Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has offered his predictions for Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 5S,” and he sees a 128GB storage options, a faster processor, and yes, for all you bling fans – a gold color option.
Orbotix, the maker of Sphero, a robot in the form of a ball that can be controlled via your iPhone or Android device, has released an updated version of the rolling gadget.
Reuters reports that China Mobile’s chairman Xi Guohua is positive about recent negotiations with Apple, as Mr Xi told Reuters that “both sides sounded keen” during recent talks aimed at the carrier finally offering the iPhone makers popular handsets.
U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, who is presiding over the Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Apple’s e-book pricing policies, issued an order on Tuesday for all involved parties to be ready for a damages trial, tentatively scheduled for May 2014.
As a part of its new education initiative, Apple has updated the App Review Guidelines, adding new sections and rules specifically targeting child safety.
Following the news that Apple is almost certainly planning an iPhone-related media event on September 10, Apple is reportedly planning to seed the 6th and final iOS 7 beta to developers next week, followed by the feature-complete Gold Master version on Sept. 10 – the same day as Apple’s anticipated iPhone event!
Market research firm IHS iSuppli (via CNET), reports that production levels for displays for this year’s iPad mini model are set to match the numbers for last year’s production. They also believe there will indeed be a Retina display model of the device.
Wednesday saw the release of another report focusing on the U.S. streaming video device market, and it says more U.S. households use a Roku vs. Apple TV or other set-top boxes.
Tom’s Hardware has run some benchmarks on the 12-core 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 processor, the CPU expected to power Apple’s upcoming redesigned Mac Pro. From all indications, the new Mac Pro is gonna fly!
If you’re an Apple shareholder, you might want to buy yourself something nice on Thursday to celebrate the extra money in your bank account, courtesy of Apple. The Cupertino device maker will pay out a total of $2.77 billion in quarterly dividends.
Apple has just given their iCloud beta site a pretty dramatic makeover – and they took a leaf out of the iOS 7 design book to do it! As first noted by 9to5Mac, the beta.icloud.com site, available to all registered Apple developers and many consumers who have been invited to participate, has been completely redesigned with a flatter, smoother iOS 7-inspired look.
Apple continues to quietly acquire other companies, as the company has reportedly bought the popular online media discovery and recommendation service Matcha.tv. Matcha’s iOS app disappeared from the App Store in late May with no explanation.
It seems Philips popular smartphone and computer controlled Hue LED lighting system is vulnerable to attackers who can exploits its weaknesses in order to cause blackouts. There is a fix for the exploit though: Remove the wireless device that receives the commands!
As inexplicable as Apple’s sudden and prolonged drop was following last September’s iPhone 5 launch, the stock now appears to once again be very much on the rise. The stock has exceeded $500 per share in intraday trading for the first time since January.
This probably won’t come as a big surprise to most of our readers, but now it’s official, because there was a study done about it… People who link their televisions to the Internet says they are more likely to “cut the cable” and stop paying for TV.
Activist investor Carl Icahn may have given everyone a heads up on Tuesday via Twitter that he had a “large position” in Apple, but later this week, all institutional investment managers and advisors will have to fess up as to all of their securities holdings worth $100 million or more.