The Apple Daily - Daily Apple News, iPhone News, Jailbreak Tutorials, Cydia Apps, Mac News. - Part 16


Aircel Brings iPhone 4S to India, Preorders Starts 18th November, Launches on 25th November, Airtel Joins the League

The wait is finally over, iPhone 4S as predicted earlier is hitting the indian shores this month courtesy Aircel. As we reported earlier the rumors were already floating around an imminent November launch  for the iPhone 4S in India.

Aircel has officially announced that the iPhone 4S will be launched on 25th November and the preorders will start from the  18th of this month. Along with the Aircel announcement, Airtel the other Carrier which is bringing the iPhone 4S has also announced their  iPhone 4S coming soon as well.

Though no pricing details have yet been released for any version of the iPhone 4S from Airtel or Aircel, but we can expect that to be around the estimated iPhone 4S prices which we reported about a couple of days ago.

It remains to be seen if they bring all the 3 versions that is the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPhone 4S and what price tag does these devices gets as it’s coming from both the carriers and if one has to stand out in the fierce competition and keeping in mind what kind of customers to target for this launch to be successful.

 



Apple To Launch iTunes Match Soon [Rumor]

Recently, Apple dispatched an e-mail to developers who are testing the beta version of the Match, informing them to back up their libraries on their computers before they are wiped from iCloud servers. It’s not new for the iCloud users to receive such notification from Apple, but the content of the e-mail suggests the service’s debut is not very far.

According to a report by John Paczkowski at All Things D the company said, “As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM PST” .

iTunesMatch Interface

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Unlocked iPhone 4S Now Available in Apple US Online Stores

Finally after many days in the waiting, Apple has finally started offering Unlocked iPhone 4S for the United States Online Stores along with the roll- out of the next phase of countries in the iPhone 4S roll-out yesterday.

The 16GB version of the unlocked iPhone 4S would cost  $649 while the 32GB and the 64GB version of the iPhone 4S would cost $749 and $849 respectively. All the phones are now being listed with 1-2 weeks of shipping time.

So those who don’t want to go with the standard 2 years contract with a specific carrier can now get the phone for the above mentioned price and can use it over any GSM network, though one have to keep in mind that these phones wouldn’t work with the CDMA carriers but only for the GSM Wireless networks. One would also need an active MicroSIM Card in order to use the phone, since the unlocked version of the iPhone 4S doesn’t come with a Micro SIM Card.

So hurry up and buy the Unlocked iPhone 4S! Seeing the huge demand it’s having, it’s only a matter of days before the shipping time increases from 2 weeks to about a month!

iOS 5 Battery Issues Still Not Fully Resolved

With the release of iOS 5, many of us expected it to surpass our expectations and it did go way beyond everyone’s expectations but at a steep price. iOS 5 for iPhone possessed new exciting  features and apps, but they seem to hamper the device’s performance by using a lot of power and thus high battery consumption. Each time your phone attempts to find your location, or tries communicating with iCloud or has any background app running, it caused battery drainage. Although a slow and steady battery drain is to be expected, iPhone users with iOS 5 are experiencing quicker drainage than with previous versions of the OS.

As more and more users started experiencing the same problem it became a necessity for Apple to address it. And so did they respond, with the release of iOS 5.0.1, claiming it to be a software issue.

Unfortunately many customers are still experiencing battery trouble, even after updating their phones to the latest software. In order to find some answers, users have made a beeline towards Apple support forums, where battery related topics are currently receiving thousands of views. Customer complaints mention a battery drainage problem remains, in spite of the update. Even worse, others mention that poor battery performance was never experienced until they had updated. However, some customers are noticing an improvement.

In a statement given to AllThingsD, Apple confirmed that some users are still affected by poor battery life:

“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

For the time being you can do the following to get as much out of your battery:

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iPhone 4S Price in India [Estimate]

According to various rumors floating around the internet, Apple could be bringing the iPhone 4S to India this month.

The Indian launch date is said to be on 24th November as we reported earlier.

A lot of people have been asking me about the cost of the iPhone 4S in India.

So here’s a rough estimate of what I think the iPhone 4S will cost in India:

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iOS and Android Combined Captures 58% of Mobile Gaming Market

Gone are the days of the PlayStation Portables and the Nintendo DS’s. These were the two big names for many years as far as the portable gaming market goes. Then came the game changer with the launch of iPhone which brought the iOS platform for the portable iDevices and then came the cheaper alternative for the iOS with Android running on virtually any portable device ranging from dirt cheap phones to the high end phones and tablets.

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Download iOS 5.0.1 Final for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

We had previously reported about Apple seeding Beta builds of iOS 5.0.1 which had fixes for the dreaded battery drain issue that many iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S uses were facing.

Apple has finally made available the 5.0.1 update to general public.

Here’s the changelog for  iOS 5.0.1 :

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
  • Contains security improvements

You can download iOS 5.0.1 for your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2 or iPod Touch 4G from the Direct Download Links below :

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Steve Jobs Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year Award

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs  was nominated for the Times Person of the Year Award by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams on Wednesday, reports MacRumors.

“One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across Sixth Avenue, “Just look with me on this one block walk at how he changed the world around us. Look at how he changed the world.” Not only did he change the world, but he gave us that spirit again that something was possible that you could look at a piece of plastic or glass and move your finger– that’s outlandish. You could make things bigger or smaller like that. “Oh the places you’ll go” and oh the way you will change forever the music and television industries. So may he rest in peace, Steve Jobs, and the spirit he represents, are my nominee for Person of the Year”, said Brian while nominating Steve for the prestigious award.

If selected Steve Would become the first person in the history to receive this award after his death. The award will be presented in the month of December.