Earlier we wrote that Apple will join the Japanese tradition during new year, where retailers will offer a “Fukubukuro” or “Mystery Bag” which can include a random assortment of products sold at a steep discount. Today Apple Stores across Japan have begun selling “Lucky Bags”, which sell for 36,000 yen “$345″ and can include anything from iPods till MacBooks. » “Lucky Bags” Go On Sale At Japanese Apple Stores
AppleInsider reports that “a 14-page preview of the eponymous Steve Jobs manga was posted to the Web on Monday, with the first panels giving a look at how author Mari Yamazaki plans to to tell the tale of the late Apple co-founder“. The manga was posted in the April issue of the company’s Kiss magazine, which is a publication targeting the young adult to adult female demographic. » First Chapter Of ‘Official’ Jobs Biographic Manga Goes On Sale In Japan
BlogdoiPhone claims to have somehow obtained a “pre-GM” version of iOS 5.1 and they discovered some interesting new features. In the screenshot above you can find a new camera slide-button on the homescreen. Normally we have to double tap the homebutton to show the camerabutton, now in the upcoming iOS 5.1 the camera button always shows and can be activated using a slide move. » iOS 5.1 pre-GM Contains Camera Slider & Japanese Siri
Earlier we already told you that Apple will update Siri to support more languages including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. But now people are reporting that Siri told them that Siri can speak Japanese. However, Japanese is not available as a choice in the Siri preferences pane… Looks like Apple is slowly updating Siri to support more languages. » Siri Admits To Speaking Japanese
Till now you can only make use of Siri when you can speak English, Frans or German. But according to the latest rumors Apple will update Siri to support more languages. The official Siri FAQ from the onset made it clear that in 2012: “Siri will support additional languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish.” According to todays article by Tech Asia, Mandarin-only support for the Chinese language could be released as early as next month. » Rumor: Siri Will Speak Mandarin Chinese, Japanese And Russian In March
Ikku means “coming and going” in Japanese. This references that fact that the brand cares where their materials are coming from and ultimately where the world is going to. These iPhone 4 cases use recycled and organic materials – the fabric used on the iPhone 4 cases is the excess material created from cutting out MacBook and iPad sleeves. Now available at Firmament. » Ikku Japanese Denim iPhone 4/4S Cases
Japanese Manufacturer Asahi Kasei is going to provide the magnetometer for the next iPhone, claims AppleInsider. They have based their claims on a header file, found in the latest OS 3.0 beta. Google’s mobile phone Android already has this feature on board. A small video clip, on how this feature looks like, is shown below.