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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.
Shipping estimates for iPhone 5s have changed to 1-2 weeks. That means that the company continues to increase production of its flagship device and makes everything possible to ship the required number of units to customers as soon as possible.
A large number of Apple’s Retail Stores around the world will be closed a few hours earlier next weekend - on November 17th and November 18th.
Apple will build a special sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona in order to produce components for its iPhones, iPads and possibly Macs and MacBooks. Such information was shared by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Monday.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.
Apple is expected to roll out the update for OS X Mavericks soon. This update will include some bug fixes for the Mail, iBooks, Safari, and the Remote Desktop Client apps. All of these minor updates are being tested by Apple’s employees.
Apple’s top iOS Engineering Vice President - Henri Lamiraux - retired from Apple a couple of weeks ago. This happened just after the iOS 7.0.3 release. According to Lamiraux’s words, he planned to leave the company a “little while ago”. As we can see, Apple’s former top iOS engineer successfully accomplished the task he'd set.