Month: December 2012

How Apple fared in 2012

This past year was the first full year that Apple did not have Steve Jobs leading the company, and according to 9To5Mac, it was a particularly "prolific" year in terms of both new products and company changes. 9To5Mac recently summed up its top Apple stories of 2012, with the iPhone 5 launch, the redesigned third…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg blames iPhone for crime increase

According to recent reports, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has blamed iPhones and iPads for an increase in crime in the city. The New York Times reported that a rise in the theft of Apple devices is partly responsible for a increase in the city's annual crime index. Mayor Bloomberg said on December 29,…

High demand for iPad mini in China leads to work through the holiday

Apple's supply chain partners in China will be working through the Chinese New Year in order to keep up with the high demand for the iPad mini and iPhone 5 devices, Brightwire reported based off information from Taiwanese news site United Daily News. MacRumors indicated that this report comes as Apple's online stores around the globe…

The mysterious case of the disappearing Apple TV movie icon

9To5Mac recently reported that several users have reported that the movies and TV shows icon in the Apple TV menu mysteriously disappeared on December 27. "While the problem originally appeared to only affect users located in the U.K., more reports on Twitter, as highlighted in the selection of tweets below, from New York, France, Ireland…

BlueStacks tool allows Mac users to run Android apps

Silicon Valley-based application maker BlueStacks recently reported passing the 5 million installs point on both Windows and Mac platforms, 9To5Mac reported. BlueStacks just released the latest version of its mobile app player, which allows Mac users to run almost any Android app on their notebook. "BlueStacks is today releasing a free version of its mobile…

Report hints that Apple and Intel are working together to create new smart watches

Chinese tech site TGBus recently reported that tech giants Apple and Intel have teamed up and are currently working together to create a new Bluetooth-enabled smart watch. The report indicated that the watch is rumored to include a 1.5-inch OLED display from RITEK subsidiary RiT display. It is expected to launch in the first half…

Better working conditions at Foxconn’s Apple factories

If you're curious about working conditions in Apple factories that are not located in the United States, a recent report from The New York Times should prove interesting. The report detailed improved working conditions in Foxconn's Apple factories in China. 9To5Mac reported that the Times and Apple have had a year of conflict, beginning when…

New MacBook models expected in June

DigiTimes experts recently reported that Apple has issued requests for quotations (RFQ) to supply chain makers in Taiwan for revised models of its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air series for introduction in June 2013. DigiTimes cited Apple supply chain sources, who noted that the MacBook Air 2013 model is likely to feature a new processor…

App Store revenue rises 70 percent on Christmas Day

A recent Distimo report found that daily download activity and revenue both soared this holiday season for Apple applications. Distimo compared this year's data with data from December 2011 to find what sort of growth Apple experienced this year. By comparing download activity from Christmas Day with the average activity from the month of December,…

Apple’s iPad, iPhone devices could get thinner, lower power displays in 2013

Apple is in the process of evaluating the prospect of using Sharp's IGZO displays for new models of the iPad, iPad mini and iPhone products in 2013, according to a recent DigiTimes report. "We've heard rumors about Sharp's IGZO displays over the past year, but no Apple products yet seem to use the new technology,"…