&rsquo;re making profits; and even the iPod, on death&rsquo;s door, remains a multi-hundred-million dollar business per quarter.</p> <p><em>Doomed&hellip;</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news">It&#39;s official - Apple Watch will be released in April, says Tim Cook</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad iPhone 6 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:31 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458768 at http://www.stuff.tv These are the only photo-editing apps you'll ever need for your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/perfect-10-these-are-only-iphone-photo-editing-apps-you-need-2015/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10/10. Would use again to make photos taken by the iPhone even more awesome </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apps.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know the iPhone&rsquo;s camera is consistently capable, better than the rest with very little effort.</p> <p class="p2">The hardware already delivers, so how about a little software to make it all go a little farther? We&rsquo;ve delivered way beyond. Here are 10 apps to make your iPhotos even more spectacular.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SKRWT (S$2.58) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> If a perfectly symmetrical face is the standard for beauty, it also makes sense that a perfectly symmetrical photo is too. Smartphone camera lenses tend to distort the lines of your photo, resulting in slightly warped images that&rsquo;s off-putting to the professional viewer&rsquo;s eye. If perfect perspective is what you&rsquo;re after, SKRWT offers it up to you on a silver platter of grid lines and easily controlled toggles.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> None. What you see is what you get. Frankly, it&rsquo;s also everything you need. Pretty straight to the point, huh?</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Why you should download it:</strong> You can turn fisheye photos back into normal ones. Pretty close to magic if you ask us.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/skrwt/id834248867?mt=8" target="_blank">Get SKRWT here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="SKRWT" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skrwt.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fused (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>Just like its name suggests, you can layer images (and video) on top of one another to create artsy masterpieces. Just like how we Fused the Eiffel tower with the inside of Singapore&rsquo;s Pan Pacific hotel, creating a conversation of modern vs classic architecture (or something like that).</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;It&rsquo;s not one of those pay-to-unlock-the-real-functions-of-the-app apps. However, all images that you create with this app come with a watermark. In order to remove said watermark and leave people guessing about your photoshop prowess, you will have to share the app with a friend.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;Have you not marveled at our thought-provoking visual interpretation of the passing trends of architecture?</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/fused-double-exposure-video/id869117407?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Fused here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="720" title="Fused" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_1081.JPG?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Fused1" alt="These are the only iPhone photo-editing apps you need for ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fused.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Afterlight (S$1.28) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> Unlike the other apps, it doesn&rsquo;t come with any preset filters. Instead, it offers you intimate controls into the different aspects of a photograph. Aside from the usual exposure, brightness, and saturation controls, you also get to tweak highlight-, mid-, and shadow tones to allow certain colours to pop.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> There are no additional control packs to buy which is great because there&rsquo;s already plenty provided.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why you should download it: </strong>Every little tweak goes a long way into making your photo vastly different from the original. Tap and hold the photo to get a glimpse of the original. You&rsquo;ll be surprised at how much better your edit looks even if you feel like you didn&rsquo;t change much.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/afterlight/id573116090?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Afterlight here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Afterlight " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/afterlight.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over (S$2.58) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>If you&rsquo;re a fan of Tumblr-type photos, Over is the app for you. It allows you to add text and illustrations over your photos to personalise them. Feel free to move them around the photo, resize them and even adjust the additional artwork&rsquo;s opacity. Digital doodles essentially without your actual lack of artistry shining through and ruining it all.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;There are enough fonts and artwork for you to fill in your photos with. But should you crave more, individual packs start from S$1.28 while the big bundle with 15 fonts and 14 art packs costs S$5.98.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;So your photos will be liked and re-posted into eternity. Besides digital doodles have to be way better than anything your digits can scrawl.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/over/id535811906?