That's one of the details from "Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products," a new unauthorized biography about Apple's designer in chief that hit stores today. It's chock-full of tidbits about the designer, but many of the interesting insights revolve around the details and personality of Apple's notoriously secretive industrial design group.
Nintendo has stated, firmly and more than once, that it won't be bringing its proprietary titles to mobile formats. If The Legend of Zelda were to come to mobile, though, we don't think it could do a better job than the newly released Oceanhorn.
Owners of the Wi-Fi-only iPad and iPod Touch will be able to download and use BlackBerry Messenger before the end of the day.
BlackBerry confirmed Thursday that updates to BBM for Android and iOS will start to roll out as free downloads during the day.
Available through the Apple App Store, the iOS edition of BBM will offer several enhancements. Tops on the list is support for the Wi-Fi-only iPad and iPod Touch. But there's more in store.
You'll also be able to invite a BBM contact to your BBM groups via e-mail, a handy option if you … Read more
A new iPad Mini tracker has been launched by a surprising source.SeaTurtle.org, which devotes most of its pages to the protection of sea turtles, can now tell you where to find one of the new iPad Minis. The site's iDevice Availability Notifier displays a grid of Apple stores listed alphabetically by state. The grid reveals which model Minis are available in which stores.
The page shows all of the Retina iPad Mini models from all carriers and in all capacities. A green cell means the tablet was in stock as of the last check, while a red … Read more
The figures come on top of the $600 million Samsung already has to pay after a judge vacated about $450 million of the original award.
Apple attorney Harold McElhinny and Samsung attorney Bill Price made the comments during opening statements here at a retrial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. A new jury of eight people … Read more
Apple's iPad Mini with Retina display, which hit store shelves this week, is not so easy to repair, according to iFixit.
iFixit on Wednesday released its official teardown of the iPad Mini with Retina display and discovered that the device, like the Apple tablets that preceded it, would prove a challenge for anyone who wants to take it apart and attempt some repairs. In fact, iFixit gave the device a 2 out of 10 for repairability; the higher the number, the easier a device is to repair. The bottom line: the iPad Mini with Retina display isn't so … Read more
Apple plans to spend billions next year to automate certain tasks in its production line.
The company recently revealed in its 10-K filing that it has earmarked $11 billion for capital expenditures for 2014. Out of that amount, around $10.5 billion will go toward product tooling, manufacturing process equipment, and corporate facilities and infrastructure, including information systems hardware, software, and enhancements.
Specifically, much of the spending will be on equipment that can tackle the mass production of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, among other devices, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Citing "people with knowledge of the company's manufacturing methods,&… Read more
Judge Lucy Koh, speaking before jury selection in a retrial of a separate suit Apple filed against Samsung, told attorneys for the companies that she would like them to try to reach a settlement and that she would prefer the companies' CEOs participate in the talks.
"I ask that before March, there be one last, or additional, attempt to see if you can resolve these … Read more
Apparently, it's never too early to tease a Black Friday sale.
Target sells the base 16GB Wi-Fi version of the iPad Air for $479, or $20 less than at Apple. The gift card essentially cuts it down by another $100. The gift card also applies to all other iPads, including the iPad 2, which sells for $350.
Editors' note: And now it's really, really official: Here's Apple's Tuesday morning press release on the iPad Mini with Retina display going on sale.
In a bit of a surprise move, the Apple Store began accepting orders for the iPad Mini Retina at midnight Monday after word of the tablet's impending launch leaked out in an internal notification intended for support technicians and resellers.
Wi-Fi-only versions sporting 16GB and 32GB of storage are expected to ship to buyers in one to three business days, while the 64GB and 128GB versions list shipping expectations of five to … Read more