Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.
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A pair of Apple’s patent applications that deal with Touch ID have been spotted on Patently Apple. These applications explain how the new iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor works and where the fingerprints are stored. At last we have some information from the trusted source.
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet on Sunday confirmed that the company from Cupertino has purchased an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. This sum of acquisition is $360 million and this is probably the only thing we know for sure.
According to the latest job listings posted on Apple’s official website, the company from Cupertino is currently looking for a Reuse (Trade-In) Worldwide Program Manager. This person will be responsible for managing “all current world wide programs, developing and implementing programs in emerging markets”.
Product (RED) Mac Pro, designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson, was sold on Saturday for $977,000. The device, which was at first expected to be purchased for about $40,000-60,000, surprisingly became the most expensive personal computer ever created. The charity Sotheby's auction aimed at raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Samsung will pay Apple for copying some of the iPhone key features and design elements. For those who don’t remember - last year the South Korean company was found guilty of violating several Apple patents. The sum Samsung was ordered to pay Apple last year was $1.05 billion.
Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.
Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn - is currently thinking on building a new manufacturing facility in the United States. The new plant, according to the latest rumors, will be built in Pennsylvania very soon.
Apple released an improved OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks beta to developers on Tuesday. The new version differs a bit from the one released last week; according to Apple, it contains a number of important bug fixes and tweaks.
Apple executives are asking employees to review new Business Conduct Policy. As to the policy itself, it explains how Apple employees should behave in and outside of the company and deals with such topics as public speaking, giving answers to press inquiries etc.
The company from Cupertino is launching an aggressive trade-in program in India. Sources claim that Apple executives met with retail partners in the country last week to discuss the details of the offer. In order to make the residents of India purchase iPhone 5c or iPhone 4S, Apple will be offering incredible discounts for all those who decide to change iPhone 4 in working condition for the newer device.
According to the latest report from one of the Far East tech websites, Apple has recently begun field trials of iPhone 6. The device is expected to be launched next year and what’s even more interesting - it can feature a large 4.9-inch display.
After long years of announcements, presentations and various meetings, it finally became clear - Apple will build a new campus. The company from Cupertino on Tuesday received final approval for its project from Cupertino City Council. What that means is that Apple can now officially start construction of the new headquarters.