Apple issued a press release to remind the world that there are new iPhones arriving this Friday, while the latest flagship iPhone 5s appears to have sold out almost immediately after preorders launch early in China.
Apple may be winding down their calendar year, but Cupertino continues to roll out retail stores across the planet, with new locations opening in Hong Kong and several other international cities this weekend. Sure, your weekend plans are probably less ambitious than that, but why not take a gander at a few other things happening in the tech world before you call it a week?
Blame it on the preorders? iPad mini fans lined up worldwide to get their hand (you know, because it's so small…?) on Apple's latest tablet, but compared to other product launches, lines were smaller this time around.
Sure, Pennsylvania might be one of the larger states in the U.S., but when Apple has eight retail stores to serve a population of 12.7 million but only six such outlets serving more than 1.3 billion in all of China, it's clearly a problem for Cupertino.
It may seem hard to believe for those of us who take it for granted, but there are still many parts of the world where the iTunes Store is not available. Thankfully, there are now 12 less places without it across Asia today.
Developers are starting to update their apps for the new iPad’s Retina Display, which both AT&T and Verizon have now announced will be available in their own retail stores this Friday. Can you feel the excitement? If not, chances are you decided to sit out the new iPad -- or maybe you just don’t get that excited over objects made of glass and metal. In that case, sit back and read up on what else might be happening this Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
As if Apple doesn’t have enough trouble in China with the spotlight being thrown on Foxconn and other manufacturers, a lower Chinese court has now ruled that the company’s iPad should be pulled from shelves over an ongoing trademark dispute with a display company there.
Apple fired up the Software Update engines today to push out a new AirPort Utility update (or two!), and as January winds down we’re looking ahead to the inevitable announcement of a new iPad next month, along with a cascade of companion updates such as iOS 5.1 and most likely, the OS X Lion 10.7.3 which has been simmering with developers for a number of weeks. With that in mind, here’s what the tech world has been talking about on this Monday, January 30, 2012.