CEO Tim Cook tells The Wall Street Journal that Apple will be launching products in new categories, and the company is working on “really great stuff.”
Apple has reportedly reduced the licensing fees for accessory manufacturers who produce authorized accessories for Apple’s iOS devices. This could signal reduced prices for Lightning cables and other accessories coming from third-party sources.
Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its own stock in the two weeks following its Q1 2014 earnings report. Apple CEO Tim Cook told WSJ that Apple wants to be “aggressive” and “opportunistic” with its repurchases following the 8% drop of Apple’s share price the day after the results were reported.
GT Advanced – the company that has partnered with Apple to open a new sapphire manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona – has gotten their hands on a total of 518 sapphire furnace and chamber systems, and has another 420 machines on order.
Today’s MacTrast News Digest includes Sony’s exit from the PC business, high fashion and low expectations, Simpsons and Futurama goodness, and so much more. It’s all here for you in the MacTrast News Digest for Thursday, February 6, 2014.
Yoni Heisler of TUAW has compiled an exhaustive list of all the Apple references ever made in the long-time prime time animated shows The Simpsons, on the air since 1989, and Futurama, that began in 1999.
Imagination Technologies has extended its licensing agreement with Apple. While financial terms were not disclosed, the company confirmed the deal will give Apple multi-year, multi-use access to the company’s PowerVR graphics and video hardware.
Last week, Apple grabbed a number of the new “.guru” domains, as they were included in a batch of new generic top level domains that are bing launched over the coming months. Today, they’ve snagged some more.
Apple has posted a new video to its iPhone 5s page, which showcases footage shot during Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Show, which was held in September of last year.
Today’s News Digest features a nice share of the PC/Tablet market for Apple, a foreign-born OS that may look familiar to Mac users, President Obama uses the iPad for video capture, you can fight cancer with a free video game, and Apple is about to give out some sweetheart dividends just before Valentines Day. Happy hump-day folks!
If you want to get in on the “sweetheart” dividend Apple will be paying to “shareholders of record” the day before Valentine’s Day, you’ve got until the close of the market today to buy Apple stock.
While prepping for another multi-billion dollar patent infringement claim in Europe, Apple is joining with Google and other tech companies in asking the United States Supreme Court to allow stiffer penalties against patent trolls who bring frivolous lawsuits.
Apple has reportedly lured Roy J.E.M Raymann, from Philips Research, for its iWatch team. The new hire is the latest in a series of hires Apple has reportedly been making in the health and medical sensor field.
A new report from research firm Canalys says Apple once again led the PC/Tablet market in shipments in Q4 2013. Canalys’ estimates show that 84.3% of Apple’s shipments, or 26 million units, were iPads.
Welcome to the MacTrast News Digest for February 4, 2014. we’ve got another lawsuit coming Apple’s way, a behind the scenes video of the making of a video, Tim Cook talks (to) Turkey, Apple makes a $100 million pledge to the government’s ConnectED initiative, there’s a new iOS 7.1 Beta, and free downloads of U2′s latest single add up to $3 million for AIDS research.
Apple is being accused of infringing a patent held by The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The lawsuit, filed in the Wisconsin Western District Court, alleges that Apple is infringing a patent that covers technology the company has used in the A7 64-bit mobile processor.