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iPhone may have to find a new name in India

India is a huge growing market for the iPhone, but a trademark dispute brought by a local Indian company called iVoice Enterprises could throw a wrench in those plans — by attempting to bar Apple from using the handset name it made famous.<p>You see, as it turns out, back in early 2007 iVoice …

Intellectual Property

Craig Federighi is Apple's new Steve Jobs

When Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, Apple lost more than its CEO: It lost the charismatic face of the company.<p>But Apple (AAPL) has found its voice again in its dynamo engineering chief Craig Federighi.<p>Federighi spent nearly 1 hour and 17 minutes on stage during Apple's two-hour Worldwide …

Apple could unveil a shockingly different-looking Mac OS next week

Prepare for the things on your computer screen to look a lot different soon—if you’re using a Mac, at least. One of the new products that Apple is expected to reveal next week is a radically redesigned version of OS X, its Mac operating system.<p>The new software likely won’t be available to the …

Apple Taps UK Engineer for New Optical Image Stabilization System for iOS Device Cameras

In line with yesterday's report claiming that the iPhone 6 will retain an 8-megapixel rear camera while focusing on other aspects such as image stabilization to improve performance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published an Apple patent application (via <i>Unwired View</i>) outlining a …

Apple to reach 600 million users by end of 2013, says analyst

Apple could see more than 600 million users by the end of 2013, up from 500 million currently, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Hubert.<p>The 600 million figure assumes that 40 percent of Apple's device sales will be to new customers. If the forecast holds true, Apple stands to generate a …

If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there’s no chance in hell he’d get hired

Not political. Collaborators. People who really don’t care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.<p>In other words, if Steve Jobs was applying for a job at Apple today, he’d probably get shown the door …

Apple trolls us with ‘iWatch’ tease in latest iPhone music ad

Here’s an amusing little image for your Friday: the screenshot above is a clip from Apple’s newest “Music Every Day” ad, which was posted on their YouTube channel last night.<p>If you pay attention at around 0:30 in the commercial, you’ll see what would almost appear to be someone wearing a large, …

Apple seeds OS X 10.8.4 beta build 12E55 to developers

A little over a week since the previous build, Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.4 beta 12E55 to developers. Once again, the build contains no known issues and Apple asks developers to focus on Safari, Graphics, WiFi, and Windows File Sharing. <i>Thanks, D!</i>

iOS 7 UI overhaul monochrome, flat, and tipped for iPhone first

Hints at the comprehensive interface changes expected in Apple’s iOS 7 have emerged in fresh leaks from the company, tipping a flatter, more …

Apple Airs Incredible New iPhone Ad: ‘Music Every Day’

- May 24, 2013<p>Following last month’s impressive “Photos Every Day” iPhone add, Apple has now begun airing a second at in the same series – only this …

iOS 7: What it needs, and what it won't be getting in video

Now Playing: Watch this: iOS 7: The features it needs<p>3:38<p>Which features does iOS 7 desperately need, and which will Apple probably not bother with? …

Apple joins BlackBerry and Samsung in getting Pentagon approval

Apple's mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad have been cleared for use on the US Pentagon's networks, joining Samsung and BlackBerry in the …

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

Apple seeks to add Galaxy S4 to ongoing Samsung patent suit in California

In its ongoing second major patent trial against Samsung, Apple yesterday filed a statement with the US District Court in California claiming that after examining the recently released Galaxy S4 it has “concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the …

iPhone 5S To Get Sapphire Crystal Home Button With Fingerprint Sensor [Rumor]

The iPhone 5S could come with a sapphire crystal capacitive touch home button that incorporates a new fingerprint sensor, according to supply chain sources in Taiwan.<p>Apple is expected to do away with the traditional physical home button, which has long been one of the most unreliable components on …

Waiting for the iPad Mini Retina? Think about this

An iPad Mini Retina looks possible this year. But will it duplicate the first Mini's success and dimensions?<p>Production of the display for the Retina Mini should start by July with a product likely in the third calendar quarter, DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim recently told CNET. (That said, …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more accurate.<p>During Bill Gates' interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes," Microsoft's chairman released some emotion when speaking of visiting Steve Jobs during the Apple …

iOS Devices to be Granted Pentagon Security Clearance This Week

- May 13, 2013<p>The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday that it plans to allow Apple devices running iOS 6 onto the Pentagon’s secure …

A Teary-Eyed Bill Gates Emotionally Recalls His Final Meeting With Steve Jobs

- May 13, 2013<p>During an interview with Charlie Rose that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, an emotional Bill Gates talked about his final …

Tim Cook Coffee Auction Closes Tomorrow, Current High Bid at $605,000

With one day to go before bidding closes, the CharityBuzz auction for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is at $605,000. Bidding has slowed considerably since the first couple of days, with only one bid -- the current winning mark of $605,000 -- since April 26th.<p>The current high bid for coffee with Tim …

CHART OF TODAY: Apple's Surprisingly Steady iTunes Growth

Apple's iTunes business exceeded $4 billion revenue last quarter. Horace Dediu broke down where all the sales are coming from on his site, Asymco. As you can see, it's mostly a mix of content and app sales.<p>The interesting thing, Dediu notes, is that growth has been steady at 29% each quarter. This …

Apple Continues Building iWork Team, Adds New Job Listings

Apple has been beefing up its iWork team since early February, and has posted several new job listings in recent weeks.<p>The latest job posting, which was added this morning, seeks a software QA engineer. As noted by <i>Apple Bitch</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) the position specifies that the engineer will work on …

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