December 24, 2013 |
Two technologies acquired by Apple earlier in 2013 were revealed this week: BroadMap and Catch. Apple's acquisitions were reported by 9to5Mac and later confirmed by Apple to AllThingsD . BroadMap specialized in mapping data; Catch was a cloud-based note-taking app. In the case of BroadMap, Apple acquired the company's team and technology but not the actual company or its name. The BroadMap deal likely occurred in the first half of 2013, and Apple may be using the firm's technology to improve Apple Maps, according to 9to5Mac.
November 22, 2013 |
Apple has begun selling unlocked iPhone 5s smartphones that have no SIM card. The device may appeal to users who frequently travel abroad or simply don't like being tied to carrier contracts. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant updated its online store to add the unlocked, no SIM card option this week. Apple is selling 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions for $649, $749 and $849, respectively. The new version of the iPhone 5s is compatible with GSM networks, which include T-Mobile and AT&T.
October 18, 2013 |
Apple and the city of Cupertino, Calif., took a moment to catch their breath this week after a 2.5-year process culminated in the unanimous approval of the company's new headquarters. But they're only pausing for a moment. Because now comes the really hard part: Building Apple Campus 2. WATCH: 5 videos to introduce new Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts "We can't wait to get our people closer together," said Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer this week at a press conference.
October 16, 2013 |
Almost 2½ years after Steve Jobs first revealed his "spaceship" campus, the Cupertino, Calif., City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to give the company permission to build a new headquarters that is destined to become one of Silicon Valley's most iconic structures. "Steve transformed Apple into one of the most innovative companies in the world and we understand the responsibilities that come from carrying his legacy forward with this project," Dan Whisenhunt, Apple's head of real estate and facilities, told the council, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
September 27, 2013 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Welcome to Appletown, USA. Apple's phenomenal success and expansion into buildings across this city over the last decade have already made it hard to know where Cupertino ends and the company begins. But just wait. By the time Apple plops a campus the size of the Pentagon into this city of 60,000 people, Cupertino, Calif., will be more economically dependent on one company than any other Silicon Valley town. Two years after the project was announced, as the details have come into sharper focus, it's almost impossible to overestimate the effect Apple Campus 2 will have on Cupertino.
September 23, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Has Apple Inc. regained its cool factor? The company announced in a news release Monday that it sold 9 million new iPhones over the weekend. That number blew past its previous records, trounced nearly all expectations on Wall Street and sent its stock soaring. Apple also confirmed that users were downloading iOS 7, the newer version of its mobile operating system released last week, at a record clip. For legions of Apple loyalists, the extraordinary results provided more evidence that the Cupertino, Calif., company's grip on consumers' imaginations and wallets remained as firm as ever.