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Over here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Over " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_1121.JPG?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Over it" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/over.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VSCO Cam (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;The question should be &ldquo;What can&rsquo;t you do with it?&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a self sustaining photography community where you can take photos direct from the app, edit and then share them.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;The essentials are preloaded. But should you want more filters, or rather presets as they&rsquo;re alternatively named here, you got to purchase them by collections which start from S$1.28 and go up to S$8.98 for the Limited Edition one (a steal considering it has 16 packs).</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;Its minimalist interface is so clean that users might not know what to do with it from the get-go. But once you&rsquo;ve gotten the hang of it, it&rsquo;s so hip it hurts and Instagram is just amateur in comparison. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8" target="_blank">Get VSCO Cam here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="VSCO Cam" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vsco%20cam.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slow Shutter Cam (S$1.28) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>Who says you can&rsquo;t perform DSLR-worthy tricks with your iPhone? If capturing light trails and motion blur is what you&rsquo;re after, all you need is this app, and well, surgeon&rsquo;s hands if you don&#39;t have a tripod. It has specific settings for motion blur, low light, and light trail, so you can really get into the finer details of the particular shot you&rsquo;re after.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;None, the app has everything you already need. You&rsquo;ll just need to cough up for a tripod for the best results.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;How else can you turn boring photos of light into the most trippy, streaked photos with just your phone? And you can see the effects taking place in real time so you decide when enough is enough.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/slow-shutter-cam/id357404131?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Slow Shutter Cam here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Slow Shutter Cam " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/slow%20shutter%20cam.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hipstamatic (S$2.58) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>It&rsquo;s kind of like before smartphones existed and gave photography a lot more thought. Where&rsquo;s the fun in knowing what you&rsquo;re getting? Hipstamatic puts the joyful unpredictability of analog photography back into your smartphone; switch different lenses, flashes, and films to get the perfect combination. Don&rsquo;t worry, you can still take another photo at no cost, just of your battery life&rsquo;s.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;You get a starter pack of lenses, films, and flashes which will allow you plenty of fun time. But you&rsquo;re bound to get bored and seek out more variety. And when you do, they come in themed packs consisting of different elements at just S$1.28.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>Don&rsquo;t you miss the analog experience? This is as close as you can get to its very unpredictable nature without having to waste money developing film.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/hipstamatic/id342115564?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Hipstamatic here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Hipstamatic" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic_1.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="So hip it hurts" alt="These are the only iPhone photo-editing apps you need for ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic1.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facetune (S$4.98) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;For the perfect portrait photo, Facetune offers up a range of tweaks to subtly enhance your subject&rsquo;s appearance. And it&rsquo;s ridiculously easy to use to remove eye bags, smooth out fine lines and brighten appearances. Just zoom in and use your finger to rub away flaws.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:&nbsp;</strong>There are no add-ons required. The app already has everything from a whiten tool (for that magical dental touch) to a reshape tool (for instant face slimming).</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>Because cosmetic products can take so long to take effect, while Facetune makes you look younger in seconds.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/facetune/id606310581?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Facetune here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facetune " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facetune.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AverageCam Pro (S$1.28) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;The biggest selling point of this app is that it allows you to take a number of pictures (1-128) over a period of time for longer exposure shots. You can adjust the interval between shots to get even longer exposure.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;None. It&rsquo;s a one trick pony but it&rsquo;s a very well-trained one trick pony.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>It&rsquo;s fantastic for shooting star and light trails, and even motion. Only thing is you would probably need a tripod for the best results.