As it has for the last several years, Apple published the results of its annual supplier responsibility for 2013 this week, which puts a specific spotlight on the tantalum used in the manufacturing process.
We've seen evidence in the past that Apple is increasingly concerned about its good name in the eyes of human rights activists and environmentalists, and today we learned that it recently made a huge step in order to ensure that it lives up to its commitments. As AppleInsider reports, Apple has assembled a group of academics to present research that details how to improve standards throughout its supply chain.
Apple is taking an increasing amount of heat for falling behind the competition where its iPhone is concerned, but a new report claims Cupertino may step up its game with not one but two new models this year.
The persistent rumors of a cheaper iPhone refuse to die, threatening to eclipse even those of Apple's so-called "iPhone 5S" expected in mid-year. But the company may have to make some compromises to get there.
The new iMacs will finally go on sale this Friday, but a new report from the supply chain indicates you'll want to act quickly if you want one -- they'll be in short supply for the remainder of the year and into early 2013.
Between labor unrest and the media spotlight on poor working conditions at its plants, Apple manufacturer Foxconn can't seem to get a break -- but it seems the biggest challenge is just making the iPhone at all.