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Original iPhone Will Soon Be ‘Obsolete’ In Apple Retail Stores

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The original iPhone will soon be considered obsolete in Apple Retail Stores according to an internal Apple document shared by 9to5Mac. Products considered ‘obsolete’ are ineligible for service parts and documentation at retail stores and cannot be repaired at mail-in AppleCare Repair Centers.

Apple typically makes products ‘obsolete’ or ‘vintage’ five years after they are discontinued, though there are some exceptions where required by law. The original iPhone went on sale in June 2007 and was discontinued in July 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.
Other Apple products that will be considered ‘vintage’ as of June 11, 2013 include the mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro. 9to5Mac has the list of newly minted vintage and obsolete products, while Apple maintains a list of all products named vintage or obsolete going back to the Apple II. by macrumors

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Apple to Classify Original iPhone as ‘Vintage’ and ‘Obsolete’ on June 11, 2013

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A leaked internal memo reveals that Apple will relegate the original iPhone to ‘vintage’ and ‘obsolete’ status on June 11, 2013, according to 9to5Mac.
The term ‘vintage’ refers to devices older than five years but less than seven. They are eligible for repair only in California. Obsolete products are not eligible for repair whatsoever. The original iPhone will be classified as ‘vintage’ in the U.S. and obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and at Apple Retail Stores.
The document attached below reveals the full list of products that will reach vintage status and obsolete status.

 
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Samsung Posts ‘GALAXY S4 Design Story’

Similar to what Apple does after unveiling a new product, Samsung has posted a ‘GALAXY S4 Design Story’ video.

This is the design story of GALAXY S4 to show Samsung designers ceaseless efforts to have created GALAXY S4 as a life companion for customers.

 
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SquareTrade Drop, Dunk, Slide Test: iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4, S3

SquareTrade has posted a video of their drop, dunk, and slide tests to determine the breakability of the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3.
In this Face-off we test the Samsung Galaxy S4 against the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 to see which phone survives. We Drop them, dunk them and slide them. Now we’re off to the lab to see what our experts say about other factors such as weight, dimensions, gripability and screen placement. The combination of all these factors will determine each phones’ Breakability Score.

 
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Samsung Posts ‘GALAXY S4 Design Story’

Similar to what Apple does after unveiling a new product, Samsung has posted a ‘GALAXY S4 Design Story’ video.

This is the design story of GALAXY S4 to show Samsung designers ceaseless efforts to have created GALAXY S4 as a life companion for customers.

 
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Posted by on 30/04/2013 in IT

 

iOS 7 is Codenamed ‘Innsbruck’, Features ‘Very, Very Flat’ User Interface?

ome details about iOS 7 have reportedly been leaked by 9to5Mac ahead of its debut at WWDC 2013. The new mobile operating system is codenamed ‘Innsbruck’, three sources tell the site, and as rumored it will feature a flat design.
The new interface is said to be “very, very flat,” according to one source. Another person said that the interface loses all signs of gloss, shine, and skeumorphism seen across current and past versions of iOS. Another source framed the new OS as having a level of “flatness” approaching recent releases of Microsoft’s Windows Phone “Metro” UI.
While the look will change, iOS 7 will reportedly remain be easy to use and there is no learning curve for existing users. System apps and functions apparently work similar to how they do now.
The interface changes include an all-new icon set for Apple’s native apps in addition to newly designed tool bars, tab bars, and other fundamental interface features across the system.
Apple is also said to working on a way to add more ‘glance-able’ information and system options panels. It’s unclear how these new views would be implemented; however, one option discussed was to make them appear via swipes from the left and right side of the device similar to how the Notification Center drops down when swiping from the top.
Earlier today, the site also detailed some information about Apple’s update to OS X.

 
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Donald Trump: Tim Cook Must ‘Immediately’ Increase the iPhone’s Screen Size

Donald Trump has just posted to Twitter and Facebook declaring that ‘Tim Cook must immediately increase the size of the screen on the iPhone’.
I have a lot of @Apple stock— and I miss Steve Jobs. Tim Cook must immediately increase the size of the screen on the iPhone. It should be slightly larger than the Samsung screen- and they better get it right fast because they will lose a lot of business. I like the larger screen.
What do you think? Is he right?

 
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