Apple's Arizona facilities took the spotlight on Thursday as export documents revealed the company's newly purchased inspection tools are intended for "device displays" -- although no one knows for sure if they are intended for the fabled iWatch, the next iPhone or something else entirely. While you ponder that latest rumor, here are a few slices of other news from yesterday that are a little less tinged in speculation...
The big news of the week certainly had to be Apple's surprise availability of the iPad mini with Retina Display, a pixel-powered refresh of last year's small tablet that most pundits didn't expect to see until later in the month. But Thursday wound up being a fairly busy day where software was concerned, so we've rounded up a handful of the coolest news items and now present them to you in easily digestible form to close out this mid-November week!
Sure, there were new iPads in big and little configuration on display this week, but what really seems to have caught our fancy is Mavericks. That’ll all change of course once we get our hot little hands on these new models, but until we give that a spin for you, here’s what happened on your Mac this week.
If you weren't already excited for Apple's media event in San Francisco today, it's time to get excited: The company has announced it will be streaming the shindig live to the Mac, iOS and Apple TV devices.
Don't want to bother with creating your own Flipboard magazines, but would still like to be able to view the creations of others? No problem, the app has now spread its wings and flown to the web as well.
Now that Apple has made it clear that felines are on their way out with OS X Mavericks, the company showed off big improvements to the speed and performance of the next-generation Safari web browser that comes along with it.
It's almost hard to remember what the web browser landscape was like on the Mac back in 2002, when Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 dominated and Apple hadn't yet launched Safari, a product which owes a lot to Camino.
If you've been eyeballing those "chat heads" from the Android-based Facebook Home with envy, fear not: Facebook has you covered with a new iOS update on Tuesday. (Or rather, they will when the feature actually rolls out to everyone over the next few weeks.) But it was a classic Tuesday for Apple as well, with a host of Mac updates. Before you go download them all, get a quick refresher course with today's recap!