Could a new day be dawning at Apple? Judging from a pair of recent reports, the Cupertino company is looking to put on a friendlier face, both in public relations and with former retail partners like Costco.
While most Apple pundits have been focused on what Cupertino might be changing with this year's versions of OS X and iOS, a new report claims the iPhone maker plans to make a full-frontal assault on the home at WWDC 2014.
Not content to simply manufacture overpriced headphones, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are jumping into the subscription-based streaming music pond next week with their own (pardon the expression) spin on the industry.
Perhaps fearing that 2014 will finally be the year an Apple-branded television set arrives, set-top box maker Roku has announced plans to offer a full-fledged HDTV of its own, no streaming box required.
It's no secret that handset maker HTC has been struggling in recent months, despite the critical success of its latest Android-based HTC One smartphone. Now it may have another problem, as a high-profile partnership looks toward the exit sign.
It seems like whenever Google wants to get the word out without a formal press release, they send former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt out to become their microphone -- and this week he's talking about their relationship with Apple.
Remember the Motorola ROKR, Apple and AT&T's first attempt to get iTunes onto a cell phone? The carrier's current mobile boss is comparing the Facebook Home-equipped HTC First to that mishap -- but in a good way.
While we're always guaranteed to hear about the deals Apple managed to nab, it's far more rare to hear about the ones that got away -- such as a potential partnership with Goodreads prior to Amazon snapping the company up.