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New report details GTAT's operational ineptness and technical problems with sapphire production

In the wake of GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing, the company has been more than outspoken about the headaches it endured as a result of its its failed partnership with Apple. From calling its contract with Apple "oppressive and...

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Rumor Roundup: Return of the analysts

Just when I was starting to think all the analysts had gone into hibernation for the year, a few have crawled out of the woodwork to make their typically barmy, nonsensical predictions. RBC raises Apple price target to $120, predicts Apple Watch...

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Apple planning to repurpose GTAT plant in Mesa, Arizona

Apple and GTAT's sapphire partnership came to abrupt and somewhat dramatic halt when GTAT filed for bankruptcy shortly after the iPhone 6 unveiling. As a direct result, upwards of 700 employees who worked at GTAT's Mesa, Arizona plant lost their...

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Apple email touts Black Friday gift ideas

Black Friday, the retailer's dream date, is coming up on November 28, 2014, and Apple is tempting the wallets of shoppers with an email full of holiday gift ideas. Playing on the theme that "From one gift come many", Apple shows how its products...

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Individuals behind Wirelurker malware arrested; Maiyadi App Store shut down

Three individuals behind the recently discovered Wirelurker malware were arrested last week by Chinese authorities, according to a report from Security Week. Additionally, the website the defendants used to disseminate the malware has been taken...

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Apple gets ready for the holiday shopping season with new gift cards and uniforms

With the holiday buying season just around the corner, Apple is making a few minor changes to its retail stores to get ready. According to Kelly Hodgkins of MacRumors (and TUAW) the company will be introducing new holiday-colored shirts for...

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Want a Mac under the Christmas tree this year? Better order now

Online shoppers placing orders for the new Retina iMac on Apple's digital store are seeing notifications of "unexpected delays" as we make our way closer to the biggest gift-giving day of the year. MacNN is reporting that delays of up to two weeks...

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Jony Ive talks about the link between design and engineering, the need for failure, and more

While Jony Ive used to be Apple's quiet man behind the scenes, occasionally popping up in Apple-produced videos shown at Apple media events, it's now hard to keep tabs on Ive's numerous appearances and speaking engagements. One second he's...

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Rumor Roundup: Everybody pageview, er, I mean panic

Predictably, the later we get into the year, the fewer rumors there are to round up. It almost makes me long for the halcyon days of stupid mockups, moronic drivel from analysts, and thrice-daily tripe from Digitimes. Almost. Now that I think...

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Slices of Apple episode 11: Making it great

Slices of Apple is a documentary series exploring the success of Apple as a company. It seeks to educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and laypeople about how Apple keeps delivering consistently great products In this episode of Slices of...

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Alabama lawmaker naming new anti-discrimination bill for Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook has been making waves with his recent increased focus on civil rights issues, specifically with regards to the LGBTQ community. In October, the CEO spoke out about his home state of Alabama's slow progress with regards to LGBTQ rights....

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Rumor Roundup: Honestly

Pegatron Reportedly Boosting iPhone 6 Production, Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Meet Strong Demand (MacRumors) Source: Japanese website Chance it's true: 30 percent Reports like this are rather difficult to take seriously since they're never actually...

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Apple reportedly eying new flagship store location at LA's Broadway Trade Center

ifoAppleStore, which traditionally has a pretty solid track record when it comes to monitoring Apple's retail initiatives, reports that Apple might have its eye on a gargantuan new retail space for a flagship store in the Los Angeles area. The...

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Is Apple about to offer higher quality music downloads through iTunes?

For quite some time, a portion of Apple's customers have wanted higher quality audio files from the iTunes Store. Apple uses AAC coding for the iTunes Store, which is lossy, but a shade better than standard MP3 files. Competitors are now pushing...

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Best Buy Black Friday deals: $100 off iPad Air 2, $150 off MacBook Air and much more

It's still early November, but with Thanksgiving about 2+ weeks away, the Black Friday deals have already started rolling in. Per usual, Best Buy will have some solid deals that may very well warrant trekking over to the store once you're...

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Full video of Tim Cook's recent 34 minute WSJD Live interview posted online

Nearly two weeks ago, Tim Cook sat down for a wide ranging interview at the WSJD Live conference with WSJ managing editor Gerry Baker. There, Cook divulged a number of interesting tidbits, including the reason behind the demise of the iPod...

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