Logitech dropped the price of its iPhone MFi game controller PowerShell with battery included by $30 after Steelseries dropped the Stratus‘ price by $20. The Logitech’s PowerShell MFi game controller now costs $69.99 with free shipping while its competitor Stratus is priced at $79.99.
Apple is reportedly planning to develop an iTunes based mobile payment service. The service as predicted would allow the millions of iTunes Store users to buy physical goods through their iTunes account using their iPhone.
United States Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent filing that highlights the techniques for the usage of sapphire coating on the iOS devices primarily on an iDevice screen. Apple would definitely be planning this upgrade for the upcoming iPhone and iPad, thereby replacing the Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Beats launches Beats Music for iOS today. The music streaming service’ launch for iOS had been planned since Q3 2013 but was recently decided to launch on January 21. The service will directly go in comparison with Pandora, Spotify, Google Music and Apple iTunes Radio.
Reports claim that Apple’s iPhone market share has increased to 42% in the U.S and it leads the market share competition leaving behind Samsung, Nokia and other smartphone manufacturers. This success is majorly achieved due to the high sales of iPhone 5S and 5C. Total Apple device sales are also believed to outnumber Windows PC sales this year.
Analyst Horace Dediu from Asymco says that the total Apple device sales will outnumber the count of Windows PCs this year. Dediu however compared all of Apple’s devices, Macs, iPads and iPhones with the Windows PCs. Although the comparison might seem unfair, this has to be some good news for Apple probably caused because of their high sale rates the last year.
Hipjot for iPhone is a note taking app that features a swipe keyboard which is tested to be capable of supporting 120 words per minute. The iOS app is designed to allow users to type with two hands using swipe gestures.
SteelSeries, the popular gaming peripheral maket introduces ‘Stratus’, an MFi certified Bluetooth gaming controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The elegantly designed wireless controller works flawlessly on the several iOS 7 devices and gives a whole new perspective to the traditional touchscreen gaming.
Apple concludes the annual 12 Days Of Gifts for 2013. The last gift Apple gave its users was The Rolling Stones’ concert film “Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live”, a 2013 mini album consisting of three songs. The 12 Days of gifts app offers 12 free gifts to iOS users in the Holiday season.
Apple officially on Tuesday denied the ‘NSA spying iPhone‘ rumors widely spread among the general public these days. Rumors or rather full length researches and reports claim that the National Security Agency could easily gain access to an iPhone or possibly any iOS running device and obtain private information.