iTunes — the key to the iPod's success, but has since become a bloated mess of an app that's slow and confusing to navigate is getting a major overhaul, according to Bloomberg. The revamp will reportedly add in critical iCloud and sharing features.
Near Field Communication, or NFC, did not make the big splash that Google had hoped to with Google Wallet. Samsung's giving NFC a big push with the Galaxy S III and now insiders say Apple is ready to get on the bandwagon.
Two collectors helped drive the bidding for a rare functioning Apple 1 that finally sold for $374,500. That's double what auction house Sotheby's had given as the high estimate. The winning bid for the Apple 1 and two original operating manuals was placed by telephone; the victorious bidder has not been named.
Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display is a beauty to be behold, if you can afford one, but it's not for everyone. With a weight of 4.46 pounds and a large 15-inch screen, it's not exactly portable. It's believed that Apple will sell a smaller 13-inch Retina MBP later this year.
Apple loves Siri, and is expanding it with more functionality and even adding it to the new iPad with iOS 6. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently spoke up on Siri's intelligence, praising it as the way of the future, but also expressing his discontent with how Apple implemented it
Without a doubt, the MacBook Pro with Retina display and iOS 6 were the high points of WWDC, but Apple also made a few announcements that it didn't deem were worthy of stage time. Here's six things you most likely missed if you were only following Apple's major keynote announcements.
iOS 6 is official. Not that we didn't already know about it. Apple's mobile OS is finally growing into its own shoes and the next software update hits Google where it hurts with the swapping of Google Maps for the company's own 3D mapping software, Facebook integration and new smarter Siri.
Apple almost never disappoints when it announces new Macs and this time around it's no different. At its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple revealed updated Macs across the board, but the show-stopper is the new, shinier, beefier and thinner MacBook Pro. Meet it and the new Macs after the jump.
Steve Jobs may have left the building, but his love of patents remains with Apple. The company recently patented its MacBook Air wedge design, making it nearly impossible for competitors to be just that: competitors, at least in the field of ultra-thin notebooks.
Just as the inevitable presidential candidate gaffes promise to make this summer a paradise for late night comics ("Amercia"? Classic!), the pending triangular smartphone battle between Google, Apple and Samsung is making tech reporters cackle with delight.