Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary since Apple debuted iTunes for Windows -- but if you thought the move was controversial from a user's perspective, check out this tale from inside the walls of Cupertino.
This week's hottest news story — duh — was the iPhone 5s and 5c, so our weekly wrap up of the hottest news is pretty much all iPhone all the way. So if you just got out of jail or you are waking from a coma or somehow or other you weren't near anything that broadcast what we call "news," then this one is for you. And if you like reliving Apple's latest and greatest unveiling, this one is also for you.
Do you use a passcode on your iPhone? Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller thinks you should, and even has a new feature on the iPhone 5S that will let you make iTunes purchases with the touch of a finger.
While most of us have turned our attention away from WWDC 2013 in the wake of Monday's keynote, developers will still be busy at Moscone West this mid-week hump day at Apple's annual conference. The rest of us will have to keep busy working our own jobs until we can see the fruits of their labor in the months ahead, which gives us time to catch up on other news making the rounds...
CES is always a big show every year, even if it doesn't always produce much in the way of Apple or iOS news, but there was more than enough going on with Apple and its competitors. Amazon did a little something new with downloadable music, Russia made a giant iPhone model, and there was some confusion about cheap iPhones. Plenty more where this came from.
If you were holding out hope that Apple will one day produce a less expensive iPhone, don't let the Reuters story about Phil Schiller dismissing the idea ruin your day -- the news agency has since withdrawn the story.
Just yesterday, word circulated of Apple's potential plan to sell a lower-cost iPhone, in order to compete with the likes of Android and Samsung smartphones. While the rumor seemed grounded in some truth, Apple senior vice-president of marketing Phil Schiller refuted the idea in a recent interview.
Looks like Microsoft has today all to itself -- after launching Windows 8 in New York City last week just ahead of Hurricane Sandy, the company now heads to San Francisco for its big Windows Phone 8 launch, which Google had hoped to steal some thunder from with an Android event scheduled for the same day. Unfortunately, even the mighty search giant couldn't predict what Mother Nature will do, so we'll have to get a dose of updated Android hardware after things calm down in NYC.