Apple depends on chip makers like Qualcomm but is now planning to develop baseband chips for iPhone and iPads in-house according to a report from Digitimes.
Apple Toolbox took aerial photos of Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus a month ago and there were still a few old building left standing, but the new aerial photos of the site appear to show that the demolition is now complete. The photos also show a few construction vehicles preparing the ground for construction.
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According to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report, Apple may be launching its iWatch in the third quarter of 2014. The wearable device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer while TPK and Richtek, a Taiwan-based chip design house, will supply panels and chips for the device, according to report.
During the Apple vs Samsung trial we are given a peek of Samsung internal documents. One slide shows that Samsung’s number one priority in 2012 was “beating Apple”. The slide, from a Samsung business forecast from 2011, state that Apple was an “extremely real and urgent threat”.
In a document that has surfaced in the Apple-Samsung trial, Apple has determined that consumers want a phone with a larger display and cheaper price.
Apple opened its first retail store in Turkey, the store is located in Istanbul’s Zorlu Center. The two story complex design includes a monolithic glass roof that is shaped into a cube with Apple’s logo on top, a decorative pool between the glass and surface. is very similar to Apples 5th Avenue store in New York City
Apple has contributed in Bono’s (Product)RED charity by selling special red versions iOS devices and accessories and reached $65 million last September making the company the largest contributor among participating companies donating portions of profits from products sold under the (Product)Red branding. . Today it was announced that Apple has reached $70 million which goes directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa.
A week ago Apple released the fourth beta version of OS X Mavericks and last night the company seeded the fifth beta version OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (build number:13D33) to developers.
A report from AppleInsider shows Apple has filed a patent application that describes a method of adding pressure sensitivity to a touchscreen using a combination of capacitive touch, infrared light and other sensing technologies without making the hardware bulky.
According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple purchased Novauris, A speech recognition company founded by Jim Baker, and has put it to work on Siri. Novauris Technologies, founded in 2002, came out of Dragon Systems R&D U.K. Ltd., a company that is well known as one of the biggest pioneers in voice recognition technology. Some of the company’s members include Yoon Kim, Melvyn Hunt, and John Bridle, which have background at Dragon, Nortel, and notably SRI, a company which helped get Apple’s Siri off the ground. Bridle and Hunt bought the company back in 2004 with help from private investors.