Countering a Bloomberg report from Wednesday, a new report on Thursday claims Apple wasn’t banned from a list of approved products for purchase by the Chinese government, but instead was simply omitted from a list of energy-efficient devices that some government bodies look to for purchasing new equipment.
The City of Cupertino has shared an official updated aerial photo of Apple’s currently under construction Campus 2 “Spaceship” project.
You may recall our post back in 2012 about the Apple Store specialist at the Vancouver location with the eyebrow raising name of “Sam Sung”. Sam is now auctioning off his last Apple business card, along with his Apple shirt to raise money for a children’s charity.
A little over a month ago, ABC News launched an Apple TV channel, offering both live and on-demand content from both the local and national levels. ABC News has now put together an infographic offering a look at how viewers are consuming the content on the new channel.
Wednesday saw Apple touting the success of its App Store in Europe. The company claims it has created or supported nearly 630,000 jobs on the continent, nearly 500,000 of those resulting directly or indirectly from the App Store.
Bloomberg reports that the Chinese government has stepped up its war on Apple, as they have removed Apple products from a list of approved vendors. Just last month saw a Chinese state-run TV channel frame Apple’s location tracking services as a “national security concern.”
Bloomberg reports that Apple and Samsung have issued a joint announcement that they have agreed to drop all patent lawsuits they currently have filed against each other outside of the United States.
We reported last month on photos of a battery that was allegedly destined for use in Apple’s much-rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6. At the time we mused that the 1,810 mAh capacity of the power cell was merely a modest bump over the current iPhone’s 1,560 mAh capacity.
Apple has revealed today that the month of July was the best month ever for its App Store, as it generated more revenue and saw more customer purchases than it ever has before.
Re/Code reports that Apple will launch its next-generation handset, the iPhone 6, at a big event to be held on September 9th. The Cupertino firm is reported to have scheduled a big media event for that day, and that timeframe has usually been reserved for iPhone announcements. Sales of the device will likely begin on Friday, September 19th.
If the latest infographic from our friends at Financesonline.com is correct, there are a lot of people climbing in their Toyota Corollas, driving to the store, and grabbing a Coca-Cola and a bag of Lay’s Chips, so they can go home and play Angry Birds on their PlayStation while checking for game hints on their iPhone and iPad. WHEW!
The late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs had a vision of open, shared Wi-Fi to allow users to connect to the Internet without the need for “sluggish” cellular service, by getting as many Wi-Fi router manufacturers as possible to include a “guest” option in their routers.
GT Advanced Technology’s fiscal report for the second quarter of 2014 says its massive sapphire glass production plant in Mesa, AZ is nearing completion, indicating that the company’s joint venture with Apple is just about ready to start mass production of the tough glass in the near future.
Monday saw the kickoff of Apple Stores replacing iPhone 5s screen on-site. The new service allows customers to have their damaged iPhone 5s displays replaced in as little as an hour.
Samsung has long been the sole supplier of Apple’s custom A-Series chips that power the Cupertino firm’s popular iPad and iPhone devices. However, a recent report from the Wall Street Journal says that is changing, as the South Korean firm has signaled that the outlook for its System on a Chip business is bleak.
It’s a busy day for Apple seeds, as in addition to Beta 5 of iOS 8, Apple has also seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 to developers. As a bit of icing on the cake, Apple has also released a new Beta 5 of Xcode 6.