Category: Apple

Apple iPhone 5 Launched in India Finally

After being launched globally on September 21, the much-awaited Apple’s iPhone 5 launched in Indian market on Friday on November 2, 2012. The latest version of Apple Inc.’s iconic iPhone will be now available in retail stores across India.
Apple iPhone 5 Launched in India
Apple iPhone 5 is launched at promotional events in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. The company has partnered with distribution masters Redington and Ingram Micro, which revealed the launch date for the phone last week, to retail the device across India.

Apple iPhone 5 has been priced at Rs.45,500 for the 16GB model, Rs.52,500 for the 32GB model and Rs.59,500 for the 64GB model.

The device is featuring a larger 4-inch screen and a much more powerful A6 processor, the iPhone 5 is a major step up from the iPhone 4S.

The phone is now incredibly slim with a thickness of just 7.6mm. The svelte smartphone is also remarkably light weighing just 112gms.

The new phone is built on A6 chip, which Apple says, is up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip that were available in previous version of phone.

“Response is very good. Our first stock is already booked, still we are getting bookings,” said Vikas Malhotra, store manager at iWorld.

Although Apple’s products are not as popular in India compared to western countries, the brand is steadily gaining traction among affluent professionals who don’t mind paying a premium for the iconic products. In a change from previous years, the iPhone will be available in retail stores and not just through Apple’s carrier partners.

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Apple Released iOS 6 For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Earlier Apple announced the iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 in June that brings 200 new features including Apple-designed Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation, new Siri improvements, Shared Photo Streams, Passbook app, Facebook integration and many more.
iOS 6
now Apple has released the iOS 6 for the public for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch (fourth generation).

The new iOS6 update would remove the Google Maps apps that would be replaced with the Apple’s own Maps app.

The YouTube app would also be removed, but you can download the new standalone YouTube app. Some features are available only in select countries and select devices.

Apple user can update their Apple devices via iTunes or download the OTA update (iOS5 only) your device from the Settings > General > Software Update.

You can check the complete list of features of iOS 6 via the Apple Site.

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Apple iPhone 5 Specs And Price

Finally, Apple launched the iPhone 5, from Thursday midnight, the new iPhone 5 became available for pre-order online though the Apple, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T sites.
iPhone 5 prices
Hence only contract pricing for the device has been released for the US market, starting from $199 for the 16GB version , $299 for the 32GB version and $399 for the 64GB version.

The above given price does not include taxes and hence you can expect it cost an additional 7-10% depending on where your shipping address is.

Here we are giving some of the key specs of iPhone 5.

Size and weight :

  • Height : 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width : 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth : 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight : 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Cellular and Wireless :

  • GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Display :

  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera And Video :

  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Panorama
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Face detection in video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Photo and video geotagging

Power and Battery :

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time : Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time : Up to 225 hours
  • Internet use : Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback : Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback : Up to 40 hours

A little warning that iPhone warranty is applicable in only the country of purchase unlike iPads and Macs which have global warranty.

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Apple iPhone 3GS Now Available For Just INR 9,999 From Aircel

Its a good news for iPhone lovers, Aircel offering Apple iPhone 3GS for just Rs. 9,999 instead of Rs. 19,999.
Apple iPhone 3GS Now For INR 9,999
These devices are factory unlocked iPhone 3GS units, which means users can use it on any GSM network. With this offer, Aircel subscribers can get unlimited data usage (2G/3G depending on 3G availability in the circle) for a year with Advance rental plan of Rs. 3,000 for post-paid customers.

Aircel subscriber, after a year can shift to Simple Value 499 Plan (in 2G circles), or 399 Smart PI plan (in 3G circles). In 3G circles customers can shift any existing Aircel plan after a year.

Aircel iPhone 3GS Postpaid Advance rental Plan

Benefits 3G circles 2G Circles
Free minutes/month (Local+National) NA 1000 mins (Local+STD)
Free data/month Unlimited Unlimited
Free SMS/month NA 2500 (L+N)
Validity 12 months 6 months
Device cost Rs. 9999 Rs. 9999
Advance rental Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000
Total Cost Rs. 12,999 Rs. 12,999

In 3G (speeds up to 3.6 Mbps) circles, after 2GB speed would be reduced to 128 kbps. No any Pre-Paid plans announced yet. The Apple iPhone 3GS is available from Aircel Stores.

So make hurry for your favourite iPhone !!!

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Checkmark App For iPhone Now Available In The App Store

Checkmark from Snowman, is a new productivity app for iPhone that lets you create location and time-based reminders and to create them wickedly fast as in, only 3 taps. This App will keep your reminders organized by location and distance easier than Apple default Reminders app.
Checkmark app for iPhone
Checkmark iPhone app is simple to navigate and superbly designed. Checkmark is divided into two sections: “When” and “Where.”

When you add a location in “Where” (complete with finely tuned distance settings), you can use that location to quickly remind you to take out the trash 5 minutes before you get home, send that email 15 minutes after you get to the office, etc.

The “When” section is for time-based reminders. The other half of the app is for your current list of reminders, adding new ones, and seeing what you’ve completed. Following are the main features of Checkmark app.

Checkmark App for iPhone Features :

  • Create buttons for often visited locations and choose a custom icon for it from 27 icons
  • Create location-based reminder or reminders based on just date and time
  • Add a location from Map, your current location or from contacts
  • Create reminders base on arrival or departure
  • Sort distance based on distance by pick radius (in feet) ranging from 100 to 1600 feet.
  • Add timer to your task from 5 minutes up to 1 hour
  • Change sound alerts, text alerts and badge count

You can even add a timer to location-based reminders so the alert goes off when you’re ready to get it done.

You can download iPhone App Checkmark from the Apple iTunes Store for $0.99. Location-based reminders require iPhone 4 or 4S.

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Spacecraft 3D Augmented Reality (AR) App For iPhone And iPad Launched

NASA launched Spacecraft 3D Augmented Reality (AR) App for iPhone and iPad.
Spacecraft 3D
This App lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. It uses animation to show how spacecraft can maneuver and manipulate their outside components.

You need a printed AR Target which you could mail it to you from the App home screen or print it from the iPhone or iPad on a standard sheet of paper. This App features two NASA missions, the Curiosity rover that will touch down on Mars Aug. 6, and the twin GRAIL spacecraft Ebb and Flow currently orbiting the moon.

One good thing is that when the device’s camera is pointed at the target, the spacecraft chosen by the user materializes on screen. The app will be updated over time to include more spacecrafts such as Cassini spacecraft, which is orbiting Saturn, the Dawn spacecraft, which is deep in the heart of the asteroid belt, and the Voyagers, which are right now at the very edge of our solar system.

This Spacecraft 3D Augmented Reality (AR) App is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

You can download NASA Spacecraft 3D app for iPhone and iPad from the Apple iTunes Store for free.

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