This weekend saw the Sotheby’s charity auction to benefit Product (RED). Four one-of-a-kind products designed by Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive and designer Marc Newson brought winning bids ranging from $461,000, (solid gold EarPods), to $1,805,000 (A special edition Leica camera).
When I first saw this week’s Kickstarter of the Week, my only though was that the EL Charger’s flashing lights would look cool in my Kia Soul alongside my in-door speakers with their flashing lights. Then I read more about it, and discovered that in addition to being cool, the cable’s flashing lights on the EL Charger actually serve a purpose.
Apple may have cancelled their plans to have some of their stores open on Thanksgiving Day, but they will be opening many of their U.S. and Canadian stores early on Black Friday.
Apple’s main assembly partner Foxconn has plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania. The new facility is part of a $40 million investment by the Taiwan-based company.
Are you using iBooks Author to create ebooks for Apple’s popular ebook reader, and need some help? Then Apple has good news for you, as the company has announced a new phone support system for the electronic book creation app.
Curious just who, or what convinced an eight-member jury that Apple deserved an additional $290 million in damages from Samsung in their patent infringement retrial? Well, it seems Certified Public Accountants can be quite persuasive.
Apple has begun selling an unlocked GSM version of the iPhone 5s in its online store in the United States. The phone, which has the same features and capabilities as its locked brethren, does not include a SIM card.
Apple’s retail stores have now begun selling the Retina iPad mini to walk-in customers. The device had been previously only available in stores via Personal Pickup online orders.
Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.
Roughly a week after releasing the first developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a second 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B35 – 7 builds newer than the previous seed. As with the previous beta, Apple continues to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.
Our last refuge from being subjected to inane cellphone conversations may disappear if Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has his way. The FCC is proposing new regulations that allow in-flight cellphone calls and use of data, except during takeoff and landing.
A California jury has ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290 million in additional damages for patent infringement. Apple had asked for $380 million in damages. Samsung had asked to pay Apple only $52 million.
Fortune has released their Businessperson of the Year list, and they’ve ranked Apple’s recently hired head of retail Angela Ahrendts as Number 4 on their list.
The nation’s “big four” wireless carrier reportedly still haven’t started receiving steady shipments of the cellular enable Retina iPad mini. Three of the four report the device as backordered.
While Samsung works to stay the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial, the jury has already reached one very important verdict – No more sourdough bread on the sandwiches!
Samsung filed a motion on Wednesday to stay the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found one of the patents-in-suit invalid.