iPhone with Sapphire Display Glass Reportedly in Trial Production

Earlier this week, an Apple patent application highlighted Apple’s interest in potentially using sapphire as a display glass cover on future iPhones, and according to a new report [Google Translate] from Taiwan’s Apple Daily, the company’s assembly partner Foxconn has begun trial production on just such a device with an initial run of 100 units. […]

Nest’s Tony Fadell says it’s ‘up to Apple’ if company wants to keep ties following Google buyout

While Nest Labs has had a close relationship with Apple in the past, all that could change after the company was purchased by rival Google. But Nest CEO and former Apple executive Tony Fadell has said in a new interview that it’s entirely "up to Apple" how things proceed from here. More: continued here

Samsung Misses Earnings Estimates as Apple and Others Pressure Mobile Sales

Samsung’s corporate earnings missed expectations and its mobile division saw flat growth year-over-year due to pressure from inexpensive rivals and Apple’s new lineup of iPhones, according to an analysis of its fourth-quarter earnings by Bloomberg. The Korean conglomerate reported net income of 7.22 trillion won ($6.7 billion), well short of the 8.2 trillion won that […]

iWork for iOS and Mac Updated With Password-Protected Sharing, New Features [Updated]

Along with an update for its iWork for iCloud apps that brought an iOS 7-style redesign, Apple today released updates for its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, as well as minor updates for both iMovie for Mac and Podcasts for iOS. All of Apple’s iWork apps, including its iWork for iCloud apps, now […]

Apple Celebrates Thirty Years of Macintosh with Homepage Tribute, Visual Timeline, ‘Mac 30’ Video

To celebrate the debut of the original Macintosh 30 years ago today, Apple has posted a tribute on the homepage of its website, and has also created a special “Thirty Years of Mac” section accompanied by a new “Mac 30” video looking at the past and present of its signature desktop computer. Happy Birthday, Mac. […]

Apple’s Tim Cook jokes about secrecy, sapphire glass, and a mythical ‘iRing’

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News about the 30th anniversary of the Mac, but the conversation naturally delved into other subjects like future products, on which the CEO was unsurprisingly tight-lipped. More: continued here

Reports of iTunes Radio Working in the U.K. After iPhone Restore

Over the past several months, iTunes users in the U.K. and several other countries have noticed the availability of the welcome screen of iTunes Radio on their devices, hinting at an upcoming release. As of today, MacRumors has had a few reports from U.K. and Australian users that have been able to access and listen […]

Tim Cook Speaks With ABC News About Thirtieth Anniversary of Macintosh, Interview Airs Tomorrow

ABC News will air an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook on World News with Diane Sawyer tomorrow evening to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the introduction of the Macintosh (via 9to5Mac). The interview, between ABC’s David Muir and Cook, will air tomorrow at 6:30PM Eastern, though a small portion of the interview will […]

Apple Expands Worldwide Access to Educational Content

Apple has announced that iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager are expanding into new markets across Asia, Latin America, Europe, and elsewhere around the world. iBooks Textbooks bring Multi-Touch texts with dynamic, current, and interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries. iTunes U Course Manager, available in 70 countries, allows educators to […]

Apple Looking to Develop Mobile Payment Service

Apple is looking to develop a new mobile payment service on the back of its hundreds of millions of iTunes Store accounts, most of which have credit cards already attached, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report claims Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president in charge of Internet Software and Services — including the […]

Tim Cook will ‘absolutely’ press Congress for more transparency over surveillance

In a one-on-one interview with ABC News’ David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for the U.S. government to be more open about its surveillance efforts after revealing his company is under a gag order regarding such matters. More: continued here

Tim Cook Discusses Apple’s Culture of Secrecy, Sapphire, and More in ABC News Interview

In honor of today’s thirtieth anniversary of the introduction of the Macintosh, Apple CEO Tim Cook and executives Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble recently sat down for an interview with ABC News. ABC’s David Muir was a guest on Good Morning America this morning, where he introduced a short preview of the interview, which airs […]