A report earlier this week said Apple had considered acquiring electric car maker Tesla. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk says while there have been talks with Apple, an acquisition is unlikely.
News spanning the globe! China! Russia! Texas! All this and more, in the MacTrast News Digest for February 19, 2014
Persuading the major Russian cellular providers to sign on as iPhone partner carriers has led to dividends for Apple, as the company’s iPhone sales in Russia doubled in 2013 to 1.57 million units.
A recent aerial photo from Ron Cervi, a news and traffic reporter for KCBS, shows work at Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus 2 project is coming along nicely, with most of the existing structures demolished.
Apple increased its share of the Chinese smartphone market to 7% in the last quarter of 2013 on the back of demand for its flagship iPhone 5s handset. However, that was only good for fifth place in the competitive market.
Apple announced today that it will be holding the first iTunes Festival to be held in the United States at SXSW, running from March 11-15. The festival will take place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits.
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Another indication of Apple’s interest in the fitness and health monitoring field is a patent granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes a biometric headphone system that can sense a variety of body functions, including temperature, heart rate, and perspiration levels.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has long noted how important China is to his company’s future. He has visited the country multiple times, meeting with business partners and government officials. Now we know at least 1.6 trillion reasons why China could be so important to Apple…
Madison Avenue ad buyers say that Apple and Amazon are missing out on ad revenue, because they are “slow, cocky and downright stingy.” This comes from a recent posting from industry publication Ad Age.
Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad mini site has had a new “verse” added to it on Tuesday. The new story highlights the iPad’s use in professional mountain climbing.
Welcome to the MacTrast News Digest for February 17, 2014! All the news that fits this column, in this space…
Apple seeded build 13C62 of OS X 10.9.2 to developers today, marking the seventh beta of OS X 10.9.2. The release comes five days after the sixth beta of the OS.
A new report from the San Francisco Chronicle claims Apple may have explored a possible purchase of electric car maker Tesla last year.
If this morning’s report from TechNews Taiwan, is correct, Apple may be relying on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) for all of its A8 processor production in 2014.
Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for grabs, and has been talking to tech companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung.