Business before pleasure? Hardly. Apple has been delivering both for years now, and the way we see it, the company is perfectly positioned to continue that trend. Time and time again, Apple has proven its ability to change our lives with devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, often perfecting existing ideas or filling voids that nobody else realized existed. But given the secretive nature of the crew in Cupertino, Apple fans and analysts alike constantly find themselves wondering: how will they follow it up? What’s the Next Big Thing? We admit that we’re no different, and it’s all too easy to let our imaginations run wild about the type of mouth-watering tech that Apple will unveil next.
Apple's courtroom brawls over patents may be an annoyance for the public at large as much as they are the defendants, but they've had one very interesting side effect: We get to see photos and sketches of what our favorite products could have looked like.
Despite the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it sure feels like a long week already here at MacLife.com. But fear not, because “hump day” has arrived, and with it a heaping helping of tech news you’re sure to want to peruse. So without further ado, let’s follow up on that iPad prototype sold on eBay, a couple of new app updates and more for this Wednesday, April 30, 2012.
It’s amazing what turns up on eBay. Case in point: Over the Memorial Day weekend, a prototype for the first-generation iPad made headlines for having not one but two dock connectors -- but don’t bother bidding, because this sucker is sold.
Despite the protests of Apple executives -- most prominently, the late Steve Jobs -- it appears that a smaller iPad isn’t just the stuff of unicorns and fairy tales. Would you believe that a prototype actually exists somewhere in a Cupertino lab?
It’s getting increasingly hard for Apple to surprise us in the years following the original iPhone in 2007 (OS X Mountain Lion was one notable recent exception.) Case in point: Engadget just got touchy-feely with an iPad 3 prototype and spoiled all the non-fun for the rest of us come Wednesday.
All around Apple’s Cupertino campus there are people working on the Next Big Thing: it could be the iPhone 5 or an iPad 3, a proper Apple TV or a new kind of Mac. It may even be something you could never imagine. And that happens all day, every day. And it’s been going on since Apple was founded.
Hot on the coat tails of yesterday's reveal that Apple's lost yet another iPhone prototype, the two men involved in last year's iPhone 4 prototype scandal have both pled not guilty.
Brian Hogan and Robert Sage Wallower both pleaded not guilty to allegedly nabbing the iPhone 4 prototype in a Redwood City bar last year and then selling it for cash to technology blog Gizmodo. CNET reports that both Hogan and Sage entered their pleas before a judge this morning.
Tell us if you've heard this one before: a guy walks into a bar with a secret iPhone prototype...and you know how the rest goes. Yep, apparently, history has a habit of repeating itself with these things. CNET is reporting that Apple has allegedly lost an iPhone 5 prototype that was left behind at a tequila lounge in San Francisco's Mission District.
Remember that odd MacBook Pro that turned up on eBay earlier this month sporting a MagSafe antenna and SIM slot? It turns out that Apple killed the auction and is now requesting the owner to return it, following an interesting saga involving Craigslist and a local Genius Bar.