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Apple caught copying design without permission

It seems these are bad days for Apple as far as negative press-coverage is concerned. After disastrous Apple Maps, the company has now been caught stealing design from Swiss Railways.

Apple is very strict when it comes to design and related copyright they own and Apple vs Samsung legal battle is an example of that, the blame is now on Apple for stealing a famous copyrighted clock design from Swiss Railways without there permission.

On the matter Swiss Railways spokesperson Reto Korman said "We’re trying to get in touch with Apple to settle this unauthorized use legally and financially."

Apple Copyright

It is also to be noted that Swiss watchmaker Mondaine Group is licensing this design from SBB and produces these watches professional for sale, they are also considering suing Apple for this unauthorized use of their intellectual property.

A serious piece of advice for Apple iOS 6 Map users from London Transport Department

There is a reason for calling the Apple iOS 6 Map failure - "ios6apocalypse", and here is a serious piece of advice from the Mayor of London to commuters.

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Apple Maps fails miserably, removes and distorts popular monuments and shows dangerously wrong navigation instructions

Apple is known for it's finer details and perfection, but this time they have failed miserably. The removal of Google Maps and introduction of Apple Maps in iOS 6 has resulted in nothing but chaos and a lot of bad press for Apple.

Apple's new maps is a major disappointment internationally as it lacks Transit function for 51 countries, traffic updates for 24 countries, and Street View in 41 countries - Totaling, 63 countries with a user-base of 4.5 billion people which had these features previously available in iOS 5. But that is not all, even American users are having a tough time using "buggy" Apple Maps, the maps are so faulty that they have not only distorted or removed popular monuments but are dangerously displaying navigation directions from roads to canals and non-suitable terrains.

Apple Map fail

In the examples below Apple Maps shows roads "obliterated", and Statue of liberty is simply vanished. In the following image you can see map detail difference between iOS 5 Google Maps and iOS 6 Apple Maps, this is not all Apple Maps is showing dangerously wrong navigation into a canal !

Map fail

These widespread errors have resulted in twitter hash tag #ios6apocalypse climbing up the charts with user submissions, more buggy images of Apple Maps below.

Samsung once again pokes fun at Apple fanatics in Galaxy S III Commercial aimed at iPhone 5 frenzy

Jailbreaking iOS 6 final and manually installing Cydia

Before downloading and installing any iOS update, majority of jailbroken iDevice users would first research whether a jailbreak is available or not for that particular update. And with the recent public final release of Apple iOS 6 - we have once again had to make the decision whether to upgrade or not from a "jailbrokenability" point of view ?

And the answer is - "Do not upgrade if you have A5 chip based iDevice (like Apple iPhone 4S) as there is no iOS 6 jailbreak for them yet, and if you have an A4 chip based device like Phone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th you can have an tethered jailbreak for now.". While it is strongly advisable NOT TO UPGRADE to iOS 6 if you want to retain your jailbreak, the process to jailbreak A4 devices and manually installing Cydia is posted after the jump with details of announcement by iPhone Dev Team on the topic.

iOS 6 jailbreak

Download Apple iOS 6

As announced with Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iOS 6 upgrade made it to public downloading today. According to Apple, iOS 6 has more than 200+ new features and is aimed to deliver a stable and responsive mobile operating-system to all recent iDevice.

While majority of these 200+ new features are nothing more than minor tweaks and cosmetic changes, the major new features are new Apple Maps, improved Siri, Passbook, tight Facebook integration throughout the OS, Shared Photo Streams, Facetime over cellular, new calling features like call decline with text message or a callback reminder, Do Not Disturb mode, iCloud tabs and the ability to update apps without having to enter your password.

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iOS 6 device compatibility chart

Direct, resumable download links and torrents for Apple iOS6 for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and other supported iDevices (as shown in image above) posted after the jump.

Apple to sale iPhone 5 in India directly

Answer to - "Why people still buy iPhone upgrades ?"

With very few changes to it's predecessor, Apple iPhone 5 is still raking good sales and the usual beelines are expected outside Apple stores when it finally hits the shelves.

If you are thinking why ?, "Jimmy Kimmel" performed an psychological experiment capturing users reactions by showing them the "iPhone 5", which in reality was the usual "iPhone 4S". Surprisingly, the users perceived the so called "new iPhone" to be way better than their current iPhone (some even compared both phones in hands and still believed the new iPhone was better!!).

Watch the full video after the jump.


iPhone Psychology

iNothing - Apple's new product of the year...

There is no doubt Apple iPhone and iPad changed the history of smartphone industry with it's fresh and innovative approach. However, things have been not been upto expectations since then - here's a fun take on the situation from CollegeHumor (full video after the jump) with a solution to the problem.


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Infographic comparing Apple iPhone 4S Vs iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Yesterday, we shared an visual comparing Apple iPhone 4S vs Apple iPhone 5. Today, we have an infographic which lets you make better informed decision comparing Apple iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Apple iPhone 4S Vs iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3
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