It looks as though earlier reports from both AllThingD and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop were right. As announced by Apple itself today, the Cupertino giant will hold its next media event on October 22. The event, which Apple will hold at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will kick off at 10 A.M. Pacific/1 P.M. Eastern.
If you've been wondering how things are progressing for Apple's shiny new "spaceship" campus, the San Jose Mercury News has some new information for you. With the help of a scale model Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's chief financial officer, showed the newspaper, it's possible to get better idea of what the actual 175-acre site will look like.
BlackBerry might seem like a sinking ship following the news that Fairfax Financial is expected to acquire the former smartphone giant for $4.7 billion, but it looks like Apple's already there to supply lifeboats for the team. As the Financial Post reports (via MacRumors), Apple has set up shop near BlackBerry's Ontario offices in order to recruit the best and brightest from the beleaguered company.
Want to see what Jony Ive's design aesthetic looks like when he's not designing new operating systems for our friends over in Cupertino? AppleInsider revealed images of a Leica rangefinder camera he designed with Marc Newson for a Product (RED) charity auction, and it's a beauty.
Originally we heard that Apple would be hosting its next press event on October 15, but that date looks as though it was off just a tad. As reported by AllThingsD this afternoon, Apple's next event will fall on October 22, and the focus will center squarely on the upcoming fifth generation iPad and the new iPad mini, although some attention will be given to the Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks as well.
Lately it seems as though Samsung copies so liberally from Apple's design direction that it's hardly worth commenting on when it appears. (To be fair, the gold Galaxy was just too good to pass up.) But today the tech sphere is abuzz with the realization that Samsung's "brilliant" ad for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is almost a carbon copy of Apple's "Hello" spot for the 2007 Oscars.
We here at Mac|Life know that Apple products are appealing because partly they hold up well and are intuitive to use, but much of the world knows them for just how darn good they look. To that end, as MacRumors reports, Jonathan Zufi has self-published a 326-page book celebrating Apple's design entitled Iconic: a Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation.
Following its notable acquisitions dealing with improving its much-maligned Maps app, Apple now has acquired Cue, an app that collects information from your e-mail, contacts, and calendars into one convenient package. AppleInsider broke a rumor of the acquisition earlier today, which was followed by independent confirmations from both Cnet and TechCrunch.
In a move that may have made the folks over at Apple wince a little, today President Obama took the opportunity to deflect criticism of the allegedly slow and buggy HealthCare.gov site to compare the site's launch to Apple's recent launch of iOS 7. As we've covered on a least two occasions, iOS 7's public release hasn't been without its share of bugs, but the Cupertino giant was quick to remedy at least one with a patch that landed within the first week of launch.
In an earlier article we reported that customers in China seem particularly attracted to the gold iPhone, but that attraction may go much deeper than we originally thought. As reported by the Wall Street Journal (via 9to5 Mac), denizens of the world's most populated country are now taking to applying cheap $2 stickers to silver iPhone 5s models (or even to the iPhone 5) in order to capture the look of the elusive device. How's that for dedication?