So if you cracked your iPhone screen, we suggest you head over to the folks at iCracked.com and have them fix you up! They provide the best and fastest service and will have you splinter free in no time.
A lawyer representing Apple Inc. sent a letter to a handful of industry distributors within the past week claiming that some mobile charger products they sell are in violation of patents and trademarks that Apple currently owns.
“It has recently come to Apple’s attention that [your company] is offering for sale and selling promotional items that infringe Apple’s intellectual property rights in its iconic USB power adapters, cables and other accessories,” said the letter, which is signed by Robert Potter from law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and was obtained by Counselor this week. “Patent law prohibits the unauthorized making, using, selling, offering for sale and/or importing of any products that incorporate a patented invention.”
The products in question are non-MFi charger cables (both the eight-pronged and 30-pronged ones) that can be plugged into Apple products like iPhones, iPads, and iPods, as well as the square chargers that have a USB opening on one end and plug into an electrical socket on the other. In the letter, Apple claims to have patents on both and is asking companies to immediately stop selling these items if they are unauthorized products.
"Luckily all JUICIES products are MFi certified. Even though it makes it harder for us and more costly, in the long run it gives our users better products and us the confidence that we don't have to worry when things like this happen!"
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Due to licensing fees and the technology used, certified iPhone charging cables end up costing a bit more than third-party cables. But what is the cost in the long run?
It turns out that using that cheaper third-party cable could end up causing damage to certain functions of the iPhone, leading to more problems down the road.
Damage to the Phone
Using a non-certified iPhone charging cable can damage the U2 IC chip inside the phone. The chip is responsible for some USB functions, as well as charging and the sleep/wake button. Damage to the chip can prevent your iPhone from functioning properly and can lead to some pretty inconvenient consequences.
For the health and longevity of your iPhone—and to save you from unnecessary headaches—buying a certified iPhone charging cable from the very start is the best thing to do. Use the coupon code "juiciescertified" to get $10 off a JUICIES+ cable. Or Contact us to learn more about certified iPhone chargers.
The LG G3 is guaranteed to be one of the hottest things in tech this year!!!!
........or so the folks at Forbes seem to think so.
It just got featured in Forbes magazine and pundits are already claiming it a success. We imagine it's soon to spread all over the web. It might just give Apple a run for it's money or so Forbes writer Larry Magid would have you think.
Magid says "But, after spending more than a week testing out the new LG G3 phone, it’s clear to me that Apple has its work cut out for it. I’m sure the iPhone will be quite impressive, but so is the new G3. "
The unfortunate reality is that Larry has never seen the iPhone 6.
"How does somebody know what they want if they haven’t even seen it?"
At Juicies, we've always believed the only confidence we can have in a product is the extent to which it has been released and used by satisfied customers. We believe this requires a lot of testing. The product should be able to handle the edge cases.
A critique of Forbes Magazine's Methodology for Phone Reviews
Whenever we at the team think about product quality, we think about net promoter score. While Forbes writer Larry Magid's opinion is valid, we also think it might have been more prudent to have 20 to 30 writers gauge it, try it, and blog/write about it.
Net Promoter Score and Word of Mouth
Given that we're a team of product folks, we thought it was worth mentioning.
The net promoter score is a measure of how likely a user is to recommend the product to a friend. For general purposes, we can say that a product that has an NPS of 9 or 10 has achieved word of mouth status. It has ubiquitously solved a problem and any time that problem is mentioned in conversation, it is immediately mentioned as a solution.
We think Sam Altman of Ycombinator spells it out best for product folks in his article "The Only Way to Grow Huge."
Predicting the future is tough.
Products like the iPhone have an NPS of 10 with a lot of confidence and proof as a product with a large number of users. It's really hard to predict if a company will reach an NPS of 9 or 10 and astronomically harder to predict if it will become a company that has reached 'word of mouth' scale.
At Juicies, we believe the only way to build a killer experience for users of our products are by aggressively talking to the users, building product, and testing it. We'll continue to do this well into the future.