An internal document leaked to 9to5Mac reveals that Apple has decided to change the policy from 30 days to 14 days effective March 13th. Notably, Apple.com already reflects this change. The 30 day policy used to apply to iPhones purchased from Apple Retail Stores or its Online Store. Apple is making the change in an effort to have one universal return policy across all products and to match the 14 day policy of most carriers.
Apple has finally launched iOS 7.1 (build number: 11D167) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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.
Apple is releasing a new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 in a few days, according to a source. New version will be available in the Mac App Store and its referred to as “Supplement Update” to 10.8.5. The OS X 10.8.5 released earlier this month included Mail improvements, screensaver functionality, and WiFi connectivity. The new upgrade will include FaceTime fixes on the newer MacBook Airs, external drive connectivity, HDMI, and USB.
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.
Prior to iOS 6, it was quite a pain to attach photo or video to an email. One had to launch the Photos app, select the photos or videos and then tap on the share button to send them via email.
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.