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/average-camera-pro/id415577873?mt=8" target="_blank">Get AverageCam Pro here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="AverageCam Pro" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/averagecam%20pro.jpg?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mextures (S$2.58) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> Mextures boasts that there are 130 different &ldquo;textures&rdquo; to tastefully layer your photo in. You can choose how those textures blend and further tweak their respective exposure, saturation, and temperature levels, just to name a few. If you chance upon the perfect formula, you can save it to apply the same treatment to another photo the next time.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> None. That&rsquo;s probably the best part about it. You don&rsquo;t have to pay any extra to unlock filters. All 130 are available for just S$2.58. What a steal.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why you should download it:</strong> There&rsquo;s virtually no limit to the things you can do with the endless combination and permutations of effects. We&rsquo;d advise against using more than three layers at any one time before the returns flatline.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/mextures/id650415564?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Mextures here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mextures " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mextures.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/perfect-10-these-are-only-iphone-photo-editing-apps-you-need-2015/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone & iPad Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:28:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457798 at http://www.stuff.tv This stylus might be an optional accessory for the alleged iPad Pro http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/stylus-might-be-optional-accessory-alleged-ipad-pro/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It won’t be an included accessory like what we all originally thought </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="This stylus might be an optional accessory for the alleged iPad Pro" alt="This stylus might be an optional accessory for the alleged iPad Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipastylus.jpg?1421656678" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s old news that Apple was <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-pro-get-livescribe-style-smart-pen/news">granted a patent in the US for a &ldquo;communicating stylus&rdquo;</a> that could &ldquo;talk&rdquo; to its digital devices wirelessly. But recent rumours are indicating that the said stylus won&#39;t be part of the alleged iPad Pro&#39;s offering.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/stylus-might-be-optional-accessory-alleged-ipad-pro/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/stylus-might-be-optional-accessory-alleged-ipad-pro/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iOS iPhone & iPad Tablets Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:26:10 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457952 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: 10-minute pitch - Wikipad's Gamevice, the gadget that turns your iPad into a games console http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-10-minute-pitch-wikipads-gamevice-gadget-turns-your-ipad-games-console/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Proper analogue game controls come to your iPad Air or Mini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wikipad-main.jpg?1421458705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During CES 2015, the biggest and craziest tech show on the planet, <em>Stuff</em> hosted numerous movers and shakers from the world of technology on our International News Stage.</p> <p>Fraser Townley, President of Wikipad, joined us to introduce the world to the Gamevice, an MFI-compatible controller for iPads Mini and Air that hugs your tablet in its elastic embrace and furnishes it with proper analogue game controls.</p> <p>Check out the full pitch below.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yK7C5YwXmeI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-10-minute-pitch-wikipads-gamevice-gadget-turns-your-ipad-games-console/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-10-minute-pitch-wikipads-gamevice-gadget-turns-your-ipad-games-console/feature#comments CES 2015 iOS games iPhone & iPad Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:27:15 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1457846 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s Lightning port is getting third-party accessories beyond headphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-lightning-port-getting-third-party-accessories-beyond-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Docks, charging battery cases, game controllers and speakers will all be able to use the female Lightning port </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple’s Lightning port is getting third-party accessories beyond headphones" alt="Apple’s Lightning port is getting third-party accessories beyond headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iphone-6-plus-lightning.jpg?1421319538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has already opened up its proprietary Lightning port to third-party companies for headphones (see <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no">Philips&rsquo; recent CES launch</a> for an example), but it&rsquo;ll soon be allowing those same companies to make other Lightning-compatible accessories too.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There can be only one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These accessories will only be permitted to possess one Lightning port, so you won&rsquo;t be seeing multiple headphone dongles allowing more than one set of cans to be connected to a single iPhone or iPad.