Apple surprised everyone on Tuesday morning by quietly launching it's brand new Retina Display iPad mini, but getting one in your hands today is easier said than done. While you can order online for delivery in a few days, picking one up in a store is near impossible, and you most likely won't find any display models, either.
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 5.01 Tuesday, a release that adds RAW support for new cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony. RAW is the native file format for Digital SLR cameras.
What do you get if you take one tiny state with no sales tax, one part proximity to some of the highest population density in the U.S., and stir in the most popular smartphone on the planet? You get the Apple Store retail location that sells more iPhones than any other, and it's in Delaware.
Apple quietly began selling the brand new iPad mini with Retina Display Tuesday morning, and at first it appeared that the only way to get one would be to order online for delivery, or visit your local Apple Store in person. Now Apple is letting shoppers use its Personal Pickup service, too, just as it does with the iPad Air.
Apple is doing its part to help with Red Cross relief for victims of the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines by adding a donation page to the iTunes Store. Just like previous Red Cross donation efforts Apple has participated, the company is making it easy to donate as little as US$5 and up to $200.
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Typhoon Haiyan left a horrible trail of death and destruction in its wake, so its great to see companies like Apple helping get funds to the Red Cross to help with the relief and recovery efforts.
Apple is ramping up for the holiday buying season, not only by quietly releasing the Retina Display iPad mini, but also with its usual festive Web store spruce-up and gift giving ideas.
Apple has quietly—oh, so quietly—launched the iPad mini with Retina Display on the online Apple Store. This marks the softest launch we've seen for a major new Apple product, suggesting that supply will be quite limited.
Rejoice Katniss/iPad fans, because Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy is finally available on iBooks. The books are some of the most popular books of the last five years, and were the biggest holdout for iBooks until a few days ago.
We have a complex story coming out of New York that says GlobalFoundries is going to be making at least some of Apple's A-series chips in the company's "Fab 8" facility in Malta, NY. What's interesting is that according to the story, Samsung will be helping GlobalFoundries set it up. Bryan Chaffin examines the issues.
Apple's TV ambitions have been "put on hold again," according to unnamed sources cited by NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Gagnon. Those sources are in the TV industry's supply chain, and Mr. Gagnon speculates that Apple could be focusing on another long-rumored product entry, wearable computers (or wearables). Bryan Chaffin argues that there's not much meat on this rumor bone.
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