VietNamNet Bridge - Locked iPhones, which have been hot products in Vietnam, have lost their luster. Locked iPhones have lost their luster In the domestic market, there are two kinds of iPhones – iPhone international versions and locked iPhones. The former can run with simcards from all network operators, while the latter can only use simcards from certain network operators. To activate the locked iPhone, one needs to have Gevey sim. It is not a SIM card provided by network operators, but is a small and thin microchip attached to simcards to ‘deceive’ iPhones and help activate the machine. These sims are relatively cheap, while the operation is simple. However, despite the inconveniences, locked iPhones were still favored in Vietnam thanks to their low prices. Payment for one locked iPhone is just equal to 2/3 or 1/2 of the money for the international version. A new 64 GB iPhone X, the most expensive model of Apple, is sold at approximately VND24 million … [Read more...] about Locked iPhones no longer in great demand in VN
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Apple Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. will work together to create business software for iPhone and iPad users, setting aside a three-decade-old rivalry to cater to an increasingly mobile workforce. IBM’s staff will sell Apple devices to its business customers, and the two companies will work together to develop applications tailored to work with IBM’s data analytics and cloud services, the companies said in a statement today. Apple also will offer customer-service support for the apps. The partnership helps Apple pursue a bigger slice of the market for corporate users of smartphones and tablets. Working with its erstwhile foe may also help Armonk, New York-based IBM chase other technology giants -- including Apple -- that have done a better job seizing on the mobile-computing boom. “This is a shot in the arm for IBM and a great validation of Apple in the enterprise space, where they already are a huge success,” Aaron Levie, chief executive … [Read more...] about Apple, IBM to develop IPhone apps for business customers
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese now would rather upgrade their smart phones with iOS 7.1 instead of maintaining the jailbreak iOS 7.0. Quang Tung, the owner of an iPhone 5 in Hanoi, has decided to update iOS 7.1, even though he was warned that there would not be any jailbreak version for the management system version. “I once used iPhone 4 jailbreak and installed a lot of tweaks on Cydia to be able to experience new features. Later, when I bought iPhone 5 and used iOS 7, I also made jailbreak, but used only one tweak – activator,” he said. “However, I have just decided to give up jailbreak, because I think it is not really necessary,” he said. “If you don’t have high demands for experiencing many things, you don’t need jailbreak,” he explained. Tung is not alone. Many other young people, who once used iPhone jailbreak, have also made the same decision, saying that they would rather update the latest iOS versions … [Read more...] about iPhone jailbreak lessening in Vietnam
Apple Inc. faces significant challenges selling its larger and more powerful iPad Pro to businesses because companies are reluctant to switch software vendors and use an expensive device that lacks specialized business apps, analysts said. "They've tried to ... focus on the enterprise but over the last two years it has really not been successful," said Daniel Ives, a senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets. The enterprise market, which is how Apple refers to its business customers, represents 10 percent of its $183 billion annual revenue, he said. Apple has at least one client so far: General Electric has given some of its 305,000 employees the option to use Apple devices at work, with 20,000 iPads and 60,000 iPhones now available in their offices. It is not clear how much this is worth for Apple, nor how it generates about $18 billion a year from the enterprise market. Apple officials declined to comment on plans to market iPads to business customers, referring queries to a product … [Read more...] about Apple faces hurdles as it positions iPad Pro for business use
With iPhone users in some countries having filing lawsuits against Apple over its intentionally slowing down older devices as their batteries have aged, Vietnamese consumers are pondering over whether they could take similar legal actions against the U.S. tech titan. In mid-December, Apple confirmed that it had slowed down the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, and SE through a software update that it said was meant to “smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the [devices] from unexpectedly shutting down.” The smartphone maker cited lithium-ion batteries, which are used in iPhones, as the reason behind this feature. “[Lithium-ion batteries] become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge, or as they age over time, which can result in the [devices] unexpectedly shutting down to protect [their] electronic components,” Apple said, claiming that the software update prevented this from … [Read more...] about Can Vietnamese users sue Apple for iPhone slowdowns?