Tickets for Apple’s WWDC conference launched earlier this week, and sold out in a record two minutes, leaving many developers unable to attend the event unless they had lightning-fast reflexes. According to Red Sweater Software founder Daniel Jalkut, however, Apple is giving some developers who missed out on ticket sales another chance to attend the event.
A brand-new version of Delicious Monster’s Delicious Library 3, the company’s popular cataloging app for OS X, is now available in the Mac App Store. The updated app offers a new recommendation engine, 3D cover-view interface, interactive charts mode, flexible smart shelves, and more.
Apple began airing a brand new iPhone 5 commercial today, focused on the device’s camera capabilities. The ad take a significant new direction compares to Apple’s most recent ads, and returns to Apple’s tradition of simple, elegant, and powerful advertising. It doesn’t say much about the iPhone 5 – but it certainly does deliver a powerful message.
German appeals court Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court has announced its decision to stay an appeal in the Apple v. Google’s Motorola Mobility case over a push notification patent. This development could allow iCloud push functionality to return for German users.
Market research firm IDC reports that worldwide smartphone shipments beat those of feature phones for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2013. Apple’s iPhone didn’t fare as well, however, as its marketshare dipped to below 20%.
Apple has added a new “Learn More About In-App Purchases” feature to the iPad version of the App Store, as the company continues to attempt to make users aware that many apps, both free and paid, do offer the ability to purchase additional content from inside the apps.
Washington Post writer Allan Sloan says that the tax benefits of Apple’s plan to buy back $60 billion of its own stock will outweigh the cost of the loans it will take out to fund the buyback of the shares.
Are you one of those people who can never find their car in the parking garage at the mall? And, once you find your car, where are your keys? Well, if the new patents that were published by the U.S. Trade and Patent Office on Thursday are any indication, Apple is looking for ways to help you.
As you probably know by now, WWDC tickets went on sale Thursday at 10 AM Pacific, and were sold out by 10:02 AM Pacific. If you are one of the numerous disappointed developers that couldn’t get tickets for the conference, you’ll be glad to know the folks behind Appsterdam and a number of other events are organizing an alternate conference this year. AltWWDC to be exact.
Earlier this month, we reported that Apple’s upcoming “spaceship” Cupertino campus is running behind schedule and over budget. Apple was reported to be looking for ways to cut costs related to the project, and it appears they have found ways to do that.
A Chinese court has ordered Apple to pay three Chinese writers the amount of $118,000 for violation of their copyright over their works.
Developers, get your credit cards numbers memorized and your fingers limbered up! Tickets for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference go on sale at 10 AM PDT, 1 PM EST today. The event will be held June 10 through 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. The tickets usually sell out in a matter of a few hours, so be ready to enter your info and grab those tickets.
With a only limited number of tickets available for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, not all of the developers that want to attend will be able to. But take hearts devs, Apple has suggested it will be posting videos of the conference sessions while the conference is still underway!
Among the many updates delivered in Apple’s recent quarterly conference call, the company noted that iCloud is now up to an impressive 300 million users – that’s a 20% increase from the 250 million reported last quarter, and a 200% increase from the 100 million users reported one year ago.
In keeping with their tradition to foster the talents of young developers, and their commitment to education, Apple is once again offering 150 WWDC scholarships to students 13 years old or older who aspire to develop great apps. Apple made a similar offer last year – and I for one am glad to see them offer the program once more!
During Apple’s recent quarterly earnings conference call, Tim Cook revealed an interesting nugget about the launch of Apple’s new ultra-thin iMacs. It’s no secret that supplies were extremely short when the device launched late last year, with some customers waiting 5-6 weeks to get their pre-ordered machines – and reflecting on that, Cook noted that he thinks Apple should have waited until this January to release the machines.