Apple’s reported $3.2 billion bid for Beats Electronics was mainly spurred by the Beats Music subscription service. Apple will be keeping the brand separate, and will look to help “improve the quality of design” in future Beats headphones.
Apple has reportedly cut refund times for product returns on its online Apple store in half, says a Reuters report. Formerly, it took about ten days to receive a refund. Customers now receive a refund in less than a week.
A new report shows Samsung was Apple’s biggest supplier of 9.7-in iPad display panels in the first quarter of 2014. The South Korean firm shipped 5.2 million units of the Retina display panels that were used in the iPad Air and the reintroduced 4th generation iPad.
Apple is reportedly in the process of replacing the fourth-generation iPod touch units used by retail store employees as EasyPay mobile point-of-sale devices with the iPhone 5s.
Apple has lowered Mac Pro ship-by times for the third week in a row for its top of the line Mac Pro computer, now showing a two to three week window for shipping. Apple has been hard pressed to keep up with demand for their new flagship computer, which debuted in December.
Despite a 16% fall in iPad sales, Apple remains the number one seller in the combined computer and tablet market. This, from a new report from research firm Canalys.
Apple’s mobile imaging team apparently has a new head, as former Nokia Lumia Photography Lead Ari Partinen has announced that he will be leaving the Finnish smartphone manufacturer, and will be moving over to Apple.
In the wake of the report that Apple is in talks to acquire Beats Electronics to the tune of $3.2 billion, comes a New York Post report that Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine is in talks to join Apple as a “special adviser” to Tim Cook on creative matters.
Apple is reportedly close to acquiring headphone company Beats Electronics. The company, which recently also started offering a streaming music service, was created by Jimmy Iovine, and Dr. Dre.
Apple has distributed an internal memo inviting its employees to march and represent the company in next month’s annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced it will honor Apple design chief Jony Ive with its Bay Area Treasure Award. Ive will be honored for his long history of designing innovative products for Apple.
Earlier this month, we saw Apple announce that it would begin notifying customers of law enforcement requests for their user information. Today the company has published a new set of guidelines for law enforcement officials regarding such requests.
Here’s a gift idea for Mom this weekend, grab her old iPhone 4 and take it to Best Buy. Their promotion this week is pretty special, as it allows you to trade-in an old iPhone 4 and get a new Verizon or Sprint iPhone 5s for no out of pocket expense.
Apple is losing another executive, as The Wall Street Journal reports that head of North American sales, Zane Rowe, will be leaving the company. Rowe, who joined Apple two years ago, will be replaced by Doug Beck.
Apple has seeded build 13D61 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, just a little over a week after releasing the ninth OS X beta, build 13D55. Safari 7.0.4 accompanies the new build.
Apple has reclaimed the top spot as the highest ranked tablet manufacturer in J.D. Power’s latest U.S. tablet customer satisfaction study. Apple earned a 5-star rating, getting a score of 830/1,000. Apple edged out Samsung, who scored 822 for second place.