Apple is reportedly looking for fresh ideas for the designs of its retail stores, and it has turned to the design firm that is responsible for its “Spaceship” campus design.
Sales were down 19% in the first quarter for Foxconn, a major Apple manufacturing partner. The decline is reportedly due primarily to lower than expected iPhone sales.
T-Mobile, who will officially launch Apple’s iPhone on their network on Friday, has announced details on a trade-in program they hope will lure current iPhone 4 and 4S owners onto the magenta network. By trading their old device in, new customers can drop the down payment on a 16GB iPhone 5 down to $0.
A new report says that Samsung has indeed been cut out of Apple’s plans for its next-generation A7 system-on-a-chip which is expected to power the Cupertino firm’s upcoming iOS devices.
Leaks of iPad parts have slowed down a bit recently, although this should liven things up. NowhereElse reports that this could be the front of the next iPad. Notice the thinner iPad mini-style bezels, which would be a logical change for Apple to make.
Google has released a nice update for its Chrome browser for iOS today, adding a new full-screen browsing mode for iPhone and iPod touch, support for printing using Apple’s AirPrint or Google Cloud Print, the ability to save an entire webpage as a PDF using Google Drive, and more.
Following an unlikely report earlier today that Apple’s next-gen iPhone may come in a variety of sizes, Japanese site Macotakara reports that the device will come in a new color in addition to black and white. It’s unclear from the report what that new color might be – perhaps a mix between black and white parts? That would be pretty cool.
Just eight days after releasing the first beta seed of OS X 10.8.4 to developers, Apple has now released a second build. The update features a build number of 12E30, and as with the previous release, developers are asked to focus on Graphics Drivers, Safari, and WiFi.
Google Play has always struggled with app quality, more specifically monitoring all the apps and ensuring they are up to standard. It seems though Google has taken a significant step this February, clearing out 60,000 below-par apps from the store.
A number of users are experiencing problems as an outage of Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services has occurred. Downtime is currently nearing two hours as of the time of this article.
Among the patents granted to Apple and released today were a two that stood out. The first, was a patent that addresses the idea of offline iTunes Store purchases by mobile devices, that allows unlocking content. The second patent describes a proximity-based method for transferring files between devices, such as a computer and a mobile device.
Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference is coming up this Summer, and with Apple’s slow pace for hardware releases, so far this year, that likely means Apple will be playing catch up with their product cycles. According to “supply chain sources” speaking to DigiTimes, Apple is preparing to refresh its lineup of MacBooks around the time the event is expected to be held.
Microsoft has stepped up its “Scroogled” campaign against Google with a new video that highlights the fact that Android users’ personal information is shared with developers every time they download an application.
There has been a lot of rumor and speculation about Apple’s next iPhone, and the claims have come in varying degrees of credibility. Today, Brian White set the low bar for the stupidest claim yet.
HBO has updated their HBO Go iOS app. The main version 2.1 improvement, (unless you’re a Game of Thrones fan), is the addition of AirPlay multitasking support that allows video content to stream form the app to your Apple TV in the background while leaving the iOS device free to operate other apps.
Apple’s ultra-thin new iMacs may be the least repairable version yet, but they certainly are gorgeous devices – and now that Apple has taken control over the supply issues that once caused 5-6 week wait times, they’re now also available at a significant discount from the refurbished section of Apple’s online store!