Apple has welcomed its new SVP of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts with 113,334 restricted stock units that are worth $68M beased on yesterdays closing share price, which crossed the $600 mark for the first time since 2012. The stocks will fully vest in 2018, so Ahrendts will have to wait till then to get the full payout.
Apple has added Angela Ahrendts photo and biography to its executive leadership website to reflect the beginning of her new role with the company as their new Senior Vice President of Retail And Online Stores.
The Washington Post has reported that Apple and a few other companies are planing to inform users of secret data data requests from law enforcement agencies. Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google all believe that users have a right to know when when their information is being targeted for government seizure.
KCBS news and traffic reporter Ron Cervi took some aerial photos of Apple’s Campus 2 construction progress.
You can see in the images bellow the outlines where Apple is planning to build its circular spaceship campus. The new building will be an all-glass structure designed by Norman Foster and will occupy 2.8 million square feet and accommodate 2,400 cars in an underground parking garage.
The Dev Center was offline for maintenance work over the weekend, but this time a security issue that leaked private information of accounts was also patched.
The Stonehenge monument is a UNESCO approved World Heritage Site and Apple has just add it to its 3D Flyover. Go to Apple Maps and type Stonehenge in the search box and tap the 3D icon at the bottom to get an aerial view of the ancient monument.
In a segment titled ‘A New Kind of Apple Farm’ Anne Thompson, NBC’s chief environmental correspondent, was given a rare look inside Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina data center.
Angela Ahrendts announced she was leaving Burberry last October and Apple also announced last year that she would be joining the company this spring. Tim Cook has now confirmed during the earnings conference call that Ahrendts will be joining Apple next week.
Apple is now letting anyone have access to beta builds of OS X with a new OS X Beta Seed Program, which means any one can now test out pre-release builds of the Mac software not just developers. The Developer Program cost is pretty steep at $99 per year, but now you can join the OS X Beta Seed Program for free by simply signing up with your Apple ID. If you would like to test beta releases of iTunes, iOS and other Apple related software, I would suggest you stick to the Developer Program.
Apple is now airing an iPhone 5s ad titled “Gigantic” on ABC.The ad starts out with the Pixies getting ready to play their song called “Gigantic”, which is available in iTunes, the ad continues to play the song in the background while showcasing a few things that can be done with the iPhone like creating music, playing games on a big screen, taking photos, recording videos, and tracking your health. The ad ends with a message “You’re more powerful than you think”.