Holding out for a new MacBook Air? DigiTimes reported Monday that Apple may be planning to introduce a new 12-inch model sometime in the third quarter of this year, presumably an attempt to distinguish between the 11-inch model which isn't much bigger than an iPad and the 13-inch ultrathin notebook. But bad news for 12-inch iPad holdouts: That device has apparently been delayed. Read on for other news items you may have missed yesterday!
Could we see the fabled "iWatch" alongside iOS 8 and a new iPhone 6 this August? A new report out of Taiwan says yes, and given the increasing competition in the wearables market, Apple may not want to wait much longer. Of course, they came out of nowhere with the original iPhone after consumers had to suffer with years of lame smartphones, so maybe we've still got a wait ahead of us — but you won't have to wait to get all the latest news right here!
Apple held the lottery for this year's Worldwide Developer Conference in an effort to prevent developers from scooping up all the tickets within seconds of being made available. Judging from our Twitter feed, a number of longtime Mac and iOS developers wound up empty-handed this year, so congrats to those who managed to get in and here's to a new Apple keynote on June 2!
To the surprise of no one, Amazon's announcement last week that the e-tailer may increase the price of its Prime service by as much as $40 per year wasn't very popular -- but how many subscribers would actually dump Prime?
Remember webOS, the mobile operating system that powered the Palm Pre? It's making a triumphant comeback this year, but instead of smartphones and tablets, new owner LG is using it to power their latest HDTV sets.
That e-tailer Amazon is working diligently on its own smartphone is hardly a secret -- it's been rumored for quite some time. But could the company partner with HTC and make the handset exclusive to subscribers of its Prime service?
We're not afraid to say we're big fans of Amazon Instant Video, but at the same time, we confess to some secret shame over the fact that the service isn't available on the Apple TV. Well, now it is -- sort of.
Like many brand-new Apple products, owners of the latest MacBook Air models are finding the notebook's 802.11ac Wi-Fi a bit finicky, with reports of dropped connections last week and now a software bug in OS X that appears to be causing slower file transfers. But take heart: Cupertino usually gets all of these issues fixed sooner rather than later...