Among the many interesting things revealed in Apple’s quarterly earnings report yesterday was the fact that the App Store now has a whopping 600,000 apps, having added 50,000 in just the past month.
Alongside the announcement of WWDC this morning, Apple also opened nominations for the 2012 Apple Design Awards, designed to reflect the best and most innovative apps created by Mac and iOS developers around the world.
Dubbed as Cydia for Mac, a new app store known as ‘Hack Store’ will offer developers a more open and unrestricted way for them to sell their apps, so they don’t have to comply will Apple’s strict policies.
Apple has announced that their highly anticipated World-Wide Developer Conference will take place from June 11th to June 15th this year (as we previously suggested), and will focus on the future of OS X and iOS.
Apple has been involved in a lot of legal disputes in recent years, but neither Apple nor Tim Cook enjoy these legal battles. In fact Tim Cook states that he’d prefer to settle their legal cases, if only other companies would “invent their own stuff…”
It has recently emerged that Apple might be considering implementing this technology into their devices, a technology that leaves experts bitterly divided.
Apple’s already massive cash reserves are continuing to grow at an astounding rate. Apple’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer revealed during Apple’s recent quarterly earnings call that the company now has over $110 billion in the bank.
Following Apple’s announcement of record earnings for Q2 2012, investors have driven Apple’s stock like wildfire. Shares have been pushed near the $600 per share milestone once again, and the stock is up over 7% in after-hours trading.
Apple has just announced their Q2 2012 financial results for the period ending on March 31,2012, revealing an all-time record quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion, and raking in a healthy $11.6 billion in profits.
Apple’s official apps and OS X have been gradually adopting elements on iOS for some while now, and according to Belgian website Apple Weetjes (via AppleInsider), the next major Apple app to become more iOS-like will be iPhoto.
Google has officially launched their new Google Drive file storage service, offering 5GB of free storage space. The service includes desktop clients for both Mac and PC, and an official iOS app is due in the coming weeks.
According to a recent NPD study, 40% of users who download fremium apps end up making in-app purchases, which is a considerable margin.
Linux inventor Linus Torvalds has revealed in an interview with TechCrunch that he adores his Macbook Air, calling it ‘special’.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talked about the early days of the company he started with Steve Jobs in the 1970s. He also revealed he was designing circuits, and learning about computers at a young age.
Following rumors that Apple may use a LiquidMetal casing for their next iPhone, we’ve received word from an anonymous source stating that Apple will be using a LiquidMetal casing for their upcoming MacBook Pro/MacBook Air hybrid.
A new strain of Flashback, the malware that was found earlier this month infecting hundreds of thousands of Macs, has spawned a new strain, dubbed “Flashback.S”, it is being distributed in the wild. Like it’s elder sibling, it takes advantage of a vulnerability in Java that Apple has already patched.