Huge Counterfeit iPhone Maker Shut Down in China

10:48 AM, Jul. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Chinese police shut down huge counterfeit iPhone operation

A Beijing business making counterfeit iPhones failed to follow one of Mac Geek Gab's tenets: Don't get caught. The business produced over 41,000 knock-off iPhones before police raided their factory and shut them down.

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Sure, you can make counterfeit Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but there's big money in knock-off iPhones—until you get caught.

Good News, Apple Watch, You’re Coming to Best Buy

9:15 AM, Jul. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch coming to Best Buy

Best Buy will be the first big retailer to sell Apple Watch outside of Apple's own retail stores starting in August. Adding Apple Watch to its in-store product lineup at Best Buy expands in store availability in a big way, which is good news for people who don't live near an Apple Store, and helps boost the idea that it's a product for everyone and not just the tech crowd or shopping elite.

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Best Buy's smart watch display is so bad it's embarrassing. It's a good thing Apple has its own store-in-a-store displays where Apple Watch can stand out.

Apple Redefines the Power of Plain Language in New iPhone Campaign

8:40 PM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

A page from Apple's Why there's nothing quite like iPhone

Apple launched a website Friday titled, "Why there's nothing quite like iPhone." What stands out for Bryan Chaffin is the company's use of plain language to encapsulate what fans of iPhone think about our device. On every page, Apple strikes to the core of our love for iPhone in a way that may resonate with real people.

Hold on to Your Pants, India, Apple is Coming for You

4:11 PM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple wants some serious iPhone action in India

India outpaced China for iPhone growth last quarter, and Apple isn't letting that momentum go to waste. The company is looking to build on the 93 percent growth it's seeing in India and break through the two percent market it currently holds. Translation: Apple is gunning for Samsung's marketshare in India.

How to Find Your Lost Fitbit with Your iPhone

10:48 AM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

How to find your lost Fitbit with your iPhone

Losing your Fitbit really sucks, but it doesn't have to stay lost forever. With a little patience and an iPhone you can track yours down. This is something TMO's Jeff Gamet experienced first hand, and then detailed so you can find your lost Fitbit—or other Bluetooth device—too.

iTunes Needs To Break Up…With Itself

4:54 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

iTunes House with Cobbled On Parts

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. It's been made even worse with the advent of Apple Music. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software. 

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course: $59

2:38 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Training Course

We have a deal for you today on an exclusive iOS 9 Swift training course. It has 35 hours of training that will walk you through building 10 different apps. If you're looking to be ready for iOS 9's release this fall, definitely check out our deal. It's $59, which is 80 percent off retail.

Apple Gets Smart, Blocks iOS 9 Beta App Store Reviews

10:00 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 9 beta testers blocked from App Store reviews

If you're running the beta version of iOS 9 good luck leaving App Store reviews. Apple finally disabled the ability to leave app reviews from devices running beta versions of iOS, which means third party developers getting hit with one star reviews because they can't release iOS 9 compatibility updates can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Thanks for finally listening, Apple. Developers shouldn't have ever had to suffer through inappropriate negative app reviews from public beta testers. It's good to see they won't have to any more.