Apple’s rumored iRadio service may be delayed beyond the expected launch during the company’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). According to a report from CNET, negotiations between Sony and Apple have been delayed over an issue with song-skipping. Currently, Universal Music is the only record company that has completed a deal with Apple.
Speculation is that Apple is preparing to update the core design and key functionality of OS X 10.9, making necessary software enhancements and improvements geared towards “power users.” Amongst those new features are a new version of Safari and improvements on how users multitask on a Mac.
It would appear Apple revealed plans for the Apple Joypad at this year’s Game Developers Conference. The company didn’t offer details, however, and that’s where the rumors and speculation come in. Could the Joypad be nothing more than a Bluetooth controller and an API kit for developers to use? Could it be an update to the Apple TV OS that opens up the iOS game library to users?
News sources around the web are placing their bets that a T-Mobile iPhone will be launching at the company’s “Uncarrier” event in New York City today. An iPhone that could run on T-Mobile’s cellular network has been rumored for many years, but now it’s said the carrier will finally unveil its first iPhone capable of using T-Mobile 4G LTE.
Microsoft has sold only 1 million Surface tablets since its launch in late October, and 400,000 Surface Pro tablets since that product’s launch in February, according to a report from Bloomberg. The rumor, cited by three confidential sources, points to slow sales of the iPad challenger, which MS estimated would sell 2 million units in the December quarter alone.
Apple, of course, still offers “Special Deals” on Certified Refurbished Macs, iPads, and iPods, on the online Apple Store, but they’re also apparently running their own “unofficial” Apple eBay store for Certified Refurbished products. This is great news for cost-conscious Apple hardware fans.
The latest rumor regarding Apple is that the company is hard at work on a watch, which was the name for a chronometer worn on the wrist to tell time. The devices largely vanished with the advent of the cell phone and the DVR. Since virtually no one wears a wristwatch any more, why should we care about an Apple iWatch?
Recently, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that apple is indeed working on a smart wristwatch device—the iWatch—thanks to inside knowledge received via the never-tired journalistic trope of “people familiar with the matter.” Both of these reports claim that deep inside Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, top secret research is going into curved glass displays that will curve around the wrist and act as an extension of your iPhone.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may be moving away from utilizing Intel chips on their Mac product line. According to the report, Apple is investing money into a new project that will allow them to create new, custom processors for desktops and laptops similar to the A-series chip currently found in many iOS devices.
When Apple released iOS 6, many users immediately experienced software bugs and glitches on their iDevices. iOS 6.0 had a handful of problems. But according to a report from Boy Genius Report, Apple will soon launch iOS v6.0.1 which addresses many problems that have plagued iOS 6 since its official release in September.