TouchMyApps » Apple http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:47:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 50 Billion App Store Downloads Countdown has begun http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/05/03/50-billion-app-store-downloads-countdown-has-begun/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/05/03/50-billion-app-store-downloads-countdown-has-begun/#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 08:03:16 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=72537 A little over a week after Apple announced that the 45 billion App Store downloads mark had been passed (which took just over 4 months to get from 40 to 45 billion), the count down for 50 Billion downloads has begun. As with the previous grand giveaways, the lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth … Read more]]>

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A little over a week after Apple announced that the 45 billion App Store downloads mark had been passed (which took just over 4 months to get from 40 to 45 billion), the count down for 50 Billion downloads has begun. As with the previous grand giveaways, the lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth app will win a $10,000 App Store Gift Card. But as an added twist, the next 50 iOS users to download an app will also score a $500 Gift Card. In other words, the contest will end after the 50,000,000,050th app has been downloaded. For the complete details, head over to the 50 Billion Downloads page on iTunes, where you’ll also find the Top 25 Paid/Free iPhone and iPad apps of all time.

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Mac Deals: Best time to buy a Mac, iPhone and iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/03/28/mac-deals-best-time-to-buy-a-mac-iphone-and-ipad/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/03/28/mac-deals-best-time-to-buy-a-mac-iphone-and-ipad/#comments Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:30:31 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=72286 Thinking of buying a new iMac, Macbook, iPhone or iPad, but don’t exactly want to pay the full retail price found on launch day? Dealnews has analyzed over a year’s worth of Apple deals to help buyers with when to buy a Mac, or more specially, when they can expect to find the best discounts on … Read more]]>

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Thinking of buying a new iMac, Macbook, iPhone or iPad, but don’t exactly want to pay the full retail price found on launch day? Dealnews has analyzed over a year’s worth of Apple deals to help buyers with when to buy a Mac, or more specially, when they can expect to find the best discounts on Apple hardware. Here’s the quick rundown:

  • MacBook Pro 15.4″ with Retina Display - wait 9 months and save $350
  • iPhone 5 - wait 3 months and save $73
  • iPad (current gen) – wait 1 month and save $59
  • iPad mini – wait 3 months and save $29

Since Apple doesn’t normally slash prices on their iDevices (save for perhaps Boxing day and Black Friday), the best places to find discounts are resellers like MacMallAmazon and even the Apple eBay store (certified refurbished products). Check out the infographic after the break.

Head over to dealnews to read more about when to buy a Mac.

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Apple Giveaway: iTunes – 12 Days of Christmas updated for 2012 holiday season (International App Stores) http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/12/06/apple-giveaway-itunes-12-days-of-christmas-updated-for-2012-holiday-season/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/12/06/apple-giveaway-itunes-12-days-of-christmas-updated-for-2012-holiday-season/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:48:17 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=71213 The annual “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway is back, as the app has been updated in preparation for the holiday season. Starting December 26th – January 6th, there’ll be daily freebies courtesy of Apple. You and your friends can download a fantastic selection of songs, music videos, apps, books and TV episodes for free. Each … Read more]]>

The annual “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway is back, as the app has been updated in preparation for the holiday season. Starting December 26th – January 6th, there’ll be daily freebies courtesy of Apple.

You and your friends can download a fantastic selection of songs, music videos, apps, books and TV episodes for free. Each download will only be available for 24 hours. Get our 12 Days of Christmas app to make sure you don’t miss out.

