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Apple Wants to Sell More iPhones Through Its Own Stores — But Can It?

Apple sells a lot of iPhones through its retail stores — but not nearly as many as it would like. Indeed, at a recent gathering of Apple Store …

Apple envisions touch screen to control your car's key features

Apple is trying to integrate itself even further into your car with a freshly patented dashboard touch screen.<p>Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and …

Apple to shift to IGZO displays next year, says report

Upcoming versions of the iPad and MacBook should offer a longer battery life, at least according to a new report.<p>Apple plans to brings IGZO displays to the iPad and MacBook, blog site Patently Apple said Wednesday, citing a report from Korea's IT News. If true, that means the technology would reach …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

Foxconn reportedly hiring workers for next-gen iPhone

Foxconn has begun recruiting workers for a next-gen iPhone, a Chinese-language report claimed Tuesday.<p>A recruitment firm that works with a Hon Hai (aka Foxconn) plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, has begun large-scale recruitment of workers for production of Apple's next-gen phone, according to a …

iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

If You Think Apple Customers Are Loyal Now, Watch And See What's In Store

<i>Third in a series</i><p>People who use competing products just don’t get the loyalty of Apple users. “<i>What is so special about the iPhone? That Macbook Air? An iPad Mini?”</i> The product specs rarely seem extraordinary, yet customers love them. Even in Korea, Apple scores higher on customer satisfaction than …

Apple testing Android-like local voice dictation for iOS

Apple is testing a local, offline version of Dictation voice input for iOS devices, according to strings of code found inside of the iOS 7 beta. The code, which was discovered by Hamza Sood, is located inside of both iOS 7 betas, but it is not present in iOS 6. Currently, when an iOS user uses …

Apple is planning a solar panel farm for its data center in Reno

Apple (s AAPL), working with Nevada utility NV Energy, is planning to build another solar panel farm next to a data center, and this time it’s for …

Apple Files iWatch Trademark in 6 Countries

Apple has filed a trademark for “iWatch” with Japan’s patent office, seeking to protect the name it has coined and adding credence to rumors that the company is developing a smartwatch, according to a June 3 filing made public last week (spotted by Bloomberg News).<p><b>UPDATE:</b> According to a 9to5 Mac …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Apple could include LinkedIn for deep iOS 7 integration

Even though Twitter has been Apple's pick of social networks to be integrated into iOS 7, it's looking like LinkedIn could also make it to the chosen circle.<p>Developers have found code-based references to deep LinkedIn integration in the beta version of iOS 7, which was supplied by Apple, according …

Apple clamping down on cheaters & adding new features for gamers in iOS 7

Apple is making some big improvements for gamers in the coming releases of iOS and OS X, and not just the new standardized gaming controllers we told you about previously. Not only is Apple introducing enhanced leaderboards, improved challenge modes, and new turn-based gaming features, it is also …

Apple to Bring Official Game Controller Support to iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks

- Jun 15, 2013<p>While Apple did show off several of the more prominent new features of iOS 7 at their WWDC keynote, and on their iOS 7 website, one …

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

California man uses iPhone GPS to track down thieves

Smartphone thieves beware. If you steal an iPhone, the owner can track you. That's what a California man did when robbed of his laptop, iPhone and iPad, according to a recent court case.<p>Three men accosted Enner Mendoza, a resident of Anaheim, Calif., last year. They pressed a hard object to the …

Office for iPhone: Microsoft delivers basic document editing, but no iPad version

A subscription version finally arrives<p>After months of rumors and speculation on Microsoft's Office plans for iOS, the software giant is finally delivering a copy for iPhone today. Office Mobile for iOS will be strictly iPhone-only initially, and Microsoft is only offering access to the application …

How Technology is Transforming Live Concert Bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses.<p>Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But the singer wasn’t so much …

Apple Retail's New Machines for Calibrating Replacement iPhone 5 Displays

Earlier this week, we noted that Apple had begun in-store repairs of iPhone 5 displays, a $149 procedure that is part of an effort by Apple to revamp its AppleCare and warranty services.<p>We had been told that Apple had sent new equipment to the stores in order to allow Geniuses to calibrate the …

Apple: Investors Calm Over Possible Partial iPhone, iPad Ban

Apple investors, a group recently characterized by pessimism on the tech giant’s future, this morning seemed oddly out of character. They stopped short of a large sell-off in Apple stock despite a legal decision that could stop the sale of some iPhones and iPads in the U.S.<p>The U.S. International …

Apple Drops New iTunes 11.0.4 With Sign-in, Syncing Fixes

Apple has released a new version of iTunes today, bringing the software to version 11.0.4. The update brings a much needed solution to a bug which would require you to sign in over and over on the iTunes Store.<p>The new iTunes also improves syncing behavior when you move between wireless and wired …

Report claims Apple’s iRadio will include both audio ads and traditional iAds

Following several reports from earlier this week claiming Apple’s much rumored free, ad-supported radio service would be tightly integrated with its iAd business, AdAge claims to have more details on how ads will work in the service.<p>In case you were wondering whether or not the ads would be audio …

It was Apple's way or the highway, e-book execs say

NEW YORK -- Two publishers testified this week that their e-book deals with Apple played a key role in their decisions to change digital book terms with Amazon and other retailers, giving weight to the government's antitrust case against Apple.<p>David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group USA, and Carolyn …

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Will flash or disk drives own the future of data storage?

<i>This is a guest post by Gary Gentry, SVP of solid state drives at Seagate.</i><p>“Flash or disk?” That question — whether the future of data storage would be defined by flash memory or hard drives — has been a looming battle in the storage industry for the last several years.<p>Hard drives, of course, remain …

What Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Really Thought About Each Other

"He and I, in a sense, grew up together," Gates said. "We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies. And every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always …

Adidas's New Smart Soccer Ball Tells You Everything About Your Kicks

Tech in sports typically revolves around maximizing performance in some nebulous and difficult-to-fact-check way. But Adidas has been doing some very …

Apple's Smart Watch May Not Launch Until Late 2014, Use Biometrics and iPod Nano Technology

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has on a number of occasions offered accurate information about Apple's product plans, issued a new research report this week outlining his expectations for Apple's rumored smart watch device, informally dubbed "iWatch". Despite some expectations that the …

Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple’s Share Buybacks

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Apple has a good deal of cash. And, in the Valley, the startup ecosystem — for many reasons — wants to see Apple spend that cash. As their cash pile continued to grow as their stock price and market cap …