Special China Media Event by Apple on September 11

Apple sent out invites for its media event in US which is to be held on September 10,2013. But apart from that Apple has also kept a special media event in China on September 11, 2013. This seems to be strange. Apple has not done anything like this in recent times. The event will take place at Beijing’s World Trade Center at 10am CST.

But now the BIG question that comes to everyone’s mind is – Why this special Apple event in China? The answer to this will only be got on September 11, 2013 but until then all we can do is to keep guessing.

1. Apple understands that China is a huge market with a lot of potential. Top 3 out of 10 mobile operators in the world are in China. Apple is giving some special treatment to China.

2. Apple is tying up with China Mobile to sell its iPhone in China.

Lets keep waiting until September 11 and see what happens at the Apple event in China.

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Apple announce name of person who downloaded 25 billionth app: Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China

Over two days ago Apple officially announced that its near-four year old App Store had reached a mammoth 25 billion downloads. Prior to that Apple had announced the person to download the 25 billionth app would receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card and since the time the milestone app was downloaded we were waiting for Apple to reveal to lucky name who won the prize. Today, they have announced that the winner of the gift card is Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. Fu downloaded Disney’s water-based physics-puzzler “Where’s My Water? Free” to win himself the $10,000-worth prize. Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue said the following:

We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded. When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.

iPhone 4S pre-orders in Hong Kong sold out: 10 minutes is all it took

Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in 15 additional countries this past Friday, including Hong Kong, and the country had to put up a ‘sold out’ board after just 10 minutes, thanks to a huge demand for the Apple product, despite the fact that the 4S’ signature feature — Siri — doesn’t yet converse in Mandarin or Cantonese. The report comes from Ticonderoga analyst Brian White, who also says the iPhone 4S will arrive in mainland China this December (Siri will support Chinese in 2012, Apple says).

Spotted: iPad knock-off running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (video)

Look what we’ve found here: a 9.7 inch tablet that looks pretty similar to Apple’s iPad BUT runs Google’s Android operating system (2.3.3 Gingerbread). The knock-off is called Aocos N19 and, of course, like all other knock-offs, this device too originates from China.

The device comes loaded with an impressive 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor (which basically means it is quite fast), runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD card. The best part: it dons a high-resolution (1024×768) 9.7” capacitive display that offers wide viewing angles and bright, bright colors thanks to IPS Technology which is used in the original iPad as well.

You probably have an iPad. But some Chinese could not afford it. So what they do? Get an iPad knockoff. The Aocos N19 is the latest iPad clone to hit the scene. Unlike Apple’s original iPad, the Aocos is all about Android.

The Aocos N19 is a pretty decent iPad knockoff. It was widely discussed at the local tablet computer forums for its amazing IPS display. At first sight, it is clearly an iPad clone. It packs the usual Android build into a casing that looks a lot like the real thing.

Other features include 720p HDMI output, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, a microSD card slot, miniUSB slot. It is 13mm thick (same as original iPad) and weighs 660g (60g more than the original iPad).

M.I.C. Gadget went hands-on with the device and found it to be running smoothly. Performance on heavy games was just satisfactory.

Best Buy: 1,499 Yuan (around $235)

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Presenting the iPhone 5 (fake, of course)

There”s a saying here in my country which goes like this: “It happens only in India!” It”s not just a statement but a famous phrase used in many places. And for fake gadgets and products, well, we have to aptly say “It happens only in China!”

The city of Shenzhen in Guangdong, China is known for producing a lot of fake gadgets, some exact clones & mockups and some little different, but each having one similarity — they are all fake. The latest phony, or should i say iPhoney, addition to that list is the holy iPhone 5, a gadget which even the original maker hasn”t completed work upon. The design is based on the rumors surrounding the next iPhone from Cupertino, and is, somewhat, a roundup of all these rumors.

From GizChina (pardon their grammatical errors):

The latest rumor is that the iPhone 5 MAY ship at the end of September, but the impatient Shenzhen guys have jumped the gun slots games again and already launched an iPhone 5 clone!

It’s not the most awe inspiring clone, to us at least, we’ve seen and, but it does look to follow the shape those leaked iPhone 5 case designs pointed at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese gadget blog, GizChina discovered this unholy gadget which features an iPhone 3GS-like curved back, a thinner profile, 7mm thickness, has Wi-Fi connectivity, dual cameras with LED flash and, get this, 64GB memory (at least that’s what it says on its back). And as is the case with all fake gadgets, it runs on a disappointing (and horrible) Java-based OS which has MP3/MP4 playback.

The fake iPhone 5 will cost you 699 yuan or approximately $108, if the thought of buying it ever crosses your mind.

via MacRumors

Is this the next iPhone?

Here we go again! Some new iPhone 4S/5 pictures have surfaced on the web, pointing at a 3D-equipped next-gen iPhone with dual rear cameras. The pictures (below) originate from Shenzhen, Guangdong China, and depict a pretty similar look to the current iPhone (iPhone 4), only to be distinguished with a new back of the phone.

