Tag Archive: iPhones


Why I Support China’s ‘Scam’ Frankenstein iPhones

The Telegraph newspaper brought to light this week an apparently widespread practice in China in which broken old iPhones are stripped for parts, and functioning iPhones are built with those parts. The newspaper called it a “scam,†because the sellers… Read more ›     

Frankenstein iPhones: A Growing Scam In China

Apple just set a record for the most iPhones sold in a quarter, but while the new iPhone 5ses and Cs are flying off shelves, a new scam is booming in China where broken old iPhones are cannibalized for parts… Read more ›     

Apple was responsible for 15% of the world’s smartphone shipments in 2013, and as much as 56% of all the profit. Sony, on the other hand, accounted for only 3.8% of the world’s smartphone shipments in 2013, and is barely… Read more ›     

Do you think Blackberry is dead? So does T-Mobile, which is why they tried to get Blackberry customers on the network to switch over to Apple’s smartphone. But apparently, Blackberry has some life in it yet… or enough, at least,… Read more ›     

Periodically, Best Buy has been known to offer $ 50 discounts on select iPhones and iPads. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on an Apple product, Best Buy’s deals are a good, regularly occurring window to buy the device… Read more ›     

U.S. Customers Are Hoarding $13.4bn Of Old iPhones

Around half of U.S. consumers are hoarding their old iPhones in cupboards and sock drawers — representing an inventory worth around $ 13.4 billion in total. According to the annual “Mobile Mountain Study†conducted by research group OnePoll for resale site… Read more ›     

iPhones with the deleted smash hit iOS game Flappy Bird still installed are garnering bids of up to $ 99,900.00 on eBay. Leading the way is eBay user pindrus who is selling his used 16GB iPhone 5s (“The item may have… Read more ›     

The money side of Apple is nothing out of the ordinary for anyone who follows investor news and views. The idea, however, that Apple products — specifically the iPhone — may be considered a form of hard currency in themselves… Read more ›     

Remember the report from yesterday that said that Sochi Olympics sponsor Samsung was asking athletes to cover up their iPhone logos? Not something athletes need to worry about, according to the International Olympic Committee. But that doesn’t mean Samsung didn’t… Read more ›     

From quadrocopter deliveries to rumors of a 3D Kindle smartphone coming in 2014, Amazon has been on the cutting edge of tech for quite some time now. The company’s latest update for its iOS app, however, might be among the… Read more ›