While Apple’s new Retina display iPad mini continues to be in short supply, consumers who are looking for a silver 32 GB Wi-Fi Only model of the small tablet will have the best shot at snagging one in their local Apple Stores.
Trade-in value for iPhones will no longer be affected by the device’s liquid damage indicator, say Apple Retail employees. In the past, a triggered “liquid contact indicator” meant the device was completely worthless under Apple’s “Reuse and Recycle” program.
There are two new channels on your Apple TV this morning, as Public television broadcaster PBS is now offering some of its content to Apple TV viewers, and Yahoo has delivered “Yahoo Screen,” which allows viewers to browse and view videos featuring selections from Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and The Onion, among others.
Good news if you were hoping to score an iPhone 5s before the holidays, supplies of the popular handset are improving, with shipping times for the 5s improving to 3 to 5 days in many countries.
Tests run by tech review site Anandtech show that the new Retina iPad mini can’t show the same wide range of colors that its bigger sibling, the iPad Air is capable of.
Apple Stores will be spiffing up their front windows this holiday season with a display that several Apple Retail employees have described as “spectacular.”
A working Apple I computer – one of the first 50 ever made – went up on the auction block over the weekend. This is where we usually marvel at the amazingly high bid that won the auction, but this time the real story is on the lack of bids for the historic device. There were no bids made for this piece of computing history. Not a single one.
While the new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro models are receiving mostly glowing reviews, some users are reporting Wi-Fi related issues with their newly acquired laptops.
Apple sent out emails to developers on Friday, reminding them that the iTunes Connect developer portal will be shut down for the holidays from December 21 through December 27. Apple traditionally shuts down the portal during the holiday season in order to give the employees who maintain the area time off for the holidays.
Foxconn is reportedly shutting down production of the iPhone 5c at one of its factories, and will begin production of the hot-selling iPhone 5s at that facility.
During the iOS 7 launch earlier this year, one new feature was mentioned without much fanfare: iBeacons, location based technology that has interesting possibilities for retail. Using the iBeacon system, a retailer could install transmitters throughout a store that will wirelessly connect to an iPhone and detect the device’s location in relation to items on the store’s shelves.
Apple has reportedly purchased PrimeSense, the company that originally developed the technology behind Microsoft’s Kinect, the body motion sensor used in video games and other apps on the Redmond firm’s Xbox 360 gaming console. The valuation of the transaction is reportedly somewhere in the $345 million range.
Hey, what’s an Apple product launch without an issue or two? It seems some Retina iPad minis are demonstrating image retention issues.
Apple’s head of marketing, Phil Schiller, on Thursday took the stand in a damages retrial against Samsung with only 11 minutes left in the session. He testified that the iPhone was a “bet the company” product, and that now the entire company works on the product in one way or the other.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn shared with us back in August that he had taken “a large position” in Apple, but at the time it was unknown as to just how much stock he had purchased. Speculation at the time put the amount at more than $1 billion.
Apple has updated Aperture to version 3.5.1. The professional photo editing and cataloging app’s update includes fixes for face detection, white balance, and more.