Russia has asked Apple to give the Russian government access to the company’s source code to ensure that its iOS devices and Mac computers aren’t being used for spying.
Apple has sent out an email to customers about their state’s upcoming no-tax holiday. The emails, sent to customers in the nine U.S. states with a no-tax holiday, reminds customers that they can buy Apple products, including computers and software – either in their local Apple Stores or online – and pay no sales tax during their state’s no-tax period.
Apple’s support page for Boot Camp was recently update, and included references to both a “Mid 2014″ Mac mini, and a “Mid 2014″ 27-inch iMac.” Both references have reportedly been removed from the page, but a cached version of the page shows both models.
An unknown number of MacBooks were stolen last night in a smash-and-grab theft at the Southpoint Mall Apple Store location in Durham, North Carolina. The MacBook units were on display in the front section of the store.
Apple filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in California yesterday, to officially end its pursuit of a product sales ban against older Samsung devices.
Apple TV now boasts two more channels in its streaming lineup, as it has today added financial news channel CNBC and the FOX NOW network to its platform.
Apple has expanded AppleCare+ coverage for both iPhones and iPads to customers in both Mexico and Sweden, further expanding international availability of the extended warranty program.
As expected, Apple today debuted refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch models of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new models feature faster Intel Haswell CPUs. and all 13-inch models now boast 8 GB of RAM standard, while the 15-inch models see their RAM boosted to 16 GB.
Apple has reportedly made a move to improve its streaming media services by buying personalized talk radio app Swell for $30 million.
Apple confirmed on Friday that it had acquired book analytics firm BookLamp – a “Pandora for Books” – back in April to bring improved discovery and analytics to its iBookstore digital book store.
Late August should see the kickoff of a new program at Apple’s retail stores, which will allow customers to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs. Currently, any iPhones purchased at an Apple retail location must either be bought via a two-year contract, or at full-price for unlocked models.
Apple released a beta version of OS X Yosemite to the public on Thursday, and since then the share of web traffic generated by the beta OS has doubled.
The European Commission has approved Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The commission felt comfortable that the merger “did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low.”
Although sales of Apple’s iPad tablet continue to slow, with the company shipping 13.3 million iPads in Q3 2014, versus 14.6 million one year ago, Apple continues to be the world’s leading tablet maker with 26.9% of the market.
Business Insider reports that just as it looked as if the long-running Apple e-books suit might finally be settled, the judge that was expected to OK the deal has expressed concerns that the terms of the settlement may be unfair to consumers.
Apple has opened up its public beta program for OS X Yosemite, but a number of users are reporting that when they attempt to redeem the code, they receive an error saying the code has already been redeemed. Apple says it’s easy to fix that issue…