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Apple Reportedly Working with Australian Firm Microlatch on Fingerprint Recognition

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Even as AuthenTec's board of directors appears to moving toward approval of Apple's $356 million acquisition of the fingerprint sensor chip company, a new report suggests that Apple is also drawing on other expertise to assist with its mobile payments effort. According to The Australian (subscription required), Apple has signed...
Apple Reportedly Working with Australian Firm Microlatch on Fingerprint Recognition

Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has started mass production of the iPad mini. Apple Inc.'s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive...
Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini

Apple Marks One-Year Anniversary of Steve Jobs' Death

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On the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, Apple has posted a new remembrance on its website. Visitors to apple.com are presented with a nearly two-minute photo slideshow of Jobs paired with some of his famous audio clips. Once the slideshow is completed, the website transitions to a simple letter...
Apple Marks One-Year Anniversary of Steve Jobs' Death

New iPad Shows Up in App Analytics Running A6-Based Chip

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MacRumors has received word from a developer who has seen evidence of a previously unknown "iPad3,6" device showing up in his app analytics. Most interestingly, the device's processor targets the new ARMv7s architecture that supports the custom A6 system-on-a-chip found in the iPhone 5. This new iPad thus appears to...
New iPad Shows Up in App Analytics Running A6-Based Chip

Apple Gives Additional Year of Increased iCloud Storage to Former MobileMe Members

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Last year, when MobileMe transitioned from a pay-service to the the free iCloud, Apple gave an additional 25GB of storage to former MobileMe subscribers as a thank you. The bonus storage was supposed to be downgraded at the end of September, but in an email today, Apple said it extended...
Apple Gives Additional Year of Increased iCloud Storage to Former MobileMe Members

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update with Japanese Character, Safari and Other Bug Fixes

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Apple today released OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1.0, a minor software update bringing a handful of fixes to the latest version of OS X Mountain Lion.The OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes the following fixes: - Resolves...
Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update with Japanese Character, Safari and Other Bug Fixes

Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Begins Shipping

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Apple has just begun notifying the first wave of customers who ordered the company's new Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that their orders are now shipping. MacRumors has received word from several readers located in Australia that their orders are now in transit, with one reader's shipping notification indicating that his...
Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Begins Shipping

Tim Cook Faced an 'Insurrection' Following Announcement of Bob Mansfield's Retirement

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Earlier this year, Apple announced that hardware chief Bob Mansfield would be retiring, staying on for several months as iPad hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio transitioned into the broader role overseeing the company's entire hardware effort. But just two months later, Apple announced that Mansfield would be staying on, retaining...
Tim Cook Faced an 'Insurrection' Following Announcement of Bob Mansfield's Retirement

Apple Keeping Tight Control Over Lightning Connector, Requiring Approval of Third-Party Factories

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iLounge reports that Apple is continuing to keep strict control over its new Lightning connector found on the iPhone 5, moving to tighten its Made For iPad/iPhone/iPod (MFi) program policies for accessory manufacturers relative to the previous 30-pin dock connector design. According to the report, Apple is demanding that all...
Apple Keeping Tight Control Over Lightning Connector, Requiring Approval of Third-Party Factories

Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

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At last month's media event, Apple introduced the fifth-generation iPod touch, a revamped version of the device offering the same 4-inch display found in the iPhone 5 and a number of different color options. While Apple immediately began taking pre-orders for the device, availability was set for a rather vague...
Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

Google Adds Street View to Web-Based Google Maps for Mobile Devices

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As noted by iPhoneinCanada.ca, Google today added its Street View functionality to the web-based version of its Google Maps product available to iOS and other mobile device users. With Apple's transition to its own Maps app in iOS 6, users still wishing to use Google Maps have been able to...
Google Adds Street View to Web-Based Google Maps for Mobile Devices

Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

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Starbucks has added Passbook support to its iPhone app [App Store], as perhaps the highest profile app to embrace the feature. Starbucks customers can use its app to store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks without needing cash or credit...
Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

Component Suppliers Say Apple Has Ordered Parts for 10 Million 'iPad Minis' in 4Q 2012

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While some sources have indicated that production challenges with components for Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini" will limit launch supplies of the device, The Wall Street Journal now reports that many component suppliers are moving ahead to meet Apple's plans to build more than 10 million units of the device during...
Component Suppliers Say Apple Has Ordered Parts for 10 Million 'iPad Minis' in 4Q 2012

Steve Jobs Envisioned the iPad in 1983

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Visionary is one of the most frequently used words to describe Steve Jobs. Nearly a year after he passed away, historians are still digging up treasures from his life that confirm that assessment. The Next Web writes of a speech Jobs gave in 1983 at the Center for Design innovation....
Steve Jobs Envisioned the iPad in 1983

Apple's 3D Maps and Imagery Seeing Incremental Improvements

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Following last week's open letter from Tim Cook in which he promised that Apple "will keep working non-stop" until the iOS 6 Maps app meets customers' standards for quality, Apple has indeed been making improvements to the service. While there is certainly a ways to go, it is clear that...
Apple's 3D Maps and Imagery Seeing Incremental Improvements

Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort, Desire to Replace Google as iOS Search Engine

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Bloomberg Businessweek's profile of Apple one year after the death of Steve Jobs includes an interesting glimpse of Steve Jobs' role in Apple's mapping effort, a project that has been a number of years in the making but which only now has made its way into the public's hands. Unsurprisingly,...
Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort, Desire to Replace Google as iOS Search Engine
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