</p> <p>The report goes on to say that the Lightning port will be able to directly charge the accessories, as well as enable passthrough power which would, for instance, allow you to charge your iPhone 6 through a third-party Lightning dock. Apple also claims that Lightning charging works faster than USB, meaning accessories with high-capacity batteries would see a significant boost in charging time if Lightning is used.</p> <p>Given that Apple has yet to confirm any of this, we suggest you take it all with a pinch of salt &ndash; but it&rsquo;s interesting nonetheless. We&rsquo;ll keep you posted on future developments.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/12/details-on-apples-upcoming-lightning-port-specs-for-third-party-accessories/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/janitors/15711288362/in/photolist-pWmsE7-5yPafU-7b29pF-4s3WXA-qaDJqg-8wtd9M-9Fht4B-6VWc3X-ngAfdS-pRAuwV-buGAmB-5PHQN7-nUhxH6-8MpvjT-8brzo9-6aQxLt-db6SPF-4bP4og-5vun7g-nwcdmC-nvUibE-9Azk6K-4dgkeH-9JUS3Z-p8mpvZ-p8kuMf-ppQmfr-ppNM95-p8moG4-ppNMe5-p8m4Bm" target="_blank">Karlis Dambrans</a></em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-lightning-port-gets-lego-brick-cap/news">Apple Lightning port gets a Lego brick cap</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-lightning-port-getting-third-party-accessories-beyond-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-lightning-port-getting-third-party-accessories-beyond-headphones/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:46:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457550 at http://www.stuff.tv Dashing dreams – the 4in iPhone is most likely not in the make http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/dashing-dreams-4in-iphone-most-likely-not-make/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sources say cut the hype because there isn’t any production scheduled for a 4in Apple mobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Dashing dreams – the 4in iPhone is most likely not in the make" alt="Dashing dreams – the 4in iPhone is most likely not in the make" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/i7_0.jpeg?1420533570" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember how we told you last month that there <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news">could soon be a 4in iPhone in the works</a> and Apple will make it for release sometime this year? Well, we&rsquo;re sorry to crush the dreams of many of you, because that rumour is most likely meant for the bin.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/dashing-dreams-4in-iphone-most-likely-not-make/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/dashing-dreams-4in-iphone-most-likely-not-make/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone & iPad iPhone 7 Smartphones Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:51:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1456794 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-2015-apple-watch-iphone-7-and-figuring-out-ipad/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff’s predictions and hopes for Apple over the coming year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Will we see a third size of iPhone this year?" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-plus-01.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You don&rsquo;t need a crystal ball to know at least some of what Apple will unveil over the next 12 months.</p> <p>Apple Watch is imminent, and unless Tim Cook goes mad and decides Apple really needs to scrap everything and get into the spooky porcelain clown business, we&rsquo;re going to see new iPads, iPhones and Macs.</p> <p>So what follows isn&rsquo;t just Stuff&rsquo;s predictions about what Apple will do in 2015, but also our wish-list for the company over the months ahead.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make a smaller iPhone 7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Plenty of people were clamouring for bigger iPhones and Apple gave us two. Now we&rsquo;re being awkward and asking for a smaller one as well, for those who don&rsquo;t possess banana thumbs, and who are quite happy with a smaller screen.</p> <p>It needn&rsquo;t be cheap and it shouldn&rsquo;t replace other models - we&rsquo;d gladly see an iPhone 5s-sized iPhone 7 &lsquo;mini&rsquo; sitting alongside the standard model and the gargantuan Plus.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="We loved the iPhone 6 - but will 2015 go one better?" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iPhone-6-review-main_3.png?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Figure out the iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This one&#39;s easier said than done, given that the iPad was never well-defined in terms of its use-case, sitting halfway between an iPhone and a MacBook Air. But devs gave us great apps, and the device cemented itself in niches from medical work through to music creation. Oh, and tens of millions of normal people bought one too.</p> <p>Sales have stagnated of late, though, and Apple&#39;s response appears to be a scattergun approach, flinging out as many iPads as possible. In 2015, we hope Apple is more &#39;Apple&#39;, focusing on only the very best hardware, and not trying to fight Android tablets at the lower end of the market.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">iPad Air 2 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Is it a bird? A plane? Apple&#039;s not really sure either" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-2-camera-02.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get Retina everywhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As soon as you see a Retina display, you&rsquo;re forever spoiled. It&rsquo;s like individual pixels from low-res displays cut into your very eyeballs. In 2014, Retina made it to desktops in the shape of the 5K iMac, but the device we&#39;re hoping for is the MacBook Air Retina. And, yeah, we know: blah blah technology limitations blah. But if anyone can pull off this feat of engineering, it&#39;s Apple.