Group of Apple Employees to Form ‘Apple Retail Workers Union’

Apple Retail Store Union

Today, TUAW reported that they recieved an email from a group called the “Apple Retail Workers Union”, who are looking to gather enough support to form a collective union of Apple retail workers. On May 19, 2001, Apple opened the doors to its first retail stores. It encouraged people to “shop different.” Ten years later, the people of Apple are … Read More

Apple Signs EMI, Cloud Music Deals Close to Completion? [iCloud]

iTunes Cloud EMI Warner Music Sony

Earlier today, CNET reported that Apple has signed almost all of the four major record companies to include in their cloud based music streaming service, rumored to be called iCloud. Apple is closing in on obtaining the necessary agreements with the top four record companies that will enable the company to launch a fully licensed cloud-music service, according to sources … Read More

OmniVision’s New 5MP 1080p Camera Sensor Gives Hope for Thinner iOS Devices

OmniVision 5MP 1080p Camera Sensor

Apple’s camera sensor supplier, OmniVision Technologies, today announced that they are releasing a new 5-megapixel sensor that could lead to thinner mobile devices while also offering the ability to shoot video at 1080p. While it has been rumored that Apple will be releasing iPhone 5 / 4S with an 8 megapixel camera, it makes much more sense for Apple to go … Read More

iPhone 4 and iPad 2 Win Display of the Year Award

iPad 2 Thin iPhone 4

Using Apple’s iPad 2 or iPhone 4, you can’t help but notice that the screen is much better in resolution than any other mobile phone in the market. There’s clearly a difference as Apple’s Retina Display sets a standard for the quality of text and photos on a smartphone. They’ve set a new benchmark that competitors are scrambling to match. … Read More

Apple Job Posting Hints at Sprint iPhone 5 / 4S [Rumor]

Sprint iPhone 5 4S

Earlier today, Apple posted a job posting for a “Carrier Engineer”. As noticed by, Stop It, AT&T, Apple posted the Job posting and was looking for someone in the Kansas City, Missouri area to work with carriers on technical issues. The job listing has since then been removed from Apple’s Job site, either because the requirement was filled or because … Read More

Apple Holding 10th Anniversary Retail Store Meeting on May 22nd?

Apple 10th Anniversay Retail Store Meeting May 22 photo

MacStories recently reported that US Apple retail stores are holding an all employee meeting on May 22nd. This comes just days after Apple’s 10th anniversary of its first retail store opening. Rumors have spread across the web that Apple is planning a major announcement, not specified to hardware or software. BGR also released details about the extended retail meetings, from … Read More

Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 3 and Xcode 4.1 Preview 5

Mac OS X Lion 10-7

Last week, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released the 3rd Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview (Build 11A459e) as well as the Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 5. The last time Apple updated these were back in April, giving hope to developers and customers that any new updates would be feature packed and more stable. Itsalltech created a large list of all of … Read More

Analyst Claims Apple’s Next Gen Smartphone will be “iPhone 4S” Not iPhone 5

The next gen iPhone will be called the “iPhone 4S”, says Jefferies analyst, Peter Misek. This bold claim comes after months of speculation that the next iPhone would be called the iPhone 5. Misek also claims that the iPhone 4S will, “include minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support.” Misek’s assertion about the iPhone may just … Read More

Twitter Slowly Rolling Out New Web App Design Resembling iPhone App

Twitter is completely hauling out it’s old web app design so that when you now head over to Twitter on an iPhone or iPod touch, it is very close in design to the actual app in the Apple app store. This isn’t very surprising considering that Twitter is closely following in the steps that Facebook took in redesigning their mobile … Read More

Apple’s iAd not for iPhone / iPad Apps Targeting Kids

iAds not for Kids Apple

Macstories recently reported on a fellow Apple app developer,Mike Zorner, whose app, Dex, hit rock bottom with an iAd fill rate of 0%. This made Zorner curious as to what was causing his iAd fill rate to drop so suddenly. When Zorner emailed Apple, he received the reply below. Bummer. Hello Michael, We periodically review the apps in the iAd … Read More

iFlow Reader App Shuts down, Forced by Apple’s 30% Cut [eBooks]

In a blunt tone, BeamItDown’s Phillip Huber summarized what he concluded as the end of his life’s hard work and the result of millions. Huber’s company as well as their iFlow Reader application will cease to exist, come May 31st which is the official date when BeamItDown is expected to shut down. Five of us spent nearly a year and … Read More