It seems that Apple’s Lightning cable may be prone to corrosion, as a report from ZDNet’s Jason O’Grady details the issues that he, and other users, have experienced with the cables.
Corning Glass Execs Unsurprising Thoughts on Sapphire Glass: ‘Expensive, Heavy, Environmentally Unfriendly’
It won’t surprise many readers that Corning Glass executives may be less than enthusiastic about sapphire glass, and its uses in mobile devices.
If a rumor from semi-reliable DigiTimes is to be believed, Apple will cease production of the 13-inch non-retina MacBook Pro later this year. The laptop, which was last updated in June 2012, is the only MacBook Pro model sans a Retina display.
Wall Street investors and analysts didn’t seem to be taken by surprise with Tuesday’s announcement that Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer will be leaving the company later this year, transitioning the post to Luca Maestri in the next few months.
The popular Pandora music service was a notable omission from the list of services that are supported in Apple’s recently announced CarPlay feature for its iPhone.
Some of you in our audience may remember the experience of having an answering machine hooked up to your home landline. (Yes, people used to have phones installed in their homes…) When someone would call, you could let the answering machine pick up and then listen in and decide if you wanted to “pick up” the call…
A Belgian judge is reported to be considering an order to local ISPs to block on access to all Apple websites in the country as a response to the company’s continued promotion of AppleCare warranties.
Apple unveiled CarPlay this week, showing off its rebranded “iOS in the Car” system. The new system will allow iPhone 5/5c/5s owners to power the infotainment system in compatible vehicles coming from Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Kia, Nissan, Toyota and others. Apple told us plenty on Monday, but there’s one thing they didn’t mention, the small detail that the systems in the cars are powered by BlackBerry’s QNX.
Apple announced on Tuesday that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire from the company as of the end of September, and will be replaced by Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of Finance and corporate controller. A transition between the two employees will begin in June. Oppenheimer was with the company for 18 years.
New figures released by Gartner show that even though Apple’s iPad continues to lose marketshare, it still outsold the next 4 tablet makers combined. So, don’t push the panic button any time soon…
As Digital Music Sales Continue to Drop Apple Pushes Record Label Executives for More Exclusive Content
As digital music sales continue their decline, Apple is pressuring record label executives for more exclusive album releases, ala Beyoncé’s iTunes-exclusive album last December.
Apple is reportedly luring hundreds of engineers and supply-chain managers from rival tech firms as is prepares to speed up the creation and release cycles of its products. The hiring spree is said to be focused on China and Taiwan, and has targeted employees from such firms as HTC.
Apple has announced its rebranded “CarPlay” iOS vehicle integration feature at the Geneva International Motor Show. The feature, previously known as “iOS in the Car,” allows an iPhone to take over the console display in a vehicle, thus providing Siri-controlled access to navigation, music, phone, and messaging features.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday that total sales of the Apple TV jumped to over $1 billion in 2013.
The International Business Times is reporting that detectives, investigating the killing of Reeva Steenkamp – girlfriend of double-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius – Have traveled to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California to seek their help in accessing the athlete’s iPhone.
A report this morning says Apple is offering a $25 iTunes Gift Card to anyone who purchases an Apple TV from their retail stores. The promotion is scheduled to end March 5th.