The City of Cupertino Resolution No. 13-084 gave Apple a Development Permit to allow the demolition of approximately 2.66 million square feet of existing office, research and development buildings. Apple is planning to construct Apple Campus 2 that will have up to 3.42 million square feet of office, research, and development buildings; a 120,000 square feet (1,000 seat) corporate auditorium, a 100,000 square feet corporate fitness center, and a 25,000 square feet Valet Parking Reception area; 92,000 square feet of utility plants; and associated parking facilities and ancillary buildings (such as security reception areas and landscape maintenance buildings).
CarPlay also previously known as iOS in the Car was officially announced by apple as a way to bring the iPhone experience to in-car entertainment systems.
The Smart Cover is thinner and lighter to fit the iPad Air. The cover will be available for $39 starting November 1st. The retina iPad mini cover will be available when the device goes on sale in late November and will remain the same price. The Smart Cover will come in pink, yellow, blue, green, black colors as well as a special product red edition, a portion of whose proceeds will be donated towards HIV/AIDS research.
Apple updated iMac with 21.5-inch and 27-inch models that have the Intel’s new Haswell processor, faster PCI Express flash storage, better graphics and 802.11ac next-generation Wi-Fi.
That was fast! MacRumors reports that Apple’s Lightning authentication has been cracked, which should allow accessory manufacturers to launch cheaper third-party Lightning connector cables.
Apple’s iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch and 7th generation iPod nano that were unveiled in September came with a new dock connector dubbed Lightning, which replaced the 30-pin dock connector that was first launched in 2003.
We continue to receive information about the discussions between Apple and Google that ultimately resulted in Apple ditching the Google powered Maps app and launching its in-house developed Maps app, even though there was over a year to go for Google Maps contract.
Apple just posted a press release announcing debut iPhone 5 sales topped 5 million units sold since going on sale on Friday and pre-order Sept. 14. The Cupertino-based company also announced 100 million iOS devices are now running iOS 6.
If you’re already using Android 4.0 or iOS 6, you’re likely familiar with the option to send a pre-made text reply to incoming calls you can’t take.
Cupertino’s newest hardware may have us purring, but Apple hasn’t left those of us with existing hardware out in the cold. iOS 6 should be appearing as an available update right now, or at least very shortly — depending on how taxed those servers get. It’ll be compatible with every iPhone since the 3GS, iPod touch 4G / 5G and this-and-last-year’s vintage of the iPad. Given the inexorable march of technology, some of the newer features won’t work on the older devices, but you can use our compatability checker to determine what new things you’ll be able to do in the next few hours.
Following AT&T’s announcement this morning, Apple confirmed 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours. That statistic more than doubles the pre-order record of approximately 1 million units held by the iPhone 4S (600,000 for iPhone 4). Apple also noted demand is exceeding its initial supply and some pre-order customers will not receive their device until October. For those doing the math, that is 83,333 units an hour (or 1,388 a minute, or 23 a second, etc.) over the first day. That’s enough iPhone 5 boxes to stretch 190 miles (or 1 million feet). It is Interesting that iPhone 5 pre-orders seem to line up with Phil Schiller’s statement about new iPhones selling as much as all previous generations combined—an observation we like to refer to as “Schiller’s Law”.