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/5-things-you-need-know-about-imac-retina-5k-display/news" target="_blank"> 5 things you need to know about the iMac with Retina 5k Display</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lo-res just won&#039;t cut it any more" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-01.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t let Apple Watch suck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;re pretty sure &#39;Make it suck&#39; isn&#39;t in fact on Apple&#39;s list of things to do regarding Apple Watch, but we really want this device to be brilliant.</p> <p>First, it&#39;ll shut up people who bang on about how Apple never releases new things any more (for at least *several* minutes); secondly it&#39;ll give the rest of the wearbles market a much-needed kick up the bum - but only if it&#39;s any good.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/10-things-you-need-know-about-iwatch/news">Apple Watch: 11 things you need to know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The one thing it doesn&#039;t do is tell the time..." alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iwatch-homescreen_1.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take Apple TV seriously </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We love the Apple TV. It&rsquo;s a great little unit, with a simple user-interface that certain TV manufacturers *cough*Samsung*cough* would do well to ape instead of whatever hideous nightmares they&rsquo;re concocting for the next generation of smart TVs.</p> <p>But Apple&rsquo;s also being overtaken by its rivals in terms of functionality and scope; the Apple TV needs more apps (especially outside of the US), and could do with better gaming smarts, even if it remains a conduit to your telly, with the rest of the set-up being an iOS device and a controller.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/opinion-every-apple-fan-should-own-apple-tv/feature">Why every Apple fan should own an Apple TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Tidy, but could pack a little more punch" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv-06_0.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sort out iOS gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of games, it still feels as if Apple&rsquo;s bemused by them, despite their success on iOS. There have been hints at better things during 2014, such as the Indie Games Showcase on the App Store, but Apple needs to do more to surface objectively great titles, stop pushing freemium garbage, and make finding games you might want to play a non-hellish experience. Some more granular gaming categories and a big dynamically updated list of titles that support controllers would be a good start.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 38 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Unsure who&#039;s driving this thing..." alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv-02_0.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dial down the keynotes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple&rsquo;s still king of keynotes, but that&rsquo;s only because everyone else&rsquo;s are so awful. Recent Apple keynotes are hardly among the classics. Although they admittedly feel a touch more human than when Steve Jobs was calling the shots, they also bang on for far too long, and too often spend excruciating chunks of time playing out truly awful dad jokes. The odd bit of humour is fine, but flab isn&rsquo;t; cut them back, Apple!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/top-5-ways-tell-apple-wave-iphone-6-microwave-charging-fake/feature">Why you&#39;d be a mug to believe the iPhone microwave hoax</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="As far as next year goes, we think less is more" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wwdc-14_0.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refine OS X Yosemite — fast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In this writer&#39;s experience (and there are those in the Stuff office who would disagree), OS X Yosemite hasn&rsquo;t reached its potential. It&rsquo;s oddly buggy, and it visually feels like a bit of a hodgepodge of styles. You have a kind of iOS minimalism and translucency butting up against gaudy, cartoonish icons.</p> <p>The dark mode is also sub-par, not affecting enough OS X elements and failing from a readability standpoint. It all feels a bit OS X 10.0 rather than 10.10; OS X 10.11 needs to settle down, Apple ensuring its desktop OS matches the sleekness of its devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/wwdc-2014/7-things-you-need-know-about-mac-os-x-yosemite/news">7 things you need to know about Mac OS X Yosemite</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Still lost in the wilderness" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-Yosemite-Desktop-2.png?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Be a bit more open </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re not suggesting Apple should open-source everything, nor inform the press about its every move. But it does need to be at least a little more open in 2015.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s untenable that App Store screw-ups appear to best be fixed by devs trying to kick up a PR storm, and we wonder whether everyone&rsquo;s best interests are served in iOS devices still only being able to install apps from the App Store.</p> <p>Time for an Apple Store VP, and an &lsquo;Anywhere&rsquo; install switch, albeit buried deep in Settings, to keep it away from the Muggles.