Apple Planning ‘Transparent’ Retail Stores in France and Switzerland

Nearly Transparent Apple Store Planned For France

Over the last year, Apple has expanded their number of retail stores, including a new Apple Retail Store in the heart of Manhattan, in Grand Central Station. On Monday, ifoAppleStore reported that Apple is planning to open a new ‘Transparent’ retail store in France and Switzerland. The new Apple Store, reported to be built in the Aix en Provence is … Read More

Apple suspends sales of iPhone 4S in China over concerns of Safety

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Apple has been experiencing high sales volume for the iPhone 4S, since its release late last year, in October. Apple, after releasing in the United States, began the roll out of the popular device in international markets, including China, however, after scalpers caused many problems in recent months, and a near riot in Apple’s Sanlitun retail store in Beijing, the … Read More

Apple Pushing Environmental Friendliness With New Halogen-Free Cables

Story behind Apple enviornmental footprint

Apple’s cables and wires for its iOS devices and Macs are all supplied by one company that manufactures them and ships them in large volumes. On Friday, in a report from The London Evening Standard, it was revealed that Apple is now requiring cable supplier Volex to spend an extra $6 million dollars in order to change its manufacturing process … Read More

4G LTE Compatibility a Requirement for All Future Smartphones on Verizon

Verizon iPhone 4 Special Event

CNET on Wednesday reported that Verizon is looking to make 4G LTE compatibility a requirement on all smartphones released in the future. Verizon’s 4G LTE provides faster data speeds and would be a major step up from 2G and 3G speeds currently operating on many smartphones. This report has led to speculations about Apple releasing a 4G LTE compatible iPhone 5 … Read More

Apple Schedules “Education Announcement” Event For January 19th

Apple Education Announcement Event

The Loop reported on Wednesday that Apple has scheduled an education announcement on January 19th in New York City. The invitation simply reads “Join us for an education announcement in the big Apple” and does not disclose any specific information. The New York Times later confirmed that the event is going to focus on digital textbooks and that no new … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Confirms Acquisition of Flash Memory Firm Anobit

Late Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has confirmed their acquisition of Israeli Flash Memory firm Anobit Technologies Ltd. AAPL did not specify their intent for the purchase or what products the acquisition would affect in their lineup of Mac and iOS devices, however, Apple did release the following statement: Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, said … Read More

Showtime Releases ‘Showtime Anytime’ App For Streaming TV Shows on iPad

Showtime Anytime

Streaming abilities on the iPad have increased over the past few months with many cable providers such as Time Warner Cable and Verizon FIOS allowing customers to download specific applications for their iOS devices and stream shows. Currently, some of the top applications include TBS, ABC, and HBO’s GO application. All of these applications allow users to view their favorite … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Turns 5 Years Old, Leading Smartphone Market Since 2007

iPhone Turns 5

On Monday, Apple’s iPhone officially turned 5 years old, marking a historic moment, when Steve Jobs took introduced Apple’s revolutionary mobile phone. On January, 9, 2007, Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs came on stage with a huge presence, ready to introduce the product that would change the smartphone market forever. About 20 minutes into the presentation, Mr. Jobs introduced the … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 5.1 Beta 3, Restores ‘Enable 3G’ Feature for iPhone

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On Monday, Apple released iOS 5.1 beta 3 to developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, adding on the previous beta versions released late last year. Apple released iOS 5.1 Beta 2 on December 12 with Build number 9B5127a. The current beta now uses build number 9B5141a. iOS 5.1 beta 3 restores a sought after feature by many users, Enable … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Hires Adobe Executive Todd Teresi to Run iAd

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has hired Todd Teresi, an executive from Adobe to run their iAd program which launched over a year ago. Since then, the iAd program has disappeared from the forefront of Apple’s iOS software. During its launch, iAd was included in almost all third party applications in the App Store. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano reported that AAPL hired Teresi … Read More

Apple to roll out iPhone 4S in China and 21 Other Countries on January 13th

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Apple on Wednesday announced that they are planning to rollout the iPhone 4S to 22 countries around the world on Friday, January 13th with China as the featured addition for the debut. The Cupertino based company has been experiencing heavy adoption rate and positive sales in China and other countries in Asia. Customer response to our products in China has … Read More

Apple Approves ‘GameStore’ App Accidentally and then Pulls it From App Store

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On Sunday, Apple approved an app, titled GameStore, with an icon of what appeared to be a shopping cart in the far left corner. Screen shots for the app didn’t reveal much information. Two German sites, Flo’s Weblog (Google translation) and iFun.de (Google translation) posted images and a link to the app. The app debuted on December 31st on the App Store and highighted … Read More

iPad 3 Retina Display Photo Leaked?

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Rumors of Apple’s iPad 3 have been on the web since earlier this year, as early as the day that Apple announced the iPad 2, however, very little has been revealed about the 3rd generation device until now. On Friday, an image on a Korean forum depicted what appeared to be two displays, one claimed to be from the current … Read More