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Apple continued its slew of updates today by releasing the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 for OS X. The update adds support for the RAW file format for several new cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. It's available now via Apple's support site or the Mac App Store's Software Update.
Apple issued a rare statement Thursday in response to the proposals to and subsequent lawsuit against the company by Greenlight Capitol manager David Einhorn. Apple's statement addresses claims by Mr. Einhorn that an upcoming shareholder proposal would eliminate the company's ability to issue preferred stock.
Apple released AirPort Utility 6.2 for OS X on Thursday. The update adds new Wi-Fi setup features and international support in addition to the usual bug fixes. It's available now from Apple's support site or via Software Update on the Mac App Store.
The first beta build of iOS 6.1.1, released by Apple to developers Wednesday, surprisingly does not patch any of the exploits in iOS 6.1 that are required for the evasi0n jailbreak, according to a member of the jailbreak’s development team, although evasi0n users are still discouraged from updating until the team has a chance to see the final 6.1.1 build.
Rumors and leaks suggest that the 5th gen iPad will be thinner and narrower with the same relative proportions as the iPad mini. Using this information, MacRumors has prepared high quality renderings of what such a device would look like.
Apple's results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013 sent the stock spiraling, despite record numbers in both revenue and profit. Statistics firm Statista released a chart Thursday hoping to put Apple's "disappointing" quarter, in which it beat all U.S. companies in terms of profit, in context.
Apple has filed for a patent application to make the iPhone more accessible to users with hearing impairments. The application describes how a future iPhone could automatically switch to a hearing aid compatible mode based on sensors that detect if the user is wearing a hearing aid device.
Apple is continuing to extensively test the next maintenance update to OS X Mountain Lion. The tenth prerelease build of 10.8.3 was released to developers Wednesday. Notably, the build fixes the file bug reported earlier this week.
After several delays and a request for a lower judge's review, Apple will know by August if the import ban it requested against Samsung will be granted. Apple's ITC complaint against the Korean company was first filed in mid-2011 and will have its final ruling no later than August 1, 2013.
Apple took no time off from the development of iOS and has released the first beta of iOS 6.1.1 to developers a little more than a week after the public release of iOS 6.1. The prerelease update, available for download at Apple's developer site, brings significant improvements to the Maps app for Japanese users. There are no other known changes at this time.