Italian authorities are investigating Apple for alleged tax fraud. The government believes Apple may have hidden more than $1.3 billion from the Italian Tax Authority.
Those wacky folks at iFixit are up to their teardown antics again, tearing down Apple’s iPad mini with Retina Display. They found a larger battery, which seemed to the major contributor to the device’s added thickness, an A7 processor, M7 motion co-processor, and of course, the dazzling Retina display, made by LG.
Yesterday saw a report from The Times Union claiming Apple would soon begin A-series chip production at semiconductor maker GlobalFoundries factory in upstate New York. Samsung was said to be helping to set up the facility.
Apple has updated its support site to allow customers to initiate screen sharing sessions with AppleCare representatives. While screen sharing has been available in the past, it was always initiated by the support representative.
Good news for the iOS app developers in our audience, as multiple developers on Twitter report that Apple has recently doubled the number of promo codes that developers can use to promote their apps to reviewers, family and friends.
The Philippines were hit hard last Friday as Typhoon Haiyan made landfall, taking thousands of lives. The American Red Cross is, of course, on the scene and can use all the financial help it can get. Apple is joining companies and organizations from around the world in contributing to the relief efforts. As a part of that effort, Apple has enabled donations to the Red Cross via iTunes.
Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue has accepted an award on behalf of late Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs. The award honors Jobs’ induction into the Bay Area Hall of Fame, which was created by the Bay Area Council to recognize prominent entrepreneurs in the SanFrancisco Bay area.
Apple quietly put the iPad mini up for sale on its Online Apple Store Tuesday. A firm launch date had never been officially announced for the device. Apple is already seeing supply constraints of the device, with some models showing shipping estimates of 5-10 days.
Apple’s iPad and iPhone are pushing out traditionally strong Japanese device makers, as Japan rises to the top of Apple’s market growth charts, says a new report from The Wall Street Journal.
Here’s a fun and informative infographic from the folks over at Three, one of the UK’s fastest growing mobile providers. This infographic lays out iPhone usage in the UK. From texting-to-photos-to-toilets, it covers it all.
Reuters reports today that despite interest from both Apple and Microsoft in obtaining pieces of BlackBerry, the Canadian company’s board elected not to break up the company. The report says the company also held discussions with Cisco, Google, and Lenovo.
Samsung and Apple may continue their battle in the marketplace and the courts, but Apple still has to turn to the South Korean firm when it needs extra production of Retina displays for its iOS devices.
With iOS 7, Apple has introduced the concept of automatic updates. It’s a great feature, and in most cases it’s something you want to leave enabled. But did you know you can still control whether or not your iOS device installs the latest app updates? Here’s how.
Apple Says The FBI is “Irrationally Prohibiting” Its Right to Publish Information About NSA Requests
Apple has joined Google, Microsoft and other tech companies in the fight against the United States government over ongoing surveillance. The firm contends in a new brief that the FBI “irrationally prohibits” its right to publish information about the national security requests it receives.
Apple has released EFI updates for both the 13-inch and 15-models of its late 2013 Retina display MacBook Pro computers.
Apple has today released updates for two Mavericks apps: Mail, and iBooks. The Mail update fixes many issues the app had working properly with Gmail, while the iBooks update is of the usual “bug fixes and stability improvements” type.