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">35 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Open like an... iPad" alt="Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipads_1.jpg?1421983582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ignore everyone and do what’s best </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, ignore everything we just said, Apple. In fact, ignore what everyone else says, too. Just carry on doing great things, because that&rsquo;s worked out pretty well for you so far.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s easy to be a keyboard pundit, banging on about what Apple should or shouldn&rsquo;t do, but often the best route for any company is to make what people *need* rather than what they *want*.</p> <p>That said, we *really* won&#39;t say no to that shiny new 4in iPhone 7.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/10-great-apps-and-games-your-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus/feature-0">10 great apps for your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple in 2015: the year ahead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, and figuring out the iPad </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-2015-apple-watch-iphone-7-and-figuring-out-ipad/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-2015-apple-watch-iphone-7-and-figuring-out-ipad/feature#comments Apple iOS iPhone & iPad iPhone 7 Watch Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:35:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456514 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple sued over “deceptive” device storage space due to iOS 8 size http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-sued-over-deceptive-device-storage-space-due-ios-8-size/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The bulging size of the latest OS has at least a couple Apple users fuming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 6 running iOS 8" alt="iPhone 6 running iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ios8-preview_2.jpg?1420161128" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Smartphones and tablets always have less usable storage than what&rsquo;s mentioned on the box, but although common knowledge, it didn&rsquo;t stop a couple of angry Apple users from filing suit against the company this week.</p> <p class="p1">Miami, Florida residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara employed three law firms to file the class action suit on their behalf on Tuesday, which takes Apple to task for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of storage space available to consumers on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-sued-over-deceptive-device-storage-space-due-ios-8-size/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-sued-over-deceptive-device-storage-space-due-ios-8-size/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone & iPad Thu, 01 Jan 2015 21:19:55 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456456 at http://www.stuff.tv You have the bigger iPhone 6, is it time for a smaller iPhone mini? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours circulate of a 4in Apple smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="You have the bigger iPhone 6, is it time for the smaller iPhone mini?" alt="You have the bigger iPhone 6, is it time for the smaller iPhone mini?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/i7.jpeg?1417753952" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was evident that Apple was targeting big-screened lovers when it took the wraps off its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6 </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6l">iPhone 6 Plus </a>smartphones. And it did make the right move &ndash; it&rsquo;s been reported that the iPhone 6 Plus holds 41 per cent of all phablet sales in the US itself.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news#comments iOS iPhone & iPad Smartphones Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:09:05 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454691 at http://www.stuff.tv Your next iPhone might be indestructible from hard falls http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-technology-breaks-your-device-s-hard-fall/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could be possible all thanks to a drop protection mechanism that Apple’s patented </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Your next iPhone could have technology that breaks your device’s hard fall" alt="Your next iPhone could have technology that breaks your device’s hard fall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphoneeee.jpeg?1417589225" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember those painful, teary days when you dropped your precious iPhone and it resulted in a spider web-like cracked screen or bad dents on its chassis? Well, that could soon be a thing of the past.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-technology-breaks-your-device-s-hard-fall/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-technology-breaks-your-device-s-hard-fall/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone & iPad iPhone 7 Smartphones Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:05:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454534 at http://www.stuff.tv Bored of your iPad Air 2? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/bored-your-ipad-air-maybe-alleged-ipad-air-plus-will-rock-your-boat/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaks of a new Apple device make their way onto the Web </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " alt="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/newipad.jpeg?1417428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be planning a huge surprise for us, but keeping all that secrets behind closed doors seem to be too much of a task. First, there were <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ipad-pro-could-cram-122in-screen-and-dual-speakers-body-no-thicker-iphone/news">rumours of a larger iPad Pro</a> becoming a reality, and now, word of an iPad Air Plus is making its rounds.