As we draw ever closer to the release of Apple Watch, news continues to swirl around the long-awaited device, including reports on its associated operating system and how it will impact the Apple Store experience. In addition, the Steve Jobs movie has a release date, new details have emerged on the hotly anticipated Photos app, and Apple apparently has something in store involving automobiles. All that and more in this week's hottest Apple news!
Four former Apple Store employees are currently being indicted for fraudulently obtaining Apple gift cards worth $700,000 collectively, and the scary thing is that the Manhattan district attorney claims this kind of thing happens all the time. In other news, Apple wants you to update your Flash Player again.
Tim Cook and friends are no doubt celebrating over the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel, which states that iPhones have taken a greater share of the U.S. smartphone market than Android phones for the first time since 2012. Elsewhere, there's a strange car leased to Apple that's prowling the streets in and around San Francisco, and Universal Pictures finally announces a release day for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.
The official release of Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is still many months away, but new photos allow us to see how well Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen fill their new roles. In addition, Apple's making some key changes to its retail stores in order to accommodate the Apple Watch, and it looks like Apple's planning on living up to its promises regarding its old sapphire crystal facility in Arizona.
The loudest Apple news this week was arguably the record-shattering profits annouced in the company's latest financial report, but amidst all the clinking cash, the release month for the Apple Watch was announced, loads of freebies hit iTunes, a new iOS update was released, and the Steve Jobs movie took a big leap forward.
Steve Jobs probably wouldn't have liked it, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple plans to release its 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a optional stylus. In other news, production has at last started on Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, judging from the film crews outside Jobs' boyhood home, and Apple paid homage to Martin Luther King, Jr. on its homepage today.
Just eight short years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone and changed the world. Whether you've seen the famous on-stage reveal a hundred times or not at all, watch the video now and relive arguably the biggest moment in Apple history.
Rub the sleep out of your eyes — the Christmas break is fast approaching, but the tech news never stops! Our Monday Morning Report has the details on a new 12-inch MacBook Air said to finally be entering production as early as next month, Apple Pay arriving at Walt Disney World this week, and the latest Hollywood starlet vying for a role in the Steve Jobs biopic. You can't read about it if you don't click forward!
If you were hoping you'd get to see Steve Jobs' video testimony that was such a key part of the recent iPod antitrust trial, District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wants you to cast those hopes aside. Members of the media had been insisting on getting access to the tape despite significant opposition from Apple (and the plaintiffs, for that matter), but the judge ruled that Jobs' testimony will be treated as any other live testimony.
And so today Apple's long iPod antitrust suit is at an end. Today a jury found the Cupertino company not guilty of violating antitrust laws when it implemented digital rights management software (FairPlay) in the last decade to stop users from downloading music from rival stores on their iPods. Indeed, according to the jury, the move represented a genuine product improvement for consumers.