Strangely enough, this promo was never included in the US, but only international App Stores. Some of the (major) countries I was able to find with the 12 Days of Christmas 2012 app include:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerl
  • UK

If you’re in one of these regions (you can always double check clicking the link below to see if its available in your country), be sure to grab the app and score some quality freebies come Boxing Day.

iTunes - 12 Days of Christmas iTunes – 12 Days of Christmas - Free

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iPad Mini to be announced soon? Apple sends out invites for ‘Special Event’ on Oct 23rd http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/16/ipad-mini-to-be-announced-soon-apple-sends-out-invite-for-special-event-on-oct-23rd/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/16/ipad-mini-to-be-announced-soon-apple-sends-out-invite-for-special-event-on-oct-23rd/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:21:12 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70299 Apple has announced via press invites that a special event will be held on Oct 23rd in San Jose, with the tagline “We’ve got a little more to show you”. The ‘little’ presumably alludes to the long speculated iPad Mini, a more portable iPad that has been rumoured to have a 7.85″ (non-retina) display, a thinner … Read more]]>

Apple has announced via press invites that a special event will be held on Oct 23rd in San Jose, with the tagline “We’ve got a little more to show you”. The ‘little’ presumably alludes to the long speculated iPad Mini, a more portable iPad that has been rumoured to have a 7.85″ (non-retina) display, a thinner body, a rear facing camera and the new lightning port. With a host of other 7″ tablets flooding the market – most notably the Nexus 7 – it is expected that the iPad Mini’s price point will be an attractive one, possibly in the $249-299 range for a 16GB model. Here are several mockups of what it could look like next to an iPad 2/3.

It is also possible that Apple will use next week’s event to introduce a refreshed line of the iMac (which has had its aluminum unibody design since late 2009), MacBook Pro (a 13 inch MBP with Retina display?) and Mac mini. Regardless, there’s no doubt that the spotlight will be on the iPad Mini, an Apple tablet that is likely to be a hit with consumers due to its lower cost and increased portability.

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iPad Mini screen protector product page up on Zagg.com http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/08/ipad-mini-screen-protector-product-page-up-on-zagg-com/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/08/ipad-mini-screen-protector-product-page-up-on-zagg-com/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:34:42 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70196 The iPad Mini hasn’t even been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped numerous manufacturers in China from selling cases based on (presumably) leaked specs. Now Zagg, makers of the ZAGGFolio Keyboard Case (TMA review) and  invisibleShields for mobile devices, has added a landing page on their website for the Apple iPad Mini Screen Protector. You can’t actually buy it yet, … Read more]]>

The iPad Mini hasn’t even been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped numerous manufacturers in China from selling cases based on (presumably) leaked specs. Now Zagg, makers of the ZAGGFolio Keyboard Case (TMA review) and  invisibleShields for mobile devices, has added a landing page on their website for the Apple iPad Mini Screen Protector. You can’t actually buy it yet, or even pre-order the Mini’s invisibleShield, but it shows that it’s coming soon and there’s an option to submit your email to be notified when it does become available. As it stands, the only option mentioned is the Screen Coverage for $24.99, though it maybe safe to assume that a full body protection coverage option will be offered at a later time.

If you’re not familiar with ZAGG’s highly popular line of invisibleShields for iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads and other gadgets, they’re ‘precision pre-cut’ and made from military grade material that prevents scrapes and scratches thanks to its ’self healing properties’. They carry a lifetime guarantee, so if they ever get scratched or damaged, ZAGG will replace them free of charge, for the life of your device (in this case, the iPad Mini).

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Apple has already begun mass production of the iPad Mini in China. And according to Apple’s component suppliers in Asia, they have “received orders to make more than 10 million units” of the iPad Mini in the fourth quarter – double that of orders placed  for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets.

It is expected that the 7.85″ iPad will be announced by Apple on Oct 17th, followed by its launch in November. Past rumours have pegged the smaller Apple tablet to start at $249-299 for an 8GB model.

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Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/05/apple-pays-tribute-to-steve-jobs/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/05/apple-pays-tribute-to-steve-jobs/#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:40:02 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70181 One year ago, on Oct 5th, 2011, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. Today, Apple pays tribute to the one-of-a-kind visionary with a heartfelt video eulogy on its homepage and a letter from Tim Cook. Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult … Read more]]>

One year ago, on Oct 5th, 2011, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. Today, Apple pays tribute to the one-of-a-kind visionary with a heartfelt video eulogy on its homepage and a letter from Tim Cook.

