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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 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.
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.
Logitech officially released its new iPhone game controller called PowerShell earlier today. Below you may take a look at what the guys from Switzerland came up with. The new gadget uses iPhone’s MFi game controller program. This program offers a standard framework that allows developers to create iOS 7 compatible gaming accessories.
Apple has released the very first iOS 7.1 beta to registered developers. The build number of this firmware version is 11D5099e, it is available for testing purposes only. Apart from the new iOS 7.1, the company from Cupertino seeded a new Apple TV beta.
The company from Cupertino has recently changed its Reuse and Recycling Program policies. From now on, customers can trade in their water damaged iPhones and a number of other devices.
The company from Cupertino will start using iBeacon technology in the Apple Retail Stores across the USA to assist with sales and various services. For those who don’t know, iBeacon is a kind of indoor positioning system based on Bluetooth. It consists of transmitters that are capable of detecting nearby iOS 7 devices and notifying of their presence.
According to the latest rumors, Apple acquires an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. The negotiations that started in July now seem to be nearly over - there’s only one legal issue left to be solved. As to the price of acquisition, it is approximately $345 million.
According to the latest report published on a Chinese site C Technology (via
Apple on Friday seeded the first OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks beta to developers. As noted by the guys from Cupertino, this is a maintenance and security update that aims at improving Mail, Graphics, and VoiceOver features of the operating system for Macs.
Some Retina iPad minis may show image retention issues, reports Marco Arment, a person that created a special test to detect the problem in MacBook Pros with Retina displays. Faulty IGZO-panels, according to the latest rumors, were manufactured by Sharp and this were probably these panels that caused production delays and forced Apple to release the tablet quietly.
Those geeks who are interested in the history of the company from Cupertino and its first computers can now download Apple II DOS source code and take a look at it. The download link is available below.