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Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson were on hand in Italy to attend a high-fashion coming out party for Apple Watch at upscale Milanese restaurant Carlo e Camilla. During the festivities, important guests were provided early copies of Apple Watch, as well as what appears to be Sport Bands in custom colors. Source: Umberta Gnutti Beretta via Twitter Socialite Umberta Gnutti Beretta, wife of Beretta firearms president Franco Beretta, posted to Instagram a few photos...
Two men in Tulsa, Okla. were hospitalized on Friday after stabbing each other in a fight over the superiority of iPhones versus Android devices, according to a local ABC TV affiliate. KTUL reported that a woman found one of the men stumbling around Evergreen Apartments around 1 a.m., covered in blood. Police were called, and subsequent investigation discovered that the men had been drinking. When the phone argument turned violent, the pair broke their beer bottles and...
Apple on Friday began sending out Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 ticket confirmations to lucky developers who were selected at random after registering to attend the annual event scheduled for June. Source: Robert Neagu via Twitter As seen in the image above, posted to Twitter by iOS developer Robert Neagu, Apple's WWDC 2015 lottery process is underway after registrations closed earlier today. Confirmations are going out to developers around the world, though some...
Hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apple's official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam, according to an updated Support Pages document. In a change to a support webpage that helps customers distinguish genuine Lightning cable and adapter accessories from knock-offs, Apple on Friday added Brazil and Vietnam to the list of official countries of assembly. Previously, markings on Apple's Lightning...
In a marked departure from his former career at Apple, Scott Forstall posted on Twitter for the first time on Friday to announce his role as a co-producer in an upcoming Broadway musical, Fun Home. During his tenure at Apple, which began in 1997, Forstall was responsible for core aspects of Mac and later iOS software design, ultimately ending up as the senior vice president in charge of iOS. He was forced out in the wake of the release of iOS 6 in 2012, which was...
Apple's iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus will likely perform better in the June and September quarters than previous iPhone models, analyst Gene Munster believes, which will help to propel shares of the company's stock to new highs. In a note to investors on Friday, the Piper Jaffray analyst called Apple's iPhone 6 product cycle a "fundamentally different" story than previous models. The note, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider explains that in previous...
Investment bank FBR this week rated Apple stock with a massive $185 price target, forecasting that the iPhone maker will eventually become the world's first corporation valued at $1 trillion. In a memo supplied to AppleInsider, FBR analyst Daniel Ives argued that Apple's main strength is actually its closed software ecosystem, since mobile hardware is becoming "increasingly commoditized," and a closed system helps drive shoppers into picking Apple electronics and...
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Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson made an appearance at today's viewing event for the Apple Watch at the Salone del Mobile, a furniture design fair currently underway in Milan, Italy. As planned, the viewing took place at Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, an upscale restaurant, according to Macitynet.it. The different Watch ranges were displayed in glass-topped tables like those in Apple Stores. Visitors were also able to arrange for try-on...
The unprecedented financial success Apple has seen since Tim Cook took over as chief executive makes him the best corporate leader in America when it comes to pay versus performance, according to a new Bloomberg executive ranking. Cook's $65.2 million in 2014 compensation amounts to just 0.2 percent of Apple's $28.6 billion "economic profit" since 2012, Bloomberg notes. No other chief executive boasts a ratio equal to or lower than Cook's. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella...
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