The unsealing of court documents related to the doomed partnership between Apple and sapphire making partner GT Advanced Technologies has unearthed some interesting information to say the least.
While GT Advanced Technologies and Apple had argued to keep documents pertaining to their sapphire glass agreement sealed during GT’s bankruptcy proceedings, a judge ruled the documents didn’t contain trade secrets and would remain largely unsealed. Those documents now give us a peek into some of Apple’s business practices.
If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the Swype keyboard for iOS, but you’ve been turned off by the $0.99 price tag, now the time to grab it. Apple has named the third-party keyboard its iOS App of the Week. (Which means it’s free!)
IDC has finalized their numbers PC shipment numbers, and confirms the Mac hit its highest share of the US market ever, with 13%. Apple took third place, behind HP at 28% and Dell with 24%.
BusinessKorea reports that Apple will switch from using TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash to MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The reported move comes following a number of users complaints that they experienced crashes and boot loops with the high capacity models of both handsets.
Apple has added the ability to upload images to its iCloud.com beta site for developers. The public site allows users to view, download, and delete their iCloud Photo Library images, but doesn’t currently allow uploading of photos to the library.
While the iPad may not command the market share it once did, Apple’s venerable tablet continues to dominate North American web traffic.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have published a research paper detailing how a new malware strain is infecting both Mac computers and iOS devices. “WireLurker” targets users in China.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report looking at three dozen messaging services, ranking them on seven “Security best practices.” The group found Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime products as the best among “mass-market options,” although it failed to offer “complete protection against sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance.”
Last night, CNN election commentators discovered another great use for Microsoft’s kickstand-enabled Surface tablet: They used it as an iPad stand!
Apple is now the top mobile brand in China, scoring highest in both loyalty and brand awareness. CNET reports Apple took the spot from Samsung, which had ranked #1 in the China Brand Power Index since 2012. Chinese customers line up for…
A report today claims the stainless steel Apple Watch’s pricing will start at $500, while the gold model could carry a beginning price tag of between $4,000 and $5,000.
Racially diverse emoji should find their way to your device sometime in 2015. The Unicode Consortium has released a technical report (via Emojipedia) detailing a new method for handling the representation of multi-ethnic groups in emoji.
An alleged iPad mini 2 prototype is up for suction on eBay. The device – a cellular model – carries a starting bid of $4,999. A the time of this article, no bids had been made for the device.
Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are reportedly still competing for the rights to produce Apple’s next-generation A9 chip. A primary supplier is expected to be named by the year’s end.
Apple on Monday released the first betas of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 to developers. The OS X Yosemite beta comes almost three weeks after the public release of Yosemite, while the iOS 8.1.1 seed comes two weeks after the release of iOS 8.1 to the public.