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An idea worth pursuing? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But we think launching a new set of larger devices will do Apple some good and push it into verticals other vendors have traditionally operated in. The success of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6l">Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 Plus</a> is already an indication at the market&rsquo;s interest in owning larger screened mobile devices.</p> <p>Then again, if there&rsquo;s a range of larger iPads in the makes, there&rsquo;s the possibility of Apple downsizing its MacBook Air offerings to just offer these larger slates with removable keyboards (it&rsquo;s not confirmed, we&rsquo;re just toying with ideas here).</p> <p>And you probably won&rsquo;t have to wait as long for this device as you would for the purported iPad Pro (that one&rsquo;s said to only <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/alleged-ipad-pro-will-be-rolled-out-later-expected-report/news">make its way into markets sometime in Q2 next year</a>). In comparison, the iPad Air Plus might rear its head as early as Q1 2015. Stay tuned &ndash; we&rsquo;ll bring you more information about the device as it comes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/better-or-worse-apple-s-ipad-line-shows-its-now-very-different-company/feature">For better or worse, Apple&#39;s iPad line-up shows it&#39;s now a very different company&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/alleged_ipad_air_plus_details_make_the_rounds-news-10349.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " alt="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gs_0.jpg?1417428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/bored-your-ipad-air-maybe-alleged-ipad-air-plus-will-rock-your-boat/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/bored-your-ipad-air-maybe-alleged-ipad-air-plus-will-rock-your-boat/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone & iPad Tablets Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:06:06 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454329 at http://www.stuff.tv This might sound familiar - next iPhone's camera could have a "weird two-lens system" http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/next-iphone-might-have-best-iphone-camera-date/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple could be working on some major changes to its smartphone&#039;s snapper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " alt="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip7.jpeg?1416378840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you thought Apple did an amazing job with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a> and<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6l"> iPhone 6 Plus</a>&rsquo; cameras, then the expectation bar is set for something even more remarkable for its successor. In surpassing your hopes, Apple might be working on one killer camera on its next iPhone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a possibility </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There could be some truth to this claim if it hinges on Sony&rsquo;s recent announcement of its new smartphone camera sensor that embeds 21MP into a tiny 1/2.4in design. Since Sony&rsquo;s been Apple&rsquo;s longstanding camera sensor supplier, it could be a possibility. &nbsp;</p> <p>Also, the fact that Apple was recently granted a patent for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses suggests that the i-device maker might be working on ways you can attach various small, fixed focal-length lens to the iPhone&rsquo;s back snapper for &ldquo;DSLR quality&rdquo;.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re already frothing over this but considering that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-everything-we-expected-it-be-and-more/news">iPhone 6 and 6 Plus just got unveiled</a>, there&rsquo;s lots more we need to learn about this purported device in the coming months.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/want-glasses-free-3d-display-smartphone-next-iphone-might-have-it/news">Want a glasses-free 3D display smartphone? The next iPhone might have it&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://thetechblock.com/gruber-ive-heard-apple-working-biggest-camera-jump-ever-next-years-iphone/" target="_blank">The Tech Block</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " alt="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/patented.jpg?1416378840" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/next-iphone-might-have-best-iphone-camera-date/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/next-iphone-might-have-best-iphone-camera-date/news#comments Apple Cameras iOS iPhone & iPad Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:47:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453490 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple website lets you free your phone number from iMessage http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-website-lets-you-free-your-phone-number-imessage/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, you&#039;ll be able to receive texts from iPhone users </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple&#039;s Deregister iMessage site" alt="Apple&#039;s Deregister iMessage site" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/deregister-imessage.jpg?1415669766" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has launched a new website that lets former iPhone users deregister from the iMessage service.