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Apple's largest retail store yet, and its first in the Middle East, is on track to open in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates this summer, a new report reveals. The new Apple Store is expected to open in August of 2015, according to Khaleej Times, citing unnamed sources. The retail space is expected to be about 50,000 square feet in total, with a main entrance on the second level of the mall's new Fashion District. Word of Apple's United Arab Emirates store was first...
Rather than waiting for WWDC, Apple may update its 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac with Intel's latest Broadwell processors this week on Wednesday, according to a new rumor. Citing unnamed sources who have provided accurate information in the past, MacGeneration reported on monday that both a new 15-inch MacBook Pro and a new 27-inch iMac will be available on Wednesday. Additional details, including what changes might take place, and whether the refresh will apply...
During his commencement address at George Washington University on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates to follow their own North Star, saying there need not be a choice between "doing good and doing well." Source: GW Today Throughout his 20-minute speech Cook referenced the American civil rights movement, a universal quest for equality, chasing dreams while at the same time contributing to the greater good, and of course, Apple. With impassioned rhetoric, Cook...
Universal Studios released the first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle's highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic on Sunday, offering a glimpse at what to expect from the film and Michael Fassbender, who plays the late Apple cofounder. The trailer, posted to YouTube by Collider, shows a few seconds of Fassbender's treatment of Jobs, as well as shots of costars Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels, who...
In the midst of a major overhaul for its Maps service, Apple seems to have made another under-the-radar acquisition as the company apparently snapped up Coherent Navigation, makers of high-accuracy GPS devices and software. Coherent Navigation co-founders Paul Lego, William Bencze, and Brett Ledvina have all joined Apple in recent weeks, and the company's domain name has been redirected to Apple's network. The changes were first noted by MacRumors. The reasons behind...
Fitness tracking is a core Apple Watch feature, and Apple builds in comprehensive app support with its Workout app, but owners may want to check out third-party running-centric options with extras like route creation, coaching and social network integration. Since Apple currently does not allow developer access to Watch's heart rate sensor, its own Workout app is by default the most comprehensive for run analytics. Even without biometric monitoring, however,...
A relatively quiet week nevertheless witnessed some of the first detailed specs for the next-generation iPhone, as well as more news on Apple's plans for the Beats Music relaunch, and the first generation of HomeKit devices. Apple creates up to one million acres of managed Chinese forest On Sunday, Apple announced a partnership with World Wildlife Fund China to manage up to a million acres of Chinese forest. The company is ultimately aiming for a net-zero impact on...
Apple CEO Tim Cook chronicled a recent four-day trip to China on microblogging website Weibo, posting pictures and brief messages regarding Apple Store meet-ups, school visits and general goings on while in the country. Source: Tim Cook via Weibo Cook, who opened a Weibo account earlier this week, started his China tour on Monday with the announcement of environmental initiatives that will boost Apple's contribution of clean energy to the region, while reducing its...
A report claims seven employees at much maligned payments startup Clinkle quit on Friday citing in part CEO Lucas Duplan's withholding of information about supposed acquisition talks with Apple. Sources close to the matter told TechCrunch that Duplan's failure to inform employees about Apple's interest in Clinkle was just one of many recent problems for the company, which has yet to produce a viable product since its founding in 2011. Clinkle made headlines in 2013...
Apple on Friday began discontinuing many models of its professional 15-inch notebook ahead the company's annual developers conference, which is widely expected to give way to updated models with Force Touch trackpads and Intel's latest mobile processors. B&H shows a CTO 15" MacBook Pro model as discontinued. In an effort to draw down channel inventory ahead of the conference -- which runs June 8 to 12 in San Francisco -- Apple began delaying shipments of many...
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