MacTrast has gotten their hands on an embargoed press release, dated April 1st, and has discovered that Apple will relaunch the Newton, Apple’s original foray into mobile devices.
As well as being April Fools Day, April 1st also marks the birthday of our favorite fruit-themed computer firm, Apple.
Apple has officially launched a Chinese version of its iPhone and iPad trade-in program. The program allows a user to bring their old Apple device into the Apple Store, and receive trade-in credit via an Apple gift card, to be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone or iPad.
Data from IDC and App Annie indicate that Apple’s App Store, and Google’s Play marketplace are both likely to see their revenues double over the next four years. This suggests that Apple’s App Store revenues could hit $20 billion in 2018.
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate claims that Apple’s iPhone and iPad has infringed on a number of Ericsson’s cellular technology patents.
Apple seeded the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on Monday. The new beta, coming just a week after the fifth beta release, was seeded to developers and public beta testers.
The Apple Q2 2015 earnings announcement has been scheduled for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 for Monday, April 27. The earnings statement will be released around 1:30PM Pacific/4:30PM Eastern time. A conference call to discuss the report will be held at 2:00PM Pacific/5:00PM Eastern time.
Leaked images show what could be the rear shell for the rumored “iPhone 6c.” The size of the shell indicates the device would likely sport a 4-inch screen.
Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling Program to include eligible Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. The program has been expanded in the United States and some European countries.
In a Washington Post op-ed piece on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed legislation allowing businesses to refuse service to individuals on religious grounds as “very dangerous,” saying, “America must be a land of opportunity for everyone.”
While we’ve seen Apple and its products attacked in numerous ads and promotions, a recent “Apple is a Nazi” posting by a Chinese Android smartphone company has to be the worst we’ve seen.
The New York Times reports that Apple is moving forward with a sweeping overhaul of its digital music services, and has tasked Jimmy Iovine and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor with coming up with a worthy rival to competitors such as Spotify.
Apple has reportedly acquired London-based big data analytics firm Acunu. Bloomberg reports the firm produced technology to provide analytics on databases.
Apple is reportedly preparing to roll out an iPhone trade-in program in China that will allow customers to trade-in old devices in return for store credit. Foxconn will be handling the program for Apple.
A new report from the not always reliable Digitimes says Apple will release a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, a 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, and a 4-inch iPhone 6c in the second half of 2015.
Apple’s new Japanese R&D center, a facility “on par with Apple’s biggest R&D centers in Asia,” will be built on the outskirts of Yokohama, Japan, the second largest city in Japan.