Financial markets in Europe reacted late Wednesday to rumors that Apple is preparing a bid to purchase German luxury TV firm Loewe, sending the boutique company's stock up nearly 40 percent.
Rumors surrounding Apple's iWatch smartwatch device keep coming on strong and the latest claims the company has 100 people working on the unconfirmed product. The team apparently includes hardware and software designers from the iPhone and iPad, managers, and staff from the company's marketing group.
Apple has been granted a broad patent describing how advanced sensors attached to devices or worn by users can monitor and analyze movement, force, and environmental conditions. Many of the described functions fit well with possible features of the rumored Apple "iWatch."
Rumors of a forthcoming Apple “iWatch” exploded over the weekend, fueled by reports that the Cupertino iDevice maker is already testing prototypes of a device that will run a version of iOS and integrate closely with the iPhone.
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 may finally unveil the long-awaited update to the Mac Pro in the next few months, according to information reportedly given by the company to an Authorized Reseller in France this week. With the current Mac Pro about to be banned in the EU due to new safety requirements, Apple has reportedly promised a new Mac Pro model for this spring.
Sources claim that over 40 percent of Apple's iPhone sales last quarter were from the iPhone 4S. Is this a bad sign for the iPhone 5, an understandable consequence of the iPhone 5's rollout, or merely false rumors in a battle between the companies that produce the two iPhone models?
Image files hidden in the iPad's iOS 6.1 firmware add support to the longstanding rumors that Apple may soon launch a Pandora-like "iRadio" service. The images show a radio tower icon, a plus button, the word "buy" in the filename, and may apply to an online internet service or even a future FM tuner in Apple's tablet.
Apple is reportedly in talks with Time Warner to offer the company's HBO GO service on the Apple TV. HBO GO allows current HBO subscribers to view hundreds of hours of premium content on demand.
The next full-sized iPad will adopt the same GF2 DITO display technology that Apple introduced in the iPad mini, sources claim. The new thin-film process will allow Apple to make significant reductions to the thickness and weight of the forthcoming fifth-generation iPad.
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