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Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.
iPad mini with Retina display is now available for Personal Pickup in several stores across the USA,
According to the poll conducted by analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, 73% out of 106 early iPad Air buyers he interviewed at Apple Stores in New York City, were upgrading from older tablet models. Only 27% were new to Apple’s iPad.
Apple has confirmed that some of the iPhone 5s owners may be experiencing problems with their new smartphones. The issues deal with battery performance of the device. Because of the manufacturing error, Apple’s new flagship may suffer from reduced battery life.
Apple is expected to officially release OS X Mavericks this evening. Ahead of the launch, several sites have successfully activated push notifications for Safari - a feature that allows any web page to send OS X 10.9 users various updates.
After close to one week of sales, we found that, overall, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco held the largest market share in the U.S. for iPhone 5s and 5c activations. This is to be expected given the size of their populations. However the real surprise was that San Francisco came in third. Considering San Francisco is actually the 11th largest market in the U.S., its status as a technology haven also, clearly, translates to a culture of early adoption.
We then looked at the distribution of the iPhone 5s and 5c for each of the cities. Again, San Francisco stood out, showing the strongest preference for the 5s over the 5c (85% vs. 15%) among the top 12 major U.S. cities. Philadelphia showed the lowest preference with 72%.
Apple Store in New York gathered the biggest crowd ever seen before this Friday. On the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch day there were so many people willing to buy these devices, that the gold version of the Apple’s new flagship was sold out in a flash!
According to some police officials, the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system is probably the most protected.
After months of pressure from a global coalition of elected officials and law enforcement agencies, we are pleased that Apple is set to release a new mobile operating system that includes a theft deterrent feature called Activation Lock. This is an important first step towards ending the global epidemic of smartphone theft.
Looks like the new iPhones are really worth purchasing devices.
The report claims that Westfield, the company in control of all the retail space at the WTC, has found retailers for 90% of the first sites to open. This includes around 360,000 square feet in the Transportation Hub Oculus and in the lower levels of Larry Silverstein’s office towers two and three.
Westfield is said to have signed a lease with Victoria’s Secret — and is said to be close to deals with dozens of retailers, including Apple, J. Lindberg, Tory Burch, Theory, Michael Kors, Swatch and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as several glamorous international brands.
The three towers were designed by architects Foster + Partners. They are currently working on Apple’s new California headquarters and will also be designing the future San Francisco 2 retail store.
Nokia will show us its new Windows RT tablet very soon. The device will be thinner and lighter than the current iPad, apart from that, it will look similar to the Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. On top of that, it may get a bunch of new useful features, The Verge reports.
Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.
According to the latest New York Times report, an unknown zero-day iOS exploit was recently sold for $500.000. Well, we all knew that big companies like Apple pay hackers good money when they discover vulnerabilities in the operating system. But half a million... I think that’s too much.