If KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo – who is usually fairly reliable when it comes to predictions about Apple – is correct, Apple will release a metric buttload of new products in the second half of 2014, including a $1,000(!) iWatch.
Apple’s Vice President of Human Interface Greg Christie, he of “Slide to Unlock” fame, will be leaving the company after clashing with Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive. Ive took on a role of “providing leadership” for the Human Interface teams in late 2012, after Scott Forstall left the company.
Defection of 2 Broadcom Senior RF Engineers Adds Fuel to Rumors of Apple Plans to Build Baseband Processors
Two high-level baseband hardware engineers have left wireless semiconductor firm Broadcom to join Apple this year, adding more fuel to the rumor that the maker of the iPhone is planning to design and build its own baseband processors for future devices.
Apple is reportedly testing push notifications in its iOS Maps app. It seems a user reported an error in the Maps app on April 6th, and was given the option to receive a notification when the issue was fixed.
Because Apple’s lawyers don’t have enough to do, Tuesday saw the company ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to renew a lawsuit against Motorola for alleged unreasonable licensing fees for their declared-essential cellphone technology.
Apple’s hired-gun experts took the stand Tuesday in the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit to explain to the jury why Samsung should pay $2 billion in damages to Apple for infringing on the Cupertino firm’s patents.
The class-action lawsuit brought against Apple, Google, and other tech firms for allegedly conspiring not to hire employees from one another could lead to an astronomical award of $9 billion in lost wages, as a pile of evidence continues to mount against the companies.
While Samsung is the leader in mobile device advertising – far outspending its rivals for commercials targeting the U.S. market – the firm’s advertising dollar advantage is shrinking, with Samsung’s rivals increasing advertising expenditures by 33% in 2013 over the previous year.
A new rumor on Tuesday claims Apple is considering bringing the research and development of future iPhone baseband processors in-house. Apple developed chips could be used in iPhones as soon as 2015.
Apple says iOS 7 is now running on 87% of the devices that connect to the App Store. The announcement, via Apple’s App Store developer support page, comes seven months after the operating system’s debut.
Apple has sent out emails to developers who entered the WWDC 2014 ticket lottery. Those that have been accepted will have until April 14th to purchase the tickets.
Apple has updated its home page and iPad section to tell a story of how Bollywood choreographer Feroz Kahn uses his iPad Air to find inspiration for dance scenes and routines by capturing videos and photos of things that inspire him.
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts – who will soon assume her new position as Apple’s Senior Vice President in charge of the company’s retail and online sales – will be made an honorary Dame of the British Empire for her restoration of the Burberry brand.
The second California patent war between Apple and Samsung has turned up some internal documents from Samsung, showing how Samsung was focused on its number one competitor, and how its “#1 priority” in 2012 was to beat Apple.
Apple’s iPhone trade-in program is now being offered to German customers. The German launch was spotted by Apfelpage.de in the Apple Store app.
Internal documents coming out of the Apple v. Samsung trial indicate Apple knows that customers are looking for larger screens, and cheaper phones, something Apple does not currently offer.