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.

Tim

The video plays automatically the moment you visit apple.com and shows a series of slides with Jobs through the years introducing various Apple products, including the iPhone, iPod, iMac and Macbook Air.

At the time of his death, many speculated on how his departure would impact the company’s financial outlook. Apple’s stock price was at $378 a year ago, and today Apple’s stock sits at $660 a share. With the release of the iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and iPhone 5 since Steve’s passing (not to mention Tim Cook’s steady guidance), Apple has not only been able to beat all expectations, but also become the most valuable company in history in the process.

But without Steve Jobs’ leadership and vision during the late 90′s and past decade, Apple would likely never have become the company it is today – meaning no iPhones, iPads and great Mac computers.

Here’s the video tribute from Apple.com.

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Fox 5 NY: iPhone 5 has a laser keyboard and other cool features http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/18/fox-5-ny-iphone-5-has-a-laser-keyboard-and-other-cool-features/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/18/fox-5-ny-iphone-5-has-a-laser-keyboard-and-other-cool-features/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:17:46 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69858 Been out of the loop and still wandering what kinds of features the iPhone 5 is packed with when it launches this Friday? Well just know that it doesn’t have a laser keyboard (which is something you actually can buy as an accessory) or holographic images, as reported by local affiliate Fox 5 News. “Starting … Read more]]>

Been out of the loop and still wandering what kinds of features the iPhone 5 is packed with when it launches this Friday? Well just know that it doesn’t have a laser keyboard (which is something you actually can buy as an accessory) or holographic images, as reported by local affiliate Fox 5 News.

“Starting at $200, the iPhone 5 is sleeker, has a laser keyboard, holographic images and other cool new features”.

The futuristic iPhone shown is actually a clip from Aatma Studio’s 2011 video titled ”iPhone 5 Concept Features”. It goes without saying that a news editor or 2 neglected to do basic fact-checking. Well at least they got the starting price right.

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iPhone 5 pre-orders top 2 million in 24 hours http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/17/iphone-5-pre-orders-tops-2-million-in-24-hours/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/17/iphone-5-pre-orders-tops-2-million-in-24-hours/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:13:27 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69848 Apple announced earlier this morning that iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in just 24 hours, which is double the previous record of the iPhone 4S’ 1 million mark last year. Shortly after pre-orders went live on Apple’s Online Store, a Sept 21st shipping date slipped to 2-3 weeks. According to the press release, while the majority … Read more]]>

Apple announced earlier this morning that iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in just 24 hours, which is double the previous record of the iPhone 4S’ 1 million mark last year. Shortly after pre-orders went live on Apple’s Online Store, a Sept 21st shipping date slipped to 2-3 weeks. According to the press release, while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on Friday, “many” won’t be delivered until October. AT&T also experienced record sales, calling it their most successful iPhone launch ever. If you missed out and don’t want to want several weeks before getting your hands on one, the iPhone 5 will be available in Apple Stores at 8am local time on September 21. Contract pricing will be as follows in the US: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for the 64GB model. Full PR after the break.

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours

CUPERTINO, California—September 17, 2012—Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**

“iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do.”

iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover™ view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook®, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; new Siri® features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings;*** Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari® and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 will be available at 356 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, September 21. Every customer who buys an iPhone 5 at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone 5 by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.

iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4S will also be available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract.****

iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Not all features are supported in all countries.
**** Availability varies by carrier.

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iPhone 5 pre-orders to begin at 12AM PST, 3AM EST on Friday http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-pre-orders-to-begin-at-12am-pst-3am-est-on-friday/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-pre-orders-to-begin-at-12am-pst-3am-est-on-friday/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:53:07 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69839 If you’re one of the countless wondering just what time pre-orders for the iPhone begin this Friday, September 14th, it appears that the start time will be 12:01AM PST (3AM EST) – this according to a press release from Sprint. Both AT&T and Verizon have not yet to disclose when they’ll be taking pre-orders on … Read more]]>

If you’re one of the countless wondering just what time pre-orders for the iPhone begin this Friday, September 14th, it appears that the start time will be 12:01AM PST (3AM EST) – this according to a press release from Sprint. Both AT&T and Verizon have not yet to disclose when they’ll be taking pre-orders on their websites. It’s probably safe to say that Apple too will be commencing pre-orders online at the midnight mark.

Buying the iPhone 5 on a contract will cost $199 for the 16GB. $299 for a 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB model. Meanwhile, the off contract price for the iPhone 5 starts at $649 for the 16GB. For those who’d rather skip the pre-orders online and experience first hand the joys of camping outside an Apple Store the night before (or nights), the official launch begins at Apple Retail Stores at 8:00 a.m. on September 21.

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iPhone 5 landing page now live, watch Apple’s intro video http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-landing-page-now-live-watch-apples-intro-video/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-landing-page-now-live-watch-apples-intro-video/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:20:36 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69823 Now that the media event is over, the Apple Online Store is back online , and with it, the iPhone 5 landing page. Yes it features a faster A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, an improved iSight camera and plenty more. Apple’s also included an informative video of all the new features of the next gen iPhone, along with … Read more]]>

Now that the media event is over, the Apple Online Store is back online , and with it, the iPhone 5 landing page. Yes it features a faster A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, an improved iSight camera and plenty more. Apple’s also included an informative video of all the new features of the next gen iPhone, along with glimpses of its design and manufacturing process. Definitely a must a watch, especially if you’re already itching to make the pre-order.

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Apple introduces the iPhone 5 http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/12/apple-introduces-the-iphone-5/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/12/apple-introduces-the-iphone-5/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:36:45 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69797 After months of speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the much hyped next generation iPhone – the iPhone 5. As seen previously through a multitude of leaks, the iPhone 5 does indeed have a 4″ (diagonal) screen, has the same width as the iPhone 4/4S, and its body is about 18% slimmer (9.3mm vs 7.6mm) and … Read more]]>

After months of speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the much hyped next generation iPhone – the iPhone 5. As seen previously through a multitude of leaks, the iPhone 5 does indeed have a 4″ (diagonal) screen, has the same width as the iPhone 4/4S, and its body is about 18% slimmer (9.3mm vs 7.6mm) and weights 20% lighter (112g). Here are some quick stats:

  • Made entirely of glass and aluminum
  • Two toned back
  • Thinnest smartphone in the world at 7.6mm thick
  • Weights 112 grams (20% lighter than the 4S)
  • 326ppi Retina display, 4-inches. 1136 x 640 resolution
  • Screen has 44% better color saturation. Touch panel is integrated into the display (meaning its thinner, sharper and has less glare in sunlight)
  • 5 rows of icons, plus a bottom row of 4 shortcuts
  • Old apps run letterboxed
  • Runs on LTE network
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Apple launches 3 new Genius Ads http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/30/apple-launches-3-new-genius-bar-ads/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/30/apple-launches-3-new-genius-bar-ads/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:33:00 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69170 If you missed Apple’s new Genius oriented ads shown during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London, here they are. The 30 second ads feature the same Apple genius character, who in various humorous situations, goes to the extra mile helping Mac customers in distress. The first (above) is dubbed “Mayday” and is … Read more]]>

If you missed Apple’s new Genius oriented ads shown during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London, here they are. The 30 second ads feature the same Apple genius character, who in various humorous situations, goes to the extra mile helping Mac customers in distress. The first (above) is dubbed “Mayday” and is my favorite of the bunch:

An Apple Genius shows a fellow passenger how easy it is to make great home movies with iMovie. All before the tray tables are returned to their upright position.

Check out the rest after the break.

An Apple Genius shows a soon-to-be father all the amazing things he can make with iPhoto.

An Apple Genius points out there are a lot of things that separate a Mac from an ordinary computer, like great apps that come built in.

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