Play with a classic iPod in your browser + MORE iPhone News 10/06/2012

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Daily Deals for October 5, 2012
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

It’s time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring a handy list from Dealnews and our own hand-picked selections. Today, we’ve got some Mac hardware and, as always, some sweet deals on iOS and OS X software (all prices USD).

Hardware and Accessories

TigerDirect: [iPod Accessories] Ultra Carbon Earbuds for $0 after rebate + $2 s&h.

MegaMacs: [Mac Pro] Refurb Mac Pro Xeon Quad 2.66GHz Desktop for $710 + $39 s&h.

Expansys: [iPhone Accessories] Amzer Organics Case for iPhone 5 for $9 + $4 s&h…

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The iPad mini will be free: here’s whyIn a world where the cost of some technology is hotly debated and is completely dismissed for others, it only makes sense that Apple would release the iPad mini for free. I wrote a column back before the iPhone 4S was release called Why the iPhone 4S will be free – turned out it wasn’t the iPhone 4S that ended up being free, but the iPhone 3GS – and that was indeed the first time any iPhone was offered up for free in a sales structure that remains today (with the iPhone 4 in that position at the moment)…

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Play with a classic iPod in your browser
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Play with a classic iPod in your browser

Here’s a nice tribute to the late Steve Jobs: A working iPod interface using HTML.

While the iPod was the consumer electronic device that helped Apple go beyond the Mac, it’s important to remember the iPod gave rise to the iPhone before the iPad.

The story goes that Steve Jobs realized smartphones would eventually be able to conveniently play music on them, and that a competitor would eat the iPod’s lunch. So he decided to launch the iPhone, which was an internet communications device, a phone and an iPod…

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Consumer Reports: iPhone 5 is "best iPhone yet"

If Siri on an iPhone 5 had feelings, it would probably be channeling Sally Field right now and shouting “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” Consumer Reports, the magazine that would not recommend the iPhone 4 just two short years ago, is now calling the iPhone 5 “among the best smart phones in our Ratings and the best iPhone yet.”

Consumer Reports had previously given the iPhone 5 a thumbs-up, but was awaiting the result of full testing of the device. The magazine gushes over the larger display, the “thinner and lighter profile,” 4G LTE, and even the new and improved Siri…

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It has been a year since the world lost one of its brightest luminaries. Yet people in the tech industry continue to puzzle over how things would be different had Steve Jobs lived beyond October 5, 2011. It is a measure of his enormous influence that a year after his passing, his specter continues to guide many decisions people make in their day-to-day lives.
With the release of the iPhone 5, many oberservers have speculated that the Apple Maps snafu would never have happened if Jobs were still on the job…

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Apple acknowledges lens flares occur with iPhone 5 camera

Almost as soon as the iPhone 5 ended up in the hands of eager Apple customers, reports began to surface of an “issue” with the camera built into the device. The problem appears when users take photos that have a bright point of light — usually the Sun or a reflection of our nearest star — in or near the frame. The lens flare that appears has a unique color to it, showing up as a purplish-pinkish blob like that seen above in an image from Cult of Mac. Apple has now acknowledged the issue, although it’s not doing anything about it as it happens to a lot of lenses…

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Bing announced today that it is launching a new iPhone app called Edibly in the U.S., though technically, you have to be in Seattle to use it (at least for now).
It’s a shopping app upon which Microsoft has collaborated with The Pike Place Market Preservation And Development Authority. It’s piloting the offering in Seattle, but perhaps it will be expanded throughout the country and with other markets.
“Created by the Bing team, Edibly lets you see what’s new at the market via the ‘What’s New Page’, search and browse through products, create a shopping list to prepare for your outing and navigate through the market using the digital map,” says Christian Marc Schmidt, Senior UX Designer on Bing’s Information, Platform and Experiences Team…

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iPhone 5 quality demands reportedly lead to large-scale Foxconn strikeJust a little over a week after a brawl broke out at one of Foxconn’s factories in China, we’re now getting reports that Foxconn workers have gone on strike due to iPhone 5 quality demands. China Labor Watch is reporting that the strike happened today at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou Factory and involved three to four thousand production workers, most of which were onsite quality control personnel. The result of the strike? CWL says that the strike “paralyzed” production lines.

The report states that workers went on strike for a couple of different reasons…

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Show your Halloween spirit with the Loop Mummy iPhone caseSmartphone cases have been sort of a saturated market lately. Pretty much everyone and their siblings are making all kinds of different cases that are flooding the market, and it seems only a few good case manufacturers are getting the press coverage they deserve, like OtterBox, Mophie, and Moshi to name a few. However, a company called Loop Attachment is looking to make a dent in the market with a unique Halloween-themed iPhone case called the Mummy.

The Mummy iPhone case is only compatible with Apple‘s newly-discounted iPhone 4/4S line currently, but the company has said they’re planning on stocking up on iPhone 5 cases sometime this month and early November, so stay tuned for those if you happened to upgrade to the latest iPhone…

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Last month, a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Tiayuan facility over the alleged beating of a worker. The riot ended with 40 injuries and several arrests. At a different factory, the workers have went on strike to protest the unfair working conditions put on them by Foxconn and Apple.
According to China Labor Watch, up to four thousand workers at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory have gone on strike. The workers are protesting the “overly strict demands on product quality without worker training” that has led to fights between general workers and the quality control team…

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