Following the news earlier this month that Apple Retail Chief John Browett was linked to an aborted attempt to drastically diminish the quality of the company’s retail stores by cutting employee pay and working hours in an effort to improve profit margins, a new report suggests that Mr. Browett’s controversial moves were orchestrated by none other than Apple’s CEO Tim Cook.
Apple is planning on introducing a new version of AirPlay that would allow users to stream audio to AirPlay Direct speakers without the requirement of a Wi-Fi network. Citing unnamed sources, The Telegraph reported that Apple will announce the technology, possibly dubbed “AirPlay Direct” at the September 12th media event where the company is widely expected to announce the iPhone 5.
Apple’s highly anticipated 7.85-inch iPad, frequently referred to as the “iPad mini,” will officially take its rumored name when the product is launched later this year. Additionally, the next iPod nano, to be unveiled alongside the iPad mini, will have built-in WiFi capabilities in order to take advantage of Apple’s iTunes Match music service.
Just a few months after the release of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a Retina-quality display is scheduled to come to laptop line’s 13-inch model. Production of high resolution displays for a future 13-inch MacBook Pro has already begun, with signs pointing to a fall release.
Apple is currently in talks with U.S. cable television providers to adapt the Apple TV device into a full-featured set-top box for viewing and recording live television. The proposed device would merge Apple’s existing Apple TV online and local streaming capabilities with TiVo-like functionality for live television.
Microsoft’s Surface tablet was announced to significant fanfare in June. Many pundits and early reviewers were impressed with the product’s design and software implementation of the new touch-focused Windows 8, but everyone was curious about one thing: the price. New information now suggests that Microsoft’s answer to the iPad will launch on October 26 for $199.
The rumored ‘iPad mini’ may look more like a larger iPod touch than a smaller iPad, according to a growing consensus powered by third party case leaks and schematics. In contrast with the iPad, which maintains a roughly uniformly wide bezel around the entire screen, the iPad mini may have a relatively thin bezel on the long dimensions, much the same as the iPod touch and iPhone.
New “leaked” photos posted late Sunday claim to show the logic board of the next generation “iPhone 5.” The photos show the front and rear of a logic board distinctly different from that on the iPhone 4 and 4S.
If you’re hoping for updates to Apple’s desktop Macs, there’s new information to whet your appetite: AppleInsider reported that a Mountain Lion boot camp file lists new Mac Pro and iMac models that have yet to be announced. In the past, these sorts of mentions in OS X and iOS files have signaled new products.
Three days after releasing supposedly leaked images showing a nano-SIM card tray in the next iPhone, new images have surfaced providing another look at the nano-SIM tray, a larger glass front, what appears to be part of the back of the phone, internal sensors, component connectors, and home buttons.
TMO Weekly Sponsor
ACM 233: Apple v. Judge Cote and Samsung v. Consequences
Apple's ongoing legal antitrust fight in the United States is starting to look like a battle between the company and…
MGG 477: Because It Was Time For a Wi-Fi Episode
What exactly syncs to my iCloud Keychain? How do I secure my Wi-Fi Network? How do I increase my Wi-Fi signal…