Apple seeded Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F14 to developers on Wednesday, just a little over a week after seeding build 13F12. Apple is asking developers to focus on USB, USB Smart Cards, Graphics, Safari, and Thunderbolt.
A murder suspect apparently asked Apple’s virtual assistant Siri for help in hiding the body of his victim. The accused also used his flashlight app on his iPhone for a total of 48 minutes on the same day.
Reports from Chinese media sources claim the iPhone 6 is in the final quality control testing stage, just ahead of the kickoff for mass production of the device.
The Q2 2014 enterprise market share figures from Good Technology shows iOS still holding on to 67% of the market, even as they ceded 5 points of their market share to Android, which increased its share to 32%. Windows Phone accounted for a mere 1% of the market.
Reuters reports that Apple is preparing to rollout its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the United States. The company has been in talks with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system.
Apple has released a diversity report covering the sex and race of its employees around the globe. Typical for the tech industry, a majority of Apple’s workforce is male, the U.S. workforce is largely white, and only 3 of 10 Apple employees around the world are female.
Apple is promoting its popular Apple TV set-top box by offering a free $25 iTunes Gift Card with each Apple TV purchase. The gift card can be used to purchase anything Apple offers in its iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.
Bloomberg reports that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for production on the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini models. The publication says production for the iPad Air 2 is underway, and the 9.7-inch tablet will debut sometime late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter. Production of the 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini 2 is said to be ready to kickoff soon.
It’s breakfast time in America, so it must be time for another alleged photo of an iPhone 6 back panel. This one, from noted leaker Sonny Dickson, appeared today, giving a peek at what may indeed be part of the final design for the much anticipated device.
Apple was dealt a setback late last week, as it prepares to defend itself from another FaceTime patent lawsuit by “patent holding firm” VirnetX. The presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple’s motions to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX’s patent claims.
The last several months have seen a plethora of drawings, photos, and mockups for rear shell parts for the iPhone 6 that have indicated Apple was abandoning the pill-shaped “True Tone” dual-LED flash it used on the iPhone 5s.
It appears Microsoft has given up on trying to compare its lineup of Surface tablets to Apple’s industry leading iPad, and is instead taking aim at Apple’s ultra-light laptop, the MacBook Air.
A set of photos released on Sunday show a close-up of an assembled 4.7-inch display, allegedly bound for Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 6.” The photo shows a cover glass, mounting structures and flex cables.
More photos have surface that allegedly show various iPhone 6 parts. The most recent pics show what are purported to be the embedded rear Apple logo, external camera ring, Touch ID home button enclosure, flex cables, and more
Judge Lucy Koh has rejected a settlement reached earlier this year by workers and Apple, Google, Adobe and other tech companies they had worked at over an anti-poaching agreement between the companies. CNN reports that Jude Koh has ruled the settlement amount was not high enough, and should actually be at least $380 million.
Several reports from users earlier today indicated Apple’s iCloud Mail service was experiencing difficulties. Apple has now updated their System Status Page to indicate that some users are indeed experiencing an outage.