Opening day celebration at Apple’s beautiful new store in West Lake, Hangzhou, China. Apple is no longer just about products these days, it’s a way of living.
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A look inside Foxconn factory
America’s ABC News is invited to have an exclusive look inside a Foxconn factory in China where Apple’s iPad and iPhone are made.
Foxconn was caught in many bad headlines for the past couple of years, e.g. poor treatment of workers and suicide issue among many other things.
It’s slightly disappointing that ABC got the “exclusivity” but only touched on the surface. The story helps to raise awareness among some folks but the stuff in the video are hardly secrets. And they could definitely interview a few more people to understand what’s going on instead of one “sweet” lady.
iPhone can’t understand Japanese English
Apple has unveiled the new iPhone 4S earlier this month with Siri voice management system. While impressed with Siri’s artificial intelligent, my doubt is how good can it recognises various accents, especially those who are not native English speakers. Video below proves a point, from a Japanese user…
A bit repetitive, but watch it till the end. Epic moment at 1:01.
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died of pancreatic cancer on October 5. He was 56.
I have never bought any Apple products, but pretty accustomed to it as all my siblings are Apple fans. Collectively we have three iPhones, five iPads, a couple of iMacs and at least half a dozen of iPods (new and old).
I’m not sure if it’s right to describe Jobs as a GREAT. He made some cool stuffs but to be frank his innovations are more of luxuries instead of necessities. That being said, the world has indeed became a bit more interesting thanks to his presence, and his legacy lives on in the heart of many fans. Rest in peace.
Chinese student sells kidney for iPad
A 17-year-old Chinese student is having serious health problem after selling one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2 and a laptop in late April.
The teenager sold his kidney for RMB22000 (~US$3400) at a hospital in Hunan after finding the deal from an online advertisement. His mother became suspicious after he brought home the gadgets, and reported to the police after knowing the truth.
Organ trading is illegal in China (and most countries), but not monitored strictly in some cases. The alleged hospital said that merely rented out the room and had no idea about the incident, while the online contacts were unreachable after the surgery. And I guess the authority won’t have much interest to deal this any further.
It’s beyond my imagination that someone would sell their body parts of something that’s not a necessity. It’s just f**ked up.
iPad 2 release in Asia this week
Apple has just announced that iPad 2, the second generation of its popular tablet computer, will be on sale in Asia this week.
The iPad 2 will be available in Japan on April 28; and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29.
Set aside Japan, iPad 2 is arriving in Asia sooner than expected. The original iPad was introduced in limited Asian countries after a few months, and it’s only available in Malaysia half a year after it was launched. It’s a bit of a surprise that it’s being released so early this time.
The sales should go crazy, with people lining up hours to get the product first hand. It’s one human nature which I cannot understand… I mean, what’s the rush? We can always get it a week or two later, even if it’s temporarily out of stock.
Suggested retail price for the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi model – US$499 for the 16GB model, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G suggested retail price – $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.