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
According to a report Nikkei, Apple is in talks with Japan’s Renesas Electronics to purchase a unit of the company, Renesas SP Drivers, a unit that designs chips for smartphone displays. The chips determine a display’s quality, performance, and overall energy efficiency.
But even though it’s largely down to us to keep tabs on things like battery and data use, there are still plenty of apps out there that can help, and one of the better ones for iOS has just gone free for a limited time.
DataMan is not only incredibly accurate and thorough, but offers a very palatable user interface that remains in-keeping with the overall aesthetic of iOS 7. Once installed, it not only lets you keep track of how much data you’re using, but can also forecast, based upon your activity, how much you will use in the future.
Apple will open its first official Apple Retail Store in the Zorlu Center Mall located in Istanbul, Turkey on April 5th. The official announcement came in emails to customers and a banner in the physical store.
Apple has filed an application for a patent with the USPTO on Thursday for “transparent texting” technology which lets users see what is happening in front of them while texting. Apple’s also filed for a patent application back in 2012 and credits Stephen T. Payne as its inventor.
For the first time Apple has publicly shared some details of the iPhone’s development. This comes just a few days before next week’s patent infringement trial with Samsung Electronics. Greg Christie, the person in charge of coming up with the iPhone, speaks to the Wall Street Journal in an interview and gives us rare insight at how Apple functioned in 2007 including an interesting conversation he had with then Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Apple offering refunds for recent in-app purchases if they were made by a minor. This is one of several steps the company has taken in to curb inadvertent in-app purchases by children. The email sent to iTunes account owners gives instruction on how to receive a refund if a purchase inadvertently was made by a minor. You can login to your iTunes account and fill out a form. Apple will process the request and give a refund if necessary.
NPR’s channel, which should be live today, will offer a free stream, 24 hours a day, which mixes live news with segments from pre-recorded shows like “All Things Considered” and “The Diane Rehm Show.” NPR officials say that within weeks, some of the broadcaster’s local stations should begin offering their own channels, with a similar mix of live and taped news.
Apple expanded its Maps Flyover feature, which offers photo-realistic, interactive 3D views to three new cities.
New locations include Perth (Australia), Saint-Tropez (France) and Cordoba (Spain).
Apple had introduced the feature in iOS 6, and has been slowly expanding coverage. Earlier in the year, Apple added the feature in Cape Town (South Africa), Helsinki (Finland)and Marseille (France).
Apple has officially announced the relaunch of iPad 4 with Retina Display which is replacing the aging iPad 2. As expected, the device is now available once again on Apple’s website, with only a 16 GB capacity.
There aren’t any changes to the device. This model replaces the iPad 2, which has been around since the days of the 30-pin connector. The newer version includes Apple’s custom dual-core A6X processor, a 5 MP iSight camera, and 1.2 MP FaceTime camera. (Press release below:)