Apple’s iPad is seeing its share of the global tablet traffic in decline, now that a number of low-cost Android tablets are flooding the market, but it is still the most used tablet by a huge margin!
While we never normally see Apple prototypes out in the open, Hartmut Esslinger (Apple’s Sir Jony Ive in the eighties), has just published a new book and for the occasion he looked back at various designs and prototypes with DesignBoom.
A Chinese court has ordered Apple to pay pay 1.03 million yuan, around $165,000, to a group of writers who claimed their work was pirated and sold through the App Store.
DigiTimes, (they of the iffy track-record), is reporting that Apple has told their Taiwanese suppliers that both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineups will see revisions in June 2013.
It’s rumored that Apple and Intel are working on a wristwatch, that could be based on iOS. I have NEVER wanted a rumor to be true so badly in my life!
The New York Times took a look at the advances made by Apple and Foxconn to improve working conditions at the Chinese factories turning out Apple products. The report details changes such as shorter hours and more pay, but also takes a behind-the-scenes look.
As all those new iOS devices were powered up, and iTunes cards were dug out of stockings on Christmas morning, everyone decided to go shopping at the App Store!
A holiday online customer satisfaction survey released today shows Apple slipping to a four-year low in customer satisfaction. The survey of 24,000 customers during the Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping seasons covered the top 500 Internet retailers by revenue.
Apple’s fenemy Samsung continues to lose business from the Cupertino company as Apple has reportedly moved its ARM flip-chip scale package from the Korean electronics manufacturer to a Taiwanese printed circuit board maker.
Tim Cook may have to trim expenses here and there this coming year, as his total compensation as CEO of Apple took a precipitous drop in 2012. He’ll only bank $4.17 million this year, a 99% drop from 2011.
Apple Reportedly Examining Possibility of Using Thinner IGZO Displays in iPad and iPhone Lines for 2013
DigiTimes, the “sometimes correct, sometimes WAY off” website, reports that Apple is evaluating whether or not it’s feasible to use IGZO displays across their iPad (including the mini), and iPhone product lines in 2013.
A report says that Samsung has filed a new lawsuit in its home country of Korea against Apple over its iOS Notification Center. The company claims that the feature, introduced on iOS 5, infringes one of its patents.
POP, the multi-connector charger Kickstarter project that was in serious peril because of Apple’s rules about not allowing Lightning and 30-Pin connectors in authorized accessories, is now back among the living after Apple revised it’s rules.
Remember Apple’s legal battle with Proview to obtain the rights to the iPad name in China? Well that was just one of the high-profile cases that have prompted the Chinese government to crack down on what it calls “malicious” trademark registrations.
Leaving it late, Apple has aired a new holiday/Christmas commercial, ‘I’ll Be Home’. A nice, last ditch attempt to get people into Apple stores, even though I reckon many people won’t need persuading.
Apple told Judge Lucy Koh today that it would appeal her decision from earlier in the week not to ban the sales of numerous Samsung phones.