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

Kaled AliGroup of Apple Employees to Form ‘Apple Retail Workers Union’

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

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Apple’s ‘Back to School’ Promotion Starting Next Week? Free iPod touch With Mac Purchase

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AppleInsider reported that according to their sources Apple’s annual back to school promotion will kick off early next week. The school promotion is expected to be one of the topics during the 10th anniversary Apple Store retail meetings on May 22nd. Apple as early as next week will once again announce its annual back-to-school promotion that has historically offered a … Read More

Kaled AliApple’s ‘Back to School’ Promotion Starting Next Week? Free iPod touch With Mac Purchase

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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No Flash On iPhone 5 / 4S Camera Parts, Photos Hint At Alternate Placement

iPhone 5 4S Mockup

Apple.pro released photos of what they claim to be camera components of the new iPhone 5. The photos show what appears to be an updated camera module for the fifth gen iPhone that does not contain an integrated flash, giving reason to believe that the flash may be in a separate location than in the iPhone 4. A few photos … Read More

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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

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

iPhone 5 ‘First Exposure’ Facebook Scam Makes it’s Debut, not an iPhone

Facebook users have been plagued with links that claim to have exclusive shots of a new “iPhone 5”. While it is unclear who is posting these links, it is evident that they are spam. It may show up as a link to a post on a Facebook user’s profile page. When clicked, it opens up a new page and loads … Read More

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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

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Apple’s Patent Application Hints at iPod Nano with Camera and Situation Aware Background

iPod nano 7th gen camera

Today, Patently Apple reported that Apple Inc. (AAPL) filed a patent application back in November of 2009 of what seems to be the sixth generation iPod Nano that was introduced last September. However, it’s interesting to see that the patent shows what appears to be a section under Settings for a camera as well as situation aware backgrounds. The patent … Read More

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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

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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

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