As you can see in the image above, the phone sports two cameras instead of one, and has “iPhone 5” printed on its back, although the “5” is in a different font, which can be seen as either genius or incredibly suspicious.

Below is another image of the alleged next-gen iPhone, though contemplating deeper into minute details only confirms our doubts that this is a fake and cannot be a product of Apple’s stupendous design team.

iPhone 5 3D

What are your thoughts?

Via Redmond Pie

Hacked! China warns Google to back off or bear the brunt

In a classic case of Whodunit, China has warned Google to stay within their limits or suffer, after Google, who noticed quite a few gmail accounts being hacked, accused China of the unholy act. The Asian giant denied indulging into any act of hacking and suggested Google is playing a risky game by blaming them, which can spark serious political unrest between the two countries (USA and China). An overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the leading newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, went on to label Google as a “political tool vilifying the Chinese government,” and also claimed that Google is “deliberately pandering to negative Western perceptions of China, strongly hinting that the hacking attacks were the work of the Chinese government.”

Few tidbits…

“Google’s accusations aimed at China are spurious, have ulterior motives, and bear malign intentions”

“Google should not become overly embroiled in international political struggle, playing the role of a tool for political contention”

“For when the international winds shift direction, it may become sacrificed to politics and will be spurned by the marketplace”

So who actually hacked those gmail accounts is not yet known, and also unknown is how China will actually hurt Google’s business, but one thing’s for sure, this warning cannot be taken likely as things could get really ugly here.

Source: Reuters

Limited-edition Gold-plated Porsche 911 Turbo S dazzles, is not for the faint-hearted

So they say: some things are worth their weight in gold. The limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S, covered in a stunning gold-bronze-metallic layer, is a one-of-its-kind rare jewel that is just waiting to give you heart fail. Priced at a whopping $537,000 USD., the car features a 3.8-liter flat-six engine equipped with 530 horsepower and the ability to go from 0 to 62 MPH in a swashbuckling 3.3 seconds (oofff!). The interiors of the car are decorated with stylish leather and Alcantara, with the door panels and sills outfitted with carbon fiber. The exteriors of the car sport a commemorative plaque denoting the Porsche China 10-year anniversary and which edition of the special Porsche 911 Turbo S the car is.

Porsche China, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will have 10 of these royal beauties up for grabs.

Video: Presenting… iPad 3!

With rumors of the 3rd gen iPad flowing with expectations from all corners, a video has come in from China, showing you how to make a device in two weeks… and call it the iPad 3!

Apparently, a passionate geek has assembled a decent looking white “iPad 3” with a beautiful sticker of an Apple logo on it and a shockingly strange OS (Windows XP) running inside it. Seems this is the only “iPad” you’ll see with Windows XP incorporated from the development stages.

If you like the idea of making your own “iPad 3” then watch the video below as the guy tells you how you can, with a pinch of determination and loads of excitement.

Via MIC Gadget

China – The Clone Capital (Amusing)

China truly is the capital of clones. The things coming out from the world’s most populated country are on everyone’s lips – be it comments on the low-life of Chinese products, or duplicates of popular known products – China never ceases to amuse us. And what you’ll see below is just. . . .ah forget it, why don’t you check it yourself:

LOL…see what i mean? 😉

BMW’s sumptuous electric 5-series sedan in the works for China, no candy for others

Good news for all the BMW fans in China: As part of the company’s partnership with Brilliance China Automotive, BMW Brilliance Automotive is planning to create a pure EV 5-series – a sedan that is destined exclusively for China. Apart from this, the company is yet to reveal any more details but Engadget claims they know the motive behind BMW’s China launch:

EVs are becoming more and more popular there as China struggles to shrug off a massive foreign oil dependency and BMW saw a similarly massive 87 percent jump in growth of its sales in China in 2010. So, there’s your motive, but we’ll still have to wait a bit for the rest of the details.

REAL Apple White iPhone 4s have arrived!

While the whole world is craving for an official White iPhone 4 from Apple, somewhere down the lanes in a Grey market area in China, these White iPhone 4s are selling like hot cakes, though also leaving a large hole in the buyers’ pockets!

Back in October, when Apple completely removed the White iPhone 4s from their Online Store, the fate of the prestigious hot property was all but sealed. Attentions were then focused on the 5th generation of the iPhone. But now, with REAL Apple WHITE iPhone 4s flying around in China, can we see a comeback of sorts of the rare commodity?

The Grey markets in China are seeing Apple-only White iPhone 4s being sold, containing a label that reads “for internal use only.” These gadgets are running on iOS4.1 and are locked to AT&T, meaning no other carrier is allowed on sale. The pricing, however, is a major concern, though, those who want to satisfy their ego would be willing to shell out $828 to $1024 for a 16GB model, and a lot more for a 32GB model.

While we await an official word from Apple, you can head over to China if you’re hell bent on getting yourself a piece of the White goody. Rest assured, you’re bound to end up with a few jealous neighbors 😉