Apple seeded a new build of OS X 10.9.3 to developers on Tuesday. Build 13D43 was seeded just under a week after Apple seeded build 13D38.
More corporate secrets continue to see the light of day as the Apple v. Samsung trial continues along its merry way. It seems that Samsung had a few concerns about launching attack ads against Apple, who in addition to being a competitor, was also a customer.
E-book antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich says that his relationship with Apple has “significantly improved” since Apple was ordered to hire him to monitor their compliance with antitrust requirements stemming from the e-books antitrust case.
As Apple looks to improve its advertising efforts, the company has added an impressive new member to its marketing team. Ad Age reports that Apple has hired Karl Heiselman, who is currently the CEO of the Wolff Olins branding agency.
Friday saw Apple resting its case against rival Samsung in their latest patent court clash. The company’s counsel rested, following the testimony of an expert witness who said Samsung should be made to pay a full $2.91 billion in damages.
Apple is reported to be negotiating with its carriers to raise the price of the upcoming iPhone 6 by $100.
London-based music streaming service Bloom.fm claims it has been blocked from buying ads on Apple’s iAd platform because it is a competitor to the company’s iTunes Radio service.
Apple today confirmed to Re/code that iOS, OS X, and “key web services” were not affected by the security flaw know as Heartbleed.
Apple may be planning on adding high-resolution music downloads to iTunes as part of a planned revamp of it’s download music service. The new offering would be made up of lossless 24-bit audio files that Apple has already been receiving from record companies for several years.
Apple is reportedly planning on hiring as many as four new digital ad agencies, according to a new report from Ad Age.
Intel’s next-generation Haswell CPUs could arrive as early as next month, allowing their use in Apple’s new iMacs and MacBook Pros that industry analyst Ming Chi Kuo predicts for later this year.
If KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo – who is usually fairly reliable when it comes to predictions about Apple – is correct, Apple will release a metric buttload of new products in the second half of 2014, including a $1,000(!) iWatch.
Apple’s Vice President of Human Interface Greg Christie, he of “Slide to Unlock” fame, will be leaving the company after clashing with Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive. Ive took on a role of “providing leadership” for the Human Interface teams in late 2012, after Scott Forstall left the company.
Defection of 2 Broadcom Senior RF Engineers Adds Fuel to Rumors of Apple Plans to Build Baseband Processors
Two high-level baseband hardware engineers have left wireless semiconductor firm Broadcom to join Apple this year, adding more fuel to the rumor that the maker of the iPhone is planning to design and build its own baseband processors for future devices.
Apple is reportedly testing push notifications in its iOS Maps app. It seems a user reported an error in the Maps app on April 6th, and was given the option to receive a notification when the issue was fixed.
Because Apple’s lawyers don’t have enough to do, Tuesday saw the company ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to renew a lawsuit against Motorola for alleged unreasonable licensing fees for their declared-essential cellphone technology.