Apple looks to be building another retail store in Beijing, which could open its doors in time for the launch of new iPhones and iPads this fall. Construction has begun on a building that bears a strong resemblance to a typical Apple retail outletÂ in Beijing’s China Central Place Shopping Center.
The store was first spotted by theÂ Beijing Business Daily,Â which describes it as a two-story building that occupies around 500 square meters. The [Read More...]
One would think that the self-evident answer to the question posited in this post’s headline would be “No,” followed by a pregnant pause, a licking of the lips and then followed it up with the words “You idiot.”
And, in fact, that probably is the answer. But if Apple’s not working on a robot, then why the heck is Apple hiring one of the country’s foremost robotics experts, John Morrell?
Now, [Read More...]
The City of Shanghai has just confirmed via the Municipal Commission of Commerce that Apple will be opening a research and development center this summer.
According to the Shanghai Municipal Commission, Apple has registered three firms across a trifecta of buildings in Pudong, Shanghai, one of which will be dedictated to procurement management and R&D.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about a Shanghai R&D center. CNET China reported a couple [Read More...]
There’s been a lot of talk about Project Azalea, Apple’s rumored $ 10 billion project with TSMC to build a top-secret chip plant on domestic shores. We’ve heard it might be built in New York. We’ve heard it might be built in Portland. Wherever it’s built, though, it’s believed to be a major blow against Apple’s frenemy Samsung, who currently builds the majority of Apple’s custom ARM chips.
Unfortunately, it turns out [Read More...]
Not all of Apple’s new iMacs are being assembled by Foxconn.
When you open up a new Apple gadget â€” whether it be a new MacBook Pro or an iPhone 5 â€” the packaging will almost always tell you it’s been “designed by Apple in California”Â and “assembled in China.” But Apple’s new iMacs are an exception to that, because some of the all-in-ones are being assembled in the good old United States [Read More...]
Apple TV is just a hobby, but it’s still a pretty great product that beats most of the other low-cost entertainment service set-top boxes on the market. It turns out that Microsoft may want in on the action and is building there own Apple TV type of device to compete with Apple.
Sources at Microsoft have confirmed to The Verge that the Redmond company has plans to introduce a low-cost alternative to [Read More...]
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After Steve Jobs was kicked out of Apple, he went on to create NeXT, which focused on creating technology to aid the education industry. The video above shows Steve talking about the challenges that NeXT faced as he was building it, as well as footage inside NeXT and its employees.
Via: The Loop
See that big building right there? It’s part of Apple’s huge new data center over in North Carolina that powers all the iCloud magic that makes your iOS experience possible. Apple’s data center compound is massive. It comes with a 500,000 square foot data center, a 100-acre solar farm, a 4.8-megawatt fuel cell array, and a few other little buildings sprinkled all over.
The little 21,000 square foot building in the picture [Read More...]
Thomas Pun demos Nowbox at SF New Tech. @cultofmac
Nowbox is a slick iPad app that allows you to wastespend many hours watching YouTube. Nowbox was co-founded by Thomas Pun, who worked at Apple for six years, including stints as technical manager for the team responsible for the H.264 encoder technologies that shipped with QuickTime 7 and on the first video iPod. [Read More...]