Apple today announced its eighth annual iTunes Festival that will be held in London. The festival will take place at the Legendary Roundhouse and will run for 30 days. Annual iTunes festival will feature over 60 acts throughout the month of September. Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde and many other big artists will perform at the festival on various days. Read More
Next weekend Apple will open its new retail store in China, making it the eleventh Apple Store in the country. The new store is located in the Paradise Walk Mall in the Jiangbei District of Chongqing. Last week, Apple had put up a large colourful banner on the front of the store to inform passersby about the launch. The design of the store is similar to the format Apple has been following, i.e. glass entryway. The front is fully made of glass, and the sides of the store seem to be built of black blocks. Read More
A close friend of Jay Carney, former White House Press Secretary has revealed Apple is in talks with Carney for the position of PR. Last week there was Re/Code report that hinted Jay Carney being considered to fill the position Katie Cotton vacated recently. Later, The Loop confirmed that the rumour was fake as “Tim Cook has never even met Jay Carney.” Read More
About a week ago YouTube user Marques Brownlee posted a video in which he performed tough scratch tests on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen. His tests did not harm the screen of the phone which he said confirmed the use of rumoured sapphire crystal to make the glass strong. Brownlee has released another video in which he puts the screen though more rigorous scratch tests using two different types of sandpaper.
According to a report by Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune, most analysts “expect to see steady iPhone growth” and “slightly more expecting iPad sales to be lower this quarter than they were the same quarter last year.” It’s almost nine months since iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini have been launched and the new models are expected to be launched in September. Read More
According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple might push back the release of its rumoured 12-inch MacBook to late 2014 or early 2015. Initial rumours had suggested the launch towards fall 2014. The most probable reason for the hold up is the short supply of Intel’s 14-nanometer Broadwell chips which will be used in the MacBook. According to another rumour, U-series Broadwell chips may not ship until February 2015, hence delaying it even further. There have been numerous instances in the past when Intel’s chips have caused delay in the release of MacBooks. Read More
There are few simulation games on the App Store that actually give you the feel of the way things work in the real world with complete freedom. Some lack in graphics and some in gameplay, but Tank Titans, developed by Reece Campbell, provides you the opportunity to get into your own personal military tank and defeat your enemy. Filled with a vast number of customization and a realistic tank gameplay, Tank Titans gets close to providing the same experience you get from a video game console. Read More
After spending 17 years with Apple, Bill Campbell has stepped down from the board of directors. Campbell will be replaced by BlackRock co-founder Sue Wagner. In an exclusive interview with Fortune, the one-time Apple executive Bill Campbell shared the interesting insights of the years he spent at Apple. He was recruited as the head of marketing in 1983 by John Sculley. Read More