</p> <p>Since 2011, some Apple customers who switched from iPhone to another device have discovered that text messages sent from iPhones to their number were being intercepted by iMessage &ndash; and sent to their non-existent iPhone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-website-lets-you-free-your-phone-number-imessage/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-website-lets-you-free-your-phone-number-imessage/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Smartphones Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:38:12 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452795 at http://www.stuff.tv HP’s new smartwatch packs more style than the Apple Watch, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/hp-s-new-smartwatch-packs-more-style-apple-watch-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out what made the top news of the week before you welcome the weekend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="HP’s new smartwatch packs more style than the Apple Watch, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="HP’s new smartwatch packs more style than the Apple Watch, and all the other new" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/orig.jpg?1415428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve decided to move our news round up from Wednesdays to Fridays (if you haven&rsquo;t realised it already) so you can start powering through to the weekend with knowledge of the main news of the week. &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP’s first smartwatch is named MB Chronowig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The MB Chronowig may sound like a funny name but HP&rsquo;s first smartwatch shows it&rsquo;s got more style than the Apple Watch itself. Created in collaboration with Gilt Group designer, Michael Bastian, the wearable device is compatible with iPhones from the iPhone 4S up and Androids running Android 4.3 and newer.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hp/hp-s-first-smartwatch-offers-more-style-iwatch/news">HP&rsquo;s first smartwatch offers more style than an Apple Watch &nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="HP’s first smartwatch is named MB Chronowig" alt="HP’s first smartwatch is named MB Chronowig" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hpwatch.jpeg?1415428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There may no longer be iPad minis made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following rumours of an iPad Pro tablet in the make, word&rsquo;s out on the street that Apple&rsquo;s planning on getting rid of its smaller iPad mini lineup. Sources say that Apple may be looking to rework its tablet strategy since the units&rsquo; take-up has not been as promising as the rest of its tablets. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ipad-mini-3-might-be-last-its-kind/news">The iPad mini 3 might be the last of its kind&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="There may no longer be iPad minis made " alt="There may no longer be iPad minis made " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipadmini.png?1415428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More details of the purported Samsung Galaxy S6 leak </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>News of the Samsung Galaxy S6 bearing a water pistol and a cigarette lighter in it might sound like a bunch of baloney but now, a fresh set of leaks have been revealed, giving us an insight into the specifications of the alleged device. A quad-HD display, 16MP or 20MP back snapper and multiple storage variants might be something we can look out for.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/purported-specs-looming-samsung-galaxy-s6-are-finally-out/news">The purported specs of the looming Samsung Galaxy S6 are finally out&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="More details of the purported Samsung Galaxy S6 leak " alt="More details of the purported Samsung Galaxy S6 leak " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/s6.jpeg?1415428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Xbox One might come in a thinner version </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For all those of you that think the Xbox One is one fat unit, we&rsquo;ve got some good news for you &ndash; Microsoft might be downsizing the unit to out a slimmer and sexier version soon. This also means the device might get a new CPU/APU that has even smaller transistors &ndash; 20-nanometer ones that are a good 30 per cent smaller than the current Xbox One&rsquo;s.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xbox-one-may-get-slimmer-brother-soon/news">Xbox One may get a slimmer brother soon</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Xbox One might come in a thinner version " alt="The Xbox One might come in a thinner version " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xb.jpeg?1415428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The name Nokia may be gone but now, there’s Newkia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s going to be a new smartphone brand in town soon, and it&rsquo;s called Newkia. Yes, it sounds like Nokia because it&rsquo;s the dream child of ex-Nokia APAC chief, Fin Thomas Zilliacus, who says the brand will launch within a year, and would target emerging markets within Asia. Keep an eye out for it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/nokia-inspired-newkia-wants-sell-you-simpler-smartphones/news">Nokia-inspired Newkia wants to sell you simpler smartphones&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The name Nokia may be gone but now, there’s Newkia" alt="The name Nokia may be gone but now, there’s Newkia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/newkia.jpeg?1415428661" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/hp-s-new-smartwatch-packs-more-style-apple-watch-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple HP iPhone & iPad Nokia Round-up Wednesday Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Xbox One Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:40:24 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452463 at http://www.stuff.tv