On Tuesday, the company made one last plea to the community at a public discussion, and Wednesday's recommendation paves the way for a vote by the Cupertino city council on October 15 and a final vote on May 19.
Apple's got a shot at blowing us away with its take on the smartwatch.
At this point, it's really not a matter of if Apple releases its long rumored iWatch, but when. The latest rumor now calls for Apple's eventual device to incorporate a plastic OLED screen that can bend, as well as for models to arrive in three different sizes: 1.3-inch, 1.4-inch, and 1.5-inch. A prototype of the 1.5-inch version has already been made, according to Korean publication Chosun, citing unnamed industry sources.
Only this morning, I was thinking of updating my kitchen and I thought of calling Tim Cook to see if he's got any money lying around.
I'd heard that Apple had quite a lot of cash stored in pristine white vaults around the world. So perhaps he could toss a little the way of a man who couldn't remember when he'd had his last Miele.
With all the talk of share buybacks and shipping some of the cash from overseas back in beautifully designed boxes, I wasn't sure exactly how much Cupertino might be hoarding.… Read more
During his remarks, Obama drew a parallel with Apple's recent release of iOS 7.
"And we're going to be speeding things up in the next few hours to handle all of this demand that exceeds anything that we had expected. Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a … Read more
Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has once again turned to Twitter to take shots at the competition.
This time the target is Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, with Schiller pointing to a report from Ars Technica claiming that the new flagship phablet is inflating benchmarking skills by up to 20 percent in some cases.
Schiller, who's been a semi-regular Twitter user since 2008, said only one word: "shenanigans."
shenanigans http://t.co/30FoQDfNw0— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) October 1, 2013
Carl Icahn's dinner with Tim Cook may end up costing Apple $150 billion.
No, it's not the dishes that were expensive, but rather the share buyback program that Icahn proposed.
After dining with Apple's CEO, the activist investor recounted the evening in a short tweet on Tuesday: "Had a cordial dinner with Tim last night. We pushed hard for a 150 billion buyback. We decided to continue dialogue in about three weeks."
For the first time in its 13-year history, Interbrand has a new leader of its annual study of the most valuable brand names: Apple.
The iPhone maker bumped Coca-Cola, which had led the study since it began in 2000, with a brand value that Interbrand assessed at $98.3 billion. And reflecting the rising importance of technology in global business and consumer consciousness, Google came in at second place with a brand value of $93.3 billion, well ahead of the soft drink maker's $79.2 billion value.
Not everyone fared as well in the tech world. As Samsung … Read more
As we neared the threshold of the gates in front of the walkway to the home of the New York Mets, a message popped up on developer Chad Evans' space-gray iPhone 5S.
"Welcome to Citi Field."
After a few more paces, we encountered the famed Mets Home Run Apple in front of the stadium. Evans moved his iPhone 5S near a sign by the landmark, and a video popped up detailing its history.
Upon entering the stadium, another message popped up, this time greeting Evans as a first-time visitor to Citi Field. The stadium "knows" how … Read more
Apple iWatch theorists will have something to chew on, as the company has reportedly tapped one of Nike's top design directors, Ben Shaffer, to work on wearable products, according to 9to5Mac.
Shaffer was the Studio director of Nike's research and development lab, Innovation Kitchen, which worked on the popular Nike FuelBand, a wristband that helps users keep track of personal fitness habits.
The hire, which remains unconfirmed by Apple, comes amid wide speculation that Apple's working on a wearable, watch-like device. Shaffer's addition to the Apple team is sure add more fuel to that fire.
Apple … Read more
Apple CEO Tim Cook and activist investor Carl Icahn are just days away from their big meetup.
Cook and Icahn will meet Monday to discuss a share buyback program Apple has instituted, All Things Digital reported on Friday, citing people familiar with their plans. The report comes just a day after David Faber of CNBC said that the two men would be meeting on Monday.
Last month, Icahn tweeted that he would be meeting with Cook in September, but didn't specify a date. In that tweet, he mentioned plans to discuss the "magnitude" of Apple's buyback … Read more